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Tap Dancing in the Film "Stormy Weather"

The 1943 movie "Stormy Weather" includes several tap dances performed by the film's star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers' most famous tap dance, "Jumpin Jive" performed with Cab Calloway. "Stormy Weather" is loosely based on the life of tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. In the film the Bill Robinson character is named Bill Williamson. See also more Tap Dancing in the Movies

Videos of Stormy Weather Tap Dances

Nicholas Brothers "Jumpin Jive" Tap Dance

Bill Robinson "African Dance" Tap Dance

Bill Robinson "Linda Brown" Tap Dance

About the Film

TITLE: "Stormy Weather"
CAST: Bill Robinson, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Nicholas Brothers
DIRECTOR: Andrew Stone
PRODUCER: William LeBaron
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Twentieth Century Fox
RELEASE DATE: July 21, 1943
RUNNING TIME: 78 minutes (1 hour and 18 minutes)

Wikipedia "Stormy Weather" Article

Turner Classic Movies "Stormy Weather" Overview

Internet Movie Database "Stormy Weather" Entry

DVD of Film


DVD of "Stormy Weather"

Songs, Dances, and Musical Numbers

Rang Tang Tang
Danced by Bill Robinson and children

There's No Two Ways About Love
Performed by Lena Horne
Reprised by Horne, Bill Robinson and Cab Calloway
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7JLNd42TY

At a Georgia Camp Meeting
Played by the orchestra at the ball and danced by Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and chorus

De Camptown Races
Played by the orchestra at the ball and danced by Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and chorus

Linda Brown
Performed by Bill Robinson with The Tramp Band
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snnUrLb6KwQ

That Ain't Right
Performed on piano by Fats Waller and sung by Ada Brown
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4ZFsm9msv4

Ain't Misbehavin'
Performed by Fats Waller
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSNPpssruFY

Diga Diga Doo
Sung by Lena Horne and danced with chorus

African Dance
Sung by Emmett 'Babe' Wallace and danced by Bill Robinson
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7BWAkCRqjo

I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City
Sung by Mae E. Johnson

Rhythm Cocktail
Played by Cab Calloway and His Band

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Sung and danced by Lena Horne and Bill Robinson with chorus

Geechy Joe
Performed by Cab Calloway and His Band
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlE-Zv4Pyhk

Stormy Weather
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Lena Horne
Danced by Katherine Dunham and her Troupe
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJvYo5pZEfE

My, My, Ain't That Somethin'
Performed by Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Band, and danced by The Nicholas Brothers

The Jumpin' Jive
Performed by Cab Calloway and His Band
Danced by The Nicholas Brothers
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

Moppin' and Boppin'
Performed briefly by Cab Calloway and His Band at the start of the Memphis Cafe sequence

Over There
Played upon the troops return from WWI

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
Played upon the troops return from WWI

The Darktown Strutters' Ball
Played by the orchestra at the ball

Walkin' the Dog
Played briefly by the orchestra at the ball in a medley with "The Darktown Strutters' Ball"

Cakewalk
Played by the orchestra at the ball and danced by the chorus line

Memories
Played during scenes where Bill is talking to the kids

Nobody's Sweetheart
Danced by an unidentified male dancer immediately after the "I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City" number and played when Gabe brings candy to the chorus girls



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