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Since I was a kid, I always loved Michael Jackson’s music, especially the Quincy Jones period. Let’s talk about his trademark move, the Moonwalk.
The roots of the Moonwalk are deep in the past: it’s a long long story. This foot trick is really old, 1955: did you expect that?
The next video was a big surprise to me: one of the dancers behind Michael in the “Bad” videoclip was actually Michael’s dance teacher, he was the guy who taught Jacko the Moonwalk, and a lot of other moves too. His name is Jeffrey Daniel.
He was also a member of 80′s band Shalamar. Their song “A night to remember” was used by Mase in “Get Ready”: do you remember that? Unfortunately I do. Terrible song: why did Puffy pick up that? That’s why some people still hate him, I guess.
In this clip Jeffrey performs over the Shalamar hit song, rocking the gayest haircut ever. Despite that, his moves are remarkable.
Jeffrey Daniel was around since the early ages of Soul Train: watch this astounding performance by him and his group, The Eclipse: wooooooow! Really insane. I wish I could dance like him. Well, maybe in another life.