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  Partner: UNT Music Library
 Collection: Music Library Conover Collection
Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye
Willis Conover interviews entertainer Danny Kaye, who was serving as an ambassador-at-large for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800483/
Music USA #770-B, Duke Ellington Hour
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, with selections from the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, including the entirety of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue." This program was broadcast on February 6, 1957. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800493/
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 2
A live performance of "The" Orchestra. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800492/
Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including an interview with Miriam Makeba, and tune selections from the opera "King Kong," and from the Mal Waldron Trio. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800491/
Willis Conover interviewed by Harold Rogers, BBC
Harold Rogers interviews Willis Conover for the BBC. Subjects include the five-hour Louis Armstrong interview, and Ella Fitzgerald. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800494/
Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800490/
Willis Conover interviewed by Steve Allison, WWDC, Part I
Steve Allison interviews Willis Conover in the second half of 1960 -- the date is surmised from the mention of the riots at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. Allison conducted his interviews from the Black Saddle House of Beef restaurant in Washington, D.C. (709 18th St. NW). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800489/
Willis Conover interviewed by Steve Allison, WWDC, Part II
Steve Allison interviews Willis Conover in the second half of 1960 -- the date is surmised from the mention of the riots at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. Allison conducted his interviews from the Black Saddle House of Beef restaurant in Washington, D.C. (709 18th St. NW). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800496/
Music USA #1673-B, Porgy and Bess
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, featuring songs from Porgy and Bess, sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. This program was broadcast on July 29, 1959, and rebroadcast as #1819-B on December 22, 1959. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800482/
Music USA #621-B
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast September 10, 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800481/
Music USA #1638-B, Jazz from Tunis
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA. This program replaced the original #1638-B only for the broadcast to North Africa on June 24, 1959. The original #1638-B was broadcast as #1737-B on October 1, 1959. This program, the Tunisian jazz feature, was later broadcast worldwide as #1917-B on March 29, 1960. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800487/
Music USA #750-A
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on January 17, 1957, and rebroadcast as #826-A on April 3, 1957. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800486/
Music USA #569-A
The entire program for the first of Music USA, broadcast on July 10, 1956, and rebroadcast as #831-A on April 8, 1957. On internal documents, Conover had rated the program "AA," indicating that it was one he was particularly pleased with. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800488/
Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800484/
Willis Conover, program pilot for WGMS, "Speaking of Jazz"
Willis Conover's pilot program for WGMS, "Washington's Good Music Station," in Washington, D.C. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800479/
Music USA #1639-B, Benny Carter feature
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast June 25, 1959. This episode featured the music of saxophonist Benny Carter, and may have been rebroadcast as #1719-B on September 13, 1959. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800480/
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 3
A live performance of "The" Orchestra. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800485/
Interview with W.C. Handy, Part II
The second part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800495/
Music USA #695-B, Hungarian Jazz Guests
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, aired on November 23, 1956. This program features Hungarian jazz musicians who sent a recording to Conover shortly before the Hungarian Uprising of 1956; this hour was apparently was quickly assembled to replace the original program #695-B which had been recorded in October, but set aside for this replacement. The musicians remain unnamed, presumably for their safety, as Conover notes that it is unknown whether the musicians in the recording were still alive. Gerry Mulligan, Tony Scott, Quincy Jones, J.J. Johnson, and Billy Taylor comment on the musical selections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790677/
Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part I
Part I of the first hour of Music USA for broadcast on Christmas Day in 1957. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790675/
Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part II
Part II of the first hour of Music USA for broadcast on Christmas Day in 1957. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790676/
Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790428/
Louis Armstrong interview, first hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790430/
Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790423/
Louis Armstrong interview, second hour
The second of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses the Hot Five and scat singing, interspersed with musical selections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790427/
Louis Armstrong interview, third hour
The third of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his favorite musicians, with musical selections interspersed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790426/
Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour
The fifth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, with musical selections interspersed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790429/
Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790425/
Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland
A French-language program featuring Dizzy Gillespie performing at Birdland, along with an interview with John Hammond. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790431/
Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790424/
Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part I
The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections. The interview occurs in Part II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772506/
Interview with Benny Goodman
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772504/
Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part II
The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Duke Ellington. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772509/
Music USA #429-B, Interview with Eddie Condon
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eddie Condon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772511/
Biography in Rhythm
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772510/
Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part I
The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772514/
Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part II
The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772508/
Music USA #191-B, Interview with Marian McPartland
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Marian McPartland digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772516/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part I
Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772512/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III
Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. The first and second selections in this part, "Laura" and "Spanish Lace," were not included in the final broadcast. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772513/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II
Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. "Laura," the last selection in this part, was not included in the final broadcast. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772505/
Music USA #399-B, Interview with Bob Thiele and Steve Allen, Part I
The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Bob Thiele. The interview with Steve Allen occurs in Part II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772507/
Music USA: Transcript of interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich; excerpt of interview with Bud Freeman
Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich for Music USA program #310-B, completed on September 28, 1955. Final page is an excerpt of an interview with Bud Freeman at the Newport Jazz Festival, dated July 16, 1955. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770638/
Music USA: Transcript of interview with Dave Brubeck
Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Dave Brubeck for Music USA program #357-B. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770637/
Music USA: Transcript of interview with Billie Holiday
Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Billie Holiday for Music USA program #447-B, broadcast March 20, 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770636/
Music USA: Transcript of Clifford Brown Memorial Program
Transcript of Music USA program #576-B, a tribute to jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, who died on June 26, 1956. The original interview was done on December 6, 1955, and first aired on Music USA #376-B. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770640/
Music USA: Transcript of Program Featuring Bing Crosby
Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Bing Crosby, with scripts for Bing Crosby's introductions to musical selections. Text in the interview places it after Music USA #1422, the Irving Berlin tribute program (November 1958). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770639/
Louis Armstrong interview transcript, fifth hour
A transcript of the fifth hour of Willis Conover's interview with Louis Armstrong on July 13, 1956, with corrections made in blue ink by Conover. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770641/
Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Peggy Lee. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770495/
Music USA #226-B, Interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770493/
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