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Interview with Benny Goodman

Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Date: December 21, 1955
Duration: 25 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis

Pop Chronicles Interviews #88 - Patti Page with Jack Rael

Description: Recording of John Gilliland interviewing Patti Page and Jack Rael on the KCUL House of Wax program in Fort Worth. Gilliland later used this audio in the Pop Chronicles radio program series. The interview is in tracks 1 through 5, with unrelated material on the tape before and after.
Date: October 12, 1955
Duration: 30 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John

Biography in Rhythm

Description: 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.
Date: July 26, 1955
Duration: 54 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: National Broadcasting Company

Music USA #172-B, Interview with Art Tatum

Description: Willis Conover interviews Art Tatum, with selected Tatum recordings. Playlists and schedules within the Conover collection confirm the program was assembled in May, but Tatum's performances in Washington, D.C. in early April provide an approximate interview date.
Date: May 18, 1955
Duration: 13 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis & Tatum, Art, 1909-1956
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