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 Collection: Music Library Conover Collection
1969 New Orleans Jazz Festival, "One at a Time Blues"

1969 New Orleans Jazz Festival, "One at a Time Blues"

Date: 1969
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: "One at a Time Blues," featuring multiple soloists at the 1969 New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
American Airlines: Preventative Maintenance and Progressive Overhaul

American Airlines: Preventative Maintenance and Progressive Overhaul

Date: 196u
Creator: Peckham Productions Incorporated
Description: Willis Conover narrates a promotional video featuring American Airlines' systems for preventative maintenance, progressive overhaul, and quality assurance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Aura Rully with Duke Ellington at the 1972 Newport Jazz Festival

Aura Rully with Duke Ellington at the 1972 Newport Jazz Festival

Date: July 8, 1972
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Aura Rully (Urziceanu) performs with Duke Ellington at the 1972 Newport Jazz Festival.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard

Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard

Date: November 14, 1964
Creator: Evans, Bill, 1929-1980
Description: Bill Evans with Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums at the Village Vanguard. The reel-to-reel tape container indicates that titles performed include "Slow Dance" and "A Song for Now."
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Biography in Rhythm

Biography in Rhythm

Date: July 26, 1955
Creator: National Broadcasting Company
Description: A 1955 radio program presenting an account of the history of jazz. Willis Conover later adapted this program's introduction for use in the Jazz at the Smithsonian television programs which he hosted.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma
Description: A recording found in Willis Conover's collection of reel-to-reel tapes: Yma Sumac performs at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Music Festival, at Soldier Field.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Count Basie with Willis Conover, others

Count Basie with Willis Conover, others

Date: 1948~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Count Basie, an unidentified person, Jimmy Rushing, and Willis Conover
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Debrecen Jazz Days 1981

Debrecen Jazz Days 1981

Date: 1981
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten notes relating to the Debrecan Jazz Days, July-August 1981
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland

Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland

Date: July 2, 1956
Creator: Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 & Roberts, Bill
Description: A French-language program featuring Dizzy Gillespie performing at Birdland, along with an interview with John Hammond.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Billy Taylor discuss jazz and Africa

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Billy Taylor discuss jazz and Africa

Date: March 7, 1961
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A recording of a discussion on jazz and Africa by Billy Taylor, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy Gillespie, apparently made for use in Music USA #2352-B.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Duke Ellington and Willis Conover

Duke Ellington and Willis Conover

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Duke Ellington, Willis Conover, and two unidentified people.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Duke Ellington, final interview with Willis Conover

Duke Ellington, final interview with Willis Conover

Date: September 5, 1973
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover's last interview with Duke Ellington, with Ellington also playing the piano.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part I

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part I

Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part II

Gerry Mulligan, Moscow Jam Session, 1967, Part II

Date: July 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second of two recordings from which selections for Music USA #4618-B were taken, featuring Gerry Mulligan playing a borrowed alto saxophone in a jam session at Moscow's Molodezhnoe (Youth) Café.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Groggy's Mambo and other selections

Groggy's Mambo and other selections

Date: 1954~
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A live recording of mambo selections. The title "Groggy's Mambo" appears to refer to Maurice "Groggy" Gervitsch, the proprietor of the Cairo Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gervitsch organized mambo dances in 1954. The group may have been led by Buddy Rowell.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Hand-Written Program Lists, 1978-1981

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1978-1981

Date: 1978/1981
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten program lists for Music USA, 1978-1981.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Hand-Written Program Lists, 1981-1982

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1981-1982

Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1981-1982. Includes: Individual Program Lists, February and March 1978; Handwritten Program Lists, December 1981; Handwritten Program Lists, January-March 1982; Interview with Lee Bark; Notes for Art Farmer program; UDC Lab Jazz Band; Toni Wilson notes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Hand-Written Program Lists, 1982-1983

Hand-Written Program Lists, 1982-1983

Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, 1982-1983. Includes: Handwritten Program Lists, September-December 1982; Handwritten Program Lists, January-February 1983.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Hand-Written Program Lists, Dates Unknown

Hand-Written Program Lists, Dates Unknown

Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, unknown dates. Includes: Gyorgy Szabados, piano: Budapest; "Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks, vocals & guitar: USA; Radio Big Band: Berlin; Pori Bigband featuring Ted Burson: Finland; Jazz group of Rousse/Bulgaria; Kati Bontovica and Supertrio: Budapest; Fusti-Labatos Quintet featuring Tat Guinez, conga: Budapest; Thermacnius Quartet: Kobenhaven; Jana Koubkova Trio: Proha; Graham Collier Band: London; Team/Tamas Berki: Budapest; Binder Quintet: Budapest; Jazz Workshop of Debrecen; Pege Quintet: Budapest; Tomsits Quartet: Novi Dad, Yugoslavia; Albert Mangelsforff, trombone & Weet Gev. Aladar Pege, bass: Budapest; String Connection: Warsaw, Poland; Markovic-Gut Sextet: Beograd, Yugoslavia; Christian Esconde and his Workshop: Paris, France; Siger Small Band: London; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Nukan; Sattinus, Budapest; Erich Klunshuster Quintet: Vienna, Austria; Jazz Band Radi Ostrava: Tscheckoslovakia; Enrico Rava Quartet: Milano, Italy; Workshop Group of Gyorgy Szabados: Budapest; Kaszako Group: Budapest; Hulin Quintet: Szeged, Hungary.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Handwritten Program Lists, March-July 1982

Handwritten Program Lists, March-July 1982

Date: 1982
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Handwritten cue sheets for Music USA, March-July 1982.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Individual Program List, 1981

Individual Program List, 1981

Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, 1981. Includes: Duke Ellington Tribute Programs, April 1978. Handwritten program notes, 1978-1979 and unknown date.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Individual Program List, July-October 1982

Individual Program List, July-October 1982

Date: 1982
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, July-October 1982.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Interview with Benny Goodman

Interview with Benny Goodman

Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127

Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127

Date: May 10, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews Ella Fitzgerald for "Voices of VISTA" program number 127. The short programs featured various celebrities and were used, like Treasury broadcasts in decades past, to promote the U.S. government's Volunteers in Service to America program.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
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