Zacherle discography

This is just about as complete a discography of Zacherle as you're going to find.  All LPs and singles are listed (including the B-sides), as well as some compilations that are exclusively by him.  However, his songs have appeared on a number of other records and have been covered as well (see the Fuzztones, for example) or Rob Zombie's Halloween Hootenanny album.

John Zacherle was a horror movie host back in the Shock Theater days (i.e., when the Universal Monster movies were released as a big package to tv).  He also put out several albums of original and parody songs along monster themes.

Note that his name is sometimes spelled Zacherley (or even misspelled
Zacherly).  Long story.

Spook Along With Zacherle (1960)
01 - Coolest Little Monster
02 - A Wicked Thought
03 - Goul View Commercial
04 - Sure Sign of Spring
05 - Transylvania P.T.A
06 - Frank and Drac Are Back
07 - Come with Me to Transylvania
08 - Spider Man Lullaby
09 - Ring-a-ding Orangoutang
10 - Baying at the Moon
11 - Zacherley for President

Reissued on Crestview records in 1963 under the title "Zacherley's Monster Gallery," CRV 803. The original album packaging included a "Zacherley for President" book and poster set.

Monster Mash (1962)
01 - Monster Mash
02 - Hurry Bury Baby
03 - Let's Twist Again (Mummy Time is H
04 - Gravy (with some Cyanide)
05 - I'm the Ghoul from Wolverton Moun
06 - Popeye (the Gravedigger)
07 - Limb from Limbo Rock
08 - Weird Watusi
09 - Pistol Stomp
10- Dinner with Drac
11 - The Ha-Ha-Ha
12 - The Bat
13 - Dinner With Drac (Part 2)

Scary Tales (1963)
01.1 - Scary Tales #1
01.2 - Scary Tales #2
01.3 - Scary Tales #3
02 - A-Tisket, A-Casket
03 - Hansel & Gretel
04 - Clementine
05 - Happy Halloween
06 - Monster Monkey
07 - The Spider & The Fly
08 - A-B-C
09 - Little Red Riding Hood
10 - Surfboard 109
11 - Dear, Dear Valentine
misc. - Dummy Doll
misc. - Hello, Dolly
misc. - Igor
misc. - Lunch With Monster Goose
misc. - The Ha-Ha-Ha (alt)
misc. - Weird Watusi (alt)

The "misc" tracks are bonuses on the cd version.  These were singles and alternate versions/takes of other songs.  The first three tracks were in parallel grooves on the record so you wouldn't know which the stylus would fall into.  Neat trick, huh?  Monty Python did something similar on one of their albums just to mess with fans' heads.

Dead Man's Ball (1996)
01 - Dead Man's Ball
02 - Happy Halloween
03 - Grave Robbing Tonight
04 - Dinner With Drac
05 - Come With Me To Transylvania
06 - Zach TV Audio (1)
07 - Formaldehyde
08 - Spiderman Lullabye
09 - Zach TV Audio (2)
10 - Doc Frankenstein
11 - Enternal Polyester
12 - Zach TV Audio (3)
13 - Werewolf Bite Me
14 - Zach TV Audio (4)
15 - Coolest Little Monster
16 - Zach TV Audio (5)
17 - Zach Is Back
18 - Zach

Interment For Two (2005)
01 - DEAD-ication
02 - Interment For Two
03 - Zombie Zoo
04 - Dear Valentine
05 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967
06 - Satan's Country Line Dance
07 - Renfield Laugh
08 - A Wicked Thought
09 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967 No.2
10 - Frankenstein's Den
11 - Isobel
12 - Monster Blues
13 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967 No.3
14 - Satan's Country Line Dance with Hoedown
15 - Hercules Commercial Loop
16 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967 No.4
17 - Steve Allen Visits 1963 (Laffter
18 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967 No.5
19 - Missing Monster 1958 (Earle Dowd)
20 - Vintage Zach Radio Ad 1967 No.6
21 - Dirty Danube

More about the first three albums here:
http://thedarkforestvault.blogspot.com/search/label/Zacherley


Compilation albums

These collect songs from the first three (read: classic) albums above, although there are some songs that only appeared on singles (see Singles section below).  I don't have a year for either of these, but I believe they also date from the '60s.

Monster Mash Party
01 - Monster Mash
02 - Monsters Have Problems, Too*
03 - Frank And Drac Are Back
04 - Lunch With Mother Goose*
05 - I'm The Ghoul From Wolverton Mountain
06 - Monster Monkey
07 - Ring A Ding Aurangotang*
08 - Popeye
09 - A-B-C
10 - Eighty Two Tombstones*
11 - Dear Dear Valentine
12 - Gravy
13 - Baying At The Moon
14 - The Bat
15 - Scarey Tales From Mother Goose*
16 - A Sure Sign Of Spring
17 - Weird Watusi
18 - Hansel & Gretel
19 - The Ha Ha Ha*
20 - Transylvania P.T.A

Dinner with Drac
01 - Dinner With Drac
02 - Come With Me To Transylvania
03 - Pistol Stomp
04 - Ghoul View Commercial
05 - Dummy Doll
06 - Happy Halloween
07 - Let's Twist Again
08 - I Was a Teenage Caveman*
09 - Hello Dolly
10 - A Tisket, A Casket
11 - Surfboard 109
12 - Coolest Little Monster
13 - Clementine
14 - Hurry, Bury Baby
15 - Zacherle For President
16 - Little Red Riding Hood
17 - Limb From Limbo Rock
18 - The Spider And The Fly
19 - A Wicket Thought
20 - Igor
21 - Spiderman Lullabye

*Did not appear on any other album (except the bonus tracks on the cd version of Scary Tales).



Singles

Normally I wouldn't list these, but some singles contain songs that only show up on compilation albums that contain songs from Zach's earlier albums.

1958 - Igor / Dinner With Drac
1958 - Dinner With Drac (Part 1 / Part 2)
1958 - Eighty-Two Tombstones / Lunch With Mother Goose
1958 - I Was a Teen Age Cave Man / Dummy Doll
1960 - Coolest Little Monster / Ring-A-Ding Orangoutang
1962 - Hurry Bury Baby / Dinner With Drac
1964 - Monsters Have Problems Too / Hello Dolly


Radio special

This is a bootleg of a 1988 radio special hosted by Zacherle on WCBS FM 101 in New York.  More here:
http://universalhorrorsounds.blogspot.com/2007/10/halloween-countdown-25-zacherle-1988.html

Part 01 (Peek-A-Boo, Abracadabra, Monster Mash, The Cockroach That Are Cincinnati, Bad Moon Rising)
Part 02 (The Martian Hop, Wooly Bully, Haunted House, Dinner With Drac-Part 2, Superstition)
Part 03 (I Put A Spell On You, Stranded In The Jungle, My Baby Must Be A Magician, The Thing)
Part 04 (Ghostbusters, They`re Coming To Take Me Away, That Old Black Magic, The Ha-Ha-Ha, It`s Magic)
Part 05 (My Head Is Spinning, People Are Strange, Walkin Through A Cemetery, Flying Saucer(original version), Purple People Eater)
Part 06 (Dark Lady, The Addams Family, Out Of Limits, King Kong, Devil Or Angel)
Part 07 (Dinner With Drac, Witchy Woman, Witch Doctor, Werewolves Of London)
Part 08 (Evil Woman, Frankenstein`s Party, Devil With A Blue Dress On, Good Golly Miss Molly)
Part 09 (Twilight Zone, If You Look Just Like Frankenstein, The Monster Rap, Dead Man`s Stroll)
Part 10 (Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, Devil In Disquise, Witch Queen Of New Orleans, Do You Believe In Magic, Happy Halloween)


Further reading:

An incomplete discography where I found some of the above info:

http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/john_zacherley

The Dark Forest - Good music blog that talks a bit about the first three albums.
http://thedarkforestvault.blogspot.com/search/label/Zacherley


   

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