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Peg Lynch and Willis Conover
Photograph of Peg Lynch and Willis Conover for radio station WTBO, in Cumberland, MD.
Willis Conover at WTBO
Photograph of Willis Conover at WTBO in Cumberland, MD.
Willis Conover with co-workers at WTBO
Photograph of Willis Conover with co-workers Tommy Tucker, Amy [last name unknown], and Kerwin [last name unknown].
Willis Conover in military uniform at WWDC
Photograph of Willis Conover in military uniform, at radio station WWDC.
Mercer Ellington, Jack Teagarden, and Willis Conover
Photograph of
Portrait of Willis Conover
Portrait of Willis Conover for a publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
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 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: "Navy Shakes Up Big Brass"
Photograph of Willis Conover and an unidentified man in an apparent publicity photo for radio station WWDC.
Willis Conover with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and others
Photograph of Willis Conover, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and other band members and friends.
Nat "King" Cole Trio with Willis Conover
Willis Conover presents Nat "King" Cole and his trio in a special message broadcast to his sister, Elizabeth, on the occasion of her wedding.
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.
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton (2)
Photograph of Willis Conover and Stan Kenton.
Willis Conover with three people
Photograph of Willis Conover with three unidentified people.
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton, WWDC, January 14, 1947, Part II
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton.
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton, WWDC, January 14, 1947, Part III
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton.
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton, WWDC, January 14, 1947, Part IV
Willis Conover interviews Stan Kenton
Count Basie with Willis Conover, others
Photograph of Count Basie, an unidentified person, Jimmy Rushing, and Willis Conover
WWDC, Meet the Composer: Duke Ellington, Part I
Willis Conover presents a program on the music of Duke Ellington.
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: American Jazz #1
The second part of a broadcast which featured Willis Conover discussing the music of Duke Ellington, followed by a translation in Swedish by an unknown speaker. This program occurred more than five years before the beginning of Conover's long-running VOA program, Music USA.
Willis Conover on television
Photograph of Willis Conover on television, likely for WNBW (now WRC).
Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac
A recording found in Willis Conover's collection of reel-to-reel tapes: Yma Sumac performs at the 22nd annual Chicagoland Music Festival, at Soldier Field.
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 4
A recording only labeled "Sir Oliver," dated November 30, 1951, and likely of "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C.
Groggy's Mambo and other selections
A live recording of mambo selections. The title "Groggy's Mambo" appears to refer to Maurice "Groggy" Gervitsch, the proprietor of the Cairo Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gervitsch organized mambo dances in 1954. The group may have been led by Buddy Rowell.
Willis Conover interview with Johnny Hodges
Willis Conover interviews Johnny Hodges. The intended program and broadcaster are not stated.
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.
Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum
Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biography in Rhythm
A 1955 radio program presenting an account of the history of jazz. Willis Conover later adapted this program's introduction for use in the Jazz at the Smithsonian television programs which he hosted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Transcript of interview with Dave Brubeck
Transcript of Willis Conover's interview with Dave Brubeck for Music USA program #357-B.
Music USA #365-B, Interview with George Avakian
Willis Conover interviews George Avakian. This recording only contains the interview, and not the full program.
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.
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.
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.