Coming Up: Slim Gaillard - "Groove Juice: The Norman Granz Recordings + More"


Out Aug. 31. Pre-order from Amazon now.

A multilinguistic singer, songwriter, performer and comedian, Gaillard swung in every genre with a uniquely funny, yet seriously musical, style. More than a crazy cult figure, he’s a hero to kids for his ditty “Down by the Station,” and his “Oronee” songs pepper the soundtrack of the FX series, Better Things. This collection presents every track he cut for Norman Granz’s pre-Verve labels, plus 16 rare singles recorded for MGM, and 10 previously unreleased alternate tracks.

Track listing

Disc: 1

  1. Opera in Vout (Groove Juice Symphony)
  2. Tip Light
  3. Arabian Boogie
  4. Boip! Boip!
  5. The Bartender's Just Like a Mother
  6. The Hogan Song
  7. Money, Money, Money
  8. Puerto - Vootie
  9. Momma's in the Kitchen But We've Got "Pop" on Ice
  10. Down By the Station
  11. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  12. Serenade to a Poodle
  13. Communications
  14. Organ - Oreene
  15. Little Red Riding Woods
  16. When Banana Skins Are Falling (I'll Come Sliding Back To You)
  17. Bongo Cito
  18. Soony Roony (Song of Yxabat)
  19. Laughing in Rhythm
  20. Sabroso
  21. Babalu (Orooney)
  22. Genius (Ride, Slim, Ride)
  23. Federation Blues
  24. Oh, Lady Be Good
  25. For You

Disc: 2

  1. Yo Yo Yo
  2. Chicken Rhythm
  3. Yip Rock Heresy
  4. The Hip Cowboy
  5. I Only Have Eyes for You
  6. As You Are
  7. Taxpayers' Blues
  8. Eatin' with the Boogie
  9. St. Louis Blues
  10. I Know What to Do
  11. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  12. You Goofed 13. Make It Do
  13. This is My Love
  14. Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
  15. Potatoe Chips
  16. Mishugana Mambo
  17. Go, Man, Go
  18. I'm in the Mood for Love
  19. Gomen Nasai alternate take
  20. Potatoe Chips alternate take
  21. Make It Do alternate take
  22. You Goofed alternate take
  23. I'm in the Mood For Love alternate take
  24. Mishugana Mambo alternate take
  25. Go Man Go alternate take
  26. I'm in the Mood For Love alternate take
  27. Mishugana Mambo alternate take
  28. Go Man Go alternate take


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