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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.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. Bronson suggested the troops might appreciate a series of records featuring military band music, inspirational records that could motivate soldiers and improve morale. By 1942, the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) sent 16-inch, 33 rpm vinyl transcription discs to the troops from eight sources: special recording sessions, concerts, recitals, radio broadcasts, film sound tracks and commercial records.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



061a - The Goldman Band - King Cotton - Officer Of The Day March 4:43
061b The Goldman Band - Second Connecticut March - Our Director 4:49
062a - The Goldman Band - On The Mall 2:58
062b The Goldman Band - American Patrol 3:33
063a-b Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra - Dance Of The Hours Pt1&2 9:08
064a Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Hail Purdue - Semper Paratus 3:36
064b Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Band - Anchors Aweigh - Marine's Hymn 4:32
065a Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Band - Stardust 4:10
The St. Louis Blues March 4:25
068a Hazel Scott - Body And Soul 4:01
068b Hazel Scott & Sidney Catlett - C Jam Blues 3:44
069a Tommy Tucker Time-Don Brown- I Never Mentioned Your Name-Amy Arnell-They'r… 3:52
069b Tommy Tucker Time-Amy Arnell & The Voices Four-There's A Flame Still Burni… 3:36
098a Marian Anderson with Franz Rupp - Let Us Break Bread Together - Sometimes … 5:32
098b Marian Anderson with Franz Rupp - Ave Maria 5:23
099a Earl Robinson - The House I Live In 3:50
099b Earl Robinson - A Man's A Man For A' That 2:23
The Donkey Serenade 3:18
100b Gladys Swarthout Mezzo-soprano - Give Me One Hour 3:34
102a Ted Fiorito - The Solidaires - My Buddy 3:59
102b Ted Fiorito - The Solidaires - I Dug A Ditch 3:28
103a John Kirby and his Orchestra - Do You Savvy 3:32
103b John Kirby and his Orchestra - Tunisian Trail 3:36
Rockin' Chair 4:35
Sunday, Monday, or Always 3:56
Too Marvelous for Words (alternate take) 4:35
110b Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - The Sergeant On Furlough 4:59
112a-b The United States Coast Guard Band,11th Naval District, Directed by Lt R… 9:45
The Music Stopped 2:55
116b Frank Sinatra - I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night - The Way You Look Toni… 5:36
119a Bob Crosby and his Orchestra, featuring Bob Zurke - Honky Tonk Train Blues 2:51
119b Bob Crosby and his Orchestra, featuring Bob Zurke - Gin Mill Blues 4:12
123a Captain Glenn Miller and the AAFTC Orchestra-Going Home-Honeysuckle Rose-M… 4:53
In the Mood 3:32
124a Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Around - You've Got A Hold On Me 4:09
124b Frank Sinatra - A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening - She's Funny That Way 5:21
125a Spike Jones and his City Slickers - As Time Goes By - Barstool Cowboy From… 5:09
125b Spike Jones and his City Slickers - Hotcha Cornia - Jungle Town 4:37
128a Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter - Please - A Yank In A Tank 4:31
128b Bing Crosby with The Charioteers - Sleep, Kentucky Babe - What Do You Do I… 4:34
129a Sister Tharpe with Lucky Millinder - Rock Me - That's All 4:43
129b Sister Tharpe with Lucky Millinder - Trouble In Mind - Rock Daniel 5:08
Frenesi 3:03
Dancing in the Dark 3:00
134a Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - April In Paris 3:46
134b Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Moonlight On The Ganges 3:18
135a Vaughn Monroe - Something Sentimental 3:06
Scrap Your Fat 4:31
136a Fort Slocum Band, vocal by Private Leon Gray - Soldier Of God (Official Ch… 2:52
136b Fort Slocum Band, vocal by Private Leon Gray - We Are Marching, Lord 2:59



(0 stars)

Is there any chance you could update the torrent or the MP3 download links to include all the tracks? Right now they only include a handful.

Once again

(5 stars)

You're starting to repeat selections, but that doesn't take away the super music from the past, from The Greatest Generation.

Many Thanks!

(5 stars)

I want to thank whoever is uploading these V-Discs. I am enjoying them immensely. Thanks again!


(5 stars)

It's not that selections are repeated it's just a different V-disc release with a different B-side.