James Titus Godbolt (October 2, 1927 – May 16, 2008), known professionally as Jimmy Slyde and also as the "King of Slides", was a world-renowned tap dancer, especially famous for his innovative tap style mixed with jazz.
Jimmy Slyde was a popular rhythm tapper in America in the mid-20th century when he performed on the nightclub and burlesque circuits. He was also popular in Europe because he lived in Paris for a brief period of his life. Slyde appeared in several musicals and shows in the 1980s, and he received numerous awards for his talent. Slyde died in 2008, but many will remember him for his musicality and his signature move: slides.