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1. Young Musicians Young Musicians Two unidentified young boys dressed in their band uniform. On their caps: "Banda Sayou." Believed to be a local Italian band, early twentieth century.

2. Wilder at Heart Wilder at Heart May/16-22/2002 Photographs and article about the Wilders, a Kansas City bluegrass band. The band has been a centerpiece of the "venerable" Santa Fe Bluegrasss Festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

3. Unknown Orchestra Unknown Orchestra Group portrait of members of an unknown orchestra or band standing before the stage at the Hotel Muehlebach in what is believed to be the Plantation Grill. Sign hanging from the top middle of back drop...

4. Unknown Band Unknown Band Group of musicians, possibly Italian. Some names given for first row (left to right): 1) Uncle Mike; 2) Oscar Parisi.

5. Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri December 9, 1927 Exterior, partial view of Union Station located in Kansas City, Missouri. Sanders captions the photo in Scrapbook A (SC1, Box 6.1, p. 56): "Another view of the homecoming parade forming at the Kansas City...

6. Tinoco is One of a Kind Tinoco is One of a Kind September 29-October 12, 2005 Article profiles musician David Tinoco. As well as lead singer and leader of Las Estrellas band, Tinoco owns an automobile finishing business, Single Source Inc., and is part owner of T&G Entertainment...

7. The Old Band: The Story of a Kansas Town The Old Band: The Story of a Kansas Town January//1929 Article about the history of the Old Band, "the first musical organization in the territory of Kansas" in 1850s-1860s Lawrence, Kansas, and made up of members of "the Emigrant Aid party of free-state men,"...

8. The Last Season For DiPardo The Last Season For DiPardo December 9, 2008 Because of remodeling changes coming to Arrowhead Stadium, the TD Pack Band, originated by Tony DiPardo in 1963, will no longer be playing at Kansas City Chiefs home games. Their last appearance will be...

9. The Jazz Record Book The Jazz Record Book 1942 File containing information on the late jazz pianist Benny Moten and his Kansas City swing band of the 1920s-1930s with members such as trombonist Thamon Hayes and saxophonist Harlan Leonard.

10. The First Kansas Band The First Kansas Band August//1936 Article about the first musical band in Kansas, led by Joseph Savage of Vermont on his river voyage through Kansas City in 1854 into Kansas Territory, playing songs along the way.

11. The Dells Nightclub The Dells Nightclub Circa 1920s Exterior view of the building and entrance to The Dells, a nightclub located in Morton Grove, Illinois. Joe Sanders' Auburn car is parked under the canopy. The band played here several summers in the late...

12. The Chiefs Who Toot Their Own Horns The Chiefs Who Toot Their Own Horns December 13, 2003 Article profiles the TD Pack Band, band of the Kansas City Chiefs. The band was started in 1962 by well-known bandleader Tony DiPardo. The Chiefs are one of only four NFL teams to have their own band.

13. Ted Fiorito Ted Fiorito Circa 1930s Autographed, publicity portrait of Ted Fiorito, also written as Ted Fio Rito. Autograph reads: "To Joe--Master of the proffession and a real boy--Fraternally Ted Fiorito." Fiorito had has own orchestra...

14. Skinnay Ennis Skinnay Ennis Circa 1930s Portrait of "Skinnay" Ennis, radio soloist and stylist, featured with the Hal Kemp Orchestra.

15. Sheet Music Cover Sheet Music Cover Circa 1920s The sheet music cover for the Joe Sanders composition "Nighthawk Blues" which was the early theme song for the Nighthawks group. Photographs on the bottom include the band and individual portraits of Joe...

16. Scene: Kansas City, Missouri Scene: Kansas City, Missouri October 2000 Photo and article about the continuing presence of some prominent jazz musicians and venues in Kansas City, "the Paris of the Plains."

17. SC1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid SC1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid ca. 1908-1950 (bulk 1920-1940) Joe Sanders was born in Thayer, Kansas, and spent the majority of his childhood in the Kansas City area. He started his musical performances as a boy soprano in local church choirs and graduated from Westport...

18. Russ Stout Russ Stout 1926 Full body view of Clarence Russell "Russ" Stout, member of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Location of photograph not given, but supposedly while on tour.

According to Edmiston's book, p. 331 - Stout...

19. P. S.: A Farewell to Oliver P. S.: A Farewell to Oliver July/20/2001 Obituary and biographical about Oliver Cleo Todd, or Oliver Todd, a "[j]azz pioneer" and "old friend of Charlie Parker" dying at the age of 85 in 2001. Former "member of the Hottentots, a group that received...

20. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Moten Swing," detailing the heyday of Benny Moten and his "Motenites"--band members such as Eddie Durham, Jo Jones, Count Basie, and Oran Page. Moten is described by the author as "the...