KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in post WW2 Hipsterville USA (I suspect California) for the Slim Gailard Trio's "Cement Mixer (Put-Ti Put-Ti)", first released as a 78 RPM 10" on the Cadet label in March, 1946...
"Bulee 'Slim' Gailard appears to have been born in Alabama in 1911, although he himself claimed to be Cuban-born, and others said he was from Detroit. He became a jazz singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist of note, specializing in a style that did not take itself too seriously.
In 1946, he also penned the "Vout-O-Reenee Dictionary", a compendium of his own hipster/jive language, Vout. Kerouac describes one of his performances in "On The Road", which is where I first learned of this track.
Slim left us, due to cancer, at the age of 80 in London, having moved to Europe some years earlier on the advice of Count Basie" KV
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