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Music USA #1422, Tribute to Irving Berlin, Part II

Music USA #1422, Tribute to Irving Berlin, Part II

Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second hour of a two-hour tribute to Irving Berlin, in the year that Berlin turned 70, broadcast November 20, 1958. The program includes numerous interviews with popular artists and selected Berlin compositions which they recorded, including Bing Crosby (interview dated August 28, 1958), Benny Goodman, Ethel Merman, Fred Waring (interview dated October 1, 1958), and Eddie Cantor, with brief statements by Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Weston, Jo Stafford, Paul Whiteman, an interview with Berlin himself, and a statement from President Eisenhower.
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Magazine of the Air "97": "A Short History of Jazz"

Magazine of the Air "97": "A Short History of Jazz"

Date: August 18, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A short Indonesian-language program on the history of jazz, including excerpts of recordings. "Magazine of the Air" was a weekly program of the Voice of America, broadcast on Tuesdays.
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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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Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 16, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 8, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2457-B. This program is the second of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 17, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 9, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2458-B. This program is the third of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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Louis Armstrong playing "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean," and singing "This is the Voice of America"

Louis Armstrong playing "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean," and singing "This is the Voice of America"

Date: April 21, 1966
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Louis Armstrong playing and singing "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" (the melody used in the VOA interval signal) and singing "This is the Voice of America, Washington, D.C."
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Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 15, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 7, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2456-B. This program is the first of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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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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Music USA #1791-B, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

Music USA #1791-B, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

Date: November 24, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A broadcast of Music USA transmitted by station WLWO in Cincinnati, Ohio, and recorded off of shortwave radio in Lagos, Nigeria. It was sent to the Voice of America to document the quality of radio reception in that area, and this hour includes most of Music USA 1791-B, a repeat of Music USA #1619-B, which was a tribute to Lester Young. As a live broadcast, the recording also includes news breaks and station identification.
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Music USA #1791-A, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

Music USA #1791-A, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

Date: November 24, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A broadcast of Music USA transmitted by station WLWO in Cincinnati, Ohio, and recorded off of shortwave radio in Lagos, Nigeria. It was sent to the Voice of America to document the quality of radio reception in that area. As a live broadcast, the recording also includes news breaks and station identification.
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