The historical note:
Kansas City streetcars from the early 1900’s to their end 6-23-1957. Kansas City had one of the finest streetcar systems in the U.S. covering many miles in the city.
The musical note:
He led the Kansas City Orchestra, the most important of the regional, blues-based orchestras active in the Midwest in the 1920s, and helped to develop the riffing style that would come to define many of the 1930s Big Bands.