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


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 Number
9781534110977
Trim Size
9 x 11
Binding Type
Hardcover
Number of Pages
32
Author
Donohue, Moira Rose
Publisher
Sleeping Bear Press
Copyright Date
2021
Dewey Number
782.42165092 B
Reading Level
2