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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 »

Died:

(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Kill Your Darlings Soundtrack
(2013)
On the Road Soundtrack
(2012)
Always Soundtrack
(1989)
The English Patient Soundtrack
(1996)

Filmography

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 1986 Sky Bandits
Organ player
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Party Singer
 1979 Love's Savage Fury (TV Movie)
Moss
 1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Al
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... Al
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series)
Sam Wesley
- Part II (1896-1897) (1979) ... Sam Wesley
 1974 Willie Dynamite
Bum Watching Willie's Car (uncredited)
 1970 The Curious Female
Mr. Lushcomb
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Piano Player
- Death Grip (1970) ... Piano Player
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Odie Langston
- The Other Side of the Chart (1970) ... Odie Langston
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Bollie Wallace
- A Long Trip to Yesterday (1969) ... Bollie Wallace
 1961 Too Late Blues
Piano Player / Party Singer (uncredited)
 1947 Stairway for a Star
Slim Gaillard
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
And His Trio
 1942 Almost Married
Speciality Act (as Slim and Slam)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Specialty (as Slim and Slam)
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Slim and Slam

Relatives:

Nona Gaye (grandchild)
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Maternal grandfather of Nona Gaye (daughter of Marvin Gaye) See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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