(5 stars; 1 reviews)

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.



008a Vaughn Monroe & The Four Lee Sisters - Let's Get Lost 2:59
008b Vaughn Monroe & The Four V's - The Corporal Told The Private 2:42
016a Teddy Wilson - How High The Moon 4:12
016b Teddy Wilson - Russian Lullaby 4:37
Night and Day 3:37
The Song Is You 3:31
027a Army Air Force Orchestra - Stairway To The Stars 3:16
027b Army Air Force Orchestra - A Handful Of Stars 4:10
032a Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehaving - Two Sleepy People 5:31
032b Fats Waller - Slightly Less Than Wonderful - There's A Gal In My Life 5:38
Bugle Call Rag 2:56
Sometimes I'm Happy 3:42
Moonlight Serenade 3:20
039b Glenn Miller - Tex Beneke - My Melancholy Baby 3:13
041a Andre Kostelantz and his Orchestra - I've Got You Under My Skin 3:16
041b Andre Kostelantz and his Orchestra - La Golindrina - Mexican Hat Dance 4:17
042a Goldman Band - With Trumpet and Drums - On The Campus 4:34
042b Goldman Band - Korcoran Cadets - Southern Melodies 4:05
Stardust 3:32
Moonglow 3:27
046a Dorothy Kirsten and Felix Knight with Orchestra and Chorus - My Hero 3:26
046b Dorothy Kirsten and Felix Knight with Orchestra and Chorus - One Alone 3:23
048a Bing Crosby & Chorus - Silent Night - Joy To The World 3:37
048b Chorus and Organ - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 3:32
050a Richard Crooks With Organ - Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 3:00
050b Chorus With Organ - As With Gladness Men Of Old - Hark The Herald Angels S… 3:56
051a Kenneth Spencer - Head Like A Rock - Lindy Lou 4:19
051b Paul Robeson - Deep River - I'm Goin' To Tell All My Troubles To God 4:49
052a Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Jalousie 3:51
052b Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Washington Post March … 4:30
054a The Loumell Morgan Trio - Blues In The Night - Them There Eyes 4:50
054b The Loumell Morgan Trio - Slender, Tender And Tall - Hit That Jive, Jack! 4:04
056a Al Goodman and his Orchestra - Let Me Call You Sweetheart 2:56
056b Al Goodman and his Orchestra - Moonlight and Roses 3:23
057a Harry James - Helen Forrest - I Heard You Cried Last Night 2:59
057b Harry James and his Orchestra - Velvet Moon 3:29
194a The Andrews Sisters - Mitchell Ayers and his Orchestra - Medley of Andrews… 3:18
194b The Andrews Sisters - Mitchell Ayers and his Orchestra - Sing A Tropical S… 5:11
416a Dick Haymes - The Ken Darby Chorus - Indiana - By The Old Corral 5:26
416b The Andrews Sisters - Don't Blame Me 5:38
419a Dick Haymes - Harry James - My Silent Love - The Mole 5:50
Taps Miller 5:04
421a Major Glenn Miller and the Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra - Ho… 5:32
421b Paul Baron - Sleepy Lagoon - Hora Staccato 5:22
423a Bing Crosby - Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie - In The Good Old Summer Ti… 3:10
424a Earl Hines with Paul Baron and his Orchestra - Boogie Woogie On St. Louis … 5:58
424b Bing Crosby - Let Me Call You Sweetheart - For Me And My Gal 4:39
424b Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc All Stars - Thats A' Plenty 4:36
526a Mills Brothers - I Wish - Puy Another Chair On The Table 6:32
526b Mitchell Ayers - Home - Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 5:46


So thrilled

(5 stars)

I am so thrilled to hear some more Teddy Wilson. Thank you for putting up so many of these V-Discs for us. I'm looking forward to hearing them all.