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Best of
Spike Jones
Best of
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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Sure, you'll laugh at the zany sound effects (gunshots, auto horns, and sounds that can only be described as semiflatulent) and delightfully loopy monologues from the great Doodles Weaver (his absurd horse-race call on "Th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Spike Jones
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 3/1/2008
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972445328

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Sure, you'll laugh at the zany sound effects (gunshots, auto horns, and sounds that can only be described as semiflatulent) and delightfully loopy monologues from the great Doodles Weaver (his absurd horse-race call on "The William Tell Overture" is classic). But Jones and his City Slickers display impressive musical chops as well. Just how easy can it be to play "Dance of the Hours" on a cowbell, anyway? "Der Fuehrer's Face" has huge historic interest, but the faux earnestness of the vocal is just as funny today as when it was recorded. An icon of irreverence, Jones turns the bland tunes of the day into infectious outbursts of madcap craziness. --Heidi MacDonald

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Lenore Armstrong | 07/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Who else could gargle his way through the William Tell Overture, I ask you, than Spike Jones? This CD was first my grandmother's, then my mother's and now it's mine, and let me tell you, I am very proud to be in this hereditary line of musical insanity (strange as its existance is)! This is amazing stuff-HILARIOUS, innovative, imaginative (to say the least!), and gloriously over-the-top. I promise you, dear readers, my child will be humming Dance of the Hours before they know how to read, car-horns and all!"
Great nostalgia
smodoh | Sydney | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My Dad shared this one with me and now I am enjoying sharing it with my son. A wonderfully esoteric piece of music history."