10/2/2020 12:33 am  #1

Cab Calloway - Blue Prelude

I always loved Bing's 1930s version of Blue Prelude. It's not widely recorded, but I found this version of it by Cab Calloway from 1961!


Last edited by Lobosco (10/2/2020 12:34 am)


29/2/2020 5:16 am  #2

Re: Cab Calloway - Blue Prelude

Surely that version of 'Blue Prelude' must be more different from Bing's than any other. I wonder when it was recorded with that accompaniment by many strings. I just learned that Calloway's recording of 'History Repeats Itself' made the Australian charts in 1966. From one of the photos, I assume that his orchestra was the resident band at the Cotton Club. After or before Ellington?


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