Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
There is certainly lots of it here to go around, Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD). What today we would unquestioningly call acts of racism seemed, for Spike and the Slickers and indeed postwar America, as pure and unpremeditated as the breathing of a Zen monk. People were still running on a residue of belief in movies, and radio, and pop music — as if there were an unspoken deal still in effect, despite the war, despite everything.
When the Nutcracker album was released in Novemberthe war had just ended, and Christmas was around the corner, the first Christmas of peace. How could folks not be running on emotions, many of them even unknown to us today? Kids admired his records for nearly the same set of reasons grownups did — the rudeness, the grace of execution, the sheer percussive dementia. They had all left these places, come to L. Local 47 developed its own widely respected style — these were people who had to play things they had never seen before, and get it perfect the first time, or go on live before audiences in the invisible millions, and perform flawlessly.
Spike turned out to be one of the bright foci of all that energy, stepping, as a consummate and paid-up percussionist, into the sudden worldwide lull that followed the years of explosive destruction, from whose audio vernacular of course would be drawn the tuned gunshots, and Slickers screaming and running around, destroying sets, appearing to thrust various props into or through their heads, acting our the most lowbrow of musical impulses.
But at the same time here was this strong attraction to the more refined world of the classics. Stravinsky is wearing some new patent leather shoes, and Spike is sitting Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD) enough to notice that every time the composer-conductor goes up on his toes Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD) before a downbeat, the shoes squeak.
He should have worn a pair of sneakers. New percussive effects. Unable to respect highbrow audiences, Spike nonetheless wanted to claim inspiration from highbrow music. Strings in those days meant not only Class, but also Cash, what with catgut aggregations like Percy Faith and Hugo Winterhalter soon to be topping charts week after week. But the Other Orchestra venture, by all accounts, was not a success. Announcing the O. It takes crack musicianship to be a City Slicker.
Hillbilly was an idiom asking to be satirized — the regional accents alone beckoned to vocal impressionists at all levels of ability. Today, at a distance of nearly 50 years, it looks more like some labelling reflex — Spike was successful, in all of the established media plus early television, so somebody had to come up with a category that could account for him.
The excesses and longueurs of Corn, in any case, are more than compensated for by the briefness of its existence as a trend. Around his neck is a crude garland of even more corncobs. Spike is glaring, his legs tightly crossed, his mouth in an O, his eyes focused far, far away.
The Twins are smiling and wearing these really cute checkered, maybe even gingham outfits, coded to suggest rural America.
Here are all the outward and visible signs of the identity problem Spike seemed to be having right then. The group came to be due to drummer Spike Jones growing bored with playing the same music each night he performed with the Victor Young orchestra; First to be recruited was Delmar Porter, who sang with the Foursome -- a vocal and ocarina quartet Jones had backed on Decca Records -- was Jones' partner in musical mayhem from the outset.
Porter led a six-piece group called the Feather Merchants, which Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD) managed by Jones before it gradually evolved into the City Slickers. They soon found other like-minded musicians and together they began playing parodies of standard songs for their own entertainment.
The musicians wanted their wives to share in their enjoyment, so they recorded their weekly performances. One of the recordings somehow made its way into Theres A Fly On My Music - Spike Jones And His City Slickers - Strictly For Music Lovers (CD) hands of an RCA Victor executive, who offered the musicians a recording contract.
Because of the success of the record, Jones turned from being the group's drummer to being its bandleader. He initially thought the popularity he and the City Slickers enjoyed as a result of the record would fade. Audiences kept wanting to hear more from Jones and his band, so he began working at more comic arrangements for the group. The band released their last album incalling it a day soon afterward due to Jones wishing to perform "more serious" music.
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