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Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (1935)

Approved | | Short, Music | 24 May 1935 (USA)
Cab Calloway performs two numbers at the Cotton Club, then takes his friends down to Harlem for a jitterbug party.

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This entry in Paramount's "Headliner" series of musical shorts headlines Cab Calloway, His Orchestra and Ethel Moses. THey do some numbers at Harlem's "Cotton Club" and following the show, they go over to a Harlem rendezvous and shimmy at a jitterbug party. Hi-de-Ho! Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Music

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Featured in That's Black Entertainment (1990) See more »

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Jitter Bug
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Music by Irving Mills and Ed Swayze
Lyrics by Cab Calloway
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra
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Singing and dancing
19 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Cab performs a couple of his songs in his wild, seemingly effortless fashion and threatens the camera in this soundie from 1935. Although he seems strangely contained in this short, any chance to see Calloway perform his music should not be missed.


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