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Slim Gaillard

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 1, 1916 | Died: February 26, 1991    

Slim Gaillard

Slim Gaillard was a jazz Renaissance man who doubled as its court jester. He played, to one degree or another, nearly all of the most common instruments of jazz, including guitar, piano, organ, drums, vibraphone, and various saxophones; he also composed music and tap- danced. It is for his humor that he is most widely remembered and loved. It is immortalized in masterpieces such as “Flat Foot Floogie,” “Yproc Heresy,” “Chicken Rhythm,” “Serenade To A Poodle,” and “Laughin' in Rhythm,” all of which are saturated with a dadaist sense of absurdity. Like early dada music, Gaillard sang and composed songs in his own private language: Vout....
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    Laughing in Rhythm

    Proper Records
    2003
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    Slim Gaillard Rides Again

    Verve Records
    2002
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    Laughing In Rhythm: The Best Of The Verve Years

    Verve Records
    1994
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    Volume 1 - Laughing In Rhythm

    Verve Records
    1989
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    Tutti Fruitti

    Verve Records
    1988
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    At Birdland

    Verve Records
    1984
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    Cement Mixer Put-Ti Put-Ti

    Verve Records
    1984
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Laughin' In Rhythm

Proper Box UK (2003)
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