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us: Calloway, Cab, 1907-1994

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    • us: Calloway, Cabell, 1907-1994
    • us: Hi-de-ho, Mr., 1907-1994
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    • Birth Place

        Rochester (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        Hockessin (Del.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra
    • Organization

        Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Missourians
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  • Sources

    • found: His The new Cab Calloway's hepsters dictionary, 1944.
    • found: Bohländer, C. Reclams Jazzführer (Calloway, Cab (Cabell), b. 1907)
    • found: Bio. dic. of Afro-Amer. & Afr. musicians, 1982 (Calloway, Cabell ("Cab"); b. 12/25/07)
    • found: Washington post, 11/20/94: p. B5 (Cab Calloway; "Mr. Hi-de-ho"; singer, dancer, big-band leader; d. Nov. 18, 1994; model for char. Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess; appeared in many films)
    • found: A history of jazz [SR] 1961: container (Cab Calloway Quartet)
    • found: Grove music online, Mar. 10, 2006: Jazz (Calloway, Cab(ell, III); b. Dec. 25, 1907, Rochester, NY, d. Nov. 18, 1994, Hockessin, DE; American singer and bandleader)
    • found: Baker's biog. dict. (American singer, band leader and songwriter)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 9, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Calloway, Cab; Cabell Calloway III; bandleader, jazz musician, singer; born 25 December 1907 in Rochester, New York, United States; performed with Johnny Jones's Arabian Tent Orchestra; played with Carroll Dickerson Orchestra (1928); leader of the Missourians (1930s-1940s); hosted a radio show Cab Calloway Quizzicale (1942); published Professor Cab Calloway's Swingformation Bureau and New Cab Calloway's Hepsters Dictionary: Language of Jive (1944); started in George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on Broadway, in London and Paris (1950); played in The Blues Brothers (1980); appeared on Janet Jackson's music video "Alright", which won the Soul Train award (1990); awarded National Medal of the Arts (1993); died 18 November 1994 in Hockessin, Delaware, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML410.C265
  • Change Notes

    • 1982-03-23: new
    • 2015-05-13: revised
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