AKA Bulee Gaillard
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, TN
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)
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
Is the subject of documentaries:
The World of Slim Gaillard, 1989, DETAILS: BBC
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