Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary

By: (Calloway, Cab)

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


[Good only, complete but in somewhat rough shape, with quite a bit of creasing and edgewear to the covers, spine roll, light pencil annotation here and there (including in the "Jive Dictionary" on the inside rear cover]. (2 full-page halftone photos in center spread) A 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 of this 9x12-inch format publication, 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 versions.) 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!

Title: Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary

Author: (Calloway, Cab)

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: Unstated edition

Publisher: New York, Mills Music, Inc.: (c.1942)

Binding: Stapled wraps

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 23797

Keywords: Music African American Slang English Language Jazz