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Chick Webb and His Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald

Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald
Chick Webb and His Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald

Radio broadcasts of 1939 are the source of this extraordinary collection of tunes played by the Chick Webb Orchestra. One of the most respected bandleaders and drummers of swing, Webb is credited with an undefeated record in his Battles of the Bands at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem (including a victory over Benny Goodman in 1937) and with having discovered Ella Fitzgerald, who positively shimmers on ballads like "That Was My Heart" and "Deep in a Dream."

Track Listing

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That's a Plenty Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 2:59
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That Was My Heart Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 3:28
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Blue Room Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 2:18
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Deep in a Dream Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 4:08
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One O'Clock Jump Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 3:14
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Wanton Rhythm Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 2:09
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Big Boy Blue Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 2:29
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Have a Good Time Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 1:17
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Swing, Mister Charlie Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 1:57
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Vote Mr. Rhythm Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald 2:45

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