JEEPERS CREEPERS: GREAT SONGS FROM HORROR FILMS - Various Artists
LABEL: Red Circle
TRACK LISTING: Who Killed Teddy Bear - Tammi Tappan, Goody Goody - Lynette Perry & Zacherley, Look For A Star - Guy Haines, I've Written A Letter To Daddy/Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? - Katherine Helmond & Remy Zaken, The Faithful Heart - Rebecca Luker, Hey You/Faro-La Faro-Li (Song of the New Wine) - Judy Kaye & the Scarlettes, Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte - Christiane Noll, Jeepers Creepers - Sharon McNight, The Blob - Alison Fraser, Aurora - Michelle Nicastro, Mothra's Song - Theresa Finamore & Juliana A. Hansen, You're My Living Doll - Susan Gordon, Stella By Starlight - Brent Barrett, I Was A Teenage Horror Medley: You Gotta Have Ee-Ooo/Eeny Meeny Miney Moe/Daddy Bird - Jason Graae
IMPRESSIONS: This is a really unusual one and totally unique as a consequence. Most of the songs have nothing to do with a horror theme but just happened to be featured in a horror film: from Universal horror of the 40s up to the 21st century with JEEPERS CREEPERS. I had the good fortune to meet the late Richard Valley several times at monster movie conventions and he was always very enthusiastic about this album. It's a shame a second volume was never made.
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Who Killed Teddy Bear? - Tammi Tappan, Goody Goody - Lynette Perry & Zacherley, Look For A Star - Guy Haines, I've Written A Letter To Daddy/Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? - Katherine Helmond & Remy Zaken, Hey You/Faro-La Faro-Li (Song of the New Wine) - Judy Kaye & the Scarlettes, The Blob - Alison Fraser, Mothra's Song - Theresa Finamore & Juliana A. Hansen
FACT SHEET: JEEPERS CREEPERS was dreamed up by SCARLET STREET MAGAZINE editor Richard Valley as a "Horror's Greatest Hits" album consisting of songs that appeared in horror films newly recorded by Broadway and Hollywood performers of today (including SOAP's Katherine Helmond). Valley pitched the idea while having dinner with SCARLET STREET managing editor Tom Amorosi and Bruce Kimmel. WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR? is from the film of the same name. GOODY GOODY appeared in WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? LOOK FOR A STAR was featured in CIRCUS OF HORRORS. I'VE WRITTEN A LETTER TO DADDY/WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? were both featured in that film. THE FAITHFUL HEART is from JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. HEY YOU! is from Universal's THE MUMMY'S CURSE and FARO-LA FARO-LI can be found in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE is from whaddaya think? JEEPERS CREEPERS of course was featured in JEEPERS CREEPERS and THE BLOB is from THE BLOB. Monotonous, ain't it? AURORA is from Abbott & Costello's HOLD THAT GHOST. MOTHRA'S SONG was originally performed by the Peanuts in MOTHRA. YOU'RE MY LIVING DOLL appeared in ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE. STELLA BY STARLIGHT of course is the classic from THE UNINVITED. YOU GOTTA HAVE EE-OOO is from HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, EENY MEENY MINEY MOE is from I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF and DADDY BIRD is from FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER. The wonderful cover art was done by monster artist extraordinaire Frank Dietz.