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Call Of The Jitterbug
-- Synopsis:
     This is a excellent Swing Dance documentary of the Lindy Hop aka Jitterbug. It includes an oral history with interviews with original Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Norma Miller and Frankie Manning as well as other dancers and musicians including Dizzy Gillespie. Swing musicians from the 1930's argue the derivation of the Jitterbug from the Lindy Hop. It is only available through the Filmakers Library as well as your local Library if available. The clip on the left is a short preview.

       Cab Calloway also had a song called " The Call of the Jitterbug" that came out in 1933.  Many, interviews, clips and photos.


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More Film Information below





1988 Green Room Productions Sorensen, Winding, and Ross DVD | VHS


Country Made:



35 minutes USA English Color / Black & White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Documentary Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Lindy Hop Excellent



Actors / Actresses

Jitterbug  None n/a
Lindy Hop    

Dancers in this film   

Special Dance Interest

Bill Dillard Frankie Manning Richard Harris Vintage Swing Dance Clips
Congaroo Dancers George Lloyd Roe Edward Johonson Savoy Ballroom
Darlene Chandler Mama Lu Parks Sandra Gibson  
David Thorton Carnes-Butts Mama Lu Parks Dancers Sugar Sullivan-Niles  
Deborah Youngblood Margaret Batiuchok Whitey's Lindy Hoppers  
Delilah Jackson Norma Miller    

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Posters / Lobby Cards

n/a Cab Calloway n/a
  Chick Webb    
  Dizzy Gillespie    
  Earl Hines    
  Harlem Blues and Jazz Band    
  Harry James    
  Jimmy Lungeford    
  The Swing Now Trio    

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