I grabbed a Slim Gaillard CD from the library one day. It just looked interesting – the titles, the cover, his name – and that was that. Hooked. But this is the first record I’ve owned by Slim – and it’s a fine example of the mix of jazz, bop, swing, jump-blues and early rock’n’roll that he ran with as part comedy routine and part musical experiment. A talented guy, a loon – possibly some kind of (actual) genius. It was good to find this – a little vinyl taste of his magic.
Sample Track: When Banana Skins Are Falling
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