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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.
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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.
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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
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Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.

Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.

Date: 195u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A live performance of "The" Orchestra.
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Willis Conover, program pilot for Ballantine Ale

Willis Conover, program pilot for Ballantine Ale

Date: 195u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A short pilot program, from the early 1950s, followed by Conover discussing the various programs he hosted in the Washington, D.C. area. The pilot combines elements of WEAM's "House of Sounds" and a late-night program at that station. The tape had been previously used, and may have come from WEAM, which was a country music station at the time; remnants of a country music show or pilot follow Conover's material, and include a performance by the Bluegrass Valley Boys.
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Willis Conover's House of Sounds, WEAM - Interview with Woody Herman, Bobby Hackett, Louis Armstrong

Willis Conover's House of Sounds, WEAM - Interview with Woody Herman, Bobby Hackett, Louis Armstrong

Date: June 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: An interview with Woody Herman, Bobby Hackett, and Louis Armstrong, conducted in late June of 1955, in connection with the performance of Louis Armstrong and His All Stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington, D.C.
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Louis Armstrong reel addressed to Joe Glaser

Louis Armstrong reel addressed to Joe Glaser

Date: 1959
Creator: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Description: A tape from Louis Armstrong, with the container addressed to his manager, Joe Glaser. The contents of the tape include recorded music and a spoken message from Armstrong.
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Music USA #131-B, Interview with Kai Winding

Music USA #131-B, Interview with Kai Winding

Date: April 15, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Kai Winding. This is the first interview conducted for Music USA.
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Willis Conover interview with Johnny Hodges

Willis Conover interview with Johnny Hodges

Date: February 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews Johnny Hodges. The intended program and broadcaster are not stated.
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Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee

Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee

Date: September 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Peggy Lee.
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Music USA #226-B, Interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong

Music USA #226-B, Interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong

Date: June 28, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: 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.
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Music USA #295-B, Interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan

Music USA #295-B, Interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan

Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan.
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Music USA #251-B, Interview with Eartha Kitt

Music USA #251-B, Interview with Eartha Kitt

Date: July 20, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eartha Kitt.
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Music USA #181-B, Interview with Billy Taylor

Music USA #181-B, Interview with Billy Taylor

Date: May 25, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with pianist Billy Taylor.
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Music USA #219-B, Interview with George Shearing

Music USA #219-B, Interview with George Shearing

Date: June 22, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with George Shearing.
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Music USA #230-B, Interview with Chet Baker

Music USA #230-B, Interview with Chet Baker

Date: June 29, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Chet Baker.
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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.
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Willis Conover

Willis Conover

Date: 195u
Creator: Ankers Photography
Description: Portrait of Willis Conover.
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Willis Conover, with glasses askew

Willis Conover, with glasses askew

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover with his glasses askew on his face.
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Portrait of Willis Conover

Portrait of Willis Conover

Date: 195u
Creator: Glogau
Description: Portrait of Willis Conover, used in promotional materials for radio stations WWDC and WEAM.
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Willis Conover broadcasting from Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.

Willis Conover broadcasting from Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.

Date: 195u
Creator: Norm Robbins
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover, standing at the microphone at the right, with two unidentified colleagues, broadcasting for radio station WWDC-FM in the South American Room of the Hotel Statler (now the Capital Hilton), Washington, D.C.
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Willis Conover and Duke Ellington

Willis Conover and Duke Ellington

Date: 194u
Creator: McNeill News Photo Service
Description: Photograph of Willis Conover and Duke Ellington at the Watergate Barge, in Washington, D.C.
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Music USA: Transcript of interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich; excerpt of interview with Bud Freeman

Music USA: Transcript of interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich; excerpt of interview with Bud Freeman

Date: {1956-01-21, 1955-07-16}
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck

Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck

Date: November 10, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Dave Brubeck.
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