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Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part III

Description: 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.
Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #392-B, Interview with Milt Gabler, Part II

Description: 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.
Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis

Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King

Description: 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).
Date: January 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #569-A

Description: 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.
Date: June 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #750-A

Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast on January 17, 1957, and rebroadcast as #826-A on April 3, 1957.
Date: December 19, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye

Description: Willis Conover interviews entertainer Danny Kaye, who was serving as an ambassador-at-large for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Date: June 28, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis & Kaye, Danny

Music USA #770-B, Duke Ellington Hour

Description: 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.
Date: January 9, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #2204-B, Interview with Miriam Makeba

Description: 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.
Date: October 21, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis

Interview with W.C. Handy, Part I

Description: 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.
Date: 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #1673-B, Porgy and Bess

Description: 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.
Date: May 6, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #621-B

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast September 10, 1956.
Date: August 14, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #1638-B, Jazz from Tunis

Description: 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.
Date: May 19, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis

Chicago Theater of the Air: Yma Sumac

Description: 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.
Date: August 25, 1951
Creator: Sumac, Yma

Music USA #1639-B, Benny Carter feature

Description: 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.
Date: April 11, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #1664-B, Interview with Roman Waschko

Description: 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.
Date: {1959-05, 1959-06}
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA, Ben Webster in Copenhagen, 1965

Description: 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.
Date: 1965
Creator: Conover, Willis