Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway was a jazz singer and band leader who also acted in some movies and tv shows. His most famous song was "Minnie the Moocher" which he recorded in 1931, and several more times over the years. One of the lines he repeated in the song was 'hi-de-ho' and he eventually became known as 'The Hi-De-Ho Man'.

In 1982 I sent Mr. Calloway this photo, to his residence in White Plains, New York, and he signed and returned it within two weeks.

Here he is singing "Minnie the Moocher" in a vintage movie short.

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