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A Spike Jones Christmas


You might recognize Spike Jones and the City Slickers from their rendition of All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth performed by George Rock, the man on the left. That's Spike himself on the right, wearing his signature plaid suit.

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Here is a Christmas medley by Spike and the Slickers:



This is a darling animation of the Nuttin' for Christmas song:



Another of my favorites that was on the Spike Jones Christmas albumn is "I'm the Angel in the Christmas Play." I'm looking for a video I can post. Meanwhile, here is a link to a performance by a precocious little girl. Listen to the lyrics: very funny.

http://youtu.be/Xb5vwcP_ZO8

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posted on Dec 5, 2012 11:26 PM ()

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I knew these songs, from childhood when my older brother or sisters sang them, but never knew where they came from. I adore those suits.
comment by drmaus on Dec 10, 2012 9:24 PM ()
I made a spreadsheet of all the Spike Jones songs so I can keep track of my collection. Heaven forbid there is one out there I've never heard.
reply by troutbend on Dec 15, 2012 1:10 PM ()
I forgot all the songs I loved. Cocktails for Two. The Carmen opera. They are all on YouTube.
comment by boots586 on Dec 9, 2012 9:51 AM ()
YouTube is a miracle, isn't it? All I have to do is think of some obscure song, and there it is.
reply by troutbend on Dec 15, 2012 1:09 PM ()
loved Spike Jones as a child so funny

reguards
yer "glug glug burp burp whizz whizz" pal
bugg
comment by honeybugg on Dec 8, 2012 3:35 PM ()
I listen to his CDs in the car all the time. It helps the time pass when I'm driving through Wyoming.
reply by troutbend on Dec 15, 2012 1:08 PM ()
Delightful posts — lots of fun memories!
comment by marta on Dec 6, 2012 5:39 PM ()
I'm going to sort out my Christmas CDs this afternoon and bake some cookies.
reply by troutbend on Dec 15, 2012 1:06 PM ()
I saw Spike Jones when I was a little girl. He even appealed to children.
comment by boots586 on Dec 6, 2012 11:25 AM ()
Oh! I would love to have seen him in person.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:28 PM ()
I loved Spike Jones. These are charming videos. Thanks.
comment by tealstar on Dec 6, 2012 8:07 AM ()
They were silly and funny, but all skilled and professional musicians.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:34 PM ()
Good, old time stuff!!
comment by steve on Dec 6, 2012 7:38 AM ()
Hoosier Hotshots is another fun old-timey band.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:45 PM ()
I bet kids today never even heard of Spike Jones--heck, anyone under 50 probably hasn't!
comment by greatmartin on Dec 6, 2012 7:32 AM ()
I'm sure they haven't. I'm so thankful for YouTube.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:50 PM ()
My parents had several Spike Jones 78's and my sis and I listened to them often. Hilarious!
comment by hobbie on Dec 6, 2012 7:05 AM ()
We had one old, scratched 78 of Beetlebaum when I was a kid. It had so many skips in it, we weighted the tone arm with a nickel so it stayed in the tracks. But I didn't really start collecting his music until the 1970s.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:29 PM ()
Love the suit and the music. It brings back memories.
comment by elderjane on Dec 6, 2012 6:22 AM ()
Back in their hey day, it was probably what Alvin and the Chipmunks first record was to me growing up.
reply by troutbend on Dec 6, 2012 1:55 PM ()

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