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Digging Slim Gaillard

Scan by author (note the blue thrift-store sticker). Atomic Records

I’m starting a new series: “Digging ___”, a sort of archaeology of superlative but forgotten musicians, writers, and artists.

First up, Slim Gaillard — well-known to brilliant cabaret pianists, fans of jazz musicians who prefigured rock / r&b / rap (like Louis Jordan), and finger-popping hipsters like Jack Kerouac.



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Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.