1969 All-star White House tribute to Duke Ellington
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By Terry Ripmaster
Some readers know I’ve been working on Willis Conover’s biography for four years. There came a time last year when Conover’s Voice of America jazz programs, 37,000 of them, arrived at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. I was thrilled and as they were unpacked and shelved, my eyes were popping out.