Norma Miller came up at the Savoy, an integrated club in Harlem in deeply segregated times. She started as a teen and kept going into her seventies, as far as I can tell. She lived to her 100th year! I'm worn out book reviewing because my last review was so long and this is my 4th tonight.
I'll just say that while simply written, Miller's life story is educational and entertaining. She keeps the hard times light, so I suspect there's a lot that she kept to herself, probably for good reason, though the book came out in 1996. The book is a real tribute to the Black dancers and musicians who forged the Lindy Hop, and jazz in general.
Jan 25 2020