Coon, Carleton A.

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A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Picnic with children; Short segment of "Pop" Estep and other band member in front of Pantages (215 E 12th St KCMO) with posters; "Russ" Stout, Rex Downing, Carleton, and Eula Coon messing around in the country, driving cars, and stopped at gas station; Coon children and dog at home; Clip of Carleton and "Pop" Estep; Carleton and Eula Coon playing golf; Clip of Coon house and Coon children; More picnic footage with swimming pond (possibly Swope Park); Footage of Coon family; Footage o

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A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Footage of band in tour cars; Revolutionary War sites tour in Vincennes IN including Old French Cemetery (205 Church St), Fort Sackville, Home of Alice of Old Vincennes, Harrison Mansion, and The Treaty Tree; Footage from inside car on racetrack; Footage of Indianapolis from Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument with Harold Thiel and Richolson; Unidentified golf club; Footage of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument; Indianapolis street footage including streetcar and Hook's Drugs; Footage of "P

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A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Floyd Estep, Downing, Sanders and others on road and working on cars; Downing, Sanders, Richolson, "Pop" Estep on sidewalk in front of Hotel De Soto and John T.

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Sheet Music

Sheet music cover for Hi-Diddle-Diddle, a novelty fox trot song with ukulele accompaniment. Written by Carleton A. Coon, Coon-Sanders Orchestra, and Hal Keidel. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

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Clippings

Advertising artwork for El Torreon opening, Dec. 15, 1927. The advertisement reads, "Dance Premier Opening Tonight! With the Original Coon Sanders Victor Recording Orchestra also Phil Baxter Directing El Torreon Orchestra. Ladies-50¢, Gentlemen-75¢. Doors Open 8pm." The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Coon Sanders Band
Author: 
Chuck Haddix
University of Missouri – Kansas City

As Bennie Moten, George E. Lee, and other African American bandleaders based at 18th and Vine pioneered a new style of jazz, a number of white bands in downtown Kansas City were performing a style of hot jazz modeled after nationally popular white bands. Ironically, while Kansas City would gain renown for its great African American bands that barnstormed across country, it was a white dance band, the Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Orchestra, which first established Kansas City’s national reputation as a jazz center.

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