The Return of Funky16Corners Halloween Spooktacular!!

Greetings all!
This rebroadcast of the 2007 Funky16Corners Halloween Spooktacular mix is a mid-week Halloween placeholder of sorts, to keep you all in the spirit until I return on Friday with a very solid slice of Halloween soul.
I hope you dig it and I’ll be back on Friday.

Originally posted 10/29/2007


We Now Return to Blacula Meets Black Dracula!

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…

2 Responses to “The Return of Funky16Corners Halloween Spooktacular!!”

  1. DJ KooZi Says:

    Woah! Wow. Damnnn! Just came across your blog today and are amazed at so many amazing songs and, by the looks of, endless time and hours put into spreading knowledge of an era seemingly shrouded in mystery for my generation and those coming of age. Really grateful for everything provided here. As a younger person stuck listening to 50 Cent and LiL Wayne on repeat all hours, day and night, its refreshing to learn something about the music they seem to be sampling and the roots of [dare I say] hip hop. I actually had a chance to watch the 1973 film “Wattstax”, and was completly BLOWN away by the performance of Rufus Thomas, especially his performance of “The Funky Chicken”. This is actually how I, through DJ Google, was able to find your blog; and I sure am glad I did! As an aspiring Dj, I hope to be able to sprinkle in a few of these pumping funky jams every now and then, they certainly are a refreshing take on music and how it should be delivered! Thank you kindly!

  2. Charlie Says:

    helluva mix!

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