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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.
Arthur Mitchell dancing with Suzanne Farrell
Arthur Mitchell & Suzanne Farrell dancing on stage to the song Slaughter on Tenth Avenue during a performance of On Your Toes; other dancers (three men, three Women ) are also on stage with them., 1968?, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamped on verso: New York City Ballet, New York State Theater [address]; Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the Rodgers & Hart musical comedy On Your Toes, music by Richard Rodgers, Choreography by George Balanchine, Scenery by Jo Mielziner, Costumes by Irene Sharaff ; Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Mitchell.
Bernie Hamilton
Publicity photo of Bernie Hamilton with a van dyke and wearing an ascot; facing the camera with a serious look., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Hamilton on photo recto: Pour les Cheathams my best Bernie Hamilton.
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.
Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton
Big Mama Thornton holding a microphone close to her face; wearing a cowboy hat, pinstripe suit jacket and looking at the camera smiling., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on bottom border of photo: Big Mama Willie Mae Thornton.
Bob Boss and his guitar
Bob Boss pausing for a photo while holding his guitar and smiling; tables and other people can be seen behind him; at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bob Boss and his guitar
Bob Boss playing guitar on stage at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; looking toward the right of the photo., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Bryant Gumbel
Publicity photo of Bryant Gumbel in a suit, facing the camera, and smiling., 1990, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscribed by Gumbel on photo recto: To Jeannie & Jimmy- All my best Bryant Gumbel; Stamp on photo verso: © 1990 National Broadcasting Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
Carolyn and Richard Grant
Carolyn Grant, director of the Museum of Making Music standing with her husband Richard Grant; at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham held at the museum., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Claudia Russell at the microphone
Claudia Russell, emcee, speaking in front of a microphone at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; a drum set is beside her., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Conference attendees
Unidentified African American man and woman seated side by side at the Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference in 2006 in San Diego; the man is wearing a black suit and the woman a black dress; another unidentified woman in lavender colored traditional African dress is see behind them., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Conference speaker
Unidentified African American man in black African traditional dress speaking into a microphone and pointing; at the Annual National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference in 2006 in San Diego., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dorothy Donegan playing piano
Dorothy Donegan playing piano; only part of her hands and the piano are seen; she's facing to the right and wearing a green-striped dress., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo border: Dorothy Donegan, photo - Gail Jacobson.
Double bassist on Harbor Island
Unidentified, white, double bassist playing on stage; wearing grey pants and a white t-shirt he's facing to the right of the photo; on Harbor Island, San Diego., February 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Developer's stamp on verso gives date of FEB 85.
Drew Cady and Monica Ball at the microphone
Drew Cady and Monica Ball speaking together at a microphone on stage at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; both are laughing and looking toward the middle left of the photo., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Empty stage
Stage Set Up at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; drum set and other instruments seen along with a projected sign reading "Jeannie Cheatham & The Sweet Baby Blues Band"., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Grace Bell taking a photograph
Grace Bell taking a photograph, camera to her face, while laughing; other audience members can be seen behind her; at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Stamp on verso: ©Grace Bell.
Group photo in Harlem, New York City
Group Photo on Harlem St. in New York City on the steps and sidewalk in front of an apartment building; mixed group of men and Women and children, African American and White; small children can be seen watching from one of the windows; One woman (white) seems to be wearing a white dress with white veil so this may be a group wedding photo., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jack Wheaton congratulates Jeannie Cheatham
Jack Wheaton on his way to the stage shaking hands with Jeannie Cheatham seated at a table; at the foot of the stage stairs is a Sierra Nevada beer bottle; at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jack Wheaton playing piano
Jack Wheaton playing piano with a microphone set up near him; playing and speaking at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; facing the right of the photo and taken from a level below him looking up at him., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jack and Jeannie Wheaton applauding
Jack and Jeannie Wheaton seated in the audience and applauding the finale at "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jazz musicians performing
Two unidentified jazz musicians on stage performing; the man in glasses on the left is playing trombone, and the man in the striped shirt is playing a trumpet and using a mute; a microphone is in front of them and a large banner on which the word "Jazz" is the only one fully seen is behind them., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham and Henry Lee
Jeannie Cheatham with Henry Lee, President of the Museum of Making Music's Advisory Board; during "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; both looking at the camera and smiling., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: © Grace Bell ; photo by Grace Bell.
Jeannie Cheatham at the piano
Jeannie Cheatham playing at piano with a microphone in front of her; she has a glass of brandy (likely) and sheet music in front of her; she's facing the right of the photo and her eyes are closed; various people can be seen watching her in the background, at Harbor Island in San Diego., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed in gold colored ink on photo: Bill Miller.
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a piano
Jeannie Cheatham seated in front of a piano with her back to it with her head turned to look to the right of the photograph; "An Evening of Note", honoring Jeannie Cheatham, held at the Museum of Making Music's 7th Annual Gala; a microphone has been set up for her use beside her., September 26, 2009, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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