CAB CALLOWAY HI DE HI DE HO 180g LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the November 2010 Issue of Stereophile! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
In that wistful, screwball age that was the Thirties, one man, practically
single-handed, launched an era of musical nonsense that had the whole nation
humming bits of rhythmic fol-de-rol.
It was Cab Calloway, the 'Hi-De-Ho man' in cream colored tails who gyrated to
the point of actually flying while leading his band, and who sang slightly
insane ditties (as well as the leading hit songs of the day) in a remarkably
rich and resonant baritone. The Cab was one of that group of leaders of the
1930’s who, although playing no musical instrument, collected a fine band and a
completely personal style.
In this album, Cab has freshly recorded a dozen of his biggest hits of former
years, taking full advantage of the most modern high fidelity recording
techniques. In so many ways Cab symbolized that whole era of “The Jumpin’ Jive”
when people needed something to »make you nine feet tall when you’re four feet
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Audiophile Re-mastering
Cab Calloway, vocals
1. The Hi De Ho Man (That's Me)
2. I'll Be Around
4. It Ain't Necessarily So
5. Kickin' the Gong Around
6. You Rascal You
7. Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)
8. I See a Million People (But All I Can See Is You)
9. St. James Infirmary
10. Stormy Weather
11. The Jumpin' Jive
Recorded in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City.