Slim And Slam

Top Songs & Albums Slim and Slam

4260 Followers

... read moreSlim & Sam were a novelty duo that formed in 1936, consisting of guitarist/singer Slim Gaillard and bassist Slam Stewart. The pair's first recording together, "Flat Foot Floogie," would also be their biggest hit as well, although other lesser hits followed through the early '40s (including "Tutti...

Key songs

Slim and Slam
Dopey Joe
2:05
Slim and Slam
The Flat Foot Floogie
1:47
Slim and Slam
Jump Session
2:37
Slim and Slam
Vol Vist Du Gaily Star
2:45
Slim and Slam
Tutti Frutti
2:39

Biography

Active: 1930s-1940s
Group Members: Slim Gaillard , Slam Stewart

Slim & Sam were a novelty duo that formed in 1936, consisting of guitarist/singer Slim Gaillard and bassist Slam Stewart. The pair's first recording together, "Flat Foot Floogie," would also be their biggest hit as well, although other lesser hits followed through the early '40s (including "Tutti Frutti" and "Laughin' in Rhythm"). By 1945, new bassist Bam Brown had replaced Stewart in the group (Brown would be present for such further hit novelties as "Cement Mixer" and "Poppity Pop"), while the same year saw a show in which Gaillard teamed up with both Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, culminating in the release of Slim's Jam. Throughout the rest of the decade, Gaillard teamed up with such other sidemen as Zutty Singleton and Dodo Marmarosa but was unable to sustain his earlier chart success. Gaillard abandoned his music career completely in the '60s (running a San Diego motel), but by the '70s, Gaillard returned to the concert stage for sporadic appearances. ~ Greg Prato~ Rovi

Similar artists

Three Keys
Leo Watson
The Four Blazes
The Spirits Of Rhythm
The Cat's & The Fiddle