The Hi-De-Ho Man

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This double LP from 1974 is a bit brief, only including 20 performances by Cab Calloway and his orchestra around an hour of music. Several periods are covered with titles from 1935 "Nagasaki", the 1938-42 period and nine fairly rare selections from 1945-47. Highpoints include "Jumpin' Jive," "Fifteen Minute Intermission," a 1941 version of "St. James Infirmary," "Hi De Ho Man" and a 1942 rendition of "Minnie the Moocher." On the later tracks Calloway tries to adapt his sound to rhythm & blues but, despite his best efforts, his orchestra would not survive the 1940s. The earlier titles have been reissued on CD by the Classics label and hopefully Columbia will get around ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This double LP from 1974 is a bit brief, only including 20 performances by Cab Calloway and his orchestra around an hour of music. Several periods are covered with titles from 1935 "Nagasaki", the 1938-42 period and nine fairly rare selections from 1945-47. Highpoints include "Jumpin' Jive," "Fifteen Minute Intermission," a 1941 version of "St. James Infirmary," "Hi De Ho Man" and a 1942 rendition of "Minnie the Moocher." On the later tracks Calloway tries to adapt his sound to rhythm & blues but, despite his best efforts, his orchestra would not survive the 1940s. The earlier titles have been reissued on CD by the Classics label and hopefully Columbia will get around to compiling a more generous Cab Calloway package in the future. The music on this two-fer is generally not classic but will be found enjoyable by his fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140259324
  • Catalog Number: 2593
  • Sales rank: 52,133

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cab Calloway Primary Artist, Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Urbie Green Trombone
Ike Quebec Saxophone
Cozy Cole Drums
Sam Donahue Saxophone
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Joseph Bennett Trombone
Bernie Glow Trumpet
J.C. Heard Drums
Milt Hinton Bass, Upright Bass
Dick Hixson Trombone
Sam Marowitz Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Thomas Mitchell Trombone
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Charlie O'Kane Saxophone
Joe Reisman Bass, Leader
Abraham Richman Saxophone
Sol Schlinger Baritone Saxophone
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
Stanley Webb Saxophone
Jim Dahl Trombone
Henry Jones Piano
Technical Credits
Cab Calloway Composer, Director
Frank Froeba Composer
Molly Picon Composer
Abraham Ellstein Composer
Teo Macero Producer
Jack Palmer Composer
Mort Goode Liner Notes
Itzik Manger Composer
Jeanne Burns Composer
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