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Hand-Written Program Lists, 1978-1981
Handwritten program lists for Music USA, 1978-1981.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum
Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings.
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.
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.
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.
Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye
Willis Conover interviews entertainer Danny Kaye, who was serving as an ambassador-at-large for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Music USA #770-B, Duke Ellington Hour
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.
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 2
A live performance of "The" Orchestra.
Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba
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.
Willis Conover interviewed by Harold Rogers, BBC
Harold Rogers interviews Willis Conover for the BBC. Subjects include the five-hour Louis Armstrong interview, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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.
Music USA #1673-B, Porgy and Bess
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.
Music USA #621-B
The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast September 10, 1956.
Music USA #1638-B, Jazz from Tunis
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.
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, program pilot for WGMS, "Speaking of Jazz"
Willis Conover's pilot program for WGMS, "Washington's Good Music Station," in Washington, D.C.
Music USA #1639-B, Benny Carter feature
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.
Willis Conover Presents "The" Orchestra of Washington, D.C. - 3
A live performance of "The" Orchestra.
Interview with W.C. Handy, Part II
The second part of Willis Conover's extended interview with W.C. Handy.
Music USA #1664-B, Interview with Roman Waschko
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.
Music USA, Ben Webster in Copenhagen, 1965
An unedited program for the second hour (jazz hour) of Music USA, featuring performances by Ben Webster in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September of 1965. A program number and date have not been located; the recording includes technical difficulties encountered on the first selection.
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.
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.
Music USA #1791-B, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria
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.
Music USA #1791-A, as heard in Lagos, Nigeria
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.
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.
Interview with Gil Evans
An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
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.
Willis Conover interviewed in Denmark
An interview with Willis Conover, following an introduction in Danish.
Music USA #1667-B, Warsaw, Poland
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.
Music USA #3661-A, Music of Alec Wilder
The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, featuring the music of Alec Wilder.
Music USA #3661-B, Interview with Alec Wilder
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.
Music USA #1672-B, Warsaw, Poland
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.
Music USA, Interview with Andy Wiswell
An unedited program, without theme music or a program number, but likely intended for the first hour of Music USA, including an interview with Andy Wiswell, director of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Capitol Records.
Music USA #2205-B, South African jazz opera "King Kong"
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."
Music USA #1665-B, Warsaw, Poland
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.
Music USA #1666-B, Warsaw, Poland
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.
Routes of American Airlines: Montauk Point; Acapulco; San Diego
Willis Conover narrates promotional films for American Airlines. The films are from reels found in the Willis Conover Collection, not corrected for color. This set of films features fishing destinations.
Routes of American Airlines: Chicago; Dallas; San Francisco
Willis Conover narrates promotional films for American Airlines. The films are from reels found in the Willis Conover Collection, not corrected for color. This set of films features large American cities.
American Airlines: Preventative Maintenance and Progressive Overhaul
Willis Conover narrates a promotional video featuring American Airlines' systems for preventative maintenance, progressive overhaul, and quality assurance.
Routes of American Airlines: Yosemite National Park; Niagara Falls; Grand Canyon National Park
Willis Conover narrates promotional films for American Airlines. The films are from reels found in the Willis Conover Collection, not corrected for color. This set of films features two U.S. national parks, and Niagara Falls State Park.
Voices of VISTA: Charlie Byrd
Willis Conover interviews guitarist Charlie Byrd for Voices of VISTA program #39. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program.
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.
Voices of VISTA: Vikki Carr
Willis Conover interviews singer Vikki Carr for Voices of VISTA program #155. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program.
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.