Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Beale Street Blues" by Chita Rivera

Birthday wishes go out today to Chita Rivera, shown here dancing her way through Beale Street Blues with Jack Cole - as introduced by Sid Caesar, whose best answer to his own question 'What is jazz?' is 'Jazz is a beautiful woman whose older brother is a policeman'...

Most amazing to me is how she manages to not only dance (in her typically vigourous, kicky style) but also perform an on-pitch rendition of the song - simultaneously! Meaning without the aid of lip-sync! What better day than today to remind ourselves why the lady is a star...
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