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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 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  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

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

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