Dr. James Buster Brown, member of the Original Hoofers and The Copasetics.
At the 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.
later at Swing 46 a NYC Jazz Club, he held court every Sunday with Buster’s Tap Jam, every Sunday…Yes!!!
Buster was instrumental in the tap dance rebirth in the late 1970’s, he performed on Broadway in Bubbling Brown Sugar, and Black and Blue, on film The Cotton Club, and on TV in a PBS Special.
The clip is a 1983 performance, Enjoy…