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Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

 
 
Author
Alyn Shipton.
Publisher Oxford  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.1 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780199931743
Pages/Publication Date 283/2010
Daedalus Item Code 43591
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Clad in white tie and tails, dancing and scatting his way through the "Hi-de-ho" chorus of "Minnie the Moocher," Cab Calloway exuded a warm charm and sophistication that endeared him to fans. Alyn Shipton—double bassist, author of A New History of Jazz, biographer of Dizzy Gillespie, and jazz critic for London's Times—sheds new light on Calloway's life and career, from obscure Baltimore nightclubs to his replacement of Duke Ellington at New York's Cotton Club, and his re-invention as a musical theater star in Porgy and Bess in the 1950s. With first-hand accounts from Calloway's family, friends, and fellow musicians, Shipton underscores the significance of Calloway as an innovative force in jazz singing.

"If you think Cab Calloway was just a show-off chanting 'Hi De Ho' and shaking his hair, think again. Thanks to Alyn Shipton, we now have an entirely new and convincing portrait of the singer/bandleader/actor. Thoroughly researched and engaging, Shipton's book has enlightened us with the complete story of this important artist."—Krin Gabbard

"Shipton presents in admirable detail Calloway's professional apex as Cotton Club headliner and leader of the foremost big band in the United States and reveals him as a superior artistic tactician. He also offers critical reconsiderations of Calloway's vocal and instrumental recordings, making a strong case for his inclusion as a musical innovator in the class of Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington."—Library Journal

 
 
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