Musicians

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Publicity photo of the Boogie Woogie Boys: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lewis, and Joe Turner, ca. 1938. Source: Claude Williams.

13 piece swing orchestra, part of WPA Federal Music Project playing at the Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home, Sept. 16, 1938. The Kansas City Boy's Orphan Home was once located at the northwestern corner of 43rd Street, Westport Avenue (now Westport Road), and Belleview Avenue. Source: Lawrence Denton.

Texas Tommies in posed shot on stage at Submarine Ballroom, May 15, 1936. Phil Baxter shown standing third from right. The Submarine Ballroom was located in the Bright Building at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Prospect Avenue. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Headshot portrait of George E. Lee, leader of the George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra, in a tuxedo, ca. 1926. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments, taken by Bert Photo Studio, ca. 1926. Pictured from left: Thamon Hayes, trombone, Lammar Wright, cornet; Willie McWashington, drums; Leroy "Buster" Berry, banjo; Bennie Moten, piano; Harlan Leonard, reeds; Vernon Page, brass bass; Woody Walder, reeds; LaForest Dent, reeds.

Snapshot on stage of Count Basie at piano, Lester Young at mic, no date. Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed playing instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured from left are an unidentified trombonist; Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E.

Bennie Moten's Radio Orchestra, posed with instruments, ca. 1923. Pictured are Willie Hall (drums), Lammar Wright (trumpet), Bennie Moten (piano), Thamon Hayes (trombone), Woodie Walder (clarinet). Source: Duncan Scheidt.

Carlton Coon and Joe Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra posed with mule and cart. Source: John Coon.

Studio portrait of George E. Lee Singing Novelty Orchestra posed with their instruments, ca. 1926. Pictured: Bob Garner, clarinet; Thurston "Sox" Moppins, trombone; George E. Lee, baritone saxophone & vocals; Chester Clark, trumpet; Julia Lee (George's sister), piano & vocals; et al.. Source: Charles Goodwin.

Bennie Moten's Orchestra, with instruments on bandstand, likely to be Paseo Hall, 15th Street and Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1925.

Snapshot of Lester Young with three unidentified women, no date. Source: Elmer Orrie.

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