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Monsters

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Ghouls night out

“Monster Melodies”   The Ideal Dance Party with Frankie Stein and his Ghouls   Power Records   There are at least six of these Frankie Stein sessions on Power, all with groovy covers.   I’ll list them all eventually (see the “Monster” category).   This looks like an illustration that might have graced the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmdom magazine.   But this is done tongue in cheek with songs titles like “”Doctor Spook”, “In a Groovy Grave”, “All Choked Up” and “Dressed to Kill” all played in the dance styles of the day – the twist, frug, hully gully and mashed potato, etc.   “The die-namic sound with the DEAD beat that has everything to make your dancing party a HOWLING success…”

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Purple People Eater

“The Purple People Eater” (Click to see Sheb Wooley performing his novelty hit and a #1 song from 1958)   Broadway FunTime Records   A kid’s record of funny songs.   Great illustration on this budget label.   One of a series of a dozen or so, all with great covers by the same artist

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)

A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me (One eye?)

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Tomb raider

Zacherle’s Monster Gallery (1963) John Zacherle (Crestview 803) Illustration by Jack Davis. Tracks include “Coolest Little Monster,” “A Wicked Thought,” “Ghoul View Commercial,” “Sure Sign Of Spring,” “Transylvania PTA,” “Frank And Drac Are Back,” “Come With Me To Transylvania,” “Spider Man Lullaby,” “Ring A Ding Orangatang,” “Baying At The Moon,” “Zacherle For President.”   A one-time, television host and voice actor known for his long career broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character “Roland/Zacherley”, he also did voice work for movies and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song “Dinner With Drac” in 1958.

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Last call

“Soul Dracula” b/w “Sans Dracula”   Red Blood Discoteque Sounds

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It’s Monster Surfing Time

“It’s Monster Surfing Time”   By The Deadly Ones   VeeJay Records.   (1964)   Hear the title track and other genre-mashing monster/surf songs at “Music for Maniacs”

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I see little people

“Hallowe’en” Composed and Narrated by Lionel Barrymore Story and Lyrics by Dailey Paskman. MGM Records

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But who’s counting

“The Count Counts”   Sesame Street!   Blah!

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Out Of This World

The Theme from the TV Show “Out Of This World”   Tony Hatch   PYE Records

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Ready-to-wear wolf or a wolf in cheap clothing

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“La Gaita del Lobizon” by Cuarteto de Oro. Philips Records Argentina

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A blood thirsty scream

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Los Dandies “Dracula Cha-Cha-Cha”

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