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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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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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Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Billy Taylor discuss jazz and Africa

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Billy Taylor discuss jazz and Africa

Date: March 7, 1961
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A recording of a discussion on jazz and Africa by Billy Taylor, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy Gillespie, apparently made for use in Music USA #2352-B.
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Music USA #1664-B, Interview with Roman Waschko

Music USA #1664-B, Interview with Roman Waschko

Date: {1959-05, 1959-06}
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 20, 1959. This episode was the first of a series following Conover's highly successful trip to Poland earlier that year, and includes an interview with Roman Waschko, president of the Polish Jazz Federation.
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