Tap Wonderland Music Gallery:
Tap Dance Records & CDs
Welcome to the online museum at Tap Wonderland, an exhibit of tap dancing collectibles, LP records, CDs, books, videos and ephemera for tap dancers.
If you're a Tap Dancer, a record collector or better yet both, you're sure to find some uncommon, interesting, even oddball LPs here in the Tap Wonderland Music Gallery. Wander around the gallery by clicking any of the LP jacket images. You'll find information and anecdotes about each record or CD. Many pages contain additional links that drill down to even more detailed information.
Tap dance music recordings can be categorized as either instructional records, practice music or performance recordings, however, these distinctions aren't very rigid and they get blurred quite often. A honky-tonk piano player may title his record Music for Tap Dancing, but that doesn't make it so. "Music for Tap Dancing" is a very popular title here in the gallery, by the way. With Fred Astaire behind the album, it's music for tap dancing even if he doesn't dance. A choreographer may include his or her own tap sounds on an instructional record or even a practice piece. Practice music may be all over the map when it comes to the rhythm and mood of the tunes, especially when everyone involved came from ballet. Well, it's all good and it's all for Tap. Enjoy!