Season 26, Episode 2 Cab Calloway: Sketches

First Aired: February 27, 2012

"Cab Calloway: Sketches" recalls the "Hi De Ho Man" (1907-94), a singer, dancer and bandleader who led one of the top black big bands of the 1930s and '40s. He introduced himself to a new generation of fans with a turn in "The Blues Brothers" in 1980. The profile includes archival footage; an animated Calloway dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Matthew Rushing; and comments from Calloway family members, the Blues Brothers band, and jazz critics Stanley Crouch and Gary Giddins.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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