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American Masters | Cab Calloway's Straight Hair | PBS

Duration: 01:49
Program: American Masters #2502
Broadcast Date: Feb. 27, 2012

Horn player Gerald Wilson, jazz writer Gary Giddens, and jazz critic/cultural historian Stanley Crouch discuss how Cab's straight hair, unusual in people of African American descent, and his ability to toss it while performing, played into his persona and popularity as an entertainer. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally Monday, February 27 at 10 p.m. (check local listings).

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Post Date: February 3, 2012