Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary
by (Calloway, Cab)
New York: Mills Music, Inc.. Very Good+. (c.1942). Unstated edition. Stapled wraps. NOISBN . [minor wear along spine, slight curling at leading corners]. Collection of music and lyrics for 18 of Calloway's hit songs, including most of the tunes with which his name is usually associated: "Minnie the Moocher," "St. James Infirmary," "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal, You," "The Scat Song," etc. "Cab Calloway's Jive Dictionary," which was also published in a small pocket-size booklet, is here presented entirely on the inside rear cover, with a somewhat different selection of terms and definitions than in some of the smaller-format printings I've seen. (There are about 150 entries here, compared with about 200 in the other formats.) Sample entries in this compendium of etymological sublimity include: "GOT YOUR BOOTS ON -- you know what it is all about, you are wise"; "LAY YOUR RACKET -- To jive, to sell an idea"; "NEIGHO POPS" -- Nothing doing, pal"; "OFF TIME JIVE -- A sorry excuse, saying the wrong thing." This'll put you in the groove, baby! [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused at our website, which you'll have to figure out how to find yourself. Many of the items can only be seen in that catalog, i.e. are not listed on whatever website you're viewing this.] . (Inventory #: 21256)
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