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Porgy 1949–1970

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the part played by Cab Calloway in the revival of Porgy and Bess. The depression that had enveloped Cab since he laid off his big band began to lift as he threw himself into ... More


The Hi-De-Ho Man 1971–1994

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes Cab Calloway's solo career from 1974 until 1978. In the 1970s, he joined forces with Anita O'Day, Ray Eberle's orchestra, and a jazz group led by Ray McKinley at Pasadena Civic ... More


“Get Happy, All You Sinners”

Vaughn A. Booker

in Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479892327
eISBN:
9781479801831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892327.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Cab Calloway’s articulation and portrait of irreverence as a distinctive mode of religious skepticism in African American religious history through his music and his 1976 ... More


Chuberry Jam 1937–1939

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes changes that befell the Cotton Club Dance Orchestra as a result of the actions of Chu Berry. Berry was a tenor saxophonist who made some of his finest records in Cab Calloway's ... More


Dizzy Atmosphere 1939–1941

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the life of Dizzy Gillespie, the trumpeter of Cotton Club Dance Orchestra. Gillespie's entry into the trumpet section did not fit into the framework that Cab Calloway had ... More


Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Alyn Shipton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book sheds new light on Cab Calloway's life and career, explaining how he traversed racial and social boundaries to become one of the country's most beloved entertainers. Drawing on first-hand ... More


The Humor of Jazz

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The virtual absence of critical attention to jazz humor is striking—especially for a music that delights in improvisation, unexpected turns of phrase, and rhythmic play. This chapter examines how ... More


The High Season on Television

Todd Decker

in Who Should Sing Ol' Man River?: The Lives of an American Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199389186
eISBN:
9780199389223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389186.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

“Ol’ Man River” was frequently heard on television during the height of the civil rights era—from roughly 1957 to the end of the 1960s. This chapter considers eleven televised versions performed by ... More


Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Vaughn A. Booker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479892327
eISBN:
9781479801831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892327.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the twentieth century, jazz professionals became race representatives who also played an important part in shaping the religious landscape of twentieth-century African American Protestantism. They ... More


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