[78-L] Savoy Ballroom 16th January, 1938.

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com
Sat Mar 9 04:09:13 PST 2013

Here's a little on the subject:

First: a Downbeat review from 1938:

Then a video about the event (from later years)

(finally a few pages from a Baise biography)


On 2013-03-09 11:13, RUSSELL BARNES wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm not too sure if I can use this site for information please - however.      A musical friend of many years friendship is fascinated by the story behind the so called ' Battle of the Bands' held in The Savoy Ballroom on the 16th January 1938 - between Chick Webb and Count Basie.
> Here in the UK information sources are probably limited so I'm hoping some of our US enthusiasts can assist.   Is it likely that Downbeat and Metronome magazines for January 1938 would have covered it.
> A list of tunes titles would be nice to have.  Was is broadcast on local radio - any recordings known to exist by people like Boris Rose.
> Thanks for any ideas or leads you can suggest,
> Cordially,
> Russ Barnes
> Dorset, UK
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