Saturday, December 25, 2021

Dec. 25: Cab Calloway, American musician


Cab Calloway (1907-1994) larger-than-life American performer and bandleader, dubbed the "Hi-de-ho" man and noted for his energetic scat singing. A regular performer at Harlem's Cotton Club, he mixed jazz with vaudeville, sustaining a career that spanned over 65 years. He received the National Medal of Arts from the US Congress in 1993, and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Songs included "Minnie the Moocher"; "Saint James Infirmary"; "Kicking the Gong Around"; "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"; and many more.


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