Swingstyle  Movie-Clips

The following video clips are in RealPlayer format.
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The files can also be saved by right mouse click ("... save as") to your hard disk.
Due to the huge amount of data in videos the files are compressed extremely. They
represent the best possible compromise between size (160 x 120 pixels) and playing time.
Despite the poor quality, you get a good impression of the various dances.


Tap dance and improvisation

"A Bundle of Blues" (1,9MB  1:47 Min.)

"A Bundle of Blues" (1933) 
Music: "Bugle Call Rag" (Duke Ellington)
Dancer:  Florence Hill and Bessie Dudley

Learn to hit that Jive (Jitterbug)

Groovie Movie Teil 1 (1,3MB  2:09 Min.)
Groovie Movie Teil 2 (2,3MB  3:50 Min.)

"Groovie Movie" (approx. 1943/44)
Music:  "One O'Clock Jump" (Jimmy Dorsey)
Dancer:  Charles "Chuck/Gossomer" Saggau, Arthur Walch, Lenny Smith, 
Kay Smith, Bob Ashley, Jeanne Phelps Veloz, Irene Thomas

The wildest "Lindy Hop"
( ... and this 15 years before Rock 'n' Roll ! )

" Hellzaboppin' " (2,5MB  2:18 Min.)

"Hellzapoppin' " (1941)
Music: "Hellzapoppin' Jam" (Slim Gaillard)
        Whitey's Lindy Hoppers:
   William Downes and Micky Jones, Billy Ricker and Norma Miller, 
Al Minns and Willa Mae Ricker, Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson 

Black Bottom and Charleston

Black Bottom  (1,8MB  1:36 Min.)

Title: "Roxie Hart" (1942)
Music: "Black Bottom" (Bob Crosby)
Dancer: Ginger Rogers


Notice the "real Suit Zoots"! .
Jitterbug  (1,4MB   0:51 Min.)

Title: "Ghost Catchers" (1944)
Music: unbekannt
Dancer: Johnny & Venna Archer, Bob Ashley, Dean Collins (Choreographie), 
Gil Hermandez, Lennie Smith, Betty Stoy, Irene Thomas, Mike Tremini
(Zoot-Suiters: "Ole" and "Johnson")


Jive  (1,8MB  0:43 Min.)

Title: "Let's Make Music" (approx. 1939/40)
with Bob Crosby and his Orchestra
Dancer:  Dean Collins and Jewel McGowen