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Manning, Frankie

Overview
Works: 63 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 833 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Songs and music  Music  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Short films  Television interviews 
Roles: Dancer, Author, Choreographer, Interviewee
Classifications: ML3508, 781.6509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frankie Manning
The call of the jitterbug by Tana Ross( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 30's a dance craze swept the nation. Variously called the Jitterbug, the Lindyhop and swing dancing, its center was Harlem's Savoy Ballroom and it was the first art form that broke through the color barrier. Includes interviews with black musicians and dancers of the era such as Bill Dillard, Sandra Gibson, Dizzy Gillespie, Frankie Manning, Sugar Sullivan Niles, Delilah Jackson and George Lloyd. Also includes vintage film footage of dancers at various venues
Lindy hop : level 2 : intermediate( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to dance intermediate level Savoy-style Lindy Hop, the original style of swing which later was called Jitterbug. Octegenarian Frankie Manning and dance instructor Erin Stevens teach nine intermediate level moves
Big band magic!( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look back at Bay Area dance halls and ballrooms of the 1940s through the memories of local residents who danced and romanced at such places as San Francisco's El Patio at Market and Van Ness and the Mural Room in the St. Francis Hotel; Sweet's Ballroom and the Ali Baba Ballroom in Oakland; and the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Filled with music, photos, archival films and dance sequences that recall the spirit of the age. Also included are seventeen minutes of bonus footage which present a lesson in basic swing dancing moves and an excerpt from an interview with dancer Frankie Manning detailing the invention of the "air step."
Swingin' at the Savoy : Frankie Manning's story( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look into the life of Frankie Manning, the lead dancer of the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers who performed at the Savoy, and a living legend of the Swing Era. Frankie recollects the world tour the troupe took, and the movies and television shows they appeared in. Includes dance clips. Also, Frankie Manning and dance instructor Erin Stevens demonstrate Swing Era dancing
Lindy hop : level 1 : beginner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to dance introductory level Savoy-style Lindy Hop, the original style of swing which later was called Jitterbug. Octegenarian Frankie Manning and dance instructor Erin Stevens teach basic rhythms, footwork, styling, plus six basic moves of the Lindy Hop
Amanda Lewis and others, appellants, ag'st Frank Manning and another, respondents by Frankie Manning( )

3 editions published between 1879 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shim sham( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to dance the Shim Sham, a classic swing/tap line dance popular in the 30s and 40s and still danced today. Octegenarian Frankie Manning and dance instructor Erin Stevens demonstrate the basic footwork, syncopations, and styling for the dance
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence. Despite the escalation of the Cold War and the growing threat of nuclear annihilation, America achieves a level of growth and prosperity unimaginable just a few years earlier. The nation's musical tastes are changing too, as young people turn to sentimental singers and rhythm and blues. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington stubbornly keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars", and spreads his fame around the globe. Impresario Norman Granz makes a success of his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours, insisting on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes. Meanwhile, bebop, the music pioneered by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk, becomes the dominant language of jazz, though the music is not popular outside of the ranks of jazz fans, having been replaced by rhythm and blues in the hearts of young listeners. A devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. Charlie Parker is idolized throughout the music community, which leads to other musicians copying his drug addiction as well as his music. Charlie Parker never overcomes his own addiction, destroying himself at the age of 34. A group of California-based musicians create a sound, Cool Jazz, that is the opposite of bebop. These musicians include baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and pianist Dave Brubeck. Miles Davis records charts by composer Gil Evans and begins his ascendancy as the most important jazz artist of his generation
Frankie Manning's really swingin' big band favorites( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the hard times of the Depression new dances, the Lindy Hop and Swing, caught on at the dance halls of New York even as the jobless lined the streets and drought ruined Midwest farms. Jazz, during 1929 through 1935, lifted the nation's spirit. Record sales boomed while Armstrong became a major entertainer as singer, trumpeter, band leader, radio and film performer. Ellington's elegance, compositions, brilliant band films and recordings created a huge following in America and abroad. This segment also visits the careers of Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Billy Rose, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum and the record producer, John Hammond
Hellzapoppin' by H. C Potter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical combining lighthearted romance with slapstick comedy by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, and others. Includes swing dancing; a water ballet; and the lindy hop, performed by African-American dancers and musicians costumed in uniforms of various service professions. The closing show-within-a-show sequence includes a semi-serious waltz ballet, a dog act, the production number "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee," and a conga finale
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence. In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression stubbornly refuses to lift, jazz comes as close as it has ever come to being America's popular music. It has a new name -- Swing -- and for the first time musicians become matinee idols. Benny Goodman finds himself hailed as the "King of Swing", but he has a host of rivals, among them Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller, and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own. Duke Ellington continues his own independent course. Billie Holiday emerges from a childhood filled with tragedy to make her first joyous recordings and begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers. Benny Goodman demonstrates that in a rigidly segregated country there is still room in jazz for great black and white musicians to play side by side onstage. The episode's finale takes place on May 11, 1937, when 4,000 people gather at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem to witness what is billed as "The Music Battle of the Century", a showdown between Goodman and the indefatigable Chick Webb, a man who hates to lose
Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop by Frankie Manning( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fortælling om Frankie Manning, og hvordan han som teen-ager startede som danser, og hvordan dansen, Lindy hop, senere blev et hit først i USA og siden i resten af verden. Han fortæller om alle de oplevelser, dansen har givet ham
Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests discuss the emergence of choreographed Lindy Hop sequences by Manning
Furanki maningu : Rindi hoppu ni aisareta densetsu no dansa by Frankie Manning( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankie Manning, l'ambassadeur du lindy hop by Cynthia R Millman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and blue : the story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech football game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1934, Georgia Tech refused to play football against Michigan unless the team benched Willis Ward, an African American player. Ward's teammate and friend, Gerald Ford, nearly quit the team in protest. This event shaped the lives of Ward and Ford and the two formed a friendship that lasted for the rest of their lives
Jazzing it up( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests discuss the emergence of the choreographed Lindy Hop dance, particularly dances created by Herbert White and Frankie Manning
Lindy hop( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to dance Savoy-style Lindy Hop, the original style of swing which later was called Jitterbug. Octogenarian Frankie Manning and dance instructor Erin Stevens teach rhythms, footwork, styling and moves of the Lindy Hop
American Ballroom Theater( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Frankie Manning : ambassador of Lindy hop
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Frankie Manning American dancer and choreographer

Frankie Manning Amerikaans balletdanser (1914-2009)

Frankie Manning ballerino statunitense

Frankie Manning danseur et chorégraphe, pionnier du lindy hop

Frankie Manning penari Amerika dan koreografer

Frankie Manning US-amerikanischer Tänzer, Tanzlehrer und Choreograph

Manning, Frank

Manning Frank 1914-2009

Manning, Frank Benjamin 1914-2009

Manning, Frankie Benjamin 1914-2009

Manning, Franky

Manning Franky 1914-2009

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