Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

Early Big Band Era: A Rambling Look

Episode 4

Episode date - July 29, 2011

How Music Changed

    In this show we take one more rambling look at some of the most interesting music from the pre-big band era of 1928-1935.

    I say ‘rambling’ because it is well nigh impossible to arrange these songs in a strict chronological order without making it even more confusing that it already is! Players switched units with regularity, and units changed names constantly, so a linear and unified story is elusive at best, but the music is the point of this series, so here are the songs and artists covered in this program;

    The Boy in the Boat – Charlie Johnson

    Hello Lola – Pee Wee Russell

    I’m Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee – Eddie Condon’s Hot Shots

    Heebie Jeebies – Mills Blue Rhythm Band

    Ozark Mountain Blues – The Missourians

    6) Jitterbug - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

    7) The Man from Harlem - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

    Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

    Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

    The Reefer Man - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

    King Porter Stomp – Teddy Hill & his NBC Orchestra

    Limehouse Blues – Wingy Manone

    Tar Paper Stomp – Wingy Manone

    Channel 16 - Early Big Bands