Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

"That McShann Rhythm Section!"

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Down Beat photo with caption, "That McShann Rhythm Section!", ca. 1941. The caption reads, "New York - Here they are, beating it out at the Savoy in Harlem. Jay McShann (at the piano) and his rhythm section include Leonard Enois, guitar; Eugene (Pops) Ramey, bass, and Gus Johnson, drums. Playing the Savoy last month, McShann and his barrelhouse Kansas City crew reportedly "carved" Lucky Millinder's band right off the bandstand. The McShann's Confessin' the Blues is the biggest-selling Decca sepia series discing in history. Arsene Pic." Source: Dick Wright.

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Modern Location: 
New York, NY
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
KCMA-PC35-0851
Digital Object Identifier: 
KCMA-PC35-0851