Flashback to 1941: Cab Calloway Breaks Albany Hotel Records
Cab Calloway hung up another record to his long list of achievements when lie shattered all attendance marks during his three weeks’ engagement at the New Kenmore hotel, Albany, N. Y.
The Rainbo Room of the Kenmore, since instituting a “name band” ixdicy has played a score of the nation’s leading dance orchestras but it remained for the King of Hi De Ho to jam the room nightly with crowds unparalleled in the history of the hotel.
With a schedule which will keep Cab and his orchestra busy for the next six months, Calloway has informed his personnel that he is granting them a week’s holiday the week before Christmas. One of the most active band leaders In the business, if not the most active. Calloway has been on the go for the past 2 weeks and feels that a week’s vacation has been earned by his company. An avid nimrod and huntsman, Calloway with several friends, will stalk the woods of Northern New York for rabbit and other light game.