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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Language: English
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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Music USA: Transcript of interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich; excerpt of interview with Bud Freeman

Music USA: Transcript of interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich; excerpt of interview with Bud Freeman

Date: {1956-01-21, 1955-07-16}
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich for Music USA program #310-B, completed on September 28, 1955. Final page is an excerpt of an interview with Bud Freeman at the Newport Jazz Festival, dated July 16, 1955.
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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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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 #1667-B, Warsaw, Poland

Music USA #1667-B, Warsaw, Poland

Date: June 8, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 23, 1959. This episode was the fourth of a series following Conover's trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the first part of the second concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
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Music USA #1672-B, Warsaw, Poland

Music USA #1672-B, Warsaw, Poland

Date: June 8, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 28, 1959. This episode was the fifth and final part of a series following Conover's trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the second part of the second concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
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Music USA #1665-B, Warsaw, Poland

Music USA #1665-B, Warsaw, Poland

Date: June 7, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 21, 1959. This episode was the second of a series following Conover's highly successful trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the first part of the first concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
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Music USA #1666-B, Warsaw, Poland

Music USA #1666-B, Warsaw, Poland

Date: June 7, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 22, 1959. This episode was the third of a series following Conover's trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the second part of the first concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
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Music USA #1638-B, Jazz from Tunis

Music USA #1638-B, Jazz from Tunis

Date: May 19, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA. This program replaced the original #1638-B only for the broadcast to North Africa on June 24, 1959. The original #1638-B was broadcast as #1737-B on October 1, 1959. This program, the Tunisian jazz feature, was later broadcast worldwide as #1917-B on March 29, 1960.
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Music USA #1673-B, Porgy and Bess

Music USA #1673-B, Porgy and Bess

Date: May 6, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, featuring songs from Porgy and Bess, sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. This program was broadcast on July 29, 1959, and rebroadcast as #1819-B on December 22, 1959.
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Music USA #1639-B, Benny Carter feature

Music USA #1639-B, Benny Carter feature

Date: April 11, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast June 25, 1959. This episode featured the music of saxophonist Benny Carter, and may have been rebroadcast as #1719-B on September 13, 1959.
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[Buddy DeFranco on Stage]

[Buddy DeFranco on Stage]

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Buddy DeFranco performing with the Laboratory Dance Band. The top photograph features DeFranco standing and playing a clarinet to the right side. To the left, the suited men of the band sit behind music stands. The bottom photo features DeFranco standing in front of a microphone while holding a clarinet in his right hand. Three rows of the Laboratory Dance Band are seated behind him holding their instruments. Handwritten text beneath the images says "Buddy DeFranco - Guest Soloist - 1959"
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Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Lab Band Competing in the A. F. of M. Best Dance Bands in the USA in 1959

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Gene Hall and the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a stage that has a background painted with an beach theme. Hall stands to the left looking downward and snapping the fingers of his right hand. A row of saxophonists stand playing their instruments to the right. The second and fourth desk that the band is standing behind are emblazoned with the the name "Danny Burke." Other band members are sitting behind this front row on an inclined platform while playing their various instruments.
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Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Laboratory Dance Band performing on a curtained stage in front of an audience. The band is arranged across four inclined platforms. Most are sitting behind music desks and are playing a variety of (mostly brass) instruments. A strip of white paper taped to the bottom of the photo has the following typed upon it: "Lab Band in Best Dance Band Contest."
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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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School of Music Program Book 1958-1959

School of Music Program Book 1958-1959

Date: 1959
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1958-1959 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
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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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Music USA #1422, Irving Berlin Tribute, Part I

Music USA #1422, Irving Berlin Tribute, Part I

Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The first 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 Guy Lombardo (interview dated September 17, 1958), Ginger Rogers (interview dated August 28, 1958), Rudy Vallee, and Fred Astaire.
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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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[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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Music USA: Transcript of Program Featuring Bing Crosby

Music USA: Transcript of Program Featuring Bing Crosby

Date: 1958?
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Bing Crosby, with scripts for Bing Crosby's introductions to musical selections. Text in the interview places it after Music USA #1422, the Irving Berlin tribute program (November 1958).
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School of Music Program Book 1957-1958

School of Music Program Book 1957-1958

Date: 1958
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Music.
Description: Fall/Spring performances program book from the 1957-1958 school year at the North Texas State College School of Music.
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Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part I

Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part I

Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part I of the first hour of Music USA for broadcast on Christmas Day in 1957.
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Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part II

Music USA #1092-A, Around the World at Christmas, Part II

Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part II of the first hour of Music USA for broadcast on Christmas Day in 1957.
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