Lindley Armstrong “Spike” Jones was an American musician and bandleader specializing in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Through the 1940s and early 1950s, the band recorded under the name Spike Jones and his City Slickers and toured the United States and Canada under the title The Musical Depreciation Revue.
The Spike Jones Project is a collaborative undertaking to restore, archive and share the massive media collection produced by the one and only Spike Jones. It all started with Utah Valley University professor Mike Wisland’s passion for preserving music history. To Wisland, preserving music history does not mean to keep records in a vault, or hoard them away in some personal collection, but instead to bring music and film from a dwindling time to life in the hearts and minds of younger generations.
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