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Album Review

This collection of RCA singles includes some of the funnier material recorded by Spike Jones and his City Slickers. It seems odd that "I Went To Your Wedding" was originally rejected because of the line "Fell flat on your..smile, " which is rather tame. The drunken vocal on "I Haven't Been Home In Three Whole Nights" and a remake of "The Sheik Of Araby" are riotous, but voice-over master Paul Frees steals the show with his handling of the roles of both romantic leads in "Too Young" and multiple movie stars in the sidesplitting "Popcorn Sack." This hard-to-find record is worth the extra effort.

Biography

Born: 14 December 1911 in Long Beach, CA

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

Lindley Armstrong Jones was a musical genius. In the wild and woolly days before multi-track recording, MTV, and certainly digital entertainment content, Spike Jones put together a top-flight musical organization that the world has not seen the likes of since. Known as the City Slickers, the emphasis was on comedy, primarily doing dead-on satires of popular songs on the hit parade and taking the air out of pompous classical selections as well. Not merely content to do cornball renderings of standard...
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