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Anderson Photo Company
Douglas Henry Daniels
Two unidentified young boys dressed in their band uniform. On their caps: "Banda Sayou." Believed to be a local Italian band, early twentieth century.
Wilder at Heart
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.
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...
Group of musicians, possibly Italian. Some names given for first row (left to right): 1) Uncle Mike; 2) Oscar Parisi.
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...
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...
The Old Band: The Story of a Kansas Town
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,"...
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...
The Jazz Record Book
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.
The First Kansas Band
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.
The Dells Nightclub
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...
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.
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...
Portrait of "Skinnay" Ennis, radio soloist and stylist, featured with the Hal Kemp Orchestra.
Sheet Music Cover
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...
Scene: Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and article about the continuing presence of some prominent jazz musicians and venues in Kansas City, "the Paris of the Plains."
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...
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...
P. S.: A Farewell to Oliver
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...
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...
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