“In the age of Prohibition, Cab Calloway was the antithesis of conventional thought. His intoxicating sound and performance was drenched in passion and extravagance. As the leader of one of America’s great jazz orchestras, Calloway fluidly navigated the stage as musical director and comedic showman encapsulating the consummate entertainer. His music was both dynamic and accessible capturing the attention of all. With a manic pace, Calloway was able to make his toe-tapping, dance-worthy rhythms a mainstay in a juxtaposed conservative society. Simply put, he was the life of the party…”
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For The Revivalist.