Spike Jones

The Jones Laughing Record [ASV/Living Era]

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Despite the generous number of tracks on this album and its companion, People Are Funnier Than Anybody -- 25 songs per CD -- there is much duplication of what is already widely available. Avid seems to have deliberately mixed obscure titles with well-known ones, but they have either ignored or did not know about the existence of other compilations. Consequently, there aren't many rarities here. "The Jones Laughing Record," "Blowing Bubble Gum" and the obscure but delectable "Popcorn Sack" (which features Paul Frees' hilarious impressions of movie stars) make their CD debut with this disc, but only completists need pay attention. The transfers vary in sound quality, but even the best of them are done in by the sort of electronic "stereo" effect that ruined the RCA re-issues of the 1970s.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:46
2 3:34
3 3:14
4 2:40
5 2:24
6 2:47
7 3:01
8 3:14
9
3:09
10 2:26
11 3:34
12 2:40
13 3:13
14 2:53
15 3:26
16 3:12
17 3:23
18 3:31
19 3:06
20 3:20
21 2:52
22 2:50
23 2:58
24 2:31
25 2:58
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