[Dixielandjazz] Willis Conover
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:58:19 -0700
What does "polite snip" mean?
Stephen Barbone wrote:
> Al Levy wrote about Willis Conover (polite snip)
> "He was on the air every Friday night - here in NY at least. Just at the
> time most of us went to work 7:30 - 9:00. Every working musician I knew
> at that time listened to "House Of Sounds" (I may be having a senior
> moment but I think that was the name of the show) with Willis Conover."
> I think you are right Al. House of Sounds sounds right. He may have left
> New York radio around 1954 or so, I'm not sure. Symphony Sid and Al
> Collins. Two more wonderful DJs. Remember Sid from the Royal Roost? And
> then later from Birdland with Pee Wee Marquette butting in every once in
> a while? Oh my, to see all that again.
> Also, There was a Jazz Festival in Moscow (Russia) in 2001 honoring him.
> Not sure if it is an annual event or not, but many Russian Jazz Musos
> (and those from other former Iron Curtain countries) say his Voice of
> America shows influenced them
> Steve Barbone
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