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The B.S.-Chorus

Tap Dance Research N°10 - a tapdance research book by Victor Cuno (542 p). The famous afro-american routine was the basic item for black Buck-And-Wing dancing. All about this fabulous style in this large documentation. Last update: January 11, 2017.

 

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The B.S.-Chorus
a Victor Cuno tap research book
Introduction                                p. 17
The B.S.-Pattern & The B.S.-Break                p. 17
The set-up of the B.S.-Chorus                    p. 18
Techniques & Variations:
The Time-Step in the 1920s                    p. 19
The Individual Time-Step Mix                    p. 20
The Time-Step in the 1930s / The Revival / Start        p. 21
The B.S.-Pattern                            p. 22
The Maxieford in the B.S.-Break                p. 23
The Lazy Maxieford                        p. 25
The B.S.-Break in the 1930s                    p. 27
The B.S.-Break in white showbusiness                p. 28
    Standard / Gene Kelly
Alternative versions of the B.S.-Break                p. 29
    B.S-Pattern + Waltzclog / Sand-Pattern + Maxieford / B.S.-Pattern
    into Time-Step / B.S.-Pattern into 2nd part of Time-Step Break
Other Breaks used in the B.S.-Chorus                p .31
The Time-Step Crossover                        p. 32
The Buck-And-Wing                        p. 34
Over-The-Top & Syncopated Glide                p. 37
Through-The-Trenches / The Finishing Break            p. 40
The B.S.-Pattern in White Showbusiness            p. 42
    Buffalo Time-Step / Traveling Time-Step / Double-Buck
    Vaudeville-Break / Gene Kelly special
The Military B.S.-Pattern                        p. 46
A Syncopated Combination                        p. 47


Part 1
B.S.-Chorus - The Revival:
1 Honi Coles & Cholly Atkins                    p. 48
included in the "camera 3" documentary with Marshall Stearns tempo: 240
2 Honi Coles
a) from the documentary "The Class Act Of Tap" (DVD) tempo: 336        p. 52
b) from the documentary "Two Takes On Tap" (JTE performance)        p. 54
3 The Copasetics                            p. 57
(Buster Brown, Bubba Gaines, Cookie Cook, Sandman Sims
from German TV-Special (VC-Collection, TAP N° 8
4 a) The Copasetics                            p. 66
from L to R: Ernest Brown, Buster Brown, Bubba Gaines, xx
from "Great Feats Of Feet" tempo: 320
b) The Copasetics: B.S.-Chorus                    p. 72
from "Great Feats of Feet" (Step 1 & 4)
5 Cookie Cook                            p. 73
dancers: Cookie Cook - Brenda Bufalino - Kevin Ramsey
from the Video "The Essentials Of Tap"
6 Brenda Bufalino                            p. 75
from the Video "Where The Action Is" - Tap Intensive 1993 N° 2
7 Eddie Brown                            p. 77
as learned by the author
8 Henry LeTang                            p. 79
as learned by the author
9 Sandman Sims, Chuck Green, Bunny Briggs            p. 82
from NO MAPS on my TAPS
10 Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, Jimmy Slyde            p. 87
“BET” USA TV (YouTubeClip)
11 Leon Collins                            p. 94
as learned by the author
12 Ralph BROWN                            p. 96
13 Lavaughn Robinson                        p. 98
YouTube Clip
14 Bunny Briggs & Dominique                    p. 101
from the Show “Black And Blue” (RTL - German TV - not dated)
15 The Hoofers «Doin’ The New Low Down»        p. 102
B.S.-Chorus (Rhythm-Version) with solos
french TV-Clip of a stage show (edited) 1967


Part 2
    The B.S.-Chorus - Historic Documents:    
1926    2 Black Boys «Scar Of Shame»                p. 121
    DVD "The Origins Of Film" disc 1
1930    Louis Douglas & 2 Girls «Einbrecher»            p. 127
    Germany (UFA, 1930), (DVD)
    unidentified dancer «Happy Feet»                 p. 134
    «Noble Sissle & Orchestra» (British Pathé, 1930)
    The Three Eddies «Elstree Calling»                p. 137
    A. Hitchcock, 1930 (UK)
1932    unidentified Tap-Duet «B.S.-Chorus»                p. 141
    from "The Girl from Chicago" (Micheaux Productions, 1932) DVD
    The Nicholas Brothers «China Boy»            p. 146
    from "Pie, Pie Blackbird" (Vitaphone, June 4, 1932)
1933    unidentified dancer  «Check & Double Check»  (1933)        p. 155
    Harold Nicholas «The Emperor Jones»            p. 156
    (United Artists, Sept. 29, 1933)
1935    Harold Nicholas «Miss Brown To You»                p. 157
    from the  «The Big Broadcast of 1936» (Paramount, September 20, 1935)
    B.S.-Buck-And-Wing Chorus
    The Nicholas Brothers «Down Argentine Way - Finale»        p. 160
    (choreographer: Nick Castle (20th Century Fox, 1940)
    The Two Mackays «Do The Run Around»            p. 161
    from the UK 1936 feature film "She Shall Have Music"
    Yvonne Moray (wh) «Swing for Sale»                p. 162
    from «Movie-Mania» (Vitaphone, May 8, 1937)
1938    Boy & Girl Chorus «B.S.-Chorus»                p. 163
    from the film "The Duke Is Tops"  (Million Dollar Productions, 1938)
    The 4 Specs «Sticks And Stones»                p. 173
    release date: Jan 4, 1943 footage taken from "Sweet Shoe"
    (Nu Atlas, Jan 4, 1938)
1939    Edna Mae Harris «Harlem Serenade»                p. 175
    Rhythm-Buck B.S-Chorus
    from "Paradise in Harlem"  (Jubilee Pictures Corp., 1939)
    Chris Gill «Heart Full Of Rhythm»                p. 177
    (British Pathé, 1939)
1943    Cook & Brown                            p. 179
    from the Soundie «Chatter» (1943)
1946     July Jones & Howard Galloway «B.S.-Chorus»        p. 161
    from «Dirty Gertie From Harlem USA» Sack Amusement Enterprises (1946)
1947    Sammy Davis Jr. «B.S.-Chorus» (beginning)            p. 185
Part 3
Buck-And-Wing Routines (based on the B.S.-Chorus):
1928    Josephine Baker «The Fireman Of The Folies Bergère»
    (France, 1928) silent short
1929    The Four Covans «Welcome Home»                p. 190
    from "On With The Show" (Warner Bros., July 13,1929)
    The Four Covans  «Lift The Juleps To My Tulips»        p. 209
    from "On With The Show" (Warner Bros., July 13,1929)
    Dewey & Willie Covan «Singin’ In The Bathtub»        p. 216
    from “The Show Of Shows” (Warner Bros., Nov 24,1929)
1930    2 black Boys «Music Rackett»                    p. 223
    Vitaphone, June,1930 (Vitaphone Production Reel #1004)
    The Three Eddies «Doin' The New Low Down» (solo)        p. 226
    Vaudeville-Tune
    "Elstree Calling" A. Hitchcock, 1930 (UK)
1931    «The Three Eddies» Buck-and Wing Solo                p. 233
    (British Pathe,1931
    Roland Holder «Shine»                    p. 236
    from «The Exile» (Oscar Micheaux, May 16, 1931)
1932    Bunny Briggs «Slow Poke»                    p. 244
    (Skibo-Short, 1932) included in "Harlem Swings" VHS > PC DVD
1933    Sammy Davis Jr. «Rufus Jones for President»        p. 246
    (Vitaphone, September 9, 1933)
1932    Oscar Micheaux Films                        p. 252
    unidentified black dancer in front of Girl-Chorus
    «Girl From Chicago»
    (Oscar Micheaux Productions,1932)  ( DVD 4 Feature Films)
    «Ten Minutes To Live»
    (Oscar Micheaux Productions,1932)  ( DVD)
1935    The Nicholas Brothers «An All Colored Vaudeville Show»    p. 256
    (Vitaphone, Sept 6, 1935)
1938    Tyler Twins «Bye Bye Blues»                    p. 267
    "God's Step Children" (1938) DVD Harlem Double Feature
1943    The Mitchell Brothers «Sweet Kisses»            p. 281
    Soundie # 75 dec 21, 1943,  compilation Rhythmmania, PC DVD
1950s    The Four Step Brothers «Holy Moly» SOLOS on TV        p. 286
    Maceo Anderson, Freddy James, Sylvester Johnson, Al Williams
    1 / «Colgate Comedy Hour» with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
    (PC DVD "YouTube Clips 2010-1")
    2 / «Colgate Comedy Hour» with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
    (May 31, 1953)
    3 / The Copa Room 2
    Intro-Routine with cane + presentation-routine & full Shim-Sham finale
    4 / Dean Martin Show (color)
REV    Charles ‘Cookie’ Cook                    
    from a black Show hosted by Harold Nicholas            p. 305
    «Doin' The New Low Down»                p. 307
    «Buddies»                            p. 310
    as learned by the author through Heather Cornell
REV    The Copasetics «Chair Dance»                p. 313
REV    Chuck Green on Jack Wiggins «King Tap»        p. 317
    as learned by the author
REV    Henry LeTang «Rhythm-Buck Routine»            p. 324
    as learned by the author, Las Vegas, 1992


Part 4
    Research 1: Time-Step + B.S.-Break
    (in other than B.S.-Buck Routines)
The Three Eddies «Elstree Calling»                p. 327
A. Hitchcock, 1930 (UK) YouTube Clip - DVD April 2008
unid. female black dancer «Bragging My Heart Around» (?)    p. 328
from "Veiled Aristocrats" Oscar Micheaux Productions, Feb. 1932
The Nicholas Brothers  «Fred Astaire»            p. 329
Home Movie (1934) featured in "Biography"
3 Brown Jacks «Moonlight On The Ganges»            p. 330
from "Jimmie Lunceford and his Dance Orchestra" (Vitaphone, Feb. 18, 1937)
The Four Step Brothers «Shine On  Harvest  Moon»        p. 331
(Warner Bros., March 10 1944)
Miller Brothers & Lois «Nightclub-Act»                p. 331
from the 1947 All-American Production of "Hi-De-Ho"
unidentified Black Dancer 2 / «Chinatown»            p. 333
from «Lying Lips (Oscar Micheaux, May, 1939)
Leon Collins «Aint Misbehavin N° 1»                p. 334
as learned by the author
The Hi Hatters & Bob Hope «When Your Smiling»        p. 334
from «The Comedy Hour» (NBC, 1950)
The Four Step Brothers «Holy Moly»                p. 336
    1 /  solo Prince Spencer (dancer at L on screen)
     «The Colgate Comedy Hour» with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis (1952)
    2 / solo Prince Spencer (dancer at L on screen)
    «The Colgate Comedy Hour» with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
    Episode 3.37 (NBC, May 31, 1953)
    3 / solo Prince Spencer (dancer at L on screen)
    «The Colgate Comedy Hour» with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
    Episode 5.17 (NBC, February 13, 1955)
Will Mastin Trio > Sammy Davis Jr. «Sing You Sinners»         p. 338
from a 1956 US TV Show



    Research 1a: B.S.-Break in white showbusiness
unidentified Girl-Chorus (wh) «Stepping Out»            p. 339
- filmed at the Great Ball at the Paris Opera
British Pathé, June 12, 1933
Yvonne Moray (wh) «Swing for Sale»                p. 339
from «Movie-Mania» (Vitaphone, May 8, 1937)                
Male Chorus «Military Tap»                    p. 339
«Bye-Gones» (Vitaphone, Januray 14, 1933)
Maidie & Ray (wh) «Broadway Buckaroo»                p. 340
(Vitaphone, June 3, 1939)
The Modern Minstrel Maidens (wh) «The Watermelon Dance»
film not yet identified
Myra & Eileen «What’s In...»                    p. 341
(British Pathé, July 21, 1938)

    Research 1b: Gene Kelly’s B.S.-Break
GENE KELLY & Julie Andrews «some oldfashioned hoofing»     p. 342
from the TV Show “x” (19x) "the tapping game"
GENE KELLY & Dean Martin «Blue Skies / Bye Bye Blues»    p. 345
from the TV Show “x” (1971) YouTube clip june 2007
Gene Kelly & Sugar Ray Robinson «Broadway Melody»         p. 346
from «Dancing - A Man’s Game (Omnibus, US-TV, December 21, 1958)

    Research 1c: variations
Jack Haley «Smiles»                            p. 347
from «x» (x, xx, 193x)
Gene Kelly & Sugar Ray Robinson «Broadway Melody»         p. 347
from «Dancing - A Man’s Game (Omnibus, US-TV, December 21, 1958)

    Research 2: Time-Step & Crossover (+ B.S.-Break)
    (in other than B.S.-Buck Routines)
Margaret Nearing (W) «Fast Bullets»                    p. 348
(Reliable Pictures Corporation,1936) (DVD)
Henry LeTang «I Want To Be Happy»                p. 349
Routine No 9 as learned by the author
Henry LeTang «I'm So Wild About Harry»            p. 350
Victor Cuno Personal Routine (New York, 1991)
Henry LeTang «Bill Robinson Routine»                p. 351
Victor Cuno Personal Routine (Las Vegas, 1992)
Chuck Green «Chair Dance»                        p. 352
New York, January 06-10, 1995 / Paris, March 01-03 1995
as learned by the author
Betty Grable & Alice Fay «Hawai»                    p. 353
from "Tin Pan Alley"  (20th Century  Fox, Nov 29, 1940)            
Gene Kelly & Gene Kelly «Any Dance You Can Do I Can Do Better»
from a B&W TV-Special                              p. 354


    Research 3: B.S.-Crossover + B.S.-Break
    (in other than B.S.-Buck Routines)
Harold Nicholas  «The Emperor Jones»                p. 356
(United Artists, Sept. 29, 1933)
Miller Brothers & Lois «The Letter Dance»                 p. 357
from the 1947 All-American Production of "Hi-De-Ho"
Ivery Wheeler «The Maceo Tradition»                p. 358
as learned by the author in 1985 (cast member of the show "Black And Blue" in Paris)
Ivery Wheeler Buck-Routine (2012) «The Maceo Tradition»    p. 359
as learned in a workshop (Paris, July 2012)
Rosie Moran «the well-known ‘Star’ from ‘Sons O’ Guns’»    p. 360
(British Pathé, October 6, 1930)


    Research 4: Buck-And-Wing Combination
    (in other than B.S.-Buck Routines)
Tip, Tap and Toe  «Routine»                        p. 361
from the film "You Can't Have Everything" (20th Century Fox, Aug. 6,1937)
Tip, Tap & Toe «By Request»                        p. 362
with Claude Hopkins' Orchestra (Vitaphone Corp., 1935)
Tip, Tap & Toe «Shout, Brother, Shout»                p. 363
from “Pardon My Sarong” (Mayfair Prod. Inc., Aug 7, 1942)
The Four Step Brothers «Nagasaki»                    p. 364
from "Barber Shop Blues" (Vitaphone, 1933)
Ina Ray Hutton «Doin' The Susie-Q»                 p. 364
(1937)  ("Swingtime Coll. Vol 5" - 'The Bandleaders)
2 not identified dancers (m, wh) «Doll Face»                p. 365
(1945) DVD 2 not identified male white dancers: AUDITION SCENE (beginning)
The Nicholas Brothers «Alabama Bound»                p. 366
from "The Great American Broadcast" (20th Century Fox, May 9, 1941) DVD
Mayo Brothers Flash-Routine (part)
early TV, included in the DOC "Vaudeville" (DVD)                p. 366


    Research 4a: Wing-Toe-Toe Combination +
    Buck-And-Wing Combination
    (in other than B.S.-Buck Routines)

The Four Step Brothers «Nagasaki»                p. 367
from "Barber Shop Blues" (Vitaphone, 1933)
The Four Step Brothers «Shine  On  Harvest  Moon»        p. 368
from the 1944 film
The Edwards Sisters                        p. 368
from «Symphony In Swing» (Universal, 1949)
The Nicholas Brothers «Down Argentine Way»            p. 369
(20th Century Fox,1940)

Research 4b: Buck-And-Wing 2-3-3 Combination
Henry LeTang «Hands»                        p. 370
Routine N°17 (as learned by the author)

    Research 4c: Buck-And-Wing into Bandy-Twist
Dorothy Lee «I'll Make You Feel at Home»            p. 371
from "Plane Crazy" (Vitaphone, dec. 1933)
Gene Kelly & Gene Kelly «Any Dance You Can Do I Can Do Better»
from «The Gene Kelly Show US TV-Special    (1958)                  p. 371
Gene Kelly & Bobby Riha «It’s Been Nice»                p. 371
from «Jack And The Beanstalk» (Hanna-Barbera, 26 February 1967 (USA / TV)

    Research 4d: Louis DaPron’s Buck-And-Wing
Eleanore Whitney & Louis DaPron «The Swing Tap»        p. 372
from "Three Cheers For Love" (Paramount, June 26, 1936)
YouTubeClip
Bob Scheerer «Going Up»
from "How's About It" (Universal, 1943)                    p. 372

    Research 5: Other Combinations + B.S.-Break
Girl Chorus «The Black Orchids» «Minstrel Man»        p. 373
from "King For A Day" (Vitaphone, June 28,1934)
DVD Warner Archive «Big Band, Jazz & Swing»
Johnny Nit «Steppin' Fast»                    p. 374
(Pathetone, UK, 1936)
Alston & Young                            p. 375
from "Mistaken Identity" (Century Productions, 1941)                 
The 4 Flash Devils "Soft Lights & Sweet Music"        p. 375
(UK, February, 1936)


Sammy Davis Sr. «Liza»                        p. 376
1 / US TV-Show presented by Milton Berle
PC DVD «YouTube Clips 2012-4»
2 / Will Mastin Trio starring Sammy Davis Jr.
from «Colgate Comedy Hour» (Feb. 23, 1951)
PC DVD «YouTube Clips 2013-1»
3 / Will Mastin Trio starring Sammy Davis Jr.
from «Colgate Comedy Hour» (Aug. 9, 1954)
PC DVD «YouTube Clips 2013-1»
The 4 Step Brothers «Holy Moly»                    p. 377
from "Here Come The Girls" (Paramount, October 22, 1953)
Henry LeTang «Moonlight On The Ganges»             p. 378
Victor Cuno personal routine, december 1990 (privates in New York)



    Research 6: Time-Step Combinations with
    B.S.-Pattern (+ B.S.-Break)

6a / Buffalo Time-Step
Lorraine Krueger «Rhythm-Buck Routine»            p. 379
from"Tickled Pinky" (Short-Film1940)
Girl Chorus «Zis Boom Bah»                    p. 380
(Astor Pictures, 1941)
Gene Kelly
1 / "Do You Love Me (2nd part)"                    p. 380
from "Dubarry Was a Lady", (MGM, Aug. 13, 1943)
2 / Gene Kelly & Kids "I Got Rhythm“                p. 381
"An American In Paris" (MGM, Sept. 5, 1951)
3 / "Blue Skies / Bye Bye Blues"                    p. 381
GENE KELLY & Dean Martin from the “Dean Martin Show” (TV, 1971)
4 / “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”                p. 382
GENE KELLY & Dean Martin
from the "Dean Martin Show “ (TV, 1972-74)
Henry LeTang
1 / «Whispering»                            p. 383
"singer" Routine No 3 as learned by the author
2 / «Bye Bye Blues»                        p. 384
Victor Cuno personal routine (december 1990)
3 / “I'm So Wild About Harry”                    p. 385
Victor Cuno Personal Routine (New York, 1991)
Vi Kearney & Pearly Boy «Say It With Flowers»            p. 386
UK, 1934 (DVD)


6b / Traveling Time-Step
Cora LaRedd «Jig Time»                        p. 387
from "That's The Spirit" (Vitaphone, 1933)
Henry LeTang Routine No 3 ‘singer’ «Whispering»            p. 388
as learned by the author
Reynold Sisters «Buck Routine»                    p. 388
MGM Metro Movietone Revue N° 3 (January, 1930)
SF DVD "Broadway Melody Of 1929"
Thelma White & Girl Chorus «If You Have Troubles»        p. 389
(Laugh Them Away)
from «Sixteen Sweeties» (Pathé Exchange, April 20, 1930)
Jubilee Girls «Variety Jubilee»                    p. 390
(UK, 1943)

6c / Double-Buck
Mickey Braatz «Amuse Yourself» - acrobatic tap            p. 391
 Educational Films Corp. of America, (20th Century Fox, November 22, 1936)
Mickey Braatz «Dinah»                        p. 391
from «Phil Spitalny & his Musical Queens» (Vitaphone, 1934)


    Research 7:
    Full-Break with B.S.-Pattern

7a / Softshoe-Break
Cora LaRedd «Jig Time»                    p. 392
from "That's The Spirit" (Vitaphone, 1933)

7b / Vaudeville-Break
Larry & Larry                                p. 393
from "The Audition" (Vitaphone, 1933 (SF DVD "The Major Of Hell")
WB DVD «Big Band, Jazz & Swing»

7c / Shim-Sham Break
The Cotton Club Girls                        p. 393
From “Slow Poke”, Skibo-Prod. / Educational Film Corp., (1933)

7d / Vaudeville-Break beginning into B.S-Pattern + Time-Step
Hal LeRoy «Ups And Downs»                    p. 394
(Vitaphone, Oct 9, 1937)
July Jones & Howard Gallaway «Full Routine»            p. 394
from "Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA", Sack Enterprises, 1946
Unidentified Tap-Trio (m, b) «Steins On The Table»        p. 395
from "Beer and Pretzels" (MGM, August 26, 1933)
Red and Struggie    «Nagasaki»                    p. 396
from “Don Redman and his Orchestra” (Vitaphone, Dec. 30, 1934)

7e / Vaudeville-Break beginning into B.S-Pattern + individual ending
Louis DaPron «Routines for Teachers N° 9»            p. 397
from “Louis DaPron Chorus” (Rusty Frank, 2006) DVD

Research 8: other versions of the B.S.-Break

a / with Lazy Maxieford
The Three Brown Jacks «Moonlight On The Ganges»        p. 398
from "Jimmie Lunceford and his Dance Orchestra" (Vitaphone, Feb. 18, 1937)
The Hi Hatters & Bob Hope «When Your Smiling»        p. 398
from "Comedy Hour" (NBC, 1950)

b / with Waltzclog
The Four Step Brothers «Nagasaki»                p. 398
from "Barber Shop Blues" (Vitaphone, 1933)
Lee Dixon & Girl «Dinah»                        p. 399
from “A Modern Cinderella” (Vitaphone, Nov 5,1932)
Jeni LeGon «Ali Baba Goes To Town»                p. 399
included in the DVD "Presenting Dr. Jeni LeGon"            
Jeni LeGon «Gettin' It Right With You»            p. 399
from the film "Double Deal" (1939)
included in the DVD "Presenting Dr. Jeni LeGon"
Ina Ray Hutton (1936) «Truckin'»                    p. 400
from «Jazzball» (Paramount, 1956) PC DVD
Ina Ray Hutton  «Doin' The Susie-Q»
(1937) DVD «Swing Era: Artie Shaw / Tommy Dorsey»

c / B.S.-Pattern into 2nd part of Time-Step Break
Thelma White & Girl Chorus «If You Have Troubles»        p. 400
(Laugh Them Away)
from «Sixteen Sweeties» (Pathé Exchange, April 20, 1930)
Anne Schley Duggan «Flappers»                    p. 401
Rhythm-Buck for any number
from «Tap Dances For School and Recreation»
Baby Laurence «Jazz Hoofer»                    p. 401
demonstrating the "Bill Robinson" Time-Step
Jimmy Slyde «Workshop»                        p. 402
Marseille, France, 1984, as learned by the author
Our Gang Comedies: Chair-Dance «Running Wild»        p. 402
«Ye Olde Minstrels» (MGM, March 18, 1941)
Chorus-Routine on a huge frontal staircase with 5 Steps


d / B.S. into Time-Step Break
Buck & Bubbles «That’s The Happiness»            p. 403
from «Honest Crooks» (?) (Pathé Exchange, March 23, 1930)
Baby Laurence «Jazz Hoofer»                    p. 403
demonstrating the "King Rastus" Time-Step
DVD Eforfilms TC 00:13:20
«Concentratin’ On You» Jump-Rope Tap                p. 404
from «Smash Your Baggage» (Vitaphone, March 22, 1933 - copyright 1932)
DVD Warner Archive «Big Band, Jazz & Swing»
Leslie «Bubba» Gaines (b)  Jump-Rope Routine            p. 404
from "Mills Blue Rhythm Band" (Vitaphone, 1933)

e / The Sand
Reynold Sisters «Buck Routine»                    p. 405
MGM Metro Movietone Revue N° 3 (1929)
SF DVD "Broadway Melody Of 1929"
Gene Kelly & Gene Kelly «Any Dance You Can Do I Can Do Better»
from «The Gene Kelly Show US TV-Special    (1958)                  p. 405

f / Sand-Pattern with Waltzclog
The Tiller Sunshine Girls «Whistling The Blues Away»        p. 406
 from «Half Shot At Sunrise» (RKO, October 4, 1930) DVD
Sherman Fisher Girls «Let's All Go Up in the Sky»        p. 406
from “Cavalcade of Variety “ (UK, 1941) DVD
probably token from “Variety Parade” (UK, 1936)
Evelyn Dall & Sherman Fisher Girls «Sing As You Swing»    p. 406
from «Sing As You Swing» UK, Rock-Films, July 1937 (later edited into «Swing Tease»)
The Mitchell Brothers «Sweet Kisses»                p. 407
Soundie # 75 dec 21,  1943,  compilation Rhythmmania, PC DVD

g / personal variations
Lee Dixon & Girl «Dinah»                        p. 407
from “A Modern Cinderella” (Vitaphone, Nov 5,1932)
SF "Love Me or Leave Me" (DVD)
George Murphy «1935»                        p. 407
YouTubeClip «George_Murphy_at_his_Tap_Dancing_Best.mp4»
Jeni LeGon «Ali Baba Goes To Town»                p. 408
included in the DVD "Presenting Dr. Jeni LeGon"
The Cotton Club Girls                        p. 409
From “Slow Poke”, Skibo-Prod. for Educational Film Corp., (1933)
2 kids - Jackie Morrow & Jane Slater «Dancing Feet»        p. 409
from "Dancing Feet" (Republic, Jan. 20, 1936)


        Research 9: Time-Step + B.S.-Pattern
White Chorus (Girls & Boys) «Lady Luck"»            p. 410
 from "The Show Of Shows" (Warner Bros., Nov 24,1929)
"dance ensembles by Jack Haskell & Larry Ceballos"
Chorus "Dames" Production-Number                p. 410
from "Dames» (Warner Bros.Oct. 3, 1934)
DVD "The Busby Berkeley Collection"
Nick Condos «Dancing Feet» the "radio" routine»        p. 411
from "Dancing Feet" (Republic, Jan. 20, 1936)
Paula Stone «Swing It Professor»                p. 411
from «Swing It Professor» (Conn Pictures, March 13, 1937)


a / Special Time-Step + B.S.-Pattern
Unidentified Tap-Trio (m, b) «Steins On The Table»        p. 412
from "Beer and Pretzels" (MGM, August 26, 1933) SF DVD "Flying Down To Rio"
Mary Jane Brown  «Time-Step»                p. 412
as learned by the author

9b / various combinations
Henry LeTang «Blue Skies»                    p. 413
Routine No 7 - as learned by the author
1 / Danny Lipton & 2 Girls «Rapid Rhythm»            p. 414
British Pathe, Oct 17, 1935


        Research 10
        Other Combinations with B.S.-Pattern
Unidentified Tap-Trio (m, b) «Steins On The Table»        p. 415
from "Beer and Pretzels" (MGM, August 26, 1933) SF DVD "Flying Down To Rio"
Ina Ray Hutton (1936) «Shim-Sham»                p. 416
from one of her Paramount Shorts
«Long Forgotten British Black Tap 1937»            p. 416
«Yankee Doodle»                            p. 417
from «huntleyarchives film 316»

Mayo Brothers Flash-Routine (part)                p. 417
early TV, included in the DOC "Vaudeville" (DVD)
    Chorus «Dames» Production-Number                p. 418
    from "Dames» (Warner Bros.Oct. 3, 1934)
Terry Green «I've Got My Fingers Crossed»            p. 419
Short film «See Uncle Sol» (E.W. Hammons Prod, Jan 29,1937)

        Research 11: the Military B.S.-Pattern

11a / B.S.-Break

Buck & Bubbles «That’s The Happiness»            p. 420
from «Honest Crooks» (?) (Pathé Exchange, March 23, 1930)
Ina Ray Hutton «The Garden Party»                p. 420
from «The Garden Party» (Paramount, 1934)
YouTubeClip «Ina_Ray_Hutton-Tap_Dancing»
Ina Ray Hutton «Truckin'»                        p. 421
from «Accent On Girls» (Paramount, December 27, 1935)
from «Jazzball» (Paramount, 1956) PC DVD
Ina Ray Hutton «Doin' The Susie-Q»                p. 421
from «Swing, Hutton, Swing» (Paramount, May 7, 1937)
DVD «Swing Era: Artie Shaw / Tommy Dorsey»
Jeni LeGon «Gettin' It Right With You»            p. 421
from the film «Double Deal» (1939)


11b / a special syncopated combination
The Nicholas Brothers «Down Argentine Way»            p. 422
(choreographer: Nick Castle)
(20th Century Fox,1940)
The Nicholas Brothers  «Lucky Numbers»                p. 422
from "Black Network" (Vitaphone, 2 reels, May 5 1936"
Chuck Green «Derby Wilson & Bill Bailey»            p. 423
as learned by the author
Jeni LeGon «Swing Is Here to Stay»                p. 423
from "Ali Baba Goes To Town" (1937)
Jeni LeGon «Gettin' It Right With You»            p. 424
from the film «Double Deal» (1939)


UPDATED:2017-01-11 16:05:13

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