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Cab Calloway sings “The Scat Song” (music and lyric by Cab Calloway, Mitchell Parish, and Frank Perkins, 1932) from a short musical film. “Scat” singing and nonsense lyrics were very popular during the late 1920s/early ‘30s.

  • 1933
  • PBS Episode(s): 3
  • Performance: “The Scat Song” by Cab Calloway, Mitchell Parish, and Frank Perkins, performed by Cab Calloway
  • Performance Type: Movie
  • Performance Venue: Scat
related song(s)
The Scat Song
related performer(s)
Cab Calloway
related songwriter(s)
Cab Calloway
Mitchell Parish
Frank Perkins