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King of Hi-De-Ho: 1934-1947
Cab Calloway
King of Hi-De-Ho: 1934-1947
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Cab Calloway
Title: King of Hi-De-Ho: 1934-1947
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Giants of Jazz (Ita)
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Jive Jazz, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 800488309622, 8004883530960

CD Reviews

Welcome Back, Old Friend!
B. Seigal | La Mesa, CA United States | 10/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up with the original Columbia 2-record set of this album, and although I realize a lot of this stuff is marginal and over-arranged compared to Cab's earlier work, it still holds a special place in my heart. I was thrilled to see this collection back in print. Even without the memories, Cab fans and swing fans in general will love this.
It took almost a month to arrive here from Italy but was worth the wait to hear such great tracks as "Nagasaki" (perhaps Cab's best recorded scat ever), "A Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird" and "San Francisco Fan" again. There's also a few tracks here that weren't released on the original album.
WARNING: The cover painting is extremely cheesy and some butthead jazz snob wrote the liner notes -- which, unbelievably, insult Cab as a novelty act several times -- in ridiculous broken English.
The packaging isn't the important thing though: let the music speak for itself and you'll soon be spazz dancing with joy from these jumpin' sides!"