055Various ‘The Ultimate Rockin’ Halloween Party’ – American Horror Songs 1930’s – 1950’s CD/DL-055

Released: 14th Sept 2009, CD – Download

Halloween is a time of frighteningly good fun and here at last, is an album truly captures that spirit.  Halloween’s origins began with the Celtic Pagan Festival of Samhain which marks the end of the Summer/Harvest time – a time of the year when in folklore, Spirits were particularly active. The Pumpkin (Jack-o-Lanterns) as well as ‘Trick or Treating’, harks back to the Irish/British traditions of carving faces in root vegetables and children travelling from house to house performing treats. The Viper Label has delved into the past and unearthed, some of the finest musical testaments to the supernatural whether it be  Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz or Doo-Wop, to make your Halloween party swing with blood curdling thrilling delight. This is the first time that these unique recordings have been put together for your enjoyment. The essential Halloween album.

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TRACKS PRESS
1. ‘Igor’s Party’ – Tony’s Monstrosities 1958
2. ‘The Vampires’ – Archie King 1958
3. ‘I Put a Spell on You’ –Screamin’ Jay Hawkins 1957
4. ‘Graveyard’ – Leroy Bowman and The Arrows 1958
5. ‘Screamin’ Ball (at Dracula Hall) – The Duponts 1958
6. ‘Bo Meets the Monster’ – Bo Diddley 1958
7. ‘She’s My Witch’ – Kip Tyler 1958
8. ‘Frankenstein’s Den’ – The Hollywood Flames 1958
9. ‘The Purple People Eater’ – Sheb Wooley 1958
10. ‘The Shadow Knows’ – The Coasters 1958
11. ‘The Blob’ – The Five Blobs 1958
12. ‘Frankenstein’s Party’ – The Swingin’ Phillies 1958
13. ‘Rock N Bones – Elroy Dietzel and the Rhythm Bandits 1957
14. ‘Graveyard Boogie’ – Buster Doss and his Arkansas Playboys 1948
15. ‘Swinging at the Séance’ – The Deep Rive Boys 1940
16. ‘Hoodoo’ – Al Reed 1955
17. ’Zombi’ – The Monotones 1958
18. ‘Purple People Eater meets the Witch Doctor’ – The Big Bopper 1958
19. ‘The Fang’ – Nervous Norvus  1957
20. ‘Mr Ghost goes to Town’ – The Five Jones Boys 1937
  • ‘It’s kooky,creepy and spooky!’  Jon Harrington,Mojo, Nov 2009.
  • ‘Novelty 1950′s rock-outs and jump jive fancies.’  Terry Staunton,Uncut,Nov 2009.