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Willis Conover radio announcement: Daylight Saving Time and Ellington concert

Description: Recording of Duke Ellington's theme song, "Take the 'A' Train," followed by Willis Conover briefly announcing that the Duke Ellington show usually airing at 1:00 a.m. on Saturdays would not occur due to the change to Daylight Saving Time, and that an Ellington concert at the Watergate barge originally scheduled for Monday, June 9 was moved to Friday, June 13. The occurrence of the dates on those weekdays places the recording in 1947.
Date: 1947
Creator: Conover, Willis
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

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

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

Melody Lane, part 1

Description: Recording of part 1 of Melody Lane, hosted by Mark Austad.
Date: 1947
Creator: Evans, Mark, 1917-1988
Partner: UNT Music Library