Cab Calloway and Me

FEBRUARY 24, 2012

Here are some clips from the American Masters doc by Gail Levin: Cab Calloway Sketches. This will run nationally Monday night at 10 Eastern. I am one of the sketchers. Dig these crazy clips, man. My fave is Cab himself giving us a guided tour through swing era Harlem, complete with an authentic illustrated map, now deftly animated by Asterisk Studios. Enjoy.

First, above, is yours truly drawing Cab to Minnie the Moocher, who then animates and dances with Alvin Ailey's amazing Matthew Rushing,. Thanks again to Asterisk

Cab himself on the the golden age of Harlem (or at least one of them):

A fun story by members of the Blues Brothers band about Cab during the making of the Blues Brothers movie:

Here's the trailer for the film: