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
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
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.
A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: "Pop" Estep at Harding Home and Museum in Marion OH; Harding Memorial under construction; Band playing baseball in town with children; Home of William McKinley (S.W. corner of 8th St. and Market Ave.
A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Footage of Sanders and Coon; Coon children in city and at home (820 W. 71st Terr.); Coon talking; Harold Thiel, Carleton Coon and Eula Coon in city; Coon home exterior; John Coon skating and Coon daughter dancing in front of home; More footage of Sanders and Coon.
The advent of radio broadcasting in the early 1920s made a local Kansas City musical group popular all over the country. Joe Sanders together with Carleton Coon formed a band that became known as the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. They started out playing at the Plantation Grill in the Hotel Muehlebach, and local radio station WDAF broadcast their show across the airwaves.
Interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments. Identified in Edmiston's book as left to right: Nick Musolino, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders, Carleton Coon, Bill Haid, John Thiell, Orville Knapp, and Harold Thiell.
Group pose identified on the drum as Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Includes Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum. Other members not identified. Believed to be early group, although probably not the first.
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.