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Becky Windham at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of Becky Windham seated sideways to the right with head turned towards the camera, smiling, in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right. She has flowers in her hair., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Becky Windham at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of Becky Windham seated sideways to the left with head turned towards the camera, smiling, in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right. She has flowers in her hair., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Contact sheet of the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at Alameda Plaza
Contact sheet with ten images, numbered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 (10 crossed out), 12 (11 crossed out), 12A. 3: Woman with fists clenched, singing into a microphone, in front of the Warren Durrett Orchestra, seated and playing their music behind stands. 4: Warren Durrett at the piano with sheet music, a lamp, and a sign reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." 5: Woman seated next to the piano, in front of the trombone section of the Warren Durrett Orchestra, one player standing. 6: Photo from behind of Warren Durrett seated at the piano, playing, facing his orchestra members. 7: Saxophone section (five members) standing up at their music stands and playing 8: Saxophone section standing up at their music stands and playing, with Warren Durrett and a microphone off to the left. 9: Close shot of saxophone section standing up at their music stands and playing. 11: Trumpet section (five members) seated at their stands and playing with mutes, bass player to the left. 12: Close shot of trumpet section seated at their stands and playing with mutes, bass player to the left. 12A: Clarinetist standing and playing, saxophonist seated to the right, woman singer and another player seated to the left., April 20, 1974, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Headshot of unidentified woman
Headshot of unidentified woman in a sweater, smiling and looking off to the left., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Headshot of unidentified woman
Headshot of unidentified woman in a dark dress and a scarf; the dress appears to be adorned with a brooch., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jean Michael[s] and Warren Durrett seated in front of a tree in Swope Park
Jean Michael[s] in a button up coat and long pants, with a flower in her hair, seated next to Warren Durrett, in a jacket, long pants, and tie, with one arm on his knee and the other around Jean. They are sitting in the grass in Swope Park, in front of an evergreen tree, with a short stone wall in the background., April 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jean Michael[s] in Swope Park
Jean Michael[s] in a button up coat and long pants, with a flower in her hair, sitting on the wheel well of an automobile, with her hands on a leather purse in her lap. The car is parked at Swope Park, and trees, a gazebo, and other people are in the park in the background of the image., April 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Portrait of Warren Durrett
Portrait of Warren Durrett in suit and tie with glasses in his hands., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Saxophonist soloing with the Warren Durrett Orchestra at KCU Convocation
A tenor saxophone player for the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at a music stand in front of a microphone, for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. A clarinet is on a stand next to him, and a trombonist is visible behind him. There is a tall window on the back wall., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Studio portrait of Ruth Anne Gay
Ruth Anne Gay in a dress with shoulder length wavy hair, face cocked to the left, smiling, in front of a photo studio backdrop., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Studio portrait of Ruth Anne Gay
Ruth Anne Gay in a dress with shoulder length wavy hair, face cocked to the right, in front of a photo studio backdrop., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett
Headshot of Warren Durrett in tuxedo and bowtie, with square cuff links, and hands clasped., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett
Headshot of Warren Durrett in suit and tie., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. In the back is a guitarist. In the middle row are three trumpet players, and in the front row are two trombonists. The wall behind them is wooden, lined with their shadows., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Saxophonists of the Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. There are tall windows on the wall next to them., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at KCU Convocation
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing behind music stands for the 1946 Kansas City University Convocation. In the back is a drummer and a guitarist. In the middle row are three trumpet players, and in the front row are two trombonists. The wall behind them is wooden, with a light shining above them., March 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at an inter-frat dance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in front of a backdrop with painted musical instruments on it. Durrett is standing to the left, playing a saxophone, with a woman seated to the right, partially obscured by a man standing in front of the band. The band is playing behind stands that say "W.D." and there is a bassist, drummer, guitarist, saxophonists, trombonists, and trumpet players., November 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1945 Turkey Hop
Warren Durrett standing in a suit in front of his orchestra. To the left is a woman in a dress standing at a microphone. The band members are behind stands that read "W.D." There is a bassist, guitarist, and a drummer in the back, and saxophonists seated in front of them., October 19, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1947 Kangaroo Hop
Warren Durrett performing on saxophone with his orchestra, standing next to the piano. A back row of band members is standing, including bass, trumpets, and trombones. Seated in front of them are saxophonists. A woman in a dress is seated in front of the band, and there are couples dancing on the floor., April 25, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Ruth Anne Gay at the Penguin Room
Warren Durrett and Ruth Anne Gay seated at opposite ends of a dinner table at the Penguin Room at the Hotel Continental. There are plates of food including bread rolls, bowls, water glasses, silverware, and salt and pepper shakers on the table, which has a long, white tablecloth., June 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett standing on a stage at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in a black jacket and gray pants, next to a Steinway & Sons piano with a chair in front of it. Seated to the right is singer Laura Webb in a shirt and long floral skirt. A man (probably a band member) is partially obscured behind Durrett, and his orchestra is seated in rows with instruments behind stands to the right. In the back row: three trumpets. In the middle row: drums, two trombones. Front row: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, two baritone saxophones. A clarinet and additional saxophone are next to the baritone saxophonist on the right. Behind the band is a large curtain and a banner hanging that reads: "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", May 16, 1949, 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 dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing 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.
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 dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing jackets and bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra, with Marilyn Maye
Warren Durrett standing on stage at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in front of a microphone in a white suit with a bow tie. Seated to the right is singer Marilyn Maye in a dress, in front of a piano with a sign on it reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." The band is seated behind stands in rows with their instruments in black suits and bow ties. In the back row: three trumpets. In the middle: three trombones, drums, and double bass (to the right, behind the piano). Front row: four saxophones, with additional instruments (bass clarinet, another saxophone, flute, two clarinets) next to the stands. Printed text in the border below the photo reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra.", No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at Fairyland Park
Waist-up photo of Warren Durrett seated in front of a wall with a curtain hanging to the right. A pen is clipped in his right breast shirt pocket., August 1943, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Side portrait of Warren Durrett in a tuxedo and bowtie, sitting at a piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment and looking towards the camera. Text below left reads: "Warren Durrett and His Orchestra," and text below right reads: "Personal Direction / Orchestra Management Company / 2205 Shankman Bldg. / Kansas City, MO.", November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Warren Durrett seated at piano with lid propped open in tuxedo and bowtie. Large curtains directly behind him, and there is wallpaper on the wall to the back left with trees and plants., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett at the piano
Side portrait of Warren Durrett in a tuxedo and bowtie, sitting at a piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment and looking in the distance., November 15, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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