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To have been a muppet in that nightclub…

By Michelle Rafferty


What made Louis Armstrong embarrassed? Why was Cab Calloway on Sesame Street? To learn a little more about these two legends check out the podcast below with BBC Producer Alyn Shipton and the talented interviewer Annie Shipton (yes, that would be Alyn’s daughter).

Happy JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month)!


More Sesame Street…Cab teaches us how to jump AND jive:


To read up on Cab Calloway check out Alyn Shipton’s biography Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway. And for cool footage from Gail Levin’s new documentary Cab Calloway: Sketches go here!

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