LaVern & The Kids From Northwood

Originally posted January 17, 2008

I found this video this morning showing Atlantic recording artist LaVern Baker visiting The Milt Grant Record Hop in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 27th, 1957. The show that day hosted teens from Northwood High School in Silver Springs, Maryland. This clip shows one of her performances, as she Baker lip-syncs to “Jim Dandy Got Married” backed by the Coasters.

The Milt Grant Record Hop ran on WTTG from 1956 into 1961. Also available at YouTube – but not available for embedding here – is a longer video showing this performance as well as Baker’s performance of “Play The Game Of Love” with the backing provided by Thurl Ravenscroft. She also selected a sweepstakes winner of a Motorola radio.

Video deleted.

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