Musicians

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Band members playing in McShann band, including Charlie Parker, Tulsa, OK, 1940-41. Source: Gene Ramey.

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Woody Walder, Corrine Walder, Alberta Minor, and Bob Minor at Joe Jacob's Place, 18th and Vine, no date. Source: Corrine Walder.

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Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

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Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration.

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Dave Dexter, Andy Kirk, and an unidentified man standing together drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Dexter is wearing a vest and looking forward. Kirk is standing in the center looking to the side, wearing suspenders.

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Ed Flynn, wearing a light suit and tie, and Benny Carter, wearing a tuxedo, seated on a couch. Dave Dexter is crouched next to Carter wearing a pinstripe suite and smiling.

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Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows.

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Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra. Back of postcard has written correpondence to the Pla-Mor Ballroom manager (Sam) from Roger Leahy, postmarked from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, December 30, 1929.

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Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet.

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Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano. Other musicians shown include (left to right) an unidentified musician, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, an unidentified musician, Orville "Piggy" Minor, an unidentified musician, Gus Johnson, and Gene Ramey.

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Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.

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An autographed photograph of Tex Owens, "The Original Texas Ranger".

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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