These Ghoulish Things Ace Records Horror Special. Queasy listening from the vaults- 25 Horrible hit picks from the ghoul-den age of Rock 'n' Roll. I especially love the Bobby"Boris" Pickett radio station vintage ads, and the super rare Allan Sherman "My Son,The Vampire". Be afraid- be very afraid!
Monster Bop- Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly Halloween music is a regular favorite here,so let's share it with everyone.My favorite time of the year,who doesn't love this silly music? Some of these songs are also featured on many other compilations. Complete with scans,glow in the dark ring,vampire teeth, and plastic skull.... 1. Jackie Morningstar- Rockin' In The Graveyard 2. Carl Bonafede- Were Wolf 3. Jerry Coulston- Caveman Hop 4. Rod Willis-The Cat 5. Jack & Jim- Midnight Monsters Hop 6. Scottie Stuart- Nightmare 7. Leroy Bowman- Graveyard 8. Mack Allen Smith- The Skeleton Fight 9. Jimmy Dee- The Monster Hop 10. Carl Bonafede- Story That's True 11. Bert Convey- The Gorilla 12. Joe Wallace- Leopard Man 13. Earl Patterson- Nightmare Hop 14. Bobby Please- The Monster 15. The Phantom Five- Graveyard 16. Tommy Roe- Caveman 17. The Daylighters- Mad House Stomp 18. Jim Burgett- Jekyll & Hyde 19. Chris Kevin- Haunted House 20. Mike Fern- The Head Hunters 21. Round Robin- I'm The Wolf Man 22. The Hollywood Flames- Frankenstein's Den 23. Bert Convey- The Monster Hop 24. Carlos Casal Jr.- Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein 25. The Keytones- I Was A Teenage Monster 26. The Castle Kings- You Can Get Him Frankenstein 27. Joe Johnson- The Gila Monster 28. Eddie Thomas- Frankenstein Rock 29. Randy Luck- I Was A Teen-Age Cave Man 30. Ivan- Frankie Frankenstein
Here's the last disc,almost forgot there's nine discs total! This one is special special- all alternate takes of some of Muddy's best songs. These are all mostly vintage tunes.
Disc 9: 1.Rollin' Stone 2.All Night Long 3.She's All Right 4.Baby,Please Don't Go 5.I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 6. Take The Bitter With The Sweet 7.Take The Bitter With The Sweet 8.She's Into Something 9. Recipe For Love 10.Woman Wanted (8 Takes) 11.Read Way Back (9 Takes including backing track) 12.You Shook Me 13.Elevate Me Mama 14.You Don't Have To Go. Just fucking awesome music,you will probably be listening to this disc over and over,like a nut,like me. It packs the most punch...it's otherworldly. It's hoodoo voodoo. Just listen to the Woman Wanted 8 takes-there's some pretty amazing guitar playing,and these were thrown away! (See take 3) One of those Chess brothers complains he's popping into the mic.Well it's all live in the studio, everyone's doing it live all together.It's great to hear studio chatter it's always funny, to hear them swearing,trying to make a record! One of the takes Muddy says he forgets what he's doing,all while he's playing these incredible guitar runs...he forgets? He must've done this stuff in his sleep he's so natural about it.I'm just not so sure about Muddy's Recipe For Love,I'm thinking mine is more nine disc box sets of more music huh? Another recipe for love would be that Chess Records releases more outtakes and tracks they're sitting on!
Discs seven and eight good music fans: pretty much a lot of the songs appear on the Folksinger album from disc seven. Disc eight really gets moving with some faster blues numbers are probably younger players with Muddy, that are spirited,I'm totally digging the tune My Dog Can't Bark,too bad they didn't keep the song going,it gets pretty interesting,then fades out. I also like the tunes Put Me In Your Layaway Plan, Hard Loser,Find Yourself Another Fool, Kinfolk Blues,and other standard shouters / blues wailers. I'm apt to stay away from the 1968 horn tracks, like Going Back To Memphis, and the country fried Corine,Corina. It just doesn't sound like he's into the groove,man. Oh well,there's still plenty o music for everyone here whatever your thing is.
Disc 7: 1. Elevate Me Mama 2.So Glad I'm Living 3.My Love Strikes Like Lightning 4.Early In The Morning 5.One More Mile 6. 12.Highway 7.You Don't Have To Go 8.Things I Used To Do 9.Wee Wee Baby 10.Sitting And Thinking 11.Clouds In My Heart 12.Got My Mojo Working 13.She's 19 Years Old 14.My Home Is the Delta 15.Long Distance 16.My Captain 17.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 18.You Gonna Need My Help 19.Cold Weather Blues 20.Big Leg Woman 21.Country Boy 22.Feel Like Going Home
Disc 8: 1.The Same Thing 2.You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had 3.My John The Conquer Root 4.Short Dress Woman 5.Put Me In Your Lay Away 6.My Dog Can't Bark 7.I Got A Rich Man's Woman 8.Making Friends 9.Betty And Dupree 10.Trouble 11.Black Night 12.Trouble In Mind 13.Take My Advice 14.Hard Loser 15.Going Back To Memphis 16.Piney Brown Blues 17.Sweet Little Angel 18.Corine,Corina 19.It's All Over 20.County Jail 21.Two Steps Forward 22.Blind Man 23.Find Yourself Another Fool 24.Kinfolk's Blues 25.Birdnest On The Ground 26.When The Eagle Flies Muddy Waters 7
Discs five and six,coming at ya! Even if you're not in the mood for Muddy's blues,make sure you listen to this series. Otherwise,you are shortchanging your bad self,and you're missing out on great music. Disc 5: 1. Lonesome Road Blues 2. Moppers Blues 3. Take The Bitter With The Sweet 4. She's Into Something 5. Southbound Train 6. Just A Dream 7. I Feel So Good 8. Hey Hey 9. Love Affair 10. Recipe For Love 11. Baby I Done Got Wise 12. Tell Me Baby 13. When I Get To Thinking 14. Double Trouble 15. Woman Wanted 16. Read Way Back 17. I'm Your Doctor 18. Deep Down In My Heart 19. Tiger In Your Tank 20. Soon Forgotten 21. Meanest Woman 22. I Got My Brand On You Disc 6: (Live tracks 1-9 Incredible sound! Fine playing!) 1. I Got My Brand On You 2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 3. Baby,Please Don't Go 4. Soon Forgotten 5. Tiger In Your Tank 6. I Feel So Good 7. Got My Mojo Working 8. Got My Mojo Working Part 2 9. Goodbye Newport Blues 10. Real Love 11. Lonesome Room Blues 12. Messin' With The Man 13. Going Home 14. Down By The Deep Blue Sea 15. Muddy Waters Twist 16. Tough Times 17. You Shook Me 18. You Need Love 19. Little Brown Bird 20. Five Long Years 21. Brown Skin Woman 22. Twenty Four Hours 23. Coming Round The Mountain 24. Let Me Hang Around Muddy Waters 5
Discs 3 & 4 have 22 and 26 tracks and sound better than any other Muddy Waters CD's I have heard so get 'em while you can. A large amount of songs in this series are written by: Muddy, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson. I'm going to let the music speak for itself. Disc 3 tracks: 1.Flood 2. My Life Is Ruined 3. She's All Right 4. Sad Sad Day 5. Turn The Lamp Down Low(Baby Please Don't Go) 6. Loving Man 7. Blow Wind Blow 8. Mad Love (I Want You To Love Me) 9. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man 10. She's So Pretty 11. I Just Want To Make Love To You 12. Oh Yeh 13. I'm Ready 14. Smokestack Lightning 15. I Don't Know Why 16. I'm A Natural Born Lover 17. Ooh Wee 18. This Pain 19. Young Fashioned Ways 20. I Want To Be Loved 21. My Eyes(Keep Me In Trouble) 22. Mannish Boy 23. I Got To Find My Baby 24. Sugar Sweet 25. Trouble No More 26. Clouds In My Heart.
Disc 4 tracks: 1. Forty Days And Forty Nights 2. All Aboard 3. Just To Be With You 4. Don't Go No Further 5. Diamonds At Your Feet 6. I Live The Life I Love,I Love The Life I Live 7. Rock Me 8. Look What You Done 9. Got My Mojo Working 10. Good News 11. Evil 12. Come Home Baby,I Wish You Would 13. Let Me Hang Around 14. I Won't Go On 15. She's Got It 16. Born Lover 17. She's 19 Years Old 18. Close To You 19. Walkin' Thru The Park 20. Blues Before Sunrise 21. Mean Mistreater 22. Crawlin' Kingsnake Complete with artwork: back scans, front covers. The titles alone should move you.
You can't have Howlin' Wolf without Muddy Waters, so I'm also going to post this whole series here on this blog.The way things are going, maybe blogger might not last much longer,(no don't freak out,just be wary of it) and if you enjoy music as much as I do, it's best to post the things that matter and mean something to you,so that's why I'm veering off into the blues lately. Plus I like listening to it, and find it more creative than today's latest rehashed shit rock coming over the speakers. I'm certain even the artists today wish they had a shred of this man's talent. And for you people who think I'm living in the past,well,I think it's a better place than right nowsville. This ain't no nostalgia trip,this is real music to bite into. And if you're smart,you're gonna pick this up,listen to it, and see for yourself why I think it's great! So much rock & roll and punk comes from the blues. It's honest and real. It's made by people who didn't take music lessons,and they just kept making music,even though it was not popular or widely accepted. When Motown began churning out big city hits, and more polished records for urban blacks, music made for and made by black people everyone abandoned this form of countrified blues.Even though people in Chicago dug it, the new sound was Motown and guys like Muddy had a rough time getting people to buy his records after that. I'm glad the Stones came along and reminded people where the real blues rock came from. I'm glad that Chuck Berry came along and saved Chess records from going down.Chuck's records were more modern, and easily more marketable to radio,they sold well making Muddy able to still record even though his kind of music was on the way out. Muddy Waters 1
The lasts discs- volumes 6 & 7 contain 18 and 24 more tracks each. Gotta have more Wolf, never can get enough. There's some amazing outtakes, on these last disc. I'm talking about disc 7. There's You Gonna Wreck My Life (Alternate Take), Moaning For My Baby (3-4 takes), I've Been Abused (Takes 5-7) Howlin' For My Darlin' (Takes 1-7), and the best stuff is Mr. Airplane Man (Takes 1-2) The Wolf messes up the lyrics, and the engineer, probably Leonard Chess starts telling him,Ah...Wolf...the airplane flies he doesn't sail...motherfucker"...Clearly Wolf just had done a long session, and maybe screwed up a line... usually they recorded long ass sessions, to get the feeling right. All recorded live, why bother adding anything,it's warts and all,and beautiful the way it is. The music,it's spine tingling, it's ferocious, how do you top this? I love the howls, and falsetto echoing howls.This is a cool series of discs and I'm glad I could share them with you. I'm not sure what I'm gonna post next, this series of discs has got a hold on my ears. I might start going through more blues discs, and well, I don't know, find another band to obsess about, like usual. Howlin' Wolf 6