Cab Calloway

This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Cab Calloway was the hip cat of the Big Band Era, leading a swinging orchestra and charting hit recordings. His flamboyant stage personality landed Cab acting roles on Broadway and in the movies (the Blues Brothers and the Cincinnati Kid among others). And his musical knowledge and ability to foster the talent in others opened the doors for such Jazz greats as Chu Berry, Doc Cheatham, Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie and Jonah Jones.

Interview Date:
March 22, 1993
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1907
Deceased Date:
November 18, 1994
Job Title:
Band Leader, Vocalist

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