The Cab Calloway Orchestra was one of the most significant jazz bands in America during the 1930s and 1940s, based at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem. Cab Calloway replaced Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club and recorded for various labels such as Brunswick and ARC dime store labels. The band's lineup included some of the best-established musicians of the time. The original band members included Earres Prince on piano, Walter "Foots" Thomas and Thornton Blue on alto saxes, and Morris White on banjo, among others. Notable pieces from the band include Minnie the Moocher and St. James Infirmary. The Cab Calloway Orchestra disbanded in the late 1940s after the Cotton Club closed.