Friday, November 7, 2008
MULTIPLE RE-SHARES PART 3
Jason posted info on these 2 LPs HERE
Scary Spooky Stories Zip File
Great Ghost Stories Zip File
Here's one by request. The back cover scan is actually from another version of this LP, but I haven't had a chance to scan the proper LP back cover yet. Same thing, just different colors. You can read some details about these LPs at Scar Stuff.
"Night In a Graveyard" Haunted House Music Company Version Zip File.
Here's the cover of the other version of this LP:
"Haunted House" Haunted House Music Company Version Zip File.
"The Ride Of The Headless Horseman" Haunted House Music Company Version Zip File.
Here's some more LPs originally posted at Scar Stuff:
Boris Karloff "Tales Of The Frightened" Index Page
Boris Karloff "Tales Of The Frightened 2" Index Page
HERE'S THE LP COVER OF THE CRICKET RECORDS VERSION:
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" Zip File
The following Scar Stuff LPs can be found posted at Cool Kooky Hip And Groovy:
Info on these two LPs can be found here at Scar Stuff
Nelson Olmsted "Sleep No More" Zip File
Nelson Olmsted "Tales Of Terror" Zip File
This 1959 LP features cover art by Jack Davis of Mad Magazine. He also did many other LP covers such as Gene Moss" "Dracula's Greatest Hits, and Zacherley's "Monster Mash Party." The songs are sung by Hans Conreid and Alice Pearce. Conried's inimitable growl and impeccable diction were perfectly suited for portraying comic villains and other mock-sinister or cranky types, such as Captain Hook (and Mr. Darling) in Walt Disney's Peter Pan and the Grinch from Dr. Seuss' Grinch Night.
Conried also was a cast member of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, voicing the character of Snidely Whiplash in the Dudley Do-Right shorts. He was well known as the Williams family patriarch, Uncle Tonoose, on the sitcom Make Room for Daddy.
Alice Pearce began working in nightclubs as a comedian and was cast in the Broadway production of On The Town. Gene Kelly was so impressed by her that she became the only cast member to be included in the film version in 1949. Her comedic performance was well received by critics and public alike, and she was given her own television variety show. More movie roles followed, and she made appearances on Broadway, where she met her husband director Paul Davis during a production of Bells Are Ringing. In 1964 she joined the cast of the television series Bewitched. As the nagging and nosy neighbor, Gladys Kravitz, Pearce's scenes were almost entirely reactions to acts of witchcraft she had witnessed at the house across the street. Her hysterical accusations against Samantha, played by Elizabeth Montgomery, and the disbelief of her husband Abner.
Monster Rally Index Page
Not much info about this 1975 LP anywhere that I could find. The LP back says it was Sesame Streets' way of parents giving their kids ready access to all of the Monster songs they'd come to love from the show.
Sesame Street Monsters Zip File
All I have is the CD for this one so I'm not sure what the liners notes may have said about it on the LP. I know it has another great Jack Davis cover on it.
Zahcerley's Monster Mash Party Zip File
This was requested by Chris over in the comments area at Scar Stuff:
Old Witch Rescues Halloween Zip File
Another LP Jason shared over here at Scar Stuff :
Milton DeLugg "At The Monster Ball" The Vampires Song Index Page
Here's another request from one of our readers. "Despite his long and prolific career as a performer, arranger, and composer, Milton Delugg's best-remembered accomplishments will be his score for the cult kiddie movie, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, which starred a juvenile Pia Zadora, and his bandleading on Chuck Barris' notorious game show, "The Gong Show."
Delugg studied piano, accordion, and composition at Los Angeles City College and with the legendary teacher Tibor Serly in New York City. He worked steadily in radio orchestras and stage bands while in school, and he joined the Matty Malneck Orchestra fulltime in 1938. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War Two, he became a freelance arranger and conductor, working with songwriters such as Frank Loesser and Morey Amsterdam and singers such as Al Jolson.
He also worked in radio and television on such varied assignments as "The Fred Allen Show" and the Junior Miss beauty pageant, for which he composed the theme. By the early 1960s, he had an excellent reputation in the industry for reliability and dependability. In 1966, when Skitch Henderson left NBC's "Tonight Show with Jack Paar," Delugg took over as bandleader, and recorded an album for RCA with the band. His tenure was short, though, and within a year or so Johnny Carson replace him with the more colorful (but less contentious) Doc Severinsen.
Delugg composed the score for the 1964 B-minus movie, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," as well as for the 1966 U.S.-dubbed version of a Japanese animated movie called, "Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon." Delugg also composed and conducted incidental music for a series of childrens recordings of tales by the Brothers Grimm produced by RCA and Golden Books around 1966-67.
Somewhere in the haze of the 1970s, "Dating Game" impresario Chuck Barris hired Delugg to appear on stage leading "Milton Delugg and the Band with a Thug" on his "Gong Show" talent contest show. The two had first bumped elbows when Delugg produced Decca's entry into the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass wannabe competition, the Trumpets Ole, and Barris provided an original tune, "Love Sickness" to the album (along with his theme to "The Newlywed Game"). Delugg also contributed the score to the long-forgotten 1980 movie take-off from the "Gong Show." Although he's cut back on his schedule quite a bit, he's still on the go, and can be heard each Thanksgiving as the Musical Director for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Delugg never let his accordion skills grow rusty, and space age pop fans will enjoy his 1967 album, "Accordion My Way--Ole!," which features an effervescent Milton on the cover, sporting an Amish farmer beard and a toreador hat. How can you not have fun looking at a guy like that?" (Courtesy Space-Age Music Maker)
Milton DeLugg "Music For Monsters,..." Index Page
Got this from a member of my Mostly Ghostly Music Forum named lostsoulmusic who asked me to share it with everyone. So here it is:
Troll Read-Along Books "The Headless Horseman Of Sleepy Hollow"
This isn't a Halloween related LP, but it is one of my favorites, and hardest to come by. As far as I know it is the only full-length recording ever done by Paul Frees. Although he did share parts of other recordings, this one is ALL him. On this LP Frees sings several popular hit songs as he felt they would sound if the many celebritites he impersonates had ever actually recorded these songs. Voices such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Clarke Gable and Humprey Bogart to name a few.
"You know the late Paul Frees. Even if you don't know his name, you know Boris Badenov from "The Bullwinkle Show", Professor Ludwig von Drake from "The Wonderful World of Disney", the Pillsbury Doughboy from way back (he's now done by the little guy in the Cheer ads), any number of the pirates at Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean", and especially if you're slanted towards dementia, the hilarious Peter Lorre impersonation in Spike Jones' classic "My Old Flame". Frees was one of the busiest radio and TV voice actors in history, creating zany characters and impersonating many top stars. Round about 1970 he went in with pop producer Artie Butler (of Kama Sutra productions) and a full complement of musicians and background singers, and they created this wonderful spotlight on Frees' talents.
All of the selections on the album somewhat resemble their original counterparts musically, with just a bit of streamlining for the "adult folk". Notable is his rendition of Karloff doing "The Look of Love" in his spooky but smooth style, he even sings some of it (scary thought in itself eh?)...Perhaps "Hey Jude" will be nostalgic to Demented listeners, as he pretty much does the Lorre character as he did in "My Old Flame", with plenty of rambling on at the end about this & that as he did about "Manny, Moe, Jack..." (PowerSalad.com Review)
Paul Frees And The Poster People Index Page
This is another one of Jason's shares at Scar Stuff
Martha wentworth "Terror Tales BY The Old Sea Hag" Index Page
Ok here is the LP that was actually the one being requested. This is basically the whole soundtrack from the cartoon of the same name. It just has a few added narrations that weren't in the cartoon itself. The voices on this include Bill Dana (aka Jose Jimenez), Janet Waldo, Don Messick, Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, "Scatman" Crothers, Alan Melvin, Henry Corden, and Doris Drew as the singing voice of Alice. As is a common mistake Sammy Davis, Jr. is not in this cast. Many mistake "Scatman" Crothers singing voice for his on "What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This?" Below is the Index page.
"The New Alice In Wonderland" Index Page
Here's another LP shared by Jason at Scar Stuff
George S. Irving "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" Zip File
I've had several requests for story LPs so that's what I'm going to concentrate on from Jason's Blog. This one by John Ciardi can be found HERE.
John Ciardi "What Night Would It Be?" Zip File
Synopsis can be found from Jason HERE
Erica Frost "I Can Read About Ghosts" Zip File
This was shared by Jason here at Scar Stuff.
The Folktellers "Chillers" Zip File
This is one of many of these HB Cartoon LPs I have. This one is Mr. Jinks telling Pixie & Dixie the story of Cinderella.
"Pixie & Dixie With Mr. Jinks Tell The Story Of Cinderella" Zip File
Here's a request for one of Jason's Shares from Scar Stuff
William Castle "Ghost Story" Zip File
This was also a short-lived TV series. Here's the opening of the Pilot episode from YouTube:
Here's another LP Jason shared at Scar Stuff:
Ghost Stories "2 Complete Halloween Ghost Stories" Zip File
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
Like thousands of other kids my age in 1967 I had the single to Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron. I had never heard this LP from the Royal Guardsmen until i acquired this one last year off ebay.
Side 1 of the LP is a drama involving all three of the Snoopy record singles. Side 2 is a mixture of love songs, airplane songs and Christmas songs. This copy was a bit choppy in a few spots, but I've tried to edit the skips out as best I could. I hope you enjoy it.
Snoopy And His Friends The Royal Guardsmen Zip File
Here's another share from Jason HERE
Bowmar "Halloween: A Book-Recording Set" Index Page