History Music / CabCalloway

4th Mar '18 2:22:45 AM jamespolk
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** One of the rooster caricatures in the ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' cartoon "Swooner Crooner" is a black rooster resembling Calloway, who sings "Minnie the Moocher" with a "HI-DE-HIIIIIIIII!"

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** One of the rooster caricatures in the ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' cartoon "Swooner Crooner" "WesternAnimation/SwoonerCrooner" is a black rooster resembling Calloway, who sings "Minnie the Moocher" with a "HI-DE-HIIIIIIIII!"
6th Dec '17 9:15:37 PM Angeldeb82
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** Except for [[Film/{{Airplane}} Barbara Billingsly, of course.]]

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** Except for [[Film/{{Airplane}} Barbara Billingsly, of course.]]course]].



* OpiumDen: Many of his songs take place here. Smokey Joe often takes Minnie the Moocher to an opium den in Chinatown to [[UnusualEuphemism kick the gong around.]]

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* OpiumDen: Many of his songs take place here. Smokey Joe often takes Minnie the Moocher to an opium den in Chinatown to [[UnusualEuphemism kick the gong around.]]around]].



* ScatSinging: Cab Calloway was famous for this. He later admitted that when he first began singing 'scat' it was because he'd forgotten the words to a song, but after it went over well with his audience he began to purposely write it into his songs.

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* ScatSinging: {{Scatting}}: Cab Calloway was famous for this. He later admitted that when he first began singing 'scat' it was because he'd forgotten the words to a song, but after it went over well with his audience he began to purposely write it into his songs.



** One of the rooster caricatures in the ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' cartoon "Swooner Crooner" is a black rooster resembling Calloway, who sings "Minnie the Moocher" with a "HI-DE-HIIIIIIIII!"



** King Dice from ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' also took strong inspiration from Calloway, down to the "hi-de-ho" catchphrase and [[spoiler:his hands in his bossfight mimicking Calloway's dance moves.]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/8fc656635b81144635d9e15382e3d6dd/tumblr_oy9du6ugoH1w3xoouo1_500.png Confirmed by the creators.]]

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** King Dice from ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' also took strong inspiration from Calloway, down to the "hi-de-ho" catchphrase and [[spoiler:his hands in his bossfight mimicking Calloway's dance moves.]] moves]]. [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/8fc656635b81144635d9e15382e3d6dd/tumblr_oy9du6ugoH1w3xoouo1_500.png Confirmed by the creators.]]
6th Dec '17 9:01:35 PM Angeldeb82
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Cabell "Cab" Calloway III ([[AwayInAManger December 25]], 1907 November 18, 1994) was an American {{Jazz}} singer and bandleader. His band, originally called The Missourians, was one of the most popular African-American big bands of the [[TheThirties 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]]. Calloway's band featured trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.

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Cabell "Cab" Calloway III ([[AwayInAManger December 25]], 1907 November 18, 1994) was an American {{Jazz}} singer and bandleader. His band, originally called The Missourians, was one of the most popular African-American big bands of the [[TheThirties [[TheGreatDepression 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]]. Calloway's band featured trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.



Modern audiences probably know him best for his performance of ''Minnie the Moocher'', his most popular song, in the 1980 movie ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. In his prime he was best known for performing at The Cotton Club in Harlem during [[TheThirties the 1930's.]] He was among the first African-American celebrities in an age when performers in blackface were still the norm, breaking new barriers and paving the way for nearly every black performer to come.

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Modern audiences probably know him best for his performance of ''Minnie the Moocher'', his most popular song, in the 1980 movie ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. In his prime he was best known for performing at The Cotton Club in Harlem during [[TheThirties [[TheGreatDepression the 1930's.]] 1930's]]. He was among the first African-American celebrities in an age when performers in blackface were still the norm, breaking new barriers and paving the way for nearly every black performer to come.
29th Nov '17 2:41:22 PM WWRU
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** King Dice from ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' also took strong inspiration from Calloway, down to the "hi-de-ho" catchphrase and [[spoiler:his hands in his bossfight mimicking Calloway's dance moves.]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/8fc656635b81144635d9e15382e3d6dd/tumblr_oy9du6ugoH1w3xoouo1_500.png Confirmed by the creators.]]

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** King Dice from ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' also took strong inspiration from Calloway, down to the "hi-de-ho" catchphrase and [[spoiler:his hands in his bossfight mimicking Calloway's dance moves.]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/8fc656635b81144635d9e15382e3d6dd/tumblr_oy9du6ugoH1w3xoouo1_500.png Confirmed by the creators.]]
29th Nov '17 2:41:00 PM WWRU
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** King Dice from ''VideoGame/Cuphead'' also took strong inspiration from Calloway, down to the "hi-de-ho" catchphrase and [[spoiler:his hands in his bossfight mimicking Calloway's dance moves.]] [[https://78.media.tumblr.com/8fc656635b81144635d9e15382e3d6dd/tumblr_oy9du6ugoH1w3xoouo1_500.png Confirmed by the creators.]]
28th Oct '17 5:50:36 PM dlchen145
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Born Cabell Calloway III on [[AwayInAManger 25 December]] 1907 in Rochester, New York, Cab was an American {{Jazz}} singer and bandleader. His band, originally called The Missourians, was one of the most popular African-American big bands of the [[TheThirties 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]]. Calloway's band featured trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.

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Born Cabell "Cab" Calloway III on [[AwayInAManger 25 December]] ([[AwayInAManger December 25]], 1907 in Rochester, New York, Cab November 18, 1994) was an American {{Jazz}} singer and bandleader. His band, originally called The Missourians, was one of the most popular African-American big bands of the [[TheThirties 1930s]] and [[TheForties 1940s]]. Calloway's band featured trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.
24th Sep '17 7:31:02 PM nombretomado
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* {{Rotoscoping}}: His dance moves were used in a few of Max Fleischer's BettyBoop cartoons...including on a [[DerangedAnimation dancing walrus]] in ''WesternAnimation/MinnieTheMoocher''.

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* {{Rotoscoping}}: His dance moves were used in a few of Max Fleischer's BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoons...including on a [[DerangedAnimation dancing walrus]] in ''WesternAnimation/MinnieTheMoocher''.
25th Aug '17 4:06:33 AM ClintEastwood
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* RearrangeTheSong: He recorded a {{disco}} version of [[https://soundcloud.com/macjam/cab-calloway-minnie-the his signature song]] in the mid-70s, which he wanted to perform (but was told just to sing the original version of the song instead) in ''TheBluesBrothers'' in order to promote it.

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* RearrangeTheSong: He recorded a {{disco}} version of [[https://soundcloud.com/macjam/cab-calloway-minnie-the his signature song]] in the mid-70s, which he wanted to perform (but was told just to sing the original version of the song instead) in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' in order to promote it.
25th Aug '17 4:05:19 AM ClintEastwood
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* MotorMouth: He enjoyed occasionally pranking the audience by doing a CallAndResponseSong, then breaking out into rapid fire gibberish. His appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' includes this.

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* MotorMouth: He enjoyed occasionally pranking the audience by doing a CallAndResponseSong, then breaking out into rapid fire gibberish. His appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' includes this.
25th Aug '17 4:04:20 AM ClintEastwood
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* StillGotIt: He continued to perform right up until the last years of his life. His appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' proved he still had it.

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* StillGotIt: He continued to perform right up until the last years of his life. His appearance in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' proved he still had it.
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