The Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway Jumpin’ Jive…

For those of you looking for a break from the ever bleaker news cycle, I came across this excellent video.

It is a restored and colourised dance segment from the 1943 film Stormy Weather.

Cab Calloway and his band perform an absolutely swinging version of Jumpin’ Jive while the Nicholas Brothers perform a spectacular tap dance routine.

Do give it a watch, it will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. Amazingly the Nicholas Brothers were still doing these routines up until the 1990s!

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