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Alberta Adams and Johnnie Bassett at the W.C. Handy Awards
From the left, Alberta Adams sings into a microphone she holds in her left hand while Johnnie Bassett stands next to her, wearing and Irish-style cap, smiling and playing a guitar on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards., May 28, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., New Daisy Theater Alberta Adams. Johnny Basset. Handy Awards. Memphis TN 5/28/99.
Alberta Adams at the W.C. Handy Awards
Alberta Adams, wearing sunglasses, sits and talks on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards., May 24, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., WC Handy Awards Weekend Alberta Adams. Handy Aawards.Jam. Memphis TN 5/24/01.
Amazing Grace and Roger Naber at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Grand Emporium
Amazing Grace walks towards Roger Naber, wearing a suit jacket with leopard print cuffs and collar, with open arms during the 20th anniversary celebration of one of the Kansas City juke joints called the Grand Emporium., April 24, 1999, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Amazing Grace & Roger Naber's 20 Anniv. G.E. - 4/24/99 4/24/99.
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.
Barbara Blue at Knuckleheads
Barbara Blue, wearing sunglasses, sings into a microphone and plays the tambourine during the Box Car Blues Festival at Knuckleheads Saloon., August 20, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Barbara Blue. Box Car Blues Fest. Knuckleheads - KCMO 8/20/05.
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 at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Carol Fran sings into a microphone at the 5th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 18, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Carol Fran. Blues Masters at the Crossroads #5. Blue Heaven Studio. Salina 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.
Deitra Farr at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Deitra Farr, from her left side, her hand clinched about her face and obscuring her face at the 6th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 18, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Deitra Farr. BHS. Salina, KS. Blues Masters. 2003 10/18/03.
Denise Brown at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Denise Brown, with pleading eyes, sings into a microphone she holds in her left hand as she holds her right above her head at the 6th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 18, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Denise Brown. BHS. Salina, KS. Blues Masters 2003 10/18/03.
Denise LaSalle at the Grand Emporium
Denise LaSalle, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, smiles with a lifted chin as she hold a microphone chest high in her left hand., May 18, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Denise La Salle. Grand Emporium. KC MO 5/18/02.
Diunna Greenleaf at BB's Lawnside Bar-B-Q
Diunna Greenleaf, one of the national acts to perform at BB's Lawnside BBQ for the Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash, from her right side, opens her mouth wide and closes her eyes as she sings into a microphone she clutches with both hands., May 20, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Diunna Greenleaf. Big Joe Turner Birthday Bash. BB's. KCMO 5/20/06.
Diunna Greenleaf at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Diunna Greenleaf closes her eyes and leans to her right as she sings into a microphone at the Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 14, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Diunna Greenleaf. Blues Masters. BHS. Salina, KS 10/14/06.
Diunna Greenleaf at Knuckleheads
Diunna Greenleaf grins as she sings into a microphone held in her right hand during the Box Car Blues Festival at Knuckleheads Saloon., August 19, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Diunna Greenleaf. Box Car Blues Fest. Knuckleheads 8/19/06.
Diunna Greenleaf at the Blues Masters
Diunna Greenleaf, one of the national acts at the Blues Masters in Salina, Kansas, smiles at the photographer as she holds a microphone chest high in her right hand., October 14, 2006, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Diunna Greenleaf. Blues Masters. Salina, KS 10/14/06.
Evie Quarles and Myra Taylor at Washington Park in Kansas City, MO
Evie Quarles sits to Myra Taylor's right as Myra puta her left arm around Evie's shoulders at Washington Park in Kansas City, MO. Both are smiling at the camera. Evie's glasses are setting on her head. Myra is licking her lips., August 10, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Evie Quarles + Myra Taylor. Washington Park. Kansas City. MO 8/10/03.
Irma Thomas at the 2001 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Irma Thomas, wearing a sundress, smiles up and to her left as she holds a microphone in her right hand and lifts her left elbow even with her shoulder during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival., July 22, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Irma Thomas. KC Blues & Jazz Fest. 2001. Kansas City, MO 7/22/01.
Jean Knight at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Jean Knight grins at the photographer as she holds a microphone at the Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS. An electric bass player is visible behind her., October 20, 2007, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Jean Knight. Blues Masters-10 10/20/07.
Jessie Mae Hemphill at Kansas City Blues Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase
Jessie Mae Hemphill, wearing an elaborate cutwork jacket and a bejeweled cap, smiles over her left shoulder at B. B.'s Lawnside Bar-B-Q during the Kansas City Blue Society 3rd Annual Acoustic Showcase., August 26, 2000, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Jessie May Hemphill 8/26/00
Katie Jackson at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS
Katie Jackson grins as she sings into a microphone, left hand lifted chest high, at the 6th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS., October 18, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Katie Jackson. BHS. Salina, KS. Blues Masters 2003 10/18/03.
Koko Taylor and Debbie Davies at the Grand Emporium
KoKo Taylor and Debbie Davies, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, share a microphone as they sing together., April 11, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., KoKo Taylor. Debbie Davies. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 4/11/03.
Koko Taylor at Rhythm & Ribs
Koko Taylor, from the right, scrunches her face as she sings into a microphone she hold in her right hand during Rhythm & Ribs Jazz Festival at 18th & Vine., June 18, 2005, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., KoKo Taylor. 2005 Rhythm & Ribs. 18 & Vine Jazz Fest. Kansas City. MO 6/18/05.
Koko Taylor at the 2001 Kansas City Blues & Jazz Fest
Koko Taylor, neck and chest wet with perspiration, closes her eyes and lifts her head to her right, as she smiles and sings into a microphone she is holding in her right hand during the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival:, July 21, 2001, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., KoKo Taylor. KC Blues & Jazz Fest. 2001 7/21/01.
Koko Taylor at the Grand Emporium
KoKo Taylor, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, closes her eyes and sings, wide-mouthed, into a microphone held in her right hand., April 11, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., KoKo Taylor. Grand Emporium. Kansas City. MO 4/11/03.
Lou Dare, Saint Charles, and Myra Taylor at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2008
Lou Dare and Saint Charles, dressed in medieval clothing, stand behind Myra Taylor, also wearing medieval clothing and a crown, in a wheelchair during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival., June 28, 2008, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Lou Dare. Saint Charles. Myra Taylor, KCKStBlues Fest. State Ave KCKS 6/28/08.
Marva Whitney at the Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Festival 2003
Marva Whitney, in front of the KCK Street Festival banner, looks to her right as she sings into a microphone during the Kansas City, Kansas Street Blues Festival., June 28, 2003, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Marva Whitney. KCK Street Blues Fest. 2003 6/28/03.
Mary Moore dancing at the Grand Emporium
Mary Moore, wearing a jump suit, dancing with an unidentified partner on the dance floor at one of Kansas City's juke joints called the Grand Emporium., April 5, 2002, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mary Moore - Grand Emporium. KCMO 4/5/02.
Myra Taylor
Myra Taylor in a publicity photograph. She's wearing a beanie cap, smiling up to her left, and holding her hands up and open by her face. Below the photo are the words, "Jump, Blues, Jazz, and Swing. P.O. Box 5886 K.C.MO. 64171. www.myrataylor.com. Contact: Dawayne Gilley. APO Records 800-716-3553. Voicemail 816-247-2316., No date; likely 2001., Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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