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Charlie Parker and his half-brother John (Ikey) sitting in a field
Charlie Parker as a toddler with his half-brother John, known as Ikey, sitting side by side in a grassy field; Ikey is wearing a tie; Parker is pointing straight up above his head., Likely early 1920s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Charlie Parker playing saxophone
Charlie Parker playing saxophone; facing the left of the photo and wearing a plaid shirt and corduroy pants., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Text in photo border: Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, subject of "Bird Lives!", a biography by Ross Russell. Charterhouse Books, Inc.
Christmas portrait of Sydney and Danielle
Christmas portrait of Sydney and Danielle, one seated with the other standing behind her., December 1997, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: X-mas 97 Sydney 9, Danielle 7.
Claude Williams playing violin
Claude Williams playing violin; poster of a 19th century man in a hat behind him; unknown location., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Claudia and Jean-Pierre Batesttini in front of their house
Claudia and Jean-Pierre Battestini, both in white sweaters, posing together in front of their home; trees are seen around the property., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on photo margin: Claudia and me this picture to help you to recognize us [indecipherable] our house.
Close up photo of Jay McShann
Head shot of Jay McShann smiling; wearing a white shirt and his gold tooth crown is seen., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographers label on verso: © 1985 10-14 W. Patrick Hinley; Work/Play, P.O. box 1328, Lexington, Va. 24450 U.S.A., 703 463 5812; Photo credit should read: W. Patrick Hinely Work/Play; 1985 10-14.
Close up photo of Jay McShann
Up close photo of Jay McShann's face as he looks to the right of the camera; paper cup and carafe seen below with a blurred background; wearing a polka-dot tie., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Close up photo of Jay McShann with a cigarette
Head shot of Jay McShann smiling while smoking a cigarette; wearing a white shirt and his gold tooth crown is seen; looking to the left of the photo., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 copies.
Gregg in a karate gi
Gregg in karate gi striking a pose in a portrait; flash of light at one hand., 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwriting on verso: To: Aunt Gloria from: Gregg 1998.
Group photo at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Awards
Group shot taken at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Awards in Los Angeles: 3rd row (l-r) unidentified, Bonnie Raitt, Isley Brothers, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Ron Isley, unidentified; 2nd row (l-r) Earl "Speedo" Carroll, Gary K. Lewis, Doris Troy, Bo Diddley, Arlene Smith, Dave Bartholomew, Bobby Womack; 1st row (l-r) Johnnie Taylor, Renee Minus White, Suzan Jenkins, and Jim FiField with others., No date; likely 1996, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Original printed on 10x8 sheet.
Group photo of Jay McShann with seven others
Group photo with (L-R) Paul Gunther, Little Brother Montgomery, unidentified, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Claude Williams (holding sheet of paper), Fats Dennis, Orestie "Rusty" Tucker (holding a newspaper); unidentified location in Canada., 1971, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Addendum gift from Linda McShann Gerber in June 2014; Handwritten note on verso: 1971-Canada, Jay McShann, Claude Williams, Paul Gunther, Orestea [sic] Tucker, Fats Dennis, Jimmie Weatherspoon [sic], Little Brother Montgomery.
Group photo of Thamon Hayes Rockets
Thamon Hayes' Rockets posing for a photo at the bandstand at Fairyland Park, 75th Street and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Hayes is standing (far left) in a line with Ed Lewis, Samuel "Baby" Lovett, Jesse Stone, Richard Smith, Herman Walder, Vic Dickenson, Woody Walder, Harlan Leonard, Booker Washington, and Vernon Page., 1932, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Names printed in the photo margin. Reprint.
Group photo of the Art Smith Kansas City Jazz Band
Reprint of a newspaper or magazine group photo of the Art Smith Kansas City Jazz Band (L to R): Ben Kynard, Charles "Crook" Goodwin, Art Smith, "Sarge" Meyers, Booker T. Washington, "Coots" Dye., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Group photo with Jay McShann, Gene Ramey, and five others
Group shot with Jay McShann (bottom left) and Gene Ramey (top right) and five others (two men, three women); unidentified location or event., No date; likely 1970s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gus Johnson playing drums
Gus Johnson playing drums during a recording date for radio station KFBI in Wichita, Kansas; fireplace screen is seen behind him and a bottle of soda or beer is at his feet., November 30 to December 2, 1940., Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., With negative in photo's folder.
Jay McShann and Claude Williams at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Claude Williams, Jay McShann having a conversation at a small table in the Mutual Musicians Foundation building; Kansas City, Missouri; a carafe of water and two cups are on the table with them and McShann is pointing with a finger; unidentified musician playing a saxophone can be partially seen in the foreground., 1971, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: Musicians local Claude Williams, Jay McShann 1971 18-Highland K.C. Mo.
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton outside
Jay McShann and Ralph Sutton standing together outside against a stand of trees, fallen trees, and a compost heap; each has an arm around the other., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: Photograph by Hank O'Neal, 830 Broadway, New York, New York, 10003.
Jay McShann and band members
Jay McShann seated at the piano with his band standing around it; McShann (at piano) with Bill Nolan, Walter Brown, Charlie Parker, Bob Mabane, Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson, Harold Bruce, John Jackson, Harold Fergenson, Orville "Piggy" Minor, Taswell "Little Joe" Baird, Gus Johnson, Gene Ramey; taken at the Century Room on 36th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso: 1940 Century Ballroom 36 Broadway K.C. Mo.
Jay McShann and his band on stage at the Century Room
Jay McShann on stage at the piano with his band (McShann (piano), Gene Ramey (bass), Walter Brown (vocals), Gus Johnson (drums), Bud Gould (trombone), Bob Mabane (sax), Bernard "Step Buddy" Anderson (trumpet), Charlie Parker (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax), unidentified (trumpet), unidentified (sax)) at the Century Room (36th and Broadway); Kansas City, Missouri., No date; likely February 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 copies; with negative.
Jay McShann at the Jackson County 175th Anniversary Awards event
Jay McShann seated during the Jackson County 175th Anniversary Awards event; Kansas City, Missouri; he's wearing a name tag and ribbon and looking directly at the camera., December 15, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: ©2001 Evie Quarles 3418 Karnes Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64111 [phone number]; Handwritten note on verso: Jay McShann, Jackson Co. 175 Anniv. Award K.C.M.O. 12/15/01 36-I.
Jay McShann at the Jackson County 175th Anniversary Awards event
Jay McShann during the Jackson County 175th Anniversary Awards event; Kansas City, Missouri; he's seated and looking to the right of the photo; he's wearing a name tag and ribbon; behind him are the American and Missouri flags., December 15, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's stamp on verso: ©2001 Evie Quarles 3418 Karnes Blvd. Kansas City, Mo. 64111 [phone number]; Handwritten note on verso: Jay McShann, Jackson Co. 175 Anniv. Award 12/15/01 30-I.
Jay McShann at the piano with suspenders
Jay McShann playing piano and looking over at the camera; wearing a checked shirt with suspenders; a curtain is behind him., No date; likely 1990s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Original printed on 8x10 sheet; Photographer's label on verso: James Fraher Photography, 1840 Industrial Drive #240, Libertyville, IL 60048 [phone]; handwritten note on verso: 2964-2.
Jay McShann in a group photograph in Sarasota, Florida
Group shot taken at the Theatre of the Arts during the Sarasota Jazz Festival: Jay McShann (third from left), Buddy Tate (ninth from left), Harold Ashby (twelfth from left), Milt Hinton (fourth from right); Sarasota, Florida., April 22-24, 1987, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Original printed on 10x8 sheet. Handwritten note on verso: Jazz festival Apr. 22, 23, 24 / 1987; Club stamp on verso: The Jazz Club of Sarasota, Theatre of the Arts [address].
Jay McShann in a group photograph in Sarasota, Florida
Group shot taken during the Sarasota Jazz Festival: Buddy Tate (extreme left), Milt Hinton (seventh from left), Jay McShann (third from front right); Sarasota, Florida; some group members are holding musical instruments., 1983, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Original printed on 10x8 sheet; handwritten on photo border: Sarasota, Fla. 1983.
Jay McShann laughing
Jay McShann laughing, likely while performing; unknown location or event., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten note on verso (unsigned): Merry Christmas to Jay and Marianne. All contracts have to sound alike. I know you like a little sweetener in yours. It's there. A $300 bonus for being so handsome!
Jay McShann looking up from his piano
Jay McShann turned away from his piano and looking up into the camera., 1985, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photographer's label on verso: W. Patrick Hinely: Work/Play, P.O. box 1328, Lexington, VA, 24450 U.S.A. [phone]; photo credit should read: W. Patrick Hinely Work/Play; with handwritten note: ©1985 8-4; Text in the photo's border reads: for the Hootie Man- W. Patrick Hinely.
Jay McShann lying on a float in a swimming pool
Jay McShann lying on a float in a swimming pool with a ball resting on an inflatable swan in front of him; unknown location., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jay McShann lying on a float in a swimming pool
Jay McShann lying on a float and holding a ball in a swimming pool; unidentified location., No date; likely 1980s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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