[Dixielandjazz] Slim Gaillard
oarkas at aol.com
Tue Dec 4 18:49:25 PST 2012
Have you heard Gaillard's version of the Greek Anatolian song from the early 20th century (teens and twenties and still popular)? It is really something.
It's called "Ti Se Melei Senane."
But he spelled it "Tee Say Malee."
It is a kick to see what he did what he did to a very esoteric folk song!!
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On Dec 4, 2012, at 3:32 PM, "Jim Allen" <jim.allen at longhornband.net> wrote:
> I admit that I have never heard of this fellow, before now. It sounds as though he was a uniquely and uncommonly talented man, but one characteristic stands above all others in my mind. How did he get people to call him "Slim?"
> I used to hate it when people called me skinny, but now I'd give anything if they would call me "Slim!"
> Jim Allen
> Coronado, CA
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> Sent: Tue 12/4/2012 2:59 PM
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> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Slim Gaillard
> Of course Slim Gaillard was born on the planet Saturn, and later made a financial arrangement in which he swapped birth certificates with Sun Ra -- a musician worth naming on this site for the amazing performances he pulled off using I think scores from his time long before with Fletcher Christian -- come to think of it, it was actually Fletcher Henderson.
>>> SNIP <<
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