From 1941’s Hellzapoppin’, watch this phenomenal performance byWhitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Savoy Ballroom's supreme swing dance group founded in 1935 by Herbert “Whitey” White. This clip is annotated with the teams’ names: William Downes & Frances “Mickey” Jones (0:39). Billy Ricker & Norma Miller (1:09). Al Minns & Willa Mae Ricker (1:29). Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson (1:55).
The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock and jazz.
It’s a great series and fun to narrate for pre-readers; the kids’ only suggestion is that we should be much closer to Allan and the drums. Play this full screen HD to see some details of what he’s playing and how.
A jazzy score, handmade craftsmanship, factories, machines,the 1950s, and glass; director Bert Haanstra's 1959 Oscar winning documentary short,Glas, is the perfect combination of so many fascinating subjects. Watch artisans at Royal Leerdam Glass Factory back-to-back with machines used in automated bottle making.
Bonus: The Netherlands. Now we know that "He, kijk uit!" means “Hey, watch out!”.