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Copasetics Tap Dancing Ensemble

information about career of professional tap dancing ensemble known as the Copasetics.

All-star tap dancing team founded to revive the art of tap dancing on December 6, 1949, seven days after Bill Robinson was buried. Also known as the "Original Copasetics".

Copasetics Dot Org
Web site created by the Tap Legacy Foundation to preserve the memory of the Copasetics tap dancing ensemble.

ITA "Tap City Honors the Copasetics" Article

ATDF "Copasetics" Profile

Wikipedia "Copasetics" Article

Original Members of the Copsetics


Chink Collins
Charles "Cholly" Atkins
Cookie Cook
Eddie West
Elmer Waters
Emory Evans
Ernest "Brownie" Brown (1916-2009)
Francis Goldberg
Frank Goldberg
Honi Coles
James Walker
John E. Thomas
LeRoy Myers, President
Luther Preston
Paul Black
Peg Leg Bates
Pete Nugent
Phace Roberts
MUSICIANS
Billy Strayhorn (pianist)
Roy Branker (pianist)
Milton Larkin (trumpet and band leader)

Newer Members

Albert Gibson
Billy Strayhorn
Bubba Gaines
Buster Brown
Curley Hamner
James Cross
Jimmy Wright
Lewis Brown
Louie Simms Carpenter
MUSICIANS
Billy Eckstine (vocalist, trumpeter, valve trombonist, band leader)
Charlie Shavers (trumpeter, Undecided)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpeter, Groovin’ High, A Night in Tunisia, Manteca)
Timmie Rogers (comedian, song writer, If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes…)

Honorary Members

Chuck Green
Dick Gregory
Joe Williams
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Nicholas Brothers
Willie Bryan
MUSICKIANS
Lionel Hampton (vibraphonist and band leader)



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