Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC. Pictured are top row from left: Pope and Richolson; middle row from left: Krebs, Downing, H. Thiell, and Stout; front row from left: Sanders, Coon, Estep, and J. Thiell. An NBC microphone is soon on a stand near them.
10" 78-rpm recording of "John's Idea", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 1363 B; Catalog number: 62334A.
10" 78-rpm recording of "One O'Clock Jump", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 1363 A; Catalog number: 62332A.
Certificate showing that William T. Kemper, Sr. contributed $5,000 "to pay the necessary expenses of the campaign in behalf of the election of Alfred E. Smith as President and Joseph T.
Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe. The Kansas City Daily Democrat shows its bias as a Pendergast-controlled newspaper in the title and caption of this clipping.
Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L.
10" 78-rpm recording of "627 Stomp", an instrumental fox trot by Pete Johnson and Dave Dexter, performed by Pete Johnson's Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, saxophones; Eddie Barefield, clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G.
Clipping from Time (magazine) on July 22, 1935 providing a visual and textual portrait of Tom Pendergast.
10" 78-rpm recording of "Piney Brown Blues", a blues song by Joe Turner and Pete Johnson, performed by Joe Turner and his Fly Cats. Members include Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68333A; Catalog number: 18121 B.
Photograph of jazz trumpet player Lammar Wright, who was active in Kansas City from the early 1920's until 1927. He is shown here as the lead trumpeter of Cab Calloway's Orchestra in New York City. This photograph is signed by Wright and addressed to VeEssa Spivey, owner of Kansas City's Black Hawk Barbecue.
10" 78-rpm recording of "South", an instrumental fox trot by Bennie Moten and Thamon Hayes, performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page And His Band.
Photograph of Kansas City blues shouter Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. Turner performed in Kansas City in the late 1920's and early 1930's before moving to New York City.