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Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, 1923

One of the most important 'Territory Bands' of the 1920s, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra recorded extensively, starting in 1923 for OKeh, then moving to Victor in 1926, where they made many fine records until Moten's untimely death during surgery in 1933. L-R: Herman 'Woody' Walder, Lammar Wright, Moten, Mary H. Bradford (vocalist), William G. Little (vocalist), Ada Brown (vocalist), Thamon Hayes, Sam Tall, Willie Hall.