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 Beverly Hills
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, leader
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 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-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||instrumentalist, drums, leader|
|Decca||DLA 935||10-in.||9/17/1937||When that midnight choo choo train leaves for Alabam'||The Foursome||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1080||10-in.||11/15/1937||Sweet Georgia Brown||The Foursome||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1081||10-in.||11/15/1937||My honey's lovin' arms||The Foursome||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1082||10-in.||11/15/1937||Chinatown, my Chinatown||The Foursome||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1083||10-in.||11/15/1937||Blue (And broken hearted)||The Foursome||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1280||10-in.||4/23/1938||The old oaken bucket||Pinky Tomlin||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1281||10-in.||4/23/1938||Smiles||Pinky Tomlin||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1282||10-in.||4/23/1938||Red wing||Pinky Tomlin||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1283||10-in.||4/23/1938||Red River valley||Pinky Tomlin||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1850||10-in.||7/29/1939||Zing! Went the strings of my heart||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1851||10-in.||7/29/1939||I'm just wild about Harry||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1852||10-in.||7/29/1939||Swanee||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1853||10-in.||7/29/1939||Fascinating rhythm||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1868||10-in.||10/16/1939||Oceans apart||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1869||10-in.||10/16/1939||Embraceable you||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
|Decca||DLA 1870||10-in.||10/16/1939||Swanee||Judy Garland||instrumentalist, drums|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Spike," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.
Jones, Spike. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104407.
"Jones, Spike." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.
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