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Calloway, Cab

(Cabell Calloway) (kăl`əwā'), 1907–94, jazz singer and band leader, b. Rochester, N.Y. Known for his inventive creativity, he hired some of the top musicians of his day for his jazz orchestra, including Dizzy GillespieGillespie, Dizzy
(John Birks Gillespie) , 1917–93, American jazz musician and composer, b. Cheraw, S.C. He began to play the trumpet at 15 and later studied harmony and theory at Laurinburg Institute, N.C. He played with the bands of Cab Calloway and Billy Eckstine.
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 and Milt Hinton; he also promoted singers Pearl Bailey and Lena HorneHorne, Lena
(Lena Mary Calhoun Horne), 1917–2010, American singer and actress, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Elegantly beautiful, Horne entered show business at 16 in the chorus line at Harlem's Cotton Club; she later sang there and was a vocalist with numerous bands.
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. Cab Calloway and his band became famous as a result of radio broadcasts (1931–32) from New York City's Cotton Club, and were one of the highest earning bands of the 1930s and 40s. His hits included "Minnie the Moocher" (1931) and "Blues in the Night" (1942). He also appeared in several films.


See his Of Minnie the Moocher and Me (1976, with B. Rollins); biography by A. Shipton (2010).

Calloway, (Cabell) Cab

(1907–94) jazz musician; born in Rochester, N.Y. A versatile song and dance man, he led a succession of outstanding big bands between 1928–53. He was featured in the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers.
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17 - celebrating the music of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and the Cotton Club.
Manning has won a Tony for his choreography, been honored by the government with numerous awards for his contribution to our national heritage, starred in movies and performed with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, the Nicholas Brothers and Josephine Baker.
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As a professional musician, he has played, toured or recorded with Frankie Avalon, Tony Bennett, Carol Burnett, Cab Calloway, Johnny Crawford, Fleetwood Mac, Peggy Lee, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Frederica von Stade, Leslie Uggams and Ian Whitcomb.
Collectibles from such famous names as Jack Benny, Bette Davis, Cab Calloway, Kate Smith, Rudy Vallee and many more will be on display throughout the restaurant.
Two old musicals of note were Vincent Minnelli's 1943 ``Cabin in the Sky'' with Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Eddie ``Rochester'' Anderson and Louis Armstrong, and ``Stormy Weather,'' with Horne and Bill Robinson, with performances by Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and the dancing Nicholas Brothers.
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The performances include legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Gene Krupa, Lawrence Welk, Liberace and the Mills Brothers.
at the Douglass Theatre, a historic theater that hosted musical legends such as Ma Rainey, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington.