- Released: August 24, 1999
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Recorded between 1942 & 1952. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Bill Lacey.
There have been many compilations of Spike Jones' music, but few have been better than RCA's 1999 collection, Greatest Hits. Over the course of 20 tracks, all of Jones' best-known songs are presented in their best-known versions, including "Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma," "My Old Flame," "Der Fuehrer's Face," "The Sheik of Araby, "William Tell Overture," and "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)." For the curious and dedicated alike, this is very useful indeed, since never before have so many of Jones' classics been presented on one disc, complete with strong liner notes and good fidelity. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine