Young Cab Calloway's mother is concerned, because Cab spends his days listening to the radio, pretending to lead a miniature orchestra. A deacon passing by the apartment hears him singing ... See full summary »

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Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra ...
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Young Cab Calloway's mother is concerned, because Cab spends his days listening to the radio, pretending to lead a miniature orchestra. A deacon passing by the apartment hears him singing and advises him go to his wife's gypsy tea room. As she reads the tea leaves, she sees situations which lead to Cab and his orchestra performing musical numbers. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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20 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1936-1937 season) #10: Hi De Ho  »

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Vitaphone production reel #2078. See more »

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Cab Calloway: [singing] Hi de hi de hi de hi!
Cab Calloway's Orchestra, Themselves: Hi de hi de hi de hi!
Cab Calloway: Wo-Woooo-Ooo-Ooo!
Cab Calloway's Orchestra, Themselves: Wo-Woooo-Ooo-Ooo!
Cab Calloway: Now Brother Jones lived in sin, He just couldn't stop drinking his gin, He heeded my miracle plan. Now he brings his gin to me, And I get drunk instead, you see, I'm the hi-de-ho miracle man!
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Featured in Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975) See more »

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Some of These Days
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Written by Shelton Brooks
Performed by Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra (with 'scat' singing by Cab Calloway)
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Mr Hi De Ho's problem.
30 April 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Pretty grand showcase for Mr. Hi DE Ho himself, Cab Calloway. While I LOVE Cab Calloway, I'm really surprised they cast him in a role that is so DARK, he regularly beats up his girlfriend, plays seedy clubs, and soon, has hits on his life set up by his vengeful girlfriend! Fortunately, his professional life is on the upswing, with his agent getting him out of seedy clubs and into the bigtime. Soon, after the hit on his life fails, (and his nasty girl is out of the way) his agent takes over and soon Cab is the hit of the world! Wait! That's not the end of the movie! Then there's almost a mini-concert with Cab and pals shaking the joint all over! Cab does a good job acting here (but needs lip synching lessons (but then again, I can imagine ANYONE, Cab included of trying to keep up with one!) and Jeni Le Gon, well, I'll say it now, I live close to her, she's still alive, she's around 82 years of age, a real wonder. So it was a treat to see her so young in her career. I can hardly wait to run into her again to ask her about it!


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