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Cool Cab Calloway Sings Minnie the Moocher!

The above video originally debuted at this link - http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=8mq4UT4VnbE My earliest memory of Cab Calloway was when he died in 1994, but he...
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The Genius of Josephine…

19-year-old Josephine Baker sensed white fantasies about black people perfectly. Josephine Baker was the center of attention in intellectual circles. The writer Hemingway, the...
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Josephine Baker Dances With Her Shadow!

Behold...the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture. This clip is from the movie Zouzou (1934). Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St....
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Hellzapoppin’ Lindy Hop!

Hi Everybody, Time to enjoy some "Swing Dancing" from the Movie Hellzapoppin' (1941). This clip showcases Slim Galliard and members of his group performing the Hellzapoppin'...
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Original Uprock

This video originally posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Agz_2um4c This video, labeled "Original Uprock," is included purely for your entertainment. It features Al Minns and Leon James (better known...