I’d like to present Tip, Tap, and Toe, a trio of tap dancers that performed extensively on the Vaudeville circuit as well as in many movies. Now, they aren’t really influences of mine, as I only recently found out about them. Raymond Winfield, who is a member of the group, was the first tap dancer incorporate sliding into his style to such an extent.
Take a look at this clip from 1950. You have never seen anything like it!