"Good evening, music lovers.” Thus did Spike Jones introduce his popular weekly radio program and stage performances. The pistol-packing bandleader’s wreck-reations of popular music brightened some of World War II’s darkest hours. Spike Jones Off the Record explores the public and private worlds of a complex individual: a serious man in a funny suit; a no-nonsense boss with a razor-sharp tongue; and a public relations wizard who worked his best magic behind the scenes. Interviews with over 100 of Jones' friends and associates provide a wealth of anecdotes and revelations. Includes rare photos, a comprehensive discography, a who's who of City Slickers, and a foreword by radio personality Dr. Demento.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 398 pgs.
Spike Jones Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music; by Jordan R. Young