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  • The Nicholas Brothers

    Older folks here may remember them, but this was the first time I have seen them in action. An incredible dance number that puts modern pretenders to shame. Just wow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBb9hTyLjfM

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    Re: The Nicholas Brothers

    Originally posted by gm
    Older folks here may remember them, but this was the first time I have seen them in action. An incredible dance number that puts modern pretenders to shame. Just wow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBb9hTyLjfM
    I saw them in all their movie's, and also in person, they were the best ever.

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    • #3
      I remember seeing them in That's Entertainment and as I recall Fred Astaire (narrator) was lavish in his praise. They certainly blew me away.

      Wiki:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nicholas_Brothers

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      • #4
        That's a 3:10 clip; here's a 4:47 one. The additional footage is mostly Cab Calloway, but picks them up a bit earlier in the routine, shows the whole thing.


        http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... my+weather

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        • #5
          Re: The Nicholas Brothers

          Originally posted by gm
          Older folks here may remember them, but this was the first time I have seen them in action. An incredible dance number that puts modern pretenders to shame. Just wow.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBb9hTyLjfM
          I'am young but I remember them one of them married the late great Dorothy Dandridge and your right they bought athleticism/grace to modern dance no one today can touch those two geniuses a movie should be made about those two.gm check them out at 2:29 to 2:39 see if you could do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Nothing like 'em before or since...maybe the Hines Brothers (Gregory/Maurice) come close.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ndamix
              Nothing like 'em before or since...maybe the Hines Brothers (Gregory/Maurice) come close.
              Not really close.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arnie
                Originally posted by ndamix
                Nothing like 'em before or since...maybe the Hines Brothers (Gregory/Maurice) come close.
                Not really close.
                YES EVEN THEY WOULD ADMIT IT

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                • #9
                  Here they are from 1964 which highlights Harold's singing. Older brother Fayard is 50 but can still do the splits. There is an "OUCH" moment in this clip.

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR12DyZdN2E

                  cman :shock:

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                  • #10
                    I have no idea of any of their actual sing ability, but surely this was a dub job, TV of that era being what it was.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dal4018
                      Originally posted by Arnie
                      Originally posted by ndamix
                      Nothing like 'em before or since...maybe the Hines Brothers (Gregory/Maurice) come close.
                      Not really close.
                      YES EVEN THEY WOULD ADMIT IT
                      Gregory Hines was tremendous - did not know of his brother.

                      Nicholas Brothers video - amazing athletes, eh? That staircase with the 2-3-foot steps looks to be about 15-20 feet high in all and they jumped/danced up it with no problems at the end of a long dance number.

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                      • #12
                        That was fantastic!

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                        • #13
                          I don't know where I was; we had talkies in Oklahoma before WWII but I had never heard of the the Nicholas Brothers.
                          So, I just watched about ten of their clips on YouTube. Those guys are good!!!!
                          I don't know what the technology was in the 1930s to allow them to dance on the wall and ceilings..maybe they could really do that...
                          Can't tell how tall they are, they seem to be of average height, but I would like to see the one on the right TJ.

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