- 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.
Jay McShann Collection
Photographs from the collection of pioneering pianist and vocalist who helped shape the unique style of jazz that emerged out of Kansas City