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Tips on Tables - Robert W. Dana - Estimated Date 1949

Cab Calloway is Back Again

Cab Calloway, with only a four-piece band behind him instead of the fully-stacked outfit of old, is sizzling away with all his old magic at the head of the Cab Callowayfast-moving, neatly -staged show with pretty girls that serves to reopen the Greenwich Village Inn, a New York landmark.

It sure is good to see Cab back and in such an informal atmosphere. Not that he has ever worked in a stiff one, but with just the smaller unit working with him, some of his talent that might otherwise be overlooked is finely etched.

He doesn't wear the zoot suit and dangling chain for this engagement, but he shows he depends much on the costume front by wearing a white dress suit, with white tie and shoes.
Warms to His Task.

Opening with a number called "The Hi-De-Ho Man, That's Me," he warms to his task and turns on his great style, with "Don't Cry, Joe," then pays tribute to another Joe with "Old Joe Louis, He's Still the King of Them All," in which he does some realistic business with the microphone as a sparring mate, finishing with a sweet upper cut.

In addition to his own portion in the show, which includes sock impersonations of "St. James Infirmary Blues" and "Minnie the Moocher," Cab introduces his piano, bass, trumpet and drums players with a rocking version of "I've Got Rhythm" and presents a cutie pie named Dottie Salters, who sings "Zip-A-Di-Do-Da," "I Don't Want To Be a Good Girl Anymore" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made."

Before you come to the Cab Calloway end of the show at the Greenwich Village Inn, you are nicely entertained by the Wally Wanger girls _ prettiest I've seen in this club over the years _ in costumes originally designed by Billy Livingston and executed by Mme. Bertha for the Copacabana girls.

Well Staged Production.

You can see Wally's fine hand in the staging, in which the girls' dance numbers are neatly integrated with the expert tap dancers and singing of Charles Julian and the singing pert of Libby Dean. Speaking of integration, the performers in the first part of the show blend well with the Calloway portion in a neat finale, featuring a new dance called the Duck Trot.

There is continuos dancing to the Sonny Roberts, orchestra and the Creators. Shows are presented at 9 p.m., midnight and 2:30 a.m. Dinners are priced at $2.50.

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Desi Arnaz - w/Diosa Costello 1948
Count Basie - Lincoln 1943
Tony Bennett - Copacabana 1958
Milton Berle - Latin Quarter 1948
Joey Bishop - w/Andy Williams 1959
Ray Bolger - Wizard of Oz Scarecrow, Empire Room 1956
Cab Calloway - Greenwich Inn 1949
Diahann Carroll - Persian Room 1961
Betty Clooney - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Nat King Cole - Copacabana 1958
Perry Como - Versailles 1944
Copacabana - famous night club restaurant is reviewed 1953
Crosby Brothers - Latin Quarter 1961
Xavier Cugat - Waldorf Astoria 1951
Vic Damone - Riviera 1953
Billy Daniels - Copacabana 1952
Sammy Davis Jr. - Copacabana 1959
Phyllis Diller - w/Bobby Short 1958
Nancy Donovan - Copacabana 1952
Jimmy Durante - Copacabana 1951
Billy Eckstine - Copacabana 1951
Duke Ellington - Basin St. East 1961
Eddie Fisher - Empire Room 1959
Judy Garland -Town & Country 1958
Jackie Gleason - La Vie en Rose 1953
Benny Goodman - Empire Room 1956
Dolores Gray - Waldorf Astoria 1954
Buddy Hackett - Copacabana 1956
Connie Haines - Terrace Room 1951
Dick Haymes - Versailles 1956
Horace Heidt - 30th Anniversary 1954
Florence Henderson w/Bill Hayes 1958
Hildegarde - Pierre 1953
Celeste Holm - Plaza 1958
Eddy Howard - Roosevelt 1955
Burl Ives w/Wally Cox - Persian Room
Lisa Kirk - Persion Room 1958
Frankie Laine - Latin Quarter 1955
Julius La Rosa - Romanian 1958
Peggy Lee - Copacabana 1958
Jerry Lewis - Town & Country 1957
Joe E. Lewis - Copacabana 1945
Ted Lewis - Latin Quarter 1953
Liberace - Persian Room 1947
Guy Lombardo - Roosevelt 1957
Vincent Lopez - Grill Room 1954
Tony Martin - Riviera 1953
Martin and Lewis - Copacabana 1950
Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Band 1957
Mills Brothers - Latin Quarter 1956
Vaughn Monroe - Astor 1955
Constance Moore - St. Regis 1958
Johnnie Ray - Copacabana 1953
Della Reese - Copacabana 1961
Sugar Ray Robinson - French Casino
Dorothy Shay - St. Regis 1961
Frank Sinatra - Wedgewood 1943
Danny Thomas - Copacabana 1949
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Julie Wilson - Persian Room 1954
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