Riff City, Slim Gaillard (1946) Bel-Tone Records Gaillard could play several instruments and managed to turn the performance from jazz to comedy. He would play the guitar with his left hand fretting with fingers pointing down over the fingerboard (instead of the usual way up from under it), or would play credible piano solos with his palms facing up.
Lord of the Paddle [sound up].
Naked chicks rocking out. No, really.
[Top image of Slim Gaillard in a spacesuit-a-roonie from here.]