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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Clora Bryant playing trumpet
Cora Bryant playing trumpet at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; a number of audience members (all white men) can be seen seated behind her; she's facing the left of the photo., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant playing trumpet
Cora Bryant playing trumpet at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; she's facing the left of the photo., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant playing trumpet with a mute
Cora Bryant playing trumpet and using a mute at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; a sign reading "Jazz Showcase" is hanging on the wall behind her; also behind her are two other unidentified men., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant speaking with Curtis Peagler
Curtis Peagler and Clora Bryant seated and speaking with each other; Clora on the right is looking toward Curtis, in sunglasses, on the left; 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 teasing a friend
Clora Bryant playing trumpet right into the ear of a laughing African American man in a tan jacket; Rickey Woodard can be seen in the background; 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 with her award plaque
Clora Bryant standing with upraised arms and holding her plaque for winning the Zora Neale Hurston Award given by the National Association of Black Storytellers in 2006 in San Diego; Clora is wearing a black and white outfit with matching hat with a pendant in the shape of a trumpet; she is looking to the left while behind her an unidentified woman in blue traditional African dress is adjusting a microphone; two other unidentified Women , one also in African dress, are also seen behind Bryant., November 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Clora Bryant, Jimmy Cheatham, Curtis Peagler, and friend
Unidentified African American man in a red beret (likely a fellow musician) seated next to Curtis Peagler, Jimmy Cheatham, and Clora Bryant at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; Peagler and Cheatham are also wearing red berets; everyone is facing the left of the photo., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler and others at the Blue Note
Clora Bryant, Curtis Peagler (saxophone), Rickey Woodard (saxophone), Dinky Morris (saxophone) and an unidentified double bassist on stage at the Blue Note in New York City; Peagler and Morris are wearing bright red hats; members of a crowded audience can be seen below them and above them is a sign with the Blue Note's logo., 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
Dinky Morris, Jeannie Cheatham and friend
Dinky Morris and Jeannie Cheatham seated at a table; Jeannie is make a gesture with her arms and looking toward the camera; Morris is seen from the side; standing beside their table and looking at Morris is an older white man in a t-shirt with the Jazz Showcase's logo on it; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Entertaining two girls
Clora Bryant (trumpet) and Rickey Woodard (saxophone) playing in a crowd of people and in front of two African American girls; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fans with the band
Jeannie Cheatham, Red Callender, Jimmy Cheatham, and Clora Bryant on stage at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, with an unidentified group of African American girls., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fans with the band
Jeannie Cheatham, Jimmy Cheatham, Dinky Moore, and Curtis Peagler on stage with an unidentified group of people including one woman holding a toddler in her arms; a sign for the Jazz Showcase is above them., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Fans with the band
Jeannie Cheatham, Red Callender, Jimmy Cheatham, Clora Bryant, and Curtis Peagler standing on stage at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, with an unidentified group of people including one woman holding a toddler in her arms; a sign for the Jazz Showcase is above them., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jeannie Cheatham
Jeannie Cheatham seated at a table with a menu and looking over her shoulder at the camera; 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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