Cab Calloway (1907-94) was a pioneering jazz and scat singer who led one of the most popular African-American big bands during the Big Band Era. He was famous for his years at the Cotton Club in Harlem as a charismatic showman. Perhaps his greatest musical hit was “Minnie the Moocher” with its ‘Hi-De-Ho’ refrain. His film roles ranged from appearances in?Stormy Weather?(1943) and?Porgy and Bess?(1953) to?Hello Dolly!?(1967) and?The Blues Brothers?(1980).