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Posts tagged ‘Cab Calloway’

Reefer Man

“Reefer Man,” as far as I can tell, is a Cab Calloway original composition. Unfortunately there’s not much information on the song out there. This particular video is from the 1933 film “International House” Which starred W.C. Fields and Burns and Allen. It’s a pre-code film and I’d totally love to see it some day!

I’ve never smoked weed but I’m glad they made it legal in a couple of states so maybe I’ll get to try it someday. Cannabis is not the point of my post today. The point of my post is 12/21/12, the date I first heard this song.  I’m sure you’ll  remember that 12/21 is also the day we perished in the fiery apocalypse. Up until then life had been going rather well. I worked, parented, played, dated, ate (a lot), watched some movies, went on some trips, and kept up with lots of my lovely forum friends on other social media. Then we all died which was sad. But then Christmas came and everyone turned on lights which totally thwarted the cockroach uprising. Plus I got a really nifty new Kindle. Here’s hoping everyone else out there is also having the merriest End Of Days ever!

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Cab Calloway and The Nicholas Brothers

I wanted to post some Cab Calloway. He’s one of my favorites and we haven’t heard from him yet. The clip is from the 1943 musical “Stormy Weather” and the song is called “Jumpin Jive.” It features my all time favorite tap dancers the Nicholas Brothers.

We are bracing for stormy weather around here. The forecast says 9-12 more inches of snow expected over night. I have decided to give winter my two week notice and then I’m resigning!

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