Cab Calloway


Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907 - November 18, 1994) was a celebrated jazz/blues singer and multi-faceted entertainer who became famous beginning in the 1930s. He topped the charts in 1931 with what would become his signature song, "Minnie The Moocher," and his numerous other hits included "Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)" (1941) and "The Honeydripper" (1946). He later appeared and performed in the movie blockbuster, "The Blues Brothers" (1980).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (1942)
  • The Moment I Laid My Eyes On You (1944)
  • Little Child (1956)
  • History Repeats Itself (1966)

Pop charts debut year: 1930

Years active: 1927-1994

Genres: Jazz, blues, swing, big band

Labels: Brunswick, Victor, Variety, Vocalion, Okeh, Columbia, ABC-Paramount, Boom, RCA


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