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on 19 January 2009
Clearly on a 4CD boxed set there are more songs than are listed above. The tracks are:

1. There No Two Ways About It
2. Cause My Baby Says It's So
3. Flat Foot Floogie
4. Chinatown, My Chinatown
5. 8,9 And 10
6. Ferdinand The Bull
7. Tutti Frutti
8. Look-A-There
9. Jump Session
10. Laughin' In Rhythm
11. Vol Vist Du Gaily Star
12. Dopey Joe
13. Sweet Safronia
14. It's Gettin' Kinda Chilly
15. Buck Dance Rhythm
16. That's A Bringer
17. A-Well-A-Take-Em Joe(Crapshooter's Jive)
18. Chicken Rhythm
19. Swingin' In The Key Of C
20. Boot-Ta-La-Za
21. It's You, Only You
22. Beatin' The Board
23. Look Out
24. Matzoh Balls
25. Early In The Morning
26. Chittin' Swith Blues
27. Huh!, Uh-Huh!
28. Windy City Hop
29. Baby Be Mine
30. Sploghm
31. Fitzwater Street
32. Don't Let Us Say Goodbye
33. Rhythm Mad
34. Bongo
35. Broadway Jump
36. Put Your Arms Around Me, Baby
37. Looking For A Place To Park
38. Hit That Mess
39. Hey! Chef
40. Ah Now
41. Tip On The Numbers
42. Slim Slam Boogie
43. Bassology
44. Bingie-Bingie-Scootie
45. B-19
46. African Jive
47. Palm Spring Jump
48. Ra-Da-Da-Da
49. Groove Juice Special
50. Vout Oreenee
51. Please Wait Fro Me
52. Signing Boogie
53. Queen's Boogie
54. Vout Boogie
55. Slim Gaillard's Boogie
56. Harlem Hunch
57. Tutti Freutti
58. Travelin' Blues
59. Sightseeing Boogie
60. Central Avenue Boogie
61. Slim's Cement Boogie
62. Laguna
63. Dunkin' Bagel
64. Boogin' At Berg's
65. Cement Mixer
66. Novachord Boogie
67. Tee Say Malee
68. Atomatic Cocktail
69. Yep-Roc-Heresay
70. Jumpin' At The Record Shop
71. Drei Six Cent
72. Dizzy Boogie
73. Flat Foot Floogie
74. Popity Pop
75. Slim's Jam
76. Early Mornin' Boogie
77. Riff City
78. Mean Mama Blues
79. Santa Monica Jump
80. Mean Pretty Mama
81. School Kids' Hop
82. Opera In Vout Part.I
83. Poip! Poip!
84. Bartender's Just Like A Mother
85. Arabian Boogie
86. Tip Light
87. Momma's In The Kitchen
88. Ghost Of A Chance
89. Little Red Riding Woods
90. Puerto Vootie
91. Serenade To A Poodle
92. Down By The Station
93. When Banana Skin Is Falling
94. Bongo City
95. Sabroso
96. Taxpayers Blues
97. Eatin' With The Boogie
98. Make It Do
99. You Goofed
100. Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
101. Potato Chips

Slim Gaillard influenced the English language by introducing his own hip language of Vout. He even published a dictionary of Vout which often involved inserting vout. o'rooney, o'reenire etc into sentences. This is something we did in the school playground in Dundee in the 1960's and 70's without realising where it came from. Gaillard was also a master musician, which the comedy and novelty nature of many of his songs and record often disguised, much in the same way that it did for Fat's Waller and to a greater extent in more recent years Frank Zappa.

One cannot help but marvel at the way he could sing about almost anything and often about food. A great man with an interesting life, buy this and enjoy the energy and sense of fun.
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on 29 October 2010
I have been a fan of Slim Gaillard for some time owning various vinyl LP's, so I was eager to purchase this 4 cd set. A good two thirds of the 100+ tracks were unknown to me and I can highly recommend everything I have heard so far (up to number 82)as being essential.
One word of caution though, the music and humour is best appreciated if listened to in stints of about 15 tracks at a time otherwise it can all start to sound the same even though it's not.
Even better is, if you compile your own various artist cds, then add a track in here and there.
Cool jive and brilliantly funny in places.
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on 19 June 2013
Today all musics are available to anyone which means those who were the stars of the 40s relate to today.Slim Gaillard was more or less an unknown in the U K until he appeared in the film Absolute Beginners with David Bowie in the 80s.
Though Gaillard was never a doowopper many of his songs used the same doodlyaba ramalamadingdong language-in fact Gaillard invented his own language called Vooteroonie and published a dictionary of definitions
He was the first to use the phrase Tutti Frutti-covered by Mel Torme-for a song which had little to do with Little Richard
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on 19 December 2012
THIS HAS A TOUCH OF VARIETY , JAZZ JIVE VOCALS , SWINGING GUITAR, AND
SOME GREAT SONGS. SLIM GAILLARD WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD . THIS IS A TERRIFIC
4 CD SET FROM PROPER RECOMMENDED
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