by Cab Calloway & His OrchestraCab Calloway & His Orchestra


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Cab Calloway, who first became popular in 1930, retained his popularity (despite a lot of competition) throughout the swing era. On this excellent CD (the fifth of 12 in the European label Classics' Complete Calloway series), highlights include "Keep That Hi-De-Hi in Your Soul," "Nagasaki," "Copper Colored Gal," "Frisco Flo" and a crazy "That Man Is Here Again." With fine soloists in trumpeters Lammar Wright and Shad Collins, trombonist Claude Jones and (by 1936) the great tenor Ben Webster (along with a top-notch rhythm section that includes bassist Milt Hinton), this was a much better swing orchestra than it is generally rated in jazz history books.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517055422
catalogNumber: 554

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cab Calloway & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Cab Calloway   Vocals
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Multi Instruments
William Thornton Blue   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Arville Harris   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Milt Hinton   String Bass
Claude Jones   Trombone
Leroy Maxey   Drums
Morgan   String Bass
Benny Payne   Piano,Cello,Vocals
Irving "Mouse" Randolph   Trumpet
Edwin Swayzee   Trumpet
Priest Wheeler   Trombone
Morris White   Guitar
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Harry White   Trombone
Walter "Foots" Thomas   Tenor Saxophone,Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Cab Calloway   Director
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Leon René   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Benny Davis   Composer
Otis Rene   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Ben Ellison   Composer

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