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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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Savremena Muzika Amerika: Danny Kaye

Description: The music of Danny Kaye is featured in a program apparently broadcast by the Voice of America's Yugoslav Service.
Date: 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1422, Irving Berlin Tribute, Part I

Description: The first hour of a two-hour tribute to Irving Berlin, in the year that Berlin turned 70, broadcast November 20, 1958. The program includes numerous interviews with popular artists and selected Berlin compositions which they recorded, including Guy Lombardo (interview dated September 17, 1958), Ginger Rogers (interview dated August 28, 1958), Rudy Vallee, and Fred Astaire.
Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1422, Tribute to Irving Berlin, Part II

Description: The second hour of a two-hour tribute to Irving Berlin, in the year that Berlin turned 70, broadcast November 20, 1958. The program includes numerous interviews with popular artists and selected Berlin compositions which they recorded, including Bing Crosby (interview dated August 28, 1958), Benny Goodman, Ethel Merman, Fred Waring (interview dated October 1, 1958), and Eddie Cantor, with brief statements by Ella Fitzgerald, Paul Weston, Jo Stafford, Paul Whiteman, an interview with Berlin himself, and a statement from President Eisenhower.
Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1665-B, Warsaw, Poland

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 21, 1959. This episode was the second of a series following Conover's highly successful trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the first part of the first concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
Date: June 7, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1666-B, Warsaw, Poland

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 22, 1959. This episode was the third of a series following Conover's trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the second part of the first concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
Date: June 7, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA #1672-B, Warsaw, Poland

Description: The entire program for the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, broadcast July 28, 1959. This episode was the fifth and final part of a series following Conover's trip to Poland earlier that year, and featured the second part of the second concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during Conover's visit.
Date: June 8, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Magazine of the Air "97": "A Short History of Jazz"

Description: A short Indonesian-language program on the history of jazz, including excerpts of recordings. "Magazine of the Air" was a weekly program of the Voice of America, broadcast on Tuesdays.
Date: August 18, 1959
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

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
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music USA, Interview with Andy Wiswell

Description: An unedited program, without theme music or a program number, but likely intended for the first hour of Music USA, including an interview with Andy Wiswell, director of artists and repertoire (A&R) at Capitol Records.
Date: January 26, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Dripsody

Description: Recording of Hugh le Caine's Dripsody. It is an study for variable speed recorder. It was composed in one night. Le Caine used a recording of a drop of water falling into a bucket, which he re- recorded different speeds, obtaining the heights of a pentatonic scale. Using 25 connectors and the variable speed tape recorder, it produced thousands of sound effects. Dripsody begins with the original sound of the water drop, repetition loop. Shortly afterwards, by adding more loops, the density of the sound increases and an arpeggio figure is produced. The complete work, lasting one minute and twenty-six seconds, was finished at 7.30 am, and Le Caine played it for those who arrived at the laboratory.
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Date: 1955
Creator: Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977
Partner: UNT Music Library

Etude pour un seul coup de cymbale

Description: Recording of Włodzimierz Kotoński's Etude pour un seul coup de cymbale.
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Date: 1959
Creator: Kotoński, Włodzimierz
Partner: UNT Music Library

Invocation

Description: Recording of Hugh Le Caine's Invocation. The piece opens with a trio of three recorded sounds: a glass that is broken with a hammer, a ping-pong ball hitting a racket, and a drop of water. These sounds are the "instruments" used throughout the piece. Drips are configured as fast ascending and descending glissandi. A series of chords is constructed from a sustained movement of glass stamps. The sound of the ping-pong ball - from the left to the right - gradually accelerates. Severe rumbling and sharp joints appears as sudden changes in channels multiply. The introduction of these gestures disrupts the orderly progression of loops and the inclusion of small strips of paper connected to the ribbon which produces rough and jerky sounds further accentuate this breaking effect. Towards the end of the piece, sustained sounds are played out in a chord, but as soon as this effect is installed, the tape slows down and stops, as if someone had unplugged the music player. Then we hear a particularly violent sound of glass breaking.
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Date: 1957
Creator: Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ninety nine Generators

Description: Recording of Hugh le Caine's Ninety nine Generators. The title refers to the 99 organ sound generators sensitive keys - a separate generator for each note of the keyboard that can all be operated simultaneously. Le Caine here uses a resonance pedal and a device that can change the pitch to produce a vibrato or long glissandi impossible to achieve on an organ. The particular reverb of this piece is caused by the unusual acoustics of the place where it was realized.
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Date: 1956
Creator: Le Caine, Hugh, 1914-1977
Partner: UNT Music Library

Louis Armstrong reel addressed to Joe Glaser

Description: A tape from Louis Armstrong, with the container addressed to his manager, Joe Glaser. The contents of the tape include recorded music and a spoken message from Armstrong.
Date: 1959
Creator: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library