A Proper Introduction to Cab Calloway: Zah, Zuh, Zaz

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Twenty-five Cab Calloway jams from the '30s and '40s when he had one of the most cooking bands this side of Ellington's or Armstrong's. It should be stated right from the jump that the compilers at Proper could care less whether the records they issue are representative of an artist's whole career, so those looking for something definitive in terms of retrospective should look elsewhere. What is here are the 25 most solid cuts that made Cab "The Zoot Suit Man." These are not inferior -- quite the opposite -- to his later Columbia sides. "Minnie the Moocher" is here, as is his burning "Swing, Swing, Swing" and the absolutely classic "Jive (Page One of the Hepster's ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Twenty-five Cab Calloway jams from the '30s and '40s when he had one of the most cooking bands this side of Ellington's or Armstrong's. It should be stated right from the jump that the compilers at Proper could care less whether the records they issue are representative of an artist's whole career, so those looking for something definitive in terms of retrospective should look elsewhere. What is here are the 25 most solid cuts that made Cab "The Zoot Suit Man." These are not inferior -- quite the opposite -- to his later Columbia sides. "Minnie the Moocher" is here, as is his burning "Swing, Swing, Swing" and the absolutely classic "Jive (Page One of the Hepster's Dictionary)." Sound is good to very good, and the material is absolutely top-notch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Proper Introduction
  • UPC: 805520060073
  • Catalog Number: 2007

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cab Calloway Primary Artist, Vocals
Danny Barker Guitar
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Jonah Jones Trumpet
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Cozy Cole Drums
Tyree Glenn Trombone, Vibes
Reuben Reeves Trumpet
John Letman Trumpet
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Jerry Blake Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
William Thornton Blue Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Doc Cheatham Trumpet
Shad Collins Trumpet
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Panama Francis Drums
Charles Frazier Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Al Gibson Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hardy Trombone
Arville Harris Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Milt Hinton Bass
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Keg Johnson Trombone
Claude Jones Trombone
Leroy Maxey Drums
Teddy McRae Tenor Saxophone
Al Morgan Bass
Benny Payne Piano
Rudy Powell Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Earres Prince Piano
Irving "Mouse" Randolph Trumpet
Dave Rivera Piano
Jimmy Smith Bass, Tuba, Baritone Saxophone
Edwin Swayzee Trumpet
Paul Webster Trumpet
De Priest Wheeler Trombone
Morris White Banjo
Lammar Wright Sr. Trumpet
Harry White Trombone
Walter "Foots" Thomas Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John "BJ John" Smith Guitar
Cabaliers Vocals
Technical Credits
Chu Berry Composer
Cab Calloway Composer
Roy Eldridge Composer
Cozy Cole Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Frank Froeba Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Geraint Watkins Remastering
Andy Razaf Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
B.J. Crosby Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Benny Payne Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Edwin Swayzee Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Morris White Composer
Victor Young Composer
Edgar Battle Composer
Harry White Composer
Al Bernard Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Frank Perkins Composer
Al Brackman Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Joe Primrose Composer
Jeanne Burns Composer
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