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

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african american | dance | jazz

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Chick Webb: I can't understand the pain God gave me, I can't understand my sickness, but that's secondary. The main thing is, the Lord gave me the talent to play drums. He gave me some years to play. That's what I wanted to do.
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