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"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS

When it comes to dancing for entertainment one has to mention the somehow forgotten duo, or do you know them? of Faryard (1914-2006) and Harold (1921-2000), the fabulous Nicholas Brothers They were not only big stars in the legendary Cotton Club and teachers of Michael and Janet Jackson, but simply the best because is so easy to realize that still nobody does it better. An act of acrobatic and talented class and personality not only with feet but hands and body. Here is why:

Since they were called The Nicholas Kids (then thirteen and seven), and good singers as well, this really happy and "Lucky Number" from the 1936 short movie "The Black Network" (that you can find as an extra in the region 1 DVD edition of King Vidor's Hallelujah from 1929).




"I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo" from Orchestra Wives (Archie Mayo, 1942) with the mythical Glenn Miller Band



This jewel comes from Orchestra Wives as well and is "Chatanooga Choo Choo" (Track 29!) where The Brothers share the screen with Dorothy Dandridge and, yes, that's again the Glenn Miller orchestra!



I left for the end one of my favorite musical numbers ever "Jumping Jive" with Cab Calloway from the classic all black cast of superstars movie "Stormy Weather" (1943). For Fred Astaire WAS the best and if you think he could dance well, then the Bros. can fly. The ultimate Split (ouch!) Kings.


Decades later Joe Jackson made a good rendition of this one.
And now if you please excuse me cos i got some tap to do!

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