Friday, October 30, 2009

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2009 - Track Twenty Two - Captain Barkey's "Vampire"

Here we are at the final tune and what a long trip it has been! I hope you've been enjoying what you've been hearing and I hope this last song doesn't disappoint. It's another dancehall tune and it comes from the man Captain Barkey and it comes from a 12" on the Joe Frasier label... it's called appropriately "Vampire."

I originally heard this song inside the mix LP released by VP in 1996 called Cool Ragga Mix and had tried for years to locate a copy of Barkey's tune in its entirety. Last year I eventually came across the 12" online and I wouldn't say I overpaid for it but it wasn't exactly dirt cheap... a week after I received it I did a search on Ernie B's Reggae and came across the same single for $.89!! Ugh, it made me sick!

Regardless, I was happy to finally put it in the collection and I'm happy to share it with everyone... besides my expensive copy sounds better than one that costs under a dollar! :)

Well, I guess that means we've got nothing left but the "Big Night." It has been a great month and I've enjoyed presenting this mix to those who have shown their appreciation for what I do here. Enjoy!

Spooktacular Track Twenty Two

7 comments:

Me said...

Thanks for the tunes - I hope your new projects go well!

Happy Halloween!

Tonyoneill said...

hi john

you really outdid yourself this year. great stuff, and as a big fan of both reggae and classic horror movies i wanted to thank you for all of the great music this halloween.

take care

t

Anonymous said...

Tanks and praises for dem wicked tunes, both past and present.. wishing you all the best for the new project :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the spooktacular music. Enjoy the holidays.

Shawn Robare said...

Just wanted to take a second and thank you for all the effort you put into your countdown this year (another great compilation), and to thank you for all the great tunes. Happy Halloween!

helen said...

Another fine mix you got us into...please let me know your new project, quality gotta be admired! helenx

Christofari said...

Your best Spooktacular, no question.
Fantastic work throughout.

Mighty thanks for this and ALL your other great posts. God knows,you've earned yourself a rest!

Hope we can stay in touch...