„What is not shared, is lost“
„For more than 10 years I have been searching and collecting recorded Tap Dancing, mostly on 78rpm records. With the support of Andreas Schmauder, one of the leading European 78rpm record collectors and dealers, I was able to find documents of tap dancing previously unheard of.“
The project is for all tap dancers, teachers, students and lovers of the art of tap dancing worldwide. Being dedicated to the history of recorded tap dancing, it documents a side of tap that has not been particularly focused on so far. Almost 200 recordings of the presented 372 titles will be published on CD for the first time. We believe to have found all existing tap dance recordings between 1926 and 1965.
Four CDs (part 4) deal exclusively with the pedagogical-didactic aspect of tap dance and its related topics: rhythm presentation, notation and terminology. This is done by means of historical documents, that are largely unknown.
Bonus CDs 14 and 15 leave the given time frame, presenting selected recordings from 1973 to 1993. Artists are Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, Leon Collins, Steve Condos and Pamela Raff.
The long lasting dream to make all these tap dancers of the past being heard again together in one edition, will soon become a reality.