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Swinging on a V-Disc
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Swinging on a V-Disc

CD - 4 discs
72 tracks from dedicated V-disc sessions or American Government sponsored broadcasts - nothing from commercial recordings.

Swinging on a V-Disc

Many tracks are by groups specially formed for the V-Disc program, with several examples of vocalists with groups with whom they did not record elsewhere.

Contains tracks by all the well-known and some lesser-known big bands as well as many vocalists and small jazz groups.

All 72 of these tracks are from dedicated V-disc sessions or American Government sponsored broadcasts, nothing is from commercial recordings.

Includes a 24 page booklet with a complete discography and comprehensive notes on the V-disc program and bands by George Hulme.

Disc 1

  1. Jammin On A V-Disc - New York Stars
  2. Screaming Boogie - Lionel Hampton
  3. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - Louis Jordan
  4. I Understand - Bob Eberly
  5. Fried Chicken O routee - Slim Gaillard
  6. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Connee Boswell
  7. Stomping At The Savoy - Randy Brooks
  8. High Tide (I Ain't Mad At You) - Count Basie
  9. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Kay Starr with Charlie Barnet
  10. That's Rich - Buddy Rich
  11. Brotherly Jump - Dorsey Brothers
  12. Ooh, Hot Dawg - Gene Krupa
  13. How High The Moon - Les Paul Trio
  14. Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  15. (There's Gonna Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin - Frank Sinatra
  16. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington
  17. When I Grow Too Old To Dream - Lt Bob Crosby
  18. Beyond The Blue Horizon - Martha Tilton

Disc 2

  1. Melodrama In A V-Disc Record Room - Benny Carter
  2. Stormy Weather - Capt Glenn Miller
  3. Jack Armstrong Blues - Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden
  4. Seventh Avenue - T/Sgt Sy Oliver
  5. Ac-Cen-Tuate The Positive - Johnny Mercer
  6. Pistol Packing Mama - Don Redman
  7. Southern Scandal - Stan Kenton
  8. So Tired - Russ Morgan
  9. Dinah - Sam Donahue
  10. Waller Jive - Fats Waller
  11. Just You Just Me - Eddie Heywood
  12. You Can't Escape From Me - Bunk Johnson
  13. Sleepy Time Gal - T/Sgt Jack Leonard
  14. The Sheik Of Araby - Hot Lips Page
  15. For Dancers Only - Jimmie Lunceford
  16. Ah, Your Father's Mustache - Woody Herman
  17. Goodbye Sue - Perry Como
  18. Hollywood Hangover - Duke Ellington

Disc 3

  1. Flyin On A V-Disc - Lionel Hampton
  2. Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag - Lt Bob Crosby
  3. After You ve Gone - Benny Goodman
  4. Pee Wee Speaks - Muggsy Spanier
  5. Apple Honey - Woody Herman
  6. Flying Home - Red Norvo
  7. Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
  8. How Little We Know - Cpl Buddy Clark
  9. Main Stem - Duke Ellington
  10. I'll Always Be In Love With You - Ella Fitzgerald
  11. Billy A Dick - Hoagy Carmichael
  12. Beaver Junction - Count Basie
  13. Victory Polka - Kay Kyser
  14. Downhearted Blues - Mildred Bailey with Red Norvo
  15. Cuddle Up A Little Closer - Sammy Kaye
  16. I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Lena Horne with Charlie Spivak
  17. Singin' In The Rain - Hal Mcintyre
  18. Rose Room - Harry James

Disc 4

  1. Bouncing On A V-Disc - Fats Waller
  2. Willie - Elliott Lawrence
  3. I Get The Blues When It Rains - Peggy Lee
  4. Nancy - Frank Sinatra
  5. Kansas City Stride - Count Basie
  6. Henderson Stomp - Benny Goodman
  7. Blue Moon - Jo Stafford
  8. Paramount On Parade - Tommy Dorsey
  9. My Melancholy Baby - Sam Donahue
  10. Love Is Just Around The Corner - The V-Disc Jumpers
  11. Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
  12. I Found A New Baby - Roy Eldridge
  13. Candy - Nat King Cole Trio
  14. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - Jack Teagarden
  15. Harvard Blues - Jimmy Rushing with. Count Basie
  16. Tail End Charlie - Capt Glenn Miller
  17. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning - Jimmy Dorsey
  18. Ride On - Stan Kenton

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  • 01 Aug 42: Musicians Strike begins, leading to V-Disc recordings
  • 27 Oct 43: V-Disc recordings allowed for distribution to armed forces

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