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Music USA playlists, 1967
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 4386 through 4744, broadcast in 1967. There are 160 pages in this document.
Music USA Storage Data Sheets
Handwritten contents listing for Music USA storage boxes.
Music USA playlists, November-December 1971
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6150 through 6209, broadcast in November and December of 1971. There are 25 pages in this document.
Music USA program lists, 1985
Lists of programs, with brief content notes, for programs broadcast from January 26 through December 7, 1985 (10985 - 11300).
Music USA program lists and promo scripts, 1980-1982
Lists of programs, with brief content notes, for programs broadcast from November 14, 1980 through the end of 1982, with a small set of scripts for promotional announcements about upcoming programs. Program numbers are not regularly stated from the beginning until April of 1981. This document has 80 pages.
Music USA playlists, January-June 1973
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6581 through 6714, broadcast in 1973. There are 91 pages in this document.
Music USA playlists, 1972
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6211 through 6572, broadcast in 1972. There are 134 pages in this document.
Music USA program lists, 1983-1984
Lists of programs, with brief content notes, for programs broadcast from January 1, 1983 through December 31, 1984 (10229 - 10959).
Music USA Recording Schedule, January-March 1978 and 1980
Music USA Recording Schedule, January-March 1978 and 1980. Includes: Music USA B Show (Jazz) Broadcast to Africa; Due Dates for Music USA Recording Schedule; Individual Program Lists for March 13 and 17, 1978.
Music USA Recording Schedule, 1984-1990
Music USA recording schedule for May 27, 1984 through January 27, 1990 (10741 - 12812).
Music USA playlists, 1974
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6951 through 7306, broadcast in 1974. There are 109 pages in this document.
Music USA Recording Schedule, 1965-1977
Music USA Recording Schedule, June 13, 1965- December 9, 1977
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.
Music USA playlists, 1976
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 7673 through 8033, broadcast in 1976. There are 92 pages in this document.
Music USA Recording Schedule, 1962-1973
Music USA Recording Schedule, January 1, 1962-January 13, 1973.
Music USA playlists, 1977
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 8038 through 8128, broadcast in 1977, along with a list of broadcast dates for programs from June through December of that year. There are 24 pages in this document.
Music USA playlists, 1975
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 7319 through 7669, broadcast in 1975. There are 81 pages in this document.
Music USA playlists, 1969-1970
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 5117 through 5845, broadcast in 1969 and 1970. There are 376 pages in this document.
Individual Program List, July-October 1982
Hour-by-hour breakdown of music played on Music USA, July-October 1982.
Music USA playlists, June-December 1973
A partial set of playlists for individual Music USA programs 6731 through 6941, broadcast in 1973. There are 157 pages in this document.
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.
A live performance of "The" Orchestra.
Willis Conover, program pilot for Ballantine Ale
A short pilot program, from the early 1950s, followed by Conover discussing the various programs he hosted in the Washington, D.C. area. The pilot combines elements of WEAM's "House of Sounds" and a late-night program at that station. The tape had been previously used, and may have come from WEAM, which was a country music station at the time; remnants of a country music show or pilot follow Conover's material, and include a performance by the Bluegrass Valley Boys.
Willis Conover's House of Sounds, WEAM - Interview with Woody Herman, Bobby Hackett, Louis Armstrong
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.
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.
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.
Willis Conover interview with Johnny Hodges
Willis Conover interviews Johnny Hodges. The intended program and broadcaster are not stated.
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.
Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian
Willis Conover interviews George Avakian. This recording only contains the interview, and not the full program.
Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans with Chuck Israels on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums at the Village Vanguard. The reel-to-reel tape container indicates that titles performed include "Slow Dance" and "A Song for Now."
Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum
Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings.
Willis Conover at the microphone
Photograph of Willis Conover at a microphone at radio station WWDC, Washington, D.C., holding a cigarette in one hand, and the May 1949 issue of Metronome magazine in the other. Fran Warren is on the cover of the magazine.
Willis Conover
Portrait of Willis Conover.
Willis Conover, with glasses askew
Photograph of Willis Conover with his glasses askew on his face.
Portrait of Willis Conover
Portrait of Willis Conover, used in promotional materials for radio stations WWDC and WEAM.
Willis Conover broadcasting from Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.
Photograph of Willis Conover, standing at the microphone at the right, with two unidentified colleagues, broadcasting for radio station WWDC-FM in the South American Room of the Hotel Statler (now the Capital Hilton), Washington, D.C.
Willis Conover and Duke Ellington
Photograph of Willis Conover and Duke Ellington at the Watergate Barge, in Washington, D.C.
Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover
Photograph of Jack Teagarden, Earl Hines, and Willis Conover.
Oscar Peterson and Willis Conover
Photograph of Oscar Peterson at the piano, with Willis Conover.
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton
Photograph of Willis Conover and Stan Kenton in an interview at radio station WWDC, in Washington, D.C., likely in 1947.
Duke Ellington and Willis Conover
Photograph of Duke Ellington, Willis Conover, and two unidentified people.
Peg Lynch and Willis Conover
Photograph of Peg Lynch and Willis Conover for radio station WTBO, in Cumberland, MD.
Portrait of Willis Conover
Portrait of Willis Conover for a publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
Count Basie with Willis Conover, others
Photograph of Count Basie, an unidentified person, Jimmy Rushing, and Willis Conover
Mercer Ellington, Jack Teagarden, and Willis Conover
Photograph of
Willis Conover
Photograph of Willis Conover in a publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
Willis Conover at the microphone
Photograph of Willis Conover in a publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
Willis Conover at WTBO
Photograph of Willis Conover at WTBO in Cumberland, MD.
Willis Conover at WWDC
Photograph of Willis Conover and 3 unidentified men at radio station WWDC.
Willis Conover conducting an interview at WWDC
Photograph of Willis Conover interviewing three unidentified men.
Willis Conover in military uniform at WWDC
Photograph of Willis Conover in military uniform, at radio station WWDC.