The Call of the Jitterbug
35 min. sd. color with black and
Willa Mae Ricker
The Big Apple
Call Of The Jitterbug
Can't Top the LHop
Day At The Races
All That Jazz
Queen of Swing
Radio City Revels
The Spirit Moves
The Call of the Jitterbug, which takes its name from the Cab Calloway song, is one the best documentaries of Lindy Hop produced so far. It includes oral history interviews with Norma Miller, Frankie Manning, and other dancers and musicians including Dizzy Gillespie. It contains excellent old footage, including most of the clips listed in this archive. It has more clips from Mura Dehn's The Spirit Moves than any other documentary.
The Call of the Jitterbug is available through
the Filmakers Library and costs a lot-- around $200! Try
to interest your local library or your swing society in
ordering it or look into renting it for a group event.
David Thorton Carnes-Butts
Roe Edward Johonson
The Mama Lu Parks Dancers
Mama Lu Parks
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Written and researched by Judy Pritchett with Frankie Manning (C)1995,1996,1997. May be reproduced only with explicit written permission.
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