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TDR1 Eddie Rector - The Bambalina

TDR N° 1 - Eddie Rector & The Bambalina / Johnny Nit - 1920s first two black tap dance stars on Broadway. Pete Nugent's Bambalina-Routine & Brezin' The Breeze, Chuck Green on Jack Wiggins, Ralph Cooper's Military Man, 3 complete routines by Johnny Nit + full documentation. 305 pages / last update : August 12, 2020.

 

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Victor Cuno / Tap Dance Research N° 1
    Two Black Tap Dancers on Broadway                p. 3
    Eddie Rector and the Bambalina                    p. 3
    Eddie Rector - a new style of tap                    p. 4
    His life and career                            p. 7
The Rector Family                            p. 68
Julia Rector, Henry Rector, Grace Howell, Madeline Belt

    Pete Nugent                            p. 85
    Pete Nugent’s «Bambalina-Routine» & Comments            p. 91
Charles ‘Cookie’ Cook & Ernest ‘Brownie’ Brown            p. 103
demonstration of some of the Combinations figuring in this routine
from the doc «Greats Feats Of Feet« (Brenda Bufalino, 1977).

    Chuck Green: Jack Wiggins, the Bambalina King            p. 105
    About Jack Wiggins                        p. 112

Eddie Rector and the Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers        p. 120
Ralph Cooper’s «Military Man»                    p. 125
«Military Man» - comments                    p. 142

    Documentation:

    Bambalina Time-Step - presentation                p. 145
    Documents:
    The Four Covans - Charlie Robbins - Beryl Formby - The 3 Brown Jacks
    The Dancettes - Billy & Ann - Miller Brothers & Lois - Bill Robinson
    The Dunhills - The Three Dunhills & Betty Grable
    Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor - Donald O’Connor & Debbie Reynolds
    Fred & Gene Kelly - Gene Kelly & Sugar Ray Robinson
    The Four Step Brothers - Henry LeTang - Chuck Green (Jack Wiggins)
    Joe Sterling - Charles ‘Cookie’ Cook / Gregory Hines / Leslie ‘Bubba’ Gaines        

    Forward-And-Back Combination - presentation            p. 168
    Documents:  
    A / John Bubbles - Shirley Temple, Alice Faye & Jack Haley - The 4 Specs
    Sammy Davis Sr. - Charles “Cookie” Cook - Maceo Anderson Tradition
    A1 / Jack Haley - Nicholas Brothers -
    B / The Four Covans - The Reynold Sisters - B1 - Buck & Bubbles
    C / Baby Laurence - Carnell Lyons -  C1 / Pete Nugent
    D / Shirley Temple, Alice Faye & Jack Haley - D1 / Leon Collins
    E / Henry LeTang - Chuck Green & Ralph Brown - Chuck Green - Ralph Brown
    F / unidentified couple - The Four Specs - unidentified dancer - Sammy Davis Jr.

    The 4 Specs: a Bambalina Wing-Combination            p. 199
    The 4 Step Brothers & the Syncopated Pattern            p. 201
    Bambalina Time-Step Break                    p. 203
    Johnny Nit
    About Johnny Nit - his life and career                p. 205
    Johnny Nit’s Buck-And-Wing techniques                 p. 221


    Routines by Johnny Nit:
    «Whistle And Blow Your Blues Away»                p. 229
    «Everything Is Rhythm»                        p. 245
    «It’s A Long Way To Tipperary»                    p. 250
    «High Pedestal»                            p. 257

    Additional Documentation:
    Chuck Green on Pete Nugent                    p. 264
    Pete Nugent «Breezin’ The Breeze»                p. 267

    Eddie Rector «A Cotton Club Radio Recording»            p. 275
    The Bambalina - Sheet Music                    p. 279


UPDATED:2020-08-12 11:24:40

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