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Ann Rabson, Andra Faye, and Gay Adegbalola at the Grand Emporium
Ann Rabson, Andrea Faye, and Gaye Adegbalola, a national act to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand on stage, arm in arm, grinning at the unseen audience., April 15, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Ann Rabson. Andrea Faye. Gaye Adegbalola. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 4/15/00.
Anson Funderburgh, Sam Myers, and Lee Oskar the Grand Emporium
Sam Myers, wearing a harmonica belt filled with harmonicas and clutching a harmonica he is blowing into, stands in the middle of the stage between Anson Funderburgh, playing a guitar to Sam's back left, and Lee Oskar, holding a microphone to Sam's back right. A string bass and player are visible between Sam and Lee. One of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium,, July 6, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Anson Funderburgh. Sam Myers. Lee Oskar. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 7/6/02.
Arthur Jackson, Perry Reed, and Dawayne Gilley at the Living Blues Party
Arthur Jackson stands holding a cane to one side of an exhibit piece and Perry Reed stands and holds a cane and Dawayne Gilley stands on stage on the other side of the exhibit piece at the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot in the Mutual Musicians Foundation building. The exhibit piece is a large photograph of musicians sitting and standing outside of the Mutual Musicians Foundation building. There are sheets of paper with signatures on them of the people who are in the photograph. These pieces of paper surround the photograph and the entire collection is framed., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2000 Musicians Photo Presentation Arthur Jackson. Perry Reed. Dawayne Gilley. Living Blues Party at the Gem. Kansas City, MO 1/22/00.
Becky Wilson, Christopher Hearne, Jr., and Roger Naber at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Grand Emporium
Becky Wilson and Christopher Hearne, Jr. present Roger Naber, wearing a suit jacket with leopard print cuffs and collar, a certificate during the 20th anniversary celebration of one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Grand Emporium., April 24, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Becky Wilson. Hearne Christopher Jr. Roger Naber. 20 Anniv. GE 4/24/99.
Betty Crow, Sonny Kenner, and Lionel Hampton at the Mutual Musicians Foundation
Betty Crow is speaking to someone that is not visible to the right of the photograph. She stands behind Sonny Kenner who is bent slightly and smiling straight ahead. He is leaning over a seated Lionel Hampton who is not looking at the photographer and is in the middle of a bite. He is wearing a Fedora. At the Mutual Musicians Foundation. A man stands behind Lionel with his back to the photographer., January 13, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Betty Crow Sonny Kenner. Lionel Hampton. Mutual Musicians Foundation. Kansas City, MO 1/13/00.
Bill Carter's Blues Revue at the Grand Emporium
Bill Carter's Blues Revue, a blues band, sit or stand in front of a wall of signatures and smile or look solemnly at the photographer at the Grand Emporium., September 30, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bill Carter's Blues Revue. Grand Emporium. K.C.MO 9/30/00.
Blind Boys of Alabama at Rhythm & Ribs
Blind Boys of Alabama, which includes Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter, wearing sunglasses and matching suits, walk across stage with a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them during the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz Festival at 18th & Vine., June 18, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blind Boys of Alabama. Rhythm & Ribs - 18 & Vine Jazz Fest. Kansas City. MO 6/18/05.
Blue 88 at the Grand Emporium
Blue 88, a blues band including Mark Corbett and Sue Corbett, possibly bassist Ron Rummage and drummer Joe Weaver, stand on stage holding their instruments at the Grand Emporium during the Blues Challenge Finals., November 20, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blue Challenge Finals Blue 88. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 11/20/02.
Blue 88 at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2006
Blue 88 Band including Mark and Sue Corbett, smile directly at the photographer as they stand on stage during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival. The Corbetts hold a guitar each. A man holding a bass is behind them. Possibly Rocky Britain wearing sunglasses stands to their left and is sticking out his tongue., June 23, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blue 88. KCKSSt. Blues Fest. Kaw Point 6/23/06.
Blue 88 photo shoot
Sub Corbett kneels on the ground with her eyes closed and chin lifted. Mark Corbett, making crazy eyes, Rocky Britain, grinning, and Mark stand behind Sue in a semi-circle with their fingers splayed over her head during a photo shoot., March 26, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Sub Corbet. Mark Corbet. Rocky Britain - Mark Blue 88. Photo Shoot. KCMO 3/26/02.
Blue River Ordnance at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2004
Blue River Ordinance perform on stage at the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival., June 25, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blue River Ordnance. KCKStreet Blues Fest. 6/25/04.
Blues Masters at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Group photograph of all of the participants in the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads, Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. The Masters stand between the pews looking up distrustingly to their right with Blue Masters at the Crossroads banners hung behind the group., October 19, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Blues Masters. BHS. Salina Ks 10/19/02.
Bobby Bland and Lee Oskar at the Grand Emporium
Bobby Bland, Lee Oskar, and others perform as one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium. Bobby Bland looks to his left shoulder towards Lee Oskar as Lee looks down and plays an amplified harmonica he clutches in his hands. Two trumpet players are visible behind Bobby's head., July 3, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Bland + Lee Oskar. Grand Emporium. KCMO 7/3/03.
Bobby Carson at the Grand Emporium
Bobby Carson on stage, speaks into a microphone looking left with a keyboard player, drummer, and guitarist behind him. A large crowd is in front of the stage at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Grand Emporium., May 30, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Carson. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 5/30/04.
Bobby Rush and Marvine McKeithen at the Club Paradox
Marvine McKeithen holds up Bobby Rush's hand and arm as she smiles and speaks into a microphone on the stage at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Club Paradox. There are two unidentified women standing behind Bobby and Marvine., March 8, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Rush. Marvine McKeithen. Club Paradox. KCKS 3/8/04.
Bobby Rush and the crowd at Club Paradox
Bobby Rush is seated to the far right among the crowd at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Club Paradox., March 8, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 3/8/04.
Bobby Watson and Claude "Fiddler Williams at Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday
Bobby Watson, with pony tail and holding an alto saxophone, smiles to his left at Claude" Fiddler" Williams who is playing the fiddle with his eyes closed at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine on the occasion of Claude "Fiddler" Williams' 93rd birthday party. An unidentified African American man's head is visible over Claude's left shoulder., February 19, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Bobby Watson & Claude "Fiddler" Williams. 93 Birthday Party. Blue Room. 18 & Vine. K.C.MO 2/19/01.
Brody Buster Band
The Brody Buster Band, a blues band, pose in front of a brick wall., No date; likely between 1995 and 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Brody Buster Band
Bruce Iglauer, Tom Baker, Connie Humiston, and Brenda Haskins at the Grand Emporium
Bruce Iglauer, a recording executive, Tom Baker, Connie Humiston, and Brenda Haskins smile at the photographer as they gather at the bar at one of Kansas City's juke joints called the Grand Emporium during it's last days., May 19, 2004, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Alligator Record's Bruce Iglauer, Tom Baker. Connie Humiston. Brenda Haskins. Grand Emporium 5/19/04.
Carl Weathersby at the Grand Emporium
Carl Weathersby stands in the middle of the audience playing his guitar at one of the juke joints in Kansas City called the Grand Emporium., February 3, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carl Weathersby. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 2/3/01.
Carol Fran and Myra Taylor at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Carol Fran and Myra Taylor sit side by side and smile at the photographer at the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. The audience is visible in pews sitting behind Carol and Myra., October 18, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carol Fran. Myra Taylor. Blues Masters at the Crossroads #5. Blue Heaven Studio. Salina KS 10/18/02.
Carol Fran, Myra Taylor, and Bob Stroger at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Bob Stroger, wearing a cowboy had with a peacock feather in the hat band, crouches down to the left of a seated Myra Taylor and Carol Fran and extends his arms around them at the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at the Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 18, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carol Fran. Myra Taylor. Bob Stroger. Blues Masters at the Crossroads #5 Blue Heaven Studio. Salina, KS 10/18/02.
Chris Duarte and Little Hatch at the Grand Emporium
Chris Duarte, smiling as he holds an electric guitar, faces Little Hatch to his left while Little Hatch faces Chris and talks into the microphone at the Grand Emporium. The bass player is visible behind and between Chris and Little Hatch. There is a harmonica in Little Hatch's right hand., June 30, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Chris Duarte & Little Hatch. Grand Emporium. Kansas City, MO 6/30/98.
Chris Duarte, John Jordan, and Little Hatch at the Grand Emporium
Chris Duarte, John Jordan, and Little Hatch, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand on stage in a triangle facing each other. Chris plays an electric guitar and lifts his chin to his left. John, wearing sunglasses, plays an electric bass with his chin lifted. Little Hatch holds a microphone in his left hand as he looks at the neck of Chris' guitar., June 30, 1998, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Chris Duarte & Little Hatch. Grand Emporium. Kansas City,MO 6/30/98.
Chuck Haddix signing his book for fans
Chuck Haddix seated at a table signing copies of his book at Unity on the Plaza, his left side to the camera, with an unidentified gentleman, standing with his hand over his mouth, beside Chuck behind the table. A group of fans are standing and waiting on the other side of the table. Man with glasses holding a book is Kelly McEniry. Holly Bright is present in the group., June 8, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Chuck Haddix Book Signing. Unity on the Plaza 6/8/05.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Blanche Williams and Mike Fitzgerald at the Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, wearing a fedora and holding a violin and bow in his left hand, waves as Mike Fitzgerald hands him the Jazz Ambassador plaque at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Fest. Blanche Williams stand between them wearing sunglasses. The plaque states, "In recognition of the great contributions you have made to Kansas City & it's reputation for jazz excellence. Claude "Fiddler" Williams. From your friends The K.C. Jazz Ambassadors 2000" and has an gold eighth note over a wavy staff. Mike is wearing a Mardi-Gra type necklace with musical instruments hanging from it. An unidentified man is standing behind Claude., July 21, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Blanche Williams. Mike Fitzgerald. K.C. Blues & Jazz Fest. 2000.
Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Little Hatch, Millage Gilbert, and Debbie Dennis at the Gem Theater
Claude "Fiddler" Williams smiles while looking down as he stands to the right of a seated Little Hatch wearing a printed tuxedo, bowtie, and a fedora. Standing to Little Hatch's left is Millage Gilbert wearing a double breasted suit and a fedora. Millage is smiling directly at the photographer. To the left of Millage is Debbie Dennis who is seated and laughing during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater., January 22, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Little Hatch. Millage Gilbert. Debbie Dennis. Living Blues Party. Gem Theater K.C. MO 1/22/00.
Cobalt Project at the Grand Emporium
The blues band, Cobalt Project, including Brandon Hudspeth, closing his eyes and playing the guitar, Jan Faircloth, playing the drums, Sue Stubbs, closing her eyes and singing into a microphone, and Paul Greenlease looking to his left and playing the guitar at the Grand Emporium., January 11, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Cobalt Project. Grand Emporium 1/11/01.

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