This one's been shared several times; at least once at the Mostly Ghostly Music Sharing Blaaaaaghhhh
: the Winchell's Donut House Halloween Record.
I owned a copy of this record in 1976, when I was a kid-- though I haven't seen it literally
in decades. It's cute... creepy enough to stir the Halloween gland, with a mild bit of safety advice for the kiddies before going out trick-or-treating.
This is one of those things that make me wonder what's happened to the Holiday I loved as a kid. I mean, nearly everybody was on the same page in those days.. here's a recent story for a California location of
Winchell's, planning to set aside Halloween to give out treats to the kids-- only in MY day
... the idea of a store planning to give out treats on Halloween wasn't considered news
, it was a typical holiday occurrence!! Kudos to Winchell's for keeping up the tradition!!
Sadly... there isn't even a Winchell's Donut House within 3 states of me these days, so I cannot show my suppport by bringin' the kids by on OcT 31-- but I'll be there in spirit!
I'll do something donut-related... maybe I'll go to a Krispy Kreme!But I Digress....
This cute little record has some great features, as Halloween records go: Humor,
a well-executed spooky story
, and great spine-chilling sound effects
.... The effects, in fact, are good enough to stand alone as isolated sfx-tracks. So, I pulled out the ol' audio editor, and chopped it to bits.Tracklist:1. The full album2. The scary story, isolated3. The sound-effects sequence
4. "It looks like a pumpkin pie... with clothes on"5. A deep ghost moan (yeah, yeah, same one from my 'essential scary sounds' entry. I know) 6. "Watch out for ghosts." (see above)
7. Pumpkin laugh turns to Witch Laugh
9. Witch laugh, isolated10. Owl11. Wind
All are taken from the original album, just edited & isolated for easy use...Click Here for the Winchell's Donut House Halloween Record
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