Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (14.12.1912 - 01.05.1965)

Orkesterledare, musiker (trummor). Musikalisk galenpanna och schlagermördare av guds nåde med sin orkster Spike Jones and his City Slickers. Född i Long Beach, Californinen. Smeknamnet "Spike" lär han ha fått av att han som ung var smal som en "räls-spik" (railroad spike. F.ö. arbetade hans far vid järnvägen). Han började spela trummor som 11-åring och bildade sin första egna orkester i tonåren. Det var också vid denna tiden som en kock lärde honom att använda grytor, kastruller och annan köksutrustning som musik-instrument! Åren 1937 - 42 var han slagverkare i John Scott Trotter's orkester som bl.a. spelade då Bing Crosby gjorde sin första inspelning av "White Christmas".
Gjorde parodier på många kända schlagers och klassiska mästerverk och gjorde ett 80-tal skivinspelningar på 78-varvare och som sedan förts över till LP och CD. Den sista av "Spike Jones and his City Slickers" skivor var LP'n " Dinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry". Lär också ha spelat på olympiaden i Helsingfors 1952! [OJ 04/1952]
Spike Jones var gift två gånger och hade fyra barn.

Litt: An Illustrated Guide to the Recordings of Spike Jones. (Scott C. Corbett, 1989)
Thank You Music Lovers: A Bio-discography of Spike Jones (Jack Mirtle, Greenwood Press, 1986)
Spike Jones Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music (Jordan R. Young, BearManor Media 2005)


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Wikipedia (eng.)

Skivinspelningar   LP-skivor
H.M.V.
A din skål, a min skål / Ole Svenson and the Yumpin Yimminy fans / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 25.01.1952) / X 7914 / *
A din skål, a min skål / Ole Svenson - The yumpin Yimminy fans / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 25.01.1952) / X 8130 / 
A din skål, o min skål / Ole Svenson - The Yumpin Yimminy fans / Spike Jones and the City slickers (Insp. Hwd 25.01.1952) / B 10535 /
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth / George Rock / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. 04.12.1947) / X 7551 / *
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Behind those swinging doors / Del Porter / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1168 / *
Black bottom / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / B 9912 /
Blowing bubbles / George Rock / Spike Jones and the City slickers / BD 1177 / * 
Blue Danube, The / Carl Grayson - Del Porter - The boys in the backroom / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1139 /
Charleston, The / Gil Bert - Sully Van / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / B 9912 /
Chloe / Red "Swamphead" Ingle / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. 29.11.1944) / BD 1107 / *
Clink, clink, another drink / Del Porter & The boys in the backroom / Spike Jones & His Cityslickers / BD 1099 / *
Coctails for two / Carl Grayson / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. 29.11.1944) / BD 1107 / *
Deep purple / Paul Frees / Spike Jones and his City slickers / X 7820 /
Down in jungle town / Paul Judson - Freddy Morgan - The Headhunters / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / X 7551 / *
Drip, drip, drip (Sloppy Lagoon) / Del (Water-on-the-brain) Porter / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1115 / *
Glow worm, The / Red Ingle - Areen Carlisle / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1162 / *
Hawaiian war chant / Spike Jones and his wacky wakakians / BD 1145 / *
Holiday for strings / Instrumental / Spike Jones and his city slickers (Insp. HWD 28.07.1942 - utg. 02.1949) / X 7482 / *
Holiday for strings / Instrumental / Spike Jones and his city-slickers (Insp. 29.11.1944) / BD 1115 / *
Hot lips / Eddie Kirk / George Rock, piano - Spike Jones and his country cousins (Insp. HWD 07.07.1952) / X 7858 / 
Hotcha corina / Willie Spicer, sneezaphone / Spike Jones and his city slickers (Insp. NY 29.11.1944) / BD 1099 / *
Hotcha cornia / Willie Spicer, sneezaphone / Spike Jones and his city slickers (Insp. NY 29.11.1944 - utg. 02.1949) / X 7482 / *
I dream of Brownie with the light blue jeans / Carl Grayson - Barefooted Pennsylvainians / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1145 / *
I haven't been home in three whole nights / Dick Morgan / Spike Jones and his City slickers / B 10049 / *
I kiss your hand madame / Paul Judson - Ben Ghost singers / Spike Jones and his city slickers / BD 1214 / *
I went to your wedding / Sir Fredric Gas / Spike Jones and his city slickers (Insp. 1953) / X 7877 / *
I'm in the mood for love / Spike Jones and his cityslickers / X 7998 
I'll never work there any more / Instrumental? / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. 1953) / X 7877 / *
I'm getting sentimental over you / The Barefooted Pennsylvainians / Spike Jones and his city slickers / BD 1214 / *
Jones lauhging record, The / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1207 /
Liebestraum / Red Ingle / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1162 / *
Love in bloom / Choir / Spike Jones and the City slickers / BD 1177 / *
Man on the Flying Trapeze, The / Doodles Weaver / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1212 / *
Molasses, molasses / George Rock - Henrietta Pootwaddle - Ingrid Blast / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp.  Hwd 25.09.1950) / X 7677
Molasses, molasses / George Rock - Henrietta Pootwaddle - Ingrid Blast / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp.  Hwd 25.09.1950) / X 7286 /
My pretty girl / The Boys in the backroom / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. Hwd 07.10.1946) / BD 1168 / *
Nutcracker suite (Dance of the sugar plum fairy) / Chorus / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1182 / *
Nutcracker suite (The little girls dream) / Chorus / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1182 / *
Old McDonald had a farm / Chorus / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / X 7323 / *
Pass the biscuits, Mirandy / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1207 /
Riders in the sky / I.W. Harper - Sir Frederick Gas - The Sons of the sons of the pioneers / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / / HMV B 9816 / *
Rudolph the rednosed reindeer / Rudolph and his reindeers / Spike Jones and his City slickers / B 9988 / *
Secret love / Spike Jones and his cityslickers / X 7998 
Sheik of Arby, The / Del Porter - Carl Greyson, Willie Spicer at the hiccuphone / Spike Jones and his City slickers / X 7820 / *
So 'elp me / Freddy Morgan / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / Hwd 09.08.1950 / X 7778 / *
Tennessee walz / Sara Berner - Sir Frederick Gas / Spike Jones and his City slickers / B 10049 / *
Three little fishes (Itty bitty poo) / George Rock / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. Hwd 11.02.1953) / X 7914 / 
Three little fishes / George Rock / Spike Jones and his City slickers / X 7914 / *
Three little fishes / George Rock / Spike Jones and the City slickers / B 10535 /
Too young / Sara Berner - Paul Frees - Jud Colon choir / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / Hwd 09.07.1950 / X 7778 / *
Wild Bill Hickup / Spike Jones - Jack Golly - Freddy Morgan - George Rock - The Four Fifths / Spike Jones and his City slickers / HMV B 9816 / *
William Tell Overture / Doodles Weaver / Spike Jones and his City slickers / BD 1212 / *
Yaaka hula hickey dula / The Rhythmaires / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 09.08.1950) / X 7677, X 7287 /
Yes, we have no bananas / Spike Jones and his City slickers / B 9988 / *
You always hurt the one you love / Carl Grayson - Red Ingle / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / X 7323 / *
You always hurt the one you love / Carl Grayson - Red Ingle / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers / BD 1139 / *

Karusell
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / L.A. 1956 / V 2017 / 
Love & marriage / Spike Jones and His Cityslickers (Insp. L.A. 01.1956) / V 2003 /
Memories are made of this / Spike Jones and His Cityslickers (Insp. L.A. 01.1956) / V 2003 /
Wouldn't it be fun to be Santa Claus' son / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / L.A. 1956 / V 2017 /

Vere
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / L.A. 1956 / EP 5023 /
Love & marriage / Spike Jones and His Cityslickers (Insp. L.A. 01.1956) /  10003 /
Memories are made of this / Spike Jones and His Cityslickers (Insp. L.A. 01.1956) / 10003 /
Wouldn't it be fun to be Santa Claus' son / Spike Jones and his City Slickers / L.A. 1956 / 10026 /

Victor
A din skål, a min skål (Swedish polka) / Ole Svenson - The yumpin Yimminy fans / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. Hwd 25.01.1952) / 20-4731 / 
All I want for christmas is my two front teeth / George Rock / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. 04.12.1947) /
Baby Buggy Boogie / Spike Jones / Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Insp. 09.08.1950) / 20-3939 /
Blowing Bubble Gum / George Rock / Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Insp. 10.02.1947) / 20-2245 / *
Blue Danube Waltz / Spike Jones / Spike Jones' City Slickers (Insp. Hwd 10.09.1945) / 20-1762 /
By The Beautiful Sea / Spike Jones / Spike Jones (Insp. 13.11.1947) / 20-2861? /
Chinese Mule Train / Spike Jones / Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Insp. 10.03.1950) / 20-3741 /
Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp) / Red Ingle / Spike Jones (Insp. Hwd 13.01.1945) / 20-1654 /
Cocktails For Two / Carl Grayson / Spike Jones (Insp. 29.11.1944) / 20-1628 
Dance Of The Hours / Doodles Weaver / Spike Jones (Insp. 24.05.1949) / 20-3516 
Daring Young Man, The / Doodles Weaver / Spike Jones (Insp. 24.03.1947) / 20-2861 /
Down In Jungle Town / Paul Judson & Freddy Morgan w. Head Hunters / Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Insp. Hwd 30.10.1947) / 20-2820 /
Drip, Drip, Drip (Sloppy Lagoon) / Spike Jones / Spike Jones & his City Slickers (Insp. 13.01.1945) / 20-1733 /
Hot lips / Eddie Kirk / George Rock, piano - Spike Jones and his country cousins (Insp. Hwd 07.07.1952) / 20-4875 / 
I'm getting sentimental over you / The Barefooted Pennsylvainians / Spike Jones and his city slickers / 13.11.1947 /
Love in bloom / The Barefooted Pennsylvainians / Spike Jones and his City slickers / 20-2245 / *
Molasses, molasses / George Rock - Henrietta Pootwaddle - Ingrid Blast / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 25.09.1950) / 20-3939 /
My old flame / Paul Judson - Paul Frees /  / Spike Jones and his City slickers / 20-2592 /
My pretty girl / Spike Jones and his City slickers with the boys in the backroom (Insp. Hwd 07.10.1946) / 20-2023 / 
 
Dessa såldes i ett album
Nutcracker suite / Little girl's dream / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-1739A / *
Nutcracker suite / The Land of the sugar plum fairy / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-1739B / *
Nutcracker suite / The Fairy ball / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-1740A / *
Nutcracker suite / The Mysterious room / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-1740B / *
Nutcracker suite / Back to the fairy ball / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-17401A / *
Nutcracker suite / End of the little girl's dream / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 27-29.09.1945) / 20-17401B / *
People are funnier than anybody / Dick Morgan - Freddy Morgan / Spike Jones and his City slickers / 20-2592 / So 'elp me / Freddy Morgan / Spike Jones and his City Slickers (Insp. Hwd 09.08.1950) / 20-4209 / Three little fishes (Itty bitty poo) / George Rock / Spike Jones and his Cityslickers (Insp. Hwd 11.02.1953) / 20-5320 / Too young / Sara Berner - Paul Frees - Jud Colon choir / Spike Jones and his City Slickers (Insp. Hwd 09.07.1950) / 20-4209 / Yaaka hula hickey dula / The Rhythmaires / Spike Jones and his City slickers (Insp. Hwd 09.08.1950) / 20-3912 /
LP-skivor Best of Spike Jones, The (RCA LP ANL1-1035) * Best of Spike Jones Vol. 2, The (RCA LP ANL1-2312) * Spike Jones murders again, vol 2 (RCA RCS 3217/1-2) Dubbel LP * Spike Jones new band (Liberty LRP 3349) *
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