Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jumpin' Jive

More from Stormy Weather. This time Cab Calloway. The racial issues in this clip would warrant a long undergraduate essay or possible a final year assignment.

Most of you will know Cab Calloway from Minnie The Moocher in The Blues Brothers. Some of you may know this song from the Joe Jackson cover from the 1980s.



Blogger Agellius said...

I guess they made him cut his hair for this one, huh?

I lucked out and found an entire album of Cab Calloway 78s a few months back at a thrift store, along with some Ink Spots, which were somewhat damaged unfortunately, but still playable.

Calloway was really something. It's some of the best music you can have as background for a party.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Tune in for some Inkspots this week...

I used Cab as background music at the start of my 40th

8:57 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

(birthday party that is)

8:57 PM  
Blogger Miss Ellen E. said...

Amazing - what agility those hoofers have! Music's not bad either :-)

7:46 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Indeed, very athletic

10:18 PM  

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