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Streetswings Dance History Archives: Savoy Battle of the Bands ...
The Savoy Ballroom was famous for its "Battle Of The Bands". Most battles where against Chick Webb untill he past away on June 16th, 1939 at Hopkins Hospital. The very first "Act" to open March 12th, 1926 was: Fletcher Henderson Band.


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Band 2

Band 3

Band 4


May 15, 1927 Chick Webb Fletcher Henderson Fess Williams King Oliver ? termed "Battle of Jazz"
May 6th, 1928 Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson   Loyd Scott, Fess Williams   Alex Jackson  Charlie Johnson  Termed "Jazzwar"
October, 1929 Band with Cab Calloway ?? ?? ?? Cab Calloway Won
Feb. 2, 1935 Chick Webb Willie Bryant ?? ?? Draw
Feb. 28, 1937 Chick Webb Fletcher Henderson ?? ?? Webb Won
March 7, 1937 Chick Webb  Duke Ellington  ?? Ellington Won 
May 11, 1938 Chick Webb  Benny Goodman  Webb Won (Record Setting Night).
Jan. 16, 1938 Chick Webb w/ Fitzgerald Count Basie   W/ Billie Holiday  Tie 
July 31, 1938 Chick Webb  Horace Henderson  ?? ??
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