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Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 4:18 am
by Nostalgiascape
There seems to be an old tradition in country music that is lost now in the modern pop country era. The tradition of seriously creepy songs. Songs like Ode to Billy Joe, One Dyin and A burying, me and little Andy, and Psycho by Eddie Noac. And while not all creepy country songs would fit on a Halloween mix, some do. If you do your research online you'll discover such songs and I hope you'll listen to them late at night with the lights out.

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:11 am
by Andybev01
J.D. Mcpherson 'A Gentle Awakening'.

More blues than country but the same spirit...so to speak.

https://youtu.be/U_GEch9cyJg

On a happy note check out his Christmas album, ' Socks'.

It was released last year; all original compositions and came out of the blue light a bolt of lightning.

All of the songs are on YouTube and are little animated videos.

My favorite is 'Holly, Carol Candy & Joy'.

https://g.co/kgs/YYFQLz

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 am
by Murfreesboro
Oh, I remember Ode to Billy Jo. The girl who wrote it (Bobbie Gentry?) was from Mississippi, so she was quite the celebrity in my home state back in the day.

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:23 pm
by Nostalgiascape
Ode to Billy Joe was eerie. I still picture dead eyes in the river water staring at me when I hear it.

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:27 am
by Pumpkin_Head
I think this was by Charlie Daniels. The title, if I remember correctly was "The Wooded Swamp." That was one creepy song that told a story that could be a great movie if done right. ".......you can hear 4 young men screaming. You can hear one old man laugh..."

Mike


Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:23 am
by Murfreesboro
Alan Jackson's Midnight in Montgomery is a ghost story.

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:18 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
This is not a country song, but it's pretty creepy. It was composed by Henry Mancini. It's the main theme to the movie "Experiment in Terror." Ernie Bishop used that song as the opening theme to his tv show "Creature Features" which aired in Chicago on WGN. "Creature Features" was among the first of those shows that featured the old Universal monster classics, among others, and was hosted by Ernie Bishop. He would recite a poem at the beginning of every show to introduce the movie, but instead of making an appearance, there was a picture of a character played by Lon Chaney Sr (Lon Chaney Jr.s father). I have that song on vinyl, and a whole myriad of Henry Mancini master pieces.

Mike


Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:02 am
by Murfreesboro
Oh, Mancini was great, but you're right, he wasn't country.

Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:36 pm
by Pumpkin_Head
Mancini is one of my all time favs. Charlie Daniels did, I think, a few songs that told scary stories if memory serves me well. On the tv show "The Waltons," Jason writes a song about the ghost of a Civil War soldier's wife who could be seen mourning her dead husband. That song was VERY country in both the story and the way it was performed.

Mike


Re: Creepy Country Songs

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:05 am
by Chana468
I've been checking in for a while now though. Glad to see the core group is still here.




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