[Cotton Club] [Calloway, Cab. (1907–1994) & Robinson, Bill. (1878–1949)]

"The Swankiest, Swingiest, Singiest Sepian Revue" - 1930's Cotton Club Table Mallet and Postcard Photograph

An original wooden mallet from the legendary jazz club, printed on the handle with the words "Cotton Club / Bway at 48th Street / Circle 7-1000 / JAMMED SESSIONS NIGHTLY / The Swankiest, Swingiest, Singiest Sepian Revue".  Together with a modern reprint postcard photograph of the illuminated exterior of the club, which shows the marquee advertising appearances by Bill Robinson and Cab Calloway.  It was the custom at the Cotton Club to show approval of the performers by rapping on the tables with this type of small wooden hammer.  Some light wear; overall fine.  Mallet measures 6.75 inches in length; postcard 4 x 5.5 inches.  (19752)