The Nicholas Brothers perform “Lucky Numbers” ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Nicholas Brothers perform “Lucky Numbers”

Enjoy this video clip with The Nicholas Brothers tap dancing to "Lucky Number".


The video clip is from The Black Network, a 1936 short with a fifteen-year-old Harold and twenty-two-year-old Fayard Nicholas performing “Lucky Numbers” by Cliff Hess.

About 45 seconds from the end you can hear a riff borrowed from the song Nagasaki (from 1928 written by Harry Warren, who also wrote Chattanoga Choo Choo).

If you like this clip you'll also like Jumpin' Jive with Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers and Glenn Miller Orchestra with Chattanooga Choo Choo featuring Dorothy Dandridge together with Fayard and Harold.

What do you think of the video clip with The Nicholas Brothers performing “Lucky Numbers”? Tell me.

5 comments:

..to the Legato Lounge. said...

Hi, really nice blog -- i discovered it recently ...even used some of your clips in my own. You definitely come upon some truly rare gems ... keep going ...tx ...

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Henrik said...

Thank you. I hope you will keep coming back. :)

lifeartist said...

I have been a fan of the Nicolas Brothers since I was kid watching old movies on TV. Now I direct my art students to them on you tube. They are amazed at their athleticism.
Thanks for giving them the credit they deserve.

tapmom said...

Hello,

My 9 year old girl who is a hoofer would like to perform to "Lucky Number" with her 7 year old brother in an upcoming tap event.

We are unable to make out all the words. Our other obstacle is finding an instrumental version of the song (no lyrics, no tap sounds).

Any info would be truly appreciated...

Anonymous said...

thank you for the insight on the nicholas brothers but I am looking for the lyrics to the song "lucky numbers". I have two children who want to perform it for a black history program at church... pahamber@yahoo.com