Dr. James Buster Brown, member of the Original Hoofers and the Copasetics.
At the young age of 16, he and two friends put an Act together called the Three Aces, then changed it to the Speed Kings a mix of acrobatics, tap dance and jive.
Buster toured with Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, his highlight was working with Duke Ellington. and on Broadway.
Buster was instrumental and a driving force in the rebirth of Tap in the late 70’s.
Later in his 80’s Buster held court every Sunday at Swing 46 a NYC Jazz Club, known as Buster’s Tap Jam.
We Miss Him…Yes!!!