Cab CALLOWAY & His Orch. - Who's The Swinginest Man In Town?

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Calloway was no ordinary band-leader who stood in front beating time for his men. He danced around the stage, hair flopping wildly, conducting with an absurdly long baton, almost shouting his vocals.In 1934 the band came to Europe and created a sensation in London and Manchester. In fact, this flamboyant bandleader - no, entertainer - was a sensation wherever he played. They appeared in several movies, notably "The Big Broadcast", "The Singing Kid" with Al Jolson, "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round", "Stormy Weather" and "Sensations of 1945". Broadway also played host to the effervescent charms of Calloway when a new production of Gershwin’s "Porgy And Bess" opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre in March 1953.In 1967 he played opposite Pearl Bailey in the all-black version of "Hello Dolly" which ran for just over three years. He also starred in the ANTA production of "Bubbling Brown Sugar" in 1976 and in "Eubie" at the Ambassador Theatre in 1978 for a year’s run. He came to England for the BBC documentary "The Cotton Club Comes To The Ritz" on TV, then toured America with "The Cotton Club Revisited". His appearance in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers", essentially playing himself as a colourful band-leader, brought him to the attention of a new, younger audience.

Track Listing

1. KICKIN' THE GONG AROUND
2. MINNIE THE MOOCHER
3. YOU RASCAL, YOU
4. TRICKERATION
5. AW YOU DAWG
6. HOT TODDY
7. I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
8. WAH-DEE-DAH
9. BEALE STREET MAMA
10. THE SCAT SONG
11. JITTERBUG
12. HOTCHA RAZZ-MA-TAZZ
13. CHINESE RHYTHM
14. AVALON
15. KEEP THAT HI-DE-HI IN YOUR SOUL
16. NAGASAKI
17. WHO'S THE SWINGINEST MAN IN TOWN / SAVE ME SISTER w. Al Jolson
18. THAT MAN IS HERE AGAIN
19. MISTER PAGANINI, SWING FOR MINNIE
20. A CHICKEN AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A BIRD
21. GEECHY JOE
22. THE JUMPIN' JIVE

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
01/01/2002
UPC Bar Code No
604988258820