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1. The Big Band Almanac The Big Band Almanac //1978 History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, formed in 1919 with their first broadcasting over the radio in 1921. Subject of "doubtless the first radio fan club. ..the 'Nighthawk...

2. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1923 Interior view of group gathered around Joe Sanders at the piano, location not given. Identified in Edmiston's book - Left to right, Nick Musilino, John Thiell, Harold Thiell, Orville Knapp, Pop Estep,...

3. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1924 Identified in Edmiston's book as "Joe's 'Nighthawk Pyramid,' depot in Iowa City, Iowa, about 20 September 1924." People are identified on top as: Dewey Birge (banjo), Orville Knapp (alto sax), John Thiell...

4. 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...

5. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1926 Exterior view of members of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks taken at Niagara Falls, New York. Identified by Edmiston in his book as from left: Floyd Estep, Bob Pope, Rex Downing, Russ Stout, Bud Wilkinson...

6. 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...

7. Joe Sanders Band Joe Sanders Band 1939 Joe Sanders at piano with his band. Identified on back of photograph as "Our Band, 1939".

8. Joe Sanders Band Members Joe Sanders Band Members 1946 Partial view of a couple of the members of the Joe Sanders band group taking during an unidentified performance.

9. Joe Sanders Band Musicians Joe Sanders Band Musicians 1946 Four musicians which were a part of Joe Sanders group shown playing at unknown location.

10. Joe Sanders and Band Joe Sanders and Band 1949 Joe Sanders at piano, identified on the back as April 17, 1949, Quincy, Illinois, "Terra-plaza".

11. Joe Sanders and Last Band Joe Sanders and Last Band 1952 Identified on the back as "Joe's last band: 1952, This photo was taken on Joe's last road tour at Hotel Pere Marquette, Peoria, Illinois. The last job on this tour was at the Air Base at Rapids City, South...

12. The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 1971 History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, a Kansas City and Chicago-based band (led by Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon) of the late 1910s to the early 1930s, performing...

13. Biography of Joe Sanders (1896-1965), Musician Biography of Joe Sanders (1896-1965), Musician 2008

14. 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...

15. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks April 1926 Members of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks band are posed with their luggage beside a train car. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "The dirty dozen beside our palatial Burlington 'Toonerville' en...

16. SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid SC1-1 Joe Sanders Collection Finding Aid ca. 1908-1950 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...

17. Joe Sanders and Band Joe Sanders and Band ca1940s Joe Sanders at piano with band on stage, identified as one of the many "Spotlight Band" braodcasts during World War II.

18. Joe Sanders and Band Performing Joe Sanders and Band Performing ca1940s Dance Hall scene with Joe Sanders and his band performing, probably in Chicago, Illinois. People dancing in the foreground with many of the men in uniform.

19. Joe Sanders and Band Performing Joe Sanders and Band Performing ca1940s Stage view of Joe Sanders at the piano, woman vocalist and band at unidentified location. Large Coca Cola sign in background. Dancers visibile, men in military uniform.

20. Joe Sanders Band Joe Sanders Band ca1941 Identified as at the Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago, ca1941.