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“Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? Again, the voice of A.A. speaks up. No, sobriety is only a bare beginning, it is only the first gift of the first awakening. If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. And if it does go on, we find that bit by bit we can discard the old life – the one that did not work – for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatever. Regardless of worldly success or failure, regardless of pain or joy, regardless of sickness or health or even of death itself, a new life of endless possibilities can be lived if we are willing to continue our awakening.” 
Bill W., December 1957 
c. 1988 AAWS, The Language of the Heart,  p. 234 
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“If we say, ‘There is a vastness to life which is unseen at present,’
we are stating a fact. It may not be our experience as yet, but it is
still a fact which nothing can destroy. So we are in a good position.
From this position we can begin to see life in a different way, the
way of non-division, of wholeness. We can begin seeing the entire
ocean instead of individual waves. What are some of these waves?
Obsessive ambition. Finding false comfort in crowds. Demanding
respect. Pretending to know. Individual waves cannot support a
ship. But the smooth and entire ocean easily does so.”
Secrets for Higher Success, p. 56

In the beginning, the press could not understand our refusal of all personal publicity. They were genuinely baffled by our insistence upon anonymity. Then they got the point. Here was something rare in the world—a society which said it wished to publicize its principles and its work, but not its individual members. The press was delighted with this attitude. Ever since, these friends have reported A.A. with an enthusiasm which the most ardent members would find hard to match.
It is essential for my personal survival and that of the Fellowship that I not use A.A. to put myself in the limelight. Anonymity is a way for me to work on my humility. Since pride is one of my most dangerous shortcomings, practicing humility is one of the best ways to overcome it. The Fellowship of A.A. gains worldwide recognition by its various methods of publicizing its principles and its work, not by its individual members advertising themselves. The attraction created by my changing attitudes and my altruism contributes much more to the welfare of A.A. than self-promotion.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
“Teach and practice, practice and teach –
 that is all we have; that is all we are good for;
that is all we ever ought to do.”
Ernest Holmes

I got so bad that my mom would call Jim and Tammy Faye Baker
to pray for me. She gave them a lot of money. 
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller
If I Separated Myself 
From You . . . I Would Turn 
Entirely Thorn!


ACIM Workbook Lesson 337 Insights
“My sinlessness protects me from all harm.”
The Course defines Atonement as perfect Love. It also calls It the undoing. God created the Self we share as perfect Love. Thus when we accept Atonement, we accept our Self. If we weren’t rejecting Love, there would be no need for Atonement, no need for undoing false perceptions. But to experience Atonement, to experience perfect Love, we need to undo our denial of It.
That is why forgiveness is central to the Course. Forgiveness is the undoing of the denial of Love, our Self. When I judge someone, that person represents my denial of Love. It is this I must take to the Holy Spirit and let Him help me see the Love behind the behavior and to answer the call for Love with Love.
When I disapprove of someone’s behavior, I may tell myself, “I would never do that.” This is one of the tricks of the ego. It encourages us to look at form (behavior) and disregard content.
As I learn to take these judgments to the Holy Spirit, I learn to see the common content. Always in some way the behavior represents a belief in separation and the lack and loss that seem to come with it. If I see someone as needy or demanding or manipulative or any of myriad labels I might apply, they all cover a basic sense of loss, which the behavior is trying to rectify. The behavior is trying to solve the problem on the level of form, where it cannot be solved. When I judge the behavior, I am thinking that changing the behavior will solve the problem, which is also trying to solve the problem at the level of form, where it cannot be solved.
As I learn to recognize the problem is a sense of lack that comes from believing in separation from Love, then I can take that problem to the Holy Spirit and ask for help to recognize that I am the Love that I seem to have lost. And in that seemingly “other” person, I can answer the behavior, the call for Love, with Love. Thus I teach myself that I am Love and that Love is always the answer.
The problem is the belief in separation from Love. The answer is the acceptance of my Self, perfect Love. That is Atonement. That is accepting my Self as the Son God loves. That is seeing that I am joined with all my brothers in that one Self that is the Son God loves.
Today, Holy Spirit, help me not to be fooled by behavior. Help me to see my unity with all in the one Self that is God’s beloved Son. Thus will I let my sinlessness protect me from all harm.
If I think I can be harmed in any way, I have forgotten my Self. I have forgotten my Identity as an extension of God’s Love and am dreaming of being the opposite of what I truly am. Building defenses against harm is not the answer. Letting go of the false dream of separation is the answer.
Taking all thoughts of harm to the Holy Spirit to be undone is how I let go of these thoughts. I recognize they are unreal and harm is impossible. Dreams of being on a distant shore are not reality. Dreams of bodies are not reality.
Today I would practice accepting Atonement for myself. Today I would let the Holy Spirit show me the difference between what is real and what is unreal. I would let my mind be healed today.
The lesson says that I must accept Atonement for myself and nothing more. Because forgiveness is central to the course, acceptance of Atonement begins with me (or where I am spiritually at the moment).
I’ve shared before that I notice I can be much more forgiving (or let up) on others when I forgive (or let up) on myself first. That makes sense to me because when I perceive that someone says something mean to me or does something to hurt me, it’s always when I’m not in a peaceful state of mind. It’s always when my self-esteem is low or I’m feeling insecure about myself.
When I’m in a spiritual state of mind, I really do feel protected from all harm. It’s kind of like an invisible shield protecting me, but not from the world or from bad things attacking me (form). In other words, it’s not like bad things are coming in from the outside, it’s like good things are going out from the inside. It’s like my true Self is shining and I experience nothing but light around me. And it is in these moments that I can say “Father my dream is ended now.” Amen
© 2003, Pathways of Light.
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“Remain calm, serene,
always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” 
Paramahansa Yogananda
Cab Calloway (1907–1994)

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Bandleader, songwriter (“Minnie the Moocher”, “Are You Hep to That Jive?”), composer, singer, actor and author, educated at Crane College. While studying law, he sang with the band The Alabamians, and took over the group in 1928. He led The Missourians orchestra, then organized and led his own orchestra, playing at hotels, theaters and nightclubs … See full bio »

Born: December 25, 1907 in Rochester, New York, USA

Died: November 18, 1994 (age 86) in Hockessin, Delaware, USA

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  Hip-Hop Evolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer – 1 episode, 2016) (writer – 1 episode, 2016) 

– The Foundation (2016) … (performer: “Minnie The Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie The Moocher”)

 2013 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) 

– Blood at the Wheel (2013) … (performer: “Minnie The Moocher” written by nm0130572, nm0309126 & nm0590030)

 2007-2013 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer – 2 episodes) 

– Finders Keepers (2013) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

– Blue Harvest (2007) … (writer: “Minnie The Moocher” – uncredited)

 2013 Magic Magic (performer: “Minnie the moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie the moocher”) 

 2009-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer – 2 episodes) 

– Round Ten: The Finals (2011) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

– Round One: Results Show (2009) … (writer: “Calloway Boogie” – uncredited)

 2010 Rio Sex Comedy (performer: “St. James Infirmary Blues”) 

 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (“HAPPY FEET”) / (performer: “EVERYBODY EATS WHEN THEY COME TO MY HOUSE”) 

 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: “Blues in the Night”) 

 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)

– Top 12 Perform (2009) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

 2009 My Music: The Big Band Years (TV Movie) (performer: “Minnie the Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: “Wah Dee Dah”) 

 2006 Idlewild (performer: “The Nightmare”, “Moonglow”, “Kickin’ the Gong Around”) 

 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Top 8 Performance Show: Big Band (2005) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

 2005 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Top 7 Performances (2005) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer – 1 episode, 2005) (writer – 1 episode, 2005) 

– Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton (2005) … (performer: “Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz”, “Jitterbug”, “At the Clambake Carnival”, “Mr. Hepster’s Dictionary”, “Willow Weep for Me”, “Copper Colored Gal”, “Make Yourself at Home”) / (writer: “Jitterbug”, “Mr. Hepster’s Dictionary”, “Make Yourself at Home” – as C. Calloway)

  Carnivàle (TV Series) (writer – 2 episodes, 2003 – 2005) (performer – 1 episode, 2005) 

– Old Cherry Blossom Road (2005) … (performer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited)

– Babylon (2003) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited)

 2004 Keisarikunta (writer: “Minnie The Moocher”) 

  Ed (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode, 2003) (writer – 1 episode, 2003) 

– Frankie (2003) … (performer: “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House”) / (writer: “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House”)

 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Jump, Jive and Fail! (2002) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

 2001 Chto? Gde? Kogda? (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Episode dated 2 June 2001 (2001) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

 2000 The Crew (performer: “Everybody Eats When They Come to My House”) 

 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: “The Jumpin’ Jive”) / (writer: “The Jumpin’ Jive”) 

 1997 In Praise of Older Women (performer: “I’Ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal, You”) 

 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) 

– Tomorrow I Die (1995) … (performer: “Pickin’ Cabbage”)

 1994 The Mask (writer: “Hi De Ho”) 

 1993 Boxing Helena (performer: “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU”) 

 1992 Split Second (performer: “That Old Black Magic”) 

 1991 Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (Video) (performer: “Minnie the Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – as Calloway) 

 1990 Look Who’s Talking Too (performer: “Minnie The Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie The Moocher”) 

 1987 Crazy Moon (writer: “Boog It”) 

 1984 The Cotton Club (lyrics: “Minnie The Moocher”, “Lady with the Fan”, “Jitterbug”) / (music: “Minnie The Moocher”, “Lady with the Fan”, “Jitterbug”) 

 1982 Cannon and Ball (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Episode #4.2 (1982) … (writer: “Jumpin’ Jive” – uncredited)

 1980 The Blues Brothers (performer: “MINNIE THE MOOCHER”, “JAILHOUSE ROCK” (uncredited)) / (writer: “MINNIE THE MOOCHER”) 

 1980 Forbidden Zone (performer: “Some of These Days”) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – as Calloway) 

 1980 Betty Boop for President (Video) (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (performer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz” (1933)) / (writer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz” (1933)) 

 1973 Iltatähti (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Episode dated 5 June 1973 (1973) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

 1969 The Devil’s Joint (Documentary) (performer: “Reefer Man”) 

 1969 That Girl (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– My Part Belongs to Daddy (1969) … (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited)

 1968 Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode) 

– Episode #1.9 (1968) … (writer: “The Jumpin’ Jive” – uncredited)

 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) 

– Episode #17.21 (1964) … (performer: “St. James Infirmary”, “Ol’ Man River” – uncredited)

 1956 Basin Street Revue (performer: “Calloway Boogie” – uncredited) / (writer: “Calloway Boogie” – uncredited) 

 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (performer: “Minnie The Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie The Moocher”) 

  Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (performer – 4 episodes) (music – 1 episode) 

– Variety Time … (music: “Minnie the Moocher”) / (performer: “Minnie the Moocher”)

– Jazz Time … (performer: “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”)

– Beale Street Revue … (performer: “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)”, “St. James Infirmary Blues”)

– Basin Street Revue … (performer: “Calloway Boogie”)


 1946 Dixieland Jamboree (Short) (writer: “Frisco Flo”) 

 1945 We the Cats Shall Hep Ya (Short) (performer: “We the Cats Shall Hep Ya”) / (writer: “We the Cats Shall Hep Ya”) 

 1945 Blowtop Blues (Short) (performer: “Blowtop Blues”) 

 1945 I Was Here When You Left Me (Short) (performer: “I Was Here When You Left Me (I’ll Be Here When You Get Back)”) 

 1945 Foo a Little Bally-Hoo (Short) (performer: “Foo a Little Bally-Hoo”) / (writer: “Foo a Little Bally-Hoo”) 

 1945 Walking with My Honey (Short) (performer: “I’ll Be Walking with My Honey (Soon, Soon, Soon)”) 

 1944 Swooner Crooner (Short) (performer: “Blues in the Night” – uncredited) 

 1943 Stormy Weather (“There’s No Two Ways About Love” (1943), uncredited) / (writer: “Rhythm Cocktail”, “Geechy Joe” (1940), “The Jumpin’ Jive” (1939) – uncredited) 

 1942 Minnie the Moocher (Short) (performer: “Minnie the Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

 1942 Blues in the Night (Short) (performer: “Blues in the Night”) 

 1942 The Skunk Song (Short) (performer: “The Skunk Song”) 

 1942 Virginia, Georgia and Caroline (Short) (performer: “Virginia, Georgia and Caroline”) / (writer: “Virginia, Georgia and Caroline”) 

 1938 Straight Place and Show (writer: “Hi De Ho” – uncredited) 

 1938 Meet the Maestros (Short) (performer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz”) / (writer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz”) 

 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (performer: “Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm” – uncredited) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited) 

 1937 Clean Pastures (Short) (performer: “Swing for Sale”) 

 1937 Hi De Ho (Short) (performer: “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues” (1932), “Hi-De-Ho Miracle Man” (1936), “Frisco Flo” (1936), “Some of These Days” – uncredited) 

 1937 When You’re in Love (music: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

 1936 The Singing Kid (“I Love to Sing-a”, “You’re the Cure for What Ails Me”) / (lyrics: “You Gotta Have That Hi-Di-Ho in Your Soul” – uncredited) / (music: “You Gotta Have That Hi-Di-Ho in Your Soul” – uncredited) / (performer: “I Love to Sing-a”, “The Swingin’est Man in Town”, “Save Me, Sister”, “You Gotta Have That Hi-Di-Ho in Your Soul” (uncredited)) 

 1936 The Old Mill Pond (Short) (performer: “Kickin’ the Gong Around” – uncredited) 

 1935 Trouble in Toyland (Short) (music: “The Scat Song” – uncredited) 

 1935 Making Stars (Short) (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited) 

 1935 Cab Calloway’s Jitterbug Party (Short) (lyrics: “Jitter Bug” – uncredited) / (performer: “Jitter Bug”, “Hotcha Razz-Ma-Tazz”, “‘Long About Midnight” – uncredited) 

 1934 Cab Calloway’s Hi-De-Ho (Short) (lyrics: “Lady with the Fan” – uncredited) / (performer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz”, “Lady with the Fan”, “I Love a Parade” – uncredited) / (writer: “Zaz Zuh Zaz” – uncredited) 

 1934 Betty Boop’s Trial (Short) (music: “The Scat Song” – uncredited) 

 1934 Betty Boop’s Rise to Fame (Short) (performer: “The Old Man of the Mountain”, “You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (to Get Along with Me)” – uncredited) 

 1933 Meet the Baron (writer: “Hi De Ho” – uncredited) 

 1933 Stoopnocracy (Short) (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited) 

 1933 The Old Man of the Mountain (Short) (music: “The Scat Song” – uncredited) / (performer: “Minnie the Moocher” (uncredited), “The Old Man of the Mountain”, “You Gotta Ho-De-Ho (to Get Along with Me)” (uncredited), “The Scat Song” (uncredited)) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher” – uncredited) 

 1933 Sing, Sisters, Sing! (Short) (music: “The Scat Song” – uncredited) 

 1933 International House (performer: “Reefer Man” (1932) – uncredited) 

 1933 Snow-White (Short) (performer: “St. James Infirmary Blues” – uncredited) 

 1932 The Big Broadcast (performer: “Hot Toddy”, “Kickin’ the Gong Around” – as The Cab Calloway Orchestra) / (performer: “Minnie the Moocher”) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

 1932 Just a Gigolo (Short) (music: “The Scat Song” – uncredited) 

 1932 Minnie the Moocher (Short) (performer: “Prohibition Blues” (uncredited), “Minnie the Moocher”, “Tiger Rag” (uncredited)) / (writer: “Minnie the Moocher”) 

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Other Works: He acted in Loften Mitchell and Rosetta LeNoire’s musical revue, “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Robert M. Cooper was director. See more »

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Alternate Names: Cab Calloway and His Band

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)


Did You Know?

Personal Quote: The only difference between a black entertainer 

and a white entertainer is that my ass has been kicked a lot more 

and a lot harder because it’s black.

Trivia: He recorded “Minnie the Moocher”. 

The record was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. See more »

Trademark: White tuxedo

Nickname: The “King of Hi-De-Ho”

Star Sign: Capricorn

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