Smooth Tap Music

Posted on July 9th, 2008 in R & B,Rap & Hip-Hop by Terrence Taps

In general, whenever you hear that producer Timbaland was involved in a song, you can assume that it will include a good beat for tap dancers. He gives us a lot of rhythms to work with. That being said, in this post I highlight great tap dance music from album releases involving Timbaland.

The first is by Aaliyah who died tragically several years ago. Her final release is self-titled and includes good music for tap solos & group dances.

Though most of the CD is upbeat, the standout tap song for me is a ballad. It’s called “I Care 4 U” and is perfect for expressing more subtle emotions through dance.

Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry – Trumpet Kings at Montreux

Posted on January 8th, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

You’ve got to check out this live recording which features these trumpet master’s performing at Montreux. The first song, “Montreux Blues” is sure to bring any gathering of tap dancers to a frenzied climax of hoofing!More great tap dance music from the Tap Dance Songs website!

Chucho Valdes – New Conceptions

Posted on January 7th, 2008 in Jazz,Latin Music by Terrence Taps

This Latin jazz recording is one of my favorites. What Chucho Valdes does on “Homenaje A Ellington” is incredible! He essentially reinterprets jazz through a Latin framework… Tap dance songs don’t get much better than this.Hard to describe, but easy to “feel”…

Free Tap Dance Music: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Posted on January 3rd, 2008 in Blues,R & B by Terrence Taps

At the time of this writing you could download the title track on this album from Amazon for free!This CD was released in October 2007 but sounds like something that could have been released in 1960. It’s so soulful and rich! Head on over to and download this track now. Then come back here and let me know what you think of it!

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