CAB CALLOWAY STANDS IN FOR THE MOON
ISHMAEL REED, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, DON PULLEN, LEO NOCENTELLI, STEVE SWALLOW, ROBBIE AMEEN, OLU DARA, EDDIE HARRIS, DAVID MURRAY, BOBBY WOMACK, CLARE BATHE, ROBERT JASON, FERNANDO SAUNDERS, GRAYSON HUGHES, MILTON CARDONA, HAMIET BLUIETT, GIOVANNI HIDALGO, FRISNER AUGUSTIN, IGNACIO BERROA, ELYSEE PYRONNEAU, JOHNNY WATKINS, LENNY PICKETT, DIAHNNE ABBOTT, TENNESSEE REED, SHAUNICE HARRIS
Produced by Kip Hanrahan
Recorded September, October 1987/ January, February, March 1988
European release: September 1988
U.S. release: January 1993
Cover art Ritchard Rodriguez
"...just your basic, everyday smoky-bluesy-swinging-funky-literate-jazzy-tight improvised-crafted-ensemble thing. In short, a model for intelligent, creative pop music."
-Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1992
"...'Cab Calloway...' exudes pleasure. ...Put a selection of talented black musicians into the studio with poet Ishmael Reed and producer Kip Hanrahan and the result is magic... This is an important record, which no one interested in any form of black music can ignore."
-Robert Lyng, Music and Media
"...as fresh and indibudually distinct, as fresh and open as [it is] familiar and funky. Essential."
- Jon Garelick, Boston Globe
".This is truly an original record... This is one of the best cases for music without boundaries."