“The Little Monster Mash” by Richard F. Yates


Last night I got the chance to DJ a kids’ Halloween party at the Longview Public Library (in Longview, Washington, USA,) and I’ve got this to say about little kids: those little suckers like to dance! I played some moldy oldies from the 40s and 50s, some modern tunes, novelty songs – jazz – punk – techno – and back again, and the kids kept right on dancing! Overall, not a bad way to spend an evening!

Here’s what I played:

1. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”
2. Rosemary Clooney – “The Wobblin Goblin”
3. Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash”
4. The Citizens of Halloween (w/ Danny Elfman) – “This is Halloween”
5. Ray Parker Jr. – “Ghostbusters”
6. David Seville – “Witch Doctor”
7. Phil Harris – “The Thing”
8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “A Nightmare on My Street”
9. Kay Starr with The Billy Butterfield Quintet – “The Headless Horseman”
10. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
11. Vic Mizzy and His Orchestra and Chorus – “The Addams Family: Main Theme (Vocal)”
12. Sheb Wooley – “The Purple People Eater”
13. Jumpin’ Gene Simmons – “Haunted House”
14. Fat Freddy & Neal Hefti – “Batman Theme”
15. Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party”
16. Warren Zevon – “Werewolves of London”
17. Meco – “Theme from Close Encounters”
18. Ramones – “Pet Sematary”
19. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – “Halloween Spooks”
20. Whodini – “The Haunted House of Rock”
21. The Calypso Carnival – “Zombie Jamboree”
22. The Ivies – “Voodoo”
23. Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash” [My only repeat, but it was the “Little Monster Mash” so I think it’s okay…]
24. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast – “The Time Warp”
25. Harry Belafonte – “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)”
26. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso – “Roar”
27. White Zombie – “I’m Your Boogie Man (Sex on the Rocks Mix)”
28. Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – “The Ghost of Smokey Joe”
29. The Wolf Sisters – “Big Bad Wolf”
30. Prince – “Batdance”

—Richard F. Yates

About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)
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