Cab Calloway

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Cab Calloway

Post by Kitty » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:00 am

I love listening to Cab Calloway. Have you heard of him? He was a smooth, wild guy. One of my favorite things about him is his songs that mention Minnie the Moocher. Yes, there were more than one! The three I know about are Minnie the Moocher, Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day, and Kickin' the Gong Around. His older sister, Blanche Calloway, was also a singer. She mentions Minnie in that song, too!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mq4UT4VnbE
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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by Kitty » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:44 am

This was shared by Donnie, and I thought it was fantastic, so I'm sharing it here. Something about Cab just melts my heart like butter!

He originally said: Yeah, Cab is fantastic. He also recorded "Blues in the Night," a song many of us have probably heard in old Warner Brothers cartoons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90qMNhWsCHs
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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:04 pm

Nice to see him singing it in The Blues Brother movie.

https://youtu.be/u7ogK_unbqM
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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:47 pm

I just saw that last month. I don't know why I didn't know that all those stars were in it. If I had known, I'd have watched it a long time ago! It was thrilling to hear all that music. I still have yet to see Blues Brothers 2000.
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:27 pm

I love this song---extremely of it's era, and will stay there. I've never heard a song like this: I have heard this song many times but just today realized what he was saying. Here are the lyrics.
https://genius.com/Cab-calloway-yaller-lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeXKZhOGCe0
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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by donnie » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:56 pm

That's a most unusual song—Cab Calloway was really a creative genius. Thanks for posting the link to the lyrics, as some of the words got past me.

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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:04 pm

No problem! :)
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Cab Calloway

Post by Kitty » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:00 pm

"Yeah, man!" I heard somebody say, "It's Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day!!"
I really like this song.
https://youtu.be/GMgxiehL60o
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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