Saturday, November 9, 2019

Spike Jones band and show

My father liked to watch the Spike Jones Show which ran in the fifties and into the sixties. and when I was maybe nine years old took me to a Spike Jones concert. Jones' show was whacky and the music was a sort of precurser to New Wave music. The whole Jones trip was very white but one can see black roots. In this video from skilled musicians there are weird sounds, goofy presentations, dancing like early break dancing, rapping. comedy. Mother would take my father to hear classical music. She said they were at a string quarter concert and he'd lean over and tell her, "They're playing the same song again." He also liked Crazy Otto. So here's Spike Jones with Tchaikovsky Medley

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