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Drummer Chick Webb led one of the most dynamic and exciting Big Bands of the Pre-war era. His abilities for talent spotting led to the discovery and nurturing of two of the 20th century's most influential artists- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan- both of whom feature in this collection of some of his best known recordings. A perfect introduction to one of the all time jazz greats.

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: FLOB
  • ASIN: B000068PXR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,074 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By bukhtan on July 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This product, by a prolific re-issue label operating in the UK, offers the best selection of the great drummer and bandleader's studio recordings available on a single CD. Webb's band was one of the most acclaimed dance orchestras to arise in Harlem and had a fine array of soloists such as Taft Jordan (trumpet and vocal), Edgar Sampson (reeds)and, late in the decade, Ella Fitzgerald. Webb himself, however, was second to none and may have been the best pre-Jo Jones drummer in jazz. As the decade and recording practice progressed (this CD runs up to Webb's untimely death in 1939)his abilities became more and more audible to posterity.
I might specially recommend Chick Webb to those whose acquaintance with big band jazz is so far limited to Duke Ellington, as there was a good working relationship between the two bandleaders. Duke assisted Webb in his early career, and many of Webb's soloists (Jordan, tenor sax player Elmer Williams, and alto player Russell Procope among them) would later play for Duke. Moreover, Webb's arrangers such as Edgar Sampson vied with Duke for coloratura orchestration.
This CD covers Webb's peak period in the early and mid thirties (e.g. "Stomping at the Savoy" and "Blue Minor", both Edgar Sampson arrangements) as well as some of the Ella Fitzgerald hits later in the decade, such as "A tisket a tasket". It includes, speaking of Ellington, Duke's own arrangement of his "Azure", which he himself never recorded, to my knowledge.
My only reservation would be some odd distortion which occurs in some, not all, of the tracks. This is a rather "watery" sound (heard also on the Decca re-issues of the same pieces) which may be easily explicable to those better versed in recording and transfer technology than I, but I have to say that I found it distracting, and I am not a hi-fi fanatic. Otherwise what the musicians were doing is audible enough.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By luvinthejazz on February 10, 2005
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Chick Webb swings hard. This stuff will get your feet moving. The more I listen to it, the more difficult it is to turn it off. Now I understand why Gene Krupa said, after the Benny Goodman band played against Chick at the Savoy in 1938, "Those cats cut us to ribbons."
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By yosemite sam on February 7, 2006
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this small man, is easily one of the greatest drummers we have ever seen, and this CD is nearly as great as he is. did they know then just how fortunate they were to hear and dance to this genius? if there were a time machine i would make my first trip to the savoy and dance to chick webb. it is not stereo, and i do not know if new tech magic could have helped in that area, but other than that..this is one of my favorite cd's....if you like this cd, then also check out louis jordand (best of).
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By Bob Eberwein on February 21, 2014
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Another great collection of 30s dance music. I like it because it's reminiscent of my earliest years, nostalgic stuff. Recommended for those who take to jazz background music. Of course, very danceable if you're still jiving.
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I was thrilled to be able to own and listen to a great jazz legend such as Chick Webb. I would have given this five stars except that the sound quality is not great, but it is the best it can be for the time it was recorded.
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By Leo Vasquez on October 22, 2013
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Great CD with great songs. Only wish it had more tracks. But its OK I could always buy more of his music. Great music with great musicians
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