Part 2 of my Top 10 Halloween songs, this list features some fabulous jazz numbers, great for you guys and ghouls who like hosting a classy Halloween shindig.
I Put a Spell On You (Because You’re Mine)
There have been a lot of renditions of this one, but I don’t think any can top Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
2. That Old Black Magic
Another classic that has been done in about a dozen arrangements, from beautiful ballad to upbeat swing. Sammy Davis Jr. did one of my favourite versions, though Judy Garland would be a close second.
3. Skeleton in the Closet
Who doesn’t love Louis Armstrong? This number is from the film Pennies From Heaven.
4.The Boogie Man (A Jazzy Halloween)
Admittedly, this has a bit of a creepy stalker feel to it, but maybe that just adds to its charm..? “Bad little girls” better watch out for this…
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