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Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

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Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums

By  Moira Rose Donohue , Illustrated By  Laura Freeman
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Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry "Chick" Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots and pans. His love of percussion brought him to the big time as an influential big band leader. This picture-book biography details the life of black American jazz drummer Chick Webb, who in the 1930s led one of the big bands of the swing era, earning him the nickname the "King of the Savoy.

ISBN: 9781534110977

ISBN-10: 9781534110977

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Publication Date: 01/15/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/15/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 32

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Biography & Autobiography - Music

Music - Jazz