Ten creepy songs and quirky notes to rattle your Halloween bones

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Image: Indie Art South

It’s that time of year again, and for us Halloween enthusiasts, it’s a favorite holiday full of imagination and treats. Once dark comes in our neck of the ‘burbs, the doorbell starts ringing and stays in motion for about two hours. Music enhances the mood, and I personally selected ten creepy songs to rattle your Halloween bones.

This is a purely subjective, non-academic list, and I included some ‘quirkies’ about the songs as well. Did you know one of the most popular Halloween tunes was actually banned by a network?
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Lefty Frizzell, who died young, gets a slice of immortality from the LOC

The US Library of Congress selects 25 sound titles each year for special preservation because of their importance to our culture and history. Among the diverse titles selected in 2019 are works by artists like Cindy Lauper, Jay-Z, and Richie Valens. What prompted me to write about this, however, was the induction of Lefty Frizzell, one of the greatest influencers on country music in my lifetime. If you’ve ever heard “Long Black Veil” covered, you can thank Frizzell. Continue reading “Lefty Frizzell, who died young, gets a slice of immortality from the LOC”