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1. 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten 'Blind Boone': A Sensational Missourian Forgotten April 1, 1961 Article with an brief general history of ragtime music, "the ancestor of all popular music," and a biographical sketch of John William Boone, or Blind Boone (1864-1927), a prominent black musician living...

2. Frank Smith Frank Smith //1981 Photos and biographical article about Frank Smith, a black jazz pianist growing up in Kansas City and attending "R. T. Cole's Vocational High School."

3. It Came from Kansas City: The How and Why behind the Development of Kansas City Jazz It Came from Kansas City: The How and Why behind the Development of Kansas City Jazz Winter-Spring//2001 Photos and article about the development of the unique Kansas City jazz sound and scene in the 1920s-1930s during the Pendergast machine era and the city's efforts to embrace the tradition in recent years....

4. Missouri's Role in the Ragtime Revolution Missouri's Role in the Ragtime Revolution April//1961 History of ragtime music, a precursor of jazz music played mainly by African-American pianists, originating in the American Midwest in the late 19th century and giving way to jazz and blues mostly by 1910,...

5. Ragtime Struts Back Home Ragtime Struts Back Home January-February//1975 Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Scott Joplin (1868-1917), the "King of Ragtime" music. He was born in Texas and moved to Sedalia, Missouri, about 1894, becoming one of the first commercially...

6. Reflections of Bird Reflections of Bird August//1995 Photos and biographical article about Charlie Parker (1920-1955), an internationally prominent jazz saxophonist starting out in 1930s Kansas City and born in Kansas City, Kansas.

7. Some Liked It Hot Some Liked It Hot February//1945 Illustration and article about the 1930s jazz scene in Kansas City and its notable musicians and unique conditions facilitating its success"--corrupt politics--vice-ridden--boss ruled--wide open--as loud...

8. Songbird: Kansas City's Own Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams Sings for Love Not Fortune or Fame Songbird: Kansas City's Own Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams Sings for Love Not Fortune or Fame March-April//1997 Interview of Kansas Citian "jazz, blues, and gospel" singer Oleta Adams, a black woman nominated for a Grammy Award for one of her recent albums, with photos.

9. Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman Transition: Farewell to a Royal Jazzman May/7/1984 Photo and obituary for William Basie, or Count Basie (1904-1984), leader of "some of the most explosive big bands in jazz history." Native of New Jersey coming to Kansas City in 1927 as a pianist and joining...

10. Travel: A Musical Rivalry along the Mississippi Travel: A Musical Rivalry along the Mississippi June-July//1995 Photos and article about the black jazz history of Kansas City as compared to other nationally important areas in its development such as New Orleans, Memphis, and Saint Louis. Description of important...