The heppest cat ever, Cab Calloway singing a post-Thanksgiving Song.
The song was written by Jeanne Burns who I could not find out too much about except that she was once briefly married to Broadway composer Harold Arlen’s younger brother, Jerry. In the thirties she was a big-band singer and also wrote songs for the Cotton Club revues.
The amazing African-American tap dancer, Lois Bright. She was married to Dan Miller one of the two tap-dancing Miller Brothers that you see in the clip above. Unfortunately, Lois Bright Miller never got her full recognition in show business, as the act was called simply, The Miller Brothers and Lois. But as you can see, she did everything that the brothers did and more.
Clearly, if you’re talking about the great female tap dancers of the last century such as Ann Miller and Eleanor Powell, then Lois Bright Miller is right up there.
The exuberant Mark Nadler wants nothing more than to entertain the pants off his audience, and entertain indeed he does. Nadler’s singing and piano-playing showmanship brought down the house last week at the Metropolitan Room’s Everything Old is New Again Live cabaret event, with his rendition of the Cab Calloway standard.
Each month at Everything Old Is New Again Live, David Kenney and co-producers Frank Dain and Cabaret Scenes Magazine present a cornucopia of delights for their audience. This month, the line-up included not only Mark Nadler, but the awesome talents of Baby Jane Dexter, Jeff Harnar, Terri Klausner, Marieann Meringolo, Kim David Smith, Ty Stephens, and Carol Woods.