Friday, October 07, 2011

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2011 - Track Five - Cold Blood

My Blood Runs Cold (1965) was a horror film directed and produced by William Conrad... the story is simple, Joey Heatherton plays Julie Merriday, a wealthy heiress who falls for a free-spirit named Ben Gunther played by Troy Donahue... Gunther claims to be the reincarnation of Lothario, the notorious literary character whose only intention in life is seducing women. Well to make a long story short, this guy is unlike Lothario in that his main psychopathic intention is to gain Julie's trust and her fortune then to knock her off...

What's that got to do with the Spooktacular you ask? Really not much but I'm gonna use it as a segue to the next song!

Coming up next is another tune with no discernible artist background information... this one is by a guy named Boy Wonder and the song is called "Cold Blood" which was released as a 7" on the Attack label in 1975. A smooth piano and bass call and response start it off before the horns kick in; a real nice upbeat tune! Produced by Sydney Crooks; on and off again member of the vocal trio the Pioneers and eventual producer for artists such as Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Alcapone, Crooks knew his way around a reggae record!

Also... the Monsters A Go-Go audio sampled throughout was one of those odd pieces of audio that I found on one of my external hard drives... I would assume that this was originally an ad for a late-night "spookshow" from the early 60s judging by its flagrant hawking of pop culture selling points... the Beatles mystically transformed, the materialization of James Bond and even Hollywood's Golden Go-Go Girl Pat Collins, could you ask for anything better than that?

Have a great weekend and I'll see you again on Monday!

By the way... I forgot to mention... pull out your trick-or-treat bags this weekend because I've got some extra musical treats lined up! I'm tryin' to keep the festivities rolling all month and not just during the week!


Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...


John AKA Reggaexx said...

Thanks! Glad you're diggin' 'em!