Friday, August 20, 2010

Chick Webb

is my latest fascination in my study of early jazz music. In the morning when I'm riding my stationary bike to what I call my "Big Band Bicycling" playlist, I mark time by the selections on this playlist. And I always find myself eagerly anticipating the selection from Chick Webb and his orchestra that I have on that playlist. It's a great composition and one that is swinging and very uplifting. It's called "Who Ya' Hunchin'?"

Here's a bit on Chick Webb from Ken Burns' outstanding "Jazz" documentary film:

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