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Music USA #295-B, Interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan

Music USA #295-B, Interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan

Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan.
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Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part I

Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part I

Date: September 20, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections. The interview occurs in Part II.
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Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part II

Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part II

Date: September 20, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Duke Ellington.
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Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee

Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee

Date: September 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Peggy Lee.
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Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part I

Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part I

Date: September 28, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
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Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part II

Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part II

Date: September 28, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich.
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Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck

Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck

Date: November 10, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Dave Brubeck.
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Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian

Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian

Date: November 29, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Willis Conover interviews George Avakian. This recording only contains the interview, and not the full program.
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Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part I

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part I

Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler.
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Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II

Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. "Laura," the last selection in this part, was not included in the final broadcast.
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Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III

Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. The first and second selections in this part, "Laura" and "Spanish Lace," were not included in the final broadcast.
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Music USA #399-B, Interview with Bob Thiele and Steve Allen, Part I

Music USA #399-B, Interview with Bob Thiele and Steve Allen, Part I

Date: December 2, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Bob Thiele. The interview with Steve Allen occurs in Part II.
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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 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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Music USA #434-B, Interview with Bob Shad

Music USA #434-B, Interview with Bob Shad

Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Bob Shad, director of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Mercury Records, broadcast March 7, 1956.
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Music USA, Interview with Andy Wiswell

Music USA, Interview with Andy Wiswell

Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: An unedited program, without theme music or a program number, but likely intended for the first hour of Music USA, including an interview with Andy Wiswell, director of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Capitol Records.
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Music USA #429-B, Interview with Eddie Condon

Music USA #429-B, Interview with Eddie Condon

Date: January 31, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eddie Condon.
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Music from Trinidad, Part 1

Music from Trinidad, Part 1

Date: April 17, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: One of two reels of music from Trinidad found in Willis Conover's collection. The artists and recording date have not been determined.
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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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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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Music USA #569-A

Music USA #569-A

Date: June 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast on July 10, 1956, and rebroadcast as #831-A on April 8, 1957. On internal documents, Conover had rated the program "AA," indicating that it was one he was particularly pleased with.
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Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye

Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye

Date: June 28, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis & Kaye, Danny
Description: Willis Conover interviews entertainer Danny Kaye, who was serving as an ambassador-at-large for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
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