Friday, November 18, 2011

My Older Brother Passed Away

My older Brother JIm passed away this past Tuesday of heart failure. He had been ill for a long while with only 4% kidney function for around 2 years now. The past couple of months he had been so sick, and not able to keep food down that he missed several dialysis treatments. I think it was the last straw for his body to take. He was finally admitted to the hospital in Rochester, NY last weekend. His heart stopped around 5 AM EST on Tuesday, and they never were able to get it restarted.

Please keep his wife Luann in your thoughts and prayers as Jim's death was totally unexpected so soon. She is now left holding the bag trying to straighten out her life on her own from now on. Needless to say I haven't much been in the mood for any kind of music ripping lately. Jim was cremated yesterday, and his wife will take his ashes with her back to PA where she's from. Thanks all!

Monday, October 31, 2011

HALLOWEEN AUDIO BOOKS AND MORE!!!

I RAIDED OUR LOCAL LIBRARY'S HALLOWEEN AUDIO SECTION, AND THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH TO RIP TO MY PC, AND SHARE EVENTUALLY:



















Monday, January 10, 2011

Disney's "Bedknobs And Broomsticks"




A witchy kind of a tale...lol. Listen to Disney's Bedknobs And Broomsticks here:

"BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS" ZIP FILE

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Boris Karloff "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination"

I've had several requests for this one. Seen in many different versions, this particular LP was from Pickwick International in 1977. The Script is by Sid & Helen Frank. Music by Frank & Judy Stein. Arranged and produced by Ralph Stein. The sound effects were done by Myst-A-Rama / Cricketone Chorus And Orchestra.





Boris Karloff "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Index Page


HERE'S THE OTHER "CRICKET RECORDS" VERSION:



"It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" DVD Rip w/Bonus

One of the many staples of holiday time tv specials this is the soundtrack to one of my favorites "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". It also includes the Bonus Soundtrack "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown!"



"It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" Plus Bonus Track (Zip File)


CharlieBrownGreatPumpkin
You can listen to the "Great Pumpkin" LP by going HERE.

1938 Orson Welles War Of The Worlds Broadcast


You can download and listen to this broadcast from October 30, 1938 here:
1938 Orson Welles War Of The Worlds Broadcast

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WE'RE BACK!!!

I'm going to start doing my sharing here again. I'm going to try and be a good boy and share only OOP stuff. So there won't be as many shares as in the past. I'm not going to go back and re-share anything that isn't OOP either. I liked the Forum setup a lot, but it just got too much to keep track of, and I'm not able to sit at my PC as much any more now that my DJD in my left knee has worsened. I hope I can share a lot of music that others don't have, and remember from their years gone by. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

R.I.P. VERNE LANGDON 1941-2011






FIND DOWNLOAD OF THIS LP HERE!!!


Verne Langdon (1941 - 2011):

Born in Oakland, California, Langdon was known in cult monster mask circles as the creative force behind the Don Post Studios "Calendar Masks". He was also the creator of the most sought-after collector's mask, "The Zombie", and was creator-producer of the cult classic Decca LP An Evening With Boris Karloff And His Friends. With Jay Stein and Terry Winnick he created The Land Of A Thousand Faces Makeup Show in 1975 and the Castle Dracula horror show in 1980 for Universal Studios Tour, Hollywood, California. He has produced, written, performed and recorded thirty one albums for two record labels, Electric Lemon Record Co., and Dejavu Record Company. His most recent album was released on March 16, 2009, Jonathan Winters - A Very Special Time. The nineteen track, spoken word album, featured memorial tracks with all music composed by Verne Langdon.

Langdon was a member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was a special guest of the Monsterpalooza – The Art of Monsters on April 9, 2010, in The Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California.

Langdon died, at the age of 69, on January 1, 2011. en.wikipedia.com

Verne Langdon was born in Oakland, California to a musical family; his mother was staff First Cellist
with NBC radio in San Francisco, his father played violin, and to complete the musical history, Verne's
uncle was famed jazz cornetist, bandleader Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (Red Nichols and The Five Pennies).

By age two Verne was climbing up on the piano bench and duplicating melodies; by age 12 he was studying
classical piano with Thomas Ryan, then head of the Music Department at San Jose State University.

When it became obvious to Ryan that Verne's talent for improvising and creating his own melodies was
holding the young artist back, Verne's parents were advised to put an end to formal lessons and give his gift free reign.

By fourteen, Verne Langdon was working for both of San Jose (California's) major music stores, demonstrating pianos and organs, where noted
keyboard musician Korla Pandit heard Verne perform, and invited him to study music and theory. Verne studied with Pandit for several years, learning
and perfecting the simultaneous Hammond organ/grand piano techniques originated by Pandit on radio, most notably the "Chandu the Magician" radio
soap opera (1948 revival).

Verne soon thereafter embarked on a successful career in radio, first with a weekly live broadcast organ music show (1959), then as a co-host for the
prototype of the Coca-Cola Hi-Fi Club (1959-1960), and finally with his own 4-hour AM and 4-hr PM radio show, 6 mornings and nights per week,
on 50000 watt radio station KLOK-AM in the San Francisco Bay Area(1960-1962).

From 1967, when he and collaborator Milt Larsen produced "An Evening With Boris Karloff And His Friends" for Decca Records, to the present, he
has written, produced or been featured Artist for fifteen LP albums, two forty-five single releases, ranging from theatre organ to harpsichord, comedy
to calliope, and more than nearly 30 CDs. courtesy http://www.vernelangdon.com/Bio.html.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

POSTS MOVED FROM THE OTHER MOSTLY GHOSTLY BLOG!!! (SOME MAY NOT BE ACTIVE YET)

Ghost Stories "2 Complete Halloween Ghost Stories"



Here's another LP Jason shared at Scar Stuff:

Ghost Stories "2 Complete Halloween Ghost Stories" Zip File

THERE WAS A SECOND LP IN THIS SERIES THAT I DO NOT HAVE A FILE OF TO SHARE, BUT HERE IS THE FRONT COVER OF IT (YOU CAN FIND IT ON EBAY NOW AND THEN, BUT NOT TOO CHEAPLY):




Ugo Toppo "Tales of Horror and Suspense by Ambrose Bierce"





Here's another story LP that Jason shared on his blog called Scar Stuff

Ugo Toppo "Tales of Horror and Suspense by Ambrose Bierce" Zip File


Bowmar/ Lucille Wood, Marni Nixon & William Schallert "Halloween: A Book-Recording Set" (Bowmar, B587, 1960's)



Here's another share from Jason HERE

Bowmar "Halloween: A Book-Recording Set" Index Page


MAD MONSTER PARTY DVD SOUNDTRACK:



This is a long one so I've split it up into separate files to keep the size down a little. It's still going to be almost 140 MB total. I remember the first time this was shown on TV. Baron Von Frankenstein, voiced by the legendary Boris Karloff, holds a special convention of The Worldwide Organization Of Monsters to discuss his retirement. When he announces that his successor will be his nerd nephew Felix, the world's major monsters are mortified. Now The Creature's Bride (voiced by Phyllis Diller), Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and more must all scramble to steal the Baron's ultimate secret during one wild party packed with cool monster music and outrageous monster madness!

Besides Phyllis Diller and Boris Karloff all the other male voices were done by Allen Swift who had been on the Howdy Doody Show, and had done many of the voices for the "Underdog" show. The only other voice heard is from Gale Garnett who does the voice of Francesca. She also sings all of the Francesca songs. Her one big hit as a singer was "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" in the 1960's. Enjoy!


Mad Monster Party DVD Soundtrack Zip File


Here's the chapter lsting from the DVD:
01. Program Start/The Secret Of Destruction

02. Main Titles

03. Felix Frankin

04. The Monster And His Mate

05. R.S.V.P.

06. S.S.Herring

07. Monsters Below deck

08. Abandon Ship

09. Lecturing The Staff

10. The Gang's All Here

11. The World's Best Chef

12. Baron Frankenstein's Discovery

13. Dance Party Of The Dead

14. Dracula And Francesca

15. Mad Monster Party

16. Restless Night

17. Welcome, Felix

18. Springing A Trap

19. Family Business

20. Stay One Step Ahead

21. Doubles-Cross

21. Hate At First Sight

23. Monster's RebelLion

24. Jungle Hunt

25. The Wrath Of Kong

26. Francesca's Suitors

27. Rescue

28. The Secret.


MAD MONSTER PARTY SOUNDTRACK:



MAD MONSTER PARTY SOUNDTRACK ZIP FILE


"A SPIKE JONES CHRISTMAS"



I just thought I would share the link here to the web page I made for this LP rip. Here's the link:
A Spike Jones Christmas

It is actually a pretty good collection of Christmas Songs picked out by Spike's Kids. With that Spike Jones typical zanyness thrown in here and there.


BASIL RATHBONE AS SHERLOCK HOLMES OTR "THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS":



Since this blog is only MOSTLY Ghostly I thought for the rest of this month of December that I'd offer some of the many Christmas themed recordings I have. This first one is a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes OTR Show called "The Night Before Christmas".


Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes OTR "The Night Before Christmas"


Wade Denning "Famous Ghost Stories With Scary Sounds" (Pickwick, SPC-5146, 1975)





This was requested over at Scar Stuff so I thought I'd share it here since Jason is down:

Wade Denning "Famous Ghost Stories With Scary Sounds" Zip File


AN EVENING WITH BORIS KARLOFF AND HIS FRIENDS:





Here's another LP I have that Jason also had shared at Scar Stuff:

THIS LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED BY DEMAND!!!


Dean Gitter's Ghost Ballads





Here's another request for a download from Scar Stuff

Dean Gitter Ghost Ballads Index Page


Creed Taylor "Shock", "Panic", Nightmare" LPs:







Here's a specific request from a Scar stuff reader.

Creed Taylor/Kenyon Hopkins "Shock" Zip File
Creed Taylor/Kenyon Hopkins "Panic - Son Of Shock" Zip File
Creed Taylor/Kenyon Hopkins "Nightmare" Zip File


I decided to post this one for Jason at Scar Stuff first. He said he loved this LP as a kid but lost his. So Jason, for all you do for us here it is:




Find King Kong by Cherney Berg Here!!


You can now find the LP ready to listen to here:

BBC Even More Death & Horror Sound Effects No. 27
ENJOY!!!




"Sing Along With Drac" by Sheldon Allman!!


Hap & Martha Palmer's "Witches' Brew"!

THIS SHARE HAS BEEN MOVED HERE.


Creepy Clyde "Spookytown":




Listen To It Here!!!


HOUSE OF TERROR:



I finally got this sucker on a web page. Here it is. ENJOY!!
"House Of Terror"


FAT ALBERT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL:

THIS SHARE HAS BEEN MOVED HERE.
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