Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

The Hi-De-Ho man.

Founded

December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York

Full Name

Cabell Calloway III

Date of Birth

December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York

Still Alive

Date of Death

November 18, 1994 in Hockessin, Delaware

Influenced By

Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong

Cab Calloway, 1933
Cab Calloway, 1933

About The artist

"The trademark Calloway image, which combined an almost cat-like grace on the bandstand with a singing style that could be slyly insinuating one moment and wildly exuberant the next, came into full bloom on a night in 1931 when he was leading his band in a radio broadcast from the Cotton Club in Harlem."
John S. Wilson, The New York Times

Did you know...

Cab Calloway's hit "Minnie The Moocher" became the first 78 record by a Black performer to sell one million copies.

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