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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

Voices of VISTA: Interview with Al Hirt

Description: Willis Conover interviews trumpeter Al Hirt for Voices of VISTA program #109. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program, and includes other recorded segments for the Hirt program and another which featured Charlie Byrd.
Date: November 27, 1967
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Billy Taylor discuss jazz and Africa (with examples)

Description: A longer-form discussion of jazz and its potential antecedents in the music and culture of western Africa between Conover and pianist Billy Taylor, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and bandleader and composer Quincy Jones. This version of the discussion includes examples. This material may have been used in Music USA #2352-B.
Date: 1962
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Louis Armstrong, radio program

Description: Louis Armstrong plays tunes and reads advertisements on Willis Conover's radio show. He mentions that he was performing at the Blue Mirror, situating this program between December 22, 1949, and January 4, 1950.
Date: [1949,1950]
Partner: UNT Music Library
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