Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers — Hellsapoppin

Talk about man handling your dance partner — look no further. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers was an incredible dance group formed in Harlem in the late 30’s and early 40’s and this is one of the few video archives — from the movie Hellsapoppin. These people pretty much invented the Jitterbug, which is the energetic derivative of the lindy hop and swing dancing. In particular, the lifts by the guy in overalls are insane.

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