Sunday, December 16, 2018

Musical Sunday

This past Friday, we celebrated the birthday of the legendary bandleader and musical comedy star Spike Jones, of whom it's unlikely that anyone after my generation has ever heard. Lindsey Armstrong "Spike" Jones was famous for his satirical arrangements of popular songs and classical music - the Jones versions of songs featured gunshots, whistles, and cowbells, the band included instruments like brake drums and coconuts. and the vocals were ... um ... zany. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of the musical devastation Spike Jones could leave in his wake, here's a fairly long clip from his TV show in June, 1952, featuring a medley of tunes by Tchaikovsky, who is surely spinning in his grave ...

I would have shared his version of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" in the spirit of the season, but the quality of the video was not good enough.

Have a good day and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Christmas is just nine days away ... if you haven't asked for your copy of my Christmas wish list yet, you'd best get cracking!

Oh, and come back tomorrow for a special annual announcement!



Mike said...

He was one strange looking dude.

Duckbutt said...

He did "Der Feuhrer's Face

Duckbutt said...

A real zany guy.