Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chick Webb's early years

Welcome to the inaugural entry of my blog "Stomping with Steve."

I plan to post random odds and ends of information I find, with some music to go along with it.

Let's start with one of the earliest news stories I have found about Chick Webb, from the Jan. 7, 1928 edition of the Baltimore Afro-American.

It shows that Webb was playing at the Rose Danceland at this point in time.

It also hints at Webb's commercial possibilities, which would be fully realized in the 1930s.

Now let's end this post with a classic from 1937 by the Webb orchestra, "If Dreams Come True."

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