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Blanche Calloway, The first woman to lead an all male orchestra

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Biography

Born: 09 February 1902 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s

Although she was hardly the model for the song character of Minnie the Moocher, Blanche Calloway was the sister of both famous jive bandleader Cab Calloway and the lesser-known performer Elmer Calloway. Her first high-profile gigs were at the lively Ciro Club in New York City in the mid-'20s, leading to widespread touring with various revues and territorial bands. Some of these groups would establish residencies at Chicago clubs, giving the singer something of a foothold in the Windy City...
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  • 4,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 01 October 2003

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