Norma Miller

Chick Webb/Benny Goodman Savoy Battle 80th Anniversary!

Did you know that 80 years ago - May 11, 1937 - history was made at the legendary Savoy Ballroom as two of swing's greatest bands met head-to-head? Benny Goodman traveled to the Home of Happy Feet and alternated sets with the house band, Chick Webb in the "music battle of the century."  While some may still debate which band swung harder, at the end of the night the real winners of the Battle of the Bands were the SRO crowd of 4,000 who packed the Savoy (in addition to another 5,000 on the sidewalks outside).

Frankie and Norma were there, here's how they described that night:

Frim Fram is excited to honor this anniversary by having its two organizers and house DJs, Heather Flock (representing Benny Goodman) & Ryan Swift (representing Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald) go head-to-head on May 11, 2017 as the official kickoff to the final BABBLE weekend!