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Willis Conover: American Jazz #1

Description: 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.
Date: August 23, 1949
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound

Nat "King" Cole Trio with Willis Conover

Description: Willis Conover presents Nat "King" Cole and his trio in a special message broadcast to his sister, Elizabeth, on the occasion of her wedding.
Date: October 9, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Item Type: Sound

Hilda Rogers, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; Herb Jeffries, "The Swamp Girl," "Solitude," and "Angel Eyes"

Description: Four rare "soundies" from the early 1940s: 0:00 "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," featuring Hilda Rogers (Official Films); 2:45 Herb Jeffries in "The Swamp Girl" (Studio Telescriptions 11409); 6:39 Herb Jeffries in "Solitude" (Snader Telescriptions 11410, 1941); 9:58 Herb Jeffries in "Angel Eyes" (Snader Telescriptions 11407, 1941).
Date: 1944-06-19; 1941
Creator: Rogers, Hilda & Jeffries, Herb
Item Type: Video

Willis Conover at the microphone

Description: 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.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph