Tap Dancing on
Record 1926 – 1949

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 273 WAV-tracks on one USB stick.


PART 1 (Chapter 1-3): American Recordings 1929-1949
1:  Intro: A Tribute to Bill ‚Bojangles‘ Robinson (1929-1949)
2:  First Beginnings (1899-1901) – American Recordings (1930-1949)
3:  The Artistry of Fred Astaire (1926-1946)

PART 2 (Chapter 4-6): European and Japanese Recordings 1926-1947
  Great Britain (1926-1936)
5:  Great Britain, Japan and France (1935-1944)
6:  Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium (1930-1947)

PART 3 (Chapter 7-9): Tap Dance Educational Records 1926-1940
Tap Dance Instruction USA (1926-1940)
8:  Tap Dance Instruction Europe (1934-1939)
9:  Tap Dance Practice Records & Accompaniments (1928-1939)

273 tracks on a USB stick (in 9 WAV-folders), transfered by Nick Dellow (Watford) from the original Shellac records and restored by Christian Zwarg (Berlin). Liner notes for each title.

47 biographies of international tap dancers & tap teachers with 400 pictures:
Arfel (Armand Félot), Fred Astaire, Sten Axelson, Rosy Barsony, Len Bermon, Evi Bodo, Jack Buchanan, Philip Buchel, Emelyne Collier, Bill Currie, Sammy Davis Jr., Slim Gaillard, Harry Hackett, Adelaide Hall, Tokio Hayashi, The Henderson Twins, Edna Holdt, Maggie Hulstrøm-Carlsen, Jack Hulbert, Ellis Jackson, Fumiko Kawahata, Gene Kelly, The Krakajax (Michael Atlas), Evelyn Künneke, Carmen Lahrmann, Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly), Victor Leopold, Jessie Matthews, Dinah Miller, Kathy Moore, 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, Floria Vestoff, Ned Wayburn, James R. Whitton.

250 record labels are documented (example):