Cotton Candy Washington slants her eyes to the right with a smile on her face as she hold an unlit cigarette with long, long finger nails, long long earrings, and wearing a very fashionable hat at the Living Blues Weekend Photo Shoot at the Mutual Musicians Foundation Building.
Rosco Gordon plays a grand piano and sings into a microphone as Doug James waits, sitting on a high stool at the head of the piano looking down at the floor while holding a baritone saxophone between his legs at the 4th Annual Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Allen Monroe, facing to the right of the photographer, plays a white console piano with his left foot crossed over his right knee, wearing a Fair Isle sweater as Jay McShann looks on seated at a table behind Allen at the Jackson County 175 Anniversary Awards. Two women standing in overcoats facing sideways to the photographer are having a conversation. A large group of unidentified people are standing behind Jay McShann.
Gerald Dunn is blowing into a alto saxophone as he looks at Geneva Price. Luqman Hamza is playing a piano behind Geneva and turning his head to the right to look at the photographer. Geneva is standing and singing into a microphone as she looks at the photographer in the Blue Room, 18th & Vine.
Myra Taylor is seated and laughing with her eyes closed while holding a microphone with her right hand and holding her left hand around the shoulder of Buck O'Neil. Buck is also holding a microphone and looking to the photographers right at the Blue Room, 18th & Vine.
Roy Searcy, wearing a pinstripe suit and a fedora hat, grins at the photographer with a cake in front of him that has written in frosting, "God Bless You Roy - Kansas City Loves You Happy 81 Birthday" during the Living Blues Party at the Gem Theater.
Scamps at playing on a stage at Unity Temple on the Plaza: Art Jackson and Eddie Saunders, seated with their eyes closed playing their saxophones; Lucky Wesley looking to his right and smiling as he stands playing the bass behind Eddie Saunders. Rusty Tucker is standing and playing the trumpet facing left. There is a drum set behind Rusty.
Ann Rabson, from the left, looks out over the keyboard she is playing and sings into a microphone on Beale Street, Memphis, for the W.C. Handy Awards. A drum set and a brick wall is visible behind her.