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Cab Calloway & Company
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Excellent overview of Cab's work with an intro. to Blanche.
Brenna Lorenz (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Guam | 06/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 2-CD set has exceptionally good liner notes (in French and English), and offers a selection of Cab's material published between 1933 and 1949. We are given alternate takes of several pieces. It covers a range of Cab's styles from serious pieces such as Evenin' (with its beautiful celesta work by Bennie Payne) to more exuberant works such as The Scat Song. We also get several songs from the Minnie the Moocher series. (We personally would not have included Cabin in the Cotton, an appallingly cheesy number, but...oh, well, it was a type.) One feature that makes this CD really stand out is the inclusion of Blanche Calloway's material. We also get some Billy Banks, a Calloway imitator of sorts. Overall, this is a good Calloway sampler!"