Cab Calloway performs at the Clover Club in downtown Miami. Like many black performers of the era, Calloway stayed in Overtown's Mary Elizabeth Hotel and had jam sessions after his shows at Miami's whites-only clubs.
Cab Calloway performs at the Clover Club in downtown Miami. Like many black performers of the era, Calloway stayed in Overtown's Mary Elizabeth Hotel and had jam sessions after his shows at Miami's whites-only clubs. Miami Herald File
Cab Calloway performs at the Clover Club in downtown Miami. Like many black performers of the era, Calloway stayed in Overtown's Mary Elizabeth Hotel and had jam sessions after his shows at Miami's whites-only clubs. Miami Herald File

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