Happy birthday, Louis Jordan

3 versions of Caldonia? Yep, and the 3rd one features fantastic fretwork from guitar legend Mickey Baker

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Swingin’ With Slim: Happy birthday, Slim Gaillard

Slim Gaillard was an entertainer of endless talent: guitarist, pianist, singer, dj… hell, he spoke eight(!) languages and created a dictionary for his own, which he referred to as “Vout”. Get possessed by Slim’s many charms.
Look at those long, bony fingers absolutely own the ivories

This scene, from 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, is crazy swinging and becomes one of the greatest and most out of control dance pieces of it’s day. Seriously, WATCH THIS CLIP!

Gaillard’s guitar playing was every bit as impressive as his piano playing


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