Friday, October 30, 2015

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2015 - Track Twenty Two - Darkness

And it all comes down to this... the twenty second and final track in the 2015 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular... it's a little number by the Revolutionaries called appropriately enough, "Darkness."  This song and the album called Phase One Dubwise Volume 1 & 2 is a collection of dub sides cut by the Revolutionaries at Channel One and/or Joe Gibbs' studio and exclusively mixed by Channel One's Ernest Hookim circa 1978.  The album is basically dub versions to a heap of tunes produced on Roy Francis' Phase One's label and released in one big delicious lump.  

Now I decided to go all out on this final tune... what you're going to hear is the "extended version" of "Darkness" complete with Basil Rathbone's complete reading of Edgar Alan Poe's classic The Raven. I wanted to end the tenth annual Spooktacular with a bang and this one I think fills the bill rather nicely and clocking in at 10 minutes, it is definitely the longest track I have ever spookified on here.  I hope you enjoy it!

And with the last track just a mouse click away, I wanted to thank my friends and contributors here for a job well done!  So to Teddy Garcia, Reverend Tom Frost, Sam Votsis, Bobby Bobson, Brian "Uncle Fee" Schaffer, Nate Taiapa, Toby Gohn, Mark Williams, Nick Jones and Gordy Robertson, I can't thank you guys enough for humoring me and providing the facts for this yearly wacky project!  You guys definitely made it a lot easier for me and it was great getting varying perspectives on the tunes contained within!  I also want to thank my man Roger Wilkerson for doing the covers again - I can't thank him enough for the effort he put into these works of art and a Spooktacular wouldn't be complete without your visual embellishments!  Finally, I want to thank those of you who left comments and likes over on Facebook... it's your appreciation and kind words that makes this major undertaking seem worth the effort!  It truly is a labor of love and I hope that shows!

Tomorrow is the big night and again I am taking on trick or treat duties and again I wouldn't want to do anything else!  We've got a Martian, a Dracula and a Guy Fieri this year (lol)... sadly my oldest daughter has aged-out and is no longer a part of the Halloween night mob.  So whatever you've got going on this Halloween be sure to have a great time and please for the love of God be safe!  Much love my friends and Happy Halloween!!

Revolutionaries - Darkness - 2015 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular Track Twenty Two

Oh and before I forget... the complete unedited Spooktacular will be up at midnight, just in time for repeated playing all-day on Halloween!


Christofari said...

(standing ovation)

Just Wow.

I've marvelled over the years at how you've managed to find TEN YEARS worth of Halloween-themed Caribbean spine-tinglers - and continually raised the bar as well. But this year seems to be in an altogether different league. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped towards this masterpiece!

As for the final track... Edgar Allen inna dub style; too perfect!!!

HawaiianBrian said...

Thanks for another amazing year. I love your mixes, in particular your Halloween ones.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2015. Looks like you put a lot of love in this project