Slim Gaillard

Son of McVouty

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One of several Hep LPs that document some of the craziness of guitarist/pianist/vocalist/comedian Slim Gaillard, this album has some strong jazz performances. Gaillard is featured in the 1941 studio versions of "African Jive" and "B 19" (all of the other selections were made live); with his 1945-6 trio of bassist Bam Brown and either Leo Watson or Zutty Singleton on drums (including renditions of "Cement Mixer" and "Chicken Rhythm"); leading a big band on "The Rough Idea"; and heading two other small groups. In addition, Harry "The Hipster" Gibson is featured on "Who's Goin' Steady With Who." Fun music that mixes oddball hipster comedy with jazz.