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Spike Jones

Spike Jones
Aliases
The New Band of Spike Jones
Spike Jones and The Band That Plays for Fun
Spike Jones and The City Slickers
Spike Jones and His Band That Plays for Fun
Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Spike Jones and His City Snickers
Spike Jones and His Country Cousins
Spike Jones and His Other Orchestra
Spike Jones and His Wacky Wakakians with Chorus
Spike Jones New Band
Real name
Lindley Armstrong Jones
Born
December 14, 1911
Died
May 1, 1965
Country
United States
IPI
00015486193 2 works
00015494587 1 work
Comments
Drummer, singer and bandleader best known for parodies and satirical versions of popular songs
Family
Helen Grayco Wife
Spike Jones, Jr. Son
Related
Mickey Katz Member of The City Slickers
Freddy Morgan Member of Spike Jones' City Slickers (1947-1958)
Doodles Weaver
George Rock Member of Spike Jones' band
Del Porter Co-founder and member of The City Slickers
Red Ingle Member of The City Slickers
Carl Grayson Member of The City Slickers

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
September 1942 (5 artists)
September 1942 (2 artists)
1942 Gísli Rúnar Jónsson
May 1947 Laddi
October 1948 (48 artists)
February 1949 Joanie Bartels
October 1956 (8 artists)
October 1959 The Bobs

Originals using parts of other songs

Title Performer Release date Covered by
September 1942 (5 artists)
October 1953

Covers by Spike Jones

Title Performer Release date Originally by
September 5, 1941 (unknown), (unknown), Frederick H. Potter
July 1942 Harry Tally
1942 The Harlequinaders
May 1943 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
i September 15, 1943 (unknown), (unknown)
January 1945 Johnny Green and His Orchestra
March 1945 Douglas Richardson
i October 1945 David Rose and His Orchestra
December 1945 The Orchestra of The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Riccardo Drigo
December 1945 The Orchestra of The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Riccardo Drigo
December 1945 The Orchestra of The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Riccardo Drigo
December 1945 The Orchestra of The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Riccardo Drigo
December 1945 Columbia Orchestra
December 1945 The Orchestra of The Imperial Mariinsky Theatre conducted by Riccardo Drigo
December 1945 Mills Brothers
April 1946 (unknown)
June 1946 Hawaiian Quintette, Andy Iona and His Islanders, (unknown)
June 1946 Cäcilie Carola, Emma Malkowsky & Kathi Herold, May Naudain
July 1946 Lambert Murphy
July 1946 (unknown)
July 1946 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
i October 1946 (unknown)
i October 1946 (unknown)
i November 1946 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
February 1947 Emil Newman, Woody Herman and His Orchestra
i February 1947 Walter O'Keefe
May 1947 Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson and His Commanders
December 1947 Mae West with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
May 1948 Victor Mixed Chorus
i May 1948 Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire
February 1949 Vincent Lopez and his Orchestra
February 1949 (unknown), (unknown)
March 1950 Buz Butler and Cass County Boys
March 1950 Burl Ives
December 1950 Cowboy Copas
1950 (unknown)
1950 Eddie Cantor
February 1951 Mervin Shiner
i February 1951 (unknown), (unknown), (unknown)
February 1952 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra, Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
February 1952 Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire
September 1952 Synco Jazz Band
November 1952 Jimmy Boyd accompanied by Norman Luboff
December 1952 (unknown)
December 1952 Steve Gibson and The Original Red Caps featuring Damita Jo
August 1953 Brucie Weil - Don Costa and His Orchestra
October 1953 Kirov Ballet, Fiorello Giraud
Covered by The Red Clay Ramblers
October 1953 Petula Clark with Children of Dr. Barnardo's Homes
Covered by (6 artists)
1953 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra
May 1954 Little Jack Little and His Orchestra
May 1954 Doris Day
1954 The African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission of Southern Rhodesia, The Four Lads - Orch. under the dir. of Neal Hefti
April 1956 Merle Travis
April 1956 Frank Sinatra - Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
April 1956 Mindy Carson with Ray Conniff's Orchestra & The Columbians
October 1956 Dinah Shore with Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires - Orchestra under the Direction of Harry Zimmerman, The McGuire Sisters
i 1957 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
October 1959 Jean Sablon with Orchestra directed by Paul Baron, (unknown)
October 1959 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
October 1959 Dick Powell
October 1959 Debbie Reynolds
1960 Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights
1960 Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens with the Big Sound of Don Ralke
1960 Edison Symphony Orchestra
1960 Johnny Mercer
i 1960 (unknown), Arthur Collins, Dan Quinn, (unknown), Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
October 1963 Bob Dylan
October 1963 The New Christy Minstrels under the Direction of Randy Sparks
i October 1963 The Weavers
October 1963 Hermanos Castilla
i October 1963 Peter, Paul and Mary
October 1963 Lew Stone and His Band
October 1963 Walter Huston
i October 1963 Bent Fabricius-Bjerre med rytme
October 1963 Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
i October 1963 The Village Stompers
i July 1964 Little Jack Little and His Orchestra
i August 1964 Prince's Band
i August 1964 Ray Noble and His Orchestra featuring Jack Dumont, Alto Sax
i August 1964 Onzy Matthews and His Music
i August 1964 Mistinguett
i August 1964 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
i August 1964 Matty Malneck and His Orchestra
i August 1964 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
i August 1964 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra, Kay Kyser and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Harry Babbitt
i August 1964 Bing Crosby with Lennie Hayton and His Orchestra
i August 1964 David Rose and His Orchestra
1975 (unknown)
1975 Frances Williams
1975 Emilio Tuero, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1975 (unknown)
1975 Al Jolson
1975 Hoosier Hot Shots
1975 The Peerless Quartet
1975 Alfred Drake & Joan Roberts
1975 Bob Roberts with Orchestra
1975 Judy Garland
1975 (unknown)
1975 Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra
1986 (unknown)
Toot Toot Tootsie Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1988 Unverified
i April 12, 1994 The Raymond Scott Quintette

Songs written by Spike Jones

Adapted songs

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Spike Jones Presents for the Kiddies The Nutcracker Suite with Apologies to Tchaikovsky Spike Jones and His City Slickers December 1945 RCA Victor
Spike Jones Presents a Xmas Spectacular Spike Jones October 1956 Verve Records
Dinner Music (For People Who Aren't Very Hungry) Spike Jones 1957 Verve Records
Spike Jones in Stereo - A Spooktacular in Screaming Sound! Spike Jones and His Band That Plays for Fun October 1959 Warner Bros.
60 Years of "Music America Hates Best" Spike Jones and The Band That Plays for Fun 1960 Liberty
Washington Square The New Band of Spike Jones October 1963 Liberty
My Man Spike Jones New Band August 1964 Liberty
...And the Great Big Saw Came Nearer and Nearer and Nearer and Nearer and Nearer! Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1975 Golden Spike Records
The King of Corn Spike Jones & His City Slickers 1975 Cornographic Records
Standard Transcription Discs 1942-44 - Volume 2 - Never Trust a City Slicker Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1986 Harlequin [GB]
Spiked! - The Music of Spike Jones Spike Jones April 12, 1994 Catalyst [1]

EPs

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Behind Those Swinging Doors Spike Jones and His City Slickers September 5, 1941 Bluebird
Come, Josephine, In My Flying Machine Spike Jones and His City Slickers July 1942 Bluebird
Der Fuehrer's Face Spike Jones and His City Slickers September 1942 Bluebird
Clink, Clink, Another Drink Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1942 Bluebird
Oh! By Jingo! (Oh! By Gee! By Gosh, by Gum, by Juv) Spike Jones and His City Slickers May 1943 Bluebird
Hotcha Cornia Spike Jones and His City Slickers September 15, 1943 Bluebird
Cocktails for Two Spike Jones and His City Slickers January 1945 RCA Victor
Chloe Spike Jones and His City Slickers March 1945 RCA Victor
Holiday for Strings Spike Jones and His City Slickers October 1945 RCA Victor
The Blue Danube Spike Jones and His City Slickers December 1945 RCA Victor
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Spike Jones and His City Slickers April 1946 RCA Victor
The Glow-Worm Spike Jones and His City Slickers June 1946 RCA Victor
I Dream of Brownie with the Light Blue Jeans Spike Jones and His City Slickers July 1946 RCA Victor
That Old Black Magic Spike Jones and His City Slickers July 1946 RCA Victor
Minka Spike Jones and His Other Orchestra October 1946 RCA Victor
The Jones Laughing Record (Introducing the Flight of the Bumble Bee) Spike Jones and His City Snickers November 1946 RCA Victor
Laura Spike Jones and His Other Orchestra February 1947 RCA Victor
Love in Bloom Spike Jones and His City Slickers May 1947 RCA Victor
My Old Flame Spike Jones and His City Slickers December 1947 RCA Victor
William Tell Overture Spike Jones and His City Slickers May 1948 RCA Victor
All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) Spike Jones and His City Slickers October 1948 RCA Victor
The Clink Clink Polka Spike Jones and His City Slickers February 1949 RCA Victor
Ya Wanna Buy a Bunny? Spike Jones and His City Slickers February 1949 RCA Victor
Chinese Mule Train Spike Jones and His City Slickers March 1950 RCA Victor
Tennessee Waltz Spike Jones and His City Slickers December 1950 RCA Victor
Yes! We Have No Bananas Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1950 RCA Victor
Peter Cottontail Spike Jones and His City Slickers February 1951 RCA Victor
Deep Purple Spike Jones and His City Slickers February 1952 RCA Victor
Hot Lips Spike Jones and His Country Cousins September 1952 RCA Victor
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Spike Jones and His City Slickers November 1952 RCA Victor
I Went to Your Wedding Spike Jones and His City Slickers December 1952 RCA Victor
God Bless Us All Spike Jones with The Jud Conlon Singers August 1953 RCA Victor
Dragnet Spike Jones and His City Slickers October 1953 RCA Victor
Where Did My Snowman Go? Spike Jones and His City Slickers October 1953 RCA Victor
Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo) Spike Jones and The City Slickers 1953 RCA Victor
I'm in the Mood for Love Spike Jones and His City Slickers May 1954 RCA Victor
Japanese Skokiaan Spike Jones and His City Slickers 1954 RCA Victor
I'm in the Mood for Love Spike Jones July 1964 Liberty