Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Halloween Hits

Yes, Halloween has come and gone, but it's never too late to catch the captivating strains of "Monster Mash," which leads off this holiday-themed compilation. According to Wikipedia: "'Monster Mash' is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett. ...  Pickett was an aspiring actor who sang with a band called The Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing The Diamonds' 'Little Darlin'.' The audience loved it and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation. Pickett and Capizzi composed 'Monster Mash' and recorded it with Gary S. Paxton, Leon Russell [!], Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page, and Terry Berg, credited as 'The Crypt-Kickers.' ..."

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