Author A list of the "must see" tap videos / musicals / movies / documentaries

Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments and we will add them to the list.

The Youtube videos are all in our playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPLffYfY9rzbr-p87pDAh1k86gbXzjGx9



Youtube videos:

- Lucky Number, 1932

- Bill Robinson "Stair Dance" 1932

- Bill Bojangles Robinson in " King for a Day", 1934

- Tip, tap and Toe, 1935

- Harold Cromer - I've Got Rhythm Boy


- The Condos Brothers "War Dance"

- Buck and Bubbles, Varsity Show, 1937

- The Miller Brothers and Lois

- Chatanooga Choo Choo (Sun Valley Serenade), 1941

- I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Orchestra Wives), 1942

- The Four Steps Brothers, 1942

- James "Stump" Cross & Eddie "Stumpy" Hartman (Ship Ahoy - 1942)


- The Four Steps Brothers, 1943

- Bill Bailey: "Taking A Chance On Love" (Cabin In The Sky - 1943)

- The Four Steps Brothers - Barber Shop


- Jumpin Jive (Stormy Weather). Cab Calloway and The Nicholas Brothers 1943

- The Condos Brothers, 1944

- Tip, tap & toe, 1944

- Coles & Atkins Soft shoe (1950's)

- The Ed Sullivan Show - 'The Four Step Brothers' (1954)

-
Bill Bailey at the Apollo Rhythm & Blues Revue (1955)

- Little Buck at the Apollo Rhythm & Blues Revue (1955)


- "Honi" Coles & "Cholly" Atkins: "Swing is Really The Thing" (1956)

- Bill Bailey: Talkative Feet (1956)

- Tap Dancers Jimmy Slide, Buster Brown, Chuck Green. and Baby Lawrence (France 1967)

- Jimmy Bunny Sandman & Henry on BET

- Leon Collins "Flight of the Bumblebee"

- Baby Laurence at the Hollywood Palace, 1967

- Charles "Honi" Coles performs the New Low Down

- Chuck Green - UK TV

- Chuck Green - Panama Francis "Take the A train"

- The Original Hoofers: World-tour (1976)

- The Original Hoofers - Solos by Ralph Brown Ian Chaney Jimmy Slyde - France 1980


- George Benson and Jimmy Slyde

- Gregory Hines & Bunny Briggs: "On Green Dolphin St."

- B.S. Chorus performed by Charles Honi Coles

- Dr. Jimmy Slyde in Black & Blue

- Dr. Bunny Briggs in Black & Blue

- Gregory Hines And Sammy Davis


- Rhythm is My Business (1983)

- Gregory Hines: Tap Dance In America (1989)



Musicals:

- The Tap Dance Kid (1983). With Savion Glover...

- Black and Blue (1985). With Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, Dianne Walker, Savion Glover, Ralph Brown, Lon Chaney, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ted Louis Levy...

- Jelly's Last Jam (1992). With Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Ted Louis Levy...

- Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (1995). With Savion Glover, Omar Edwards, Derick Grant, Jason Samuels Smith...

- Imagine Tap! (2006). With Derick Grant, Aaron Tolson, Jason Samuels Smith, Joseph Wiggan, Ayodele Casel, Jason Janas, Michelle Dorrance, Jared Grimes, Jumanee Taylor, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards...

- After Midnight (2013). With Jared Grimes, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards...

- Shuffle Along (2016). With Lee Howard, Lisa LaTouche, Joseph Wiggan...


 


Movies:

- Top Hat (1935) by Mark Sandrich. With Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers...

- Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) by Norman Taurog. With Fred Astaire, Elanor Powell...

- Stormy Weather (1943) by Andrew Stone. With Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller...

- Singin' in the rain (1952) by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse...

- Rhythm & Blues Revue (1955). With Bill Bailey, Little Buck, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughan... AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

- Cotton Club (1984) by Francis Ford Coppola. With Gregory and Maurice Hines, Richard Gere, Cab Calloway, Charles "Honi" Coles, Jimmy Slyde, Henry LeTang...

- White Nights (1985) by Taylor Hackford. With Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov...

- Tap (1989) by Nick Castle. With Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Savion Glover, Arthur Duncan, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde, Harold Nicholas, Bunny Briggs...


 


Documentaries:

- No maps on my taps. The art of Jazz Tap Dancing (1979) by George T. Nierenberg. With Howard "Sandman" Sims, Chuck Green, Bunny Briggs...

- Tapdancin' (1980) by Christian Blackwood. With Lon Chaney, Ralph Brown, Chuck Green, James "Buster" Brown...  AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

- The Jazz Hoofer. The story of the legendary Baby Laurence (1981) by Bill Hancock. AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

- About Tap. The style of Jazz Tap Dancing (1985) by George T. Nierenberg. With Steve Condos, Chuck Green, Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde.

- Songs Unwritten. The life and legacy of Leon Collins (1989) by David Wadsworth. With Leon Collins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dianne Walker, James "Buster" Brown...

- Tap or Die (2014) by Jackie Pare. With Derick Grant, Aaron Tolson, Jason Samuels Smith, Brenda Buffalino, Michelle Dorrance...


 


 



Full Movie! It's got a lot more than just tap dancing but it's great!

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX6Kxuu5w7Q







Coles and Atkins

    "Swing is the Real Thing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCkuiJbFtY

    Soft Shoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6f6ewUdHcQ

    "Come on Let's Dance" at the Apollo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxEtAUj2rl8

     Also filmed at the Apollo Rhythm and Blues Revue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9iTSlVYmcU

    Honi Cole's Doin the New Lowdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv_52J67pIw

    Honi Coles BS Chorus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM3M6WJgjgM



Bill Bailey:

    Rhythm and Blues Revue at the Apollo "The World is Waiting for the Sun to Rise": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T390FhmZeF8



Four Step Brothers: 

   Barber Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWgK4WrTMTI

   Ed Sullivan Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRN1UdrP94I

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynAsy6MPJ8Y



I've got more!


Musicals:



Black and Blue (1985). With Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, Dianne Walker, Savion Glover, Ralph Brown, Lon Chaney, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ted Louis Levy...



Jelly's Last Jam (1992). With Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Ted Louis Levy...



Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (1995). With Savion Glover, Omar Edwards, Derick Grant, Jason Samuels Smith...



-Tap dance Kid (1983) With Savion Glover.



-Imagine Tap (2006) with Derick K. Grant, Aaron Tolson, Dormisha Sumbry-Edwards, Michelle Dorrance, Joseph wiggen, Brill Barret, Ray Hesselink, Jared Grimes, Jason Samuel Smith, Jason Janas, Ayodele Casel, Jumaane Taylor, Chloe Arnolds, Martin Tre Dumas III...



-After Midnight (2013) Dormisha Sumbry-Edwards, Jared Grimes, Christopher Broughton...



-Shuffle Alone (1921, 2016) Joseph Wiggen, Lisa LaTouche, Lee Howard...