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Hazel and Harold

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: 194u
Creator: Willis Conover
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hazel and Harold, April 28, 1946

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold and Nathalie Sherman as Hazel. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: April 28, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis & Sherman, Nathalie
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hazel and Harold, January 6, 1946

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold and Nathalie Sherman as Hazel. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: January 6, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis & Sherman, Nathalie
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hazel and Harold, April 21, 1946

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold and Nathalie Sherman as Hazel. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hazel and Harold, February 10, 1946

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold and Nathalie Sherman as Hazel. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: February 10, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis & Sherman, Nathalie
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hazel and Harold, March 3, 1946

Description: Recording of a radio comedy, Hazel and Harold, featuring Willis Conover as Harold and Nathalie Sherman as Hazel. The program is reminiscent of the early Ethel and Albert programs he did with Peg Lynch at WTBO in Cumberland, Maryland, before the Second World War.
Date: March 3, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

First Piano Quartet; public affairs; music

Description: Track 1 contains a radio program by the First Piano Quartet (later known as the Original Piano Quartet), hosted by Robert Denton. At this time, the quartet consisted of Adam Garner, Vladimir Padwa, Henry Holt, and George Robert. The theme is Brahms' Paganini Variations, followed by Schubert's Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor, Moszkowski's Bolero from Spanische Tänze, Op. 12, Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3, and Johann Strauss' Perpetual Motion. Tracks 2 and 3 are short fragments of public affairs programming and music.
Date: 1941-08-17~
Creator: First Piano Quartet
Partner: UNT Music Library

Central City Opera House; Norman Thomas

Description: Side 1 contains a performance from the opening night of the tenth summer play festival of the Central City Opera House Association in Central City, Colorado on July 5, 1941. An Associated Press article from that date explains "For three weeks a cast recruited from New York's Metropolitan Opera Company, under the leadership of Robert Edmond Jones and Frank St. Leger, will present 'The Barber of Seville' and 'Orpheus and Eurydice' at the squat stone theater." This recording contains performances from Orpheus and Eurydice. Side 2 contains a speech by Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party of America.
Date: 1941-07-05~
Creator: Central City Opera House Association (Central City, Colo.)
Partner: UNT Music Library

Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Fenway Park in Boston. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Dewey is introduced by announcer Ford Bond, and his speech was carried on the Mutual network.
Date: November 4, 1944
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library

Melody Lane, part 1

Description: Recording of the first part of Melody Lane, hosted by Mark Austad. The mention of a January, 1947 sale by sponsor Zlotnick the Furrier, provides an approximate date.
Date: January 1947
Creator: Evans, Mark, 1917-1988
Partner: UNT Music Library

Crescent Club Advertisements; Meet Your Congress

Description: Tracks 1 through 5 correspond to side 1 of the disc, which contains five advertisements for the Crescent Club (1338 New York Ave, corner of 14th and New York Avenue) recorded by Al Cummings. The advertisement notes the club's status as a music venue, with nightly performances by the Beach Johnson band. Track 6 corresponds to side 2, which contains an episode of Meet Your Congress, hosted by Blair Moody. This episode features a debate between four United States senators, members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, on the Taft-Hartley Act
Date: 194u
Creator: Cummings, Al & Moody, Blair
Partner: UNT Music Library

EnBee Jamboree, August 22, 1947

Description: Willis Conover hosts a program advertising the holdings of EnBee Records, at 1016 7th St NW in Washington, D.C. The theme song is Stan Kenton's "Machito,"and other selections include Francis Craig, "Near You"; The Beale Street Boys, "Lights Out"; the signoff theme from Sunday spirituals show, “God Be With You”; and the King Cole Trio, "I Miss You So."
Date: August 22, 1947
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

EnBee Jamborees

Description: Willis Conover hosts two programs advertising the holdings of EnBee Records, at 1016 7th St NW in Washington, D.C. The theme song is Stan Kenton's "Machito." The first program, dated June 27, features the Mills Brothers' "Put Another Chair at the Table"; Deacon Tom Foger And his Congregation, “Working on the Building”; Bob Crosby, "Big Noise from Winnetka"; and Sonny Boy Williamson, "Hoodoo Hoodoo." The second program features the theme played in full, Ike Carpenter's "Jeep Blues," and the Mills Brothers' "Put Another Chair at the Table." The second recording ends just after ten minutes, and may have been a rejected take.
Date: 194u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

EnBee Jamboree

Description: Willis Conover hosts a program advertising the holdings of EnBee Record Sales, at 1016 7th St NW in Washington, D.C. The theme song is Stan Kenton's "Machito,"and other selections include Sonny Terry, "All Alone Blues"; Ike Carpenter, "Things Ain’t What They Used to Be"; Sister Katie Marie, "When I Come to the End of My Journey"; and Coleman Hawkins, "Body and Soul."
Date: 194u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

EnBee Jamboree, June 14, 1947; labor dispute arbitration

Description: On side 1, Willis Conover hosts a program advertising the holdings of EnBee Record Sales, at 1016 7th St NW in Washington, D.C. The theme song is Stan Kenton's "Machito,"and other selections include Roy Milton's "Camille's Boogie"; Duke Ellington, "Minnehaha Part 2"; Reverend Utah Smith, "God's Mighty Hand;" and Herb Jeffries, "When I Write My Song." Side 2 contains a labor arbitration hearing between the Bakery and Confectionary Union Local 350 AFL, an employer (Mr. C), and a former employee (Mr. A). Arbitrators include Dr. Jane Emmel Gorman of Hunter College, and John A. Zellers, former president of the New York Board of Trade.
Date: June 14, 1947
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Hall of Hits, Part 1

Description: Willis Conover hosts this episode of Hall of Hits, based on the top 5 tunes identified by Billboard Magazine. The program was sponsored by Cafe Parisien, at 1120 Connecticut Ave. The four additional tracks may have been used as stock music for other programs.
Date: 194u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Parade of Hits, part 1 of 2

Description: Willis Conover hosts this episode of Parade of Hits, which focuses on the music of Duke Ellington, played by "Frank [Duval], Peggy [Lee], Skitch [Henderson], and the King Sisters." There are many skips and glitches in this recording.
Date: 194u
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library