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Interview with Dr. Ussama Makdisi [audio]

Description: This audio recording is from the University of North Texas Global Studies Faculty Seminar visiting speaker series. This audio features an interview with Dr. Ussama Makdisi, professor of history at Rice University and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies.
Date: May 14, 2014
Creator: Makdisi, Ussama Samir, 1968- & Bose, Neilesh
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Interview with Dr. Walter Mignolo [audio]

Description: This audio recording is from the University of North Texas Global Studies Faculty Seminar visiting speaker series. This audio features an interview with Dr. Walter Mignolo, professor at Duke University.
Date: April 18, 2014
Creator: Mignolo, Walter & Bose, Neilesh
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Ussama Makdisi Lecture: The Invention of Sectarianism as a Problem of the Middle East [audio]

Description: This audio recording is from the University of North Texas Global Studies Faculty Seminar visiting speaker series. This audio features a presentation by Dr. Ussama Makdisi, professor of history at Rice University and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies.
Date: April 24, 2014
Creator: Makdisi, Ussama Samir, 1968- & Bose, Neilesh
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

A Day for Dancing: The Life and Music of Lloyd Pfautsch

Description: In January of 2001 Jon Pfautsch, Lloyd’s youngest son, put together a CD collection of performances of as many of his father’s compositions as were known to be extant. Most were from Dr. Pfautsch’s personal collection; the rest were given to him by colleagues and former students. The collection spans nearly 50 years and involved media as varied as paper and acetate reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, LP’s and CD’s. While the fidelity is not always what one would hope, the value is in hearing the composer conduct his own works (in most cases) with a few performed by colleagues or former students, but chosen by him for this collection. They are numbered according to Track Numbers, and the “Example” numbers refer to the illustrations in UNT Press’s A Day for Dancing: The Life and Music of Lloyd Pfautsch. Note: the final selection was not used as a musical example, but appears here because it is the one composition for which Pfautsch most wished to be remembered (“Music When Soft Voices Die”).
Date: 2014
Creator: Hart, Kenneth W.
Partner: UNT Press

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviewed by Harold Rogers, BBC

Description: Harold Rogers interviews Willis Conover for the BBC. Subjects include the five-hour Louis Armstrong interview, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Date: August 4, 1957
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library