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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
Duration: 25 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Biography in Rhythm

Description: A 1955 radio program presenting an account of the history of jazz. Willis Conover later adapted this program's introduction for use in the Jazz at the Smithsonian television programs which he hosted.
Date: July 26, 1955
Duration: 54 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: National Broadcasting Company
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Louis Armstrong interview, second hour

Description: The second of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses the Hot Five and scat singing, interspersed with musical selections.
Date: July 13, 1956
Duration: 58 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Interview with Marshall Brown and George Wein

Description: Willis Conover interviews Marshall Brown and George Wein about their 20-nation talent-searching tour for Newport International Youth Band. This recording is the raw audio, apparently incorporated into Music USA program #1147-B.
Date: December 4, 1957
Duration: 24 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Louis Armstrong interview, fourth hour

Description: The fourth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses playing the trumpet, his health, and race relations, with musical selections interspersed.
Date: July 13, 1956
Duration: 58 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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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
Duration: 32 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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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
Duration: 33 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Louis Armstrong interview, third hour

Description: The third of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career. In this hour, Armstrong discusses his favorite musicians, with musical selections interspersed.
Date: July 13, 1956
Duration: 57 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Louis Armstrong interview, fifth hour

Description: The fifth of five hours of Louis Armstrong talking at length about his life and career, with musical selections interspersed.
Date: July 13, 1956
Duration: 56 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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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
Duration: 58 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Dizzy Gillespie at Birdland

Description: A French-language program featuring Dizzy Gillespie performing at Birdland, along with an interview with John Hammond.
Date: July 2, 1956
Duration: 19 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993 & Roberts, Bill
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Duke Ellington, final interview with Willis Conover

Description: Willis Conover's last interview with Duke Ellington, with Ellington also playing the piano.
Date: September 5, 1973
Duration: 17 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Music USA #8462-B, Interview with John Lewis, Part II

Description: The second part of the jazz hour (second hour) of Music USA, including tune selections. The interview occurs in Part I.
Date: March 1, 1978
Duration: 16 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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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
Duration: 33 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Voices of VISTA: Interview with Tammy Grimes

Description: Willis Conover interviews actress and singer Tammy Grimes for Voices of VISTA program #51. This recording is the raw audio which was later incorporated into the program
Date: 1967~
Duration: 19 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Voices of VISTA: Interview with Peter, Paul & Mary

Description: Willis Conover interviews singing group Peter, Paul & Mary for Voices of VISTA program #1. This recording contains the full Voices of VISTA program.
Date: 1967~
Duration: 24 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Willis Conover interviews Mort Sahl

Description: Willis Conover interviews Mort Sahl.
Date: March 13, 1964
Duration: 13 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library
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