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Cab Calloway: The Media And Sense of Cool

Singer, dancer, and bandleader Cab Calloway is often referred to as the “hi-di-hi-di-ho” man. His nonsensical sounds and improvised melodies made him one of the fathers of scat. He was also a commercial success as a performer on stage and in film. In the 1979 movie “The Blues Brothers, ”he donned his trademark white tie and tails to perform “Minnie the Moocher.”

In a time where certain guidelines were expected from musicians, Calloway stood alone with his eccentric stage performances and ostentatious wardrobe. Join Rabbi Neil Blumofe as he opens the curtains and shines the spotlight on the life and music of a musician who taught us the limitless possibilities of performing.  

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