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Cab Calloway

1907 - 1994

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Cabell Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, conductor and dancer. 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.Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the most popular dance bands in the United States from the early 1930s to the late 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cab Calloway has received more than 3,411,816 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Cab Calloway is the 271st most popular singer (up from 289th in 2019), the 1,767th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,882nd in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Singer.

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  • 58.33

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Cab Calloway ranks 271 out of 3,528Before him are Shirley Bassey, Sade, Jimmy Cliff, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Mahalia Jackson, and Kiri Te Kanawa. After him are Axl Rose, Rod Evans, Ajda Pekkan, Sammy Davis Jr., Tim Staffell, and Stevie Nicks.

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Among people born in 1907, Cab Calloway ranks 76Before him are Sigvard Bernadotte, Chūya Nakahara, Leonor Fini, Charles Eames, Nicolaus von Below, and Ko Takamoro. After him are Junji Nishikawa, U Nu, Run Run Shaw, John Mauchly, Herbert Kappler, and Pierre Mendès France. Among people deceased in 1994, Cab Calloway ranks 69Before him are Sebastian Shaw, Chung Il-kwon, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Robert Bloch, Max Bill, and James Clavell. After him are Lionel Stander, Clement Greenberg, Kuvempu, Jacques Ellul, Nikolai Ogarkov, and Howard Martin Temin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cab Calloway ranks 1,767 out of 18,182Before him are Lloyd Shapley (1923), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Robert Reich (1946), Tex Avery (1908), Loretta Young (1913), and Moby (1965). After him are Aaron Eckhart (1968), Edward T. Hall (1914), Leon M. Lederman (1922), Kim Peek (1951), Axl Rose (1962), and Steven Chu (1948).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Cab Calloway ranks 85Before him are Eazy-E (1964), John Fogerty (1945), Sonny Bono (1935), Hank Williams (1923), Jessye Norman (1945), and Mahalia Jackson (1911). After him are Axl Rose (1962), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Stevie Nicks (1948), R. Kelly (1967), Eartha Kitt (1927), and Bill Withers (1938).