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"Percussion" Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Publicity photo of Jimmy Crawford playing a tam-tam and surrounded by percussion equipment. Crawford is holding mallets in each hand and wearing a black tuxedo., No date; likely between 1936 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Personal direction: Harold Oxley, Lunceford Artists Inc., 28 East 49th Street, New York City.
"Stuff" Smith
Publicity photo of "Stuff" Smith holding a violin under one arm and looking forward while smiling. Smith is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Exclusive Management: Band Division, NBC Artist Service, A unit of the National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC.
375th Army Service Forces Band
The 375th Army Service Forces Band (Buck Clayton, seated, far right) posing with all their instruments in New York., 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Casey playing guitar
Al Casey leaning back and seated with his legs crossed in a studio with a piano in the background. Casey is playing the guitar on his lap and looking down., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print; negative included.
Al Casey, Dave Dexter, Horace Henderson, and Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett
Al Casey, Dave Dexter, Horace Henderson, and Sidney "Big Sid" Catlett sitting shoulder to shoulder against a studio wall. All are leaning forward and looking up., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Jarvis and Duke Ellington
Al Jarvis looking at music with Duke Ellington. Jarvis is holding music for "We'll Be Together Again" and looking down while Ellington looks at the music and smiles., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Al Sears
Al Sears sitting and looking at a music stand while playing a saxophone. Sears is wearing a vest and tie., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Alice Coltrane
Headshot of Alice Coltrane looking forward and sitting at the piano. Coltrane is wearing a light colored blouse and scarf., No date; likely between 1961 and 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print.
Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy
Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet., February 16, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with photo; photo is inscribed., Copyright notice from Kansas City Museum on back of photo.
Armed Forces Radio Service featuring Bill Moore Four
Armed Forces Radio Service group photo featuring Bill Moore Four performing in studio. The saxophonist stands center singing into a microphone with several musicians to the side and in background, March 4, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Info about studio performance broadcast included with photo.
Armed Forces Radio Service featuring Bill Moore Four
Armed Forces Radio Service group photo featuring Bill Moore Four performing in studio. Six musicians stand in a studio holding their instruments and facing the piano., March 4, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Info about studio performance broadcast included with photo.
Arnett Cobb playing saxophone
Arnett Cobb photographed from a low angle looking forward and playing a saxophone into a microphone. Cobb is wearing a light suit and tie and with other musicians standing around in the background., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Art Blakey
Headshot of Art Blakey turtleneck sweater and looking to the side., No date; likely between 1951 and 1955, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Milestone Records
Art Tatum
Art Tatum playing a piano while looking up and smoking a cigarette. Tatum is wearing a plaid suit jacket., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Art Tatum
Art Tatum playing piano in a recording studio with unidentified people in the background watching. Tatum is looking ahead and smiling, wearing a light colored suit., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
B.B. King
Publicity photo of B.B. King playing guitar on stage. King is holding one arm up in the air and looking to the side with eyes closed., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Sidney A. Seidenberg, Inc., Direction-Management, 1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10019, 212-421-2021, Telex: 126397 AEGIS.
B.B. King tasting broccoli
Blues singer B. B. King is hardly blue as he sizes up the broccoli he sets a' simmering during his guest spot on the premiere program of "Feeling Good," the new prime-time health series that debuts November 20 on the 250 Public Broadcasting Service stations (8pm EST, 7 Central). King, an amateur chef, sings the praises of using the "pot liquor" when cooking vegetables because the liquid contains valuable nutrients. "Feeling Good," a series of 26 one-hour programs, is considered the most ambitious effort ever undertaken by television to inform and motivate viewers towards healthier living. The shows make their health points in a variety of entertaining and dramatic ways: comedy, satire, songs, animation, and short documentaries. It is the first program for adults to be produced by CTW, creator of "Sesame Street" (from photo caption)., No date; likely between 1975 and 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Baby Dodds playing drums
A photograph from above of Baby Dodds playing drums during a studio session. Dodds is seated and looking down while holding drum sticks up., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bam Brown, Zutty Singleton, Dick Powell, and Slim Gaillard
Bam Brown, Zutty Singleton, Dick Powell, and Slim Gaillard laughing and talking in a recording studio. Brown is holding a double bass and shaking hands with Powell. Singleton is looking forward and smiling. Gaillard is holding a paper and looking down with a surprised expression., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bam Brown, Zutty Singleton, Oscar Levant, and Slim Gaillard
Bam Brown, Zutty Singleton, Oscar Levant, and Slim Gaillard standing shoulder to shoulder. All are wearing dark suits and smiling. Gaillard is holding a paper with "Cement Mixer" printed on it., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., White and red markings on photo for print transfer.
Barney Bigard and musicians rehearsing
Ed Garland playing bass, Barney Bigard playing clarinet, Dave Dexter looking down and smiling, Zutty Singleton (drummer) standing and grinning, Norman Bowden playing trumpet, Bud Scott (guitarist) standing in back and smiling, Fred Washington (pianist) standing with arms slightly raised, and Shorty Haughton playing trombone during a studio rehearsal., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Barney Bigard and musicians rehearsing
Bud Scott playing guitar, Ed Garland playing bass, Shorty Haughton playing trombone, Barney Bigard playing clarinet, Fred Washington seated and playing piano, Norman Bowden playing trumpet, and Zutty Singleton (drummer) standing next to musicians in a studio while rehearsing music., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print.
Barney Bigard and musicians rehearsing
Ed Garland playing bass, Barney Bigard playing clarinet, Dave Dexter looking down and smiling, Zutty Singleton (drummer) looking to the side and smiling, Norman Bowden playing trumpet, Bud Scott holding a guitar and smiling, Fred Washington (pianist) wearing a tie and smiling, and Shorty Haughton playing trombone during a studio rehearsal., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra posing on stage for a group photo. Fourteen musicians are wearing light colored suits and a dark handkerchief. Moten is wearing a black suit and holding a conducting baton., 1930, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with photo., Kansas City Museum copyright on back of photo.
Benny Carter and his orchestra
Publicity photo of Benny Carter seated at an angle and looking forward. Carter is wearing a tuxedo with bowtie and holding a saxophone in one hand on his lap., November 26, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Benny Carter and his orchestra
Publicity photo from the side of Benny Carter playing trumpet up in the air with one hand pointing up. Carter is wearing a tuxedo with bowtie., November 26, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America ; New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Dallas
Benny Carter playing saxophone in rehearsal
Benny Carter facing forward and looking to the side while playing saxophone, possibly in a rehearsal. In the background are several musicians playing saxophone and trumpet., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Benny Carter playing saxophone on stage
Benny Carter on stage and playing saxophone on stage next to a microphone. Carter is facing forward, looking to the side, and is wearing a jacket and open collared shirt., No date; likely between 1965 and 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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