Oh My!

THIS is how you ring out September.

The act is Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the 1941 film Helzapoppin. The group performed at the legendary Savoy Ballroom in Harlem and was a virtual who’s who of swing greats from the era, including Herbert “Whitey” White (the founder), Al Minns, Leon James and Frankie Manning.

They were founded in 1935 and disbanded by 1943, largely because of the war.

Amazing.

 

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