+ Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was a popular musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and outlandish vocals.
After appearing as the house band on The Bob Burns Show, Spike got his own radio show on NBC, The Chase and Sanborn Program, as Edgar Bergen's summer replacement in 1945. Frances Langford was co-host and Groucho Marx was among the guests. The guest list for Jones' 1947-49 CBS program for Coca-Cola (originally The Spotlight Revue, retitled The Spike Jones Show for its final season) included Frankie Laine, Mel Torme, Peter Lorre, Don Ameche and Burl Ives. Frank Sinatra appeared on the show in October 1948, and Lassie in May 1949. One of the announcers on Jones' CBS show was the young Mike Wallace. Writers included Eddie Maxwell, Eddie Brandt and Jay Sommers. The final program in the series was broadcast in June 1949.-WikiPedia
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 57 old time radio episodes:
|10.01.1948||guest frank sinatra|
|12.03.1948||guest frank sinatra||
+ Coco Cola presents Spotlight Revue starring Spike Jones and the City Slickers, and Dorothy Shay th...
|12.10.1948||guest peter lorre||
+ Listen to the music of Freddie Rich and his orchestra, the songs of Connie Haines and with guest s...
|01.23.1949||spike jones with boris karloff||
+ The Coca Cola company presents Spotlight Review from Boston, Massachusetts starring Spike Jones an...
|01.30.1949||guest basil rathbone||
+ Coco Cola presents The Spike Jones Show starring Spike Jones and the City Slickers, with Doodles W...
+ Sponsored by: Coca-Cola (some ). The first tune is, "Runnin' Wild." The "Roundtable" discusses S...
+ Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. The program originates from San Francisco. + Coco Cola presents The Spike...
+ Sponsored by: Coca-Cola. The program originates from San Francisco, the last show of the season. ...
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