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Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers


About The Video

Production numbers like this one from Stormy Weather and "Reefer Man" from International House best preserve the precision and irresistible rhythm of Cab Calloway's orchestra. This one also features the amazing Nicolas Brothers.

You have to believe the orchestra hated them dancing on small tables between the horn sections. Visions of busted teeth and crushed instruments. But hey, it's showbiz and Calloway was one of its most serious practioners all his life.

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