Happy Birthday Spike

Posted: December 15, 2007 in Uncategorized
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Spike Jones and his City slickers, I used to listen to them when I was a kid (before TV) and have very fond memories of his antics, and his British substitute the Billy Cotton Band. Had he hung around he would have been 96 today. Happy Birthday Spike anyway. Here is some of his great music.

Cocktails for two – 1945

The Blacksmith Song – 1942
The Blacksmith Song (1942), another Spike Jones novelty tune, deals with World War II-era shortages, as a village blacksmith returns to prosperity, thanks to wartime tire rationing. (Note that the patriotic and ration-conscious “horse” accepts only one lump of sugar instead of two.)

The Fuhrer’ Face

I Went To Your Wedding
No original video, but the original hilarious sound with slides added.

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