Cab Calloway

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That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of Hi-De-Ho fame. This year it's his centennial, which has Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy.


This New Years Eve at the Apollo Theater: The Cab Calloway Orchestra performs "Minnie the Moocher" and other favorites led by Cab's grandson, Calloway Brooks.

You can purchase a great Cab Calloway compilation CD (with a Will Friedwald essay in the liner notes), or Calloway's entertaining autobiography from

Don't be unhep! Learn what it means to be "togged to the bricks" with an online selection from Cab Colloway's Hepster's Dictionary.