HC15: Spooky

Woman offering ghost spirit

Spooky is a very subjective concept. Some people are fine with dark woods and ghost stories, while others find such things terrifying. I’m pretty much a scaredy-cat, not so much regarding anything supernatural (because I’m a total skeptic), but because of actual dangerous things like snakes and bears and bitey bugs and human beings prowling around up to no good.

Given that, for today’s offering, I present a song: “Spooky, ” originally recorded in 1967 as an instrumental. Lyrics were added for the Classics IV and the song became a hit, reaching no. 3 on the charts. It was written by Mike Shapiro, Harry Middlebrooks Jr., and James Cobb. Later, Cobb and another Classics IV bandmate Dean Daughtry joined the Atlanta Rhythm Section and re-recorded the song in 1979. That version reached 17 on Billboard. Though I love ARS, I prefer the Classics IV’s “Spooky.”

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Image from Pixabay. Written for Tourmaline’s Halloween Challenge.

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15 responses to “HC15: Spooky

  1. listening to that gave me a good start for the day

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  2. Always loved this song!

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  3. I’m a scaredy cat too! I would not venture into dark woods! Mainly for the same reasons you mentioned!

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  4. A wonderful song. It will be in head much of the day. 🙂

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  5. If your hypothetical woods is anything like Kern Park, the danger is less wild animals and wilder people and more huge branches just falling off trees or rotted trees giving out and falling down. Even when you’re standing right there, they don’t make a hell of a lot of noise.

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  6. Great idea for the prompt Paula! 😊👻

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  7. The Classics IV version is definitely the best.

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