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Spike Jones was a popular musician and comedian during the 1940s and 1950s. He and his backing band "The City Slickers" employed a wide variety of zany vocals, household implements and shotguns to produce their wacky, yet musically intriguing tracks.

Reputed to have the most talented and highly-paid musicians of the day, Spike Jones and his musicians were considerably more than simply novelty performers. Much of their performances even included theatrics and musical athletics. Spike Jones was subtley avant-garde in… read more

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  • отец всех музыкальных эксцентриков, американский леонид утесов, музыка, определенно заслуживающая внимания.
  • мило :)
  • The "Swing" group listed Jones as a connection? Seriously? I love the guy to death, but I'd get lynched for playing him at a swing dance...
  • there should be more vids on youtube
  • If you love SJ and his band then you should probly dig this (if you can find it!): http://www.last.fm/music/Walt%2BKelly%2B%252F%2BNorman%2BMonath/Songs+of+the+Pogo Dont know why it took me so long to put a link here?
  • fantastic. ahead of his time, maybe even still..but yet timeless. everyone needs to listen to Spike Jones at least once.
  • we love spike! <3
  • my dad helped me realize Christmas is not Christmas with out the spike jones Christmas album at a very young age.
  • Ulysses101: Yep. Zappa used to listen to lots of Spike Jones. Lots of Edgard Varese, Stravinksy and lots of do-wop as well.
  • ha ha ha

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