V Disc

V Disc

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V Disc was a record label produced during the World War II era by special arrangement between the United States government and various private U.S. record companies. Many popular singers, big bands and orchestras of the era recorded special V Disc records. These 12-inch, 78 rpm gramophone recordings were created between 1943 and 1949. The "V" stands for "Victory". The V Disc project actually began in June 1941, six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare Section as a musical advisor. By 1942, the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) sent 16-inch, 33 rpm vinyl transcription discs to the troops, mostly radio shows with the commercials edited out. Artists gathered at several V Disc recording sessions in theaters around New York and Los Angeles, including CBS Playhouse No. 3 (currently the Ed Sullivan Theater), NBC Studio 8H (the current home of Saturday Night Live), and CBS Playhouse No. 4 (reborn in the 1970s as Studio 54). V Discs were pressed by major civilian record companies like RCA Victor and Columbia Records. V Discs also featured one-of-a-kind performances, as artists who were not shackled by restrictive record company contracts could now perform special versions of the 1940s' most popular hits. V Discs stayed in production until 1949, providing entertainment to soldiers stationed overseas as part of the Marshall Plan. After the V Disc program ended in 1949, the Armed Services set out to honor the original AFM request that the records not be used for commercial purposes. Original masters and stampers were destroyed. Leftover V Discs at bases and on ships were discarded.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Where You Are(12") V Disc 1 US 1944 Sell This Version
1 Bea Wain / Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Vocal Refrain By Frank Sinatra Bea Wain / Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Vocal Refrain By Frank Sinatra - Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey(12", Single) V Disc 1 US 1943 Sell This Version
2 Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby / John Charles Thomas Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby / John Charles Thomas - It Ain't Necessarily So(12", Single) V Disc 2 US 1943 Sell This Version
3 Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* "Oklahoma" Medley(12", Single) V Disc 3 US 1943 Sell This Version
3 Capt Glenn Miller And The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra* Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me) / Stompin' At The Savoy / Stealin' Apples(12") V Disc 3 US 1944 Sell This Version
4 Eddie Cantor, Marion Hutton And The Modernaires / Dinah Shore Eddie Cantor, Marion Hutton And The Modernaires / Dinah Shore - In My Arms(12") V Disc 4 US 1943 Sell This Version
5 Mark Warnow And His Orchestra And Lyn Murray Strings* Mark Warnow And His Orchestra And Lyn Murray Strings* - Meadowland(12") V Disc 5 US 1943 Sell This Version
6 Fred Waring And The Fort Slocum Band / Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* Fred Waring And The Fort Slocum Band / Alvino Rey And His Orchestra* - Man To Man (Infantry Song)(12") V Disc 6 US 1943 Sell This Version
7 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Sing, Sing, Sing(12") V Disc 7 US 1943 Sell This Version
8 Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Let's Get Lost / The Corporal Told The Private(12", Single) V Disc 8 US 1943 Sell This Version
9 Earl Hines And His Orchestra / Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Earl Hines And His Orchestra / Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Stormy Monday Blues / On The Sunny Side Of The Street(12") V Disc 9 US 1943 Sell This Version
10 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Warm Valley(12") V Disc 10 US 1943 Sell This Version
11 Eddie Howard And His Orchestra* Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year / You're The Dream, I'm The Dreamer (Single) 11 US 1944 Sell This Version
12 Glenn Miller At Last / Moonlight Mood(12", Single) V Disc 12 US 1943 Sell This Version
13 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Begin The Beguine / Nightmare (Theme Song)(12", Single) V Disc 13 US 1943 Sell This Version
14 Rudy Vallee And The Coast Guard Orchestra* Rudy Vallee And The Coast Guard Orchestra* - Medley Of Songs By Jerome Kern(12") V Disc 14 US 1943 Sell This Version
15 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump / King Porter Stomp(12") V Disc 15 US 1943 Sell This Version
16 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra How High The Moon / Russian Lullaby(Shellac, 12") V Disc 16 US 1943 Sell This Version
17 Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Clair De Lune / Warsaw Concerto(12") V Disc 17 US 1943 Sell This Version
18 Tommy Dorsey In The Blue Of The Evening / Boogie Woogie(12") V Disc 18 US 1943 Sell This Version
19 Laura Duncan The Lady Eve / I Want A Man(12") V Disc 19 US 1943 Sell This Version
20 Gene Autry You'll Be Sorry / Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye(12") V Disc 20 US 1943 Sell This Version
21 Golden Gate Quartet* Julius Caesar / Summer Rain / The Gospel Train / The Preacher And The Bear(12") V Disc 21 US 1943 Sell This Version
22 Sgt. "Ace" Goodrich / Cpl. Ziggy Lane* Sgt. "Ace" Goodrich / Cpl. Ziggy Lane* - The Little Brown Suit My Uncle Bought Me(12", Single) V Disc 22 US 1943 Sell This Version
23 Cpl. Ziggy Lane* Jumping To The Jukebox / My Pin-Up Girl(12", Single) V Disc 23 US 1943 Sell This Version
24 Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith (2) Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, Kate Smith (2) - You'll Never Know(12") V Disc 24 US 1943 Sell This Version
25 Frank Sinatra Night And Day / The Song Is You(12") V Disc 25 US 1943 Sell This Version
26 Al Dexter / Louise Massey Al Dexter / Louise Massey - Pistol Packin' Mama / The Honey Song (Honey, I'm In Love With You)(12") V Disc 26 US 1943 Sell This Version
27 Army Air Force Orchestra Stairway To The Stars / A Handful Of Stars(12") V Disc 27 US 1943 Sell This Version
28 Billie Holiday, The All-Star Jam Band*, Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Billie Holiday, The All-Star Jam Band*, Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Love My Man / My Man / When You're Smiling You(12") V Disc 28 US 1944 Sell This Version
28 Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby Ginny Simms, Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby - You'll Never Know(12") V Disc 28 US 1943 Sell This Version
29 Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra* Trumpet Solo And Vocal By Bunny Berigan / Woody Herman And His Orchestra Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra* Trumpet Solo And Vocal By Bunny Berigan / Woody Herman And His Orchestra - I Can't Get Started / Woodchopper's Ball(12") V Disc 29 US 1943 Sell This Version
30 Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett - People Will Say We're In Love (12") V Disc 30 US 1943 Sell This Version
31 Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Garibaldi's War Hymn (Italian Hymn Of Liberation) / Stars And Stripes Forever(12") V Disc 31 US 1943 Sell This Version
32 "Fats" Waller* Ain't Misbehavin'(12") V Disc 32 US 1943 Sell This Version
33 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra For You / Without A Song(12") V Disc 33 US 1943 Sell This Version
34 Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra Marianne / Brother Bill / Don't Take Your Love From Me(12") V Disc 34 US 1944 Sell This Version
34 Tommy Dorsey And Orchestra* / Count Basie And His Orchestra* Tommy Dorsey And Orchestra* / Count Basie And His Orchestra* - I've Got Rhythm(12") V Disc 34 US 1943 Sell This Version
35 Mark Warnow And His Orchestra Alexander's Ragtime Band(12") V Disc 35 US 1943 Sell This Version
36 Chuchu Martinez And His Orchestra Tu Nombre / Carinoso / Noche De Ronda(Shellac, 12") V Disc 36 US Unknown Sell This Version
36 Spike Jones And His City Slickers / King's Men* / Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Spike Jones And His City Slickers / King's Men* / Bob Crosby And His Orchestra - Der Fuehrer's Face / McNamara's Band / What's The Good Word, Mr. Bluebird(12") V Disc 36 US 1943 Sell This Version
37 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ring Dem Bells / Perdido(12") V Disc 37 US 1943 Sell This Version
38 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Bugle Call Rag / Sometimes I'm Happy(12") V Disc 38 US 1943 Sell This Version
39 Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra / Cab Calloway And His Orchestra Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra / Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - Rock It For Me / Wham / St. James Infirmary / Geechee Joe(12") V Disc 39 US 1944 Sell This Version
39 Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Serenade / My Melancholy Baby(12") V Disc 39 US 1943 Sell This Version
40 Janssen Symphony Of Los Angeles, Werner Janssen Janssen Symphony Of Los Angeles, Werner Janssen - Symphonie Moderne Part One / Symphonie Moderne Part Two(12") V Disc 40 US 1943 Sell This Version
41 Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* I've Got You Under My Skin(12") V Disc 41 US 1943 Sell This Version
42 Goldman Band* With Trumpet And Drums(12") V Disc 42 US 1943 Sell This Version
43 Harry James And His Orchestra Caprice Viennois / Feet Draggin' Blues(12") V Disc 43 US 1943 Sell This Version
45 Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Stardust / Moonglow(12") V Disc 45 US 1943 Sell This Version
46 Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra / Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra / Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra - Charleston Alley / Para Vega Me Voy / I'm Alone With You / Marilyn Comes On(12") V Disc 46 US 1944 Sell This Version
46 Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight - My Hero / One Alone(12") V Disc 46 US 1943 Sell This Version
47 Richard Dyer-Bennet Venezuela(12") V Disc 47 US 1943 Sell This Version
48 Bing Crosby Silent Night(12") V Disc 48 US 1943 Sell This Version
49 John McCormack (2) Adeste Fidelis / Oh, Holy Night / The First Noel(12") V Disc 49 US 1943 Sell This Version
50 Richard Crooks (2) Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem(12") V Disc 50 US 1943 Sell This Version
50 Bobby Hackett And His Jam Band, Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers Bobby Hackett And His Jam Band, Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers - That Old Gang Of Mine / After I Say I'm Sorry / After You've Gone(12", Single) V Disc 50 US 1944 Sell This Version
51 Kenneth Spencer / Paul Robeson Kenneth Spencer / Paul Robeson - Head Like A Rock(12") V Disc 51 US 1943 Sell This Version
52 Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor* Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler, Conductor* - Jalousie(12") V Disc 52 US 1943 Sell This Version
54 The Loumell Morgan Trio Blues In The Night(12") V Disc 54 US 1943 Sell This Version
55 Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Buckle Down, Winsocki / On The Alamo(12") V Disc 55 US 1943 Sell This Version
56 Al Goodman And His Orchestra Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Moonlight And Roses(12") V Disc 56 US 1943 Sell This Version
57 Harry James And His Orchestra I Heard You Cried Last Night / Velvet Moon(12") V Disc 57 US 1943 Sell This Version
58 Tommy Tucker Time Do You Know / No-No-No(12") V Disc 58 US 1943 Sell This Version
59 Norman Cloutier Orchestra A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / April Showers(12") V Disc 59 US 1943 Sell This Version
60 David Rose And His Orchestra* Our Waltz / Holiday For Strings(12") V Disc 60 US 1943 Sell This Version
61 The Goldman Band Music For Marching Men(12") V Disc 61 US 1943 Sell This Version
62 The Goldman Band On The Mall / American Patrol(12") V Disc 62 US 1943 Sell This Version
63 Toscanini* And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Toscanini* And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Dance Of The Hours(12") V Disc 63 US 1943 Sell This Version
64 Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band Semper Paratus(12") V Disc 64 US 1943 Sell This Version
65 Captain Glenn Miller* And The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra* / 418th AAFTC Band* Under The Direction Of Captain Glenn Miller* Captain Glenn Miller* And The Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra* / 418th AAFTC Band* Under The Direction Of Captain Glenn Miller* - Stardust / St. Louis Blues March(12") V Disc 65 US 1943 Sell This Version
66 Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra Vocal By Al Noble Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra Vocal By Al Noble - If You Please(12") V Disc 66 US 1943 Sell This Version
67 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Mood Indigo / Are You Stickin'?(12") V Disc 67 US 1943 Sell This Version
68 Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett - Body And Soul / "C" Jam Blues(12") V Disc 68 US 1943 Sell This Version
69 Tommy Tucker Time I Never Mentioned Your Name(12") V Disc 69 US 1943 Sell This Version
70 Nelson Eddy Lover Come Back To Me / Stout Hearted Men(12") V Disc 70 US 1943 Sell This Version
71 Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Hut-2-3-4!(12") V Disc 71 US 1943 Sell This Version
72 Frank Sinatra I Only Have Eyes For You(12", Single) V Disc 72 US 1943 Sell This Version
73 Raymond Scott And His Secret Seven* The Hungry Count / Stiff Lace And Old Charcoal(Shellac, 12") V Disc 73 US 1943 Sell This Version
74 "Fats" Waller* This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal(12") V Disc 74 US 1943 Sell This Version
75 Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Quartette From Rigoletto(12") V Disc 75 US 1943 Sell This Version
76 David Rose And His Orchestra* Poinciana / The Way You Look Tonight(12") V Disc 76 US 1943 Sell This Version
77 Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight - Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / Wanting You(12") V Disc 77 US 1943 Sell This Version
78 Will Glahe* / Curly Hicks And His Taproom Boys Will Glahe* / Curly Hicks And His Taproom Boys - Beer Barrel Polka / Poker Party Polka(12") V Disc 78 US 1943 Sell This Version
79 Whittemore And Lowe* Liebestraum(12") V Disc 79 US 1943 Sell This Version
80 Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Vocals By Skinnay Ennis Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Vocals By Skinnay Ennis - Got A Date With An Angel(12") V Disc 80 US 1943 Sell This Version
81 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons - Cuttin' The Boogie(12") V Disc 81 US 1943 Sell This Version
82 Dr. Clayton* On The Killin' Floor(12") V Disc 82 US 1943 Sell This Version
82 Various These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You / Hallelujah(10") V Disc 82 US Unknown Sell This Version
83 Del Courtney And His Orchestra Journey To A Star(12") V Disc 83 US 1943 Sell This Version
84 Texas Jim Robertson Red River Valley(12") V Disc 84 US 1943 Sell This Version
85 Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 Jump / In A Mellow Tone(12") V Disc 85 US 1943 Sell This Version
85 Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band 1-2-3-4 Jump / In A Mellow Tone(12") V Disc 85 US 1943 Sell This Version
85 Les Brown And His Orchestra / Woody Herman And His Orchestra / Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Les Brown And His Orchestra / Woody Herman And His Orchestra / Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra - Some Peaceful Evening / Okay For Baby(Shellac, 12") V Disc 85 US Unknown Sell This Version
86 Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Well Get It / Then I'll Be Happy(12") V Disc 86 US 1943 Sell This Version
87 Carol Bruce With Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band Carol Bruce With Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band - Embraceable You / Something For The Boys / Abraham(12") V Disc 87 US 1943 Sell This Version
87 Carol Bruce With Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band Carol Bruce With Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band - Embraceable You(12") V Disc 87 US 1943 Sell This Version
88 "Fats" Waller And His Rythm* / Earl Hines And His Orchestra "Fats" Waller And His Rythm* / Earl Hines And His Orchestra - Your Feet's Too Big / Jelly Jelly(12") V Disc 88 US Unknown Sell This Version
88 Benny Goodman Sextet / Kate Smith (2) Benny Goodman Sextet / Kate Smith (2) - Three Little Words / In A Friendly Little Harbor(12") V Disc 88 US 1943 Sell This Version
89 Harry James And His Orchestra Jeffrie's Blues / Back Beat Boogie / Two O'Clock Jump(12") V Disc 89 US 1943 Sell This Version