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 Collection: Music Library Conover Collection
Willis Conover: "Navy Shakes Up Big Brass"

Willis Conover: "Navy Shakes Up Big Brass"

Date: 1946~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover and an unidentified man in an apparent publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and others

Willis Conover with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and others

Date: April 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and other band members and friends.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton

Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton

Date: 1947?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover and Stan Kenton in an interview at radio station WWDC, in Washington, D.C., likely in 1947.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton (2)

Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton (2)

Date: 1947~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover and Stan Kenton.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover with three people

Willis Conover with three people

Date: 1947~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover with three unidentified people.
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
Willis Conover at the microphone

Willis Conover at the microphone

Date: 1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover at a microphone at radio station WWDC, Washington, D.C., holding a cigarette in one hand, and the May 1949 issue of Metronome magazine in the other. Fran Warren is on the cover of the magazine.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library
Willis Conover on television

Willis Conover on television

Date: 1951~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover on television, likely for WNBW (now WRC).
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
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