VARIOUS – THE SHADOW KNOWS MORE – 35 SCARY TALES FROM THE VAULTS OF HORROR – BEAR FAMILY CD

  • Here comes the 2nd part of Bear Family’s mystery series! Sometimes orchestral, sometimes horror-rockabilly, in any case mysterious!
  • There has always been horror, as the present recordings from four decades, from 1930 to 1966, prove!
  • As in the first volume of ‘The Shadow Knows’, the title refers to the legendary radio series of the early 1930s. The original intro to the radio series here for the first time on CD!
  • A sort of title song in this unique compilation is The Shadow Knows by Gene Vincent’s Blue Cap Paul Peek.
  • Mighty threatening orchestral interludes come from Ted Heath, Jimmy Carroll and the ‘’small’’ orchestra, The Champs, while it swings menacingly when Louis Armstrong is afraid of the Spooks and Putney Dandridge and his orchestra discover the Skeleton In The Closet!
  • There’s also a series of rockabilly rhythms that will freeze your blood in your veins, including some instrumentals, especially the groovy Theme from ‘The Devils Hand’ by Baker Knight, and also Duane Eddy, Freddy Countryman and even the Mexican Los Gibson Boys with El Vampiro.
  • By far the greatest rarity is a radio transcription by Dean Martin from 1954, his version of Ghost Riders In The Sky!
  • The colorful 24-page booklet is, as always, peppered with booklet stories about recordings and artists, written by Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl, and numerous photos and illustrations
1. Monster Gonzales – Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers,
2. Murder In The Graveyard – Screamin’ Lord Sutch,
3. Graveyard – The Phantom Five,
4. Frenzy – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins,
5. Midnight Monsters Hop – Jack & Jim,
6. The Ghost Hop – The Surfmen,
7. The Monsters Hop – Bert Convy,
8. I Was A Teenage Werewolf – Movie Trailer,
9. Wolf Call – Lord Dent & The Invaders,
10. Rockin’ In The Graveyard – Jackie Morningstar,
11. Goofy Dry Bones – The Goofers,
12. Black Sunday – Movie Trailer,
13. Zombie – Gene Kardos & His Orchestra,
14. Strollin’ Spooks – Ken Nordine & His Kinsmen,
15. Dragonfly – Tommy Dee & The Mellotones,
16. Ghost Satellite – Bob & Jerry,
17. Plan 9 From Outer Space – Movie Trailer,
18. Creature From Outer Space – Sonny Day & The Tony Ray Combo,
19. Ghost Train – The Swanks,
20. Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost – George Morgan,
21. The Headless Horseman – Kay Starr with The Billy Butterfield Quintet,
22. Ghost Trains – Hank Snow,
23. Ghost Riders In The Sky – The Chantays,
24. The Boogie Man – The Cadillacs,
25. Horror Of Dracula – Movie Trailer,
26. Vampira – Bobby Bare,
27. The Cat – Rod Willis,
28. The Shadow Knows – The Coasters,
29. Dead – The Poets,
30. Goo Goo Muck – Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads,
31. Demon Lover – Lynn Cornell,
32. The Rockin’ Ghost – Archie Bleyer,
33. Spooky – George Barnes,
34. The Shadow Knows – Link Wray & His Raymen
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