Tap Dancing on Record

Volume 1:
The Swing Years
1926 – 1945

by Uwe Meusel
Contributions written by:
Terry Brown, Dr. Rainer E. Lotz,

Sam Weber, Natalie Westerdale,
Fabien Ruiz, Milan Messerschmidt,
and Rusty Frank (foreword).

Hardcover (300 pages) with compilation of 9 CDs on one USB stick.


PART 1 (CD 1-3): American & Japanese Recordings 1899-1952
1:  Intro: A Tribute to Bill ‚Bojangles‘ Robinson (1929-1949)
2:  First Beginnings (1899-1906) – American Recordings (1926-1944)
      – Japanese Recordings (1935)
3:  The Artistry of Fred Astaire (1926-1952)

PART 2 (CD 4-6): European Recordings 1926-1944
  Great Britain (1926-1936)
5:  Great Britain and France (1936-1944)
6:  Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium (1930-1943)

PART 3 (CD 7-9): Tap Dance Educational Records 1926-1940
Tap Dance Instruction USA (1926-1940)
8:  Tap Dance Instruction Europe (1934-1939)
9:  14 Piano Accompaniments, Video, Printed Material (7 PDF files with 211 pages)

235 tracks on USB Stick (= 9 CDs), with liner notes for each title.

43 biographies of international tap dancers / musicians with 400 pictures:
Arfel (Armand Félot), Fred Astaire, Sten Axelson, Rosy Barsony, Len Bermon, Evi Bodo, Jack Buchanan, Philip Buchel, Emelyne Collier, Bill Currie, Slim Gaillard, Harry Hackett, Adelaide Hall, Tokio Hayashi, The Henderson Twins, Edna Holdt, Maggie Hulstrøm-Carlsen, Jack Hulbert, Ellis Jackson, Fumiko Kawahata, The Krakajax (Michael Atlas), Evelyn Künneke, Carmen Lahrmann, Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Victor Leopold, Jessie Matthews, Dinah Miller, Arthur Murray, Cliff Nazarro, The Nicholas Brothers, Fin Olsen, Eleanor Powell, Elsie Randolph, Marina Ried, Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, Paal Roschberg, Leslie Sarony, Jack et Billie Sée, The Five Sherry Brothers, Victor Silvester, Irène de Trébert, Ned Wayburn, James R. Whitton.

205 record labels are documented (example):