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    Cab Calloway Minnie the Moocher

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    Minnie The Moocher Calloway Cab 1978

    Cab Calloway in 1978 in Toronto performs at one of Peter Appleyard's jazz shows backed up by a good studio band
    In 1931, he recorded his most famous song, Minnie the Moocher.
    Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907--November 18, 1994) was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. 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 the late 1940s. Calloway's Orchestra featured performers that included trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform right up until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.