[Dixielandjazz] Willis Conover

John Farrell stridepiano@tesco.net
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 04:36:48 +0100

Anton Crouch said about his time in Thailand :

"The things I most remember now are the smell of burning rice stubble, the
taste of nam pla, "Lilliburlero" on the BBC and Willis Conover on Voice of

Way back in the 1950s I too used to listen to Willis Conover's VOA jazz
programme on a crackly shortwave radio when I was a reluctant 18 year old
National Serviceman in North Africa. His signature tune, which I recently
discovered was Neal Hefti's "Coral Reef", is still a particular favourite of

John Farrell