Happy Birthday to jazz icon Cab Calloway, who would be turning 103 this Saturday, December 25th! To celebrate, Michelle explores Cab’s legend and the Jazz Age – alive and well in New York City (and on a new hit HBO show). We promise, even if you’ve never heard of Cab, you won’t want to miss this episode.
Featured in this podcast:
- Alyn Shipton, jazz critic and BBC producer, author of Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway
- Vince Giordano of Boardwalk Empire, live at Sofia’s Restaurant in New York City
- The Ben Daniels Band
Headline image credit: Portrait of Cab Calloway, Columbia studio, New York, N.Y., ca. Mar. 1947. Photo by William P. Gottlieb. Library of Congress.