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The Kansas City Shuffle – Bennie Moten & his Kansas City Orchestra

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:

Bennie Moten (November 13, 1894 – April 2, 1935) was a noted American jazz pianist and band leader born in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

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