Monday, February 24, 2020

Unforgettable…Mr. Bojangles

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I wasn't a huge fan of Sammy Davis, Jr.'s but I always loved seeing him do his Bojangles number. Many talented taps dancers have...

The Many Voices of Sammy Davis, Jr.

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When I was growing up, Sammy Davis, Jr. was alive and well...but nobody seemed to know a lot about him. We only knew that...

Cool Cab Calloway Sings Minnie the Moocher!

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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...

The Genius of Josephine…

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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...

Josephine Baker Dances With Her Shadow!

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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....