Arcchives of Early Lindy Hop
Vintage Videos
Instructional Videos

First Generation:
First Generation:
  Shorty George 
  Leroy Stretch Jones
  Twistmouth George
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round 

  • USA 
  • 1937 
  • 82 mins. 
  • Black and White 

  • Republic Pictures



    The Golden Age:
    Whitey's Lindy Hprs.
    Sandra Gibson
    Ann Johnson
    Dorothy  Johnson
    Norma Miller
    Al Minns
    Frankie Manning
    Mildred Pollard
    Billy Ricker
    Willa Mae Ricker
    Russell Williams 
     After Seben
    The Big Apple
    Call Of The Jitterbug
    Can't Top the Lindy H
    Cootie Williams
    Day At The Races 
    Chicago &
    All That Jazz 
    Frankie Manning
     Instructional Videos 
    Hot Chocolates 
    Jammin'the Blues 
    Jittering Jitterbugs
    Killer Diller 
    Malcolm X 
    Outline Jitterbug Hist
    Radio City Revels 
    The Spirit Moves 
    Stompin' at the Savoy 
    Swing Kids 
    Swingin'at the Savoy 
    Symphony in Black
    A musical revue with an all-star cast that includes Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Ted Lewis and his Orchestra, Louis Prima and his Band, Gene Autry, and Joe DiMaggio. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round has a storyline about gangsters taking over a radio station. Variety Magazine of the day said, "So much talent and novelty has been compressed within the limits of the film that customers dare not sneeze for fear of missing something." Don't blink during the quick Lindy Hop bit to Cab's music, featuring our favorites, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers.

    Excerpted in Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, 1935-1947


    Whitey's Lindy Hoppers:
  • Frankie Manning
  • Lucille Middleton
  • George Greenidge
  • Stumpy ?? 
  • Eddie Davis
  • Mildred Pollard 
  • Tiny Bunch
  • Dot Johnson 

    Written and researched by Judy Pritchett with Frankie Manning (C)1995,1996,1997.May be reproduced only with explicit written permission. Last updated:14 August 2011. Send your suggestions, corrections or comments to