This blog post is a companion to my Jazz Dance and Music History Lecture at You Should Be Dancing...! Studios on January 10, 2016. Below, you'll find the YouTube playlist of historical footage, a few songs that we listened to, and the PowerPoint slides from the presentation.
In honor of Frankie Manning's birthday month (May), I wanted to highlight a variation of a well-known line dance choreography. The Tranky Doo is usually attributed to Pepsi Bethel for the common version of the choreography....Frankie Manning also choreographed a version of the Tranky Doo