Friday, June 6, 2014

King Freddy Shows Us What It's All About

Freddy Cannon! (From Village Of The Giants, 1965).

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Let's Go To Strollsville

 Boots Brown & The Blockbusters  -  Let's Go To Strollsville  (2:20)

1962 – The Sandy Springs High Class of ‘62 dances at the Marietta Country Club, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's photo Tumblr.  The original caption?  "Those of the Charleston era puzzled? This is ‘The Stroll."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Who's Got The Good Foot?

Al Sharpton and James Brown, 1998.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Get Up (I Feel LIke Being A) Dance Instructor!

Via the Life archives, here's a 1967 shot of James Brown showing Johnny Carson how it's done.

Godfather Popcorn

James Brown does his damndest to teach Mike Douglas the intricacies of the Popcorn.  Via the Jet archives.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jayne Mansfield Learns To Monkey

Rocky Roberts schools Jayne Mansfield on how to properly do The Monkey, June 1964. From the priceless JET archives.

Editor's note: She almost couldn't stop!!  (Thanks to Bob the Sponge)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For Those In the Athens, Georgia Metropolitan Area

Come and wear out your dancing shoes to the swinging soulful sounds purveyed by your friend and mine, the mighty Kurt Wood, as well as the similarly-magnificent DJ Mahogany! PLUS: Fill your belly with a home-cooked meal, courtesy of Nate, your host! Poster (whose colors have shifted strangely in their journey to the internet, but I kinda like it) by yours truly.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bobby Burgess & Cissy King

Former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess is seen here flying through the air with Cissy King, his dance partner for many years on the Lawrence Welk Show.

Odd fact of debatable value: Burgess is married to the daughter of famed accordionist Myron Floren.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

San Franciso's Whiskey A Go-Go, 1965

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunset Strip, 1964

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Steve McQueen: Doin' The Watusi With The President's Daughter

Luci Baines Johnson dances the Watusi with actor Steve McQueen at celebrity-studded barbecue in Beverly Hills sponsored by Young Citizens for Johnson. Los Angeles Times, Aug. 9, 1964.