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Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular big bands from the start of the s to the late s. Calloway had several hits in the s—s, becoming known as the "Hi-de-ho" man of jazz for his most famous song, Minnie the Moocherrecorded in He also made several stage, film, and television appearances until his death in at the age of He influenced later singers such as Michael Jackson and various hip-hop performers.
His father, Cabell Calloway Jr. The family moved to Baltimore, Marylandwhen Calloway was He began private voice lessons in and studied music and voice throughout his formal schooling. Despite his parents' and teachers' disapproval of jazzhe began performing nightclubs in Baltimore. His mentors included drummer Chick Webb and pianist Johnny Jones. Calloway attended Frederick Douglass High School and played basketball at the guard position for the high school and professional Baltimore Athenians team.
After graduation, Calloway joined his older sister, Blanchein a tour of the popular black musical revue Plantation Days. Blanche Calloway became an accomplished bandleader before her brother, and he would often credit her as his inspiration for entering show business.
His parents wanted him to be a lawyer, like his father, so he enrolled at Crane College in Chicago, but he was more interested in singing and entertaining. He spent most of his nights at the Dreamland Ballroom, the Sunset Cafeand the Club Berlin, performing as a singer, drummer, and master of ceremonies. Here he met and performed with Louis Armstrongwho taught him to sing in the scat style. He left school to sing with the Alabamians band. The band's popularity led to sharing the role of house band with Ellington.
The band performed twice a week for radio broadcasts on NBC. Calloway appeared on radio programs with Walter Winchell and Bing Crosby and was the first African American to have a nationally syndicated radio show.
In Calloway recorded his most famous song, " Minnie the Moocher ". It is the first single song by an African American to sell a million Variation 1 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker, RIAS Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Editio. Through rotoscopingCalloway performed voiceover for these cartoons, but his dance steps were the basis of the characters' movements.
He scheduled concerts in some communities to coincide with the release of the films to take advantage of the publicity. Calloway's and Ellington's groups were featured on film more than any other jazz orchestras of the era. In these films, Calloway can be seen performing a gliding backstep dance move, which some observers have described as the precursor to Michael Jackson 's moonwalk.
Calloway said 50 years later, "it was called The Buzz back then. He sang several duets with Jolson, and the film included Calloway's band and cast of 22 Cotton Club dancers from New York.
He returned to Brunswick in late throughthen with Variety, run by his manager, Irving Mills. He remained with Mills when the label collapsed during the Depression. Their sessions were continued by Vocalion through and OKeh through After an AFM recording ban due to the —44 musicians' strike ended, Calloway continued to record. In Calloway fired Dizzy Gillespie from his orchestra after an onstage fracas erupted when Calloway was hit with spitballs.
He wrongly accused Gillespie, who stabbed Calloway in the leg with a small knife. In Calloway appeared in the film Stormy Weatherone of the first films with a black cast. In the late s, Calloway wrote a humorous pseudo-gossip column called "Coastin' with Cab" for Song Hits magazine.
It was a collection of celebrity snippets such Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice - Evita: Original London Cast Recording the following in the May issue: " Benny Goodman was dining at Ciro's steak house in New York when a very homely girl entered.
Inhe played the prominent role of "Sportin' Life" in a production of Porgy and Bess with William Warfield and Leontyne Price as the title characters. Chris Calloway also joined the cast as Minnie Fay.
His autobiography, Of Minnie the Moocher and Me was published in It included his complete Hepster's Dictionary as an appendix. Renewed interest in Calloway occurred in when he appeared in the film The Blues Brothers performing "Minnie the Tonight - Iggy Pop - Lust For Life. A performance with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra directed by Erich Kunzel in August was recorded on video The Invaderz - Various - Hospitality In The Park features a classic presentation of "Minnie the Moocher", 57 years after he first recorded it.
On June 12,Calloway suffered a stroke. He died five months later on November 18,at age 86, in a Delaware nursing home. Preservation of Calloway's boyhood home at Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore as a significant artifact of African-American cultural heritage is being urged by his family and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
It was disclosed in that demolition of the abandoned structure, California Dreamin - The Beach Boys - California Dreamin with the rest of Minnie The Moocher - The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast* - Highlights From The Blues Brothers block, is День Вечного Сна - Альянс - Звуки На Заре for the creation of a park to be named Cab Calloway Square in his honor.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has urged that demolition of the Calloway House be forestalled for its potential preservation as a historic house museum akin to the Louis Armstrong House in New York.
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