• Cab records his signature song “Minnie the Moocher”, the first musical recording by a black artist to sell 1 million records.
• Cab and his band become among of the first black performers to tour the US South and Europe.
• Cab stars in numerous film productions including Al Jolson’s “The Singing Kid” and Max Fleischer Betty Boop animations.
• Cab popularizes the zoot suit with his performance in “Stormy Weather”, one of the first films to feature an all-black cast.
• Cab publishes the “Hepster’s Dictionary”, the first known literary collection of Harlem slang terminology.
• Cab tours Cuba and experiments with Cuban Jazz and singing in Spanish.
• Cab performs on Broadway, as well as Paris and London, in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” as Sportin’ Life, a character Gershwin originally wrote for Cab in the 1930s.
• Cab tours South America three times with smaller bands.
• Cab stars in the film St. Louis Blues with Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Ruby Dee, and Pearl Bailey.
• Cab returns to Broadway in the all-black revue of “Hello Dolly"
• Cab performs on the Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, vocalist Chris Calloway.
• Cab performs as the halftime show for the Harlem Globetrotters.
• Cab gives a lesson on Jive and counts with The Count on Sesame Street.
• Cab co-writes his autobiography “Of Minnie the Moocher and Me”.
• Cab performs at Nice, Newport and North Sea jazz festivals.
• Cab stars in the cult classic film “The Blues Brothers”.
• Cab appears in Janet Jackson’s “Alright” video wearing a classic yellow zoot suit.
• Cab continues to tour the US and Europe.
PrincePrince with the spin moves and splits, yeah man!
BrunoBruno has that solid footwork!
ElvisElvis gammin' in the groove.
Justin TJustin knew how to swing the crowd!
TravisTravis muggin’ lightly in sharp drapes, mellow Jack!
JadenJaden glides in the icon tradition
QOSTAQueens of the Stone Age togged to the bricks!
Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide administration agreement with the estate of Cab Calloway, the pioneering jazz vocalist, songwriter, entertainer,
Cab Calloway’s personal film in Haiti featured in Smithsonian’s NMAAHC Great Migration Home Movie Project .
Bacharach, Band and Calloway receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy
Cab Calloway’s music helps clear the fog of dementia in Sundance award winning documentary “Alive Inside”
Animated character King Dice from “Cuphead” heavily based on Cab Calloway
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