The Cakewalk, 1903
This silent film from 1903 depicts a dance called the Cakewalk, which minstrelsy troupes popularised around the world. Its simple steps were easy for audiences to replicate and it wasn’t long before a cakewalk came to mean “something easily accomplished”.
Vernon and Ryan, 1950
Minstrelsy routines remained a standard of US and British show stage shows well until the 1960s. Here’s one team from 1950.
The Rialto Quartet
Old Black Joe
One of the tunes the Christy Minstrels sang in India.
OldBlackJoe by naresh fernandes