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Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

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."
Date: 1959
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing at Perrin Field Air Base in Texas. The group of young men are situation on a stage behind music desks and a standing microphone. Club signs and a painting of a man in a suit with a woman decorate the wall behind them. To the left of the photo, a young woman, in a dress sits by a potted plant.
Date: April 20, 1953
Partner: UNT Music Library

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

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.
Date: 195X
Creator: Pollard, Earnest F.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Preparing Behind a Curtain]

Description: Photograph of a North Texas State College jazz ensemble preparing behind a curtain. The photo is taken from above at a roughly 45 degree angle, and most of the men look up toward the camera. Many of these tuxedo-clad men are located within the rows of a raked platform and sitting behind desks with sheet music. A note containing a handwritten list of the performers present and their chosen instruments is taped across the upper left corner. Another such list is written directly upon the back of the photo in pencil.
Date: 1950
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison Performing Together]

Description: Photograph of Frank Todd, Gene Hall, Art Davis, Phil Manning, and Bill Harrison performing together on stage. Frank Todd stands behind two microphones to the far left. He's wearing black-rimmed glasses and plucking a double bass. Gene Hall stands next to Todd, wearing spectacles and a lighter colored suit while playing a clarinet. Art Davis plays a trumpet while standing in front of an unattended drum set and a piano player. Phil Manning and Bill Harrison stand close to each other on the right side of the photo, will Manning wearing glasses and playing a saxophone while Harrison plays a trombone.
Date: 1954
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Band Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage. They are wearing shirts and ties. From left to right are: a man playing a tuba; a man with his back to the camera playing a piano with its strings exposed; a clarinetist; a banjo player; and trumpeter; a trombonist; and a partially obscured drummer. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Group simulating old style dixieland - opening number for concert in 1954-"
Date: 1954
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress sits in the front row to the left side. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
Date: 1956
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Partner: UNT Music Library

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

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.
Date: 1953
Partner: UNT Music Library

Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts - 1957

Description: Photographs of Arthur Godfrey and Gene Hall sitting together during NBC's "The Talent Scout Show" that have been attached to a sheet of white paper. The first five photos features the two middle aged men in dark suits, with Godfrey sitting to the left of the bespectacled Hall. Curtains are visible behind the two. A desk microphone sits between them.
Date: 1957
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing Toward the Camera]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band playing their instruments while facing upward toward their left sides. Most of dark suited young men are looking directly at the camera lens. Most are sitting in folding chairs behind desks covered in layers of sheet music. Three pianos can be seen arranged in an "L" shape along the top right corner, curved around the platform that the performers are seated upon. The older Gene Hall Stands off to the upper left of the photo, wearing a greyish suit and glasses.
Date: 1955
Partner: UNT Music Library

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

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.
Date: 1953
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Jimmy Giuffre Performing with Band]

Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band on stage with Jimmy Giuffre. In the top photo, Giuffre plays a clarinet on the far left of the photo. Gene Hall holds sheet music and stands to the right with his back to Giuffre. The band is sitting behind these two men and playing various instruments. Handwritten text beneath the photos says "Jimmy Giuffra [sic] - Guest Soloist - 1956."
Date: 1956
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on Stage]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage with raised platforms. Behind the stage is a crude drawing of a trombonist, a drummer, and a moose to the left. Five of the dark suited men stand at their music stands, with one man in the middle playing a clarinet while the two on either side of him play saxophones. A guitarist sits at the far left seat. Trombonists can be seen performing in the background to the right.
Date: 1954
Partner: UNT Music Library

Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

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.
Date: April 1956
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Posing with Their Instruments]

Description: Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band posing on a stage with their instruments. Arranged in three rows, the group primarily composed of dark suited young men sit behind music desks. A bassist and a drummer stand with their instruments in the rear row. A young woman in a black dress stands at a microphone in front of the group. Standing on the right side of the photo is Gene Hall, an older man wearing a dark suit and spectacles. A small sign for the American Red Cross is hanging on the right side of the curtain that hangs behind the band. Rows of auditorium seating can be seen above the curtain.
Date: 1957
Creator: Smith, W. D.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Jazz Ensemble on Stage]

Description: Photograph of (from left to right): Frank Todd on string bass; Gene Hall on clarinet; Paul Guerrero on drums; Art Davis on trumpet; Phil Manning on tenor saxophone; and Bill Harrison holding a trombone.
Date: 195X
Creator: Don Brink Studios
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing at Perrin Field Air Base]

Description: Photograph of the 1952-1953 North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing at Perrin Field Air Base in Texas. The group of young men are situation on a stage behind music desks and a standing microphone. Club signs and a painting of a man in a suit with a woman decorate the wall behind them. To the left of the photo, a young woman, in a dress sits by a potted plant. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph identify the band members, their instruments, and the young woman (Shirley Murray).
Date: April 20, 1953
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Ray McKinley Band with Jim Maxwell]

Description: Photograph of Ray McKinley (left) presenting Jim Maxwell with a piece of paper and offering to shake his hand. Band members in the background hold their instruments while applauding and smiling in their direction. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photo says: "Jim Maxwell, formerly with the N.T. Jazz program, joins the Ray McKinley Band and on their appearance at T.W.U. Ray McKinley surprises Jim by presenting him with his Masters degree."
Date: Autumn 1956
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of the Laboratory Dance Band Performing with Buddy DeFranco]

Description: Photographs of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. In the first photo, the dark suited DeFranco stands in the background holding a clarinet while two seated male saxophonists play in front of him. In the upper left corner of the photograph, a shadowy man in black stands peering over an unidentified white object. The foreground is largely filled with a closeup of a trombone being extended with a right hand. The second photo features DeFranco in the upper left. He is holding a clarinet in his left hand while conducting the band. In the foreground is an over the shoulder view of a bespectacled trombone player and his music stand.
Date: 195X
Creator: Porter, Bob
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Beverly Watson at Perrin Field Air Force Base]

Description: Photograph of Beverly Watson and the North Texas State College Laboratory Dance Band performing on stage at Perrin Air Force Base in Texas. She is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt and is singing into a microphone while musicians are playing a guitar and saxophone behind her. Handwritten text beneath the photo says "Beverly Watson - Perrin Field Air Base 1-12-53."
Date: January 12, 1953
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Buddy DeFranco Performing with the Laboratory Dance Band]

Description: Photograph of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. He is wearing a dark suit and black rimmed glasses. DeFranco is playing a clarinet from behind a music stand with a microphone to the right. Behind him, seated band members sit behind desks while playing a variety of brass instruments.
Date: 1959
Creator: Porter, Bob
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Photograph of Laboratory Dance Band Performing on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of men in tuxedos playing a variety of instruments on a stage. Three rows of musicians play brass instruments, with saxophones in the first row, trombones in the second row, and trumpets in the third row. A drum set can be seen on stage to the left. The musicians perform in front of a curtained backdrop that has been festooned with large and sparkling letters, with the word "frolic" visible above their heads. "1952" has been printed on the photograph under the men. There are handwritten notes naming the performers written on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: 1952
Partner: UNT Music Library
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