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.

Various disclaimers from recording labels:
- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard (Produced by the Music Branch, Office of the Chief of Special Services, Department of the Army)
- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard (Produced by the Music Branch, Special Services Division, Army Service Forces)
- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard (Produced by the Music Branch, Special Services Division, War Department, G.S.)
- Navy Department, Bureau of Naval Personnel (Produced with cooperation from the War Department, Special Service Division, A.S.F.)
- War Department, Music Branch, Special Services Division, Army Service Forces
- War Department, Music Section, Athletic & Recreation Branch, Special Service Division, A.S.F.
- War Department, Music Section, Entertainment & Recreation Branch, Special Service Division, A.S.F.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey  album cover 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
1A Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey  album cover Bea Wain Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey(12") V Disc, V Disc 1A US Unknown Sell This Version
2 It Ain't Necessarily So  album cover 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 "Oklahoma" Medley  album cover Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* "Oklahoma" Medley(12", Single) V Disc 3 US 1943 Sell This Version
3 Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me) / Stompin' At The Savoy / Stealin' Apples  album cover 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 In My Arms  album cover 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 Meadowland  album cover 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 Man To Man (Infantry Song)  album cover 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 Sing, Sing, Sing  album cover Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Sing, Sing, Sing(12") V Disc 7 US 1943 Sell This Version
8 Let's Get Lost / The Corporal Told The Private  album cover 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 Stormy Monday Blues / On The Sunny Side Of The Street  album cover 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 Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Warm Valley  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Warm Valley(12") V Disc 10 US 1943 Sell This Version
11 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year / You're The Dream, I'm The Dreamer  album cover 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 Begin The Beguine / Nightmare (Theme Song)  album cover Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Begin The Beguine / Nightmare (Theme Song)(12", Single) V Disc 13 US 1943 Sell This Version
14 Medley Of Songs By Jerome Kern  album cover 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 One O'Clock Jump / King Porter Stomp  album cover Benny Goodman And His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump / King Porter Stomp(12") V Disc 15 US 1943 Sell This Version
16 How High The Moon / Russian Lullaby  album cover Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra How High The Moon / Russian Lullaby(Shellac, 12") V Disc 16 US 1943 Sell This Version
17 Clair De Lune / Warsaw Concerto  album cover 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 The Lady Eve / I Want A Man  album cover 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 The Little Brown Suit My Uncle Bought Me  album cover 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 Jumping To The Jukebox / My Pin-Up Girl  album cover Cpl. Ziggy Lane* Jumping To The Jukebox / My Pin-Up Girl(12", Single) V Disc 23 US 1943 Sell This Version
24 You'll Never Know  album cover 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 Stairway To The Stars / A Handful Of Stars  album cover Army Air Force Orchestra Stairway To The Stars / A Handful Of Stars(12") V Disc 27 US 1943 Sell This Version
28 I Love My Man / My Man / When You're Smiling You  album cover Billie Holiday With The All-Star Jam Band* / Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Billie Holiday With The All-Star Jam Band* / Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra - I Love My Man / My Man / When You're Smiling You(12") V Disc, V Disc 28 US 1944 Sell This Version
28 You'll Never Know  album cover 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 I Can't Get Started / Woodchopper's Ball  album cover 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 People Will Say We're In Love	  album cover 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 Garibaldi's War Hymn (Italian Hymn Of Liberation) / Stars And Stripes Forever  album cover 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 Ain't Misbehavin'  album cover "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 Marianne / Brother Bill / Don't Take Your Love From Me  album cover 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 I've Got Rhythm  album cover 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 Tu Nombre / Carinoso / Noche De Ronda  album cover 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 Ring Dem Bells / Perdido  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Ring Dem Bells / Perdido(12") V Disc 37 US 1943 Sell This Version
38 Bugle Call Rag / Sometimes I'm Happy  album cover Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Bugle Call Rag / Sometimes I'm Happy(12") V Disc 38 US 1943 Sell This Version
39 Rock It For Me / Wham / St. James Infirmary / Geechee Joe  album cover 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 Moonlight Serenade	 / My Melancholy Baby  album cover Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Serenade / My Melancholy Baby(12") V Disc 39 US 1943 Sell This Version
40 Symphonie Moderne Part One / Symphonie Moderne Part Two  album cover 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 I've Got You Under My Skin  album cover Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* I've Got You Under My Skin(12") V Disc 41 US 1943 Sell This Version
42 With Trumpet And Drums  album cover Goldman Band* With Trumpet And Drums(12") V Disc 42 US 1943 Sell This Version
43 Caprice Viennois / Feet Draggin' Blues  album cover Harry James And His Orchestra Caprice Viennois / Feet Draggin' Blues(12") V Disc 43 US 1943 Sell This Version
45 Stardust / Moonglow  album cover 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 My Hero / One Alone  album cover Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight Dorothy Kirsten And Felix Knight - My Hero / One Alone(12") V Disc 46 US 1943 Sell This Version
47 Venezuela  album cover Richard Dyer-Bennet Venezuela(12") V Disc 47 US 1943 Sell This Version
48 Silent Night  album cover Bing Crosby Silent Night(12") V Disc 48 US 1943 Sell This Version
49 Adeste Fidelis / Oh, Holy Night / The First Noel  album cover John McCormack (2) Adeste Fidelis / Oh, Holy Night / The First Noel(12") V Disc 49 US 1943 Sell This Version
50 Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem  album cover Richard Crooks (2) Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem(12") V Disc 50 US 1943 Sell This Version
50 That Old Gang Of Mine / After I Say I'm Sorry / After You've Gone  album cover 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 Head Like A Rock  album cover Kenneth Spencer / Paul Robeson Kenneth Spencer / Paul Robeson - Head Like A Rock(12") V Disc 51 US 1943 Sell This Version
52 Jalousie  album cover Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler Boston "Pops" Orchestra*, Arthur Fiedler - Jalousie(12") V Disc 52 US 1943 Sell This Version
54 Blues In The Night  album cover The Loumell Morgan Trio Blues In The Night(12") V Disc 54 US 1943 Sell This Version
55 Buckle Down, Winsocki / On The Alamo  album cover Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Buckle Down, Winsocki / On The Alamo(12") V Disc 55 US 1943 Sell This Version
56 Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Moonlight And Roses  album cover Al Goodman And His Orchestra Let Me Call You Sweetheart / Moonlight And Roses(12") V Disc 56 US 1943 Sell This Version
57 I Heard You Cried Last Night / Velvet Moon  album cover Harry James And His Orchestra I Heard You Cried Last Night / Velvet Moon(12") V Disc 57 US 1943 Sell This Version
58 Do You Know / No-No-No  album cover 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 Our Waltz / Holiday For Strings  album cover David Rose And His Orchestra* Our Waltz / Holiday For Strings(12") V Disc 60 US 1943 Sell This Version
61 Music For Marching Men  album cover The Goldman Band Music For Marching Men(12") V Disc 61 US 1943 Sell This Version
62 On The Mall / American Patrol  album cover The Goldman Band On The Mall / American Patrol(12") V Disc 62 US 1943 Sell This Version
63 Dance Of The Hours  album cover 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 Semper Paratus  album cover Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band Semper Paratus(12") V Disc 64 US 1943 Sell This Version
65 Stardust / St. Louis Blues March  album cover 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 If You Please  album cover 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 Mood Indigo / Are You Stickin'?  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Mood Indigo / Are You Stickin'?(12") V Disc 67 US 1943 Sell This Version
68 Body And Soul / "C" Jam Blues  album cover Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett Hazel Scott, Sidney Catlett - Body And Soul / "C" Jam Blues(12") V Disc 68 US 1943 Sell This Version
69 I Never Mentioned Your Name  album cover 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 Hut-2-3-4!  album cover Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra Hut-2-3-4!(12") V Disc 71 US 1943 Sell This Version
72 I Only Have Eyes For You  album cover Frank Sinatra I Only Have Eyes For You(12", Single) V Disc 72 US 1943 Sell This Version
73 The Hungry Count / Stiff Lace And Old Charcoal  album cover 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 This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal  album cover "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 Poinciana / The Way You Look Tonight  album cover David Rose And His Orchestra* Poinciana / The Way You Look Tonight(12") V Disc 76 US 1943 Sell This Version
77 Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / Wanting You  album cover 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 Got A Date With An Angel  album cover 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 Cuttin' The Boogie  album cover Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons - Cuttin' The Boogie(12") V Disc 81 US 1943 Sell This Version
82 On The Killin' Floor  album cover 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 Journey To A Star  album cover 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 1-2-3-4 Jump / 	In A Mellow Tone  album cover 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 Well Get It / Then I'll Be Happy  album cover Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Well Get It / Then I'll Be Happy(12") V Disc 86 US 1943 Sell This Version
87 Embraceable You / Something For The Boys / Abraham  album cover 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 Embraceable You  album cover 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 Your Feet's Too Big / Jelly Jelly  album cover "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 Three Little Words / In A Friendly Little Harbor  album cover 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 Jeffrie's Blues / Back Beat Boogie / Two O'Clock Jump  album cover Harry James And His Orchestra Jeffrie's Blues / Back Beat Boogie / Two O'Clock Jump(12") V Disc 89 US 1943 Sell This Version

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Chirobull

Chirobull

June 14, 2018
Not associated with 18 Top Hits label, except there are many artists on the 165A and B sides such as Dottie Evans and Artie Malvin.