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From the Cotton Club to the “Blues Brothers”, from the roaring 20’s until his death in 1994, Cab CALLOWAY has been a larger than life entertainer, first known for his song created in 1931 that drove him to fame: “Minnie The Moocher”. Read the full story →

Flip O’Vision: Cab Calloway’s flipbook (1949)

48 mm x 33 mm (1.89 inch x 1.30 inch)... These are the measurements of one of the most picturesque objects that can be found related to Cab Calloway! It is a small flip book published in 1949 by the TOPP brand of chewing gum. TOPPS released these flip books to get into the race with the irresistible growth of television. They were offered 5 cents with packs of tablets. The series would have counted up to 60 different flip books, among which is Cab Calloway. Read the full story →

Earres PRINCE, the pianist Cab never appreciated

  Earres Prince? With few fans (maybe 2 or 3 maximum in the world), who the hell knows anything about this inconspicuous man missing from all the jazz dictionaries? All the more reason for The Hi De Ho Blog to tell you a bit about the man who was the first pianist for – and apparently never appreciated by – Cab Calloway.  He had the difficult task of preceding – not succeeding – Benny PAYNE, the pianist Cab had met before leading the Missourians.   Read the full story →