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Greatest Hits, Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

October 28th, 2013

Birth Name:
Cabell Calloway

Born:
Cab Calloway

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s






Cab Calloway

Biography

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.

Top Albums

Greatest Hits, Cab Calloway
1. Greatest Hit..
Jukebox Hits 1930-1950, Cab Calloway
2. Jukebox Hits..
Best of Big Bands - Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway
3. Best of Big ..
Are You Hep to the Jive?, Cab Calloway
4. Are You Hep ..
The Music of Prohibition (Soundtrack to the A&E Special Presentation)
5. The Music of..
Hi de Ho Man, Cab Calloway
6. Hi de Ho Man
Minnie the Moocher (Live), Cab Calloway
7. Minnie the M..
Porgy & Bess - Live Recording Sunday 21st September 1952, Titiania Palast Berlin, RIAS-Unterhaltungsorchester
8. Porgy & ..
Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway
9. Cab Calloway
Scats, Sings and Swings, Cab Calloway
10. Scats, Sings..
The Scat Song, Cab Calloway
11. The Scat Son..
The Fabulous Swing Collection - More Fabulous Swing
12. The Fabulous..
Inspired By the Motion Picture Cotton Club (Giants of Jazz), Duke Ellington
13. Inspired By ..
Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway
14. Cab Calloway
Jumpin' Jive: 1938-1946, Cab Calloway
15. Jumpin' Jive..
The Best of Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway
16. The Best of ..
Best of The Hi Dee Hi Guy, Cab Calloway
17. Best of The ..
Legendary Radio Broadcasts, Fats Waller
18. Legendary Ra..
The Chu & Dizzy Years, Cab Calloway
19. The Chu &amp..
Cab Calloway - Thirty Thru Forty, Cab Calloway
20. Cab Calloway..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Everybody Eats When They Come to My .. Greatest Hits 2:47 $0.99
2.

Jitter Bug Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 3:08 $0.99
3.

Ghost of Smokey Joe Halloween Classics: Songs T.. 2:44 $0.99
4.

Minnie the Moocher (Theme Song) [fea.. Best of Big Bands – Cab Cal.. 3:14 $0.99
5.

Shotgun Boogie Jukebox Hits 1930-1950 2:51 $0.99
6.

St. James Infirmary Greatest Hits 3:04 $0.99
7.

Minnie the Moocher Golden Legends: Big Band Le.. 3:33 $0.99
8.

Ghost of Smokey Joe And Now Halloween (The Best.. 2:44 $0.99
9.

I Get the Neck of the Chicken 1941-1942 2:45 $0.99
10.

Dinah (Lewis-Young-Akst) 1931-1932 3:10 $0.99
11.

You Can't Stop Me From Lovin&#39.. 1931-1932 2:54 $0.99
12.

St. James Infirmary (Primrose) L'Art Vocal – Volume 6 3:06 $0.99
13.

Jumpin' Jive (Hep! Hep!) Top 100 Classics – The Very.. 2:49 $0.69
14.

Minnie the Moocher Great Gatsby Roaring 20&#39.. 3:35 $0.99
15.

Some of These Days Empire on the Boardwalk: Ra.. 2:57 $0.99
16.

Nobody's Sweetheart Empire on the Boardwalk: Ra.. 3:20 $0.99
17.

How Big Can You Get Birth of the Blues 3:49 $0.99
18.

Minnie the Moocher Epic Music of the 1920'.. 3:11 $0.99
19.

Hep Hep the Jumpin' Jive 6-Pack Jump Blues – EP 2:48 $0.99
20.

I Love to Singa (Remastered) I Love to Singa (Remastered.. 3:04 $0.99
21.

Zaz Zuh Zaz Scat of Jazz 3:26 $0.99
22.

Porgy & Bess: It Ain't Neces.. George Gershwin: Highlights.. 3:01 $0.99
23.

Scat Song We Cats Will Hep Ya! 2:44 $0.99
24.

This Is Always We Cats Will Hep Ya! 3:57 $0.99
25.

Stormy Weather We Cats Will Hep Ya! 3:52 $0.99

Top Music Videos

That Old Black Magic (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1953), Cab Calloway
1. That Old Black..
There's a Boat Dat's Leaving Soon for New York (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1953), Cab Calloway
2. There's a Boat..


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