Featured playlist:  Great Tappers by Liz Dutton (Music Editor)

This is a list of some of the most influential and well-known tappers, including Honi Coles, Cookie Cook, Bubba Gains, and Chuck Green.
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Take the A Train
composed by Duke Ellington, 1899-1974; performed by Chuck Green, 1919-1997; in Dance Black America: A Festival of Modern Jazz, Tap & African Styles (Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1984), 4 mins  
Chuck Green dancing to "Take the A train"
03:44
18 Jul 2013
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Bubba Gaines on Jumprope
directed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; produced by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; performed by Buster Brown, Ernest Brown, Charles Coles, 1911-1922, Charles Cook, 1914-1991, Leslie (Bubba) Gaines, 1912-1997, James (Stump) Cross, fl. 1940 and Albert Gibson, Copasetics (New York, NY: American Tap Dance Foundation), 1 hour 55 mins  
Harder than it looks....
00:29
17 Jul 2013
Rhythm Tap and John Bubbles
performed by Charles Coles, 1911-1922 and Charles Atkins, 1913-2003; in Honi Coles & Cholly Atkins: Over the Top to Bebop (Creative Arts Television, 2007), 4 mins  
Coles and Atkins demonstrate "borrowing" other people's steps, and talk about the elements of Rhythm tap that John Bubbles pioneered.
03:49
18 Jul 2013
Act II: A Capella Solo
directed by Tony Waag, 1957-; choreographed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-; designed by Jeff Fontaine, 1974-; performed by Brenda Bufalino, 1937-, American Tap Dance Orchestra; in American Tap Dance Orchestra: American Landscape, Part 2 of 2 (American Tap Dance Foundation), 5 mins  
Brenda Bufalino makes her own music with her feet.
05:19
18 Jul 2013
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Cookie Cook dance excerpt
performed by Charles Cook, 1914-1991, Leslie (Bubba) Gaines, 1912-1997, Charles Coles, 1911-1922 and Andy Wasserman, fl. 1974 (American Tap Dance Foundation), 33 mins  
Cook dances in the style of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson
01:50
17 Jul 2013
Wings
performed by Charles Cook, 1914-1991, Leslie (Bubba) Gaines, 1912-1997, Charles Coles, 1911-1922 and Andy Wasserman, fl. 1974; in The Legends of Tap (American Tap Dance Foundation), 2 mins  
Honi Coles, Cookie Cook, and Bubba Gaines all take turns demonstrating different wing steps.
02:08
18 Jul 2013
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