All The Right Notes, Not Necessarily In The Rightorder

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4/4. Spike Jones - the Man Who Murdered Music.

Rainer Hersch talks to Spike Jones Jr about the life and work of his father, the American big-band musical comedian Spike Jones. One of the biggest stars of the 1940s and 50s, Jones's career was launched in 1941 with a song that mocked Adolf Hitler : Der Fuhrer's Face. He and his band the City Slickers mixed the high- with the lowbrow, the serious with the comic, and instrumental virtuosity with sonic hi-jinks, creating a blend that startled and delighted audiences in a much more innocent era. Producer Julian Mayers

Genome: [r4 Bd=20060927]

Unknown: Spike Jones

Talks: Rainer Hersch

Unknown: Spike Jones Jr

Unknown: Adolf Hitler

Producer: Julian Mayers