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Motivational Cab Calloway Quotes and Sayings

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Cab Calloway Quotes:- Cabell Calloway (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader, and actor. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned over 65 years.

Inspirational Cab Calloway Quotes

“My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.”
Cab Calloway

Inspirational Cab Calloway Quotes

“Bubbles was a very good dancer. Tremendous dancer. He was one of our leading dancers in the country at that time. And, of course, he didn’t have much of a voice.”
Cab Calloway

“I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to the opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn’t make any difference what color they were.”
Cab Calloway

“What opera isn’t violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can’t.”
Cab Calloway

“You don’t think it was because a white man wrote it, a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it. What – doesn’t make a difference! Doesn’t make a difference. I think he did a good job.”
Cab Calloway



“90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.”
Cab Calloway

“A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don’t do that on stage.”
Cab Calloway

“We didn’t have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open, it was free.”
Cab Calloway

“Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lots of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any.”
Cab Calloway

Best Cab Calloway Quotes

“He was a silly guy. Outdo the other guy. That was his effort at all times.”
Cab Calloway

“It’s very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn’t there. And I don’t blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good.”
Cab Calloway

“We usually never got out of there before four or five o’clock in the morning. Every morning. So it was rough.”
Cab Calloway



“At times as a performer, they segregated us in some theatres.”
Cab Calloway

“That’s what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about a while ago – of course, didn’t anybody knows what Porgy was.”
Cab Calloway

“The only credit I can give them. They synchronize wonderfully. That’s all. They synchronize very – you would have thought that they were actually acting, but they were synching all the time, and that’s a rough job.”
Cab Calloway

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