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Tip Tap and Toe

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Birth Name

Tip, Tap and Toe

Ray Winfield | Samuel Green | Ted Fraser | Freddie James

   Specilty dancers Tip Tap and Toe were a very successful Tap dance act during the 1930s and 1940s. They would dance in a few movies as well as nightclubs. Their act was mainly consisted of Tap dancing between the three of them, showing off their different styles, while sometimes

dancing on elevated surfaces such as a table. Freddie James joined the group later.

   Tip, Tap and Toe are said to be the first Blacks to appear on the 'Chesterfield Hour' in New York. Performed and toured with Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra, The Ink Spots around 1947 and was to open for the Tommy Dorsey band in Detroit with Frank Sinatra in 1956.

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Dance Types

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Music Titles

Acrobatic, Flash Act Hal LeRoy Shout. Brother Shout
Jazz Dance       $2000 - Tap Dance CD
Tap Dance            

Night Clubs



n/a 44th Street Theater ?1904 - Jack's Little Surprise (Greene)?
      Chicago Theater Cotton Club Revue
      Palace Theatre 1936 - George White Scandals
      Paramount Theatre (5/25/1947) 1941 - Crazy with the Heat
      ?Princess Theater (1904)?  
      Regal Theater  



1935 - By Request 1/23/1941 - Philadelphia Tribune
1936 - Tip, Tap and Toe ( Short) $ The Cotton Club (Haskins)
1937 - You Can't Have Everything $ Greatest Tap Dance Stars and
1941 - Trail of the Vigilantes      
$1942 - Pardon My Sarong      
1943 - All By Myself      
1944 - Tip, Tap and Toe ( Short) Other Tap Related Stuff at Amazon
1941/46 - Fats Waller and Friends $ 100 Years of Tap Dance
$1984 - Cotton Club [ DVD] ( Portrayal) $ Basic Tap Dancing
2001 - Tap France $ Brotherhood In Rhythm ( Nicholas Bro)
A Time For Tappin Documentary ( DeFlores) $ Complete Tap Dance Book
Born to Sing and Dance $ Leonard Reeds Shim Sham Shimmy (VHS)
Let'em Dance, Dance, Dance ( Theo Zwicky) $ Masters of Tap (VHS)
      $ Tap Dance - Beginners Guide
      $ Tap Dance Dictionary
      $ Tap dance steps in Labanotation
      $ Tap Roots - Early History Of Tap