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1. Body and Soul Body and Soul 2006 Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's parents, his early years in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, and his musical beginnings in the Vine Street nightclub district. Includes details about an...

2. Celebrity Celebrity June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's life from 1949 through 1951. Includes anecdotes of Parker's playing various New York nightclubs, the revocation of his "cabinet card" (which allowed him...

3. Confirmation Confirmation June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography discussing the aftermath of Charlie Parker's death, as well as the growth of his posthumous fame. The author describes numerous published interpretations of Parker's life and music,...

4. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Short biography of Kansas City born jazz musician Bennie Moten (1894-1935), written by Janet Bruce Campbell. Includes citations.

5. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, Jr. (1920-1955), a native of Kansas City, Kansas, one of the most important figures in jazz history as a saxophone player starting out in Kansas City in...

6. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Short biography of "Count" Basie (1904-1984), jazz musician and band leader.

7. Discography Discography June 28, 1905 Comprehensive listing of the public recordings of Charlie Parker's playing. The author notes that fragmentary, unreleased recordings are not included in the discography.

8. Hot Lips Page Hot Lips Page 2008 This book features the biography of Oran "Hot Lips" Page, local jazz trumpeter who was in Count Basie's early band. Page went on to be a featured soloist with Artie Shaw, a star of New York's 52nd street,...

9. I Remember You I Remember You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing Charlie Parker's life from early 1952 to the time of his death in March, 1955. Includes details of gigs on the West Coast and elsewhere during these years, as well as the...

10. Karrin Allyson Karrin Allyson 2002 One-page personal account of Kansas City's Karrin Allyson, jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter.

11. Myra Taylor Myra Taylor 2002 This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes singer and actress Myra Taylor.

12. Now's the Time Now's the Time June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...

13. Once a Blue Devil Once a Blue Devil 2006 Chapter from the book One O'Clock Jump that describes the early life and career of William (Count) Basie. Basie was born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1904, and in Harlem was introduced to the organ by Fats...

14. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Section of book describing the musical "battles" between Walter Page's Blue Devils and George E. Lee and his Novelty Singing Orchestra at Paseo Hall in the autumn of 1928 (on Halloween night and several...

15. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Swing Maestro," detailing the life of Oran Alfonso ("Hot Lips") Page, born in Dallas, Texas on January 27, 1908. Page was a legendary trumpet man, playing in New Orleans, throughout the...

16. 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...

17. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Chapter entitled "Basie," describing the height of fame achieved by Count Basie and his Orchestra during the late 1930's and '40's. During this era, the "Basie-ites" included Eddie Durham, Jimmy Rushing,...

18. One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump June 28, 1905 Excerpt of book describing a reunion in New York City in early 1941 of a number of prominent jazz musicians linked to the musical tradition of Kansas City. Assembled to create "a historic recording of...

19. Parker's Mood Parker's Mood June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the life of Charlie Parker in the period after his release from the Camarillo State Hospital (California) at the end of January 1947, to Autumn of 1948. The author writes...

20. Play: Not Without Laughter Play: Not Without Laughter 2006 Chapter focuses on the music or club scene in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s. "Kansas City provided a setting for the grooming and maturation of some of the country's most important jazz voices". A...