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"We don't know whether the musicians who made this music are able to listen today or even where they may be, as we broadcast their music," Conover said. "But here for the world is their living testimonial in the universal language of music."
Willis Conover, whose jazz broadcasts over the Voice of America helped to win the Cold War, once told me that as a teenager, as yet unformed in his musical tastes, he purchased many recordings of then-popular swing bands.