Cootie Williams & His Orchestra (1943)

Soundie
1943

Dancers:

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers:
Leon James and Dottie Mae Johnson
Russell Williams and Connie Hill

While most of the men in Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers were drafted to fight in World War 2, Leon James and Russell Williams were disqualified from service due to poor eyesight.  Here they are in 1943 holding the fort for Whitey. Theirs is the last specialty in this show, starting at about 5:12.

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