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Voices of VISTA: Interview with Al Hirt

Description: Willis Conover interviews trumpeter Al Hirt for Voices of VISTA program #109. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program, and includes other recorded segments for the Hirt program and another which featured Charlie Byrd.
Date: November 27, 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard

Description: 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."
Date: November 14, 1964
Creator: Evans, Bill, 1929-1980
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #2234-B, Interview with Woody Herman

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.
Date: November 17, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #2233-B, Interview with Woody Herman

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.
Date: November 16, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #2232-B, Interview with Woody Herman

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.
Date: November 15, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1791-A, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Date: November 24, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1791-B, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria

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.
Date: November 24, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1422, Irving Berlin Tribute, Part I

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.
Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1422, Tribute to Irving Berlin, Part II

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.
Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #695-B, Hungarian Jazz Guests

Description: 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.
Date: November 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library