“I’ll Chase The Blues Away” – Chick Webb And His Orchestra (1935)

Composed by Sampson-Harrison; Decca 640-B; New York, October 12, 1935: Chick Webb-d-dir/Mario Bauza-Reunald Jones-Taft Jordan-t/Sandy Williams-Claude Jones-tb/Pete Clark-as/Edgar Sampson-as-a/Elmer Williams-ts/Don Kirkpatrick-p/John Trueheart-bj-g/John Kirby-sb.

She wasn’t the prettiest, or the most glamorous, but Ella Fitzgerald’s fortuitous, musical marriage with Chick Webb, helped “chase the blues away” when America, and the world, needed it most. What she may have lacked in her stage presence, she made up for with her beautiful and individualistic voice and genuine and sincere personality.

Just found out I need to re-crown a perpetual, bothersome tooth. Good thing I have jazz to get me through the procedure. It beats the agitating 80s club music that the staff listens to at the clinic. That won’t chase my blues away!

An earlier Chick Webb post here: http://wp.me/p48bUw-7l

 

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