Cab Calloway

Swing music, Musical Artist

1907 – 1994

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Who was Cab Calloway?

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an African-American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer.

Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African-American big bands from the start of the 1930s through to the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.

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Born
Dec 25, 1907
Rochester
Also known as
  • Calloway Cab
  • Cabell Calloway III
  • Calloway, Cab
  • Cab Calloway and His Band
  • The "King of Hi-De-Ho"
  • Cabell "Cab" Calloway III
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lincoln University
  • Frederick Douglass Senior High School
Lived in
  • Baltimore
  • Rochester
Died
Nov 18, 1994
Hockessin
Resting place
Ferncliff Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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