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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."

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11

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Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110977), PDF (9781534178908), Hosted ebook (9781534179059)
Publication Date 01/15/2021
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Language English
Copyright 2021
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