We ain’t afraid of no…Happy Halloween from the Southern Folklife Collection

78_8747_Jole Blons Ghost_78_3979_Tennessee Hill_Billy Ghost_78_0949_Look Out for the Ghost, Red_Southern Folklife Collection_The Wilson Library_UNC Chapel HillGhosts, haints, spirits, phantoms, specters, apparitions, poltergeists, phantasms, banshees, you name it, we are ready for you at the Soutehrn Folklife Collection. For your Halloween listening pleasure, we pulled out some of our favorite ghost tunes from our 78 rpm disc collection.78_10655_BlueGhostBlues_78_10638_Lonesome Ghost Blues_Southern Folklife Collection_The Wilson Library_UNC Chapel Hill

First up, Wayne Raney with “Jolie Blon’s Ghost” from 78-8747, the Tune Wranglers with “Look out for the Ghost, Red” from 78-0949, and the great Red Foley with the Anita Kerr Singers doing “Tennessee Hill-billy Ghost” from 78-3979. But that’s not all, it wouldn’t be Halloween if we didn’t haunt your dreams with Lonnie Johnson’s “Blue Ghost Blues” and “Lonesome Ghost Blues” from 78-10655 and 78-10638.

Wayne Raney:78_8747_1. “Joll Blon’s Ghost,” Wayne Raney, King Record Co., Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Tune Wranglers “78_949_2”. “Look Out for the Ghost, Red-Fox Trot,” The Tune Wranglers, Bluebird Records, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

Red Foley and the Anita Kerr Singers:“78_6855_1”. “Tennessee Hill-Billy Ghost,” Red Foley with Anita Kerr Singers, Decca Records, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lonnie Johnson “Blue Ghost Blues”“78_10655_2”. “Blue Ghost Blues,” Lonnie Johnson, Okeh Electric, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Lonesome Ghost Blues”“78_10638_2”. “Lonesome Ghost Blues,” Lonnie Johnson, Okeh Electric, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill