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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Halloween Hits: Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House - Disneyland Records (1964)


Who could forget this kid classic?

If you grew up in the '60s and '70s (as well as many from the '80s), this record was a part of your childhood. Even if you never owned a copy, you knew all about it's existence because you often had a friend that did.. 

Originally released in 1964, Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House remains a perennial Halloween holiday classic.

(Kinda like this album, but for Halloween.)
It was re-released in 1973 with an orange jacket and it has been re-released in it's entirety on CD.

Side One of the LP is narrated by the great Laura Olsher, who sadly passed away in June 2012.

Side 1

Side Two has a compilation of classic Disney sound effects. The most famous one is here.

Side 2

Laura Olsher's voice could be heard on many Disneyland story albums........

                              (Let's hear it for the G.E. Wildcat Portable Stereo Phonograph )

.........and even appears as a sample on Ice Cube's 1991 gangsta rap classic "Jackin' For Beats"

Her performance as Mrs. Cratchit in the 1962 Christmas special Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol is another one of her famous roles......



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