Spike Jones

Lindley Armstrong Jones

Also known as Jones, Lindley "Spike" Jones, Lindley A. Jones, Lindley Armstrong Jones, S. Jones, Sjike Jones, Spike Jones And The Band, Uncle Spike Jones
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.spikejones.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Jones, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005066/

Discography of Spike Jones:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Dinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry 16 Audio 1979 Verve Records
2 Greatest Hits!!! 20 Audio 1999 RCA
3 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1992 RCA
4 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1975 RCA
5 The Man Who Murdered Music 22 Audio 1994
6 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1980 RCA
7 The King Of Corn 17 Audio 1978
8 The Craziest Show On Earth 37 Audio 1977 G & O Records
9 Dinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry 7 Audio 1958 Karusell
10 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1975 RCA
11 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1993 RCA
12 Spike Jones In Hi Fi 11 Audio Warner Bros. Records
13 Spiked! - The Music Of Spike Jones 24 Audio 1994 Catalyst
14 The Legend 15 Audio 2007
15 Musical Depreciation Revue: The Spike Jones Anthology 40 Audio 1994
16 Cocktails For Two 17 Audio 1990 Pro Arte
17 That Old Black Magic 12 Audio 1975 RCA
18 Spike Jones In Stereo 11 Audio 1959
19 The Spike Jones Show / Vic And Sade 4 Audio 1972 Radiola
20 Dinner Music... For People Who Aren't Very Hungry 12 Audio 1988 Rhino Records (2)
21 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio RCA Victor
22 New Band 12 Audio 1964 Liberty
23 Spike Jones In Stereo. A Spooktacular In Screaming Sound! 11 Audio 2003
24 "Let's Sing A Song Of Christmas" 20 Audio 1998-10-28 Verve Records
25 The Best Of Spike Jones Vol.II 12 Audio 1967
26 Spike Jones Is Murdering The Classics 18 Audio 1982
27 Spike Jones Is Murdering The Classics 19 Audio 1993
28 It's A Spike Jones Christmas 47 Audio 1988 Rhino Records (2)
29 The Original Comedy Classics 48 Audio 2007
30 Spike Jones Plays The Charleston For Dancing 4 Audio 1954 RCA
31 The Very Best Of Spike Jones 9 Audio 1975 United Artists Records
32 Musical Mayhem 24 Audio 1998 Prism Leisure Corporation
33 Spike Jones In Hi Fi 11 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
34 The New Band Of Spike Jones Plays Hank Williams Hits 12 Audio 1965 Liberty
35 Spike Jones No. 1 4 Audio 1959 RCA Victor
36 Spike Jones Presents A Xmas Spectacular 47 Audio 1959
37 Go Crazy With Spike Jones 17 Audio 1960 World Record Club
38 Aspetta Domani / Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Jeep 4 Audio Emidisc (3)
39 The Best Of Spike Jones 12 Audio 1983 RCA
40 It's A Spike Jones Christmas 21 Audio 1970 G & O Records
41 New Band 12 Audio 1964
42 Spike Jones In Hi-Fi 11 Audio 1959 Warner Bros. Records
43 Dinner Music (For People Who Aren't Very Hungry) 18 Audio 1957 Verve Records
44 Spike Jones 10 Audio 2001 Forever Gold
45 Spike Jones 37 Audio 1977
46 "Let's Sing A Song Of Christmas" 20 Audio 1970 MGM Records
47 The Very Worst Of Spike Jones 20 Audio 2000 Nimbus Records
48 Spike Jones And His Band 11 Audio 1959 Disques Vogue
49 Christmas Funtastical 47 Audio All Star (3)
50 The Best Of Spike Jones Vol. 2 12 Audio 1977 RCA


Born : December 14, 1911 in Long Beach, California.

Died : May 01, 1965 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

American jazz drummer and bandleader perhaps best known for performing and recording satirical arrangements of popular songs. The songs receiving the Spike Jones treatment would commonly be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and outlandish vocals.

Through the 1940s and early 1950s, his band primarily recorded under the name [a=Spike Jones and his City Slickers]. They scored their first big hit in 1942 with "Der Fuehrer's Face", a song ridiculing Adolf Hitler that was later adapted by Walt Disney into an animated propaganda film intended to sell war bonds during WWII. Their 1944 rendition of "Cocktails for Two" was also very popular but, they are perhaps best known for the 1948 holiday release "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"

The City Slickers preformed under a variety of names over the years, and some of the rotating cast of members followed Spike when he formed a second group of more serious musicians in 1946 called [a=Spike Jones and His Other Orchestra] which played lush arrangements of dance hits. In 1957 he revamped again with [a=Spike Jones and the Band that Plays for Fun], a more straightforward big-band sound featuring a few tongue-in-cheek comic moments.

He also hosted a series of TV programs in the mid to late 1950's, the most notable titled: The Spike Jones Show with his second wife, Helen Grayco, and young (at the time) son [a=Spike-Jones-Jr]

Spike died in 1965 from emphysema.


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