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The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012)

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A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.

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Chick Webb (voice)
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A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.

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Ella Fitzgerald: What Chick did for me can never be repaid. Always thinking of others, always in pain, but no one knew it - he was the kind that comes along once every thousand years.
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