Hi De Ho

Just got the most fabulous advance review for my Cab Calloway biography Hi De Ho, due out  from Oxford University Press in September. Here’s the text, and link to the book below:

“I met Cab Calloway at Eddie Condon’s club — he lit up the room by his presence and I can understand why everyone loved the man. Alyn Shipton captures Cab’s spirit in his biography Hi-De-Ho ; every page is filled with anecdotes about Cab and his music. Chu Berry, Ben Webster, and other well known musicians spring from the pages. Not only does Shipton bring Cab Calloway to life, he makes the reader understand the era in which he lived. For a short time, we enter his world, and what a world it was.” –Marian McPartland OBE