Flat Feet Floogie – Slim and Slam

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This song,  written by Bulee  “Slim” Gaillard, Leroy “Slam” Stewart and Bud Green is played here by Slim and Slam. It is one of my favorite songs of all time.  Slim plays guitar, vibes and sings, and Slam plays the bass and sings.  Slam had a unique (at the time) style where he would play the bass with a bow and harmonized scat along with it.

The lyrics were originally “flat feet floozie” but floozie was too risque for the record company.  “Floy floy” was slang for “venereal disease” but the record company didn’t know that, so it slipped by. 

The song speaks for itself. Have a listen.

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