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41. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident June 1923 View of Nighthawks fording a stream trying to get to their first road trip engagement in Oklahoma City. Heavy rains had made road travel difficult. Individual members in view are not identified nor exact...

42. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident April 19, 1927 View of tornado debris blocking the Nighthawks' train near Cornland and Buffalo Hart, on way into Springfield, Illinois.

43. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident May 1923 View of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks cars being pulled from the mud by horses near Odessa, Missouri. They were on tour traveling to Chicago, Illinois. Sanders captioned this photo in his scrapbook: "Mired...

44. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1925 Interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments. Identified in Edmiston's book as left to right: Nick Musolino, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders,...

45. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1920 Early, interior view of Coon-Sanders group. Information on drum in picture reads: "'Sure Its' Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Harrison 859, Kansas City, Mo." It is noted on back that...

46. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra April 1923 According to Edmiston's book, this view of the group was taken at the Newman Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. "Band's skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim". The garb and Chaplinesque...

47. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1920 Group pose identified on the drum as Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Includes Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum. Other members not identified....

48. Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks 1926 Interior view identified as "Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks. America's Premier Radio Orchestra." Identified on the back by Fred Edmiston as: Backrow, left to right: Carleton Coon, Joe Sanders, and Pop...

49. Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Circa 1925 Composite photograph identified as the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks. A portrait of Carleton Coon is on the top left and one of Joe Sanders is on the top right. Written on the back side of the photo,...

50. Deaths: Richard J. Smith Deaths: Richard J. Smith November/15/1974 Photo and obituary for Richard Smith, or Rick Smith, "65, of 2944 Lockridge," a "Kansas City musician, composer, music teacher and executive assistant to the president of the American Federation of Musicians...

51. Don Accurso Orchestra Keeps 'Music of the '40s' Alive Don Accurso Orchestra Keeps 'Music of the '40s' Alive January 30, 2008 At 81, Don Accurso still leads the orchestra he took over in 1947, as well as selling real estate. Article describes the band's music and includes a list of its members.

52. Early Music Consort of Kansas City Early Music Consort of Kansas City File containing photos and information on the Early Music Consort of Kansas City, a local band formed about 1978 (based in the Linda Hall Library in 1990) and led by John Titterington playing music "from...

53. Eddie Baker; Advocate for KC Jazz, Dies at 71 Eddie Baker; Advocate for KC Jazz, Dies at 71 December/20/2001 Photo and obituary for Eddie Baker, "a bandleader whose longtime advocacy for a jazz hall of fame preceded the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine streets" dying at the age of 71. Native of Pleasant...

54. Edward M. Hiner Band Music Collection Edward M. Hiner Band Music Collection Various dates Edward Hiner was a local musician who organized and led bands during the later part of the 19th century and into the 20th century. He left the Kansas City area in 1919 and lived out the rest of his life...

55. El Patio Dancing Hall El Patio Dancing Hall 1931 Exterior, front view of the El Patio Dancing hall located at Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado. Sanders captioned photo as found in SC1, Scrapbook A, p. 67: "Where we smashed all records, giving Isham Jones...

56. Electric Park Opens To-Day: Two Concerts by Liberati's Military Band Will Be Features Electric Park Opens To-Day: Two Concerts by Liberati's Military Band Will Be Features May 28, 2005 Portrait and short article about Allesandro Liberati, military bandleader and trumpet player appearing at the opening of "Electric park's sixth season." Also "the composer of the famous 'Kansas City Star...

57. Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies October 30, 2000 File containing a photo and obituary for Fiermon Prymus, "a bandleader, drummer and singer who started as a gospel singer in the 1920s and went on to become a fixture in Kansas City's jazz scene" dying...

58. Fort Leavenworth, Military Band Fort Leavenworth, Military Band circa 1880s Group photograph of a military band at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, standing at attention outside in front of the barracks.

59. 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...

60. George Winn George Winn December/17/1969 Obituary for George Winn, leader of the Storyville Seven Dixieland band, dying on December 15, 1969.