Was one of
the Swing "Greats" of the swing era. Conducted
his own band and was the main source for making the term
a household name.
His famous "Minnie The Moocher" song
would lead him to fame and fortune when he forgot the words
when performing the song and started add ad-libbing (Scat
singing) Hi-De-Hi-de Ho.
Frequent wearer of the Zoot Suit...
"Heres a clip. of Cab Calloway Singing "Geechee Joe" in in the film Stormy Weather.