2020 Optigan® Disc – SPIKE’S JOINT


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We hope to have this item in stock soon, but for the time being, please order this item direct from Quilter Labs’ Panoptigon site. Sorry for the hassle!

Please note: In the past, we’ve provided fully printed jackets with many of our discs. Due to changes in production which now allow us to keep a constant stock of our discs, we no longer are printing jackets for them. The discs come in white jackets with small labels affixed which show the original artwork and descriptive text. Thanks for your understanding!

Another groove from Optigan® master tape archive, this set originally had the working title “Ragtime,” but seeing as it’s not exactly ragtime, we chose to call it “Spike’s Joint,” since it was intended as an homage to Spike Jones & His City Slickers. According to Mike LeDoux (Optigan’s music director), some of the original City Slickers actually played this session, notably one of the “sound effects” guys. Here he can be heard providing siren & gunshot sounds, along with silly vocal rhythmic effects (there are many more such sounds that may appear on future discs). On the keyboard is the bass clarinet scale played for us by the late Ralph Carney (RIP), which originally appeared on our Orchestron “Bass Clarinet” disc, but makes its Optigan® debut here.

Dixieland band

Bass Clarinet

1 – Intro Part 1
2 – Intro Part 2
3 – Ending
4 – Siren & Gunshots
5 – Vocal Hiccups

Bass Clarinet by Ralph Carney
Edited and mastered by Pea Hicks
Disc design and mastering by Robert Becker

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