Maybe it’s the humidity, but this year it has taken us a little while longer than usual to get into the Halloween spirit. Then on Friday, we were hit with a double-shot of spooky action: First Trent Reznor’s cover of John Carpenter’s Halloween theme, then our announcement of HalloVVeen 2017, October 31 at Hojoko in The Fenway.

Now that the spirits have taken hold, we turn our attention to one of our most favorite October traditions: Jonathan Toubin’s annual Halloween mix.

Pulled from original 45rpm vinyl and Toubin’s own unmatched hustle, this year’s 27-track, hour-long mix is, as the DJ himself describes it, “a fantastic voyage deep into nightmares, madness, witchcraft, voodoo, and the zombie lifestyle.” Officially dubbed Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train 2017 Haunted Hop Halloween Mix, the collection of lost and loved ’60s jams with a slice of sinister is once again the perfect party-starter, party-elongator, and party-closer.

In addition, Toubin is taking his multimedia New York Night Train Haunted Hop Halloween party to seven cities along the East Coast and Midwest later this month, and while there is no Boston date, at least we have the mix to keep us undead. Peep the full tour dates, as well as the Haunted Hop tack listing, below.

Haunted Hop Halloween Tour Dates:
October 25: Chicago at The Hideout
October 26: Detroit at Third Man Records Cass Corridor
October 27: Columbus at Double Happiness
October 28: Pittsburgh at Spirit
October 29: Washington DC at Comet Ping Pong
October 30: Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s
October 31: New York at Knockdown Center

Featured Toubin image by Alexander Thompson.

Haunted Hop Halloween Mix Track Listing:
1. The Madmen “Haunted” (Cloister, 1963)
2. The Soul Shakers “Savage A Go Go” (Triangle, ?)
3. Ichabod and the Cranes “The Turtle” (Coral, 1964)
4. Hound Dog Clowns “Wicked Witch” (Uni, 1968)
5. Whyte Boots “Nightmare” (Phillips, 1966)
6. Kip Tyler “She’s My Witch” (Ebb, 1958)
7. Satan’s Breed “Laugh Myself to the Grave” (A-L-M, 1966)
8. Swamp Rats “Psycho” (St. Claire, 1966)
9. The Motivations “The Birds” (Pride, 1963)
10. The Lapels “Bad Luck” (Fortune, 1964)
11. Wolfman Jack and the Wolf Pack “Don’t You Just Know It” (Bread, 1965)
12. Suzi Jane Hokom “Need All The Help I Can Get” (MGM, 1966)
13. Gaitley and Fitzgerald “Séance Day” (Bornwin, 1967)
14. Sir Julian at The Organ with Orchestra and Chorus “Séance on A Wet Afternoon” (Ascot, 1965)
15. Dr. Shock “After Midnight” (East Coast, ?)
16. Roy Brown “Great Casaboo” (Gert, 1965)
17. Tabby Thomas “Hoodo Party” (Excello, 1962)
18. Chaos Incorporated “Daktari Ooh-Ah” (S.P.Q.R., 1967)
19. Big T Tyler “King Kong” (Aladdin, 1957)
20. Willie Wright and His Sparklers (Federal, 1960)
21. The Flaming Kings “Hey La-De-Da” (Bru-Cla,?)
22. Shalimar Thompson “Voodoo Mash, Pt 2” (Del Fi Ascetate, 1962)
23. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds “Spider Baby” (In The Red, 2017)
24. The Weirdos “E.S.P. (Theme for Shock Theatre)” (LAN-CET, 1962)
25. Jim Burgett with Don Ralke and His Orchestra “The Living Dead (Columbia, 1961)
26. The Raves “Everything’s Fire” (Smash, 1968)
27. Count Gregore and the Transylvanians “Theme from Nightmare” (Nightmare,?)

 

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