Musicians

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Full length group photograph of three of the Blue Devils, taken by Bert Studios, Kansas City, (left to right): Ernie Williams, George Hudson, Lester Young, ca. 1932. Source: Jimmy Jewel.

Chauncey Downs' band with Woody Walder (sax) and Ernie Williams at Chauncey Downs Hall (known later as the Casa Loma Ballroom) in the Downs Building at the southeast corner of 18th Street and Prospect Avenue, ca. 1940. Source: Corrine Walder.

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra.

Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo.

Jay McShann Orchestra posing for a photo in the Century Room, located in Kansas City, Missouri. McShann is sitting at the piano.

Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.

An autographed photograph of Tex Owens, "The Original Texas Ranger".

A group photograph of the KMBC Texas Rangers.

Count Basie shaking hands with Joe Belford at the Roseland Ballroom. Basie is smiling and looking up. Belford is wearing a pinstripe suit and patterned tie.

Mary Lou Williams and Andy Kirk looking over an arrangement of "Moten Swing" for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dave Dexter. Williams is playing the piano and Kirk is standing next to her, holding music in one hand and a drink in the other hand while looking down.

Publicity photo from the side of Count Basie playing piano while looking down and smiling. Basie is wearing a tuxedo.

Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dave Dexter standing around a radio (or possibly a phonograph) looking down at a record in Dexter's hand at Basie's birthday celebration.

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