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10.09.2006

Voodoo Drums "Voodoo Drums In Hi-Fi" (Atlantic, 1296, 1958)

Perhaps more thematically spooky than aurally, this 1958 entry into the Hi-Fi genre has some cool on-location recordings of genuine Haitian Voodoo ceremonies, primarily as performed by "country group amateurs". I've included a large scan of the (super informative) liner notes as well, and here's a sample to get you started:

"Haiti may be a dark enigma to most of its visitors, but if one learns the language of the drums, the life and mind of its people open to you like a flower. The drums are never silent; day and night they sound from some vague distant place, muffled but distinctly articulated like a heart-beat. [...] The drum rhythms -- as well as the art of making drums -- came from Africa. [...] From Africa also came voudoun, which is a religious ceremonial and also a deeply ingrained attitude to life and the nature of things[...] Through the boungan (the voudoun priest), man converses with nature. Through him, man supplicates for protection against impending dangers, and through him, sometimes, man strikes at an enemy."


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16 Comments:

Blogger Reggaexx said...

Nice one! Thanks for sharing!

10/09/2006 12:37 PM

 
Blogger Jason said...

Wow, your site is great! I've been drooling over the great list of Halloween Reggae/ Dub stuff being discussed on the Blood & Fire boards, and it looks like now I can hear at least a little more of it (along these lines I've mostly just been playing "Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires" & Lee Perry's "The Vampire", so I can clearly use some help...)

10/09/2006 12:50 PM

 
Blogger Jason said...

oh, uh -- maybe I shoulda made it more clear that I was replying to reggaexx there(what with him being the starter of the thread on the board I was mentioning & all...)

check it out: Distinctly Jamaican Sounds

10/09/2006 12:56 PM

 
Blogger Dr.Terror said...

I can't wait to hear this. I have a Voodoo display in my house of Horrors that needs a new soundtrack.

Hey Reggaex, I'm looking for the name of an album, hopfully you'll post it.

I can't remember what it's called, but Dracula something or other and the cover looked like the BBC More Death and Horror LP cover?

10/09/2006 1:34 PM

 
Anonymous Fernando said...

This track is very good, congratulations for the finding! I am Brazilian, I love musics of cartoons in the style spooky. I am looking the original soundtrack of the “Scooby-Doo, where are you” cartoon series. Please, if you to find inform to me, this is my email: fernandomendonca_1@msn.com
Thanks ^^

10/09/2006 2:06 PM

 
Anonymous Sven said...

Wow! I just stumbled across your fantastic blog! Thank you so much for sharing these interesting albums with us!

10/09/2006 5:38 PM

 
Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Fernando I might be able to help you.

10/09/2006 9:52 PM

 
Blogger Reggaexx said...

Jason - thanks for the kind words, and for the plug! I'm glad that I'm able to share some of the reggae Halloween music and I'm even more elated when I hear someone is actually enjoying it! I've got about 21 tracks that I'm sharing on my blog this Halloween season, as of now I've got about 45 in my Itunes folder but time is limited and besides, I've got to save some for next year.

Dr. Terror - I think the album you're looking for is a instrumental dub album called, "Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampire." It is an awesome album and the cover itself is fantastic. I could share it if you'd like to hear it!

10/09/2006 10:29 PM

 
Anonymous Fernando said...

Dr. Terror, I am very been thankful for its aid! I work with Flash and Photoshop, I can helps when to need it. If this aid, the composers of the original music of serie are: David Mook, Ted Nichols, Ben Raleigh and Will Schaefer. Here link with previous has one of soundtracks:
http://scoobyfiles.toonzone.net/music/index.html

10/10/2006 6:16 AM

 
Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Reggaexx, I'd LOVE to hear that album.


Fernando,
You want the Soundtrack, not the Pop songs. I only have the pop songs.

You can download the sound files from that site though.

If you want to Pop songs let me know.

10/10/2006 2:20 PM

 
Anonymous Fernando said...

Dr. Terror, what I more wanted was the Background Sound Track, understands? I looked for for all part and not find. But at last, if you to know of any news on this BGM, informs to me please. Thanks a lot!

10/10/2006 3:00 PM

 
Blogger meatcleaver63 said...

Damn! You must have a hell of a collection. Great share!!!

10/12/2006 7:57 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems we can't download this one and we'd really LOVE to have it - for obvious reasons! Could you please advise us on where we can get it? Thanks.

Barbara and William
cyphrevoudou.com

9/13/2007 9:25 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the download - terrific!

Barbara and William
cyphrevoudou.com

9/18/2007 8:01 PM

 
Blogger bumbchak said...

thank you s much for sharing ! i´ve been searching for something like this for so long ! be shure you made someone very happy

11/16/2007 12:02 PM

 
Anonymous billy said...

D'oh! Link down...
Real voodoo music seems hard to find...

5/20/2009 6:04 PM

 

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