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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]
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 5 and 7

Description: In Part 5, Emerson Parker's introduction of "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" concludes, followed by the tune, along with "Solitude," "Clarinet Lament," "Ring Dem Bells," and "Hodge Podge" (introduction only, tune is in part 6). In Part 7, after station identification, Conover notes that Jerry Rhea will be joining the discussion soon, and reminisces about broadcasting during a stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while in military service; Conover also asks listeners to send comments on the program. Parker and Conover introduce "Tootin' Through the Roof," "Pitter Panther Patter," "Warm Valley," and "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me."
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

H.V. Kaltenborn Edits the News, September 28, 1941

Description: Recording of the September 28, 1941 episode of H.V. Kaltenborn edits the news. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on WKY.
Date: September 28, 1941
Creator: Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965
Partner: UNT Music Library

Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News; Fulton Lewis, Jr.; Charles Lewis

Description: Side 1 contains Joseph C. Harsch's program, The Meaning of the News, a CBS program, followed by Fulton Lewis, Jr., who broadcast on the Mutual Network. Side 2 contains another program by Fulton Lewis, Jr., and another where Charles Lewis substitutes for Fulton, Lewis, Jr.
Date: 1945-01~
Creator: Harsch, Joseph C. (Joseph Close), 1905-; Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966 & Lewis, Charles
Partner: UNT Music Library

Elmer Davis and the News, July 19, 1941

Description: This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, as well as the situation in the Philippines and Japan, and Nazi interests in South America. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Davis, Elmer, 1890-1958
Partner: UNT Music Library

Elmer Davis and the News, July 1941

Description: Recording of two episodes of Elmer Davis and the News. Side 1 is dated July 5, 1941; side 2 is undated. This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union at this time. This recording appears to have been copied from a tape, and artifacts of tape recording, such as initial speed irregularities, are present. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA, which station identification at the end of Side 2 confirms.
Date: July 1941
Partner: UNT Music Library

Kaltenborn Edits the News, August 12 and 13, 1941

Description: This disc contains two episodes of H.V. Kaltenborn Edits the News, as broadcast on NBC's "Red" network. Kaltenborn speaks about the situation at the time regarding the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union (particularly Russia and Ukraine), as well as developments in Japan and East Asia. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally from WKY. The end of side 2 notes that WKY broadcast from the Skirvin Tower Hotel. This disc also contains commentary from the apparent compiler of the recordings, Gwynne Raymond.
Date: {1941-08-12, 1941-08-13}
Creator: Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965
Partner: UNT Music Library

News bulletin from Luzon, Philippines; Upton Close; Cedric Foster; John Daly; Joseph C. Harsch

Description: Recording of multiple news programs from various networks: A news bulletin from Luzon, in the Philippines; Upton Close, World Parade (NBC, WKY); Cedric Foster (Mutual, KOCY); John Daly, The World Today (CBS, KOMA); Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News (CBS, KOMA).
Date: February 4, 1945
Creator: Close, Upton, 1894-1960; Foster, Cedric & Daly, John Charles, 1914-1991
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

Selections from the Dixieland vs. Bebop Concert, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1948

Description: Recording of selections from the Dixieland vs. Bebop concert held May 23, 1948, at the Music Hall at 9th and V Streets, NW, in Washington, DC. Advertisements for the concert indicate that Charlie Parker, Wild Bill Davison, Joe Sullivan, Sir Charles, and George Wettling were among the performers. These selections include tunes not included on the 2008 commercial release "Charlie Parker: Washington D.C. 1948," as well as enough overlap in content (C-Jam Blues, Tiny's Blues) to confirm the event.
Date: May 23, 1948
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

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
Creator: Conover, Willis
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

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
Creator: Cummings, Al & Moody, Blair
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

Lionel Hampton at the Howard Theater, May 8, 1946, part 5

Description: Conclusion of the concert by Lionel Hampton and his band, performing at a benefit for the Junior Citizens and Police Corps at the Howard Theater. The recording consists mainly of a drum solo.
Date: May 8, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library