Cab Calloway / Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

1938-1939

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The seventh of the Classics label's 12 Cab Calloway CDs traces his progress during an 11-month period through 24 recordings. The band's main soloists at the time included trumpeters Shad Collins and Irving Randolph, trombonists Claude Jones and Keg Johnson and especially tenor great Chu Berry (the band gets four instrumentals on this set). Singer June Richmond has a couple of vocals but obviously Cab Calloway is the main reason that the orchestra was working so steadily. With such songs as "Shout Shout, Shout," "Do You Wanna Jump Children" and "F.D.R. Jones" among the more memorable tracks, this CD (along with the others in the valuable series) is well worth picking up.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:53
2
3:01
3 2:52
4
2:32
5
2:52
6
2:24
7
3:03
8
2:39
9
2:27
10
2:37
11
2:52
12 3:01
13
2:25
14
2:59
15
2:38
16
2:38
17
2:23
18
3:01
19
2:12
20
2:59
21
2:26
22
2:32
23
2:27
24
2:44
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