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Music USA #770-B, Duke Ellington Hour

Music USA #770-B, Duke Ellington Hour

Date: January 9, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, with selections from the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, including the entirety of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue." This program was broadcast on February 6, 1957.
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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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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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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 #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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #2149-B, Interview with André Previn

Music USA #2149-B, Interview with André Previn

Date: September 7, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast November 16, 1960, including tune selections and an interview with André Previn.
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Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba

Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba

Date: October 21, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including an interview with Miriam Makeba, and tune selections from the opera "King Kong," and from the Mal Waldron Trio.
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Music USA #2205-B, South African jazz opera "King Kong"

Music USA #2205-B, South African jazz opera "King Kong"

Date: October 1961
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast January 11, 1962, featuring a brief interview with Miriam Makeba, and the South African jazz opera "King Kong."
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Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 15, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 7, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2456-B. This program is the first of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 16, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 8, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2457-B. This program is the second of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

Date: November 17, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast on February 9, 1961, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #2458-B. This program is the third of a series of three which feature the music of Woody Herman and include an interview with him.
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Music USA #2799-B: Joe Williams at Newport, 1962

Music USA #2799-B: Joe Williams at Newport, 1962

Date: July 18, 1962
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: Part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast August 28, 1962, and later rebroadcast as Music USA #3620-B.
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Music USA #3661-A, Music of Alec Wilder

Music USA #3661-A, Music of Alec Wilder

Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, featuring the music of Alec Wilder.
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Music USA #3661-B, Interview with Alec Wilder

Music USA #3661-B, Interview with Alec Wilder

Date: October 28, 1964
Creator: Conover, Willis
Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, including tune selections and an interview with Alec Wilder.
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