You know I love books! But the winter is long, and some things are worth watching. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8&w=350]
Jumpin' Jive! Listen to Cab Calloway and watch the truly amazing Nicholas Brothers (don't miss them from 1:32 to the end) in Stormy Weather, 1943.
GET UP AND DANCE! Chattanooga Choo Choo, more Nicholas Brothers, and Dorothy Dandridge with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, in "Orchestra Wives", 1942 The Little Colonel, Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple, 1935 Puttin' On The Ritz, Fred Astaire in "Blue Skies", 1946 Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly, 1952