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After hours session
Publicity photo of Steve Allen (as Benny Goodman), Buck Clayton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa performing with members of the band in a basement jam session on a small stage as part of the film The Benny Goodman Story., 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text printed on photo border: Printed in U.S.A c. 1955, Universal Pictures Company Inc. Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction, Any other use, including television, prohibited.
Anne Rutledge
Signed portrait of Anne Rutledge., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Rutledge: To Buck, It was my great pleasure to work with you, Anne.
Apollo Theater show
Apollo Theatre photomontage featuring several images of performances at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Apollo Theater Show 1950s.
Benny Carter
Signed portrait of Benny Carter., October 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed on photograph by Carter: To Buck Clayton, A finer guy I've never met, Sincerely Ben Carter, Oct. 1945.
Billie Holiday
Signed portrait of Billie Holiday., No date; likely between 1931 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Holiday: Best of everything always to the one man here's hoping to Wilbur (?) from Billie Holiday.
Buck Clayton All Stars Copenhagen concert
"Buck Clayton All Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing: Copenhagen Concert" ( Emmett Berry, Earle Warren, Buddy Tate, Dicky Wells, Al Williams, Gene Ramey, Herbie Lovelle)., No date; likely September 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bottom of photograph: SteepleChase Classics SC 6007/7 refers to the recording of the festival in Copenhagen., Album cover mock up.
Buck Clayton Band at Pantages, Portland, Oregon, 1933
Buck Clayton, trumpet, bandleader, and his Harlem Gentlemen (Jack Bratton, trumpet; Happy Lewis, trombone; Herbert Myers, Couchy Roberts, Arcemia Taylor, saxophone; Joe McClutchen, violin; Frank Pastley, banjo; Reginald Jones, bass; Eddie Beal, piano; Baby Lewis, drums). At the Pantages Theatre, Portland, Oregon. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., November 14, 1933, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption on matting reads: "Pantages Circuit" Portland Ore.
Buck Clayton Band at Pantages, Portland, Oregon, 1933 - autographed
Buck Clayton, trumpet, bandleader, and his Harlem Gentlemen (Jack Bratton, trumpet; Happy Lewis, trombone; Herbert Myers, Couchy Roberts, Arcemia Taylor, saxophone; Joe McClutchen, violin; Frank Pastley, banjo; Reginald Jones, bass; Eddie Beal, piano; Baby Lewis, drums). At the Pantages Theatre, Portland, Oregon. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., November 14, 1933, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Autographed note reads: To my loving mother -- all the love in the world from Wilbur "Buck" Clayton 14/11/33. The names of the band personnel are handwritten in cursive on the back in pen with their instruments written in pencil.
Buck Clayton and Bud Freeman in Tokyo
Buck Clayton on trumpet playing with Bud Freeman on sax, on stage in Tokyo, Japan., March 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Buck - Freeman; Typewritten labels on verso: Courtesy: Yasuo Segami, 2 chome 9-19, Kita-Terao, Tsurumiku, Yokaohama 230 Japan; sent to: wilma dobie, oversees press club & jazz forum ; 2nd label: Buck Clayton...favorite trumpeter of them all... concert Eddie Condon All Stars 4/2/64- Tokyo-Japan, (Yasuo Segami).
Buck Clayton and His Swiss Allstars
"Swingin' the Blues". Buck Clayton and His Swiss Allstars. Decca., No date; likely March 14, 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Album cover mock up.
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen on the Canidrome Ballroom Stage
Portrait of Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen at the Canidrome Ballroom; Shanghai, China. Teddy Buckner, Joe McCutchin, Reginald Jones, Arcima Taylor, Duke Upshaw, Frank Pasley, Buck Clayton, Bumps Myers, Jack Bratton, Caughey Roberts, Baby Lews, Happy Johnson, Eddie Beal., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten captions: Shanghai China, "Buck Claytons "Harlem Gentlemen, "Teddy" Joe "Jonsy" Arcima Upshaw Frank "Buck" "Bumps" Jack Couchy "Babe" "Happy" Eddie.
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen on the Canidrome Ballroom Stage, November 6th, No date; likely 1934
Portrait of Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen at the Canidrome Ballroom; Shanghai, China. Teddy Buckner, Joe McCutchin, Reginald Jones, Arcima Taylor, Duke Upshaw, Frank Pasley, Buck Clayton, Bumps Myers, Jack Bratton, Caughey Roberts, Baby Lews, Happy Johnson, Eddie Beal., November 6, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption: Canidrome Ballroom Nov. 6th "34".
Buck Clayton holding his trumpet
Buck Clayton holding a trumpet., No date; likely 1940s or 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buck Clayton performing during filming
Publicity photo of Buck Clayton performing a trumpet solo during a reenactment of the 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert for the film The Benny Goodman Story; with two other trumpet players on either side of him., 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text printed on photo border: Printed in U.S.A c. 1955, Universal Pictures Company Inc. Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction, Any other use, including television, prohibited.
Buck Clayton playing trumpet
Buck Clayton in a pinstripe suit, retriever and bird necktie, and striped shirt, playing trumpet., No date; likely 1961-1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buck Clayton publicity photo
Publicity photo of Buck Clayton on trumpet in upper left vignette and with cigarette in his left hand in lower right vignette., No date; likely between 1947 and 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed in white "Avery Willard N.Y.C." and laminated.
Buck Clayton solo during filming
Publicity photo of Buck Clayton performing a trumpet solo during filming for The Benny Goodman Story; Steve Allen (as Benny Goodman) is standing at the head of the band and members of the audience can be seen., 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text printed on photo border: Printed in U.S.A c. 1955, Universal Pictures Company Inc. Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction, Any other use, including television, prohibited.
Buck Clayton with his band
Buck Clayton standing with members of his band at the Cotton Club in Culver City, California (left to right): (Kid Lips Hackett, Teddy Buckner, Arcima Taylor, Ike Bell, Red Callender, Bert Johnson, Herschel Evans, Allen Durham, Bumps Myers, Frank Pasley, Winslow Allen, Caughey Roberts, Eddie Beal). Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely 1938, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Buck Clayton's first professional band
Portrait of the Red Mill Dance Hall Band (Buck Clayton's first professional band) Buck Clayton, trumpet; Theodore Cruz, alto saxophone; Pete Kinard, tenor saxophone; Ronald Wharton, guitar, banjo; La Vern Floyd, piano; Jack, drums. Two smaller photographs included 13 x 18 cm with personal notes on the back., 1931, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 3 identical photos. 1st photo 21 x 26 cm, 2nd and 3rd photos 7 x 5 cm., Handwritten description and personnel listed on back.
Buck Clayton's wedding
Gladys "Derb" Henderson and Buck Clayton's being married at Paramount Studios; Hollywood, California; Surrounded by actors, musicians, and the Cotton Club Chorus Line., March 5, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 identical photos. 1st photo 17 x 22 cm, 2nd photo 7 x 5 cm., Handwritten description on back.
Buck Clayton. Joe Turner. Feel so fine!
"Buck Clayton/Joe Turner: feel so fine"., No date; likely June 2, 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Album cover mock up.
Buck and Candice's Vanguard album cover
Candy Clayton with Buck Clayton seated on a carousel horse while Buck plays trumpet., 1957, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Album cover photograph for "Buckin the Blues" Vanguard LAX-3068M.
Buck playing trumpet for The Benny Goodman Story
Buck Clayton on trumpet for the film The Benny Goodman Story., 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Typewritten note attached to verso: 1803-49AD The Benny Goodman Story Universal-International Buck Clayton A featured performer at the actual 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert headed by Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton performs the same excellent musical chore in The Benny Goodman Story. A Technicolor screen biography of the man who made America's most exciting music, the Universal-International film co-stars Allen in the title role and Donna Reed as his wife ; Text printed on photo border: Printed in U.S.A c. 1955, Universal Pictures Company Inc. Permission granted for newspaper and magazine reproduction, Any other use, including television, prohibited
Charlie Echols Rhythm Kings with Kid Ory
The Charlie Echols Rhythm Kings on a stage featuring (Charlie Echols, Milton Ellsworth, trumpets, Parker Berry, Kid Ory, trombones, Grover Diggs, Herschel Coleman, Hubert Bumps Myers, Saxophone, Eddie Beal, piano, Joe Lewis, guitar, Joe Mendosa, bass, Preston "Peppy" Prince, drums)., March 21, 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Charlie Echols Rhythm Kings; photograph signed on face: To my mother & father from Peppy 3/21/32.
Claude Bolling
Signed portrait of Claude Bolling., No date; likely between 1971 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Bolling on photograph: Pour Buck mon ami de toujours! Admirab[xxx] et amicalement Claude Bolling; also includes the logo for Tele 7 jours.
Claude Bolling
Signed portrait of Claude Bolling at the Conciergerie of Paris., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed by Bolling on photograph: Buck, playing your music was a so good experience that we always remember! Ton ami, Claude Bolling; photographers stamp on verso: Photo Stephane Ouzounoff.
Dagmar
Signed photo portrait of Dagmar in a long sleeved leotard and fishnet stockings pretending to be frightened of a stuffed black cat with arched back., No date; likely between 1951 and 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Signed on photograph by Dagmar: To Buck, It's wonderful working with you, best wishes, Dagmar.
Dancer
Signed portrait of an unidentified dancer in short skirt and really interesting hat (signature unclear)., No date; likely between 1931 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Inscribed to Buck and Pat Clayton on photo (largely unclear).

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