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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Slim Gaillard had a strong cult following in the mid-1940s for his brand of swing, jive and eccentric comedy, which involved his own language. This set from Hep mostly consists of a live performance at Billy Berg's in June 1946 with Slim on piano and guitar, bassist Bam Brown who plays a comic foil for Gaillard and drummer Leo Watson; in addition, there are the soundtracks from two soundies filmed around that era with Scat Man Carruthers on drums. This valuable set gives one a strong example of what it was like to see Slim Gaillard perform live at his prime. Highlights include "Yep Roc Heresy," "Poppity Pop" and "Cement Mixer," but just hearing Gaillard ad-lib makes it all ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Slim Gaillard had a strong cult following in the mid-1940s for his brand of swing, jive and eccentric comedy, which involved his own language. This set from Hep mostly consists of a live performance at Billy Berg's in June 1946 with Slim on piano and guitar, bassist Bam Brown who plays a comic foil for Gaillard and drummer Leo Watson; in addition, there are the soundtracks from two soundies filmed around that era with Scat Man Carruthers on drums. This valuable set gives one a strong example of what it was like to see Slim Gaillard perform live at his prime. Highlights include "Yep Roc Heresy," "Poppity Pop" and "Cement Mixer," but just hearing Gaillard ad-lib makes it all worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1998
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366002826
  • Catalog Number: 28
  • Sales rank: 193,154

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slim Gaillard Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Bobby Hackett Trumpet
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Papa John Creach Violin
Harry "The Hipster" Gibson Piano
Bam Brown Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Leo Watson Drums
The Two Majors and the Minor Guitar, Baritone Saxophone, Group
Technical Credits
Astor Piazzolla Composer
Slim Gaillard Liner Notes
Alun Morgan Liner Notes
John R.T. Davies Remixing
Alastair Robertson Producer, Liner Notes
Rudolf Schenker Composer
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