Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway and Irving Mills [The Blues Brothers]. Arranged by Ralph Ford. Orchestra. Full Orchestra; Score. Pop Intermediate Full Orchestra. Jazz. Grade 2.5. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40438S).
A jazz classic that has stood the test of time, this arrangement captures all the magic of this great Cab Calloway tune from the 1930s. Also known as the "Hi-dee-ho" song, it was re-popularized by Cab himself in a 1970s comedy film that featured two brothers singing the blues that were "on a mission from God." Included in this arrangement for your orchestra is the famous vocal 'scat' that made this a huge hit that spans generations. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy joining in the fun and singing along on your next concert! (2:30).