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Cab Calloway

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: December 25, 1907 | Died: November 18, 1994    

Cab Calloway

The legendary “Hi De Ho” man was a energetic showman, gifted singer, talented actor and trendsetting fashion plate. A truly larger than life figure in American pop culture, immortalized in cartoons and caricatures, Calloway also led one of the greatest bands of the Swing Era. Consistently ranked among the top bands of the 1930s and 1940s, Calloway's orchestra entertained millions during its heyday, and the bandleader himself continued thrilling audiences up until the time of his death.

Born in Rochester, New York, Cab grew up in Baltimore. He studied music and voice as a youth, singing at local speakeasies when he could. Cab also excelled in sports. During his senior year in high school, he played for the Baltimore Athenians of the Negro Professional Basketball League. Torn between sports and music, he finally chose the latter. His mother, however, wanted him to follow his father's footsteps and become a lawyer. With that goal, Cab moved to Chicago to attend Crane College....
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  • The Gold Collection

    Not On Label
    2004
  • A Proper Introduction To Cab Calloway: Zah, Zuh, Zaz

    Not On Label
    2004
  • Classic Jazz Archive - "The Hi-Dee-Ho Man"

    Not On Label
    2004
  • The Hi-De-Ho Man: 1930-1933

    Not On Label
    2003
  • The Hi-De-Ho Man

    Not On Label
    2001
  • Volume 2 - 1930 - 1931

    Not On Label
    2000
  • Planet Jazz

    Not On Label
    1998
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