Life And Times Of Cab Calloway Part Four

Life And Times Of Cab Calloway Part Four

Life And Times Of Cab Calloway Part Four

Life And Times Of Cab Calloway Part Four

You have to honor a man that stayed in the music business for seventy years, so let’s start by reading and listening to that man, in the closing blog of Life And Times Of Cab Calloway Part Four, and then listen to his album.

Honors

* In 1993, the University of Rochesterpresented Calloway with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts

* In 1993, he was presented with the National Medal of Arts

* In 1998, The Cab Calloway Orchestra (directed by Calloway’s grandson C. “CB” Calloway Brooks) was formed to honor his legacy on the national and international levels.

Selected awards and recognitions

Grammy history

Year

Category

Title

Label

Result

Notes

2008

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Honoree

1999

Grammy Hall of Fame Award

“Minnie the Moocher”

Brunswick (1931)

Inducted

Jazz (Single)

Other honors

Year

Category

Title

Result

Notes

1987

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame

Inducted

1967

Best Performances

Outer Critics Circle Awards

Winner

Hello, Dolly Musical

Discography

Charting singles

Release

date

Title

Chart positions

1930

“Saint Louis Blues (song)”

16

1931

“Minnie the Moocher”

1

“Saint James Infirmary”

3

“Nobody’s Sweetheart”

13

“Six or Seven Times”

14

“You Rascal, You”

17

“Kicking the Gong Around”

4

“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

15

“Tickeration”

8

1932

“Cabin in the Cotton”

17

“Strictly Cullud Affair”

11

“Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day”

8

“Reefer Man”

11

“Hot Toddy”

14

“I’ve Got the World on a String”

18

1933

“I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues”

17

1934

“Jitter Bug”

20

“Moon Glow”

7

“Chinese Rhythm”

7

1935

“Keep That Hi-De-Hi in Your Soul”

20

1936

“You’re the Cure for What Ails Me”

20

“Copper Colored Gal”

13

1937

“Wake up and Live”

17

“Congo”

17

“Peckin'”

18

“She’s Tall, She’s Tan, She’s Terrific”

17

“Moon at Sea”

19

“Mama, I want to Make Rhythm”

20

1938

“Every Day’s a Holiday”

18

“Mister Toscanini, Swing for Minnie”

19

“F.D.R. Jones”

14

“Angels With Dirty Faces”

3

1939

“The Ghost of Smokey Joe”

13

“(Hep Hep!) The Jumping Jive”

2

1940

“Fifteen Minute Intermission”

23

1941

“Bye Bye Blues”

24

“Geechee Joe”

23

“I See a Million People”

23

1942

“Blues in the Night”

8

1943

“Ogeechee River Lullaby”

18

1944

“The Moment I Laid My Eyes on You”

28

1945

“Let’s Take the Long Way Home”

28

1946

“The Honeydripper”

3

(R&B)

1948

“The Calloway Boogie”

13

(R&B)

Stage appearances

* Porgy and Bess (1953)

* Hello, Dolly! (replacement in 1967)

* The Pajama Game (1973)

* Bubbling Brown Sugar (1976)

* Uptown…It’s Hot! (1986)

Filmography

Features

* The Big Broadcast (1932) – Himself

* International House (1933) – Cab Calloway

* The Singing Kid (1936) – Cotton Club Band Leader

* Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) – Cotton Club Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

* Stormy Weather (1943) – Himself

* Sensations of 1945 (1944) – Himself

* Ebony Parade (1947) – Herself (archive footage)

* Hi De Ho (1947) – Cab Calloway

* Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)

* St. Louis Blues (1958) – Blade

* Schlager-Raketen (1960) – Sänger / Himself

* The Cincinnati Kid (1965) – Yeller

* The Blues Brothers (1980) – Curtis

Short subjects

* Minnie the Moocher (1932) – Himself – Bandleader (uncredited)

* Snow-White (1933) – Koko the Clown (voice, uncredited)

* The Old Man of the Mountain (1933) – Cab Calloway & Old Man

* Betty Boop’s Rise to Fame (1934) – Old Man (voice, uncredited)

* Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho (1934) – Himself

* Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (1935) – Himself

* Hi De Ho (1937) – Himself

* Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

* Meet the Maestros (1938) – Band Leader, ZaZuZaz number

* Caldonia (1945) – Himself

* Basin Street Revue (1956) – Himself

 

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