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About the Three Chocolateers Tap Trio

information about career of professional tap dancing trio known as "The Three Chocolateers". The video on this page features the Chocolateers dancing to the song "Peckin".

"The Chocolateers" was the name of a comedic and acrobatic tap dancing trio who performed in the 1930's and 1940's. Their performances typically includes lots of clowning around and running up walls and across the stage.

Dancing to the Song: "Tweed Me"



Dancing to the Song: "Peckin"



Members of the Three Chocolateers

Various sources list the following tap dancers as being members of the Three Chocolateers at one time or another.

Albert "Gip" Gibson
HAS ALSO PERFORMED AS: Albert Gipson (instead of Gibson)
DATE OF BIRTH: June 12, 1913
PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

NAME: Bethel "Duke" Gibson, Jr.
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1921
NOTE: Albert Gibson's younger brother replaced Paul Black in the trio in 1941. Duke Gibson joined the army in 1942 and mostly likely left the group at that time.

NAME: Guss Moore
DATE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1906
PLACE OF BIRTH: Austin, Texas, United States
NOTE: Left the group after they performed in Kobe, Japan in 1934 and was replaced by Paul Black.

Esvan Scott Mosby
DATE OF BIRTH: April 21, 1910,
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
NOTE: Left the group around 1942

Eddie West
NOTE: Joined the trio around 1942.

James "Buster" Brown
NOTE: he replaced Eddie West as a member of the trio for a short time

Paul Black
NOTE: He left the group in 1941 to dance with "Slim and Eddie" (Melvin Marvin and Eddie West". The group was known as "Melvin, Marvin,and Eddie". Paul was replaced by Alberg Gibson's younger brother, Bethel "Duke" Gibson, Jr. Paul Black returned to the group around 1942 and he brought Eddie West with him.

More About the Three Chocolateers

Filmography of the Three Chocolateers
1937 "New Faces of 1937" Film (Song "Peckin"
1942 "Moonlight Masquerade" Film (tap trio)

More Chocolateers Career Highlights
A list of Performaning Arts Encyclopedia articles about performances, film appearances, and television appearances of the Chocolateers tap dancing trio in the 1930's and 1940's.

Resources

Marv Goldberg's "3 Chocolateers" Article

Performing Arts Database "Chocolateers" Article

GIBSON FAMILY
- Albert Gibson



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