9 thoughts on “ How Am I To Know - Chick Webb And His Orchestra - The Golden Swing Years (Vinyl, LP) ”

  1. Label: Musidisc - 30 JA ,Musidisc - JA • Series: Jazz Anthology • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Swing Chick Webb And His Orchestra - Original Sessions / (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(5).
  2. American jazz drummer and bandleader. Born February 10, in Baltimore, MD, USA Died June 16, in Baltimore, MD, USA Prominent drummers such as Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, & George Wettling hailed Chick Webb as the best and most influencial of all the Big Band drummers. He was born with a physical deformity described as TB of the spine.
  3. Radio broadcasts of are the source of this extraordinary collection of tunes played by the Chick Webb Orchestra. One of the most respected bandleaders and drummers of swing, Webb is credited with an undefeated record in his Battles of the Bands at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem (including a victory over Benny Goodman in ) and with having discovered Ella Fitzgerald, who positively.
  4. Their theme song and the one that is associated with the Chick Webb Orchestra, was “Stomping at the Savoy”. Which is what they did best, flat out swingin’ man! The band was to enjoy a long run at the Savoy then when things couldn’t seem to get better, he replaced his longtime vocalist with a young Ella Fitzgerald in
  5. Chick Webb was one of the predominant big band leaders during the swing era, and sadly most of his music has not been performed live for about 80 years. Organizers of the premiere swing dance event known as Lindy Focus announced a crowd funded project (Big Band Revival: Chick Webb) last year to fund transcribing Chick Webb’s charts.
  6. He was roughly 34 years old. Webb was buried in Baltimore County, in Arbutus Memorial Park, in Arbutus, Maryland. Webb's death hit the jazz/swing community very hard. After his death, Fitzgerald led the Chick Webb band until she left to focus on her solo career in and caused the band to disband.
  7. Chick Webb represented the triumph of the human spirit in jazz and life. Hunchbacked, small in stature, almost a dwarf with a large face and broad shoulders, Webb fought off congenital tuberculosis of the spine in order to become one of the most competitive drummers and bandleaders of the big band era. Perched high upon a platform, he used custom-made pedals, goose-neck cymbal holders, a
  8. Jan 08,  · Performer(s): «Chick Webb» «Sing Me a Swing Song» Audio: Very Hq - CD Quality Sound -- MP3 Kbps Album: «Chick Webb & His Orchestra» by «Chick Webb .
  9. Sources vary on Webb’s birth year; appears on his death certificate and grave marker, while Its swing, precision, and popularity made it the standard of excellence to which other big bands aspired.

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