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1. African American Music and Musicians African American Music and Musicians 1920s-1950s File contains photocopied newspaper clippings which include: a 1927 article on American Negro spirituals; Musicians Local No. 627 officers in 1952; and the Metro-tones singing group. Also in the file is...

2. Baby Lovett Baby Lovett File contains photos and information on Sam Lovett, or Baby Lovett, an African American jazz drummer raised in Louisiana and coming to Kansas City about 1922 as "a sound-effects man for silent movies"...

3. Bennie Moten Bennie Moten Photo and information on Bennie Moten (1894-1935), a black pianist, bandleader and native of Kansas City, leading in the development of the Kansas City style of jazz. Starting his own ragtime band here...

4. Bettye Miller Bettye Miller Photos and information on Bettye Miller, an African American jazz pianist of Kansas City (starting in the 1950s) and native of Clinton, Missouri.

5. Charlie Parker (Bird) Charlie Parker (Bird) Photos, illustrations, and information on Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a world-famous Kansas City jazz musician nicknamed "Yardbird" or "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and moving to Kansas City, Missouri,...

6. Clarence Kenner (Sonny) Clarence Kenner (Sonny) File containing photos and information on Clarence Kenner, or Sonny Kenner, a nationally prominent jazz guitarist and native Kansas Citian raised at 1818 Woodland Avenue and dying in 2001 at the age of...

7. Count Basie Count Basie File containing photos and articles from various newspapers about Count Basie (1904-1984), a prominent African American jazz figure starting his career in Kansas City. His last appearance in Kansas City...

8. Jay McShann Jay McShann Photos, illustrations, and information on Jay McShann, a jazz pianist born in Oklahoma about 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937, playing with several prominent jazz musicians and at many clubs, starting...

9. Jesse Stone Jesse Stone June 6, 1905 File contains a chapter of the book about Jesse Stone (1901-1999), a former Kansas City style jazz musician and composer or arranger of the early rock song "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in 1954 sung by Big...

10. John Myles John Myles File containing photos and information on John Michael Myles, or John Myles, an African American classical pianist born in Kansas City about 1939 and residing at 402 West 43rd Street.

11. Lafayette Tillman Lafayette Tillman File containing photos and information on Lafayette Alonzo Tillman, or Lafayette Tillman (1858-1914), the second African American police officer of Kansas City and an early barbershop singer. Native of...

12. Marian Anderson Marian Anderson ca1930s-40s File contains two programs and one advertising flyer. One program is for a concert by Marian Anderson at Ararat Temple, February 16, 1937. Located in the back of this program is a list of local African...

13. Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams Information on Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), born in Atlanta as Mary Elfrieda Scruggs, a prominent black jazz pianist of Kansas City. Williams came to Kansas City in 1928 as a pioneer woman jazz musician...

14. Music Teacher Dies Music Teacher Dies January 1, 1948 Vertical file with photo and caption about Mrs. Arzethyr Ellis, "well known music teacher." Ellis was "founder of the Ellis School of Music which she conducted at her home, 2002 the Paseo."

15. Nadyne Brewer Nadyne Brewer File contains photos and information on Nadyne Brewer, an African American singer raised in Kansas City, Kansas and performing gospel and classical music pieces in the 1960s.

16. Oleta Adams Oleta Adams File contains photos and information on Oleta Adams, an African American jazz singer and pianist of Kansas City, Kansas since the late 1970s. Raised in Washington and leaving for Houston in the 1980s and...

17. William Cooper Dies Suddenly William Cooper Dies Suddenly December 23, 1966 Vertical file with biographical article about William Cooper, "a chef for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for 25 years." Cooper, of 2638 Victor Avenue, was also "the step-father of Earl Grant, well known...