Basie Givens and His Orchestra

Title

Basie Givens and His Orchestra

Description

Patricia Barron’s father, Basie Givens, was a prominent bass player and band leader in Omaha during the 1940s-1960s. He was in a number of bands throughout his life, and his orchestra, pictured here, gained regional notoriety.

Source

Patricia "Big Mama" Barron, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Date

1955 circa

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

still image

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)

Original Format

photograph

Files

nom_big_mama_0018.jpg

Citation

“Basie Givens and His Orchestra,” History Harvest, accessed April 22, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/57.

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