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Playlist for Oct.31, 2009 ("Route 666 Ghoul Express")

A Halloween edition of "Route 666 Ghoul Express" includes readings from Poe by Christopher Walken and Iggy Pop, and music from Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, and Robert Johnson. Also: an interview with Tinsley Ellis in anticipation of his appearance in Springfield on November 7.

10pm-11pmRocky Horror Picture Show cast: Science Fiction/Double Feature (Richard O'Brien) (4:38) CD TITLE: "Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack" (Rhino)Christopher Walken (reader): Poe's "The Raven" (music by Wayne Kroner) (8:30) CD TITLE: "Closed On Account of Rabies" (Mercury)Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking (Dave Bartholemew/Pearl King) (2:32) CD TITLE: "The Rock'n'Roll Era--1954-1955" (Time-Life)Colin Linden: Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney) (2:48) CD TITLE: "Now This Is What We Call Blues" (Telarc)Iggy Pop (reader): Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" (contains musical excerpts from "Psycho Music Box" and Killer Waits" [F.Sacci Jr.] and "Mein Bruder" [J.Mageras/L.Franke]) (14:26) CD TITLE: "Closed On Account of Rabies" (Mercury)Fleetwood Mac: My Heart Beats Like A Hammer (Jeremy Spencer) (2:55) CD TITLE: "Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac" (Blue Horizon/Sire)Howlin' Wolf: Killing Floor (Chester Arthur Burnett) (2:51) CD TITLE: "The Chess Box 3" (MCA/Chess)Sonny Boy Williamson: Unseeing Eye" (Sonny Boy Williamson) (3:08) CD TITLE: "The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson" (MCA/Chess)Rocky Horror Picture Show cast: Science Fiction/Double Feature (Reprise) (Richard O'Brien) (1:26) CD TITLE: "Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack" (Rhino)

INTERVIEW with TINSLEY ELLIS, with two of his songs in the background: Cold Love, Hot Night and Loving for Today (both written by Tinsley Ellis, from the "Speak No Evil" CD on Alligator)

11pm-MidnightRobert Cray: Trick or Treat (Otis Redding) (3:10) CD TITLE: "Sweet Potato Pie" (Mercury)Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers: Give Me Back My Wig (Hound Dog Taylor) (4:36) CD TITLE: "Deluxe Edition" (Alligator)Roomful of Blues: Lipstick, Powder and Paint (Stone) (2:40) CD TITLE: "That's Right!" (Alligator)Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas: Put A Hump in Your Back (Nathan Williams) (3:47) CD TITLE: "Let's Go!" (Rounder)John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (with Eric Clapton): Evil Woman Blues (Peter Green) (4:02) CD TITLE: "A Hard Road" (Deram)Screamin' Jay Hawkins: She Put the Wamee on Me (Hawkins) (3:01) CD TITLE: "The Mercury Blues'n'Rhythm Story--1945-55" (Mercury)Clarence Brewer: Halloween Blues (Clarence Brewer) (5:07) CD TITLE: "King Clarentz" (HMG/Hightone)Mannish Boys with Bobby Jones: Dead Letter Blues (Johnny O'Neil) (3:49) CD TITLE: "Lowdown Feelin'" (Delta Groove)Kim Wilson: Tortured (Wilson/Korchmar) (4:18) CD TITLE: "Get the Blues 2" (NARM/Ryko)Hubert Sumlin (with Sam McClain): A Soul That's Been Abused (R.Earl) (7:20) CD TITLE: "Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party" (Shout Factory)John Hammond: Murder in the Red Barn (Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan) (5:56) CD TITLE: "Wicked Grin" (Point Blank)Michael Burks: Ice Pick Through My Heart (Burks/Iglauer/James) (6:52) CD TITLE: "Iron Man" (Alligator)James Cotton: She's Murder (James Burke Oden) (2:25) CD TITLE: "Best of the Verve Years" (Verve)

Midnight-1amB.B. King: Don't Answer the Door (Mark Johnson) (5:11) CD TITLE: "King of the Blues" (MCA)Muddy Waters: Standing There Trembling (Morganfield) (2:21) CD TITLE: "Rare & Unissued" (MCA/Chess)Jason Ricci & New Blood: Keep the Wolf From My Door (Ed Michaels) (5:41) CD TITLE: "Done With the Devil" (Eclecto Groove)Howlin' Wolf: The Backdoor Wolf (Ralph Bass/Eddie Shaw) (4:02) CD TITLE: "The Back Door Wolf" (MCA/Chess)Monster Mike Welch: I Got a Strange Feeling (Dixon/Perkins) (3:29) CD TITLE: "Just Like It Is" (BGB Records)Don Shipps & the Titanic Blues Band: It Almost Killed Me (Don Shipps) (3:52) CD TITLE: "It's A Miracle" (self-released CD)Hot Box: Shivers (author not listed) (5:41) CD TITLE: "Hot Box" (self-released CD)Koko Taylor (with Willie Dixon): Insane Asylum (Willie Dixon) (4:23) CD TITLE: "Koko Taylor (Blues Classics series)" (MCA/Chess)Professor Longhair: Her Mind Is Gone (Roy Byrd) (4:23) CD TITLE: "Crawfish Fiesta" (Alligator)Kenny Neal: Devil Child (Kenny Neal/Bob Greenlee) (3:14) CD TITLE: "Devil Child" (Alligator)Champion Jack Dupree: Bad Blood (Jack Dupree) (4:00) CD TITLE: "Blues From the Gutter" (Atlantic)Miko Zito: The Dead of Night (Mike Zito) (4:05) CD TITLE: "Pearl River" (Eclecto Groove)John Nemeth: Daughter of the Devil (John Nemeth) (4:00) CD TITLE: "Love Me Tonight" (Blind Pig)Robert Johnson: Hellhound on My Trail (Johnson) (2:37) CD TITLE: "King of the Delta Blues Singers" (Columbia/Legacy)