William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 10, 1905 (Baltimore), Died June 16, 1939 (Baltimore)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, leader, songwriter, composer, lyricist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 154 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-74822||10-in.||12/8/1932||I hate to leave you now||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and male vocal solo||instrumentalist, drums|
|Victor||BS-96568||10-in.||1/24/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-101590||10-in.||5/11/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Chicago Rhythm Kings||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-03514||10-in.||12/2/1936||Stompin' at the Savoy||Benny Goodman Quartet||Jazz/dance quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-04568||10-in.||2/4/1937||You showed me the way||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-06413||10-in.||3/18/1937||Cryin' mood||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-06849||10-in.||4/8/1937||Cryin' mood||Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; William Cooley||Washboard band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07745||10-in.||4/9/1937||You showed me the way||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-07746||10-in.||4/9/1937||You showed me the way||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-023415||10-in.||5/23/1938||Heart of mine||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-026861||10-in.||9/12/1938||You can't be mine (And someone else's too)||Gray Gordon ; Shirley Lane ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-028195||10-in.||11/3/1938||I found my yellow basket||Shirley Brown ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||MS-031431||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1939||Tea for two||Chick Webb Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader, instrumentalist, drums|
|Victor||MS-031432||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1939||Crazy rhythm||Chick Webb Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader, instrumentalist, drums|
|Victor||MS-031433||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately late Jan. 1939||Blue skies||Chick Webb Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader, instrumentalist, drums|
|Victor||BS-035568||10-in.||4/6/1939||Have mercy||Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-036925||10-in.||5/9/1939||Chew-chew-chew||Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-036962||10-in.||5/18/1939||Chew-chew-chew (Chew your bubble gum)||Don Redman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-037124||10-in.||5/17/1939||Chew-chew-chew (Chew your bubble gum)||Smoothies||Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152658||10-in.||12/20/1933||On the sunny side of the street||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W152659||10-in.||12/20/1933||Darktown Strutters' Ball||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W152686||10-in.||1/15/1934||When dreams come true||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W152687||10-in.||1/15/1934||Get together||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer, leader|
|Columbia||W152733||10-in.||5/9/1934||I can't dance, I got ants in my pants||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra ; Taft Jordan||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W152734||10-in.||5/9/1934||Imagination||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra ; Chuck Richards||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Webb, Chick," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104445.
Webb, Chick. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104445.
"Webb, Chick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Chick Webb
Discogs: Chick Webb
Allmusic: Chick Webb
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Webb, Chick - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84007220
Wikidata: Chick Webb - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q505749
MusicBrainz: Chick Webb - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/8ecae52e-9c89-4b61-99d8-ac11abc26771
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