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  Partner: UNT Music Library
 Collection: Music Library Conover Collection
Individual Program List, 1981
Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, 1981. Includes: Duke Ellington Tribute Programs, April 1978. Handwritten program notes, 1978-1979 and unknown date. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97/
Individual Program List, July-October 1982
Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, July-October 1982. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96/
Interview with Benny Goodman
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772504/
Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824411/
Interview with Gil Evans
An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824407/
Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein
Willis Conover interviews Marshall Brown and George Wein about their 20-nation talent-searching tour for Newport International Youth Band. This recording is the raw audio, apparently incorporated into Music USA program #1147-B. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790428/
Interview with Marshall Brown, John LaPorta, and Farmingdale High School students
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824272/
Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800490/
Interview with W.C. Handy, Part II
The second part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800495/
Interviews at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967
Willis Conover interviews Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, and George Gruntz at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824878/
Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King
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). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790424/
Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790425/
Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover
Photograph of Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc743906/
Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour
The fifth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, with musical selections interspersed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790429/
Louis Armstrong interview, first hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790430/
Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790423/
Louis Armstrong interview, second hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790427/
Louis Armstrong interview, third hour
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790426/
Louis Armstrong interview transcript, fifth hour
A transcript of the fifth hour of Willis Conover's interview with Louis Armstrong on July 13, 1956, with corrections made in blue ink by Conover. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770641/
Louis Armstrong playing "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean," and singing "This is the Voice of America"
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." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824822/
Louis Armstrong reel addressed to Joe Glaser
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701824/
Magazine of the Air "97": "A Short History of Jazz"
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824871/
Mercer Ellington, Jack Teagarden, and Willis Conover
Photograph of digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc743811/
Music from Trinidad, Part 1
One of two reels of music from Trinidad found in Willis Conover's collection. The artists and recording date have not been determined. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824274/
Music USA #131-B, Interview with Kai Winding
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701833/
Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum
Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701825/
Music USA #181-B, Interview with Billy Taylor
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with pianist Billy Taylor. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770494/
Music USA #191-B, Interview with Marian McPartland
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Marian McPartland digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772516/
Music USA #219-B, Interview with George Shearing
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with George Shearing. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770490/
Music USA #226-B, Interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and interviews with Barney Bigard, Bobby Hackett, Woody Herman, and Louis Armstrong. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770493/
Music USA #230-B, Interview with Chet Baker
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Chet Baker. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770489/
Music USA #251-B, Interview with Eartha Kitt
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eartha Kitt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770491/
Music USA #295-B, Interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and interviews with John Lewis and Sarah Vaughan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770492/
Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part I
The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections. The interview occurs in Part II. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772506/
Music USA #300-B, Interview with Duke Ellington, Part II
The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Duke Ellington. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772509/
Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part I
The first part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772514/
Music USA #310-B, Interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, Part II
The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772508/
Music USA #345-B, Interview with Peggy Lee
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Peggy Lee. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc770495/
Music USA #357-B, Interview with Dave Brubeck
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Dave Brubeck. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701831/
Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian
Willis Conover interviews George Avakian. This recording only contains the interview, and not the full program. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701829/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part I
Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Milt Gabler. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772512/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772505/
Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772513/
Music USA #399-B, Interview with Bob Thiele and Steve Allen, Part I
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772507/
Music USA #429-B, Interview with Eddie Condon
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections and an interview with Eddie Condon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772511/
Music USA #434-B, Interview with Bob Shad
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824271/
Music USA #569-A
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800488/
Music USA #621-B
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast September 10, 1956. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800481/
Music USA #695-B, Hungarian Jazz Guests
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, aired on November 23, 1956. This program features Hungarian jazz musicians who sent a recording to Conover shortly before the Hungarian Uprising of 1956; this hour was apparently was quickly assembled to replace the original program #695-B which had been recorded in October, but set aside for this replacement. The musicians remain unnamed, presumably for their safety, as Conover notes that it is unknown whether the musicians in the recording were still alive. Gerry Mulligan, Tony Scott, Quincy Jones, J.J. Johnson, and Billy Taylor comment on the musical selections. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc790677/
Music USA #750-A
The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast on January 17, 1957, and rebroadcast as #826-A on April 3, 1957. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc800486/