Freddie Slack

Freddie Slack

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick Charles Slack (August 7, 1910 - August 10, 1965) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader. He played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band in the 1930s and was a charter member of the Will Bradley Orchestra when it formed in 1939. Known to bandmates as "Daddy Slack," he played the piano solo on Bradley's recording of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar," one of the early white boogie-woogie hits and a classic of the Big Band era. After forming his own band in 1942 and signing with the newly-founded Capitol Records, he recorded three songs at the third Capitol recording session on May 21, 1942. His recording of "Cow Cow Boogie," sung by the 17-year-old Ella Mae Morse, was the second record Capitol issued on July 1, and by July 25 it had reached number 1 on the hit parade. It was Capitol's first gold single.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496669X
  • 9786134966696