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 Decade: 1950-1959
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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[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

Date: March 11, 1950
Creator: Arteaga Photos
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton at the Famous-Barr record store in St. Louis, MO promoting Hopalong Cassidy records for children. He is sitting in a chair next to a woman and they are surrounded by children; Kenton appears to be reading to them.
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Stan Kenton with unidentified woman and man

Stan Kenton with unidentified woman and man

Date: 1950/1951?
Creator: Base Photo Lab
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton seated on a couch with an unidentified woman and man.
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[Stan Kenton and unidentified woman]

[Stan Kenton and unidentified woman]

Date: 1959/1960
Creator: Bayles, Francis
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton sitting at the piano with an unidentified woman. Imprint on the back of the photograph: Photo by Francis Bayles, Chico State College 1959-1960.
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1950-1958]

Date: 1950~/1958~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1950-1958.
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[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1958-1960]

[Leon Breeden Scrapbook: 1958-1960]

Date: 1958~/1960~
Creator: Breeden, Leon
Description: Scrapbook of materials including photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, performance programs, and various other notes and ephemera documenting the activities of the North Texas State College One O'Clock Lab Band during 1958-1960.
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[Kenton and members of Lester Horton Dance Theater]

[Kenton and members of Lester Horton Dance Theater]

Date: 1951
Creator: Capitol Records
Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton posing with members of the Lester Horton Dance Theatre in Hollywood. He is holding up what appears to be an antenna covered in string. The dancers are identified from left to right: Vida Solomon, Carmen De Lavallade, Eleanor Johnson.
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Walkin' by the River

Walkin' by the River

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: July 16, 1957
Creator: Carlisle, Una Mae, 1915-1956. & Sour, Robert, 1905-
Description: This is a manuscript score of Joseph [Joe] A. Coccia's arrangement for jazz ensemble of the song "Walkin' by the River," by Una Mae Carlisle. It includes chord symbols and sections of the music, dynamics and solo entrances were marked using red pencil. On the back of the last page of the manuscript, there are suggested performance instructions and an alternative ending addressed to Stan [Kenton]. Each page of the manuscript bears the inscription "Stan Kenton Orch."
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[Stan Kenton and Lt. Dean Sanders of the U.S. Air Force]

[Stan Kenton and Lt. Dean Sanders of the U.S. Air Force]

Date: February 17, 1956
Creator: Clarke, Charles H.
Description: Official U.S. Army photograph of Lt. Dean Sanders showing to Stan Kenton a replica of the U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-94C Starfire at a radio show for the Air Force Recruiting Service.
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[Stan Kenton with members of the U.S. Air Force]

[Stan Kenton with members of the U.S. Air Force]

Date: February 29, 1956
Creator: Clarke, Charles H.
Description: Photograph of a man (possibly Sgt. John Deales) presenting Stan Kenton with Air Force Recruiting brassard for recording a radio show for U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service as Lt. Dean Sanders, USAF, looks on. On the back of the photograph dated: 29 Feb 56.
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[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

[Leon Breeden's Admission Record to Columbia University's Teachers College]

Date: February 1950
Creator: Columbia University. Teachers College.
Description: Admission record of Harold Leon Breeden from Columbia University's Teachers College. The record includes courses taken by Breeden, grades he received in those courses, the period of his candidacy for a Master of Arts degree in the field of Music and Music Education.
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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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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 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 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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Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour

Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The fifth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, with musical selections interspersed.
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Louis Armstrong interview, first hour

Louis Armstrong interview, first hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his early life and career, interspersed with musical selections.
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Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour

Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The fourth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses playing the trumpet, his health, and race relations, with musical selections interspersed.
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Louis Armstrong interview, second hour

Louis Armstrong interview, second hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses the Hot Five and scat singing, interspersed with musical selections.
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Louis Armstrong interview, third hour

Louis Armstrong interview, third hour

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The third of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his favorite musicians, with musical selections interspersed.
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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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