Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald (date unknown)

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The uncrowned “King of Swing.” Band leader, and drummer, Chick Webb.

In order for your band to swing, well, you gotta have the drummer’s permission!

Even Benny Goodman knew that his clarinet runs weren’t swingin’ if the backbeat wasn’t there.

Up next: Chick Webb and Ella.

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