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
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Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party was another entertaining musical short
After performing two numbers in the Cotton Club-the first one with nothing but gibberish, Cab takes some friends to the title party where he sings one more number, "The Call of the Jitterbug" before it's called a reel...The announcer is the only white guy I saw here so this is obviously a major studio production (Paramount). Since there's no contrived plot and just Cab calling to his friends at a table is the only dialogue here, this was another entertaining musical short that appeared on the DVD from Kino Video called "Hollywood Rhythm Vol. 1: The Best of Jazz and Blues". It's nice to know so many of the Hi-De-Ho man's early music performances have been preserved for posterity.
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