Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hi De Ho (1937)

Hi De Ho (1937)
b&w/11 min/Vitaphone (U.S.A)
Directed by Roy Mack

Songs: "I gotta right to sing the blues" by Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen; "Hi de ho miracle man"; "Frisco Flo"; "Some of these days" by Shelton Brooks.

With: Doc Cheatham, Irving Randolph, Lammar Wright, trumpet; Claude Jones, De Priest Wheeler, trombone; Keg Johnson, trombone, guitar; Garvin Bushell, clarinet, alto sax, bassoon; Andrew Brown, alto sax, clarinet; Walter Thomas, tenor sax, clarinet, flute; Bennie Payne, piano; Morris White, guitar; Milt Hinton, acoustic double bass; Leroy Maxey, drums; Cab Calloway, leader, vocal.


  1. Cool that you mention this film, but the date and musicians listed by you are totally wrong. HiDeHo is from 1947, and the personnel you list is wrong, too.Yours is from an earlier edition of the band.
    The band is singing "Don't Falter At The Alter in the still you posted. You can see Quentin Jackson, Jonah Jones and Paul Webster in the picture.

  2. You are probably right. I noticed that there are two different Cab Calloway HI-DE-HO films, one from 1937, and the other a decade later, in 1947.


    My information for 1937 version is OK, but are you sure this images are from later version?

    Thanks anonymous.

  3. Hi, Indeed those pictures are from 1947 Hi de Ho. Personal info about 1937 are ok thought.