3/4. Clarke Peters pays tribute to charismatic showman, jazz band leader, singer, stage and radio star Cab Calloway (1907-1994), whose hi-de-ho scat singing has influenced jazz artists like Fats Waller as well as today's rap acts. His many hits between 1930 and 1945 include
Minnie the Moocher and Hep-Hep (the Jumpin' Jive). This edition recalls the tremendous popularity of the Cab Calloway Orchestra, which boasted musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Ben Webster.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Claire Rutter , baritone Stephen Gadd and euphonium player David Childs , recorded at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
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