Cab Calloway is one of my personal heroes as a bandleader, a dancer and a larger than life personality during the Harlem Rennaissance. While Ellington was smooth and Basie was cool, Calloway was flamboyant, antic, and always entertaining. His fame as an African-American artist broke down color barriers and inspired many , many others up until today.
So I am personally so excited that PBS is airing a new documentary "Cab Calloway: Sketches" that premiered nationally yesterday and hopefully will be playing again and again. From the website:
Check your local listings!