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Slam Stewart

Born: 
09/21/1914
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Died: 
12/10/1987
Years Active: 
1930's-1980's
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Leroy Eliot "Slam" Stewart was an 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.