Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway

“Great scene, great movie, great artist, great song!”

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Great scene, great movie, great artist, great song!

joeldurhamjr 15 Nov 2012

Forever a favorite.   3

tiffchow 10 Feb 2012


timmuky 4 Oct 2014


MaSenn 24 Nov 2014

This just never gets old   1

krash51 30 Aug 2012

"Minnie the Moocher" is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over a million copies.[1] "Minnie the Moocher" is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed ("scat") lyrics (for example, "Hi De Hi De Hi De Hi"). In performances, Calloway would have the audience participate by repeating each scat phrase in a form of call and response. Eventually Calloway's phrases would become so long and complex that the audience would laugh at their own failed attempts to repeat them. "Minnie the Moocher" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Calloway also wrote an extended version, adding verses that describe Minnie and Smokey going to jail; Minnie pays Smokey's bail, but he abandons her there. Another verse describes her tempting "Deacon Lowdown" when she "wiggled her jelly roll" at him. Finally, they took Minnie to "where they put the crazies", where she dies. This explains why both the short version and the long version end with the words "Poor   3

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