Friday, October 31, 2014

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2014 - Track Twenty-Three - Day Vampire

Happy Halloween!! I am amazed at how quick this month went and even more amazed that it is Halloween!  We have reached the end-of-the-road for the 2014 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular and I hope it doesn't disappoint.  Yes, the final track in this years mix is courtesy of Gyptian and Barrington Levy, a smooth track on the Hot Milk riddim called "Day Vampire."  And though this tune is not specifically discussing vampires of the Transylvanian variety, and is more of a plea for ghetto criminals to lay down their guns and I think the analogy works well!  If I remember correctly, this tune dates from 2010 or 2011 and was pressed on 7" vinyl on the Jah Life label... funky purple flecked vinyl at that! 

Of course what Halloween would be complete without a little Peter Cushing?  The lengthy intro at the beginning of the track is from the 1960 Hammer Films classic Brides of Dracula and I absolutely love this scene!  I have said before that the scenes in Hammer's vampire films, where the secrets, means of defense and destruction of the evil bloodsuckers are revealed, always work best in a Spooktacular!

I want to wish everyone out there a Happy Halloween!  Whatever you've got planned for the big night be sure to have fun and stay safe!  This year I will again be roaming the streets of our hometown with the kids as they do the rounds trick or treating tonight and like always, I couldn't be happier!  I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Spooktacular Track Twenty-Three - Gyptian & Barrington Levy - Day Vampire 

The complete unedited 2014 Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular will be available for download later this morning!  So if you haven't been following along individually, you'll be able to get all the songs in this year's mix without having to put them back together again!


Atomic Dawg said...

Loved all the tracks again this year. Thanks so much for continuing researching and publishing these records and mixes.

Christofari said...

Halloween greetings and sincere congratulations, John - this years' Spooktacular is more brilliant than I dared hope!

So many thanks for all the passion, dedication and hard work you, and Roger, put into it all.
Have a great time tonight; all my love to you and yours

John AKA Reggaexx said...

Thanks guys! Happy Halloween!

MMcC said...

Hey, just catching up with this now! Thanks so much for putting together another mix! I will listen to them tonight!