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Slim Gaillard

Slim GaillardAKA Bulee Gaillard

Born: 4-Jan-1916
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 26-Feb-1991
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, TN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Cee-ment mixer, put-ti put-ti

Military service: US Air Force (WWII)

Jazz guitarist and vocalist, typically sang in an idiosyncratic nonsense jive, called vout. Performed with bassist Slam Stewart as Slim and Slam, and made hits with "Flat Foot Floogie" and "Cement Mixer" in the 30s.

Name-dropped in Jack Kerouac's On The Road.

Daughter: Janis Hunter (m. Marvin Gaye)

    Cuban Ancestry
    Greek Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Sky Bandits (31-Oct-1986)
    Absolute Beginners (18-Apr-1986) · Party Singer
    The Curious Female (10-Nov-1970)
    Go, Man, Go! (27-Jan-1954) · Himself
    Hellzapoppin (26-Dec-1941)

Is the subject of documentaries:
The World of Slim Gaillard, 1989, DETAILS: BBC



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