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Willis Conover: American Jazz #1

Description: The second part of a broadcast which featured Willis Conover discussing the music of Duke Ellington, followed by a translation in Swedish by an unknown speaker. This program occurred more than five years before the beginning of Conover's long-running VOA program, Music USA.
Date: August 23, 1949
Duration: 14 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Willis Conover interviews George Shearing, November 2, 1949

Description: Willis Conover interviews George Shearing. This is the raw interview, and refers to song selections to be inserted later.
Date: November 2, 1949
Duration: 9 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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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]
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Veterans' Cab advertisements; Meet Your Congress

Description: Side 1 of the recording contains five short advertisements for the Veterans' Cab company, dated February 24, 1949. Side 2 contains an excerpt of an episode of Meet Your Congress, in which United States senators discuss rent control.
Date: 1949
Duration: 16 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Cummings, Al & Moody, Blair
Partner: UNT Music Library
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["14th Conference of the National Council of Negro Women"]

Description: Audio cassette from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded during a radio broadcast covering the 14th Conference of Negro Women" with guests President Truman, an individual from the United Nations and one other. The tape was recorded in Washington D.C at the departmental auditorium. The journalist describes the scene and lists attending organizations. The rest of the tape covers live audio of speakers.
Date: November 15, 1949
Duration: 37 minutes 03 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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