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Slim Gaillard: Laughing In Rhythm (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Slim Gaillard: Laughing In Rhythm (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
One of the most eccentric vocalists ever to hit the jazz scene, Gaillard became a legendary cult figure thanks to his own privately invented jive dialect, 'Vout'. He was in fact a gifted linguist (speaking at least eight languages fluently), fine singer, good dancer and natural musician: a good guitarist who also played decent piano (with the back of his hands), vibraphone (with swizzle sticks), double bass (below the bridge), bongos, trumpet, trombone, tenor sax and organ. These 102 jazzy expositions from 1937-1952 are a master class in right-orooni, including all of his best loved numbers, from "Flat Foot Floogie" via "Tutti Frutti", "Slim Slam Boogie", "Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti)", "Jumpin' At The Record Shop" and "Opera In Vout" to "Potato Chips", with fine musicianship throughout. An illustrated, authoritatively annotated, 44-page booklet with full discographical details completes this tribute to the spaced-out musical humorist who spread joy wherever he appeared. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra: 1946-47 Performances Vol.2 (CD: Hep)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra: 1946-47 Performances Vol.2 (CD: Hep)


Charlie Ventura: Bop For The People (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Charlie Ventura: Bop For The People (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Charlie Ventura brought bebop to a wider audience by "smoothing out" the musical innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. His "Bop For The People" ensemble was probably the most popular bop band during the late 1940's. This box-set features the best sides by this, now largely forgotten, big-toned tenor master during his hey-days in the forties.

This set comprises of 87 tracks including the legendary Pasadena concert from 1949, and a 40 page illustrated booklet with Ventura's full story and session details. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Earl Bostic: Flamingo (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)
Earl Bostic's alto sax was one of the most distinctive sounds in R&B and pop music in the 50's and he also played tenor, flute and clarinet. In an era when instrumental hits were a rare occurrence, Bostic's massive hits with 'Flamingo' and 'Sleep' became perennials on the jukeboxes across the USA while at the same time he kept a distinct jazz influence alive in popular music. This is an early history including all his greatest hits and many super-rare solo and small group recordings. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £9.99 

Earl Bostic: Flamingo (CD: Proper, 2 CDs)

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