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|The Boogie Man|
|Publisher||Gold Key Comics|
|Release date||Dec 1974|
|Part of||Scooby Doo... Mystery Comics #29|
|Previous||The Haunted Riverboat|
|Next||The Treasure of Sierra Fantasma|
The Boogie Man is a story in Scooby-Doo... Mystery Comics #29
Jimmie Majeski, a famous musician/singer, is being haunted by the ghost of Charlie Crockett, another singer.
The gang are dancing at a juke joint in Nashville, Tennessee. Scooby doesn't watch where he's going, however, and knocks over Don Malarkey's table, spilling coffee all over Malarkey's new denim suit. Malarkey is upset at first, but then recognizes Scooby (from a newspaper article) as a famous ghost breaker. Malarkey manages Jimmie Majeski, a famous musician/singer who has been working on a tribute album of the late Charlie Crockett's songs for charity. However, Jimmie is being haunted by the ghost of Charlie Crockett, who has warned him to scrap the record. In fact, Jimmie has already recorded the album once, but the master tapes have vanished.
Jimmie told Malarkey to find someone to look into the ghost matter, but just before the gang talk to Jimmie, the ghost appears again. They find Jimmie in the studio, but he's made up his mind to cancel the record.
Later, the gang stops at a local record store, where Velma picks up Jimmie's last three releases on tape. Shaggy finds an old Charlie Crockett album on sale, and the sales clerk offers them a new release: Majeski Plays the Best of Charlie Crockett. Fred remarks that the tape has no company logo. The clerk admits it's a pirated tape, and Fred threatens to call the authorities unless the clerk divulges where he got the pirated tapes.
Soon, Shaggy, Fred, and Scooby approach Wes Finnagle as potential buyers of the Majeski Plays Crockett tapes. Finnagle quotes them a price -- higher now that Jimmie Majeski isn't releasing the album legitimately -- and leaves to get the tapes. Scooby follows him back to the warehouse, but Finnagle sees him looking through a window. One of Finnagle's cohorts puts on the ghost costume to scare Scooby away, but Shaggy and Fred arrive with the police. Jimmie and the gang learn that Don Malarkey actually gave the crooks the original master tapes for "fifty percent of the action" because he wouldn't have made any money off a charity album.
|Ghost of Charlie Crockett|