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Slim Gaillard

Born 4 January 1916. Died 26 February 1991.
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Slim Gaillard speaks Voutoreenee

A clip from BBC Arena's 'A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie' Anthony Wall introduces Slim Gaillard and we experience him speaking in his own language 'voutoreenee' and scatting with Dizzy.

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Biography

Bulee "Slim" Gaillard (January 4, 1916 – February 26, 1991), also known as McVouty, was an American jazz singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and vibraphonist, noted for his vocalese singing and word play in a language he called "Vout". (In addition to speaking eight other languages, Gaillard wrote a dictionary for his own constructed language.)

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