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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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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. Text below image reads: "WARREN DURRETT AND HIS ORCHESTRA," and "ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT CO. / 205 Shankman Bldg. - 3119 Troost Ave. / Kansas City 3, MO.", 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 towards the camera., 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 performing at 1946 Hobo Day
Warren Durrett with sunglasses and rolled up sleeves, seated at the piano, performing outside. A man is standing in the background, and there are trees behind him., April 26, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett performing in a quartet at LaSalle Hotel
Warren Durrett playing piano with a Hammond Solovox attachment at LaSalle Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Also playing, to the left of Durrett: Bob Wells (drums), John Brentari (bass), and Jimmy Van Asdell (trumpet/leader). There are short dividing walls between the performance area and small square tables with chairs. At the bottom of the photo, a woman is seated at one of the tables, with money, glasses, and an ashtray resting on the table. Curtains and window blinds hang on the wall behind the band, and there are two microphones in front of the band., No date; approximately 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett performing with his orchestra at the Pla-Mor
Warren Durrett seated at the piano, performing with his orchestra. Scores rest on top of the piano lid, along with a sign reading "Warren Durrett and His Orchestra." Standing in the background at a music stand is a performer on double bass, and two other faces are visible back to the right., February 3, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett singing with his orchestra
Warren Durrett's orchestra, seated in rows behind stands on an elevated stage in front of a large curtain. Band members are playing their instruments and wearing black suits with striped bow ties. In the back row: two trumpets, and a double bass off to the right. In front of them: two trombones and drums. In the front: four saxophones. In front of them to the right are four people singing into a microphone, from left to right: an unidentified man with glasses, wearing a black suit and a bow tie; an unidentified woman in a dress; Warren Durrett in a white tuxedo and bow tie; and another unidentified man with glasses, a black suit, and a bow tie. To the right is a piano with an empty chair in front of it., No date; approximately 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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