Me too, in fact, that could be the first solo in a long time that I can truly say I enjoyed!I love his ideas!
That is so cool it's off the cool scale. Wow!I met Mr. Astaire in 1957. He was a really nice guy. Of course I was only 7 at the time.
My Dad was playing drums for the movie Silk Stockings.
I remember hearing that Fred always insisted on that for all his numbers. The guy was an astounding talent.Amazing, and all in one take. A commenter on YT pointed this out but the camera just stays on him while he performs. No cutaways or anything. Oh by the way, in a tux too!
Just too much fun. I also really dug the low boy hats.
Wouldn't it be a hoot if I made a comedy video of me trying to replicate that? I'd probably break my face on a drum. I'm sure that is so much harder than it looks. I liked it because Fred provided a pretty cool time capsule of the way drummers structured their fills back in those days. I mean a tap dance and a drummer are pretty close cousins, you can tell he absorbed stuff from drummers of the day.
+1............now we have to see it Uncle LarryOh please Uncle Larry, yes, yes, yeessss, please make the video, pleeaase...