Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.
Fifteen member of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra with conductor to the right. "CD" is printed in the upper right corner of each of the five bandstands in front of the musicians. "Spring Prom Linden High School 5/2/40" is hand written in the lower left of center portion of the photograph.
Six members of the Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing with drums, three saxophones, a trumpet and an upright bass. "CD" (Chauncey Downs) is written on the three band stands in front of each seated saxophone player.
Half length view of William "Count" Basie with caption typed above: "Three years ago, William Basie was organist at a small Kansas City, Mo., theater, after a conservatory training at the University of Kansas. Followed a ten weeks' daily organ radio program, then played one of two pianos featured by Benny Moten's orchestra at the New Harlem (Kansas City), Unanimously elected to lead the band after Moten's death, his popularity skyrocketed.
Fifteen members of Chauncey Downs and His Rinkey Dinks are pictured on stage with instruments, circa 1920. Downs is pictured right of center standing in front of the piano. Iola Burton is standing behind and to the right of Downs. Written at the bottom: "The Original Rinkeydinks Swingcerely yours Chauncey L. Downs".