Time to enjoy some “Swing Dancing” from the Movie Hellzapoppin’ (1941).
This clip showcases Slim Galliard and members of his group performing the Hellzapoppin’ Jam. The classic dance sequence is performed by the incomparable “Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.”
Dancers (in order of appearance) William Downes and Micky Jones, Billy Ricker and Norma Miller, Al Minns and Willa Mae Ricker, Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson.
Some viewers may feel there are racial overtones in this clip. I’m including it on The Black History Channel because these dancers and performers are all professionals, experts at their craft who deserve to be showcased.
This video was originally posted at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahoJReiCaPk