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Rusty Tucker of the Scamps Dies
July 1, 2006
Brief item reporting the death of Orestie "Rusty" Tucker, drummer, singer, and sometimes-trumpet player of The Scamps, a Kansas City jazz group. Tucker died June 14, 2006, at age 80.
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
Showing How Work Is Progressing on the New Blue Baseball Park
Photo of Municipal Stadium, under construction in 1923 at 22nd Street and Brooklyn Avenue. Built as Muehlebach Field for the Kansas City Blues minor league baseball team and later renamed Ruppert Stadium,...
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
February 13, 1958
Vertical file containing a photo and biographical article about Hector Lopez, or Hec Lopez, a member of the Kansas City Athletics baseball team. Lopez set hitting records in the "winter ball" league in...
Team Will Be Royals: Ewing Kauffman Announces Name Selected from 17,000 Entries in Contest for American League Baseball Club
Article about the origin of the name of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, suggested by Sanford Porte ("an engineer with Howard-Needles-Tammen & Bergendoff" residing in Overland Park) in a 1968 naming...
The Blues and Jazz Festival Reincarnated
Article describes the planned 2005 Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival at the Woodlands racetrack, September 3rd and 4th, 2005. Planner Mark Valentine has attempted to overcome the difficulties experienced...
The Blues Comes Back to Kansas City: Its Traveling Days Are Over
Article about a revival of Blues music in Kansas City with descriptions of particular musicians (Chick Willis, Charles Musselwhite, Claude Williams, Willie Cyrus, Koko Taylor, and disc jockey Lindsay Shannon...
Brief bios on the members that make up the band Bluz-Benderz, including Andy Kinne, David Shewmaker, Dennis Nickell and Wally Binney.
The Day Mickey Came to Town
Article contains the author's reminiscence of interviewing a young baseball prospect called up from Joplin to play for the Kansas City Blues--Mickey Mantle. Both Joplin and Kansas City were part of the...
The Success That Was Born in a Barn: There's Gold in Them 'Thar Blues
Article about the hockey team.
Three Blues Baseball Players
Three unidentified Kansas City Blues baseball players standing inside a near-empty stadium. The photograph was likely taken inside Muehlebach Field (22rd & Brooklyn) before a game.
Tree Dedicated to Lester ''Wizard'' King
May 1, 2006
Brief article describes the planting of a tree as a memorial to Kansas City bluesman Lester "Wizard" King. The oak tree was planted just north of the Charlie Parker statue in the plaza area behind the...
Where Crash Lands, Sparks Fly
January 25, 2006
Article profiles KKFI-FM (90.1) radio personality "Connie Crash" (aka Connie Humiston). Crash and her "Soul Fixin' Blues" show on Tuesday afternoons are described as fixtures of the Kansas City blues scene....
Zack Wheat Posing with Boy
Minneapolis Millers baseball player Zack Wheat poses with a young fan. The photograph was likely taken at Muehlebach Field (22nd & Brooklyn) before a game between the Kansas City Blues and Millers
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