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Friday, November 14, 2014

Slim Gaillard with Dizzie Gillespie

Slim Gaillard with Dizzie Gillespie and Orchestra
Halo 50273

Outstandingly strange Halo cover art and outstanding set. Terrific fun!

Shared here, sadly, without a sample because the set seems to be available on CD, but tracks are also sold individually online, not anywhere as a group... that I can tell… but one or two songs here and there from a variety of vendors.

The only mention of Gaillard and Gillespie that I could find that might help date this album was from a 1953 issue of Billboard : Gaillard, Gillespie toured (Cavalcade Of Jazz) with The Stan Kenton Orchestra (along with June Christy and Stan Getz) in 1953 for The Gale Agency. The tour sold out in nearly half of the cities it played.

Wini Beatty sings a wicked solo on That Ain't Right.

Flat Foot Floogie
Dizzie Boogie
Popity Pop
Riff City
Mean Mama Blues
Slim's Jam
Santa Monica Jump
That Ain't Right
Early Morning Boogie
Chicken Rhythm
Mean Pretty Mama
School Kids Jump

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