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Spike Jones

Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, hiccups, burps, and outlandish and comedic vocals. Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and His City Slickers from the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, and toured the United States and Canada as "The Musical Depreciation Revue".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14, 1911 (Long Beach), Died May 1, 1965 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, leader, arranger, songwriter, washboard, vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 117 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-026186 10-in. 10/12/1938 J'ai ta main Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-026187 10-in. 10/12/1938 Two sleepy people Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-026188 10-in. 10/12/1938 Un coussin, deux tetes Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-026189 10-in. 10/12/1938 Cette melodie Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-026190 10-in. 10/12/1938 Star dust Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-026191 10-in. 10/12/1938 Blue nightfall Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-036149 10-in. 4/26/1939 Strange enchantment Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-036150 10-in. 4/26/1939 That sentimental sandwich Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-036151 10-in. 4/26/1939 The lamp is low Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-036152 10-in. 4/26/1939 The man I love Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-042384 10-in. 1/19/1940 I gotta right to sing the blues Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-042385 10-in. 1/19/1940 It had to be you Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-042386 10-in. 1/19/1940 Your kiss Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-042387 10-in. 1/19/1940 This is the beginning of the end Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061517 10-in. 8/8/1941 Red wing City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061518 10-in. 8/8/1941 Barstool cowboy from old Barstow City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061519 10-in. 8/8/1941 Behind those swinging doors City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061520 10-in. 8/8/1941 The covered wagon rolled right along City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061560 10-in. 8/27/1941 Canción de amor Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-061562 10-in. 8/27/1941 Hay que saber perder Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072020 10-in. 1/12/1942 The wild, wild women (are making a wild man of me) City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072021 10-in. 1/12/1942 Clink, clink, another drink Mel Blanc ; Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and hiccups leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072022 10-in. 1/12/1942 Beautiful eggs City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072023 10-in. 1/12/1942 Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag (and smile, smile, smile) City Slickers ; Spike Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072236 10-in. 4/7/1942 Siam City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; King Jackson ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and trio instrumentalist, drums, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 117 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Spike," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.

Jones, Spike. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.

"Jones, Spike." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407

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