Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spooky Tales and Scary Sounds -- A Very Cheesy Halloween

This is a really pathetic offering.  There are about a thousand tracks, so here's the listing:

01. Haunted Graveyard (5:52)

02. Entering a Mausoleum (1:42)

03. Witches' Cauldron (2:10)

04. Vampire's Castle (5:36)

05. The Mad Organist (3:28)

06. Chamber of Horrors (3:43)

07. The Pendulum Room (1:37)

08. Scary Laboratory (2:45)

09. Siren's Song (2:09)

10. Organ Reprise (1:01)

11. Werewolf (0:59)

12. Heartbeat (0:59)

13. Tolling Funeral Bells (0:49)

14. Fighting Cats (1:01)

15. Chain Rattling Ghost (0:41)

16. Vampire Opens Coffin & Flies Away (0:42)

17. Lilliputians (0:43)

18. Monster Easts & Burps (0:25)

19. Monster Roars (0:39)

20. Window Crash (0:16)

21. Creaky Doors (1:09)

22. Haunted Foghorn (0:28)

23. Crickets (1:18)

24. Hooting Owls (0:54)

25. Shadows & Darkness (2:04)

26. Moaning Spirit (0:32)

27. Ticking Time Bomb (1:01)

28. Passing Meteor (0:12)

29. Hovering UFO (0:54)

30. Laser Gun (0:19)

31. Spaceship Lifts Off (0:55)

32. Spaceship Lands (0:26)

33. Searing Lightning Bolt (0:21)

34. Thunder Crash (0:34)

35. Rolling Thunder (0:47)

36. Steady Night Wind (1:00)

37. Eerie Wind (1:51)

38. Arctic Wind (1:12)

39. Frankenstein's Thunderstorm (2:07)

40. Footsteps (1:20)

41. Terrorized Screams (0:41)

42. Maniacal Laughter (0:33)

43. Cackling Witch (0:11)

44. Bedlam (0:44)

45. When Worlds Collide (0:39)


This moneygrubbing offering is from Holly Music.

Part of the wondrous oddity of this selection is the fact that each sound-effects track begins with a solemn announcement of the effect you are going to hear.  I'm sure this was done to add another minute or two to the total running time.

And several of the fx, like screams and the cat yowls, are lifted direct from Disney's Thrilling, Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House.

Altogether a disgustingly pedestrian affair.  Have fun!

Spooky Tales and Scary Sounds

See you on Monday.  Go away and come back then!

Monday, October 15, 2018

You Can't Mash That, #31

Here's a CD's worth of deliciously mashed music from 2012, courtesy of the Beatles Remixers Group.



TRACKLIST:



I'd Turn Back If Spooks Were Now

1- I Am The Things That Dreams Are Made Of ( Zoots Me Golla Goose Flesh ) - AtoZ

Turn Me On All You Dead Men

2-Run For Your Life Dragula - DJ Useo

He Scared His Mind Out

3- Baby Slices - AtoZ

4- I Want Winkies - AtoZ

I'm Looking Through Oz

5- Alien Birthday - DJ Useo

Something Scary Beyond The Behind

6- I Am The Spook Guy (( Hey, The Ween-Mix Can Work ! . . . Not No Real Demand )) - AtoZ

Siberian Nightmare

7- Blue Disease - AtoZ

He Never Wore His Shoes, We All Know He Was Dead

8- No One Was Saved In The Night - AtoZ

No Anxiety / Will God Destroy Me ?

9- And The Gods Never Know - DJ Useo

10- Move Away From The Pool-Table - AtoZ

I Put a Lump of Nothing On You

11- I'm So ( Fiendishly ) Tired - AtoZ + DJ Useo = AtoZeo

12- Tired of Midnight Boo - AtoZ

The Poisonous Glass Door

13- No. 9 - MP3J

14- Theater Hour - TjT

Run For Space

15- Here Come Ol' Wolfman - AtoZ

16- It's a Mergin' Sea - AtoZ

Without Bogey Music

17- In The End We Close Our Eyes - AtoZ

Within Files

18 - Weirdy Spookness (( Frightened of Your Fears )) - AtoZ


You'll have to listen to the thing for the full effect!  You'll be glad you did.

You Can’t Mash That #31

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Poe for Moderns



This hep-cat updating of Poe-try with musical arrangements is from 1960.  As you might expect by now, this fun LP was in a thrift store.


1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue

2. Annabel Lee

3. The Gold Bug

4. A Descent into the Maelstrom

5. The Bells

6. The Fall of the House of Usher

7. The Pit and the Pendulum

8. Ulalume

9. The Black Cat

10. The Raven

11. Quoth the Raven
12. The Tell-Tale Heart

The sparkling gem of this album is the utterly mad rendition of "The Raven."

Buddy Morrow: Poe for Moderns

See you on Monday!
 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sounds of Horror


Here's another of those oh-so-generic "scary sounds" CDs sold at temporary Halloween stores everywhere. "PC Treasures" is the outfit behind this one.  It's about thirty minutes of:

• Pulsating Heartbeats
• Squeaking Doors
• Creaking Floors
• Ghostly Moans
• Thunderous Storm
• Screams of Terror

Sounds of Horror

See you again on Thursday, kiddies!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Soundtrack

This brief jewel was enclosed in a Extra Special Collector's Edition version of the movie purchased a couple of decades ago.

1.   Main Theme from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (02:52)
2.   The Mindmaker Song (02:00)
3.   Tomato Stomp (01:46)
4.   Puberty Love (00:46)
5.   Love Theme (01:13)
6.   End Theme (00:51)

It's too bad that a complete version of "Puberty Love" has not been released!

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes OST

PS:  Did Tim Burton steal the "cheesy song explodes the bad guys" schtick from this movie for Mars Attacks!??

See you on Monday!
 

Monday, October 1, 2018

SPOOKY SPOCK-TOBER 2018 Begins: MA-123: The Haunted 1980s

Welcome to the most ghostliest, ghastliest, fun time of the year!

Our opening salvo is a new Halloween comp for this year, drawn solely from that wild-n-wacky decade, the 1980s.  The line-up:


01 - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood - 45 Grave   1980  (2:53)

02 - Halloween - Distant Drums   1982  (3:36)

03 - Monster Island - The Dickies   1985  (1:56)

04 - Bates Motel - The Hitmen   1981  (3:19)

05 - Monster Rock - Screaming Lord Sutch   1982  (2:25)

06 - Jazz Butcher Meets Count Dracula - The Jazz Butcher   1983  (2:52)

07 - The Cabinet - Das Kabinette   1983  (3:57)

08 - Lycanthropia - Harry   1988  (5:00)

09 - Shaking of the Sheets - Steeleye Span   1989  (4:10)

10 - Horror Stories - Dance on Water   1984  (3:39)

11 - Final Scene - Greg Vandike   1980  (2:43)

12 - Like a Ghost - Ignatius Jones   1981  (3:22)

13 - The Masque - The Dark   1982  (3:42)

14 - Horror Movies - The Bollock Brothers   1983  (5:09)

15 - Dead Things - The Gorehounds   1987  (2:49)

16 - Halloween - The Wigs   1985  (2:28)

17 - The Vegas Vampire - Jim Parker   1983  (2:18)

18 - Count Duckula Theme - TV Soundtrack   1988  (1:09)

19 - Stuck in a Nightmare - Tooth & Nail   1988  (3:54)

20 - See You in the Boneyard - The Flesh Eaters   1981  (3:31)

21 - Scared of the Dark - Unit 5   1981  (4:00)

22 - I Kill with Warning - Rash of Stabbings   1983  (2:38)

23 - Something in My House - Dead or Alive   1987  (3:49)

24 - Slave Beyond the Grave - Johanna Went   1981  (2:51)



See you on Thursday for our next installment of Spooky Spock-Tober!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Era: The 30s by Frankie Carle

This 1968 LP is a fun re-creation of some hits of the 1930s.
01. The Very Thought of You (2:16)
02. It's a Lonesome Old Town (2:41)
03. Minnie the Moocher (2:52)
04. Got a Date with an Angel (2:07)
05. You're Just a Dream Come True (2:08)
06. My Blue Heaven (3:13)
07. Stop Look and Listen (3:11)
08. I'll Love You in My Dreams (2:23)
09. My Twilight Dream (3:04)
10. Casa Loma Stomp (3:02)
11. Melody of Love (2:39)
12. Sweethearts on Parade (2:40)

Era: The 30s

That's all, friends, until October 1st, when we will begin this year's
SPOOKY SPOCK-TOBER!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beautiful Melody by Cheng

It's beautiful, trust me!

Good luck tracking any info about this puppy down.  Go on, I dare you.

These are the BMs (Beautiful Melodies):

01. Living on the Water (2:46)

02. A Girl Waiting for You (4:53)

03. Tune from the Far Sea (3:17)

04. Plum Flower's Blossom (3:28)

05. What Can I Do (2:21)

06. Sweet Heart (1:58)

07. Look and Sea (3:24)

08. Please Don’t Visit —— (3:29)

09. Forget About Him (2:30)

10. Darling in the Front (2:10)

11. Don't Care Who You Are (4:32)

12. What Should You Say (2:49)


Beautiful Melodies

See you on Monday, my possibly Indonesian friends!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Re-Post: The Kynge's Musicke

The link from this 2014 post is long dead.


Early Tudor Dances and Fantasias

01 - Three Popular Dances (Anonymous)

La bounette

La doun cella

La chymyse

02 - Six Fantasias

Henry VIII:  Tanndernaken

Robert White:  In nomine

Thomas Tallis:  A point - Veni redemptor - Clarifica me pater

John Mundy: Tres partes in una

03 - William Cornysh:  Fantasia: Fa la sol

04 -  Master Newman:  Pavane

Anonymous:  Galliard

05 - William Byrd:  Fantasia



Elizabethan Popular Tunes and Consort Music

06 - William Byrd:  My Lord of Oxenford's March

John Dowland:  Frog Galliard

07 - Elway Bevin:  Browning

John Ward:  Arye

08 - William Byrd:  O Mistress Mine

09 - John Ward:  Fantasia

10 - Giles Farnaby:   Rosasolis

John Dowland:  Lachrymae Triste

11 - John Coperario:  Fantasi


Have fun in the past!

See you Thursday.
 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Those Wonderful Years: Happy Days Are Here Again


This fun little comp is from a thrift-store cassette.




01 - Happy Days Are Here Again - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra - 1930   (2:39)

02 - The Continental - Leo Reisman and His Orchestra - 1934   (2:45)

03 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell - 1938   (3:08)

04 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Means You're Grand) - The Andrews Sisters - 1937   (3:07)

05 - Shuffle Off To Buffalo - Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - 1933   (3:08)

06 - Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller - 1939   (2:49)

07 - All of Me - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - 1931   (3:18)

08 - Goody Goody - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1936   (2:32)

09 - Jeepers Creepers - Al Donahue and His Orchestra - 1939   (2:17)

10 - The Music Goes ’Round & Around - Riley-Farley & Their Onyx Club Boys - 1936   (2:58)

11 - Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight) - Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell - 1937   (2:46)

12 - Tiger Rag - The Mills Brothers - 1931   (1:47)

13 - Scatter-Brain - Frankie Masters and His Orchestra - 1939   (2:45)

14 - Lullaby of Broadway - Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra - 1935   (2:50)



So start poppin' those hits!

Happy Days

See you on Monday!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Re-Post: Celebrate Life!


As a junior in high school in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, I was in our MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship).  At First Methodist Church in Bartlesville we put on several musicals, such as Lightshine, Godspell, and the like.


A few blocks away, First Baptist Church had its own youth and music department, of course.  It must have been some mutual friends at school that steered me to their preparations to put on a musical called Celebrate Life.


Turns out they could use me.  The show is narrated by the four Gospel writers, and I (of course) ended up with Mark's lines.  I also played guitar in the second number, "Processional."

The company of about twenty to thirty (lots of chorus and some soloists) performed to an accompaniment tape.  This was in 1972-1973, and they used a reel-to-reel machine.

After a few performances, we went on the road!  We hopped on a bus and went on a performance tour of several towns in the SE USA.  We would perform at a Baptist Church; the church members would very graciously put all of us teenagers up for the night in various homes; and we would trundle on to the next stop half a day away.  Of course there was an altar call at the end of every performance.

 I can't tell you where we went – my memory books are in the attic – but we ended up at Nashville's Opryland USA.  This was when it was still an amusement park!  Then we wended our way home.

A year or two ago I came across a double LP of  Celebrate Life! – evidently from the publisher as a performance example I guess – but like a doofus I didn't buy it.  Shame on me!  Still ...

I was thrilled, a month or two ago, to come across several YouTube channels featuring performances.  This musical, by Buryl Red and Ragan Courtney, is evidently still important to other people, too!

Through a series of investigations I came across somebody who has access to the album and is willing to share with you.

01. Prelude (Instrumental) (4:34)
02. Processional (1:55)
03. Dialogue (0:42)
04. The Truth Shall Make You Free (4:05)
05. Dialogue - Hail O Blessed One (3:46)
06. Dialogue (0:30)
07. Song of Mary (3:08)
08. There Is a Great Joy Coming (3:41)
09. Dialogue - Hello Baby (4:53)
10. Dialogue - The Three Kings (6:59)
11. After This He Went Journeying (0:30)
12. Dialogue (2:01)
13. I Quietly Turned to You (4:09)
14. Dialogue - After This He Went Journeying (1:08)
15. Dialogue - The Disciples' Prayer (2:35)
16. Dialogue (1:37)
17. In Remembrance (3:50)
18. Dialogue - Carry Him Gently (5:37)
19. Dialogue - He Is Alive - Easter Hymn (6:09)
20. He Is Alive (Reprise) (1:35)
21. Dialogue - Prayer for Peace (2:50)
22. Postlude (Instrumental) (2:02)

Celebrate Life!

See you on Thursday!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuned to a Natural E, 4

Another installment of the boffo series from the Beatles Remixers Group.

4-1 From Me To You  
4-2 I Long To Hold Tall Sally  
4-3 I'm A Loser  
4-4 I'm Looking Through You  
4-5 A Fly On The Wall '65  
4-6 Crazy Girl  
4-7 Tomorrow Never Knoise  
4-8 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  
4-9 With A Little Help From My Friends  
4-10 Mr. Kite  
4-11 A Day In The Life  
4-12 Flying Time Is Here Again  
4-13 Blue Jay Way  
4-14 More Love  
4-15 Aerial Tour Instrumental  
4-16 Lady Bulldog  
4-17 Hey Sun King  
4-18 Revolution  
4-19 Get George Back  
4-20 A Case Of The Blues  
4-21 Real Love  
4-22 Pepperland Time  
4-23 Me And My Montage

It'll be a fab time!

TTANE 4

See you on Monday.
 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Re-Post: Music Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey

This is an upgrade from previous versions.  I was able to track down cleaner versions of all the tracks and performances on this LP -- all but two, that is.  Those two are from a new rip of the LP with a much-improved sound.


01. Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (1:38)

02. Leo Delibes - Coppélia (2:27)

03. György Ligeti - Lontano (6:34)

04. Anton Webern - Entflieht auf Leichten Kähnen (2:17)

05. Richard Strauss - Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier (7:46)

06. Richard Strauss - Thus Sprach Zarathustra (Part 2) (2:45)

07. György Ligeti - Volumina  (3:30)

08. Aram Khachaturian - Berceuse (4:20)

09. György Ligeti - Requiem (5:13)

10. Charles Gounod - Margarethe (4:20)


I hope you'll like the result.



Music Inspired by 2001

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Nothing But Sitar Wars

Supposedly this cassette was released in 1977.  Dubbed fresh for you, less than twelve hours ago!


01. One by Three (2:43)

02. People (3:42)

03. Free for All (4:19)

04. Good Evening (3:15)

05. Tantalisation (3:29)

06. Hi Tides (4:36)

07. How Can I Be Happy (3:19)

08. Persuasion (3:41)

09. Yesterday Gone (4:31)

10. Sometimes in Morning (4:06)

11. Velvet Touch (4:19)

12. Beautiful Day Today (4:23)

13. I'll Come Along (4:09)

14. In Your Arms (3:29)

15. Festival (3:41)


Some of the percussion sounds exactly like a rhythm setting on a 1970s Hammond organ or something.  But I bet it's all real, live acoustics.




Another bemusing facet is that some of the selections feature Lionel-Hampton-like vibes!

Can you dig it, sirs?

See you on Monday!
  

Monday, July 30, 2018

Songs and Dances of the British Isles

Here's a 1983 cassette of:  guess what?!?

And unlike a lot of dulcimer stuff, this is fun and interestingly arranged and played.  Not droning, boring, up-and-down the scale like some stuff I have even myself posted.  Ahem …

Another interesting feature is that you can buy sheet music for this album:


 
These are the tunes:


01. Trois Chansons Pour Les Enfantes (1:26)

02. Ae Fond Kiss (4:17)

03. Salonika (2:43)

04. Tripping Up the Stairs / The Connaughtman’s Rambles (2:19)

05. Bedlam Boys (4:37)

06. Be Back Soon (2:34)

07. Morgan Magan (2:27)

08. I Was a Young Man (2:37)

09. Foud Sword Dances (4:04)

10. Nottamun Town (2:51)

11. Black Jack David (2:46)

12. The Frost Is All Over / Sixpenny Money (2:26)

13. When You Wish Upon a Star (1:20)


Another thing that's kind of funny is that the cover photograph of Frodsham looks a lot like the way I did in 1983.

Gi'e it a wee listen.

And I'll see you on Thursday.