Savoy Ballroom Battle of the Bands

“The Musical Battle of the Century”

May 11, 1937

If you’d been around on May 11, 1937, had a dollar, and gotten there very early, you could have seen this…

They called it the “Musical Battle of the Century” and, you know, they might have been right.

Benny Goodman vs Chick Webb.

Music is not a competition.

On the other hand, sometimes you have to show who’s boss.

The winner?

You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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