Cab Howlaway and his Absorbent Cotton Club Orchestra

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Joke on real bandleader Cab Calloway from the animated Warner Bros. short "Porky at the Crocadero" (1938). Calloway led the house band for The Cotton Club, Harlem's pre-eminent jazz club at the time.

Porky wants to be a bandleader at the swanky Crocadero, a parody of real Los Angeles hot spot Cafe Trocadero. He's lucky to get a job washing dishes there. But when all the famous guest bandleaders can't make it, the manager gets Porky to impersonate them.

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