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Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)

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JennieG 18 Dec 11 - 12:56 AM
Allen in Oz 18 Dec 11 - 02:07 AM
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Subject: Happy 100th to Spike Jones
From: JennieG
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 12:56 AM

Just listening to a birthday tribute to Spike Jones....great fun!

Spike Jones

Thank you, music lovers......

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 02:07 AM

"And there's Banana slipping along the rails "

AD


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 02:15 AM

Have you ever noticed how much Conan O'Brien resembles Spike Jones?


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 05:04 AM

There are a lot of Spike's things on You Yube - A LOT of my arrangemet of The Willian Tell Overture on whistle is stolen from Spike !


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Will Fly
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 05:09 AM

Wasn't it, "And Banana's coming up through the bunch?" "And it's Cabbage by a head..."

Great stuff. My father's sister - only 14 years older than me - used to buy Spike Jones records on 78rpm. My treat, in the early '50s, was to go to my grandparents' house up the road and play them on the old wind-up gramophone. My first encounter with Spike was his version of Black Eyes - "Hotcha Chornia", with "Clink, Clink, Another Drink" on the other side.

But the record that had me literally crying with laughter the first time I heard it was "The Hawaiian War Chant". Priceless. Fond memories of a very funny man and a great musician.


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: autolycus
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 05:40 AM

Many happy hours with such funny stuff, like his terrific Cocktails for Two and Chloe ['where are you, you old bat!'] and a hilarious Flight of the Bumble Bee [Rimsky-Korsakov].

The one that had me nearly in tears the first time I heard was his immortal I Went to Your Wedding. It's on YouTube.

Happy 100th, Spike.


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: banjoman
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 07:27 AM

My favourite is The Ballad of Wild Bill Hickock - though not many people seem to know of this one. I had it on a 78 with a song about a quiet town on the other side


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 07:53 AM

I like most thngs he did but the gargling 'Hawaiian War Chant' is my all time favourite.


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: kendall
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:02 AM

Anyone who can get a recognizable tune out of a sack of crow bars and a pistol has to be a great musician.

I remember when his song "The Fuhrers Face" hit the airwaves.It was his first hit.


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:46 PM

Ah, yes, "Hawaiian War Chant":

"As the sun pulls away from the shore and our ship sinks slowly in the west ......"

Jerry saw Spike Jones and His Orchestra perform live at The Palace Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the highlight of his 10 year old life.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: kendall
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 08:53 PM

He had a TV show for a while back in the early 60's?


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: JennieG
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:06 AM

Just a few short years ago I bought a Spike Jones CD still in its shrink wrapper, never been opened, at the ongoing sale of surplus books and stuff held by my local library, for $2 Aussie. When I questioned the reason I was told "it doesn't fit with our acquisition policy".

I was flabbergasted, my flabber was completely gasted.

Here comes Single Stitch hemmed in by Sewing Machine......

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:56 AM

JR

What strange acquisition policies some libraries have...of course it would be stupid to have intellectual comedy items in a library ( the people might like them and borrow them and we can't have that )

AD ( last of the small " c" cynics)


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:38 PM

Back in the late 40s/early 50s, my parents had a small collection of 78rpm records...a little Brahms, a smattering of Mozart & Liszt & one copy of 'Cocktails for Two' with 'Chloe' on the 'B' side if I remember correctly. No prizes for guessing which record got played the most!


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: kendall
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:48 PM

Anyone remember the Corn Cobblers? or the Hoosier Hotshots?


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: pdq
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:53 PM

The one who actually does the horse race sequence is "Doodles" Weaver.

It think he also played a loopy trumpet at times. Not sure.

Weaver created Fietlebaum and other comic characters for Spike Jones.

Trivia: he was Sigourney Weaver's uncle.


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Subject: RE: Happy 100th to Spike Jones (1911-1965)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 06:13 PM

Bought the LP "Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry" with some of my bar mitzvah money. Still have it. "Wyatt Earp Makes Me Burp" is my favorite.


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