Ahh, vintage Hawaii! Reminds me of hip-hugging vintage Kamehameha dresses. Here’s a fantastic vintage clip of Louise Reyes singing “Sophisticated Hula”.
COUNT BASIE Excerpts from the oddly titled “Dance of the Gremlins” (thanks to mfb25890 & mbdavis10025 for the song I.D.), and “Swingin’ the Blues”, c. 1941. … There’s nothing like the sound of a swigin’ big band to get your feet jumping! Here’s a fantastic video featuring Count Basie performing Swingin’ The Blues.
Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the film Helzapoppin. This, for me, was one of the most inspiring dance pieces for this decade. It captures the vitality, strength and pure passion of swing music and dance in the 1940s. The choreographer and one of the principal dancers, Frankie Manning, will(…)