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 Collection: Music Library Conover Collection
Don't Shoot the Music! / Nie strzelać do muzyki!

Don't Shoot the Music! / Nie strzelać do muzyki!

Date: 1979
Creator: Centralna Wytwórnia Programów i Filmów Telewizyjnych Poltel
Description: An extended montage of street musicians in New York City.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover

Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover

Date: 194u
Creator: Norm Robbins
Description: Photograph of Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover.
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