Jul 22

The Dixie Chick with Guest DJ, Alex Abdoulaev

Category: dances

“The Dixie Chick” is definitely a head-scratcher of a theme, you’re probably thinking Alex is out of his tree by suggesting that we swing dance to the Dixie Chicks.  Well actually, he was torn with indecision on whether he’d like to introduce us to some of his awesome remastered versions of Chick Webb…or feature some of his great Dixieland jazz… Ahhh the thought processes of great DJs, always wanting to turn us on to their latest treasures and we, of course, wanted to hear both.   So we asked him to mash up Chick Webb with Dixieland, and thus, “The Dixie Chick” was born.

You might wonder- who was Chick Webb?  Good thing we’re here to answer that question. Chick Webb was a drummer and big band leader of Savoy Ballroom house band.  His band would often have Battle of the Bands with such notable bands as Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington.  And more often than not, the dancers at the Savoy would pick his band as the winner for the evening.  Chick’s band also featured a teenage Ella Fitzgerald giving the legend her start in the music business.

Who are the Dixie Chicks?  Do we really care?

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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