Dedicated to all the great lost and little-heard Halloween songs that get swept under the "Monster Mash" tide every October. Crawl out of that radio man's dungeon and listen!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
10/4, Good Buddy
In honor of 10/4, a.k.a. Good Buddy Day, today's song comes from the king of truck driver recitations, Red Sovine. And of course, for those of you schooled in truck driver songs, you know that today's spooky selection can be none other than "Phantom 309." It's a classic hitchhiker-gets-picked-up-by-a-ghost tale, versions of which have made the rounds for decades, from campfires to Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. This song was a hit for Sovine in 1967 and still gets some airplay every once in a while, mainly on stations devoted to classic country music.
So safe travels today, and when you get to where you're going, tell 'em Big Joe sent ya!
Oh, and for some reason a Mack truck sings the song in this video. Scaaarrry!!!