[Dixielandjazz] Re: Proper Records - Spike Jones

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Sun Dec 12 00:01:37 PST 2004

Thanks for the information and correction, Bill. I'm surprised that there
isn't much of Spike Jones music available. Maybe I still haven't grown up
but I hear a lot of humor in his interpretations of popular songs and, in
general, his approach to the music of his various bands. The quality of the
musicianship is very high. The Avid recordings you mentioned are available
at World's Records. If time permits, I may make a CD from the 78's and LP's
in my collection.

Stan Brager
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Haesler" <bhaesler at bigpond.net.au>
To: "Stan Brager" <sbrager at socal.rr.com>; "dixieland jazz mail list"
<dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: Proper Records - Spike Jones

> Dear Stan,
> You are right,
> The Proper Box 'Spike Jones' budget priced 4CD set is a bit of a mixture
> far as reproduction is concerned.
> But it contains some ex-LP material not yet on quality CD reissues, so
> do until something better comes along.
> I think you will find that the Bear Family CD Don Ingle was referring to
> the Capitol sides (some unissued) featuring his father's Red Ingle Natural
> Seven and are not Spike Jones sides.
> It would be great if the German-based Bear Family could do a definitive CD
> set of Spike. Their production, research, booklets and remastering quality
> is superb.
> Listmate Dick Broadie remastered some RCA Spike Jones sides for 2 Avid CDs
> which are excellent. However, due to copyright complications, I do not
> that they are available in the US.
> Lurker-Dick may wish to expand on this.
> To answer your general query regarding Proper Box CDs.
> Some are better than others. The compilations and selections are fine, but
> the source quality varies.
> Kind regards,
> Bill.

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