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SPIKE JONES

 Spike Jones

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Spike Jones
Musical Madness (1945-49)

Spike Jones"Thank you, music lovers," Spike Jones would shout during his weekly salutations. Spike Jones, son of a railroad agent, was born Lindley Armstrong Jones, getting his nickname from a telegraph operator who thought that Jones was skinny as a railroad spike. Ever since he was a child, Spike had an affinity for music, playing the drums at an early age, and organizing groups as a teenager. Jones was one of those people that slogged in anonymity for a decade and then became an overnight smash success.

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After many failed attempts to stardom with no-name bands, Spike finally got his big break when he joined the Victor Young Band. It was from here that Spike got many offers to play for many radios show, most of which he accepted to invitation. Some of these shows were the Al Jolson Lifebuoy Show, Burns and Allen, Screen Guild Theater, Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall, and Fibber McGee and Molly.

After fooling around as a background player for five years, Jones became bored. His only escape was a part-time band of ragtag players that he, and his friend Del Porter, scrounged up. After a few gigs in Los Angeles, the band started to get quite a faithful following. By 1941, the band, Spike Jones and his City Slickers, already cut five bluebird records, but their major success came when Spike went into the studio to record an amusing anti-Nazi war ditty, Der Fuehrer's Face. The song was originally intended for Walt Disney's cartoon, Donald Duck in Axis Land. It was only a month and Spike Jones and his merry crew rocketed to national stardom. What about Hitler's claims to genetic superiority? HAH! Single-handedly, Spike Jones made a mockery of Hitler's declarations, and the raspberry became a respectable part of American Radio.

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Spike Jones and Doodles
Above: Spike Jones and 'Doodles'
As Spike Jones and his City Slickers' fame grew, so did the band. From its meager start of about 7 members, by the pinnacle of their careers, the band consisted of 16 players, one actually playing an assortment of made-up instruments like the "birdaphone" or the "latrinophone," which was a toilet seat with strings!

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It was in 1945 that Spike got his own show, The Spike Jones Show. His show consisted of pure, and fun, musical MADNESS! Spike Jones and is City Slickers turned foghorns, kitchen utensils, cowbells, and anything else that they could carry a tune, into musical instruments! The show would start with a special guest arrival, such as Gene Kelly, Dinah Shore, Peter Lorre, and Frank Sinatra. Then the show would kick into musical insanity mode, mainly throughout the duration of the show.

This collection includes The Spike Jones Show, some of his musical "masterpieces" as well as his guest appearances on Bing Crosby, Bill Stern, Command Performance, and others. So, get out your slide whistle and come join in on the MADNESS!

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]

106 shows - total playtime 35 hours 51 minutes

Spike Jones Show (61)
Spike Jones 450603 Charlie Ruggles
Spike Jones 450610 Groucho Marx
Spike Jones 450617 Garry Moore
Spike Jones 450624 Jack Carson
Spike Jones 450701 Adolph Menjou
Spike Jones 450708 Vera Vague
Spike Jones 450715 William Frawley
Spike Jones 450722 Charles Kemper
Spike Jones 450729 Summer Show
Spike Jones 450819 Summer Show
Spike Jones 460427 Tribute to Shriners, Bob Hope
Spike Jones 470205 The Three Sons
Spike Jones 471017 Frankie Laine
Spike Jones 471024 Tex Williams
Spike Jones 471031 Jan August
Spike Jones 471102 The Dunning Sisters
Spike Jones 471107 Jack Owens
Spike Jones 471114 Francis Craig
Spike Jones 471121 Dinning Sisters
Spike Jones 471128 Jack Smith
Spike Jones 471205 The Three Suns
Spike Jones 480102 Buddy Clark
Spike Jones 480109 Nellie Lutcher
Spike Jones 480116 Jan August
Spike Jones 480123 Jack Owens
Spike Jones 480130 John Laurenz
Spike Jones 480206 The Mills Brothers
Spike Jones 480213 Vic Damone
Spike Jones 480220 Buddy Clark
Spike Jones 480227 Eddie Arnold
Spike Jones 480305 Francis Craig
Spike Jones 480312 Jack Smith
Spike Jones 480319 Milt Hearth
Spike Jones 480326 Jan August
Spike Jones 480402 The Harmonaires
Spike Jones 480409 Mel Torme
Spike Jones 480430 Page Cavannah Trio
Spike Jones 480507 Burl Ives
Spike Jones 480514 Eddie Heyward
Spike Jones 480521 Ken Griffin
Spike Jones 480528 Frankie Laine
Spike Jones 480604 Buddy Clark
Spike Jones 480611 Delta Rhythm Boys
Spike Jones 480618 Buddy Clark
Spike Jones 480625 Don Ameche
Spike Jones 481000 Halloween w Jan August
Spike Jones 481202 Frank Sinatra
Spike Jones 481210 Peter Lorre
Spike Jones 490130 Basil Rathbone
Spike Jones 490130 guest Basil Rathbone
Spike Jones 490409 Boris Karloff
Spike Jones 490528 Lassie
Spike Jones 490528 with Lassie
Spike Jones 490618 Diana Lynn
Spike Jones 490625 Don Ameche
Spike Jones Francis Craig
Spike Jones Frankie Lane
Spike Jones Halloween guest Jan August
Spike Jones Hank Williams (G)
Spike Jones The Dinning Sisters
Spike Jones The Three Suns

Music (30)
Blackmagic
Bluedanube
Bopeep
Buy Stamps And Bonds
Charleston
Derfuhrer
Dripdrip
Ghostriders
Harlem
Indy
Irving
Loveinbloom
Love In Bloom (version 2)
Macnamarasband
Minnie
Moodforlove
Persian
Puppylove
Rhapsody
Shavingcream
Slickerpolka
Smile
Somebody
Strippolka
Swingingdoors
Thatsaplenty
Threelittlefishes
Wangwang
Wildbill
Yessir

Guest Appearances (13)
003 11b Charlie My Boyspike Jones
005 088 My Gal Sal with Spike Jones
Bill Stern 470207 e378 Spike Jones
Bing Crosby 441012 Spike Jones
Bing Crosby 441130 Spike Jones
Bing Crosby 461023 Spike Jones
CP440115 101 Francis Langford Spike Jones
CPUSA 421007 034 C Grant, S Jones
Heres To Veterans Spike Jones Orch
KMH 441012 Spike Jones
KMH 441130 Spike Jones
Shriner Special 47 Bob Hope, S Jones, D Shore
Spotlight Review 481210 w Peter Lorre

 


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