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Monsters, Vampires, Voodoos and Spooks - 33 Slabs of Undead Rock 'N' Roll

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The 1950s saw a huge renaissance of Horror, Monster and Vampire movies, TV shows and comics in the United States, which coincided with the arrival of Rock and Roll. This led to the appearance of a plethora of novelty discs, often on tiny, mysterious, local record labels, some of which crossed over to become major hits. This is a fun, 33-track celebration of such recordings, ranging from the downright obscure to multi-million-sellers. Includes hits like John Zacherle's ghoulish Dinner With Drac, Sheb Wooley's high octane Purple People Eater and the genre's biggest-ever success, Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt Kickers' perennial Monster Mash. Plus serious collectors' items from Carl Bonafede, Kip Tyler, Jackie Morningstar, Scottie Stuart, Leroy Bowman and The Arrows, Earl Patterson with The Darts, Frank N. Stein and The Tombstones and Jimmy Dee and The Meteors. Also features such diverse and unlikely names as Screamin' Jay Hawkins, LaVern Baker, Bo Diddley, The Big Bopper, The Hollywood Flames, Bert Convy, Johnny Fuller, Bob McFadden and Dor, Screaming Lord Sutch, etc. Many of the rarer sides featured herein are unavailable elsewhere on CD.