Groove Juice Special

The Groove Juice Special

by Slim & Slam
     
 
Singer/guitarist Slim Gaillard and bassist Slam Stewart made for a frequently hilarious and outrageous team. Gaillard's jive talk and the basic but memorable originals (best-known of which is "The Flat Foot Floogie") made Slim & Slam a popular group in the late '30s. All of their joint recordings were reissued

Overview

Singer/guitarist Slim Gaillard and bassist Slam Stewart made for a frequently hilarious and outrageous team. Gaillard's jive talk and the basic but memorable originals (best-known of which is "The Flat Foot Floogie") made Slim & Slam a popular group in the late '30s. All of their joint recordings were reissued in a perfectly done box set for Affinity a few years ago, so this single disc pales in comparison. and since eight of the 20 numbers that are included here are alternate takes (including "Floogie"), this is not quite a definitive introductory or greatest-hits set either, although beginners should be delighted by the music. The performances (which sometimes includes such guests as trumpeter Al Killian, clarinetist Garvin Bushell, drummers Kenny Clarke and Chico Hamilton and tenor great Ben Webster) are quite fun, but a bit more planning should have gone into the programming.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646489826
catalogNumber:
64898

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slim & Slam   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Slam Stewart   Vocals,String Bass
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Slim Gaillard   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader,Vocals,Vibes
Sam Allen   Piano
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Pompey Dobson   Drums
Nick Fenton   String Bass
Tommy Fulford   Piano
Killian   Trumpet
Loumell Morgan   Piano
Hubert Pettaway   Drums
Leo Watson   Drums,Vocals
Kenneth Hollon   Tenor Saxophone
Herman Flintall   Alto Saxophone
William Oscar Smith   String Bass
Forrest "Chico" Hamilton   Drums
Cyril Newman   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Contributor,Reissue Series
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Kevin Gore   Contributor,Reissue Series
Larry Keyes   Contributor,Mapping Engineer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Harry Coster   Contributor
Julian Allen   Illustrations

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