Orestie "Rusty" Tucker Band at the Orchid Room on 12th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Rusty Tucker playing trumpet, Arthur Jackson playing saxophone, Bill Jones playing drums, Frank Smith playing piano, and Gerald Scott playing bass. They are wearing white tuxedo jackets and are on stage in front of a patterned wall.
Samuel "Baby" Lovett and Julia Lee performing at a nightclub, possibly Milton\u2019s at 3507 Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Lovett is standing behind drums, holding sticks while looking forward and smiling. Lee is sitting at a piano, looking forward and smiling. Lovett is wearing a tuxedo and Lee is wearing a dress.
Oliver Todd Duo performing at the Yum Yum Club on 31st Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Oliver Todd is playing organ and looking forward while smiling. Bobby Stafford is playing drums in back while looking down. They are both wearing patterned tuxedo jackets.
Chauncey Downs Orchestra performing at Fairyland Park on Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. The musicians are on stage in a band shell with a cloth background. The musicians are wearing black tuxedos and are playing piano, bass, drums, trumpets, and saxophones. The musicians on the right are standing or sitting behind shells with a 'V' painted on the front.
Oliver Todd Band performing upstairs at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. From left to right: Marcellus Lee playing drums, Oliver Todd playing piano, Sam Johnson playing bass, Elmer Price playing trumpet, Al Zanders playing saxophone, and John Henry Hoard playing saxophone. They are wearing black suits and ties and are on a small stage in a corner of the room.
WPA dance band in front of an unidentified building in Kansas City, Missouri. Fifteen unidentified men are standing on a porch outside a building holding their instruments, including trumpets, saxophones, drums, guitar, and bass. They are all looking forward and smiling.