Mr Scruff's Halloween playlist

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  • 28 October 2011
Mr Scruff's Hallowe'en playlist

Featuring Fela Kuti, Le Noiz, Giuliano Sorgini and Whodini

Fela Kuti - ‘Zombie’

A 12-and-a-half minute afro-funk groove from the father of Afrobeat. The lyrics are about the Nigerian army, but it works perfectly well in a spooky situation.

Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield & Stephen Stills - ‘Season Of The Witch’

Before he was one quarter of CSN&Y, blues guitarist Stills led this lengthy cover of Donovan’s pioneering psych-rock number, as sampled by The Pharcyde on 'Ya Mama'

Giuliano Sorgini - ‘The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue’

Creepy yet occasionally poppy soundtrack to Jorge Grau’s 1974 Spanish/Italian horror. It was a very scarce and expensive album to get hold of before last year's CD reissue.

Whodini - ‘The Freaks Come Out At Night’

Early 80s electro-hip hop. I remember playing this on tape back in 1985 when I was part of a spooky themed carnival float!

Le Noiz - ‘I’m Scared’

Another pioneering work, this one from the alter ego of Jesse Saunders. Near impossible to track down online, but you can listen to the B-side, ‘Get Out’.

Mr Scruff, Potterrow, Edinburgh, Thu 17 Nov; The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 18 Nov.

Fela Kuti - Zombie (full length)

Season of the Witch - Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills

The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue(Too Many Titles)Soundtrack - Part 2

Whodini - Freaks come out at Night (original)

Mr Scruff

Eclectic Ninja Tune mixologist whose set could include jazz, soul, funk, disco, house or hip hop. But usually all of these things and more besides.

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