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Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Elsa Hart at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Elsa Hart at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is wearing a brown jacket and vest. Hart is wearing a purple jacket. Both are looking forward and smiling., 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jay McShann
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jay McShann sitting in the audience at Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Both are sitting in the center, behind two women. They are smiling and looking at the stage on the left. Other people are sitting around the stage as well. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the brick wall in back., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jim Mair at The Phoenix
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jim Mair at The Phoenix on 8th and Central in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is playing drums while smiling. Mair is playing saxophone while closing his eyes. They are in front of a glass window with a neon sign that reads "Jazz"., July 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee at the Radisson Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee performing at the Radisson Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. He is looking forward while playing. Other instruments are scattered around the room. Bartee is wearing a black tuxedo and vest., October 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee at the Radisson Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee performing at the Radisson Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. He is looking down while playing. Other instruments are scattered around the room. Bartee is wearing a black tuxedo and vest., October 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee at the Radisson Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee performing at the Radisson Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. He is looking down and to the side while playing. Other instruments are scattered around the room. Bartee is wearing a black tuxedo and vest., October 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee with an unidentified man at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal
Al "Delightful De" Bartee with an unidentified man at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is standing on the left, holding his arms up as he talks. The other man is standing behind a saxophone. Both men are smiling., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee with an unidentified man at the Elder Statesmen Awards
Al "Delightful De" Bartee speaking with an unidentified man at the Elder Statesmen Awards in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is reading from a book on the podium. Carol Comer is sitting in back on the left looking at Bartee., August 21, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al "Delightful De" Bartee, Julie Turner, and an unidentified man
Al "Delightful De" Bartee, Julie Turner, and an unidentified man standing for a photo at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. All three are looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee and Betty Crow at the Allis Plaza Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Betty Crow at the Allis Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is wearing a black suit jacket and vest. Crow is wearing a red suit jacket and shiny gold scarf tied into a bow. Both are looking forward and smiling., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee and Betty Crow at the Liberty Memorial Jazz Festival
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Betty Crow at the Liberty Memorial Jazz Festival. Both are looking forward and smiling. They are standing in front of several tents on the lawn in front of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee and Betty Crow at the Liberty Memorial Jazz Festival
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Betty Crow at the Liberty Memorial Jazz Festival. Both are looking at each other and smiling. They are standing in front of several tents on the lawn in front of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee and Duke Samuels with an unidentified man at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Duke Samuels with an unidentified man at a Mutual Musicians House Band rehearsal in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is sitting at a piano wearing a brown suit jacket and vest. Samuels is wearing a gray jacket and embracing the unidentified man while smiling., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee and Elsa Hart at the Allis Plaza Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Elsa Hart at the Allis Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is wearing a black suit and vest. Hart is wearing a purple jacket. Both are looking forward and smiling., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee at an outdoor party
Al "Delightful De" Bartee at an outdoor party at Betty Crow's house. Bartee is playing drums while looking down. He is wearing a white shirt and vest. Sonny Kenner and Milt Abel are playing off camera., August 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee at an unidentified venue
Al "Delightful De" Bartee performing at an unidentified venue. He is looking to the side while playing drums., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Al "Delightful De" Bartee playing drums at a social event at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is looking to the side and is wearing a brown jacket., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee sitting with Dorothy Donegan and an unidentified woman at the Allis Plaza Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee sitting with Dorothy Donegan and an unidentified woman at the Allis Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Bartee is wearing a black suit. The two women are looking at the camera and smiling., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee speaking at the Elder Statesmen Awards
Al "Delightful De" Bartee speaking at the Elder Statesmen Awards in Kansas City, Missouri. He is standing at a podium and holding a book while talking into a microphone. Others are sitting around the podium watching him. An unidentified woman is standing behind Bartee., August 21, 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee talking with Dorothy Donegan
Al "Delightful De" Bartee talking with Dorothy Donegan at the Allis Plaza Hotel. Both are sitting on a purple plush couch and smiling. Bartee is wearing a black suit jacket and vest. Donegan is wearing a Chanel hat., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Bartee with Dorothy Donegan at the Allis Plaza Hotel
Al "Delightful De" Bartee standing next to Dorothy Donegan at the Allis Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Both are looking up and smiling. Bartee is wearing a black suit jacket and vest. Donegan is wearing a Chanel hat., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Audience at the Allis Plaza Hotel
Audience at a show at the Allis Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Al "Delightful De" Bartee, an unidentified woman, Nelson Farney, Mary Ellen Farney, and Elsa Vest are sitting left to right around a table with drinks. Other people are sitting at additional tables., March 1993, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Audience at the Levee Bar & Grill
Audience sitting at tables in the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Elsa Hart is sitting in the center, wearing a purple jacket. Al "Delightful De" Bartee is sitting on the right, wearing a grey jacket. Both are looking forward and smiling. Others are looking at musicians on stage., No date; likely between 1991 and 1995, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ben Kynard at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ben Kynard playing saxophone at a social event at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Kynard is closing his eyes while turning to the side and is wearing a tan jacket. Al "Delightful De" Bartee is playing drums in back and David Daahoud Williams is playing bass on the left (partially off camera)., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ben Kynard at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ben Kynard playing saxophone at a social event at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Kynard is turning to the side and is wearing a tan jacket. Al "Delightful De" Bartee is playing drums in back (partially off camera)., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ben Kynard at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ben Kynard playing saxophone at a social event at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Kynard is turning to the side and is wearing a tan jacket. Al "Delightful De" Bartee is playing drums in back (partially off camera)., February 1994, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Betty Crow and Al "Delightful De" Bartee at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Betty Crow and Al "Delightful De" Bartee at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Crow is wearing a purple jacket. Bartee is wearing a brown jacket and vest. Both are looking forward at the camera. An unidentified musician is sitting on a stool in the back., 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams performing at the Levee Bar & Grill
Claude "Fiddler" Williams performing at the Levee Bar & Grill on 43rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri. He is playing a fiddle near a microphone on stage. Al "Delightful De" Bartee and Jay McCann are sitting in front of the audience. Both are looking up and smiling. Others are sitting back looking up at Williams. Various pictures and trinkets are hanging on the wall in back., September 1992, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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