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Blurry photo of a dance hall
Blurry image of a dance hall, with the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing on a platform stage with a curtain behind them, and large glass windows along the wall., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Blurry photograph, presumably of the Warren Durrett Orchestra
Blurry photograph, presumably of the Warren Durrett Orchestra. There are splotches and splashes of color and light, and to the left what appears to be the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing on a stage in front of a gold colored curtain., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Christmas card of Warren Durrett and his orchestra
Photo of Warren Durrett in a black suit and tie, surrounded by the members of his orchestra in light colored suits. They are standing on the ground next to a Trans World Airlines airplane. Printed text below the photo reads "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," with an illustration of a bow and pine needles., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group of women in a park by tennis courts
Group of women at and around a picnic table in a park, in front of tennis courts. There are six women seated at the picnic table (four on the left, two on the right), two women standing to the left of it, and eight standing behind it. There is a poster board in front of the table, and some of the women are holding tennis rackets. There is a large tree next to the table, and other trees in the background behind the tennis courts., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Man standing with children in a sandwich shop
Man in a button up sweater over a shirt, standing among a group of children: eight are standing around him, and one is seated to the left. There is another seated back to the right, and other people in the background. There are small dining tables with chairs, a row of pillars, lights on the ceiling, and small paintings or photographs hanging on the walls., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Older man helping a child with his shoes
Young boy sitting and smiling towards the camera, with one leg up, and an older gentleman crouched down at his side, hands on the boy's shoe, helping him either put it on or take it off. Another boy is standing behind them, and they are in a sandwich shop with small square tables, chairs, and a checkered floor. There is a paper bag on a table to the left, and a coat around a chair on the right., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with Julie Turner
Promotional postcard. On left, headshot of Julie Turner with text below: "Julie Turner, vocalist." On right, headshot of Warren Durrett with name below. Text between them reads "Distinctive Dinner or Dance Music," and text below reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", No date; approximately 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with Marilyn Mayes
Promotional postcard. On left, headshot of Marilyn Maye with text below: "Marilyn Mayes [sic] - vocals." On right, headshot of Warren Durrett , holding a pipe, with name below. Text above them reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra, Distinctive Dinner or Dance Music.", No date; likely between 1951 and 1956, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Postcard for the Warren Durrett Orchestra with the Four Noteables
Promotional postcard. Photo from waist up of Warren Durrett and two unidentified men in black jackets and patterned ties, and Laura Webb wearing a light-colored coat. Text below reads "The Four Noteables, featured Vocal Group with Warren Durrett and his orchestra.", No date; approximately 1945-1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Students and men in a classroom
Nine young boys (one of whom is almost entirely obscured by a bag) and six older men in a sandwich shop. There are chairs, tables, a bulletin board, a clock, a door and a window (behind which is another man)., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Studio portrait of man in Navy uniform
Headshot of man in Navy hat and uniform, smiling with teeth, looking off slightly towards the left, in front of a light studio backdrop., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Two boys at a construction site
Construction site full of grass and dirt with two boys in striped shirts standing apart from each other. There is a construction vehicle behind them, with trees and utility poles in the distance., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Two men and a woman seated in a banquet hall
Man in a white suit jacket, a patterned shirt and bowtie, next to a man in a dark suit jacket and patterned bowtie with a cigarette in his hand, and a woman in a dress. They are seated at a long dining table with a bag, cups, and an ashtray on the table. Another person's arm is visible on the right edge of the image, and there are long tables with chairs, ashtrays, and candles in the background., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Two men and a woman seated in a banquet hall
Man in a white suit jacket, a patterned shirt and bowtie, next to a man in a dark suit jacket and patterned bowtie with a cigarette in his hand, and a woman in a dress. They are seated at a long dining table with a bag, cups, and an ashtray on the table. Another person's arm is visible on the right edge of the image, and there are long tables with chairs, ashtrays, and candles in the background., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
View of a construction site from a window
View from what appears to be a window (with a pane jutting through the field of view) overlooking an area of grass and a construction site of dirt. There is a small, leafless tree in the grass, two large construction vehicles on top of the mounds of dirt, and a person standing in the dirt on the right. There are trees and buildings off in the distance., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra
Members of the Warren Durrett Orchestra seated on stage behind music stands, wearing maroon suit jackets with black pants and bowties. There is a trombonist in the center of the image, with a man next to him, and trumpet players with mutes in the row behind them. They are in front of a gold colored curtain., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front is a man playing clarinet, obscuring the view of the members behind him. Saxophones are visible, as is a trombone, and players in a back row holding mutes. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front on the right is a clarinetist, behind him to the left is a drummer, and behind him are a bassist and a trumpet player. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Bob Ousley playing clarinet in a maroon suit jacket, black pants, and a bowtie with the Warren Durrett Orchestra. There is another clarinetist to the left, a saxophonist to the right, three trombonists in the row behind him, and four trumpet players with mutes in the back row. Behind them all is a gold colored curtain., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In the front on the right is a clarinetist, behind him to the left is a drummer, and behind him are a bassist and a trumpet player. Golden curtains hang behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance with woman singing
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In front of them to the right is a woman singing in a dress and with a flower in her hair. The band is seated in rows at music stands, with a clarinetists and flute players in the front, trombones in the middle, and muted trumpets in the back row. Curtains hang on the wall behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra in performance with woman singing
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in maroon suit jackets, black pants, and bowties. In front of them to the right is a woman singing in a dress and with a flower in her hair. The band is seated in rows at music stands, with a clarinetists and flute players in the front, trombones in the middle, and muted trumpets in the back row. Curtains hang on the wall behind them., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at The Landing
Warren Durrett conducting his orchestra on a makeshift stage. The band members are wearing dark red jackets and black pants and bowties, and are standing in three rows behind music stands. Back row: four trumpets. Middle row: four trombones (fourth obscured by another band member). Front row: double bass, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Lights point down onto the band and three microphones in front of the band, with a stage lamp pointing upwards at one of them. A sign on the wall behind the band reads: "WDAF 6[obscured] RADIO.", August 20, 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the American Royal Coronation Ball
Warren Durrett, in a silver suit jacket, seated at the piano with his orchestra, in a large auditorium, with rows of empty seats in the background. The band is on a stage with risers and a painted backdrop resembling a brick wall with three small bell towers. A woman singer is seated in front of the piano in a dress and long white gloves, looking in Durrett's direction. The band members are wearing dark red suits and black bowties, and are in rows behind music stands. Back row: three trumpets, double bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Front row: three trombones, percussion (conga), six uncertain (likely violins). A second piano is in front of the band, and ornate wired furniture is in front of the piano. There are plants and flowers in the bottom left corner of the image, in front of the stage., October 10, 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie in a conducting stance, with a woman singer in a black dress seated in front him. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones, clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie, with a woman singer in a black dress in front of the band at a microphone. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones (second obscured by singer), clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1979 - 1980, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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