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~Soundies with a Black Cast~

I have discovered that many of the dancing girls featured in the soundies were popular Harlem nightclub dancers, some from the famed Cotton Club, Club Zanzibar, Ubangi, Club Harlem, Elks Rendezvous, Rhumboogie, Small's Paradise, Mimo, Murrain's, and The Apollo Rockettes. They brought their beauty, sex appeal, charm, and talent to the soundies, and helped in making some of the best soundies. The soundies with a black cast are the most renowned and collected. The soundies featured many popular artist of the day, along with popular dancing girls.
 
Some of the dancing girls that were featured in soundies were Winnie Wini Johnson, Vivian Brown, Hilda Brown, Betti Mays, Olive Prince, Mabel Lee, Shirley Johnson, Kathleen Rusty Stanford, Jackie Lewis, Ruby Richards, Julie Hunter, Nikki O'Daniel, Edna Mae Holly, Francine Everett, Mildred Boyd, Juanita Moore, Chinkie Grimes, Artie Young, Louise Franklin, Lucille Battle, Avanelle Harris, Millie Monroe, Lou Ellen, Anna L. Porter, Gladys Lawson, Irene Steeles, Irene Steele, Ora Gardner, Carol McLaughlin, Virginia Givin,  June Harris, Evelyne Glascoe, Evelyn Glascoe, Alice Barker, Jeanne Bayer, Jean Bayer, Jeanine Bayer, Rosetta Bayer, Jackie Bass, Verna Smith, Cissy Bowe, Esta Washington, Louise Patterson, Emma McClure, Elaine Munroe, Elaine Monroe, Elaine Ellis, Eleanor McQueen, Rosetta Davis or Rosette Davis, Marion Egbert, Mary Smith, Roxie Jones or Roxie Joynes, Ferebee Purnell or ( Ferebee Pernell, Ferrebee Purnell, Ferrebee Pernell ) Bonita Perdue or ( Bonita Purdue, Honey Chile Purdue, Honey Chile Purdue, HoneyChile Purdue, HoneyChile Perdue, HoneyChild Purdue, HoneyChild Perdue, Honey Child Purdue, Honey Child Perdue ), Mae Francis (May Francis, Mae Frances or May Frances ) La Verne Keene or LaVerne Keene, Mickey Thomas, most of these ladies were regulars in the soundies.
 
The soundies featured big name artists like Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, June Richmond, Maxine Sullivan, Mills Brothers, Dorothy Dandridge, and popular nightclub performers of the day but unknown now, Edna Mae Harris, Lynn Albritton, Ida James, Evelyn Purvis, etc.
 
 
Here is my collectin of soundies. If you would like to trade or have soundies to sell, please do contact me.
 
Bangi From Ubangi - early 1940's - Jungle Chorus Girl Dance
Some of these days - Maxine Sullivan
Beat Me Daddy (Make It Eight To The Bar) - Maurice Rocco
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby - Nat King Cole w/ Ida James
Everyday Is Saturday In Harlem - Hilda Rogers
I'm A Good Good Woman - Una Mae Carlisle
Tap Happy - Slim and Sweets
Ration Blues - Louis Jordan
Low Down Dog - Meade Lux Lewis
I Like It Cause I Love It - Una Mae Carlisle
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Louis Jordan
Rhumboogie - Maurice Rocco
Caldonia - Louis Jordan
Going To Camp To See My Man - Edna Mae Harris
88 Reasons -
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Keep Smiling - The Four Gingersnaps
Dance Revels - Girls, Girls, Girls - chorus girls dance
Time Takes Care of Everything - June Richmond
Peckin' - The Chocolateers
Who Dunit To Who - June Richmond
Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm - Patterson and Jackson
Never Too Old To Swing - Tiny Grimes
Your Feet's Too Big - Ali Baba Trio
Back Door Man - Vanita Smythe
Does You Do, Or Does You Don't - Vanita Smythe
A Jig In The Jungle - Dorothy Dandridge
Zoot Suit - Dorothy Dandridge
Tain't No Good - Edna Mae Harris
Chicken Shack Shuffle - Mabel Lee
The Cat Can't Dance - Mabel Lee
They Raided The Joint - Vanita Smythe
Hey Lawdy Mama - June Richmond
Mr. Jackson From Jacksonville - June Richmond
I Want A Big Fat Mama - Lucky Millinder
C-Jam Blues - Duke Ellington
Bli Blip - Marie Bryant and Paul White
I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - Duke Ellington
Hot Chocolate - Duke Ellington
The Joint Is Jumpin' - Fats Waller
Block Party Revels - Lynn Albritton and dancers
Song and Dance Man - Taps Miller
Let's Scuffle - Bill Bojangles Robinson
Dancemania - Mabel Lee / Nikki O'Daniel
Romance Without Finance - Tiny Grimes
She's Too Hot To Handle - Bob Howard
Blitzkrieg Bombadier - Skeets Tolbert
Tis You Baby - Skeets Tolbert
Corn Pone - Skeets Tolbert
nat king cole short -
Low, short, and Squatty - Vanita Smythe
Boogie Woogie -  Meade Lux Lewis
Baby Don't Go Away From Me - Mabel Lee
Half Past Jump Time - Mabel Lee
Count Me Out -
Drink Hearty
House On 52nd Street
Rocco Blues - Maurice Rocco
Scotch Boogie
47th Street Jive - June Richmond
Ride On Ride On -
Hey Lawdy Mama - June Richmond
Rhythmania - Mabel Lee
Sandin Joe - Dallas Bartley
Ya Fine and Healthy Thing - Dallas Bartley
All Ruzzin Buzzin - Dallas Bartley
Cryin and Singin The Blues - Dallas Bartley
Chatter - Chorus girl dance
Cow Cow Boogie - Dorothy Dandridge
Shine - Bob Howard
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You - Louis Armstrong
Swingin' On Nothing - Louis Armstrong
When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Armstrong
Five Guys Named Moe - Louis Jordan
Honey Chile - Louis Jordan
G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan
If You Can't Smile and Say Yes - Louis Jordan
Tillie - Louis Jordan
Buzz Me - Louis Jordan
Down, Down, Down - Louis Jordan
Jumpin' At The Jubilee - Louis Jordan
Your Feet's Too Big - Fats Waller
Take Me Back Baby - Count Basie
Toot That Trumpet - Francine Everett
Lovin' Up A Solid Breeze - The Chanticleers
Babbling Bess - The Chanticleers
Dispossessed Blues - Lynn Albritton
Block Party Revels - Lynn Albritton
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Take The A Train - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Jack, You Are Playing The Game - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Just A Sittin and a Rockin - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Rigoletto Blues - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Squaolomie Jo Jo - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Dry Bones - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Shadrack - The Deep River Boys
Darktown Strutter's Ball - The Charioteers
The Preacher and The Bear - The Jubulaires
Noah - The Jubulaires
Brother Bill - The Jubulaires
Caravan - The Mills Brothers
Rockin' Chair - The Mills Brothers
Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers
Lazy River - The Mills Brothers
Ciletido Lindo - The Mills Brothers
You Always Hurt The One You Love - The Mills Brothers
Til Then - The Mills Brothers
Dinah - Bob Howard
Hark Hark The Lark - The Deep River Boys
Gimmie Some Skin Friend - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Air Mail Special - Count Basie
Four or Five Times - Lucky Millinder w/ Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Shout, Sister, Shout - Lucky Millinder w/ Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Hello Bill - Lucky Millinder
Foo A Little Ballyhoo - Cab Calloway
Walk With My Honey - Cab Calloway
Blow Top Blues - Cab Calloway
I Was There When You Left Me - Cab Calloway
We The Cats Shall Hep Ya - Cab Calloway
Blues In The Night  - Cab Calloway
Viriginia, Georgia, Caroline - Cab Calloway
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
The Skunk Song - Cab Calloway
Rhythm of The Rhythm Band -
Sizzlin' With Sissle - Noble Sissle
Shine - Bob  Howard
Lonesome Road - Lucky Millinder w/ Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Pollard Jump -
Who's Been Eating My Porridge - Nat King Cole w/ Ida James
Five Salted Peanuts - The Counts and Countess
St. Louis Blues - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Bye Bye Baby - Meade Lux Lewis
Good Night All - Johnny Thomas
Rug Cutters Holiday - Dance Teams
Block Party Masquerade - Lindy Hop Dancers 
His Rocking Horse Ran Away - Ida James
Pudgy Boy - Les Hite
Baby, Are You Kidding -  Dusty Brooks
Emily Brown -
Knock Me Out - Apos and Estrelita
Wham - The Four Ginger Snaps
What To Do - Les Hite w/ Savannah Churchill
That Ole Ghost Train - Les Hite
Can't See For Looking - Ida James
Harlem Serenade - Edna Mae Harris w/ Lucky Millinder
Tuxedo Junction - Edna Mae Harris
Dear Old Southland - The Dixiairs w/ blacks
Waiting for the Dixie Lee - The Dixiairs w/ blacks
Booglie Wooglie Piggy - The Deep River Boys
Navajo
Casey Jones
Harem Revels
Swing Cat's Ball
Linda Brown
Jive Comes To The Jungle
Jungle Jamboree
I've Got A Little List
If You Treat Me To A Hug
Oh Susannah
I Had A Dream
Swing For Sale
By An Southern River
Let Me Off Uptown
I'm Tried
There Are Eighty Eight Reasons Why
Git It
Jumpin Jack From Hackensack
Contrast In Rhythm
Case O' The Blues