Alto saxophonist, Eddie Barefield, recalled that the band recorded the rare instrumental (for Calloway that is) Moon Glow
just before setting out on a European tour. After returning stateside, at a dance in Texas, a record was being played before the band took to the stage. Wondering who the group on the record was playing the tune, Moon Glow
, they approached and asked the record spinner. He replied "Don't you know your own record?"
Cab Calloway v, dir / Edwin Swayzee, Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham t / De Priest Wheeler, Harry White tb / Eddie Barefield cl, as, bar / Arville Harris cl, as / Andrew Brown bcl, as, bar / Walter Thomas cl, ts, f / Bennie Payne p, cel / Morris White g / Al Morgan sb / Leroy Maxey d.
Recorded in New York on January 22 & 23, 1934.
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