Vintage Videos
Instructional Videos
Swing Dance Shoes

First Generation:
Shorty George 
  Leroy Stretch Jones
  Twistmouth George

Russell Williams 
aka Rasul Ali

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Cootie Williams and his Orchestra (1943) 

Killer Diller (1948) 

The Golden Age:
Sandra Gibson
Ann Johnson
Dorothy  Johnson
Norma Miller
Al Minns
Frankie Manning
Mildred Pollard
Billy Ricker
Willa Mae Ricker
Russell Williams/Rasul Ali was a dancer with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers who won the Harvest Moon Ball competition with partner Connie Hill in 1937 or 38. They are shown dancing together in the famous photo above. After WW2  he danced in Frankie Manning's Congaroos . His untimely death occurred in the 1960s when he was trying to split up a fight between two other men.