Friday, October 24, 2008

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2008 Track 18 - Phantom Meets Spooks-A-Poppin'

Let me preface this comment with a foreword... I sincerely appreciate all of those who have left kind comments regarding the Halloween mix but... judging by the lack of response this week it seems that it isn't being received as well as I had hoped. So instead of wasting time writing long-winded posts I'm just going to keep it simple from now on out and get this over with for those of you have been following along this month. Don't get me wrong, I love doing these mixes and I've got nuff "duppy tunes" left for a couple more years worth of Spooktaculars but I'll just do it through e-mail instead or posting them here.

Today's tune is "Phantom" by producer Clancy Eccles' studio band The Dynamites and was originally released in 1970 as a 7" on the Clandisc label. The Dynamites were Winston Wright on organ, Hucks Brown on guitar, Gladstone Anderson on piano, Jackie Jackson on bass and Paul Douglas on drums.

Phantom artwork courtesy of Ryan Heshka's book ABC Spook Show.

Track 18


Jimmy Jazz said...

Hi !!
Sorry to hear about the lack of response this week. It's a shame, I know, but there's obviously a lot of narrow-minded individuals out there. Just want you to know that your efforts have been GREATLY APPRECIATED by me and no doubt there are others (even if they haven't yet commented) who feel the same way. Hopefully, you will keep blogging at least until the end of this Halloween Spooktacular. Afterall, it'd be a shame not to finish it having come this far. If you do decide to call it quits, though, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU for your efforts so far. It was fun while it lasted. If you're planning a contact list for future emails, I'd be honoured to be included on it.
Fangs again !!


Reggaexx said...


I don't have plans for calling it quits... I have found that blogging is very therapeutic and I have every intention of keeping this thing going even if no one seems to be listening. When I go through my 3 years worth of postings I feel like I have written and mixed many things that I am very proud of and I am grateful that I have this forum to show my undying love for Jamaican music, its musicians and even the island nation in the Caribbean which has added dimension to my life that one wouldn't believe. Besides, if I stopped blogging who would I share the stack of Christmas tunes I've been accumulating since last year? But the lack of interest in the Halloween Spooktacular has got me thinking that I'll now just post all of my "holiday offerings" via e-mail only.

I'll be back next week with the final 5 tunes in the Spooktacular so don't worry... I ain't gonna leave ya hangin'! :)


welshminibar said...

HI there
this is a first for me, never having left a blog comment before, anyhow, i found your site on my trawl for vaguely scary songs for a kids compilation . it's truly ace, i wasn't expecting to find this diamond , but we are loving it, tuning in for each installment, told all my mateys... so have now been inspired listen to the duppy sounds too. I'm enjoying the history so thanks for all the background, joinning the dots... also loved your non reggae is the final list for my kids stuff for. not sure if you know the toy dolls, but they ahave a song for every occaision, especially if you are theming the North East of england, ho! Looking forward to the final installments, happy spooking, x
welshminibar’s now that’s what I call spooky 2
1. Rancid – Scooby doo theme
2. Bo Diddley (1958, Chess Master Series) - Bo Meets The Monster
3. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs- Little Red Riding Hood
4. Pickwick Sounds of Terror – goblin Dance + Frank Zappa - Goblin Girl
5. Ramones - Makin' Monsters For My Friends
6. the Stranglers – Waltz in black v. Vincent Price – To Make A Witch Pockmarked
7. Andrew Gold - Trick Or Treat
8. Jim Stafford - Swamp Witch
9. Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
10. Forest Hillbillies - The Munsters
11. The Toy Dolls - The devil went down to Scunthorpe
12. screamin lord sutch - monsterman
13. dr. demento ray stevens - teenage mutant kung fu chickens
14. King Horror – Loch Ness Monster
15. the Pogues – Worms
16. Scooby doo – Tale of the headless horseman

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

Bro, this jam is smokin'!! In my life I've heard like thirty thousand Reggae songs, and this one was still fresh! Thanx!!

WillyGuttz said...

I'm back online.
I've read through your blog all day today. I was just about to PM some friends of mine and 'pass the torch'...
I know a lot about the wax I collected oldschool style...but with ebay & all...I cant always keep up. I'm amazed at the wealth of knowledge and great detail. I do what I can...but you do what we all wish to do. Dont feel discouraged about the lack of comments. Could you add a forum or chat to a blog...I'd be visiting this blog on the daily talking bout some reggae wax.

Your mixes are exellent. The stuff I love to hear. A lot of my wax got damaged when I used to DJ...hearing some clean copies of crucial reggae always puts me in a nice mood.
I've gone through some trials and tribulations since I last posted a comment, and your mixes helped me through some hard times. I cannot thank you enough. Also...nuff respect for the credit you gave me on the 12" wasnt neccicarry but I know you a good man.

I had trouble downloading the latest mix. I'll try again before you go to anytrouble trying to fix it.

Keep up the great work...dont be discouraged...I never get any hits on my pathetic page but I worked on and the Lone Ranger blog led me here.

Jah works in mysterious ways...