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Spike Jones

Lindley Armstrong Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965), known as Spike Jones, was an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells 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 14th, 1911 (Long Beach), Died May 1st, 1965 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, leader, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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-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  
Victor PBS-072237 10-in. 4/7/1942 Little Bo-Peep has lost her jeep City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and "Collidophone" leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072238 10-in. 4/7/1942 Come, Josephine, in my flying machine Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; King Jackson ; Spike Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072239 10-in. 4/7/1942 Pass the biscuits, Mirandy City Slickers ; Del Porter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072524 10-in. 7/28/1942 Hotcha cornia (Black eyes) City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with sneezaphone (sound effects) leader, instrumentalist, drums, arranger  
Victor PBS-072525 10-in. 7/28/1942 Der Fuehrer's face City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; Spike Jones ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and birdaphone (sound effects) leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072526 10-in. 7/28/1942 Oh! By jingo! (Oh! By gee! By gosh, by gum, by juv) Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and anvilaphone (sound effects) leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072527 10-in. 7/28/1942 The sheik of Araby City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and hiccuphone (sound effects) leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor PBS-072528 10-in. 7/28/1942 I wanna go back to West Virginia Boys in the Back Room ; City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal ensemble, and trainaphone (sound effects) leader, instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Spike," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.

Jones, Spike. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.

"Jones, Spike." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 November 2021.

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

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