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Slim Gaillard (1916–1991)

Composer, songwriter ("Flat Foot Floogie", "Tutti Frutti"), author, pianist and singer who began his career as "Slim", half of the Slim & Slam team with Slam Stewart, later forming his own group. Joining ASCAP in 1949, his chief musical collaborators included Bud Green, Harry Squires and Slam Stewart. His popular-song compositions also include "... See full bio »

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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 2012 On the Road (performer: "Yip Roc Heresy") / (writer: "Yip Roc Heresy")
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (writer: "Swingin' In The Key Of C" - as Bulee "Slim" Gaillard)
 2005 Fuck (Documentary) (performer: "Chicken Rhythm")
 2004 The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (performer: "Laughing in Rhythm") / (writer: "Laughing in Rhythm" - as B. Gaillard)
 2004 Super Size Me (Documentary) (performer: "Chicken Rhythm") / (writer: "Chicken Rhythm")
 1999 The Hurricane (performer: "Arabian Boogie") / (writer: "Arabian Boogie")
 1996 The English Patient (lyrics: "Flat Foot Floogie" (1938)) / (music: "Flat Foot Floogie" (1938))
 1993 Swing Kids (writer: "FLAT FOOT FLOOGEE")
 1989 Always (performer: "MATZOH BALLS") / (writer: "MATZOH BALLS")
 1987 Hope and Glory (lyrics: "Flat Foot Floogie") / (music: "Flat Foot Floogie")
 1986 Sky Bandits (writer: "Welcome to the Mess Hall")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (performer: "Selling Out")
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cementing Relationships (1980) ... (writer: "Cement Mixer, Putti Putti" - uncredited)
 1980 Atlantic City (writer: "Flat Foot Floogie" - uncredited)
 1958 The Key (music: "Flat Foot Floogie" - uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream (1957) ... (writer: "Tutti-Frutti")
 1954 Go Man Go (performer: "Go, Man, Go!")
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (writer: "Cement Mixer-Putti Putti", "Yep Roc Heresi" - uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe (music: "Flat Foot Floogie" - uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (performer: "Sharp as a Tack" - as Slim and Slam)
 1942 Almost Married (performer: "Binjee Binjee Scootta") / (writer: "Binjee Binjee Scootta")
 1940 It All Came True (music: "Flat Foot Floogie" (1938) - uncredited)
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