Friday, October 10, 2014

Cab Calloway

Singer and bandleader Cab Calloway was born in Rochester, New York, in 1907. He learned the art of scat singing before landing a regular gig at Harlem's famous Cotton Club. Following the enormous success of his song "Minnie the Moocher" (1931), Calloway became one of the most popular entertainers of the 1930s and '40s. He appeared on stage and in films before his death in 1994, at age 86, in Hockessin, Delaware.

Music clips from "Hi-De-Ho"

1931 to 1946

Betty Boop Cartoon

Sister Blanche

Cab narrates History Repeats Itself

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