Cab Calloway

Real Name:Cabell Calloway III

Born: 25th December 1907, Rochester, New York, USA.
Died: 18th November 1994, Cokebury Village, Hockessin, Delaware, USA.

American band-leader of the 1930s-1940s, jazz musician, singer, song-writer & multi-talented EmCee renowned for his 'scat singing' style.

Calloway's orchestra rotated as a 'house band' with that of Duke Ellington at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem through the Prohibition era. His snappy 'zoot-suit' dress sense and skillful vaudeville song-and-dance routines made him an extremely popular entertainer. His 'moonwalking' predating that of Michael Jackson by about a half-century.

In later years he continued performing and featured in films, such as "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) with Steve McQueen & Edward G. Robinson. The "Cab Calloway School of the Arts", in Wilmington, Delaware, was dedicated in his name in 1994. Calloway died shortly after a stroke and his ashes are interred at Ferncliffe Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.

Brother of Blanche Calloway.

Sites:Wikipedia , Imdb ,
In Groups:Cab Calloway And His Band, Cab Calloway And His Cab Jivers, Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, Cab Calloway And The Cabbaliers, The Cab Calloway Show
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