Dr. M. E. (Gene) Hall directs an early lab band

Dr. M. E. (Gene) Hall directs an early lab band

Date: 195u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall standing to the left of three young men. The leftmost seated man is turned fully away from the camera. The second may is seated and playing a saxophone. The third stands to the right while playing a double bass.
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Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

Date: April 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Five Front jazz combo band on the Steve Allen Show. In the top photograph, nine men stand in a line. Gene Hall is the fifth man from the left, and he is wearing a dark suit and glasses. Steve Allen stands next to him on the right, wearing a gingham shirt, ribbon necktie, and slacks that have been tucked into cowboy boots. The bottom photograph shows the band members performing on a mat atop a dirt floor. Most of the suited young men are seated behind music stands. Onlookers can be seen milling about in the background behind a white fence.
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[Photograph of Dan Alexander Singing Alongside the Laboratory Dance Band]

[Photograph of Dan Alexander Singing Alongside the Laboratory Dance Band]

Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Description: Photograph of the 1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. The band of young men are arranged in three raked rows, sitting behind music desks with their instruments. Dan Alexander stands in front of a microphone on the left side of the photo. Behind him sits a man playing a piano. Gene Hall stands to the far right of the photo. A curtain hangs over a wall to the right, while four border curtains loom above the performers.
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[Photograph of Frank Todd, Phil Manning, Leon Breeden, Curly Broyles, and Bill Harrison Performing]

[Photograph of Frank Todd, Phil Manning, Leon Breeden, Curly Broyles, and Bill Harrison Performing]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Frank Todd, Phil Manning, Leon Breeden, Curly Broyles, and Bill Harrison playing instruments around a microphone with other performers in the background. A curtain festooned with glittering letters that spell out "Ja[zz] Frolic" stands behind the group of men. Other musicians sit at their music desks behind the foreground performers.
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[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on the Teenage Downbeat Program]

Date: 195u
Creator: Pollard, Earnest F.
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on the Teenage Downbeat program. In the far left, a man sits at a piano. To the right, the bespectacled and middle aged Gene Hall stands at a microphone. The next person to the right is a man in dark glasses playing a double bass. To his right is a smiling and bespectacled drummer. The rest of the band members are arranged in three inclined rows of desks and playing a variety of brass instruments. Two large records hang on the wall in the background. The lower record partially covers the other and bears the words "Teenage Downbeat." College pennants hang on either side of the set.
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[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

[Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage. The band is playing a variety of instruments on an inclined platform. Behind them rises a metallic statue of an eagle and a curtain bearing sparkly letters. The one clearly visible word on the curtain is "frolic."
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Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage that has a background painted with an beach theme. Hall stands to the left looking downward and snapping the fingers of his right hand. A row of saxophonists stand playing their instruments to the right. The second and fourth desk that the band is standing behind are emblazoned with the the name "Danny Burke." Other band members are sitting behind this front row on an inclined platform while playing their various instruments.
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Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a curtained stage in front of an audience. The band is arranged across four inclined platforms. Most are sitting behind music desks and are playing a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. A strip of white paper taped to the bottom of the photo has the following typed upon it: "Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest."
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Phil "Cyclops" Manning

Phil "Cyclops" Manning

Date: 1953
Creator: Loveless, Marvin
Description: Photograph of Phil Manning playing a saxophone while standing between a curtain and a microphone. He is wearing a dark suit, neck tie, and dark rimmed glasses. A shadowy pianist is visible to the right behind the curtain.
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Guest artists joining in at a class

Guest artists joining in at a class

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gene Hall, Claude Lakey, Curly Broyles, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison playing wind instruments around a microphone with other performers in the background.
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