The Hi De Ho Man

Of Minnie the Moocher and Me book coverKick your ground grippers to the Swingformation Bureau, where the hi-fi loud-outs the killer-diller calls of Cab Calloway. Cab Calloway beat the floors with the best of them, playing at the Cotton Club when Duke Ellington’s Orchestra toured out of town. You might know Mr. Calloway for the song “Minnie the Moocher” or perhaps you heard the torrid tale of Calloway and Dizzy Gillespie brawling and Cab ending up with a knife in the leg. If you haven’t heard, edify your ears with Are You Hep to the Jive?, a collection of Cab Calloway’s hottest riffs. Then for the rest of the story, lay a hand on Calloway’s autobiography, Of Minnie the Moocher and Me.