Black Rhythm Lyrics

Cab Calloway


album: Track in album The Early Years: 1930-1934
release date: 2001
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length: 3:20

Cover Art

Cab Calloway The Early Years: 1930-1934 cover art
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Down in Louisiana
There's a grand piano-playing man;
He knows that they can't kid him
'Cause he's got hot rhythm in his hand.
The blues that he'll compose will thrill you
From your head to your toes.
He called his song "Black Rhythm,"
'Cause his black hands did it 'neath the moon,
The keys he plays on sweetly,
And you're left completely in a swoon.
The melancholy strum
Mixed with the rum-tum of melodious blues.

When he plays the blue note,
And adds a new note,
You'll think that he wrote a symphony.
But he's just improvising
On a southern mammy melody.
You'll quit your pouting,
And start a'shouting,
No need in doubting he knows the keys.
He can lay on the white ones,
Can play on the black ones with ease.
The way he plays Black Rhythm
Makes the gang stick with him all night long,
Forget the hour is late,
They hear him syncopate his mournful song.
A'humming like the breeze,
A' strumming lightly on those ivories.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good)
  • 2 St. Louis Blues
  • 3 Sweet Jennie Lee
  • 4 Happy Feet
  • 5 Yaller
  • 6 The Viper's Drag
  • 7 Is That Religion?
  • 8 Some of These Days
  • 9 Nobody's Sweetheart
  • 10 St. James' Infirmary
  • 11 Dixie Vagabond
  • 12 So Sweet
  • 13 Minnie the Moocher
  • 14 Doin' The Rumba
  • 15 Mood Indigo
  • 16 Farewell Blues
  • 17 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  • 18 Creole Love Song (Creole Love Call)
  • 19 The Levee Low Down
  • 20 Blues in My Heart
  • 21 My Honey's Lovin Arms
  • 22 The Nightmare
  • 23 It Looks Like Susie
  • 24 Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 25 Basin Street Blues
    CD 2
  • 1 Black Rhythm
  • 2 Six or Seven Times
  • 3 Bugle Call Rag
  • 4 You Rascal, You
  • 5 Stardust
  • 6 You Can't Stop Me From Lovin' You
  • 7 You Dog
  • 8 Somebody Stole My Gal
  • 9 Ain't Got No Gal in This Town
  • 10 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 11 Trickeration
  • 12 Kickin' The Gong Around
  • 13 Down-Hearted Blues
  • 14 Without Rhythm
  • 15 Corinne Corinna
  • 16 Stack O' Lee Blues
  • 17 The Scat Song
  • 18 Cabin in the Cotton
  • 19 A Strictly Cullud Affair
  • 20 Aw You Dawg
  • 21 Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day
  • 22 Dinah
  • 23 How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
  • 24 Old Yazoo
    CD 3
  • 1 Angeline
  • 2 I'm Now Prepared to Tell the World It's You
  • 3 Swanee Lullaby
  • 4 Reefer Man
  • 5 The Old Man of the Mountain
  • 6 You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (To Get Along With Me)
  • 7 Strange as It Seems
  • 8 This Time It's Love
  • 9 Git Along
  • 10 Hot Toddy
  • 11 I've Got the World on a String
  • 12 Harlem Holiday
  • 13 Dixie Doorway
  • 14 Wah-Dee-Dah
  • 15 Sweet Rhythm
  • 16 Beale Street Mama
  • 17 That's What I Hate About Love
  • 18 The Man From Harlem
  • 19 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 20 My Sunday Gal
  • 21 Eadie Was a Lady
  • 22 Gotta Go Places and Do Things
  • 23 Hot Water
    CD 4
  • 1 Evenin'
  • 2 Harlem Hospitality
  • 3 The Lady With the Fan
  • 4 Harlem Camp Meeting
  • 5 Zaz Zuh Zaz
  • 6 Father's Got His Glasses On
  • 7 Minnie the Moocher
  • 8 Scat Song
  • 9 Kickin' the Gong Around
  • 10 There's a Cabin in the Cotton
  • 11 I Learned About Love from Her
  • 12 Little Town Girl
  • 13 'Long About Midnight
  • 14 Moon Glow
  • 15 Jitter Bug
  • 16 Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz
  • 17 Margie
  • 18 Emaline
  • 19 Chinese Rhythm
  • 20 Moonlight Rhapsody
  • 21 Avalon
  • 22 Weakness