Fascinatin' Rhythm: Stomping at the Savoy, 02/23/19
2/23 Stomping at the Savoy. The Savoy Ballroom was the one place where blacks and whites could mingle—could gather to dance. It opened on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 1926, in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance. The dance floor was ten thousand square feet, and the best bands in the land competed in cutting sessions against Chick Webb, the King of the Savoy. Here’s the Savoy in story and song and unequalled musicianship.