America was a great country

If only because the Nicholas Brothers were once in it.

“This clip features saxophonist Tex Beneke, singing group The Modernaires and the dancing Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers called their athletic dance style “flash dancing.” They are a precursor to the 1990’s break dancers. The “no hands splits,” which they do several of in this routine, are considered physically impossible by present day dancers. Gregory Hines has said that if their biography was ever filmed, their dance numbers would have to be computer generated because no one could duplicate them.”
Glen Miller: I’ve got a gal in Kalamazoo, Clark Picks, June 1, 2008

Oh, and Groucho Marx singing “Lydia”. Eh.

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