31 Oct

One of my favorite shows of the year, not just because I get to play some favorite Halloween songs, but because when trick or treaters come to the door, I get to guess who they’re dressed up as. Of course, instead of handing out candy, I play a song that matches their costume. This year, somehow, a cat rang the doorbell, so I played a couple songs in honor of National Cat Day. By the way – and no surprise here – Holly Cole won the prize for the spookiest song. It may not be a Halloween song, but it’s fabulously scary, if you ask me.

(TRICK OR TREATER)  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Less w/ Houston Person  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • (Ron DeSantis)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (Jeffrey Daumer)  /  HUNGRY MAN  /  Mark Winkler  /  “West Coast Cool”
  • I’D RATHER BE BURNED AS A WITCH  /  Rene Marie  /  “I Wanna Be Evil”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  Tom Rust  /  “Are We There Yet?”
  • (Herschel Walker)  /  LITTLE WHITE LIES  /  Ella Fitzgerald /  “Ella Swings Lightly”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  /  “After Midnight”
  • (A Cat)  /  THE ALLEY CAT SONG  /  Gemma Sherry  /  “Let’s Get Serious”
  • EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A CAT  /  Jamie Cullum  /  “Jazz Loves Disney”
  • (Rochelle Walinsky)  /  UNDECIDED  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MIDNIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT HAUNTED BALLROOM  /  Josie Falbo  /  “You Must Believe In Spring”
  • (Kanye West)  /  TWISTED  /  Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross  /  “The Best Of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Tony Bennett & Dave Brubeck  /  “Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions”
  • YOU’VE GOT A SECRET  /  Holly Cole  /  \“Montreal”
  • I DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Stacey Kent  /  “Jan Lundgren Trio Plays Music of Victor Young”
  • (Elon Musk)  /  DESTINATION MOON  /  Dinah Washington  /  “Dinah ’62”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Candace Springs  /  “The Women Who Raised Me”
  • SWEET PUMPKIN  /  Samara Joy  /  “Sweet Pumpkin”
  • (Liz Truss)  /  I CAN’T WAIT TO MISS YOU  /  Jack Jones  /  “Love Ballad”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Lillie Kae  /  “The Nearness Of You”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Lee Rittenour  /  “Stolen Moments”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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