Frankie’s Funeral

May 7th, 2009

If you are into Lindy Hop dancing, you will have heard that Frankie Manning died at the age of 94. The funeral has been quite a swinging event, with a full big band playing and lots of smiling people dancing around the open casket. You have to see it to believe it – check out the video.

Here is one of the last articles Frankie wrote, “Dancers and Musicians – A Mutually Beneficial Relationship“. And listen to his own voice telling the story about “Frankie Manning and the Bucket Boys

Finally one interesting post that discusses how the dance was presented and that there might be concessions to a racist stereotype about black dancers being wild, raw, animalistic.

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