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Selections from the Dixieland vs. Bebop Concert, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948

Description: Recording of selections from the Dixieland vs. Bebop concert held May 23, 1948, at the Music Hall at 9th and V Streets, NW, in Washington, DC. Advertisements for the concert indicate that Charlie Parker, Wild Bill Davison, Joe Sullivan, Sir Charles, and George Wettling were among the performers. These selections include tunes not included on the 2008 commercial release "Charlie Parker: Washington D.C. 1948," as well as enough overlap in content (C-Jam Blues, Tiny's Blues) to confirm the event.
Date: May 23, 1948
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Duke Ellington, March 27, 1948

Description: Recording of an interview by Willis Conover with Duke Ellington on March 27, 1948. Topics include the story behind the robe Ellington was wearing backstage, musicians, and the re-working of old material. The audio includes announcements of tune selections to be added in the studio later.
Date: March 27, 1948
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington, Fickle Fling, January 31, 1948

Description: Recording of the Duke Ellington band dated January 31, 1948. This date is not listed in the Ellingtonia or Tom Lord discographies.
Date: January 31, 1948
Creator: Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Partner: UNT Music Library