A Dab of Cab
Me as Cab Calloway in The Cotton Club (1984)
I often look back on The Supper Club as being one of my most satisfying experiences. To be headlining a big band swing show was a dream come true for me. Down south I use to listen to my uncle’s music, which basically were big band recordings: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, and Cab Calloway, who was my favorite! And when television came a part of the household in New York, there was no stopping us from gathering around the set to see Cab when he was on one of the variety shows. What joy he had when he performed. And that energy was what I wanted to emulate with my performances. But Alas, there can be only one Cab!
Thanks for the memories
I always loved those pictures of my uncles and their friends from the ’40’s, so when I got a chance to do a shoot dealing with that era I jumped at the opportunity. I wanted the shots to look like they were taken with a Kodak Brownie at Coney Island somewhere.