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Leonard Reed

Leonard Reed (January 7, 1907 in Lightning Creek, Oklahoma – April 5, 2004 in West Covina, California) was an American tap dancer, co-creator with his partner, Willie Bryant, of the famous Shim Sham Shimmy (Goofus) tap dance routine.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7th, 1907, Died April 5th, 2004

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-87266 10-in. 1/4/1935 It's over because we're through Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-064977 10-in. 10/10/1941 Another day Cats and the Fiddle Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental quartet composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reed, Leonard," accessed August 1, 2021,

Reed, Leonard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from

"Reed, Leonard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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