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1988 Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up
Publicity photo featuring the 1988 Playboy Jazz Festival line-up: Ray Charles, Jay Beckenstein, Timeless All-Stars, Jon Faddis, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Valentin, Airto & Floria Purim, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby McFerrin., June 19, 1988, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: [logo with text] Tenth Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival ; Sunday, June 19, 1988, 1988 Playboy Jazz Festival line-up (clockwise, left to right) Ray Charles, Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra (above), The Timeless All-Stars (below), Jon Faddis (above), Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham (below), Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Dave Valentin, Airto & Flora Purim, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby McFerrin.
Advertising the Cheathams' visit
Display rack with various jazz albums for sale and a hand lettered sign reading "Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham will visit Jazz Record Mart at 3:00 Sat. June 24, Don't miss it!!"., June 24, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
At the airport
Members of the Sweet Baby Blues Band posing for a photo while at an airport (Red Callender, Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, Clora Bryant, Rickey Woodard. Curtis Pegler, Jeannie Cheatham, an unidentified man, and Jimmy Cheatham; Clora and Jimmy are both wearing t-shirts with the Jazz Showcase's logo on them., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Band performing
Members of the Sweet Baby Blues Band (Dinky Morris, Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham, unidentified, Curtis Peagler, Rickey Woodard, unidentified, and Ironman Harris) on stage performing at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Big Mama Thornton applauding
Big Mama Thornton in a straw hat and seated at a table facing to the left of the photo; she's applauding and there is a bottle, some sort of leafy centerpiece, and a black handbag on the table with her., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on the bottom right border of the photo: Sean Huxly 84.
Big Mama Thornton at the microphone
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone held close to her mouth; she's wearing a straw hat and facing to the left of the photo., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on the bottom right border of the photo: Sean Huxly 84.
Big Mama Thornton seated on stage
Big Mama Thornton seated on stage during the KPBS Special "3 Generations of the Blues"; she's wearing a jacket and cowboy hat and looking over to the right; behind her an unidentified guitarist and drummer are seen along with partial views of other musicians., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Photo by Grace Bell.
Big Mama Thornton singing
Big Mama Thornton singing into a microphone; wearing a cowboy hat and sparkly floral patterned shirt; head turned to look over to the right., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Smith playing saxophone
Bobby Smith playing "Tippin' In" on his saxophone at Jam Session in San Diego, California; he's turned to the left of the photo and wearing a white shirt; another, unidentified, person is partially seen behind him playing double bass., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on label affixed to verso: Bobby Smith playing "Tippin' In" at the Jam Session, San Diego, CA.
Cab Calloway and Jeannie Cheatham
Publicity photograph featuring a gesticulating Cab Calloway in a white suit, a clarinet by his side, and Jeannie Cheatham, also in white, seated at a piano and looking over her shoulder back towards Calloway., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies; Text on bottom border of first copy: Cab Calloway (left) Jeannie Cheatham (right); Handwritten text on second copy: Jeannie Cheatham - Cab Calloway.
Cab Calloway and Jeannie Cheatham on stage
Cab Calloway on stage directing a band with Jeannie Cheatham playing piano; eleven other band members are shown wearing black and Calloway and Cheatham wearing white; sign on stage behind the band reads "Cab Calloway & orchestra with special guest Chris Calloway; Jeannie is to the left of the photo with her back to the camera and Calloway is to the right turned sideways looking over toward Jeannie; unknown venue., 1984, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Front of photo hand signed by Cab Calloway.
Calvin Jackson playing piano
Calvin Jackson playing piano on stage during the Cheatham Jam Session in San Diego in 1983; he's wearing a suit and tie and facing the right of the photo; the hand of a double bassist and part of the double bass can be seen behind him along with part of a drum set., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Calvin Jackson performing at the Cheatham Jam Session San Diego, CA.
Charles McPherson with saxophone
Charles McPherson playing saxophone into a microphone on stage during the Cheathams' Jam Session in San Diego in 1983; behind him Jimmy Cheatham and part of Dinky Morris can be seen., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Charles McPherson performing at the Cheatham Jam Session San Diego, CA 1983.
Charles McPherson with saxophone
Charles McPherson, guest artist with the Sweet Baby Blues Band, with part of his saxophone visible; he's wearing dark clothes and has a greying beard; looking at the camera., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on label affixed to verso: Charles McPherson.
Cheatham's speaking with a friend
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham seated at a table and speaking to an unidentified African American man in a white jacket; two other unidentified people are seen on the level above them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheatham's with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and others
Jimmy Cheatham standing behind Jeannie, seated in a yellow chair, with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and two unidentified other men (one African American, one white) standing beside them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheatham's with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and others
Jimmy Cheatham standing behind Jeannie, seated in a yellow chair, with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, and another unidentified man standing beside them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams with Mel Lewis and Jay McShann
Mel Lewis, Jeannie Cheatham, Jay McShann, and Jimmy Cheatham all standing together outside of a white luxury car in a parking lot for a photo; Jimmy is carrying a stack of papers in one hand; hills can be seen behind them., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris and friend
Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatham with Dinky Morris, Ironman Harris, wearing sunglasses, and one other, unidentified man posing for a photo together; everyone but the unidentified man is wearing a matching red outfit; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, and others
Jeannie Cheatham, seated in a yellow chair, with Jimmy Cheatham standing beside her and Dinky Morris and another unidentified man seated beside her; other people are seen standing about including one man taking a picture of the seated group and another man holding a drink in his hand; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cheathams, Dinky Morris, and others
Jeannie Cheatham seated in a yellow chair with Jimmy Cheatham standing behind her; Dinky Morris is seated on the right and three unidentified white people are also standing and sitting around her; beside them is a table set with drinks and mixers; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and Curtis Peagler
Clora Bryant with her trumpet in her arms with Curtis Peagler at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; both are clapping their hands and Peagler is wearing a red hat., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and Curtis Peagler
Clora Bryant and Curtis Peagler seated side by side and facing the left of the photo; Peagler is wearing a red hat; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and Rickey Woodard
Clora Bryant seated next to Rickey Woodard who is leaning back in his chair; both looking toward the left of the photo; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and others
Clora Bryant, Curtis Peagler, and Dinky Morris, standing with an unidentified group of three Women , one holding a toddler; Peagler and Morris are standing behind the main group; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant and others
Clora Bryant seated with an unidentified woman and two girls standing around her; the youngest child's back is to the camera; Clora is looking to the left at the woman; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant at the Blue Note
Clora Bryant, in a red dress with a red flower in her hair, on stage at the Blue Note in New York City; facing the right side of the photograph; unidentified white man is partial seen beside her., June 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of JUN 1989
Clora Bryant next to Curtis Peagler
Clora Bryant standing next to and looking at Curtis Peagler who is wearing a red hat, sunglasses, and has his arms outspread in mid-clap; Red Callender is playing bass behind them and a sign for the Jazz Showcase is hanging above them; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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