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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.

Director:

Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)

Writer:

Jeff Kaufman (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
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Credited cast:
Van Alexander Van Alexander ... Himself
Bruce Barnes Bruce Barnes ... Barney Bigard (voice)
Louie Bellson ... Himself (archive footage)
Rocky Carroll ... Narrator (voice)
Billy Crystal ... Mezz Mezzrow (voice)
Tyne Daly ... Helen Oakley Dance (voice)
Keith David ... Charles Buchanan (voice)
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Andy Garcia ... Mario Bauzá (voice)
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Glover ... Count Basie (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... Artie Shaw (voice)
Corey Hawkins ... Chick Webb (voice)
Roy Haynes Roy Haynes ... Himself
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A documentary on drummer/bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.

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Giants come in all sizes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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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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