The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
Release Date: 03/03/2017
Catalogue No.: BT3141
Record Label: Big3
Format: CD

Cab Calloway was one of the most versatile and charismatic showmen of the 20th Century. He excelled as a bandleader, vocalist, dancer, actor and was an exuberant all-round entertainer, whose show business career spanned over 60 years. Dressed in white, yellow or powder-blue 'Zoot' suits, baggy narrow bottomed trousers, long drape jackets, with a huge wide-brimmed hat and floor-trailing watch chain, he gyrated in front of the band to such good effect that he would probably have achieved as much success if his musicians had been second rate. However, although Cab's orchestra was primarily built around his vocal and comedic talents it featured first-rate soloists throughout its existence, as proven by the 60 swinging performances on this truly hep set. CD 1: Minnie The Moocher / St. Louis Blues / Some Of These Days / Nobody's Sweetheart / St. James Infirmary / Black Rhythm / Six Or Seven Times / You, Rascal, You / Somebody Stole My Gal / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea / Trickeration / Kickin' The Gong Around / The Scat Song / Cabin In The Cotton / Strictly Cullud Affair / Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day / How Come You Do Me Like You Do? / Reefer Man / Hot Toddy / I've Got The World On A String. CD 2: (Hep Hep!) The Jumpin' Jive / Beale Street Mama / The Man From Harlem / I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues / The Lady With The Fan / Harlem Camp Meeting / Zah Zuh Zaz / Long About Midnight / Moonglow / Jitterbug / Chinese Rhythm / Keep That Hi-De-Hi In Your Soul / I Ain't Got Nobody (And There's Nobody Cares For Me) / You're The Cure For What Ails Me / Copper-Colored Gal / The Wedding Of Mr. And Mrs. Swing / Peckin' / Congo / Swing, Swing, Swing / Wake Up And Live. CD 3: The Honeydripper / Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm / Moon At Sea/ She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific / Savage Rhythm / Every Day's A Holiday / Mister Paganini, Swing For Minnie / F.D.R. Jones / Angels With Dirty Faces / The Ghost Of Smokey Joe / Fifteen Minute Intermission / Bye Bye Blues / A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird / Willow Weep For Me / Geechy Joe / Blues In The Night / The Hi-De-Ho Man (That's Me) / The Calloway Boogie / Everybody Eats When They Come To My House / I Beeped When I Shoulda Bopped.

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CAB CALLOWAYTHE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL 3 CD COLLECTION
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