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Summary

Cab Calloway (born as Cabell Calloway III in Rochester, New York, US, died in Hockessin, Delaware, US) was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between December 25, 1907 and November 18, 1994. He became 86 years old.

Biography

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American jazz singer, bandleader and actor.

After a childhood in Baltimore, where Colloway learned of Chick Webb, he joined his sister, the later jazz band leader Blanche Calloway on vaudevilleturne with staging "Plantation Days" to Chicago. There, he studied law and taught scat-singing at the Grand Terrace Ballroom by Louis Armstrong (1925), before touring with "The Alabamians" and "The Missourians" brought him to Harlem.

Calloway was very famous for his "C. C. Orchestra "who took over for Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club (1931), at a time when he and Ellington were the first national radio celebrities of African origin. Orchestra members who had a young Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster and Doc Cheatham. The orchestra was disbanded in 1948 but reopened in 1998 and led by his grandson, C. Calloway Brooks.

Calloway was also the voice of Disney cartoons, as well as an actor in films Stormy Weather (1943), Porgy and Bess (1953), Yellen (1965), Hello Dolly! (1967) and Blues Brothers (1980). His very famous Minnie the Mooch (1931), St. James informary blues and the old man of the mountain was initially designed for Betty Boop films.

Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Cab.

Related authors: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster

Source / external links:

http://www.cabcalloway.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cab_Calloway

Famous quotes by Cab Calloway (16)


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"Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club"
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"We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free"
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"My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience"
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"90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness"
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"It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good"
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"Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice"
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"A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage"
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"You don't think it was because a white man wrote it, a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it. What - doesn't make a difference! Doesn't make a difference. I think he did a good job"
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"What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't"
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"I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were"
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"The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That's all. They synchronize very - you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that's a rough job"
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"At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres"
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"We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough"
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"Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any"
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"That's what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago - course, didn't nobody know what Porgy was"
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"He was a silly guy. Out - do the other guy. That was his effort at all times"


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