Nothing can add more to the ambiance of a Halloween party than some spooky music. I put together a mix of tunes with death as a theme, and found some fun oldies too.

Our first mix is an eerie, yet upbeat set of tunes that cover the topic of life and death—in the most thoughtful way—mixing rock and more moody stuff. Also, one playlist from Mixcloud [DJ All That Jazz, Leeds] featuring old, classic jazz tunes to add a bit of whimsy to the gathering.


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Spooky Swinging Dance Party

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FROM DJ ALL THAT JAZZ, LEEDS: Songs with a sense of fun and humor.
NB: gaps between tunes are for dancers to change partners!
Blossom Dearie – Moonlight Saving Time
Louis Armstrong – Spooks
Julie London – This October
Fats Waller – There’s Honey On The Moon Tonight
The Olympics – Dance By The Light Of The Moon
Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ For My Baby
Pee Wee Hunt – The Devil Is Afraid of Music
Jan Savitt & His Top Hatters – Night Must Fall
Bon Bon – Jumpin’ In The Moon
Etta James – By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Nat King Cole – Let’s Face The Music
Grady Tate – Moondance
Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Moon (Live)
Ray Charles – Night Time Is The Right Time
Jerry Paxton & His Orchestra – Night & Day
The Pandoras – Haunted Beach Party
Neil Diamond – Thank The Lord For The Night Time
Round Robin – I’m The Wolfman
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – A Night At Tony’s
Moondog – Lament 1, ‘Bird’s Lament’
Georgie Fame – Last Night
Robert Parker – In the Midnight Hour
Sarah Vaughan – How High The Moon
George Paxton & His Orchestra – Jug Night