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.
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.
You're starting to repeat selections, but that doesn't take away the super music from the past, from The Greatest Generation.
I want to thank whoever is uploading these V-Discs. I am enjoying them immensely. Thanks again!
It's not that selections are repeated it's just a different V-disc release with a different B-side.