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It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Halloween

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

Spooky, eerie, and other creepy songs from the Great American Songbook. (Credit: Pixabay)

This week, a program made just for Halloween. In this show, we’ll hear some of the spookiest numbers from the Great American Songbook. We have some familiar tunes about spells, ghosts, and witchcraft, sung by Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. We’ll also hear some novelty Halloween songs by Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross and Louis Armstrong. And Mel Tormé will bring us an eerie number often curiously referred to as the “Hungarian Suicide Song.”

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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