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Gaillard, Slim

LC control no.n 93115984
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingGaillard, Slim
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Variant(s)Gaillard, Bulee
Associated countryUnited States Cuba
LocatedDetroit (Mich.) New York (N.Y.) Los Angeles (Calif.)
Birth date[1916-01-01,1916-01-04]
Death date19910226
Profession or occupationGuitarists Pianists Singers Actors Jazz musicians Jazz singers
Found inAbsolute beginners [SR] p1986: container (Slim Gaillard)
Feather, L.G. Bio. enc. of jazz, 1999 (Gaillard, Slim (Bulee); b. Jan. 1, 1916, Santa Clara, Cuba, d. Feb. 26, 1991, London, England; guitar, piano, vibraphone, percussion, vocals)
Oxford music online, January 10, 2014: Grove dictionary of American music, 2nd edition (Gaillard, Slim (Bulee); born January 1?, 1916, Santa Clara, Cuba; died February 26, 1991, London; American guitarist, pianist, and singer; also worked as a film and television actor, a motel manager, and a farmer; lived in Detroit, New York, and Hollywood; his jive style can be defined as a blend of swing and bebop, mixed with individual, frequently surrealistic vocal inventions) New Grove dictionary of jazz, 2nd edition (Gaillard, Slim (Bulee); by his own account Gaillard was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, although many sources give birthplace as Detroit; his birth date usually appears as January 1, 1916, but L. Dreyfus (1960) gives Detroit, January 4, 1916, and Gaillard's death certificate gives Cuba, January 3, 1916; musician and film and television actor) Encylopedia of popular music (Gaillard, Slim; born Bulee Gaillard, January 4, 1916, Detroit, Michigan; died February 26, 1991, London, England; other sources, including Gaillard himself, claim he was born January 1, 1916 in Santa Clara, Cuba; musician, songwriter, and actor)
Wikipedia, January 10, 2014 (Slim Gaillard; Bulee "Slim" Gaillard; born January 4, 1916; died Feburary 26, 1991, London, England; also known as "McVouty"; an American jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, noted for his vocalese singing and word play in a language he called "Vout"; date and place of birth are disputed; differing sources give place of birth as Santa Clara, Cuba, or Pensacola, Florida; grew up in Detroit and moved to New York City in the 1930s)
Associated languageeng