Welcome back! After nine years of Halloween spookiness you'd think that my list of tunes is getting pretty thin, you'd probably be surprised if I told you that it really hasn't. Every year I discover, research and locate at least 5-10 new additions to my Creepy Vault of Jamaican Tunes and today's track is one of them.
Feast your ears on this 1980s "Rockers" tune by Ioby Joseph & Band... it's appropriately called "Sgt. Vampire" and it comes from a self-produced 12" single on the Barbuda label. There is obviously an undercurrent of a political back-story behind the lyrics, which I can't quite figure out, but with some smokin' guitar, a driving beat, some sweet backing vocals and a strong delivery by Mr. Joseph himself, it makes for an enjoyable listen and a welcome new member to the Spooktacular Family! It's a shame that Ioby Joseph & Band didn't go on to some success and future recordings but this record stands the test of time as a nice sounding slice of 1980s reggae.
Spooktacular Track Two - Ioby Joseph & Band - Sgt. Vampire