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Old 09-06-03, 12:56 AM
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Any "experts" on swing/jazz or Cab Calloway here?

I have big question as to just what year this song is that I just found on the net was recorded or something, so I know what album to pick up. The song is Minnie the Moocher, but I don't know what album this certain version would be on.

If you could help me, post here or IM me on AIM using Downhome00, thanks a lot.
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Old 09-07-03, 09:09 PM
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I take it as no, lol. Thanks anyway guys.
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Old 09-07-03, 09:13 PM
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Calloway recorded that song several times, including for the Bettie Boop cartoon by the same name and The Blues Brothers soundtrack. It can be found on any of his "Best of" albums, but there are several versions...so it would be hard to know which one you had without comparing.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Calloway recorded that song several times, including for the Bettie Boop cartoon by the same name and The Blues Brothers soundtrack. It can be found on any of his "Best of" albums, but there are several versions...so it would be hard to know which one you had without comparing.
The one I have, I don't even think it's by Cab. This one sounds as if it wasn't recorded too many years ago, ie, I don't think it's from the 30's or whenever it was first recorded.

I think this is a cover, but I don't know by who, lol.
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Is there an audible audience track? It could be from The Blues Brothers soundtrack.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Is there an audible audience track? It could be from The Blues Brothers soundtrack.
Nope, it isn't that one.

Whoever this is, I also have him singing "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", and it's of the exact same quality, etc... So I assume it's possibly off of the same album.
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Old 09-10-03, 12:41 AM
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Anyone else out there care to help me out here?
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Old 09-10-03, 07:39 AM
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Possible to post like a 10-minute clip? Cab's got a very very unique voice so you'd be able to tell quickly if it was him or not. I highly doubt it is ODB (who redid the song).

More than likely it's the recording where the audience is helping out (and completely breaks down after trying to mimic his skat). This, I believe, is the most famous rendition of his song, so more than likely if you bought a CD it would have that live cut on it.

Mind you, AMG lists about 100 releases with that song on it...
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