Feel Bad For Halloween 2014

Greetings all, another month, another mix. This time we have ourselves quite a good halloween mix! Thanks to AnnieTuff for the amazing artwork, and thanks to all who contributed. As always, drunken rambling comments strongly encouraged.



Title: For The Battered
Artist: Tommy Womack
Album: Stubborn (2000)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Recent high profile cases in the NFL have surfaced what many sadly know all too well. Domestic violence is all too common, and it isn’t restricted to any particular economic status or race. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help someone if you know they need it. Call, text, email, tweet, or simply go to someone if you are a victim of domestic violence – or if you are someone committing this violence and need a way to stop.

Title: Tubular Bells
Artist: Mike Oldfield
Album (year): Tubular Bells (1973)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Have you ever heard of exorcism? It’s a stylized ritual in which rabbis or priests try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It’s pretty much discarded these days, except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of embarrassment.

Title: Witchcraft in the Air
Artist: Bettye Lavette
Album: Northern Soul All Nighter (2014) and various others too
Submitted by: Simon
Comments: Early track from soul legend Bettye LaVette that’s turned up on a number of compilation albums including this recent release which is one of the better compilations around and as the title track of (Detroit Soul 1957-62) which is another of the genre worth seeking out, according to Bettye’s official website it was released as a single back in 1963.

Title: Dead Man’s Tetris
Artist: Flying Lotus (feat. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dog)
Album (year): You’re Dead! [2014]
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: You never know who you’re going to meet in the afterlife. This is one possible preview of how that might go down. I love that this just sounds like Halloween, and the funhouse atmosphere is extra creepy because of the serious subject matter; friends who died. For a real treat (pun intended) look up the song artwork by Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago.

Title: Candy Love Satellite
Artist: That Petrol Emotion
Album (year): End of the Millennium (1988)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: Need some ‘candy’ on Halloween. Love the poppy, 60s, retro-vibe to this song.

Title: Scarecrow Blues
Artist: Brock Zeman
Album (year): Songs From The Mud (2005)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: And what’s Halloween without scarecrows? I haven’t listened to Brock in quite some time and have forgotten how much I like him.

Title: The Green Door
Artist: Jim Lowe
Album (year): The Green Door – Single (1956)
Submitted By: TheSecondSingle
Comments: What’s behind the green door, y’all? (Good cover by The Cramps out there, too)

Title: Demon in the Night
Artist: The Goddamn Gallows
Album: The Maker (2014)
Submitted By: Trailer

Title: Rockin’ In The Graveyard
Artist: Jackie Morningstar
Album (year): Single, 1956 (?)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: just a cool Halloween cut.

Title: It’s Just The Night
Artist: Del McCoury
Album (Year): It’s Just The Night (2003)
Submitted By: Truersound

Title: Bringing Mary Home
Artist: Vernon Oxford
Album (Year): Keepin’ It Country (1982)
Submitted By: Truersound

Title: Peggy Sang The Blues
Artist: Frank Turner
Album (year): England Keep My Bones (2011)
Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments: I thought a happy, upbeat ghost song would be a nice Halloween addition. It was either this or something talking about saints and stuff for All Saints Day, there are some good creepy ones out there. I hope everyone has as much fun with Halloween as I do!

Title: It’s Your Voodoo Working
Artist: Charles Sheffield
Album (1961): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Originally released on Excello 2200, The original issue fetches upward of $1,000 these days,

Title: The Boogie Man
Artist: The Cadillacs
Album (1960): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York; active from 1953 to 1962.

Title: The Midnite Creeper (Part 1)
Artist: Johnny Otis
Album (1956): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Johnny Otis (born Loannis Alexandres Veliotes, December 28, 1921) was a pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey

Title: King Of The Bun-Ga-Loos
Artist: The Splinters
Album (1964): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: Have to have some surfoween music! Limited info on this band

Title: Tarantula
Artist: The Tarantulas
Album (1960): single 45
By: @popa2unes
Comments: More surfoween! The Tarantulas first recorded as the Spyders and had some personnel changes before changing their name. Band members included Bobby Tucker, Fred Crook, Dan Rains, Sammy Creason, and Bill English. The Tarantulas’ best known song is “Tarantula,” and they recorded several other songs including “Like Spellbound” and “Kaw Liga.” “Tarantula” was recorded at Fernwood studio in Memphis ca. 1960 and was released as a single (Atlantic-2102 b/w “Black Widow”)

Song: Killer in the Corn
Artist: Brock Zeman
Album $100 Difference
Submitted by: Adam Dawson www.TheBrokenJukebox.com
Just seems appropriate.

Title: Daddy’s Little Pumpkin
Artist: John Prine
Album: from Austin City Limits (1992)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Don’t it make ya wanna dance – and hug your young’uns?

Title: Twin Peaks Twist
Artist: Messer Chups
Album (year): Heretic Channel (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: Everyday, give yourself a little present.

Title: My Boyfriend Is A Zombie
Artist: The Blast Rocks!!!
Album (year): You’re Fired! (2009)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: His affection is an infection.

Title: Devil Do
Artist: Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (2007)
Album (year): You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: If I went to Heaven I would only get bored.

Title: Halloween Head
Artist: Ryan Adams
Album: Easy Tiger (2007)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Someone had to submit it.

Title: What’s He Building
Artists: Tom Waits
Album: Mule Variations (1999)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: This is will scare the bejesus out of you.

Judas Priest
“The Sentinel”
Defenders of the Faith (mid 80s)
from what I remember about this song it is a killing machine out for vengeance. Or something. Good song but disturbing lyrics. It was this or the “Monster Mash” but I don’t want to be that guy.

Title: King Harvest
Artist: The Band
Album: The Band (1969)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Halloween splits the Canadian and American Thanksgivings, so I went that way. Also, I don’t like scary things and I feel for this guy.