"Thanks to this book, we can learn at last just how Spike Jones made his magic, and what sort of magic man he was... Thank you, Jordan Young."
-- Dr. Demento
"A fantastic book. An encyclopedic look at Spike's marvelous career... a book that's been needed for a long, long time. Any Spike Jones fan will love it."
-- Gary Owens
"I found the book especially interesting because he died when I was so young. It was enlightening to me."
-- Gina Jones, Spike's youngest daughter
Spike Jones Off the Record is a revealing portrait of the pistol-packing bandleader whose wreck-reations of popular music brightened the darkest hours of World War II. Explore 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. Plus rare photos, a comprehensive discography, a who's who of City Slickers, a resource list and a foreword by radio personality Dr. Demento.