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Of Minnie the Moocher & Me by Cab Calloway
Of Minnie the Moocher & Me sheds some much-needed light on the life and time swing genius Cab Calloway. Largely anecdotal in nature, the book offers a view of Cab unmatched by any prior work. He adopts a holistic approach in his account, providing fascinating insight into both his public and personal lives. With trademark eloquence, Cab exposes the ardor and candid humility belying the glitz of the swing era, and complements his discussion of the big-band scene with frequent personal anecdotes that reveal the man behind the music. Of Minnie the Moocher & Me is a testament to Cab's genius and an essential document for any committed swing fan.