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Spike Jones: the Legend
     

Spike Jones: the Legend

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He's been hailed as one of greatest comics ever to live, and now viewers who may not have been around to along with Spike Jones the first time around can finally find out what all the fuss is about with this set featuring some of the beloved funnyman's greatest television moments and much, much more. In addition to laughing along with classic appearances on The

Overview

He's been hailed as one of greatest comics ever to live, and now viewers who may not have been around to along with Spike Jones the first time around can finally find out what all the fuss is about with this set featuring some of the beloved funnyman's greatest television moments and much, much more. In addition to laughing along with classic appearances on The Colgate Comedy Hour and The All Star Revue, fans also have the opportunity to watch rare interviews with Jones, his musicians, his writers, and his family while also taking the good times on the road with a bonus audio CD featuring two previously unreleased radio show pilots.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0617742201291
Rating:
G
Source:
Sj2 Entertainment
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
2:45:00
Sales rank:
31,165

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 on his career, comedy and music; "Spike-Bites" from Joe Siracusa, Spike's drummer from 1946-52, whose audio commentary takes us behind the Slickers scenes; Interviews with Spike's musicians, writers and family members, including Helen Grayco.; Audio CD containing two NBC pilot radio shows from 1945, never before made available

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Spike Jones: The Legend, Disc 1
1. Opening Billboard [1:09]
2. In a Persian Market Medley [3:29]
3. My Heart Cries for You With Sir Frederic Gas [2:50]
4. Laura [2:35]
5. Halo Shampoo Commercial [2:06]
6. Sheik of Araby [2:03]
7. Dave Garroway Walk-On [:44]
8. Gale Robbins Guest Spot [1:52]
9. I Am in Love With Gale Robbins [2:18]
10. Be My Love Sketch [4:08]
11. Halo Shampoo Commercial With Mike Wallace [2:58]
12. Poet and Peasant Overture [7:57]
13. Ajax Commercial [1:19]
14. Mrs. Laverne Pearson Interview [4:47]
15. Glow Worm [5:26]
16. Ajax Commercial With Doodles Weaver [4:31]
17. Spike Jones Hits Medley Intro [:18]
18. Holiday for Strings [1:13]
19. Chloe With Sir Frederic Gas [2:52]
20. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth With George Rock [1:35]
21. Cocktails for Two [2:02]
22. Closing Billboard [:49]
1. Opening Billboard [1:28]
2. He's on TV #1 [:45]
3. Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy [2:26]
4. He's on TV #2 [:48]
5. English Movie Sketch [8:35]
6. Halo Shampoo Commercial [1:25]
7. He's on TV #3 [:49]
8. Hotcha Cornya [1:49]
9. He's on TV #4 [:49]
10. Welcome the the Pelican Club Sketch [1:10]
11. Mad About the Boy With Helen Grayco [2:29]
12. Fab Commercial [1:36]
13. Hawaiian War Chant Medley With the Wayne Marlin Trio [7:05]
14. Colgate Commercial [1:33]
15. Foreign Legion Sketch [10:55]
16. Morpheus [1:31]
17. Ajax Commercial [3:21]
18. Il Schlamiel!!! [2:29]
19. Goodnight/Closing Billboard [1:56]
Disc #2 -- Spike Jones: The Legend, Disc 2
1. All Star Revue Series Open [1:07]
2. Opening Billboard [:15]
3. In a Persian Market Medley [7:36]
4. Spike's Opening Monologue [1:57]
5. Acrobats: Paul & Paulette [3:21]
6. Cold Cold Heart Around the World [6:08]
7. Cold Cold Heart With Helen Grayco [2:45]
8. Snow Crop Frozen Breakfast Commercial With Spike and George Rock [4:52]
9. Spike With Billy Eckstine [1:50]
10. Girl Musician Intro With Hugh Herbert [1:52]
11. It's Tough to Be a Girl Musician [:54]
12. 12th Street Rag [4:28]
13. Spikette and Georgette Skit [2:37]
14. Sugar Blues With Georgette Rock [1:00]
15. Hugh Herbert Ad Lib [:28]
16. He's Funny That Way With Roberta Pincus [3:01]
17. Wild Wild Women [:44]
18. Cocktails for Two Intro With Hugh Herbert, Helen Grayco, Spike and Spike Jr. [1:15]
19. Cocktails for Two [2:12]
20. Closing Billboard [1:03]
1. All Star Revue Series Open [1:07]
2. Kellogg's Commercial [1:08]
3. Opening Billboard [:33]
4. The Evolution of Music [1:05]
5. City Slicker Medley: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #1 [1:45]
6. String of Pearls With Ruth Foster [1:31]
7. I Love to Sock Myself in the Chin With Peter James [1:29]
8. Melody in F [1:57]
9. Spike With Jim Backus [2:14]
10. Acrobats: The Hustrei Sisters [2:43]
11. Cry With Sir Frederic Gas [2:15]
12. Kiss of Fire With Helen Grayco [3:40]
13. Gang Sing: Down South With Billy Reed [1:50]
14. Pet Milk Commercial [3:48]
15. Spike Jones Hits Medley Intro With Jim Backus [3:27]
16. Holiday for Strings [:41]
17. Chloe With Sir Frederic Gas [3:01]
18. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth With George Rock [1:22]
19. You Always Hurt the One You Love With Freddie Morgan, Sir Frederic Gas and Dick Morgan [2:24]
20. Liberace Performs Ritual Fire Dance [2:09]
21. Liberace Performs September Song With His Brother George [4:16]
22. Pet Milk Commercial [2:03]
23. Poet and Peasant Intro With Jim Backus [:46]
24. Poet and Peasant Overture [7:47]
25. Snow Crop Commercial [1:07]
26. Program Recap With Lenny Kent [1:22]
27. Goodnights/Closing Billboard [1:36]

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Spike Jones: the Legend 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lil_peanut More than 1 year ago
Although these acts of superb entertainment were filmed and broadcast, many of them for live television, 60+ years ago, their value is the best. The talent of Spike Jones and his City Slickers ranges from musical genius to fall down funny.
While growing up in a musical family myself, my dad played his old 45rpms on our old juke box and we had every song memorized. Now at age 51, I can see the fantastic antics unseen on old records or radio show.
Billy Barty has been a fixture in comedy for ages and uses his size in a gigantic way to bring the house down.
While wild with instrumentation the percussion of all shapes and sizes including 'cowbell'(pre-Will Ferrell on SNL) often steals the show. The songs are parodies of old favorites from the 40s-50s bringing interest to even old dead guys from the classical centuries of Tchaikovsky and Ponchielli.
For family viewing and I mean sit down and really watch, listening to the words and looking for sight gags, this promises an evening of laughter...the old variety show laughter reminiscent of the Carol Burnett Show in the '70s and in more recent years some skits from Saturday Night Live.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago