Make horrid scars and gashes.


Scholastic Records "The Haunted House..." (1970), "The Teeny Tiny Woman" (1968), "Georgie" (1968), "Georgie And The Noisy Ghost" (1980)

A roundup of spooky singles from the venerable Scholastic Records label mentioned a post ago, these date from 1968 to 1980. They're all as tame as you might expect, but also likely to conjure up some memories if you grew up sometime within their time frame. As a kid I also had the "Haunted House" book that the selections on this 7" come from, and still think that "It isn't the cough that carries you off, it's the coffin they carry you off in." is pretty damn clever.

Note: It's not a mistake, both "The Teeny Tiny Woman" and "Georgie" really do have the same flipside (a collection of "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes & Other Tricks & Treats").

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...and for more Georgie memories, be sure to check out PopCereal's Georgie ersatz filmstrip WMV.


Blogger Von Kreep said...

Hey Jason,
These rock the haunted house! Do you ever plan on posting anything from disney, like trick or treat or the haunted mansion stuff?

2/28/2006 1:55 PM

Blogger Jason said...

I dunno actually -- aren't they supposed to be nutjobs when it comes to file sharing & stuff?

This fellow has the 1962 Thrilling Chilling Sounds lp though, as well as the 1979 version. So perhaps I'm wrong.

2/28/2006 3:43 PM

Blogger Stephen said...

Thanks, Jason! That's the version of Georgie from my childhood. And thanks a lot for hosting the files locally, rather than through rapidshare - I hate having to wait an hour between downloads.

2/28/2006 3:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More fantastic stuff, thank you!!!

I hope you get to the BBC sounds of Horror lp's. I really need the first one. I have MORE SOUNDS but never grabbed the first one, and I feel all empty inside without it. Plus all that great Monster Mashy music I pray for at night. (Monster Rally) *wink*

Dr. Terror

P.s. the no Rapidshare is great!!!

2/28/2006 4:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, all these posts are awesome! Scholastic's "Haunted House" is a longtime favorite - the "Dust" segment and "something walked along the stair/something that is and isn't there" have stuck with me forever. Thanks!

2/28/2006 6:46 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Excellent; thanks everyone. Still more ongoing thanks to SeƱor Strange Reaction for hosting the files as well.

3/01/2006 7:57 AM

Blogger BenT said...

Jason, You wouldn't by chance have a copy of The Fuzztones' "Monster-a-Go-Go" would you?

That's one I'd like to feature at the next Halloween Party

it looks like fun stuff, but the one used copy I find on-line is rather pricy.

All I have off it is the single "Happy Halloween".

3/01/2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Jason said...

I did some years ago, but sure if I do anymore. I'll give it a look (I have most of the originals of the songs they cover on there for sure though.)

3/01/2006 11:23 AM

Blogger Chardman said...

Another great post, Jason.
That Scholastic record really brings back memories!
Cool to see that you've partnered up with Strange Reaction, who is a living saint.

3/04/2006 12:18 PM

Blogger PopCereal said...

Fan-franken-tastic!! Thanks for posting the Georgie 45s. And a big thanks for linking my filmstrip download, as well.
Mr. Miller

3/13/2006 1:55 PM

Blogger Dave said...

doltor viktor von kreep,

I do have the Trick Of Treat LP. I just haven't made a page of it yet.

As for the "nutjobs" you are correct jason. I just decided a long time ago that if they can't make their product available outside their damn theme parks (that as a disabled person I can't afford or manuever through very easily) then screw it, I will.

The pages aren't downloadable files which helps a little I think.

3/28/2006 1:51 PM

Blogger Dave said...

BTW - I just found a third Georgie record that I'll share once I receive it in. It's called "Georgie And The Robbers":

3/28/2006 1:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got Georgie & the Robbers. It looks like a 45 but its 33-1/3 RPM. I remeber because I was too stupid as a kid to flip the player to the right speed. I also got The Haunted House... but its companion book has tons more stuff than its 7in. Maybe there's more audio out there!
The Superstitious Ghost...

Each dawn I cower down in bed,
In every brightness seeing,
That weird uncanny form of dread-
An awful Human Being!

-Arthur Guiterman

7/03/2006 4:01 AM

Blogger Dogwood Girl said...

Great stuff! Someone recommended to me that I could maybe find "The Ghost of John" on your site, but I am not finding it. Do you know what I am talking about? If so, help a girl out! I would love to hear it again. Thanks!

10/30/2006 5:12 PM

Blogger Dogwood Girl said...

Okay, I found a version of it on the Teeny Tiny Woman album- unfortunately, it is not the one that I remember. The one I heard as a girl was sung by a man and was much creepier, less show tune. Any idea where I might find that version? Thanks!

10/30/2006 5:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Haunted House was so great to hear. These have rattled in my head for so long. Haven't heard them for ages. Thanks for sharing. What a treat for halloween!

10/31/2006 9:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo! The Teeny Tiny Woman / Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes was a childhood favorite! I can't believe I found it! :)

Peter Pumpkin Eater's having a PAAAAARRRTTYYYYYY!! ;)

10/31/2006 2:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME !! Thanks so much for bringing back some great memories. Old brain synapses nearly lost are firing again.

11/01/2006 9:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just thrilled to see Georgie--I have written to Scholastic to see if there is any chance for a reissue, because I loved this record growing up. I wasn't able to open the page or download it, if that's what you have available, but good to see it.
Lisa O'

12/13/2006 12:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS for posting all these, but I'm unable to play them! I get "404 not found". Is there some particular player or software I need? Would LOVE to hear these if I could...

3/27/2007 2:57 AM

Blogger katydid said...

I just found most of my old scholastic records b/c my mom is moving. Georgie, Teeny tiny woman (1968), The boy who would not go to school (1972). I love these. Love your page!! If anyone needs let me know. I have alot but I haven't sorted all out yet.

5/29/2007 9:05 PM

Blogger The Data Jockey said...

Great Stuff!

10/08/2007 9:39 PM

Blogger The Data Jockey said...

The Georgie links Arent working
hope your still maintaining this stuff its quite a treasure trove

10/08/2007 9:43 PM

Blogger wicked_songbird said...

I just love this kinda stuff. I had an old album titled "The Haunted House" we'd turn off the lights and be scared silly It was great fun. Thank you so much for sharing.

10/17/2007 6:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help! I'm trying to find an old record that came out about the same time as Haunted House record. It is about a Blood Banshee breaking into a room and eating terrified children. Lots of laughs from a long time ago!!

10/22/2007 3:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help Help!

Very cool Haunted House and the TT Woman, but BOTH of the Georgie links don't work - a "page not found" error comes up.

Can you help out on this?

Fangs very much!

10/26/2007 12:10 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Sorry -- hadn't fixed the link path yet - should work for you now.

10/26/2007 12:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry... still getting that "page not found" error.


10/26/2007 4:03 PM

Blogger Jason said...

uh yeah, I should've tested those out first. Okay NOW they oughtta work.

10/26/2007 4:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been looking for the mother ghost nursery rhymes forever it seems! my sisters and i used to listen to this record incessantly as kids and we still laugh about it b/c our record skipped, so we remember the songs the way the record played them..."peter pumpkin eater's having a party having a party having a party!" we didn't know the lyrics past this! love that you have this site...thanks!

11/06/2007 5:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings, do you know where can one find these originals digitally recorded?

1/02/2009 6:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, might anybody have "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes" digitized in high quality? In particular I'm interested in "Ghost of John" (and stuff just before and after it) which is about 4 minutes into the track. Perhaps you can post a working, if but only temporary, URL here?

2/06/2009 9:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came upon this treasure trove today after years of searching for these. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loves them! I think the haunted house by scholastic is the one I am looking for specifically. Created my first haunted attraction in the neighborhood using this record I believe. However, it says the links have been removed. Would love to listen if you are still maintaining the links. Thanks!Gary

9/29/2009 11:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the photo you have posted titled "The Haunted House, and other Spooky poems and tales", where, and HOW, can I get a copy of this? Is it out, on C.D.? If not, where did you get the artwork?

1/24/2010 9:29 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

There was a schoolastic book called chilling ghost stories that was sold in the schoolastic book club in the 80's.It came with another book,does anyone remember what the name of the second book was?

2/19/2011 3:22 PM

Blogger bhaktihenna said...

So cool that you posted this! I wish I still had the haunted house record!

3/15/2012 9:01 AM

Blogger Serenity the Holistic Mystic said...

Oh wow! I went down a bit of a rabbit hole for this lol. Was on FB and someone posted something about the girl with the green ribbon around her neck... went through the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but that wasn't it, finally found, with a few more searches,
Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes! I had this as a kid, it was one of my favourites ever. Now I can play it for my kids!

11/11/2019 8:58 AM


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