Black American dance crazes in the 1920s to 1960s

The black americans began dancing without partners in large groups in the 1950s with the birth of modern R&B and rock & roll and as the world took note it began to catch on, a trend that continued into the soul, funk, and disco eras, as well, and beyond into the 21st century. This set chronicles the rise of modern isolated dances with tracks linked to black Americans dance crazes from the late ’50s and ’60s, featuring the Mashed Potato, the Chicken Scratch, the Twist, the Hully Gully, the Bird, and dozens more: The black Americans were also very much into high end fashion;Their attire especially when going to a dance club were slick chic boasty sharp and classy. Click page number 2 to read more

12 thoughts on “Black American dance crazes in the 1920s to 1960s

  1. A lot of different forms of music came from jamaicans and black americans people..Bob Marley Peter Tosh.” Micheal Jackson.


  2. From the old spirituals to gospel, blues, jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul, Disco, House music, Dance music, Hip Hop & Rap and so on. Jamaicans and african americans would create dance moves according to what the beat sounds like.


  3. Many types of cool dance were developed from western black people. In the west the black caribbeans and african americans use to create music and dance from scratch as a way to get away from unemployment. Many of them years ago didn’t have tv nor radio so they would form groups and create new dances and musical sounds out of their head.

    They inspired their own selves.


  4. Gospel, Ragtime, Blues, Barber Quartet, Country, Jazz, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Bebop, Doo Wop, Rock n Roll, Rock, Rnb, Soul, Reggae, Disco, Groove, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Trap, Electro and all mainstream pop music past and present. Everywhere around the world has been touched by the influence of western black people like marley tosh salt and peppa michael jackson lil kim missy elliot. Thank you black western people for inventing rock music.


  5. Its really nice to see your Grandparents, Aunties and uncles have fun back in those days before you were born! WOW!!


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