Spike Jones The Ones You Always Wanted But Thought You'd Never Get

The Ones You Always Wanted But Thought You'd
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  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Harlequin Records


  • 1.They Go Wild, Simply Wild About Me
  • 2.Paddlin' Madelin' Home
  • 3.Oh How She Lied to Me
  • 4.Hotcha Cornia
  • 5.Der Fuehrer's Face
  • 6.Yankee Doodler
  • 7.Don't Talk to Me About Women
  • 8.A Serenade to a Jerk
  • 9.Der Fuehrer's Face
  • 10.48 Reasons Why
  • 11.Liebestraum No. 1
  • 12.Hitch Old Dobbin to the Shay Again
  • 13.Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (And Smile, Smile, Smile)
  • 14.Little Bo-Peep Has Lost Her Jeep
  • 15.Row, Row, Row
  • 16.Drip, Drip, Drip (Sloppy Lagoon)
  • 17.Chloe
  • 18.I Gotta Girl I Love (In North and South Dakota)
  • 19.Holiday for Strings
  • 20.Hedda Hopper's Hats
  • 21.Oh! By Jingo
  • 22.Liebestraum No. 2
  • 23.Jones Laughing Record (The City Snickers)
  • 24.George M. Cohan Medley
  • 25.Laura
  • 26.Dinah

Product Description:

Personnel: Spike Jones (vocals); George Rock, Dinah Shore, Dick Morgan, Frances Langford, Frank Leithner, Red Ingle, Tony Romano, Carl Grayson (vocals).
Spike Jones & His City Slickers were hugely popular during most of the '40s, recording frequently for RCA Victor, touring often, and also regularly appearing on the radio playing live. This English CD compilation put together by the Harlequin label collects 26 tracks from radio transcriptions, live radio shows, film soundtracks and elsewhere. Even though this is comedy music, the arrangements were very demanding and required top-notch players who also had a sense of humor. While some of these songs were commercially recorded by Jones' band, many of them were not, and these rare transcriptions and broadcasts are a welcome addition to his discography, while the surface noise is rarely a problem. Of course, fans will gravitate to the live takes of favorites like "Der Fuerher's Face" (with two separate takes), "Chlo-e," the hilarious
instrumental trashing of "&"Holiday for Strings" and "Laura." Dinah Shore is featured singing "Dinah" in the one non-Slicker performance, joined by jazzmen Tommy Dorsey on trombone, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, and pianist Count Basie with Spike Jones providing percussion and a few sound effects. The vintage photographs and detailed liner notes are added bonuses. This is an essential disc for any Spike Jones' fan. ~ Ken Dryden

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  • UPC: 008637216726
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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