Funky16Corners Radio Halloween Spooktacular!?!


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Funky16Corners Radio Halloween Spooktacular!?!


1. Lou Rawls – Season of the Witch (Capitol)
2. Souls Unlimited – The Raving Vampire Pt1 (Wig Wam)
3. Bill Doggett – The Worm (Columbia)
4. Clea Bradford – My Love’s a Monster (Cadet)
5. Fred Wesley & the JB’s – Doin’ It To Death (People)
6. King Coleman – The BooBoo Song Pt1 (King)
7. Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)
8. Fame Gang – Spooky (Atlantic)

To hear this mix, head on over to the Funky16Corners Radio Podcast Archive


Heh, heh, heh…
I mean…Greetings all.
Halloween is upon us, so I thought it only fitting that we here at Funky16Corners should brew something up for the holiday. In the spirit of Dr. Frankenstein, my monster is also made from recycled parts, as every track in this mix (except for the drops) has appeared here in the past, a couple of them are even single tracks from Halloweens past.
Though there is an underlying spirit of Halloween consolidation, presenting these great songs for people who may have gotten on the Funky16Corners bus a few stops down the line from the rest of you, I have to admit to a certain preoccupation with what some would call “real world moves“. In all honesty, family obligations have taken a step up in the past week and there are some important things that need to be addressed which prevented me from stealing a few hours to exhume, and digi-ma-tize some “new” old stuff for your delectation.
Rest assured that it will not always be thus, and give the mix (not the individual tracks, which I provide as a courtesy, as always) a listen as I’ve tracked down some interesting, seasonal drops that take some of these tunes – barely related to Halloween – and recasts them in a spooky light (you may have to use your imagination a little, but then again that’s what Halloween’s all about). There are appearances by Halloween luminaries such s Count Floyd, Criswell, Gomez & Morticia Addams, The Simpsons, the Kids In the Hall, Monty Python, and of course Casper the Friendly Ghost.
You get Lou Rawls souling up Donovan, funky bloodsuckers from the Carolinas, a rare meeting between Frank Herbert and Bill Doggett, the mighty Clea Bradford with a romantic Frankenstein’s monster of a kind, funky murder from Fred and the JB’s, a shocking turn by King Coleman, the Axe Murderers national anthem, and in closing, a slightly funky reworking of the Classics IV.
So, I hope you dig it and that you have an excellent Halloween.
I’m going to go trick or treating with my wife and sons, and we’re all going to watch ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ three or four times.


PS I got a rock…

PSS Head over to Iron Leg for some punk from Question Mark & the Mysterians!

11 Responses to “Funky16Corners Radio Halloween Spooktacular!?!”

  1. Planet Mondo Says:

    Those are some scarily funky freak outs
    The worm is a filthy hammond stomper
    And there’s a touch Mittoo about ‘Raving Vampire’

    I loaded up a ‘Tunes From The Crypt mix’ on Planet Mondo last friday

    and have got a ‘frighty night is music night’ mix lined up for Halloween night itself

    Loved to see a home mid vid to that mix using old footage and Kung Fu horror Flicks

  2. Dan Litwin Says:

    Sweet! I found my candy-handing-out music!

    And thanks for informing me: I did not know that Black Dracula is now a congressman.

  3. JC Says:

    Oh. My. GOD.
    Ive been looking for Doin’ It to Death for so long!! Online, mainstream record stores, couldn’t find it!
    I heard it Live a couple years ago from the Godfather himself, and been wanting it ever since.
    Thanks SO dang much.
    Keep it up the Grrrreat FUNK

  4. Molly Says:

    WAY cool mix! I’d never heard the Lou Rawls before, and the rest of it, including the stuff between songs was wonderful! Thank you so much.

  5. Molly Says:

    Ooops! I forgot to say that the picture totally rocks!

  6. HeavySoulBrutha Dave B. Says:

    Nice ONE! Thanks so much!! Blackula meets Black Dracula…CLASSIC!!

    Peace and SOUL.
    Dave…boohahaha! BOOHAHAHA!!!

  7. planet mondo Says:

    I’ve been digging for Billy Preston – Creature Feature and apart from a hissy ol cassette – have drawn a blank

    I’d be eternally grateful if anyone’s got and could upload it

  8. Groovin' Dan Says:

    Loved that Rawls cut for years, but never heard the full-length interpretation before — a better Halloween treat than a fistful of “fun size” candy bars!

  9. nunozowie Says:

    loved the boo boo song, awesome picks as usual

    keep doing the great work you do!

  10. Marc Antal Says:

    Hey, Brah, I don’t even know you, my buddy sent me this site.; Total Bomb-diggitty!! This Great ,and I love your taste….very bad -ass…Thank you so much.!!!!….
    Marc Antal
    !Heat Treatment!

  11. DEAN FARNELL Says:

    Hello My Name is Dean Farnell

    I write original quirky rock songs,with HALLOWEEN coming soon i wondered if you would like a listen of my latest song titled “GHOST ON THE STAIRS” which ive just recorded & to date 30 radio stations mainly based in the USA so far have agreed to include the song on their show or playlists so ive got high expectations that the song may do well this Halloween.

    Ive listed the stations on my website that have played the song.

    Also ive been promised the song is to have a feature in Babble & Beat Music Magazine New York this October 2008 & Also the song has Featured as interval music on The Ghostly Talk Paranormal Talk Show USA on 31/08/08 & The Shadow Talk Paranormal Talk Show USA. 3/09/08.

    I have also been contacted by Brian Leffler of US Shadow talk productions to ask permission for the song to be used on the end credits on a forthcoming US TV Show titled Ontology TV.

    The USA esoteric radio website has kindly produced a Cartoon Video to go with Ghost on the Stairs and released it on You Tube which the public may like to view its quite a quirky fun cartoon video with the ghostly theme mixed with spooky apparition stills.

    Or you can find the video it on my website page below in the links section

    Or click on the link below directly.

    The song itself was written about a true life experience my mother had 50 years ago when an apparition walked straight past her on the stairs & straight through a locked front door.

    Available for download on itunes 13th October 2008.

    You have my full permission to play it if you like.

    Please let me know if i can email you a copy of Ghost on the Stairs.

    Dean Farnell

    Tel 01934 612629

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