Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Cocktails For Two

This classic short (nowadays its called a "music video", I believe) is from 1945. The song was written in 1934 and celebrates the end of alcohol Prohibition in '33.

In a classic case of mixed feelings, 'tis said one of the tune's composers, Sam Coslow, seriously hated Spike's, uh, irreverent take on his tune, but did have to admit he enjoyed banking all those lovely royalty checks (mmmmm ... royalty checks.)

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