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About the Four Step Brothers

information about career of the Four Step Brothers tap dancing quartet. See also more Tap Quartets and other Tap Dancing Ensembles.

Videos of the Four Step Brothers Tap Dancing

- Known as "Eight Feet of Rhythem"
- Began as a teen-ge trio performing at the Cotton Club in NYC
- Begame a quartet in 1938
- First black act to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
- First black act to perform at Chez Paris Club in Chicago
1938: Became a quartet (was a trio)
1960: Recieved Life Achievement Award from Dance Masters of America
1985: Braking Color Barriior award
1988: Received a star on the hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988

Members:
Maceo Anderson (original member, The Three Step Brothers)
Al Williams (original member, The Three Step Brothers)
Red Walker (original member, The Three Step Brothers)
Sherman Robinson (reason for new name "Four Ste4p broythers)
Prince Spencer
Slvester Johnson (replaced by Prince Spencer in 1941)
Prince Spencer (replaced Sylvester Johnson in 1941)
Edward Bozeman

About Prince C Spencer
- Born October 3, 1917 in Jenkinsville SC
- Joined the 4 step brothers in 1941

Video Clips of the Four Step Brothers

Film Career of the Four Step Brothers 1933 | "Barber Shop Blues" (short film) |
1943 | "Hi Buddy" |
1943 | "It Ain't Hay" |
1943 | "Rhythm of the Islands" |
1944 | "Shine on Harvest Moon" |
1944 | "Greenwich Village" |
1944 | "Carolina Blues"" |
1953 | "Here Come The Girls" |
1964 | "The Patsy" |

Resources

Footnotes on Tap "Four Step Brothers" Article

Wikipedia "Four Step Brothers" Article

IMDB "Four Step Brothers" Article

LA Times "Tap Dancer Who Broke the Color Line" Article



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