“The Flat Feet Floogie” – Slim And Slam (1938)

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.

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