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Here’s Johnny with his Halloween radio Riot!

Vampires, werewolves, train rides to hell and…raving about wire coat hangers!!!!!!!

Johnny Maraca’s Rock & Roll Riot was cancelled in January of 2018 because 97.7 the Beach changed its playlist to 1970s and newer music, so my mostly ’50s and ’60s tunes were considered too old.

The one show I always looked forward to creating was my Halloween Riot. I mixed scary classics with obscure but spooky songs and, because it was Halloween, when you can stretch the boundaries a bit…some harder stuff!

And…some clips from The Haunting, Carrie, Count Floyd and The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

This ran on Halloween, 2014

Segment One

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins–I put a spell on you

Gene Vincent–Race with the devil

Imelda May–wild woman

Chuck Berry–downbound train

Brian Setzer Orchestra–ghost radio

The Clovers–love potion #9

Little Richard–heeby jeebies

Segment Two

Carlos Casal Jr.–don’t meet Mr. Frankenstein

Blue Oyster Cult–Joan Crawford

Johnny Cash–ghost riders in the sky

Billy Lee Riley–flying saucer rock and roll

Jace Everett–bad things (True Blood theme)

Kitty in a Casket–bride of the monster

Segment Three

Alice Cooper–cold Ethyl

Los Straitjackets–Munsters theme

Rob Zombie–Halloween (she’s so mean)

Johnny Fuller–haunted house

Smiley Smith–voodoo woman

Lee Aaron–lady of the darkest night

Vincent Price…saying goodnight as only he could!

 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock and roll pioneer

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is going into the rock and roll hall of fame in April. Long overdue.

Research material: Shout Sister Shout, by Gayle F. Wald.

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