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Bill Robinson - A Hollywood Routine

Tap Dance Research N° 4 . 3 versions of the tap-routine originated by Bill Robinson & Jeni LeGon in 1935: the original / Buddy Ebsen & Judy Garland / Eleanor Powell & Gracie Allen. Additional tap-routines + tap research (49 p.). Available as DOWNLOAD PDF

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    Introduction - p. 5
    Set-Up of the Routines - p. 7
        The routines:
    1    Bill Robinson & Jeni LeGon «Living In A Great Big Way» - p. 8
        music: Jimmy Mc Hugh / lyrics: Dorothy Fields
        from «Hooray For Love» (RKO, June 14, 1935)
         tempo : 236
    2    Buddy Ebsen & Judy Garland «Yours And Mine» - p. 16
        music: Nacio Herb Brown / lyrics: Arthur Freed
         from  «Broadway Melody Of 1938» (MGM, Aug. 16,1937)
         tempo:  250
     3    Eleanor Powell & Gracie Allen «Honolulu» - p. 21
        music: Harry Warren / lyrics: Gus Kahn
        from  «Honolulu» (MGM, Jan. 31, 1939)
        tempo: 190


    Additional routines:
    Bill Robinson & The Black Orchids «The Bill Robinson Stomp» - p. 25
    music & lyrics: Cliff Hess
    from «King For A Day» (Vitaphone, June 28, 1934)

    Bill Robinson & Shirley Temple «The Shim-Sham» - p. 30
    Music by Cyril J. Mockridge and Bill Robinson
    from the film "The Littlest Rebel" (20th Century , Dec.27, 1935)


    research documents:
    Half-Break / Full-Break    p. 34
    Bill Robinson & Shirley Temple
    «The Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers»
    from «Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm» (20th Century Fox,  March 18,1938)

    Bill Robinson Walk    p. 35
    Bill Robinson & Shirley Temple
    «Oh Susannah» Question - Answer Routine
    from «The Little Colonel» (20th Century Fox, Feb. 22, 1935) DVD
    Bill Robinson & Shirley Temple «Nja - Nja- Nja»
    from «The Littlest Rebel» (20th Century Fox, Dec. 24, 1935) DVD
    Bill Robinson & Chorus «Brass Buttons»
    from the film «Just Around The Corner» (20th Century Fox, Nov. 11, 1938)

    4-4-8 Crossover-Combination    p. 38
    «Ann Pennington»
    from «x» (RKO, 19xx) PC DVD «You Tube Clips 2011-1»
    2 black Boys «Music Rackett»
    Vitaphone, June,1930 (Vitaphone Production Reel #1004
    VC PC DVD «YouTubeClips 2012-03»
    Alice Faye & Chorus «Let's Go Slumming In The Park»
    from «On The Avenue (20th Century Fox, Feb. 12, 1937)
    dances staged by Seymour Felix
    The Mitchell Brothers «Sweet Kisses»
    Soundie # 75 dec 21,  1943,  compilation Rhythmmania, PC DVD

    4-8 Crossover-Combination Nicholas Brothers    p. 42
    The Nicholas Brothers «Lucky Numbers»
    from «Black Network» (Vitaphone, 2 reels, May 5, 1936)
    The Nicholas Brothers "Calling All Stars"
    British Lion (1937)

    Hop-Lancashire Combination     p. 43
    The Nicholas Brothers «Calling All Stars»
    British Lion (1937)

    Black Bottom    p. 45
    various dancers

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