WorldCat Identities

Calloway, Cab 1907-1994

Works: 1,882 works in 2,732 publications in 5 languages and 20,563 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Music  Swing (Music)  Dance orchestra music  Jazz  Juvenile works  Popular music  Rock music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Conductor, Singer, Originator, Composer, Director, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Lyricist, Narrator, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: M1500.G47, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Cab Calloway
The Blues Brothers by John Landis ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down. The movie includes an all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway
The Cincinnati Kid by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and German and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kid thinks he's the best 5-card stud player in town, but The Man has never been beaten. It is therefore inevitable that they go head-on, and what a game it will be: a non-stop, stud poker duel-to-the-death to decide who will be the reigning king of the New Orleans gambling world
Swingin' uptown Renaissance in Harlem ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1920s, African-American literature, art, music, dance, and social commentary flourished in Harlem, in uptown New York City. This cultural movement, which redefined African-American expression, became known as the Harlem Renaissance. Music became the centerpiece that this movement was built around, launching an artistic awakening rather than a social revolt. Featuring commentary from historians and the performers themselves, this program traces the roots of the music, its social impact on society and its eventual acceptance in mainstream culture
W.C. Fields comedy collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You can't cheat an honest man: "W.C. Fields portrays Larson E. Whipsnade, ringmaster of the seedy circus Giganticus. Whipsnade gets nothing but trouble from his performers, and his daughter (Constance Moore) is torn between a wealthy cad and a charming ventriloquist, played by Edgar Bergen"--Container
Jammin' for the jackpot big bands and territory bands of the 1930's ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fabulous swing collection ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blues Brothers original soundtrack recording by Blues Brothers ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are you hep to the jive? by Cab Calloway ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dizzy Gillespie Ken Burns jazz by Dizzy Gillespie ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicky's jazz for kids ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Parents' Choice Silver Honor winner, this CD provides children with a fun and engaging introduction to jazz. Featuring specially selected original recordings by celebrated jazz masters Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Cab Calloway, Nat King C
Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features a complete recording of Porgy and Bess taken from a broadcast of a live recording at the Titania Palast, Berlin on September 21, 1952 which was part of a U.S. State Department sponsored world tour that lasted for more than three years
The Ed Sullivan show featuring the Beatles and various other artists ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the four complete one-hour Ed Sullivan Shows that launched the "British Invasion" of the music industry and introduced the Beatles to America. Includes the original commercials
The 4 complete Ed Sullivan shows starring the Beatles and other artists, including original commercials and more by Beatles ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Beatles stepped onto Sullivan's New York stage on Sunday, February 9, 1964 to make their American TV debut, 86 percent of all TVs on at that hour tuned in. The Beatles appeared on the Sullivan show four times and presented here are those uncut shows, including not only all of the other performances, but also all of the original commercials. Newly remastered also includes an interview between Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, additional footage, and more
The best of jazz & blues ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique." -- Container
Jumpin' & jivin' ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short films from the 1940s and 1950s offering a rare opportunity to see as well as hear jazz legends
That's Black entertainment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 1 covers the history of Black filmmaking from its earliest days through the twenties, focusing on the movies that were made and the production companies that produced them and includes three short films. Vol. 2 compiles a vintage video collection of three-minute music videos called "soundies" that were originally screened on a visual jukebox called Panorams during the 1940s
Hi de ho by Cab Calloway ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big band sensation Cab Calloway (portraying himself) becomes the interest of two womens' desires - his steady girlfriend Minnie (Jeni Le Gon) and his manager Nettie (Ida James). Jealous of Nettie's maneuvers, Minnie hires a rival clubowner to do away with Cab. Minnie later feels guilty and tries to prevent the killing. Instead she gets dusted by the thugs, leaving the door open for Cab to marry Nettie. This musical review features an all black cast
The only big band CD you'll ever need ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cab Calloway best of the big bands by Cab Calloway ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Calloway Cab
Calloway, Cabel 1907-1994
Calloway, Cabell.
Calloway Cabell 1907-1994
Hi-de-ho 1907-1994 Mr
Hi-de-ho, Mr., 1907-1994
Mr. Hi-de-ho 1907-1994