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The Lindy Hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. Lindy was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston.   Read More …


Has the ’70s fashion gone too far? ‘High heels for men’ trend:

I got a kiss from you and it’s my lucky day Soap and water in it gonna wash it away I’m gonna keep your lipstick on my cheek And I ain’t gonna wash for a week, a-no no!

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Go-go dancers were employed to entertain crowds at a discotheque. Go-go dancing originated in the early 1960s when women at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City began to get up on tables and dance the twist. There were many 1960s-era miniskirted clubgoers who wore what came to be called go-go boots to night clubs,   Read More …

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Forrest’s voice-over: One time a young man was staying with us, and he had with him a guitar case. Elvis: (sings) “Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit, and you ain’t no friend of mine.” Forrest’s legs rock back and forth to the guitar. Mrs. Gump: Forrest! I told you not to bother this nice   Read More …

Ah, shake it, shake it baby Ah, you’re driving me crazy

Categories: FUNtastic oldies, Playlist
Categories: FUNtastic oldies

It seems that some of today hip-hop moves are traced back in the ’50s. Watch this video – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers – especially minute 0.10-0.11 (the moves of the doo-wop band) and minutes 0.16-0.18 (Frankie’s shoulder trick) 🙂

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