Spike Jones People Are Funnier Than Anybody
- Released: April 1, 1998
- Label: Avid Records UK
- 1.Cocktails for Two
- 2.Ill Barkio (Il Bacio)
- 3.You Always Hurt the One You Love
- 4.Blue Danube
- 5.I Dream of Brownie With the Light Blue Jeans
- 6.Hotcha Cornia (Hotcha Chornya)
- 7.Down in Jungle Town
- 8.McNamara's Band
- 9.That Old Black Magic
- 10.I Kiss Your Hand Madame
- 11.William Tell Overture
- 12.As Time Goes By
- 13.Old McDonald Had a Farm
- 14.All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
- 15.Serenade to a Jerk
- 17.Mother Goose Medley
- 18.I Wanna Go Back to West Virginia
- 19.Jones Polka
- 20.Man on the Flying Trapeze
- 21.Barstool Cowboy from Old Barstow - Spike Jones
- 22.Clink, Clink, Another Drink
- 23.People Are Funnier Than Anybody
- 24.Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
- 25.Holiday for Strings
Personnel: George Rock, Ben Ghost Singers, Dick Morgan, Boys in the Backroom, Ina Souez, Paul Judson, Freddie Morgan, Dr. Horatio Q. Birdbath, Doodles Weaver, Barefooted Pennsylvanians, Elsa Nilsson, Judie Manners, Del Porter, Mickey Katz, Red Ingle, Carl Grayson (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Dave Bennett .
Recording information: Chicago, IL (08/08/1941-12/23/1947); Los Angeles, CA (08/08/1941-12/23/1947).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Willie Spicer; Mel Blanc.
Arrangers: Doodles Weaver; Brandt; Del Porter; Spike Jones & His City Slickers.
Despite the generous number of tracks on this album and its companion, Jones Laughing Record -- 25 songs per CD -- there is much duplication of what is already widely available (Rhino and RCA both have fine collections out). Avid seems to have deliberately mixed obscure titles with well-known ones, but they have either ignored or did not know about the existence of other compilations. Consequently, there aren't many rarities here. "MacNamara's Band," "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Mother Goose Medley" -- none of which are as lame as the titles would indicate -- make their CD debut with this disc...The transfers vary in sound quality... ~ Jordan R. Young
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