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Cab Calloway & His Orch. - Hits Collection 1930-56

Cab Calloway & His Orch. - Hits Collection 1930-56

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Cab Calloway was a jazz singer, bandleader, songwriter, dancer and actor who came to fame as a regular performer at the Cotton Club in Harlem.

Blending jazz and vaudeville, Calloway establish a niche that stood him in good stead as an entertainer across seven decades, with one of his most famous roles in later years coming in the 1980 Blues Brothers movie.

He developed a personal style of scat singing, and was able to deliver novelty-flavoured material with swinging jazz credibility, assembling a band that over the years included jazz luminaries like Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Doc Cheatham, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Dizzy Gillespie and others.

This 48-track compilation features the releases from this era on the Brunswick, Victor, Variety, Vocalion, Okeh, Columbia and ABC-Paramount labels which were credited with chart positions, plus a few bonus tracks. Those 45 hits include the No.1 Minnie The Moocher and the Top 5 hits Kickin’ The Gong Around, St. James Infirmary, Tickeration, Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day, Chinese Rhythm, Moonglow, Angels With Dirty Faces, The Jumpin’ Jive, Blues In The Night and The Honey Dripper. Calloway was the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single and to have a nationally syndicated radio show.

He posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and Minnie The Moocher was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, and added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2019.

He was a unique personality, and these recordings underline his versatility in performing swinging jazz while giving it a highly individual comedic twist, and we hope this collection of his best sellers from the era provides an enjoyable showcase.


TRACKS

Disc 1
1 St. Louis Blues Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

2

Minnie The Moocher  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
3 Nobody's Sweetheart Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
4 St. James Infirmary Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
5 Six Or Seven Times  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
6 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
7 Kickin' The Gong Around  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
8 Trickeration Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
9 You Rascal, You Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
10 There's A Cabin In The Cotton  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
11 Strictly Cullud Affair  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
12 Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
13 Reefer Man Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
14 Hot Toddy  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
15 I've Got The World On A String  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
16 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
17 Jitterbug  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
18 Moon Glow Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra
19 Chinese Rhythm  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
20 Keep That Hi-De-Hi In Your Soul Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
21 You're The Cure For What Ails Me  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
22 Copper Colored Gal Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
23 Wake Up And Live  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Congo Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
2 Peckin' Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
3 She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
4 Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
5 Moon At Sea Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
6 Every Day's A Holiday Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
7 Mister Paganini, Swing For Minnie  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
8 At The Clam-Bake Carnival Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
9 Angels With Dirty Faces  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
10 F.D.R. Jones  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
11 The Ghost Of Smokey Joe  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
12 (Hep-Hep) The Jumpin' Jive Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
13 Fifteen Minute Intermission  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
14 Come On With The 'Come On' Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
15 Bye Bye Blues Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
16 Geechy Joe Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
17 Take The "A" Train Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
18 I See A Million People (But All I Can See Is You) Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
19 Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
20 The Moment I Laid Eyes On You Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
21 Ogeechee River Lullaby Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
22 Let's Take The Long Way Home Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
23 The Honeydripper Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
24 The Calloway Boogie  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
25 Tweedlee Dee The Crests
25 Little Child  Lael & Cab Calloway
  • Artist:
    Cab Calloway
  • EAN:
    824046342227
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    April 2022
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3422
  • Weight:
    0.12kg