I finished today's playlist--er, slaylist--just in tomb. I mean, just in time. Actually, I've had it on hand for a while, but I just wanted an excuse to write, "in tomb."
I'd say a bunch of clever things about the tracks you're about to hear, but I'm nearly asleep at the keyboard.... So, without further aboo--I mean, adieu--I mean, ado--here are twelve Halloween gems for a fearful earful. Why didn't I make it thirteen, you ask? I guess because I'm superstitious. I know there's nothing to this thirteen business, and I realize that thirteen is, in fact, Halloween-correct, and I know that it's a culture-specific superstition, but yet....
"But yet" is the part that gets even the most rational among us.
No, no. I'm not superstitious. I'll say it loud and strong, for anyone to hear. Especially the spirits.
To the fearful earful, all ripped from vinyl (and shellac) in my collection. And you know that any slaylist which includes Bob Hope has to be one for the kooks. I mean, for the books: Halloween 2012, Part 1.
SPOOKS PLAYED A TUNE ON A TOMBSTONE--Johnny Arcesi w. Nelson Riddle, 1953.
IN THE HALL OF THE CHA-CHA KING--Belmonte and His Afro-American Music, 1955.
THE LITTLE MAGICIAN--Carole Bennett w. Neal Hefti, 1956.
THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD--Nelson Riddle and His Orch., 1958.
WEIRD NEW WORLD/FLYING SAUCERS--Bob Hope, Narr., with Robert Russell Bennett O., 1960.
AH-HA!--Southampton Society Orch., c. Nathan Glantz, 1925.
SUPERMARKET OF LOVE--Ichabod and the Cranes, 1964.
COMPULSION--Ralph Marterie and His Marlboro Men, 1960.
HOW DO WE LOOK TO THE MONKEYS (CHA-CHA-CHA)--Barry Gordon w. Art Mooney, 1956.
THE SPHINX WON'T TELL--The Four Esquires w. Archie Bleyer Orch., 1955.
WITH HER HEAD TUCKED UNDERNEATH HER ARM--The Kingston Trio, 1960.
SAW MY BABY ON TV--Art Mooney & the Cloverleafs w. Mort Shuman, 1958.