The jazz singer Cab Calloway died at the age of 86. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Jazz bandleader and singer who sang “Minnie the Moocher” and “St. James Infirmary Blues” and lead and performed with one of the best big bands.
He married Wenonah Betty Conacher in 1928; after their divorce in 1949, he remarried Zulme Nuffie MacNeal in 1953.
“Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.” (Cab Calloway)
“90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.” (Cab Calloway)
“At times as a performer they segregated us in some of theatres.” (Cab Calloway)
“We didn’t have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.” (Cab Calloway)
“We usually never got out of there before four or five o’clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.” (Cab Calloway)