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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] 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, blue shirt, 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 black dress and heels. 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: four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below image reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1981 - 1982, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 6, 1980, 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. 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: 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. Printed text below the photo reads, "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1983 - 1984, for Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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