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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Slim Gaillard on Norman Granz

"When I first met Norman Granz he was broke; in fact he was broke more often than the tenth commandment". (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife). Back in the '80s Slim gave a memorable concert at the Corner House. Singing, playing guitar and piano; for the latter instrument he hit the keys with the knuckle side of his amazingly long fingers.
As can be seen from the photo he was not without a sartorial presence.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Love that comment!
I heard a good one the other day
"lead us not into temptation, we can find our own way there!"

Lance said...

Let me know when you're going and I'll join you.

Anonymous said...

I was at that Slim Gaillard concert in the 80's at the Corner HOuse; in fact, I did the P.A. sound, and in fact have a good recollection of the gig! Lance see Dave next Wednesday @ Chilli gig to learn more!

Lance said...

Thanks Dave.

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