Release Date: 12/08/23
-Autumn. Halloween. Horror. Bear Family RecordsÂ© presents a CD compilation all about creepy-crawlies: 'Beware! Insects and Spiders'!
-With 28 recordings from 1937 to 1966 around 'the big creepy crawlies' the horror comes alive!
-Spanning genres, we hear famous artists such as Lionel Hampton, Chubby Checker and Brook Benton as well as lesser-known tunes, some on CD for the first time.
-Some instrumentals, a song by Belgian singer Freddy Sunders and an early recording featuring Jimi Hendrix are among the many highlights.
-Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from country, surf rock, exotica and pop to rhythm 'n' blues, jazz and swing and a main focus on rock 'n' roll.
-The 16-page color booklet includes song annotations by Marc Mittelacher and many often rare photos and memorabilia!
Imagine ladybugs, butterflies or honeybees and Halloween doesn't exactly come to mind. But have you ever looked at a praying mantis in close-up? At the latest then you will learn to be creeped out. Such images were used as models for classic horror movies, oversized insects and spiders became song themes, the fear of spiders, one of the primeval fears of mankind, comes to life here.
This handpicked compilation presents a wide spectrum of genres of past times, classics, but also many rarities. About a third of the recordings are pure instrumentals, incl. - as a special highlight - an early recording by Curtis Knight & The Squires, whose lead guitarist was a young Jimi Hendrix! Guitar virtuoso Buddy Merrill opens the CD album, and from jazzman Lionel Hampton with his Orch. comes the oldest instrumental recording (1937). Extremely annoying flies are sung about by Hank Williams and Chubby Checker, with Martin Denny's Tsetse Fly it turns exotic. The classic and cult film 'Tarantula' has also left its 'footprint' in the music world and is represented here by no less than 4 performers.
|Label: Bear Family Records
|Run Time: 65:00 mins
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