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Leroy Eliot "Slam" Stewart (September 21, 1914 – December 10, 1987) was an African American jazz bass player whose trademark style was his ability to bow the bass (arco) and simultaneously hum or sing an octave higher. He was originally a violin player before switching to bass at the age of 20.

Stewart was born in Englewood, New Jersey, and began playing string bass while attending Dwight Morrow High School. While attending the Boston Conservatory, he heard Ray Perry singing along… read more

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  • Avatar for headey
    [album artist=Joe Turner]Poor Butterfly (Paris 1971) (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions)[/album]
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    for the lovers can notice these 2 albums (label : black & blue ) - Joe Turner-album : "featuring Slam Stewart And Jo Jones" - Joe Turner _album : "Poor Butterfly-The definitive black&blue sessions".
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    Man, if I had music like this in my trunk I would be really happy. Of course I would have to carry lots of photo gear too when cruising for nature pictures.

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