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Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho (1934)

This jazz musical short has a comedy plot about marital infidelity.

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Train Conductor's Wife
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Cab Calloway advises a train conductor to get his wife a radio so she won't step out. But she does anyway, meeting Cab at the Cotton Club. While the husband's away, Cab visits the wife at home; but there's a surprise in store for all concerned. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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I Love a Parade
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Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Cab Calloway and his orchestra as they leave the apartment
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The Cotton Club
19 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Cab Calloway sings some of his songs with with orchestra in his high-energy 'coke-y' style. Great music. great performance and just a touch of story about infidelity to keep things moving along. A must for any fan of jazz music. "Lady With A Fan" is performed brilliantly.


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