Hellzapoppin' to "Jumpin' at the Woodside" ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hellzapoppin' to "Jumpin' at the Woodside"

A reader of the blog, Hans, tipped me about that a Russian guy had made a version of the famous lindy hop sequence from the film Hellzapoppin' where the music has been substituted to Jumpin' at the Woodside, which was the original song that Frankie Manning choreographed the routine to.
Have a look at the Hellzapoppin' lindy routine done to Jumpin' at the Woodside



Then you can compare it to the original film version of the Hellzapoppin routine:



I think the Jumpin' at the Woodside version is slightly better. You can discuss the video clip over at SwingDjs.com.

Which version do you think is best? Tell me.

4 comments:

ds said...

Hey, Henrik! I'm that "Russian Guy". :)
Glad you liked the clip.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I loved the original.
:)

the Jassdancer said...

This version of Jumpin at the Woodside was not recorded to well after Hellzapoppin was filmed.

The real trivia for us historians today is which version was actually used during the Hellzapoppin filming.

JeanieB said...

I have to agree - Jumpin At The Woodside is far more melodic.
Every time I watch this clip it never ceases to amaze me how in step all the dancers are as they come into line near the end.

Fabulous!