Cotton Club Revue Season #2: 1958, from Miami to...

The second year, expected to fulfill the hopes of the first season, didn’t happen the way it was supposed to. With many changes in the leading parts, certainly lacking pizzazz, with a downgraded show, the 1958 Cotton Club Revue had also had to face bad luck. Even the GONE Album recorded to support the show was released right after the closing of the engagement in Miami… But it takes much more to dishearten Cab Calloway! Read the full story →

Cotton Club Revue Season #1: 1957, from Miami to New York and Las Vegas

In the Fifties, Miami became the place to be: hotels and resorts, nightclubs, beaches, the city was magic. Before retirees, tourists were the main source of income. It made sense for entrepreneurs to try their luck with an ambitious revue. Glamour, chorus girls, tap dance and entertainment were on the menu. And if you add Cab Calloway as the main course, you’re headed for success. So they say. And so it happened... well, at the beginning.     Read the full story →

“COTTON CLUB PARADE” (october 1932)

Revue du Cotton Club de Harlem : * Paroles de Ted Koehler * Musiques d’Harold Arlen * Mise en scène de Dan Healy * Vedettes : Aida Ward, Cab Calloway Chansons publiées : * Harlem Holiday * I’ve Got a World On A String* * That’s What I Hate About Love* * The Wail of The Reefer Man* Read the full story →

“COTTON CLUB PARADE” (april 1932)

  Revue du Cotton Club de Harlem. * Paroles de Ted Koehler * Musiques d’Harold Arlen * Mise en scène de Dan Healy * Vedette : Cab Calloway Chansons publiées : * In The Silence of the Night * Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day* * You Gave Me Everything But Love Read the full story →

“RHYTH-MANIA” at the Cotton Club (December 1931)

  Deuxième contribution d’Harold Arlen et Ted Koelhler aux revues du Cotton Club, Rhythm-Mania contient quelques succès parmi lesquels Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, la marche I Love a Parade et naturellement Kickin’ The Gong Around. Devant le succès de la chanson I Love a Parade, les revues suivantes furent toutes appelées «Cotton Club Parade». Read the full story →