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“Hey Now, Hey now” by Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway was born in 1907 in New York and became involved with music at a very young age. When he was 39, “Hey Now, Hey Now” was released by him and his Orchestra; most commonly known as “Cab Calloway and His Orchestra”. In 1930, during prohibition, they were asked to stand in place of Duke Ellington at the New York City nightclub called the “Cotton Club” This Harlem based orchestra would play and make themselves a household name here. Performing at the “Cotton Club”, until it closed in 1940, made them one of the most well known jazz bands in America. In 1940, the orchestra toured all of America. Cab Calloway was also successful in the TV world. He was in well known movies throughout his career such as Manhattan Merry Go Round, Sensations Of 1945, St. Louis Blues, and many more.

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