1951 Cab Calloway Re-establishes the big band for a tour of South America, appearing in Montevideo, Uruguay during Carnival
After a considerable hiatus, the band reorganized (though not on that big a scale) for a tour of South America, appearing in Montevideo, Uruguay during Carnival. On the side lines it kept playing in small clubs. Cab also landed a part in Porgy and Bess on Broadway as the character Sportin� Life.
From 1952 to 1954, Cab toured Europe and America in the role of Sportin' Life with the touring company of Gershwin's Opera, Porgy and Bess. From 1954 on, he worked as a solo act, although on occasion, he did front a big band assembled by Eddie Barefield
Cab Re-forms Big Ork for Trip to Uruguay. down beat, vol. 18, February 24, 1951. p. 1
Three U.S. Orks Hits in Montevideo Appearances. down beat, vol. 18, April 6, 1951. p. 1