Richard Taylor: Nightmare (Major Records M-36, 1962)
If you poke around in some of those Famous Monsters offshoot mags from the early 60's you'll often see ads for records like this:
...and if you're a nutjob like me you've probably been tearing out your hair trying to imagine what they might sound like, right? Well wonder no more! Today I'm posting one of the best from the cheapo Major Records lineup: Nightmare. Here you'll find a pair of totally breathy, insane, creepy-voiced interpretations of two of Mr Edgar Allan Poe's finest works ("The Tell-Tale Heart" & "The Pit & the Pendulum") , with some trippy & off-key reverb-laden guitar noodling going on in the background that genuinely seems to heighten the sense of madness. You know how it frequently seems like (since no one was really paying attention) producers would kind of go nuts when recording children's records in general, and spooky records in particular? Well here's a prime example from the early 1960's. So very very great.