Shim sham by Michael Jagger ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shim sham by Michael Jagger

Shim sham is a jazz routine that originally was a tap routine. It's know by swing dancers all over the world.

In order to celebrate Frankie Manning's upcoming 95th birthday, Michael Jagger performs the shim sham in a most amusing way by using buns and fork to show the routine.

The song in the video clip is "T'ain't what you do" by Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra.

Great stuff, does anyone know more about Michael Jagger and the film maker John Damn? Tell me.

(Found via Finn)

What do you think of the video clip with shim sham? Please comment.


Kevindwc said...

Mike Jagger lives and teaches in New York City. He dances in Ryan Francoise and Jenny Thomas's dance company. He and his dance partner Evita Arce both teach at Dance Manhattan and were heavily featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" a season ago. He's terrific.

John Damn is actually Jeff Bond, another New Yorker and a writer/filmmaker. They'll both be happy to hear you like the Shim Sham piece!

Henrik said...

Kevindwc, thank you for the info, I really like the lighting in the video.

Veronika said...

Jag kan inte låta bli att skicka länken till detta klipp ur filmen Benny & Joon från 1993:

Inte shim sham förvisso, men samma skor.. :)

ed said...
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ed said...

Thank you for this. It really works great with the Shim Sham. The emphasis on knees was instructional.

Original reference is Charlie Chaplin:

Keegan said...

After our classes are finished,our performances finished and our peers retired from judging,When we dance on our own, we dance for ourselves.I found a website viewing which I dance on my own for myself.