A couple years ago, I bought a 1920s album that featured the Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders' version of the "The Black Bottom" dance. It's one of my favorite tracks. Every time I listen to it, it stays in my head the rest of the day, and makes my obligations a little bit easier and happier. Anyway, I found this video with a couple other versions of the song, plus footage of a cute couple and woman dancing. These people blow my mind, because I dislike most popular modern dancing (with the exception of maybe salsa, but even that has been around for quite awhile), and I doubt many women today would dance the way the 1919 woman does. I think it relates back to the discussion from the previous Winnie Lightner post, that most entertainers today are too contrived, and less likely to convey the sort of "free spirit" quality I see in this era.
If Gaga and Britney think they can dance, I'd like to see them try this!
Isn't it cute?