The Cotton Club | Harlem, New York - a famous night club in New York that operated under Prohibition. Although many well known black entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters performed there, it generally denied admission to blacks.
Duke Ellington & his orchestra began a four-year residency at Harlem's famous Cotton Club (December 4, 1927). A succession of popular radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club brought him national fame & his name became known around the globe after the successes of "Mood Indigo" (1930) and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)" (1932). In 1933 he took his band on their first tour of Europe. By this time singer Cab Calloway had succeeded Mr Ellington at the Cotton Club.
The New Negro Renaissance. Cab Calloway. Singer, dancer, and bandleader Cab Calloway (1907-1994) became one of America's most popular entertainers in the 1930s. In 1944 The New Cab Calloway's Hepsters Dictionary: Language of Jive was published, which translated jive for curious fans.
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