Presenting a 16-song collection for a Caribean Hallowean. A (mostly) '50s-'70s Afro-Latin-Reggae-lypso Halloween, to be precise, including, as usual, some out-of-print obscurities recorded off vinyl. Apart from the monster songs (I guarantee King Horror WILL be your new favorite artist) there's some weird psychedelic tracks that have a dark, evil voodoo vibe to them.
Carl McKnight "The Devil's Out Tonight"
King Horror "Dracula prince of darkness"
The Sandpebbles "Zombie Jamborie"
Desmond Dekker "Dracula"
Africa "Paint it Black"
Xavier Cugat "Zombie"
King Horror "Frankenstein"
Lord Melody "The Creature From The Black Lagoon"
King Horror "Loch Ness Monster"
The Mighty Sparrow "Madame Dracula"
Vulcans "Dark Shadows"
Daktaris "Voodoo Soul Stew"
King Horror "Cutting Blade"
Johnny Zamot and His Orchestra "Spaced Out"
The Upsetters "The Vampire"
2012 EDITION BONUS TRACKS:
Augie Colón - "Witch Doctor"
Peter Tosh - "Vampire"
Peter Tosh - "Dracula (Vampire version)"
The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - "Monster Island"
Lucky Dube - "Dracula"
King Flash & Calypso Carnival - "Zombie Jamborie"
"The Devil's Out Tonight" is one of my favorite songs. The rest of the album is an unremarkable steel-drum outing, but that title song is brutal. I mean, check out this album art:
From the liner notes: "Thumbs down (as in the days of the gladiators) to those we have dealt with in the past, may we write your epigraphs [sic], while you dig your own graves, for such dwellings are appropriate to your cause." And to think that tourists and Ja-fakin' hippies have this idea that Carribean music is so peaceful and mellow...