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Slim Gaillard: Laughing in Rhythm

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Does it really matter if Slim Gaillard was born in Detroit, Michigan or Santa Clara, Cuba? Is it important to know with certainty whether he was accidentally abandoned for half a year in Crete by his seafaring father?

I say no. Slim Gaillard the entertaniner spun tales both musical and verbal for effect, for laughs and notoriety. He spoke with authority and glibness in a jive tongue all his own. He knew what to do when the spotlight ...


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