HALLOWEEN NOVELTY SONGS: Music To Die For! Volume 6

Welcome to yet another edition in our very popular series, Music To Die For! Each entry covers an assortment of audio cd’s specializing in music to help get you in the mood for the Halloween season. This is actually the sixth entry and features 8 new cd’s (and a surprise bonus track available for download) that I came across that I recommend for all Halloween music libraries! I initially started this series in September of 2011 (see original post HERE) and it is nice to see that five years later there is still enough material out there for new editions! As of this writing all of these discs are available for purchase on Amazon!

THE BEST OF HORROR

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This first entry is definitely a great starter collection with 75 songs on three cd’s. There is enough music here, all by original artists, to keep a Halloween party rocking well into the midnight hour! Most of these songs can be found on other releases but this collection, by IMS Distribution, is perfect if you are just getting into Halloween-themed songs.

Disc: 1

  1. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  2. Zombie Jamboree – Harry Belafonte
  3. Rockin’ in the Graveyard – Jackie Morningstar
  4. ‘Til the Following Night – Screaming Lord Sutch
  5. Gravy (With Some Cyanide) – John Zacherle
  6. At the House of Frankenstein – Big Bee Kornegay
  7. She’s My Witch – Kip Tyler
  8. Mad House Jump – the Daylighters
  9. Frankenstein Rock – Eddie Thomas
  10. Nightmare – Scottie Stuart
  11. The Head Hunters – Mike Fern
  12. The Voo Doo Walk (Feat. Cindy & Misty) – Sonny Richard’s Panics
  13. Drac’s Back – Billy Demarco
  14. Night of the Vampire – the Moontrekkers
  15. You Can Get Him Frankenstein – the Castle Kings
  16. Popeye (The Gravedigger) – John Zacherle
  17. I Was a Teenage Monster – the Keytones
  18. Jekyll and Hyde – Jim Burgett
  19. Frankenstein’s Party – the Swinging Phillies
  20. Graveyard Shift – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  21. Frankie Frankenstein – Ivan
  22. The Rockin’ Ghost – Archie Bleyer
  23. The Purple Monster – Dean Hightower
  24. Graveyard Rock – Tarantula Ghoul & Her Gravediggers
  25. Igor’s Party – Tony’s Monstrosities

Disc: 2

  1. Dinner with Drac, Pt. 1 – John Zacherle
  2. The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
  3. Monster’s Holiday – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  4. Don’t Meet Mr. Frankenstein – Carlos Casal JR
  5. Sunglasses After Dark – Dwight Pullen
  6. Nightmare Hop – Earl Patterson
  7. Midnight Monsters Hop – Jack and Jim
  8. Bo Meets the Monster – Bo Diddley
  9. Werewolf – the Frantics
  10. The Mummy – Bob McFadden
  11. Frenzy – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  12. Coolest Little Monster – John Zacherle
  13. The Mummy’s Bracelet – Lee Ross
  14. Wolf Call – Lord Dent & His Invaders
  15. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – the Monotones
  16. Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein or Dracula – the Diamonds
  17. Zippy, Hippy, Dippy – Coye Wilcox
  18. The Fang – Nervous Norvous
  19. He’s a Vampire – Archie King
  20. The Creature (From Outer Space) – the Jayhawks
  21. The Cat – Rod Willis
  22. Leopard Man – Joe Wallace
  23. Monster Party – Bill Doggett
  24. Rabian the Fiendage Idol – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  25. Teenage Creature – Lord Luther

Disc: 3

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Me & My Mummy – Bobby “Boris” Pickett
  3. Jungle Hop – Kip Tyler
  4. Frankenstein’s Den – Hollywood Flames
  5. Graveyard – Leroy Bowman
  6. Walkin’ Through a Cemetery – Claudine Clark
  7. Creature from Outer Space – Sonny Day
  8. The Shadow Knows – the Coasters
  9. Screamin’ Ball (At Dracula Hall) – the Duponts
  10. The Blob – Five Blobs
  11. The Little Martian – Jan Amber
  12. Graveyard Cha Cha – the Three D’s
  13. The Bat – John Zacherle
  14. Ghost Satellite – Bob & Jerry
  15. Music to Be Murdered By – Alfred Hitchcock Orchestra
  16. Monster Mash Party – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
  17. Rocket to the Moon – Astro-Notes
  18. Zombie – los Sleepers
  19. Beware – Bill Buchanan
  20. Voodoo Woman – Smiley Smith
  21. Let’s Twist Again (Mummy Time Is Here) – John Zacherle
  22. Amazon – Phil Carter
  23. The Monster – Bobby Please & the Pleasers
  24. The Gila Monster – Joe Johnson
  25. The Purple People Eater Meets the Witchdoctor – Big Bopper

BLUES, BLUES, HOODOO, HALLOWEEN

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This interesting collection, put out by Document Records, is unlike any other I have ever seen. It is definitely much more blues and jazz than other collections and this is where it shines. Halloween music of this style has an atmosphere all of its own making this collection a welcome change to what is normally available!

  1. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. I Been Dealing With The Devil – Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson
  3. Witchin’ Hour Blues – Tampa Red
  4. Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters
  5. Voodoo Vodoo – LaVern Baker
  6. Hoodoo Lady – Memphis Minnie
  7. Magic Spell Blues – Charlie Burse
  8. Devil Dance Blues – Sippie Wallace
  9. Casting My Spell On You – The Johnny Otis Show
  10. My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone – Hop Wilson
  11. Mr. Ghost Goes To Town – The 5 Jones Boys
  12. Jinx Blues – Casey Bill Weldon
  13. Ghost Creepin Blues – St. Louis Bessie
  14. Skeleton In The Closet – Louis Armstrong with Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
  15. Blue Ghost Blues – Lonnie Johnson
  16. Haunted House – Johnny Fuller
  17. I Am The Devil – Mississippi Sheiks
  18. Secret Mojo Blues – Brownie McGhee
  19. Call Of The Freaks – King Oliver And His Orchestra
  20. It’s Your Voodoo Working – Charles Sheffield

GREATEST EVER! HALLOWEEN

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Here is another 3 disc set of songs all by the original artists. It is an interesting mix of not only fun Halloween-themed songs but also there is a nice assortment of horror movie themes as well, which are not original recordings. This collection thankfully offers enough new stuff not found elsewhere to make it worth picking up!

Disc 1

  1. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  2. She’s Strange – Cameo
  3. Super Freak – Rick James
  4. Monster – The Automatics
  5. The Potion – Ludacris
  6. Killer – Adamski
  7. Monster – Professor Green
  8. Satan – Orbital
  9. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
  10. Grey Day – Madness
  11. Ghost Town – The Specials
  12. Supernatural Thing – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  13. Devil – Stereophonics
  14. Ghostdancing – Simple Minds
  15. Pet Semetary – The Ramones
  16. Psycho Killer (live) – Talking Heads
  17. Love Potion No. 9 – Tygers of Pan Tang
  18. All Hallows Evil – Fearless Vampire Killers

Disc 2

  1. People Are Strange – Echo & The Bunnymen
  2. Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
  3. Killer On The Loose – Thin Lizzy
  4. Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro
  5. The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Cast
  6. The Witch – The Rattles
  7. There’s A Ghost In My House – R. Dean Taylor
  8. Wild Thing – The Troggs
  9. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
  10. Voodoo, Voodoo – LaVern Baker
  11. The Shadow Knows – The Coasters
  12. Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor – The Big Bopper
  13. Screamin’ Ball (At Dracula Hall) – The Duponts
  14. Bo Meets The Monster – Bo Diddley
  15. Witch Doctor – The Chipmunks/David Seville
  16. Race With The Devil – Gene Vincent
  17. Satan Wears A Satin Gown – Frankie Laine/Carl Fisher & His Orchestra
  18. The Headless Horseman – Bing Crosby/The Rhythmaires

Disc 3

  1. The Exorcist – Mike Oldfield
  2. Halloween (main theme) – Gareth Williams
  3. The Thing – Gareth Williams
  4. The Shining (main title) – Mark Ayres
  5. In The House, In A Heartbeat (from 28 DAYS LATER) – London Music Works
  6. The Fog – Gareth Williams
  7. A Nightmare On Elm Street – Mark Ayres
  8. Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The Storm – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  9. The Omen: Ave Satani – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. The Phantom Of The Opera (Toccata & Fugue in D Minor) – Daniel Chorzempa
  11. Excaliber: O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana) – Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  12. Poltergeist (main theme) – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. Psycho (main theme/Murder) – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  14. Sleepy Hollow (End Titles) – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  15. Village Of The Damned: March Of The Children – Gareth WIlliams
  16. The Twilight Zone – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. Hedwig’s Theme (from HARRY POTTER) – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  18. The Addams Family – City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  19. The Munsters – The David Caine Orchestra
  20. Tales Of The Unexpected – Phil Knights

HALLOWEEN PARTY MONSTER MIX

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This compilation, on the Somerset label, came out in 2013 and is a great collection to have, not only because of the great selection of songs by the original artists but also for the collection of scary sound effects at the end. There’s really nothing new here but if you are a completest, it is a great addition to every Halloween collection!

  1. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers
  2. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.
  3. I’m Your Boogie Man – K.C. & The Sunshine Band
  4. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  5. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  6. The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Cast
  7. Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
  8. Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
  9. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  10. Witch Doctor – David Seville
  11. Love Potion No. 9 – The Searchers
  12. The Devil Went Down To Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
  13. House On Haunted Hill (sound effects)
  14. The Dungeon (sound effects)
  15. Ghostly Graveyard (sound effects)
  16. Petrifying Forest (sound effects)
  17. Monsters & Mayhem (sound effects)

THE LITTLE BOX OF HALLOWEEN

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This two-disc set from from 2015 is on the Enlightenment label and features a great selection of tracks, many available for the first time on a Halloween compilation. For this reason I do highly recommend this collection!

 Disc: 1

  1. Zombie – The Harlem Wildcats
  2. Abercrombie Had A Zombie – Fats Waller
  3. Zombie Lou – The Johnson Brothers
  4. Casting A Spell – The Johnson Brothers
  5. Zombi – The Monotones
  6. Voodoo Woman – Smiley Smith
  7. Rockin’ In The Graveyard – Jackie Morningstar
  8. Midnight Monsters Hop – Jack & Jim
  9. Wombie Zombie – Billy Taylor
  10. Zombie Jamboree – King Flash & The Calypso Carnival
  11. Vampira – Bobby Bare
  12. Frankenstein’S Den – The Hollywood Flames
  13. Rockin’ Zombie – The Crewnecks
  14. Rock N Bones – Elroy Dietzel
  15. Little Demon – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  16. I Dig You Baby – Bob Mcfadden & Dor
  17. Screamin’ Ball (At Dracula Hall) – The Duponts
  18. The Voodoo Man – The Del Vikings
  19. Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor – The Big Bopper
  20. Monster Party – Bill Doggett
  21. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow – The Monotones
  22. Hoodoo Women – Johnnie Temple
  23. Hoodoo Lady Blues – Arthur Crudup
  24. Rocket 88 – Jackie Brenston
  25. Voodoo – Chaino
  26. Frankenstein’S Party – The Swingin’ Phillies
  27. The Night Howler – Billy Gayle
  28. Monster Hop – Bert Convy
  29. The Monster – Bobby Please & The Pleasers
  30. The Graveyard – Leroy Brown

Disc: 2

  1. I’m Nuts About Screwy – Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
  2. Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holiday
  3. I’ve Got Bluebirds In My Belfry – Betty Hutton
  4. Hooray, Hooray, I’M Going Away – Beatrice Kay With Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra
  5. Blow A Fuse (It’s Oh So Quiet) – Betty Hutton
  6. Twisted – Annie Ross
  7. New Blowtop Blues – Dinah Washington
  8. Mountains In The Moonlight – Johnnie Ray
  9. Suicide – Louis Innis
  10. I’M Going Crazy – The Tibbs Brothers
  11. It’S Fun To Be Livin’ In The Crazy House – Redd Foxx
  12. Lost Mind – Mose Alison
  13. Nightmare – Jack Turner
  14. Speed Crazy – Slick Slavin
  15. Crazy Mixed Up World – Little Walter
  16. Mad Scientist – The Zanies
  17. The Mad Bomber – The Mighty Sparrow
  18. Dig That Crazy Driver – William Penix
  19. Spasms – Little Willie John
  20. Crackin’ Up – Bo Diddley
  21. Nervous Breakdown – Eddie Cochran
  22. Psychopathia Sexualis – Lenny Bruce
  23. I Think I’M Gonna Kill Myself – Buddy Knox
  24. I’Ll Go Crazy – James Brown
  25. Crazy He Calls Me – Diana Dors
  26. There Are Drums In My Typewriter – Woody Leafer
  27. You’Re Driving Me Crazy – The Creed Taylor Orchestra
  28. Psycho – Bobby Hendricks
  29. Crazy – Patsy Cline
THE MONSTER ALBUM: DICKIE GOODMAN’S HALLOWEEN
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If you are not familiar with Dickie Goodman (or even if you are) I highly recommend this collection from 2009. Goodman made a career out of making novelty records where he would take snippets of popular songs and incorporating them into interviews, often with monsters. This style does not always work but when it does, it’s actually pretty amazing. Overall this is a very fun collection and I think you will really enjoy it!
1. The Creature 2. Mystery 3. Meet The Creature 4. Butterfly 5. The Thing 6. Frankenstein of ’59 7. Class Room 8. Frankenstein Returns 9. Horror Movies 10. Beware Of Buchanan and Goodman 11. Paul Revere 12. Frankenstein Meets The Beatles 13. Dracula Drag 14. Superfly Meets Shaft 15. The Purple People Eater 16. Mr. Jaws 17. Kong 18. The Last Man On Earth 19. The Ride Of Paul Revere 20. Attack Of The Z Monster 21. Hey Dickie 22. The Ex Files 23. Y2K Millennium Bug 24. Twilights 25. Scream
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL HALLOWEEN
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I am actually surprised that it took until 2015 for this release to come out. The NOW series has been around for many years, featuring compilations of the most popular songs of the time. They are most well known for their Christmas releases and thankfully they are now attacking Halloween. This release features 18 tracks and would make for a good starter collection. It doesn’t offer anything not available elsewhere but it is a great collection nonetheless.
1. Halloween Theme (main title) – John Carpenter
2. Dragula – Rob Zombie
3. Carmina Burana: O Fortuna – Leonard Slatkin
4. Tubular Bells (theme from “The Exorcist”) – Mike Oldfield
5. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
6. Devil Inside – INXS
7. Bad Things – Jace Everett
8. Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
9. Ghost Town – The Specials
10. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo
11. Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
12. This Is Halloween – Citizens Of Halloweentown
13. Season Of The Witch – Donovan
14. I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
15. Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title – Danny Elfman
16. Ghostbusters – Run D.M.C.
17. A Nightmare On My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
18. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
THE PARTY MIX – HALLOWEEN
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This is by far my favorite of all of cd’s presented in this entry. For those not familiar with the THE PARTY MIX series you are in for a treat. These collections feature 3 cds with a great mix of music. Not only is the variety really good but the music is actually mixed together! As one song fades out the next track starts giving the impression of a professional DJ mixing your party music! This collection features many songs not available elsewhere and at the time of this writing was available for less than $11 on Amazon! This came out in 2014 and I can’t believe it took two years for me to find it. If you only buy one collection this year this is the one to get!
Disc: 1
  1. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
  2. Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
  3. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper
  4. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
  5. Devil Doll – Roy Orbison
  6. Ghost Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash
  7. The Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
  8. Race with the Devil – the Gun
  9. Evil (Is Going on) – Howlin’ Wolf
  10. Ghost Dance – Patti Smith Group
  11. Miss Lucifer – Primal Scream
  12. Female of the Species – Space
  13. Witches – the View
  14. Demons – Super Furry Animals
  15. Grateful When You’re Dead / Jerry Was There – Kula Shaker
  16. I Put a Spell on You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
  17. Hellraiser – Sweet
  18. Clap for the Wolfman – the Guess Who
  19. Me and the Devil Blues – Robert Johnson
  20. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

Disc: 2

  1. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
  2. Spooky – Andy Williams
  3. It’s Magic – Doris Day
  4. Misterioso – Thelonius Monk Quartet
  5. Race with the Devil – Gene Vincent
  6. Voodoo, Voodoo – Laverne Baker
  7. Voodoo Moon – Carmen Cavallaro
  8. Old Devil Moon – Chet Baker Quartet
  9. Up Jumped the Devil in a White Nightgown – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
  10. I’d Rather Be the Devil – Otis Spann
  11. Death Ray Boogie – Pete Johnson
  12. Bewitched – Sarah Vaughan with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra
  13. Devil or Angel – the Clovers
  14. The Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
  15. Mean and Evil Blues – Dinah Washington
  16. The Devil Has Thrown Him Down – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  17. The Witch Doctor – David Seville & The Chipmunks
  18. To Beat the Devil – Kris Kristofferson
  19. Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
  20. Ding Dong! the Witch Is Dead – Glen Miller and His Orchestra

Disc: 3

  1. Halloween – Japan
  2. Norman Bates – Landscape
  3. Black Magic Woman – Santana
  4. Amityville (House on the Hill) – Lovebug Starski
  5. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  6. The Time Warp – Damian
  7. Frankenstein – the Edgar Winter Group
  8. Ghost Town Blues – Prefab Sprout
  9. Nightmares – a Flock of Seagulls
  10. Devil Song – Beth Orton
  11. Supernatural Love – Donna Summer
  12. Something in My House – Dead or Alive
  13. I’m Not Scared – Eighth Wonder
  14. Up Jumped the Devil – John Davis and the Monster Orchestra
  15. Devil Woman – Marty Robbins
  16. A Nightmare on My Street – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  17. Ghostbusters – Run
  18. Somebody’s Watching Me – Beatfreakz
  19. Better the Devil You Know – Steps
SVENGOOLIE STOMP
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If you are a regular reader of Terror From Beyond The Daves then you know what big fans we are of horror hosts, in particular Chicago’s Svengoolie. This season introduced us to The Svengoolie Stomp thanks to Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon and it is a fun song that you will love if you are a fan of Sven. We covered its release HERE and is available on iTunes or you can order a vinyl copy by going HERE!
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To check out the other entries in this ongoing series just click on the links below:
~David Albaugh
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