Etta James, one of the national acts to perform at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, KS, holds a microphone to the left of her head and smiles to her right as a trumpet player plays behind the right side of her head.
Ray Charles, and overcoat draped over his shoulders, looks at the floor to his right as he shakes the hand of a seated Myra Taylor who is wearing a sparking fez-type cap. They were one of the national acts to perform at the Music Hall.
Janiva Magness, one of the national acts to perform at the Gladstone Blues Festival, sings into a microphone she holds in her left hand as she points all of her fingers out, palm down, of her right hand.
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.
Miss Honey Piazza puts her left arm around the shoulders of Evie Quarles. They lean in towards each other so their heads touch. Both are seated and smiling at the photographer. Evie wears a camera vest with many signatures written on it.
Raindogs & Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, stand in a group grinning at the photographer are Jim Herbert, Gaye Adegbalola, Phil Smith, Mike Roark, Andrea Faye, Karla Petrie, and Ann Rabson.
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.
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.
Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks, one of the national acts at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Ronnie Baker Brooks, wearing a baseball cap, with his arms around a smiling Shemekia Copeland, plays an electric guitar so that her head is also inside his guitar strap. Both look at the neck of the guitar.
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.
The blues band, Cobalt Project Band, which includes: Branden Hudspeth, Sue Stubbs, Jan Faircloth, Paul Greenlease. Standing inside the Grand Emporium. Brandon Hudspeth looking down. Jan Faircloth smiling directly at the camera. Paul Greenlease staring solemnly at the photographer. Sue Stubbs, standing in front, arms spread wide, big grin, wearing overalls.
Renée Austin, one of the national acts to perform at the Grand Emporium, closes her eyes, opens her mouth wide, lifts her chin, and spreads the fingers of her right hand wide as she sings into a microphone.
Phillip Walker, one of the national acts to perform at Knuckleheads Saloon, wearing a flat cap, hugs his electric guitar on his lap and leans toward Myra Taylor who is also seated and is singing into a microphone as she stares into Phillip's eyes. A drum set and an electric bass player are visible behind them.