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81. The Man behind the Music The Man behind the Music August-September//1996 Photos and biographical article about Carl Stalling (1891-1972), a prominent Warner Brothers cartoon musician starting out in Kansas City with Walt Disney in the early 1920s. Description of his life and...

82. The Last Season For DiPardo 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...

83. The Last Picture of Patsy Cline The Last Picture of Patsy Cline November 27, 2005 Feature article in the Star Magazine which gives information on local amateur photographer Mildred Keith. Mildred, a 1939 graduate of Paseo High School, attended local country and western shows for many...

84. The Kansas City Style of Jazz The Kansas City Style of Jazz 2005 The authors in this book have traced the history and personalities involved in the immergence of the unique style of jazz that originated in the heartland and in particular in Kansas City during the 1920s-1940s....

85. The Kansas City Spirit: Cantata for Solo and Mixed Voices The Kansas City Spirit: Cantata for Solo and Mixed Voices 1923 Booklet of written music and lyrics of the song, "The Kansas City Spirit," with music by Carl Busch and lyrics by Clara Virginia Townsend, or Clara Townsend.

86. The Jumpin' Blues The Jumpin' Blues June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography detailing the beginning of Charlie Parker's playing with professional touring bands, including that of Jay McShann. The author follows Parker's departure from Kansas City in the late...

87. The Jubilesta The Jubilesta September//1937 Photos and article about "Kansas City's second Jubilesta" in 1937, with national entertainment stars appearing and performing at Municipal Auditorium such as Benny Goodman, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy,...

88. The Jazz Record Book The Jazz Record Book 1942 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.

89. The Jazz Disciple: Gerald Dunn The Jazz Disciple: Gerald Dunn June/July, 2004 Article describes the career of Gerald Dunn, the ''Jazz Disciple''. In addition to his own jazz radio show on community radio station KKFI (90.1 FM), Dunn works at the American Jazz Museum, performs, records,...

90. The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz The Guitar and Kansas City Jazz February/March, 2003 Article describing the influence of Kansas City musicians on jazz guitar playing.

91. The Good Ol' 90's The Good Ol' 90's August-September, 2004 Article listing highlights and staples of the Kansas City jazz scene in the 1980's and 1990's. The author cites a friend as referring to these years as "good old days" of Kansas City jazz.

92. The Future of Blues in KC The Future of Blues in KC February 2011 Article profiles three local guitarists who are identified as "the future of blues in Kansas City:" Kyle Elliot (Kyle Elliot and Voodoo Soul), Jeff Graefe (Crosseyed Cat), and Samantha Fish (Samantha Fish...

93. The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection The Frank Driggs Jazz Oral History Collection June/July, 2004 Article describes the 2004 donation of 375 oral histories of jazz musicians to the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The collection was given to Marr by renowned jazz scholar...

94. The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz The Foundation of Kansas City Jazz December 2006/Janurary 2007 Article describing the talented musicians seen by the author over the years at Mutual Musician's Foundation jam sessions. The author also expresses his opinion of the 2006 crackdown on the serving of alcohol...

95. The First Kansas Band The First Kansas Band August//1936 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.

96. The Early Days of Grand Opera in Kansas City, 1860-1879 The Early Days of Grand Opera in Kansas City, 1860-1879 July 2001 Article describes opera companies and singers who visited Kansas City between 1860 and 1879 and their reception by critics and the public.

97. The Development [sic] of Musical Interests The Development [sic] of Musical Interests May/15/1915 Article by Carl Busch, with photo of him, about the development of musical interests in Kansas City, including the establishment of the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.

98. The Dells Nightclub The Dells Nightclub Circa 1920s 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...

99. The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" 2003 This book contains the history of the Nighthawks musical group and of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon who led the band. It covers the beginning years to the death of Carleton Coon. They played a prominent...

100. The Chiefs Who Toot Their Own Horns 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.