The Hi-De-Ho Man - Cab Calloway

The Hi-De-Ho Man
Cab Calloway. International Jazz Hall Of Famer. Broadway actor. Professor of Jive, whose dictionaries of African-American slang were the official reference works in the New York Library for decades. Bandleader and King Of Hi-De-Ho - indeed His Hi-De-Highness of Ho-De-Ho - whose immense popularity allowed him to enjoy a six decade recording career, despite the fact that his biggest hits from the 1930s referenced the Harlem drug culture. His signature song "Minnie The Moocher", which first topped the Pop best-seller chart at the height of the jazz age in 1931 and last climbed the R&B chart 47 years later at the height of the disco era, two years before Cab donned his tails to perform the song memorably on screen in "The Blues Brothers". Revived countless times afterwards in films on both the big screen ("The Mask") and small ("Jeeves & Wooster") and ads galore, inspiring Joe Jackson to release a whole LP as a tribute, titled "Jumpin' Jive" after Cab's massive 1939 hit song of the same name.

Cab Calloway who became a hero to millions of British kids in the mid 1980s with his Hula Hoop adverts and is introduced to a new generation of American kids with his appearance in Janet Jackson's "Alright" video in 1989. This compilation, chosen from the best of Cab's 1940s swing era output, includes the powerful 1942 recut of "Minnie" along with his R&B chart hits "The Honeydripper" and "The Calloway Boogie" and covers of big hits like "Shot Gun Boogie", "The Jungle King" and "One For My Baby". Also included is an uber-rare soundtrack recording of "Geechee Joe" from the 1943 blockbuster movie "Stormy Weather". THE must-have collection of His Hi-de-Highness, this is a timely release as a new generation and a total must for all fans of authentic Harlem Swing, and the amazing wordplay of the master… CAB CALLOWAY!!!!
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Minnie The Moocher (1942 Version) / Your Voice / The Hi-De-Ho Man / Everybody Eats When They Come To My House / Foo A Little Bally-Ho / Two Blocks Down, Turn To The Left / Boo Wah! Boo Wah! / One For My Baby / Are You All Reet? / Que Pasa Chica / The Calloway Boogie / Ol' Joe Louis / Frosty Morning / come on with The "Come On" / The Jungle King / The Honeydripper / Roomin' House Boogie / Hey Now! Hey Now! / I Beeped When I Shoulda Bopped / I Want To Rock / Are You Hep To The Jive? / Shot Gun Boogie / A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird / Oh! Gram'pa / San Francisco Fan / Geechie Joe (From "Stormy Weather")
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