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Cab Calloway

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Biography

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One of the great entertainers, Cab Calloway was a household name by 1932, and never really declined in fame. A talented jazz singer and a superior scatter, Calloway's gyrations and showmanship on-stage at the Cotton Club sometimes overshadowed the quality of his always excellent bands. The younger brother of singer Blanche Calloway (who made some fine records before retiring in the mid-'30s), Cab grew up in Baltimore, attended law school briefly, and then quit to try to make it as a singer and a dancer. For a time, he headed the Alabamians, but the band was not strong enough to make it in New York. The Missourians, an excellent group that had previously recorded heated instrumentals but had fallen upon hard times, worked out much better. Calloway worked in the 1929 revue Hot Chocolates, started recording in 1930, and in 1931 hit it big with both "Minnie the Moocher" and his regular engagement at the Cotton Club. Calloway was soon (along with Bill Robinson, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington) the best-known black entertainer of the era. He appeared in quite a few movies (including 1943's Stormy Weather), and "Minnie the Moocher" was followed by such recordings as "Kicking the Gong Around," "Reefer Man," "Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day," "You Gotta Hi-De-Ho," "The Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man," and even "Mister Paganini, Swing for Minnie." Among Calloway's sidemen through the years (who received among the highest salaries in the business) were Walter "Foots" Thomas, Bennie Payne, Doc Cheatham, Eddie Barefield, Shad Collins, Cozy Cole, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Mario Bauza, Chu Berry, Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, Tyree Glenn, Panama Francis, and Ike Quebec. His 1942 recording of "Blues in the Night" was a big hit.

With the end of the big band era, Calloway had to reluctantly break up his orchestra in 1948, although he continued to perform with his Cab Jivers. Since George Gershwin had originally modeled the character Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess after Calloway, it was fitting that Cab got to play him in a 1950s version. Throughout the rest of his career, Calloway made special appearances for fans who never tired of hearing him sing "Minnie the Moocher."

Title: Super Top Hits

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: That Old Black Magic

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hot Stuff

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moon Rays

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Little Angel

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mystic Moments

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sheet Music

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Festive Tones

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: F.D.R. Jones - Single

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Pop

Title: Fallen

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas Collection

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Aurora Borealis

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Good Times

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Birth of the Blues

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Super Bright Hits

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moonglow

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cab Calloway

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Title: Evergreen Super Hits

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Fresh As Dew

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moon At Sea

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Moonglow Vol 2

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Blues, Jazz

Title: Moonglow Vol 1

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Blues, Jazz

Title: Dance Club

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jitterbug

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Title: Trickeration

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Pop

Title: Corinne Corinna

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hot Water

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Under My Skin

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunrise

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pussy Cat

Artist: Cab Calloway

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Hipster Halloween

Genre:

Title: Great Gatsby Party

Genre: Kids

Title: Suave Jazz, Vol. 1

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best Of The Vocal

Genre: Jazz

Title: Perfect Swing

Genre: Jazz

Title: They Love To Sing

Genre: Jazz

Title: Kush Smokin' Songs

Genre: Blues

Featuring albums

Title: 8 Best of Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 12 Best of Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 16 Best of Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: La Kle

Artist: Edith Lefel

Genre: World Music

Title: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Artist: Al Jolson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Devil Inside

Artist: Devil Inside

Genre: Rock

Title: Volume 4 (1944)

Artist: Lester Young

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sentimental Mood

Artist: Supersongs

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Georgia (Remastered)

Artist: Supersongs

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hipster Halloween

Artist: Various Artists

Genre:

Title: Swing Swing Swing

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Big Band Sampler

Artist: Various

Genre: Jazz

Title: Swing Along

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Singers

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Burlesque Swing

Artist: Bart & Baker

Genre: Jazz

Title: Burlesque Swing

Artist: Baker, Bart

Genre: Jazz

Title: Vol. 12: Let's Swing

Artist: RSRT Various

Genre: Jazz

Title: Wand'rin Star

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

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