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Kickin' The Gong Around
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra
From film: "The Big Broadcast," 1932
This is a scene from 1932 comedy “The Big Broadcast” which starred Big Crosby as a live radio singer. It featured this set piece by Cab Calloway.
Calloway would become world-famous for his scat-singing abilities. His band was perhaps the most popular of the black big bands through the '30s and '40s. His regularly collaborated with Jazz on the Tube regulars such as saxophonist Ben Webster and trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie.
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