Remembering the King of Swing

Image: Hundreds of people show up on June 22, 1939, for the funeral of noted jazz drummer Chick Webb, who was born in Baltimore and died at age 34. (Baltimore Sun files)

This month marks the anniversary of the death of Chick Webb. As one of the most remarkable drummers ever to sit atop a bandstand it’s no surprise he’s been the subject of multiple posts here at Off Beat. Here are links to past posts on the “King of Swing.”:

Chick Webb “The King of Swing”

Audio: Chick Webb

Webb vs. Basie

Battle for the Ages

The King of Swing

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