Chick Webb

February 10, 1905- June 16, 1939

Contributions to Harlem Renaissance

Chick Webb was a drummer and a orchestra leader for the Chick Webb Orchestra that use to be the Harlem Stompers. Chick use to be part of the Jazzola Orchestra when Chick as still young. Chick was innovative and hard working which lead to him having more opportunities to play in clubs like the Black Bottom Club and the Paddock Club. In his time, he helped transform Dixieland style into modern style. Chick Webb also helped swing music become more popular. Without him, Harlem wouldn't be as innovative because he was an important drummer. Songs he has created and was a part of is "Harlem Congo", "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie!" and "Stompin' at the Savoy".

Chick Webb Affect His Community

Help develop swing music in 1920 to 1930. Swing music wouldn't be as popular without Chick. Chick helped make future music more amusing and immersive for me. His song "Stompin' at the Savoy" became a standard from the help of Edgar Sampson and a saxophonist in his orchestra. Without Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald would't be as successful and popular. Chick helped Ella with her career. Chick was important because he helped swing transform into bebop during the 1940s and caused the drumming revolution. Chick affected me by helping the future generation have better music by making new landmarks with the song "Stompin' at the Savoy".

Chick Webb

Chick Webb- Stompin' at the Savoy

Bibliography

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"Chick Webb." Contemporary Musicians. Vol. 14. Detroit: Gale, 1995. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.


"Chick Webb." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 105. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.


"Chick Webb." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 105. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.


"Chick Webb." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.