The Return of Funky16Corners Halloween!

Greetings all.
This is going to be a busy couple of weeks.
We have Halloween this Friday (thus the repost of last years Funky16Corners Radio Halloween Spooktacular), Election Day next Tuesday – for which I’ll be posting something cool – and then in the middle of next week the four year anniversary of the Funky16Corners Blog, for which I’m working on a special mix.
I have some personal committments toward the end of the week, so this maybe the last post until the election post on Sunday night.
If all goes as planned, the anniversary mix (Number 60!) will be up next Wednesday, after which the Funky16Corners fam will be hitting the road for a well deserved vacation.
I hope you dig the spooky stuff, and I’ll work on keeping the sounds coming.
Happy Halloween!

Originally posted 10/29/07


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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 Don’t forget to check out this week’s mix at Iron Leg!

3 Responses to “The Return of Funky16Corners Halloween!”

  1. Planet Mondo Says:

    Top work larry a monster mix of spooky tunes – I’m working on for loading this friday…here’s the t-list at the mo’, but who knows what could happen between now and then

    The Playboys – Whatizit
    Ruth Copeland – Gimme Shelter
    The Preachers – Who Do You Love
    The Strangeloves – In The Nighttime
    Alder Ray – My Heart Is In Danger
    Carl Douglas – Sell My Soul To The Devil
    Tom Jones – Chills And Fever
    Tony Jackson Group – Fortune Teller
    Paul’s Disciples – See that My Grave Is Kept Clean
    Zoot Monkey – The Mound Moves
    Affinity – Three Sisters
    Dusty Springfield – Spooky
    Tony Joe White – Stud-Spider
    Klaus Doldinger – Back In The Dark
    Cream – Strange Brew
    Donovan – Barabajagal
    The Rattles – The Witch
    Tom Jones – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
    Georgie Fame – Seventh Son
    The Coasters – Love Potion No9
    The Exciters – Blowing Up My Mind
    John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – I’m Your Witchdoctor
    The N’Betweens – Evil Witchman
    Jimi Hendrix – Fire
    The Sonics- Psycho


    anything with simpsons related artwork get s my vote!

  3. cj mcbrother Says:

    Hey man, excellent mix. Anything with Count Floyd is a must. Where’s Woody Tobias Jr. and Dr.Tongue?????

    Tell the wee ones to have a good Halloween

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