Turn ON the Tube Week

19 January 2010

You know I love books! But the winter is long, and some things are worth watching.

Jumpin’ Jive! Listen to Cab Calloway and watch the truly amazing Nicholas Brothers (don’t miss them from 1:32 to the end) in Stormy Weather, 1943.

GET UP AND DANCE!
Chattanooga Choo Choo, more Nicholas Brothers, and Dorothy Dandridge with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, in “Orchestra Wives”, 1942
The Little Colonel, Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple, 1935
Puttin’ On The Ritz, Fred Astaire in “Blue Skies”, 1946
Singin’ in the Rain, Gene Kelly, 1952

3 Responses to “Turn ON the Tube Week”

  1. Sarah Says:

    This settles it. Tap Dancing should be an Olympic event!

  2. Alice Says:

    The Nicholas brothers are breathtaking! Thank you.


  3. Aren’t they astonishing? Be sure to also check out the link to Chattanooga Choo Choo, one of my favorite dance sequences ever. With Dorothy Dandridge, who is adorable.


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