Fa-la-la-la-la, such folderol

Mention of the mostly forgotten Dunwich Records label today usually brings either puzzlement or H. P. Lovecraft references. (Before you ask: Dunwich’s in-house publishing unit was called Yuggoth Music, which should clear that up.) The label charted only four records, all of them by the Shadows of Knight, best known for a relatively sanitary cover of Them’s (Van Morrison’s) “Gloria.” But a lot of their vault stuff was interesting, including this weird little mashup of a Christmas carol and a Dave Brubeck hit:

Issued as Dunwich 144 in late November or early December of 1966, “Deck Five” never even got close to charting.


  1. fillyjonk »

    17 September 2017 · 4:09 pm

    I think I prefer the “straight” Brubeck Christmas album. (He also wrote some sacred music, a fact I did not know, and I was surprised when my mom once told me they were doing one of his compositions in choir.)

  2. Holly H »

    18 September 2017 · 9:36 am

    If only the malls would play this kind of Christmas music instead of that other stuff.

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