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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 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.
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.
Cheatham's Jazz Showcase performing
"Cheatham's Jazz Showcase" performance showing vocalist Gene Lee in a white jacket in front of a microphone while the rest of the band is behind him with Jimmy Cheatham conducting (back to the camera); shown are: Elvin Shepard (tenor sax) ; Bob Crump (alto sax) ; Museyf Shareef (trombone) ; Eggie Riding (trombone) ; Jimmy Cheatham (conductor, arranger) ; Jean Cheatham (piano) ; Jerry Evans (bass violin) ; Cubby Copeland (drums) ; Jimmy Legge (tuba)., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: 'Cheathams' Jazz Showcase Musicians Club - Buffalo, New York; Left to right: Gene Lee/vocalist, Elvin Shepard/Tenor sax, Bob Crump/alto sax, Museyf Shareef/trombone, Eggie Riding/trombone, Jimmy Cheatham/conductor-arranger, Jean Cheatham, piano, Jerry Evans, bass violin, Cubby Copeland, drums, Jimmy Legge, tuba; handwritten date on border: 1959.
Cheatham's Jazz Showcase performing
"Cheatham's Jazz Showcase" performance showing vocalist Gene Lee in a white jacket in front of a microphone while the rest of the band is behind him with Jimmy Cheatham conducting (back to the camera); shown are: Elvin Shepard (tenor sax) ; Bob Crump (alto sax) ; Museyf Shareef (trombone) ; Eggie Riding (trombone) ; Jimmy Cheatham (conductor, arranger) ; Jean Cheatham (piano) ; Jerry Evans (bass violin) ; Cubby Copeland (drums) ; Jimmy Legge (tuba)., 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo border: 'Cheathams' Jazz Showcase Musicians Club - Buffalo, New York; Left to right: Gene Lee/vocalist, Elvin Shepard/Tenor sax, Bob Crump/alto sax, Museyf Shareef/trombone, Eggie Riding/trombone, Jimmy Cheatham/conductor-arranger, Jean Cheatham, piano, Jerry Evans, bass violin, Cubby Copeland, drums, Jimmy Legge, tuba; Handwritten inscription on photo face: Johanx for your gracious support Jeanny & Jimmy Cheatham [musical notes, smiley face]; handwritten date on border: 1959.
Chico Hamilton performing in a gym
Chico Hamilton playing drums in his military uniform under a basketball net in an gym at an unspecified place; the drum is marked with the initials F H and beside him two unidentified African American trumpet players are playing; Hamilton is looking directly at the camera., between 1941 and 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Hamilton on photo recto: To two fine people Cheatham & Jenny lots of luck always "Chico".
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.
Curtis Peagler on break
Curtis Peagler standing with his saxophone while holding a white coffee mug; he's wearing a black shirt, sunglasses, red suspenders, and a red beret; behind is Ironman Harris seated at his drum set; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Curtis Peagler's fancy suspenders
Curtis Peagler with his back to the camera and Ironman Harris at his drums partially seen beyond him; Peagler is wearing a set of red suspenders with a picture of Mickey Mouses' face at the intersection where they cross in the back; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris and Ironman Harris performing together
Dinky Morris (saxophone) in a red hat and Ironman Harris (drums) on stage together at the Blue Note in New York City; instruments, microphones, and several members of the audience can be seen as well as part of a sign over the stage for the Blue Note., 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 and Ironman Harris performing together
Dinky Morris, saxophone, and Ironman Harris, drums, performing together on stage on Harbor Island, San Diego., No date; likely 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dinky Morris on stage
Dinky Morris in a red hat and holding his saxophone on stage at the Blue Note in New York City; sound and lighting equipment and part of a drum set are behind him and above the stage is a sign for the Blue Note., 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 with Jimmy Cheatham and others
Jimmy Cheatham (trombone), Dinky Morris (saxophone) playing with two unidentified trombonists and a scarcely seen drummer in front of a fireplace at an unknown venue., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Dinky Morris - Jimmy.
Dinky Morris with two girls
Dinky Morris, with two of his saxophones and wearing a red vest and matching hat, speaking to two young African American girls; one in a grey checked dress and the other in white dress; the girl in the white dress is turned away from the camera and Morris while looking at the drum set beside her; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Doc Cheatham on stage
"Doc" Cheatham on stage holding his trumpet while looking at an unidentified man applauding him, also on stage; microphones, a trombone, and a drum set can also be seen., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Doc Cheatham playing trumpet
"Doc" Cheatham on stage playing trumpet in front of a microphone and using a mute; behind him an unidentified drummer playing a blue set of drums and an unidentified double bassist can be see accompanying him., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Eubie Blake dancing with Maxine Sullivan on his birthday
Eubie Blake dancing with Maxine Sullivan with jazz musicians playing for them (Billy Taylor, piano ; Max Kaminsky, trumpet ; Tyree Glenn, trombone ; Tony Parenti, clarinet ; Charles McGee (likely) ; Roger Glenn, flute ; Joe Jones, drums) at Blake's 89th birthday party at the Oversea Jazz Club in New York City; behind them is a club banner., February 11 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text on photo: Eubie Blakes' 89th birthday party Oversea Jazz Club, N.Y.C. 2/11/72; Maxine, Eubie, Billy Taylor, Max Kafminsky [sic], Tyree Glenn, Tony Parenti, Ch[??] McGee, Roger Glenn, Joe Jones.
Ironman Harris
Ironman Harris seated at his drum set at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; facing the left of the photo and only a part of a cymbal can be seen of the drum set., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris and friend
Ironman Harris and an unidentified woman (white), both dressed in capes as vampires, on stage and drawing close to each other; part of a drum set and paper streamers can be seen behind them; at a night club on Harbor Island, San Diego., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris at his drum set
Ironman Harris seated at his drum set and looking directly at the camera; photo taken from behind a bar and two patrons can be partially seen along with one of their drinks; at the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego., July 5, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Horton Grand 07-05-95 [stylized rose] Jeannie; "Iron Man" Harris.
Ironman Harris playing drums
A smiling Ironman Harris seated at his drum set and playing at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; facing the left of the photograph., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris playing drums
Ironman Harris playing drums and facing the left of the photo; next to him Red Callender is playing bass; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris playing drums
Ironman Harris, bearded and all in black, playing the drums at the Horton Grand Hotel in San Diego; holding a drumstick and facing the left of the photo., July 5, 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Horton Grand 07-05-95 [stylized rose] Jeannie.
Ironman Harris playing drums
Ironman Harris seated at his drum set and playing at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago; facing the left of the photograph., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris with young boy
Ironman Harris with unidentified, young white boy (around three years old); the boy is seated at Harris' drum set with Harris standing behind him and smiling; at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago., June 20-25, 1989, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ironman Harris, Snooky Young, Jimmy Noone Jr., and Curtis Peagler
Four photos on one sheet of members of the Sweet Baby Blues Band (John "Ironman" Harris, drums; Snooky Young; trumpet; Jimmy Noone Jr. and Curtis Peagler, saxophones)., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten text at head of photo: The Original Sweet Baby Blues Band; under photos: John "Ironman" Harris, "Snooky" Young, Jimmy Noone Jr., Curtis Peagler.
Jazz band
Unidentified jazz ensemble with singer performing; all African Americans and includes a double bassist, drummer, pianist and woman singer in front of a microphone., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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