We remember Cab Calloway. ‘Follow That Cab’

This day (November 18, 1994), in Hockessin, Delaware, died Cab Calloway, an American jazz singer and bandleader.

Digest Tracklist :

Geechy Joe / Stormy Weather (1943) . It Ain’t Necessarily So . Hi De Ho Man . Minnie the Moocher (1958) . Blues In The Night . w/ the Nicholas Brothers – Jumpin Jive (1943) . Jitterbug Party (1935) .

Cab Calloway Top 10 :

Minnie the Moocher . Reefer Man . The Scat Song . St. James Infirmary . The Jumpin’ Jive . Everybody Eats When They Come to My House . Is you is or is you aint my baby . The Calloway Boogie . Hi De Ho Man . Jitter Bug .

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[1987] Buddy Morrow, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Daniels, Gerry Mulligan, Ray Brown, Ed Shaughnessy, Cab Calloway and Doc Severinsen will solo with the Cincinnati Pops directed by Erich Kunzel for the Big Band Hit Parade at Riverbend >> 57 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (November 18, 1994), in Hockessin, Delaware, died Cab Calloway, an American jazz singer and bandleader.

@allmusic : 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.

@last.fm : At the Sunset Cafe he met and performed with Louis Armstrong who taught him to sing in the scat style. TheCotton Club was the premier jazz venue in the country, and Cab Calloway and his Orchestra (he had taken over a brilliant but failing band called “The Missourians” in 1930) were hired as a replacement for the Duke Ellington Orchestra while they were touring.

@Discogs : Calloway’s orchestra rotated as a ‘house band’ with that of Duke Ellington at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem through the Prohibition era. His snappy ‘zoot-suit’ dress sense and skillful vaudeville song-and-dance routines made him an extremely popular entertainer. His ‘moonwalking’ predating that of Michael Jackson by about a half-century.

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