Today, Frankie Manning – the Ambassdor of Lindy Hop – would have turned 97.
Are you new to this blog? Then I would like to welcome you and take the chance to spotlight the posts about Frankie Manning I have published so far.
One year ago I was running a Frankie Manning week and published five posts in a row, here they are:
24 May 2010: DJ Chrisbe's Song of the Week #12: Shiny Stockings
One of Frankie Manning's favourite swing songs. Written by Frank Foster, performed by Count Basie Orchestra.
25 May 2010: Clayzapoppin vs. Hellzapoppin
A rendition to THE lindy hop dance scene, rebuilt in clay…
26 May 2010: Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging (Documentary)
This is by the way one of the most successful posts on Shuffle Projects and it was shared on Facebook as often as no other post. Watch this documentary and you know why.
27 May 2010: Biographie Frankie “Muscelehead” Manning – in German
There are many biographies about Frankie Manning on the web, but not in German. Reason enough to write one. If you are looking for one in English: check out FrankieManning.com
28 May 2010: Frankie Manning “The King Of Swing”: Article on FLYP
The King of Swing featured in a beautifully designed online magazine.
Just recently, this post went online:
27 April 2011: Tribute to Frankie Manning (Video)
Tribute Video, almost eleven minutes, produced by Swing Bud Films.
If you don't know anything about Frankie Manning, then you should read his biography “Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop“, available at Amazon.com or Amazon.de (for Germany, Switzerland and Austria).
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