To all dancers, dance enthusiasts and tap dancers, join us in celebrating the Birthday of Ernest Brownie Brown today 4/25/1916.
A Tap Master and National Treasure. A founding member of the Copasetics.
A vaudeville entertainer by 12 with Sarah Venable’s Mammy and Her Picks. Brownie Partnered with Charles Cookie Cook in a comedy/tap dance act with the comedian, Garbage, as Garbage and the Two Cans then by the 1930’s the act became Cook and Brown.
The clip is of Cook and Brown, Charles Cookie Cook and Ernest Brownie Brown, both headlined shows at Harlem’s Cotton Club, The Palladium in London, and the Latin Casino.