Quotes by Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway

American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader and actor

Alive from: 1907-1994

Category: Music | Politics | Artists | Movie

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    90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.
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    A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage.
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    Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers of the country at that time. And, of course, he didn't have much of a voice.
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    Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.
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    Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.
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    He was a silly guy. Out - do the other guy. That was his effort at all times.
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    It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good.
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    That's what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago - course, didn't nobody know what Porgy was.
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    The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderful. That's all. They synchronize very - you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that's a rough job.
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    We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.
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    We usually never got out of there before four or five o'clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.
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    What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't.
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    You don't think it was because a white man wrote it, a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it. What - doesn't make a difference! Doesn't make a difference. I think he did a good job.
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