Bim - Bam & Clover

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Bim and Bam was the stage name of the Jamaican comedy double-act Ed Lewis (5) (1914–1976) and Aston "Bam" Wynter (1913–1978). They made a name for themselves in Jamaica in the 1930s performing at hotels and clubs, initially adopting the blackface Minstrel show format of the era. They graduated to creating and performing comedy-dramas, scripted by Bim (Lewis) and with a cast of twelve actors. Bim later married singer and comedian Hyacinth Clover, sister of Ken Boothe. Under the stage-name "Clover" she became a regular member of the troupe. After this they were sometimes billed as "Bim, Bam and Clover".
Their shows were typically structured as a comic courtroom drama, in which the judge would preside over a chaotic inquiry. Various "witnesses" would perform acts nominally related to the supposed investigation into the case, thus creating, in effect, a variety show. Shows they created included The Healing of the Bamyard, The Case of the Baldhead Rooster, Rhygin's Ghost and Laughter in the Court. Their most popular show was The Case of John Ras I. Ska musician Derrick Morgan began his career as a member of their troupe. Roland Alphonso also toured with them in the 1950s.
The duo and Clover later played straight roles in the 1972 film The Harder They Come, a version of the life of Rhyging, a notorious Jamaican criminal they had earlier portrayed satirically in Rhygin's Ghost. As "Bim, Bam and Clover" they released a number of comedy records. Bim and Clover also regularly recorded songs together. Their 1975 comic dialogue song "Sweet Heart", an argument between a husband and wife about infidelities, was a popular hit in Jamaica.
The team toured Jamaica, Bermuda, New York and England. After their deaths Clover continued to run their production company performing her husband's plays.
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Albums

Bim - Bam & Clover - Laugh With Bim And Bam album art Bim, Bam & Clover* Laugh With Bim And Bam Pama Records, Jet Star Records UK 1969 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GS-201 Bim - Bam & Clover - Fatty album art Bim & Bam* Fatty(7") Gayfeet GS-201 UK 1969 Sell This Version
none Bim - Bam & Clover - Party Record album art Bim & Bam* Party Record(7") Randy's none US 1969 Sell This Version
Bim - Bam & Clover - Party Time album art Bim, Bam And Clover* Party Time (Single) Musicland (3) UK 1970 Sell This Version
Bim - Bam & Clover - I Am Disgusted / Fire In Me Wire album art Bim & Clover* I Am Disgusted / Fire In Me Wire Crab UK 1970 Sell This Version
CRAB 49 Bim - Bam & Clover / Peter Austin & Hortense* Bim - Bam & Clover / Peter Austin & Hortense* - Immigrants Flight / Bang Shangalang(7", Single, W/Lbl) Crab CRAB 49 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CRAB 48 Bim - Bam & Clover - The Pill / Spring Fever album art Bim - Bam & Clover / Tommy McCook Bim - Bam & Clover / Tommy McCook - The Pill / Spring Fever(7") Crab CRAB 48 UK 1970 Sell This Version
GAS 146 Bim - Bam & Clover - Something Sweet The Lady / Love Letters album art Pete Western & His Orchestra / Bim And Clover* Pete Western & His Orchestra / Bim And Clover* - Something Sweet The Lady / Love Letters(7") GAS GAS 146 UK 1970 Sell This Version
Bim - Bam & Clover - Sweet Heart album art Bim & Clover* Sweet Heart (Single) Village Records (7) US 1975 Sell This Version
none Bim - Bam & Clover - Party Time album art Bim, Bam And Clover* Party Time(7") Musicland (3) none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

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