Cab Calloway – Let The Bells Keep Ringing

Minnie The Moocher was effervescent bandleader Cab Calloway’s signature theme for more than half a century. He first waxed the ditty in 1931, and his sparkling reprise in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers was one of its indelible highlights. Arthur Shimkin’s BELL RECORDS was no doubt delighted to bring Cab aboard in 1954. The New York-based label specialized in soundalike versions of current hits at bargain list prices, but no way would Cab’s leonine roar ever be mistaken for that of anyone else.

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