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Drummer Chick Webb led one of the most dynamic and exciting Big Bands of the Pre-war era. His abilities for talent spotting led to the discovery and nurturing of two of the 20th century's most influential artists- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan- both of whom feature in this collection of some of his best known recordings. A perfect introduction to one of the all time jazz greats.
Personnel includes: Chick Webb (drums); Edgar Sampson, Louis Jordan (alto saxophone); Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan (trumpet); Don Kirkpatrick (piano); John Kirby, Beverley Peer (bass).
Personnel: Chick Webb (drums); John Trueheart (guitar, banjo); Bobby Johnson (guitar); Wayman Carver (flute, tenor saxophone); Garvin Bushell, Chauncey Houghton (clarinet, alto saxophone); Edgar Sampson, Pete Clark, Hilton Jefferson, Louis Jordan (alto saxophone); Elmer "Skippy" Williams, Teddy McRae (tenor saxophone); John Kirby , Beverly Peer (bass saxophone); Reunald Jones, Mario Bauzá, Taft Jordan, Dick Vance, Bobby Stark (trumpet); Nat Story, Fernando Arbello, Sandy Williams , George Matthews , Claude Jones (trombone); Tommy Fulford, Don Kirkpatrick, Joe Steele (piano).
Recording information: New York, NY (01/15/1934-02/17/1939).
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