The heppest cat ever, Cab Calloway singing a post-Thanksgiving Song.
The song was written by Jeanne Burns who I could not find out too much about except that she was once briefly married to Broadway composer Harold Arlen’s younger brother, Jerry. In the thirties she was a big-band singer and also wrote songs for the Cotton Club revues.
Thanks to YouTuber UbiquitousLazar
Cab Calloway opened the other half of the music world to me. I’d seen him in The Blues Brothers and saw a “cut-out” album of some of his big band stuff. From there I moved to jazz and from jazz to blues.
After all these years, I still don’t know a big band leader that tears it up like Calloway…
I have a feeling that his influence on American music is underestimated. I recently ordered a bio of him, and I’m eager to learn more about his life and work.