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...and forth about art. Specifically, how do we deal with the fact that this manâ€™s favored music is performed by artists (like Cab Calloway, whose most famous song is below) who do not appear on the lists compiled by the sort of aficionados that various people...
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The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)Hi-Dee Hi-Dee Hi-Dee Ho! â€“ or, continued musings on relativism in artThe League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)Specifically, how do we deal with the fact that this man's favored music is performed by artists (like Cab Calloway, whose most famous song is below) who do not appear on the lists compiled by the sort of aficionados that various people here (including ...
ABC6OnYourSide.comMusic on television this week includes:Youngstown VindicatorTickets for the shows go on sale April 21 at noon at Ticketmaster. Previously announced performers include Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Boston and Kansas, Victoria Justice and the Cab Calloway Orchestra.Final Ohio State Fair Concert List AnnouncedABC6OnYourSide.comall 12 news articlesÂ Â»
'Alive Inside': Documentary Explores Music's Effect On The Elderly (VIDEO)Huffington PostYou've got beautiful music here," Henry says, before breaking into a version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by an artist he says is one of his favorite -- Cab Calloway. The documentary's findings are not unlike previous ones.and moreÂ Â»
New University OnlineTurning it Loose With the Blues BrothersNew University OnlineThe music ranges from The Beatles to Cab Calloway to Elvis to Aretha Franklin, covering blues and soul pieces (â€śSweet Home Chicago,â€ť â€śJailhouse Rockâ€ť) as well as injections of country, funk and rock (â€śStand By Your Man,â€ť â€śLiving in Americaâ€ť).and moreÂ Â»
...years. So when a friend passed me this video, which features a man in a nursing home becoming restored by listening to old Cab Calloway tunes, my heart was instantly warmed. Watch and think about it: Weâ€™d love to hear your thoughts on this, especially if you...
Washington TimesThe curtain finally rises on the reborn Howard TheatreWashington PostIt was the stage for Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Smokey Robinson, Pearl Bailey, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, the Drifters and Louis Armstrong. Freeman saw them all at this theater â€” a place of ...District tourism received a boost thanks to the new Howard TheatreExaminer.comall 54 news articlesÂ Â»
Looking back: April 9, 2012Roanoke Times"Cab Calloway, whose leaping tonsils and hectic cavorting on the bandstand marked him as the original 'scat' singer while playing at the Harlem Cotton club, will present his negro band here at city auditorium Monday, April 19.
Film club, nonprofit project in the works at the EmpressVallejo Times-HeraldOn April 20, Lena Horne, Bill Robinson and Cab Calloway star in "Stormy Weather." And the theme closer, "Splendor in the Grass," features Natalie Wood and With an occasional live event tossed into the mix -- VOENA children's choir performs a ...
LOCAL SCENE: Blues revue celebrates silver anniversary shownwitimes.com"Our revues were originally designed to follow the tradition of America's legendary entertainer and performer Cab Calloway and his Big Band and Jazz Show Revue of the 1930s and 1940s," said Monaco, who emcees the events. The revues, which started in ...
World-Class Jazz Comes to WestvilleNew Haven IndependentCecelia Calloway, daughter of the late jazz icon Cab Calloway (a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, jazz singer, bandleader, Cotton Club regular, and actor) attended the Roney concert and said she appreciated his youth-oriented approach in ...
WDEL 1150AMCab Calloway students perform in DC RotundaWDEL 1150AMBy Amy Cherry Lawmakers on Capitol Hill got a break from the hustle and bustle of politics as they were serenaded by Cab Calloway students. The school takes an annual trip to our nation's capital each spring. The group was led by vocal music teacher ...
...included many other firsts as well! She too was a singer and flamboyant performer, who opened the door for her little brother Cab, and taught him a lot on how to capture an audience. Both women lived life by their own terms and blazed paths of their own creation!...
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New York TimesFrom Stand-Up Routines to Sporting LifeNew York TimesBut he was nearly beside himself during a recent performance of â€śThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,â€ť the Broadway musical in which he plays the drug dealer Sporting Life, a role most identified with Cab Calloway and Sammy Davis Jr. Every time Mr. Grier ...
Channel Surfer: Tonight's TVAmarillo.com (blog)That's followed by an episode of "American Masters" (9 pm, cable channel 3) focusing on the life of "Minnie the Moocher" singer Cab Calloway. The musically minded will also find plenty to enjoy tonight on NBC. The fifth and final round of blind ...and moreÂ Â»
TV critic's picks: Monday 2/27Minneapolis Star TribuneThat's followed by a top-notch documentary on an often overlooked legend, "Cab Calloway: Sketches" (9 pm, KTCA, Ch. 2). Nielsen ratings show that many viewers are losing interest in the overhyped "Smash" (9 pm, KARE, Ch. 2).
TV Pick: 'American Masters' profiles Cab CallowayThe Detroit NewsBy Mekeisha Madden Toby Fall in love with jazz and the zoot suit-wearing man who made "hi de ho" a household term when "American Masters: Cab Calloway" airs at 11 tonight on local PBS affiliate WTVS-TV (Channel 56). A fascinating and insightful film, ...Cab Calloway tv special on PBS during Black History MonthExaminer.comTaking the 'Hi' road, Cab Calloway on PBSSouthCoastToday.comAmerican MastersArizona Public Mediaall 4 news articlesÂ Â»
Globe and MailMike Hughes: 'Bachelor' picks the final twoThe Salinas CalifornianWhen "Blues Brothers" arrived in 1980, Cab Calloway found fresh fans. Calloway did his first movie in 1932, published a jive dictionary in 38, co-starred in "Stormy Weather" in 43, toured in "Porgy and Bess" in '52. He brought a vibrant approach to his ...Must-see TV: 'Bachelor' in SwitzerlandLansing State Journalall 196 news articlesÂ Â»
Globe and MailTV: Five shows worth watching tonightGlobe and MailTonight's edition of this award-winning series examines the eventful life and times of Cab Calloway, who charmed audiences as a singer and bandleader for several decades before passing away in 1994. In trademark Masters fashion, the program rewinds to ...
Baltimore Sun'Cab Calloway: Sketches' on PBSNew York TimesThe â€śAmerican Mastersâ€ť programs on PBS are almost always rewarding, but the episode about Cab Calloway on Sunday night on Channel 13 in New York (and on Monday night on many other PBS outlets; check local listings) is unusually so, with smart, ...PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American MasterBaltimore SunCalloway on PBS: Here's the Cab you should takeNew York Daily News'Cab Calloway: Sketches' review: A hi-de-ho legendSan Francisco ChronicleDeseret NewsÂ -Boston.comÂ -Chicago Sun-Timesall 16 news articlesÂ Â»
Los Angeles TimesArts on TV: 'Anything Goes'; 'Memphis'; Cab CallowayLos Angeles Times... Eileen tests a new fundraising strategy; Tom goes on a date. â€śAmerican Mastersâ€ť 10 pm Monday, KOCE: "Cab Calloway": Singer, dancer and band leader Cab Calloway led one of the most-popular black big bands during the 1930s and '40s. (N)
...to animators and kids, Levin says. There arent many acts who can trace their careers from George Gershwin to The Beatles. Cab Calloway might have been the only one. Gershwin modeled Sportin Life in Porgy and Bess (now back on Broadway) after Calloways on-stage...
American Masters "Cab Calloway: Sketches" Premieres Nationally Monday. Feb 27 ...Indie Wire (blog)An upcoming new music documentary from American Masters on Cab Calloway, titled Cab Calloway: Sketches, will premiere nationally on PBS, on Monday, February 27 at 10pm (as always, check local listings), in honor of Black History Month.and moreÂ Â»
Cab Calloway, Tour GuideNPR (blog)This charming video clip is a part of an upcoming PBS documentary on Calloway for the American Masters series. The whole film mixes traditional documentary interviews and archival footage with animation. That seems appropriate for Calloway, ...
6/17/31 - Cab Calloway and his Orchestra 1930-1931 Classics 516 The Nightmare (Meyers-Handler-Riley) Vintage Hollywood halloween Pics Pictures. Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 -- November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.
Cab Calloway And The Missourians JSP Records 328 10/14/30 Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 -- November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.
3/31/30 Cab Calloway and his Orchestra 1930-1931 Classics 516. (Gaskill-Mills-Calloway) Cab's famous signature tune! The lyrics are based on those of the folk song, Willie the Weeper, and the melody was modeled on St. James Infirmary and Prohibition Blues. It is a call-and-response song which has more verses than Cab ever sings. Cab insisted that Minnie was not a real person. Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 -- November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader.
Cab Calloway & His Orch-Chattanooga Choo Choo Okeh Records-78-6305-1941
Who is Yehoodi? Someone please lend me a hand Solve this mystery if you can If he's mice or if he's man Who's Yehoodi? G-man Hoover's getting moody Got his men on double-duty Trying to find out who's Yehoodi Who's Yehoodi! The little man who wasn't there Said he heard him on the air No one seems to know from where ... But who's Yehoodi? The phrase "Who's Yehudi?" seems to have originated on Bob Hope's radio program in the late 1930s. Apparently, one night when violinist Yehudi Menuhin was a guest, Hope's sidekick Jerry Colonna repeatedly interjected the phrase whenever Hope's gags fell flat. On subsequent shows, Colonna continued to use the term to fill space, and for a while, Yehudi became a national catchphrase for "the man who wasn't there." A short musical film featuring Kay Kyser and his orchestra illustrates a more troubling yet familiar meaning for Yehudi. In the film, Kyser's singer, Lane Truesdale, sings in front of a portrait of a stage Jew who is wearing an obviously fake beard and black hat and holding a book. After the camera zooms in on her body, the camera cuts to the "portrait," who is leering at her. Cab Calloway's "Who's Yehoodi?" (written by Bill Seckler and Matt Dennis) hit the charts in 1940, an especially anti-Semitic era in America as well as in Europe. "G-man Hoover" refers to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who, in the early 1920s, jailed and deported political radicals, including many Jews. Perhaps the song predicts that the FBI will ferret out ...
Title: Minnie the Moocher Musical genius: Cab Calloway Album: King of Hi-De-Ho 1934-1947
Cotton Club Orchestra, between 1930-34, don't know exact date. Singer, bandleader, dancer. Born Cabell Calloway III on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York. A charming, vibrant performer, Calloway is often associated with the jazz music of the 1930s. Sometimes called the "hi-de-hi-de-ho man," he perfected the art of scat singing, which uses nonsensical sounds to improvise melodies. After playing in Chicago, Calloway went to New York and landed a gig at Harlem's famed Cotton Club. As the bandleader of Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, he was a regular performer at the popular nightspot. In 1931, he scored a hit with the song "Minnie the Moocher," which is considered by some to be first recording to feature scat singing. His other hits included "Kickin' the Gong Around" (1931), "Moon Glow" (1934), and "The Jumpin' Jive" (1939). Besides his musical act, Calloway also appeared on stage and in films. During the 1930s and 1940s, he worked in such films as The Big Broadcast (1932), The Singing Kid (1936), and Stormy Weather (1943). Calloway spent two years in the cast of a revival of the musical Porgy and Bess, beginning in 1952. He also performed in other stage productions over the years and made more film appearances, most notably in the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers. During the film, Calloway put on his trademark white tie and tails and performed "Minnie the Moocher." Calloway died on November 18, 1994.
Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer with contributions from animator Grim Natwick among others. She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop series of films which were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured in comic strips and mass merchandising. With her overt sexual appeal, Betty was a hit with film-goers, and despite having been toned down in the mid-1930s to appear more demure, she became one of best known cartoon characters in the world and remains popular today. "St. James Infirmary Blues" is based on an 18th century traditional English folk song called "The Unfortunate Rake" (also known as "The Unfortunate Lad" or "The Young Man Cut Down in His Prime"). There are numerous versions of the song throughout the English-speaking world. It also evolved into other American standards such as "The Streets of Laredo". "The Unfortunate Rake" is about a sailor who uses his money on prostitutes, and then dies of a venereal disease. Different versions of the song expand on this theme, variations typically feature a narrator telling the story of a youth "cut down in his prime" (occasionally "her prime") as a result of some morally questionable actions. For example, when the song moved to America, gambling and alcohol became common causes of the youth's death. The title is derived from St. James Hospital in London, a religious foundation for the treatment of leprosy. It was closed in ...
UPDATE! I have now been steered to a COMPLETE version of this classic. It's a bit fuzzy and the ratio is wrong - but if you download it and show it in 16:9 it should be right. In the public interest, I am giving my "rival" a free plug! You can find it on www.youtube.com - Enjoy!
January 22, 1934 in New York City.
Short extract from Addictive TV's remix of Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher...
Cab Calloway & his Band - Geechy Joe (Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer & Andy Gibson), with Lena Horne, dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, drummer Zutty Singleton, bassist Slam Stewart, Trumpeter Benny Carter... in "Stormy Weather" (1943) by Andrew L. Stone, for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. www.bzajj.com bessjazz.blogspot.com
Great old Paramount short film of Cab Calloway singing many of his hits.
Cab Calloway - Reefer Man "Man whats the matter with that cat there?" "must be full of reefer" "full of reefer?!" "yea man" "you mean that cats high?!" "sailing" "sailing" "sailing lightly" "get away from here Man is that the reefer man?" "thats the reefer man" "I belive hes losing his mind" "I think hes lost his mind!" Oh have you ever met that funny reefer man reefer man have you ever met that funny reefer man reefer man If he said he swam to china, and he sell you south carolina then you know your talkn to that reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man If he said he walks the ocean, any time he takes the notion then you know your talkn to reefer man. Have you ever met this funny reefer man reefer man oh baby baby baby reefer man reefer man If he trades you dimes for nickles and calls watermellons pickles then you know your talkn to that reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man If he takes a sudden mania he'll want to give you pennsylvaina oh you know your talking to the reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man Have you ever met funny reefer man reefer man If he said one sweet is funny because he wont sell me atlantic then you know your talkin to that reefer man
You Only Get Old, If You Let Yourself Get Old. Cincinnati, Ohio August 1988 Riverbend Music Center. Eric Kunzel conducting The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Cab Calloway performs one of his signature tunes.
Cab Calloway performs Hotcha Razz Ma Tazz at the Cotton Club, Harlem 1935
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (Dec.25,1907 - Nov.18,1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's Orchestra featured performers that included trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86. Cab Calloway - The Scat Song (1932)
CAB CALLOWAY AND HIS ORCHESTRA New York City, November 12, 1930 10246-1 - The Viper's Drag RQ Dickerson, Lammer Wright, Reuben Reeves (tp), De Priest Wheeler, Harry White (tb), William Thornton Blue (cl, as), Andrew Brown (bass cl, ts), Waletr Thomas (as, ts, bar, flute), Earres Prince (p), Morris White (bj), Jimmy Smith (bb, sb), Leroy Maxey (dm), Cab Calloway (vo, ldr). 24 - JUN-2009 I'm SORRY about the picture - I cannot change it without removing the movie. I had many pictures with Cab Calloway from different cartoons,ď»ż I made quickly 5-6 movies, but I didn't realize the racist tint of this picture. It was my mistake. Cab Calloway is one of my favorite. Sorry again.
CAB CALLOWAY AND HIS ORCHESTRA New York City, December 23, 1930 E 35882-A - St. James' Infirmary RQ Dickerson, Lammer Wright, Reuben Reeves (tp), De Priest Wheeler, Harry White (tb), William Thornton Blue (cl, as), Andrew Brown (bass cl, ts), Waletr Thomas (as, ts, bar, flute), Earres Prince (p), Morris White (bj), Jimmy Smith (bb, sb), Leroy Maxey (dm), Cab Calloway (vo, ldr). 24-JUN-2009
Now, here's a very entrancing phrase, It will put you in a daze, To me it don't mean a thing, But it's got a very peculiar swing! Zaz-zuh-zaz-zuh-zaz, Zaz-zuh-zaz-zuh-zay, Zaz-zuh-zaz-zuh-zaz, Zaz-zuh-zaz-zuh-zay! Now, zaz-zuh-zaz was handed down From a bloke down in Chinatown;...
In the Betty Boop short film "Snow White", Koko the Clown (voiced by Cab Calloway) sings "St. James Infirmary Blues" when he believes Betty Boop is dead. Cab Calloway's voice is unique and specially eerie for this song. Koko's dancing during the "St. James" number is rotoscoped from footage of Calloway.
RARE OLDIES SOUNDIES WITH MR CAB CALLOWAY & HIS BAND ! Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86. You can watch all my rare oldies soundies on : www.msplinks.com or www.myspace.com ! Many thanks , NICKY .
Fantastic swinging version of the tune by Cab Calloway and his Orchestra with solos by Walter Thomas (flute), De Priest Wheeler (trombone) and Eddie Barefield (clarinet).
This 1933 cartoon featuring Cab Calloway is remarkable for having been animated by a single individual, Roland C. Crandall, and is considered one of the best cartoons ever made. Crandall received the opportunity to make Snow White on his own as a reward for his several years of devotion to the Fleischer studio, and the resulting film is considered both his masterwork and an important milestone of The Golden Age of American animation. (See The 50 Greatest Cartoons, as Selected by 1000 Animation Professionals, edited by Jerry Beck, Turner Publishing, Inc., 1994.) You don't get to see any live action of Cab in "Snow White," which is too bad, but the animation is incredible and, of course, the music is Cab and his Orchestra at their best. First Cab sings "St. James Infirmary" in the rotoscoped guise of Koko the Clown. "St. James Infirmary" was Cab's original signature tune, but he wanted something written specifically for himself, so he and Irving Mills wrote "Minnie the Moocher" to supplant "St. James Infirmary." The two melodies are extremely similar, and also bear a close resemblance to "Prohibition Blues." "Snow White" ends with the old Missourians instrumental, "Stopping the Traffic." This plot, such as it is, is really more a framework to display a series of gags, musical selections, and clever animation. Critics have cited the film as having some of the most imaginative animation and background drawings from the Fleischer Studios artists ...