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 Resource Type: Sound
 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
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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Interview with Gil Evans

Interview with Gil Evans

Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
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Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein

Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein

Date: December 4, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews Marshall Brown and George Wein about their 20-nation talent-searching tour for Newport International Youth Band. This recording is the raw audio, apparently incorporated into Music USA program #1147-B.
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Interview with Marshall Brown, John LaPorta, and Farmingdale High School students

Interview with Marshall Brown, John LaPorta, and Farmingdale High School students

Date: June 7, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The interview which accompanied Music USA #551-B, broadcast July 2, 1956, featuring Marshall Brown, John LaPorta, and four Farmingdale (New York) High School students.
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Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I

Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I

Date: 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy. This recording is the raw audio, and includes a glitch in the tape in the opening seconds, and other preliminaries before the interview begins.
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Interview with W.C. Handy, Part II

Interview with W.C. Handy, Part II

Date: 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy.
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Interviews at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967

Interviews at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967

Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and George Gruntz at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival.
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Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King

Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King

Date: January 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews Billy Eckstine and Teddi King at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, on the RCA Victor Starliner train. Eckstine and King were performing to benefit the March of Dimes; the interviews were apparently used in Music USA programs #420-B (Eckstine) and #421-B (King).
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Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan

Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan

Date: May 1, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan backstage at a performance at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. The interview with Nat "King" Cole was likely used in Music USA program #520-B.
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Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour

Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The fifth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, with musical selections interspersed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Louis Armstrong interview, first hour

Louis Armstrong interview, first hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his early life and career, interspersed with musical selections.
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Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour

Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The fourth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses playing the trumpet, his health, and race relations, with musical selections interspersed.
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