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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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reed, Leonard," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107671.

Reed, Leonard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107671.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107671

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