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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

Willis Conover's eulogy for Duke Ellington

Description: Recording of a eulogy for Duke Ellington by Willis Conover, likely incorporated into one of the memorial programs following Ellington's death. It may have been included in Music USA #7427-B, broadcast May 1, 1975.
Date: 1975
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Louis Armstrong interview, first hour

Description: The first of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his early life and career, interspersed with musical selections.
Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Lynda Johnson

Description: Willis Conover interview Lynda Bird Johnson, the elder daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Date: June 16, 1964
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

Interview with Benny Goodman

Description: Unedited audio of Willis Conover's interview with Benny Goodman, including short statements for various broadcast services within VOA, and a longer interview presumably for Music USA #394-B.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews with Billy Eckstine and Teddi King

Description: Willis Conover interviews Billy Eckstine and Teddi King at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, on the RCA Victor Starliner train. Eckstine and King were performing to benefit the March of Dimes; the interviews were apparently used in Music USA programs #420-B (Eckstine) and #421-B (King).
Date: January 21, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews with June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan

Description: Willis Conover interviews June Christy, Nat "King" Cole, Ted Heath, and Bob Flanigan backstage at a performance at the National Guard Armory in Washington, D.C. The interview with Nat "King" Cole was likely used in Music USA program #520-B.
Date: May 1, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Danny Kaye

Description: Willis Conover interviews entertainer Danny Kaye, who was serving as an ambassador-at-large for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Date: June 28, 1956
Creator: Conover, Willis & Kaye, Danny
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interview with Gil Evans

Description: An interview with Gil Evans, apparently included in Music USA #4884-B, broadcast May 16, 1968.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interviews at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967

Description: Willis Conover interviews Flavio Ambrosetti, Franco Ambrosetti, Daniel Humair, Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, and George Gruntz at the 1967 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Date: unknown
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Johnny Mercer

Description: Part 3 of 4 segments of raw audio of Willis Conover's 1970 interview with Johnny Mercer, which was used in the series of seven memorial broadcasts between program numbers #7879-A and #7893-A.
Date: January 30, 1970
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Voices of VISTA: Charlie Byrd

Description: Willis Conover interviews guitarist Charlie Byrd for Voices of VISTA program #39. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program.
Date: 1967~
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews John Wiggin

Description: Willis Conover interviews John Wiggin, not for broadcast, but for an article he was writing. In 1954, Wiggin was deputy program manager at the Voice of America, and hired Conover for the Music USA series.
Date: March 5, 1963
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews S.I. Hayakawa

Description: Willis Conover interviews S.I. Hayakawa, then a professor, and a future U.S. Senator.
Date: March 29, 1960
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Voices of VISTA: Vikki Carr

Description: Willis Conover interviews singer Vikki Carr for Voices of VISTA program #155. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program.
Date: 1967~
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Ben Grauer interviews Willis Conover

Description: Recording of the raw audio of an interview with Willis Conover by Ben Grauer. Grauer mentions that Conover has hosted his program on the Voice of America for the past 20 years, placing the date around 1975. This interview is about Conover's book Lovecraft at Last. There are frequent interjections from someone off-microphone. This audio was used in an episode of the VOA program "New York, New York with Ben Grauer."
Date: 197X
Creator: Conover, Willis & Grauer, Ben
Partner: UNT Music Library

Kondakow

Description: Recording of various jazz tunes from a tape labeled "Kondakow / Pauls / 7 Dixie Lads, Leningrad / Weinstein." Accordingly this recording may be from Conover's 1967 visit to the Soviet Union, with selections from the 7 Dixie Lads and Iosif Vainshtein.
Date: 196X
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library