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Hi-de-hoThe Life of Cab Calloway$
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Alyn Shipton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141535

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.001.0001

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Zaz Zuh Zaz 1933–1934

Zaz Zuh Zaz 1933–1934

(p.74) Chapter 5 Zaz Zuh Zaz 1933–1934

Alyn Shipton

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the career of Cabell Calloway after he transferred to a new record company, Victor. Victor was the leading jazz record company of 1933. Calloway's arrival on the label is an example of significant product positioning by Irving Mills who intended to consolidate Calloway's credentials as a bona fide jazz musician, and not merely a novelty singer. Victor's engineers produced a fuller sound from Calloway's orchestra, and every nuance of his vocal delivery was perfectly caught. Victor released a number of recordings from Calloway's band such as “Harlem Hospitality” and “Harlem Camp Meeting.” The most influential recording Calloway made in his first group of pieces for Victor was “Zaz Zuh Zaz.”

Keywords:   Cabell Calloway, Irving Mills, jazz, Harlem Hospitality, Harlem Camp Meeting, Zaz Zuh Zaz, Victor

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