Spike Jones the legend

Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) M1977.H7 J66 2007x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Call Number  (DVD) M1977.H7 J66 2007x
A look at comedic bandleader Spike Jones and his group, The City Slickers, which were the first bad boys of music, and directly influenced musicians such as Frank Zappa, Weird Al Yankovic, Ernie Kovacs, and more.
Disc 1. Colgate comedy hour (Feb. 11,1951-Chicago) ; Colgate comedy hour (Sept. 16,1951-New York City)
Disc 2. All star revue (Jan. 12, 1952-Hollywood) ; All star revue (June 7,1952- Hollywood)
Disc 3. Special features: A rare interview with Spike and his family in their Beverly Hills home on CBS' Person to Person (1960) ; Spike's appearance as 'Leonard Burnside' on The Ed Sullivan Show (1961). ; 'Weird Al' Yankovic discussing Jones' influence ; "Spike-bites" from Joe Siracusa, Spike's drummer from 1946-1952, whose audio commentary takes us behind the Slickers scene ; Interviews with Spike's musicians, writers and family members, including Helen Grayco (Mrs. Spike Jones).

Additional Information
Subjects Humorous songs.
Popular music -- 1951-1960.
Television comedies.
Variety shows (Television programs)
Concert television programs.
Publisher [United States] :[Distributed by] Infinity Entertainment,2007
Edition Full-frame.
Contributors Jones, Spike, 1911-1965.
Jones, Spike, Jr.
Weaver, Doodles, 1911-1983.
Robbins, Gale, 1922-1980.
Grayco, Helen.
Eckstine, Billy.
Herbert, Hugh, 1885-1952.
Backus, Jim.
Liberace, 1919-1987.
City Slickers.
Infinity Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Guests, Doodles Weaver, Gale Robbins, Mike Wallace, Helen Grayco, and the Wayne Marlin Trio (Disc 1) ; Billy Eckstine, Helen Grayco, Hugh Herbert, Jim Backus, Liberace, Lenny Kent, Billy Reed, Ruth Foster and Peter James (Disc 2).
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Television shows originally broadcast on NBC from 1951 to 1952. Radio show pilots originally recorded for NBC in 1945.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital; fullscreen.
Description 3 videodiscs (221 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4/3/4 in.).
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