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Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma
Description: A recording found in Willis Conover's collection of reel-to-reel tapes: Yma Sumac performs at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Music Festival, at Soldier Field.
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Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 4

Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 4

Date: November 30, 1951
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: A recording only labeled "Sir Oliver," dated November 30, 1951, and likely of "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.
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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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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 #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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Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum

Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum

Date: May 18, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis & Tatum, Art, 1909-1956
Description: Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings.
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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 #191-B, Interview with Marian McPartland

Music USA #191-B, Interview with Marian McPartland

Date: June 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Marian McPartland
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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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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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