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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

Music from Trinidad, Part 1

Description: One of two reels of music from Trinidad found in Willis Conover's collection. The artists and recording date have not been determined.
Date: April 17, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Groggy's Mambo and other selections

Description: 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.
Date: 1954~
Creator: Conover, Willis

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

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

Interview with Ella Fitzgerald, for Voices of VISTA #127

Description: 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.
Date: May 10, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis

Interview with Gil Evans

Description: An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #434-B, Interview with Bob Shad

Description: 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.
Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #1667-B, Warsaw, Poland

Description: 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.
Date: June 8, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis

Music USA #3661-A, Music of Alec Wilder

Description: The entire program for the first hour of Music USA, broadcast January 7, 1965, featuring the music of Alec Wilder.
Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: Conover, Willis