Home | More Videos | About Us | Our Advertisers | Contact | Subscribe | Donate

30sJazz.com

A daily jazz party brought to you by JazzontheTube.com

 
 

Jumpin' Jive

The Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway

 

Subscribe to Jazz on the Tube

Navigation:    Home    Back    More videos like this

Arguably the greatest dance routine ever
captured on film

Advertisement

The Nicholas Brothers, Fayard (1914-2006) and Harold (1921-2000) came to fame at the Cotton Club in the 1930s for their very acrobatic and spectacular tap dancing.

They were in many films, including the two Glenn Miller movies Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives, invariably stealing the show during their featured number.

1943's Stormy Weather was the highpoint of their film career and has one of the great dance features ever documented.

The first half of "Jumpin' Jive," which features the always-colorful Cab Calloway and his orchestra (with drummer Cozy Cole), is an enjoyable treat by itself.

The Nicholas Brothers then perform some rather unbelievable dancing, with leaps and landings that simply cannot be topped.

- Scott Yanow




"Sing, Swing and All That Jazz"

Free audio streaming of Henry Holloway's award winning radio program

For more 30s Jazz including an archive of Golden Bandstand winner Henry Holoway's radio program "Swing, Sing and All That Jazz" you can stream the program for free - here



Please share your favorite JazzontheTube.com videos with your friends and colleagues

That's how we grow.

Thanks!


For more Cab Calloway videos, click here

See the complete catalog of
30's jazz videos

About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact