Wing Wing

It’s the first video from forthcoming album, “Diggin’ The Roots Vol 1: Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues” and features regular collaborator, the fabulous Cassidy Janson, who is also featured on the album. Cassidy is a true West End star with shows such as “Wicked” and “Avenue Q” on her CV and she’s currently playing the lead role of Carole King in “Beautiful”.

Swing Dance 1946

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From the movie: TILL THE END OF TIME 1946
Dancers Guy Madison and Jean Porter

Well Deserved Crowd Pleasers
Dietmar Ehrentraut, 70, and wife Nellia, 64
Boogie Woogie Dance

Bounce Me Brother With A Solid Four

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Thanks Brendan for uncovering this video of Nils and Bianca.
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Tranky Doo

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Joel Plys, Gina Helfrich, Crista Seipp doing the Tranky Doo at Swing Dance USA 2010

Swing – Best of The Big Bands (1/3)

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Swing music began as a form of jazz developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. Big Band Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a “lilting” swing time rhythm. Large ensemble Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie became the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945.

The term “to swing” is praise for music with a strong rhythmic “groove” or drive.

Jive Aces with Janitor Caretaker

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Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy Ballroom

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Lindy Hoppers at the Savoy Ball Room in Harlem. Music by Varetta Dillard, “Them there eyes.”

1953 Lindy Hoppers! More amazing dancers at the Savoy ball room in Harlem! Rare footage of how it's done! Music by Varetta Dillard, "Them there eyes." Get Gone! Get Hep! George and Sugar Sullivan, Al Minns are just some of the famous dancers spotted in these clips! Footage can be see on the "Spirit Moves" Documentary Part 2 covering the 1950's. #heppestofthehep #hep #hoth

Posted by Heppest of the Hep. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016