No Maps on My Taps

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Can blue men sing the whites? Can Fred Astaire tap dance? Well - yes; but the top-hat-and-tails routine, like the Clapton solo, sho' nuff got black roots. This lively showcase for veteran Harlem hoofers delightedly lets them show. A spirited tap 'contest' in front of the Lionel Hampton Band and an enthusiastic audience caps a unique retrospective portrait of the art, featuring amazing clips from both mainstream and 'race' movies of the '30s heyday, and fixing tap as another enduring expression of black American culture.

By: PT


Release details

60 mins

Cast and crew

George T Nierenberg
Chuck Green
Sandman Sims
Buster Brown
Bunny Briggs
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