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Stompin' At The Savoy

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

The jazz standard, Stompin' at the Savoy was written in 1936 by composer and musician Edgar Sampson. The song pays tribute to the legendary jazz nightclub, The Savoy Ballroom

Located in the heart of Harlem, from the late 1920's to the early 50's, the Savoy was a hot spot where the most celebrated names in jazz, came to play music and dance until dawn.

In the mid-1930's, the house band at The Savoy was Chick Webb's Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald. Here is a radio broadcast of The Chick Webb Orchestra and Ella from from the Savoy Ballroom in 1939.

 

 

 

 

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