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Early Chubby Jackson

Here is string bass great Chubby Jackson pictured early in his career, a few years before joining the Woody Herman big band and becoming on of Woody’s most important sidemen. This freeze frame is from a Universal Pictures short subject titled SHUFFLE RHYTHM. It was produced in early 1942, and features Henry Busse and his Orchestra, and the vocal harmony group Six Hits and a Miss.