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Slim Gaillard Opera In Vout (CD)

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Slim Gaillard: Opera In Vout (CD)

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Gaillard, Slim - Opera In Vout (CD) CD 1
01 Mean Pretty Mama Slim Gaillard
02 Schoolkids Hop Slim Gaillard
03 Opera In Vout Slim Gaillard
04 Boip! Boip! Slim Gaillard
05 The Bartender's Just Like A Mother Slim Gaillard
06 Arabian Boogie Slim Gaillard
07 Tip Light Slim Gaillard
08 Momma's In The Kitchen Slim Gaillard
09 A Ghost Of A Chance Slim Gaillard
10 Little Red Riding Woods Slim Gaillard
11 Puerto Vootie Slim Gaillard
12 Serenade To A Poodle Slim Gaillard
13 Down By The Station Slim Gaillard
14 When Banana Skins Are Falling Slim Gaillard
15 Bongo City Slim Gaillard
16 Sabroso Slim Gaillard
17 Taxpayers Blues Slim Gaillard
18 Eatin' With The Boogie Slim Gaillard
19 Make It Do Slim Gaillard
20 You Goofed Slim Gaillard
21 Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me) Slim Gaillard
22 Potato Chips Slim Gaillard
Slim Gaillard The jazz world produced more than its fair share of individuals, and Slim... more
"Slim Gaillard"

Slim Gaillard

The jazz world produced more than its fair share of individuals, and Slim Gaillard succeeded in becoming the most individual of individuals. Ever since "Flat Foot Floogie" hit the top of the Slim's life reads like a Hollywood script. He was born Bulee Gaillard in Detroit on January 4th, 1916, or if you prefer the other version in Santa Clara in Cuba on New Year's Day 1916. Slim led an adventurous childhood, by the age of 12, during his school holiday, he travelled Hit Parade in 1938, Slim Gaillard has been the number one (and perhaps only) jazz surrealist.

The lyrics of "Floogie" were incomprehensible and from there on Slim went on to develop his private jive talk language, which Slim called Vout. By the mid-forties most of the hip catch phrases were derived from Slim's surrealistic jargon and were immortalised in 20th century literature in Jack Kerouac's key novel "On The Road" from which we quote the following extract. "Now Dean (Moriarity) approached him, he approached his God: he thought Slim (Gaillard) was God: he shuffled and bowed in front of him and asked him to join us. "Right-oroonie" says Slim; he'll join anybody but wasn't guaranteed to be there with you in spirit. Dean got a table, brought drinks, and sat stiffly in front of Slim. Slim dreamed over his head...

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Tracklist
Gaillard, Slim - Opera In Vout (CD) CD 1
01 Mean Pretty Mama
02 Schoolkids Hop
03 Opera In Vout
04 Boip! Boip!
05 The Bartender's Just Like A Mother
06 Arabian Boogie
07 Tip Light
08 Momma's In The Kitchen
09 A Ghost Of A Chance
10 Little Red Riding Woods
11 Puerto Vootie
12 Serenade To A Poodle
13 Down By The Station
14 When Banana Skins Are Falling
15 Bongo City
16 Sabroso
17 Taxpayers Blues
18 Eatin' With The Boogie
19 Make It Do
20 You Goofed
21 Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
22 Potato Chips