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41. From a Start Playing by Ear, Youth Wins Honors in Piano From a Start Playing by Ear, Youth Wins Honors in Piano June 6, 1956 Biographical article with photo about Ronald Brown, an 18-year-old French horn soloist with the Kansas City Philharmonic and winner of a scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. Brown was...

42. From Bandstand to Pulpit for a Freshman of 47 From Bandstand to Pulpit for a Freshman of 47 November/18/1972 File containing a photo and biographical article about Reverend Ken Williams, a 47-year-old black freshman at Calvary Baptist College and an "artist and musician, as well as a parttime [sic] preacher."...

43. George Lee, Famed Bandleader, Dies in Los Angeles, California George Lee, Famed Bandleader, Dies in Los Angeles, California November/7/1958 File containing a photo and obituary for George Lee, "famed Kansas City musician and bandleader" dying at the age of 63 in 1958. Brother of Kansas City pianist Julia Lee becoming a rival (as leader of...

44. George Pierson George Pierson February/5/1952 Obituary for George Pierson, an African American (and presumably former Kansas Citian) pianist dying in Copenhagen, Denmark, while on tour with Etta Moten, a fellow black singer.

45. Glory Bound Travelers Glory Bound Travelers Group portrait of the Glory Bound Travelers.

46. Glory Bound Travelers Glory Bound Travelers Group portrait of the Glory Bound Travelers.

47. Goals High for Kansas City's Most Heralded Rapper Goals High for Kansas City's Most Heralded Rapper August 27, 2008 Article profiles Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne whose album "Killer" has recently been released.

48. Hall Johnson Hall Johnson May/1/1970 Obituary for Hall Johnson, an African American musician of the 1920s-1930s forming the Hall Johnson Negro choir in 1925, dying at the age of 82 on April 30, 1970.

49. Homer Roberts and Reuben Street Homer Roberts and Reuben Street 2006 Book excerpt about Homer Roberts and Reuben and Ella Street, early black businesspeople of Kansas City. Roberts was "one of the first African American car salesmen in the country" and Reuben Street was...

50. 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....

51. James Brown James Brown 1966 Articles about the concert appearance of singer James Brown in Kansas City Municipal Auditorium on Thanksgiving night, 1966, with photos. Prior to the concert descriptions were given about his musical...

52. 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...

53. Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend Jay McShann--A Kansas City Jazz Legend November/8/2000 Biographical article about Jay McShann, "[r]ecognized as one of the great blues and jazz musicians of the twentieth century," born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1916 and coming to Kansas City in 1937 as a...

54. Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many Jazz Master Alaadeen Will Be Remembered by Many August 20, 2010 Article about saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen who died August 15, 2010. A Kansas City native, Alaadeen was "considered among a group of second generation saxophonists" who were inspired by musicians like Charlie...

55. 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...

56. 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.

57. John W. 'Blind' Boone Famous Missouri Pianist, Gained International Fame John W. 'Blind' Boone Famous Missouri Pianist, Gained International Fame March/6 - 12/1981 Article is a tribute to, and biographical sketch of, African American musician John Boone who played throughout the United States and Europe and also composed music.

58. Kansas City's Billy Graham in Basie Orchestra Kansas City's Billy Graham in Basie Orchestra May 10, 1957 Vertical file contains a photo and biographical article about William Graham, or Billy Graham, a saxophone player with the Count Basie Orchestra playing in Kansas City in 1957. Billy was the son of the...

59. Kansas Jazz Artist Has Appeal in Japan Kansas Jazz Artist Has Appeal in Japan April/20/1973 File containing a photo and biographical article about William Norman Freeman, or William Freeman, a 30-year-old African American jazz musician of Kansas City, Kansas and former music teacher in Japan....

60. KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More May/21/2000 Biographical sketch of N. Clark Smith (?-1935), "[n]ationally known black musician who composed hundreds of songs, choral works and an African symphony," arriving in Kansas City "as musical director at...