Slim Gaillard had a daughter that was once married to Marvin Gaye. I wonder if they got along. Slim and Marvin that is.
Listen to the ease of Slim’s transition from playing guitar, over to vibraphone and then back to guitar. Not a serious bone in his body.
We also get to hear Slim’s friend, Slam Stewart, perform his innovative and signature “singing bass.”
For comparison/contrast use only. From the French Best of Jazz CD series.
Photo source: UCLA
Composed by Gaillard-Stewart. Vocalion 4021-A; New York, February 17, 1938: Slim Gaillard-g-v-vib/Slam Stewart-b-v/acc. by Sam Allen-p/Pompey “Guts” Dobson-d.