Cab Calloway Hi De Hi De Ho on 180g Import Vinyl LP
In that wistful age that was the 1930s, one man, practically single-handed, launched an era of musical nonsense that had the whole nation humming bits of rhythmic fol-de-rol. It was Cab Calloway, the 'Hi-De-Ho man' in cream colored tails who gyrated to the point of actually flying while leading his band, and who sang slightly insane ditties (as well as the leading hit songs of the day) in a remarkably rich and resonant baritone. The Cab was one of that group of leaders of the 1930’s who, although playing no musical instrument, collected a fine band and a completely personal style.
In this album, Cab has freshly recorded a dozen of his biggest hits of former years, taking full advantage of the most modern high fidelity recording techniques. In so many ways Cab symbolized that whole era of “The Jumpin’ Jive” when people needed something to make you feel nine feet tall when you were actually four feet five.
Cab Calloway Hi De Hi De Ho Track Listing
1. The Hi De Ho Man (That's Me)
2. I'll Be Around
4. It Ain't Necessarily So
5. Kickin' the Gong Around
6. You Rascal You
7. Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)
8. I See a Million People (But All I Can See Is You)
9. St. James Infirmary
10. Stormy Weather
11. The Jumpin' Jive