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The V-Disc All Stars

Band, 1943-1949 US
Jazz and Pop

V-Disc ("V" for Victory) was a morale-boosting initiative involving the production of several series of recordings during the World War II era by special arrangement between the United States government and various private U.S. record companies. The records were produced for the use of United States military personnel overseas. Many popular singers, big bands and orchestras of the era recorded special V-Disc records. These 12-inch, vinyl 78 rpm gramophone recordings were created for the Army between October 1943 and May 1949. Navy discs were released between July 1944 and September 1945. Twelve-inch discs were used because, when 136 grooves per inch were cut, they could hold up to six and a half minutes of music. Not all releases were pressed of vinyl; many were of the much less durable sh

PortraitWoody Herman
cl, as 1913-1987 US
PortraitBen Webster
ts 1909-1973 US
PortraitBilly Bauer
g 1915-2005 US
PortraitFlip Phillips
ts, sax 1915-2001 US
PortraitChubby Jackson
b 1918-2003 US
PortraitRalph Burns
p 1922-2001 US
PortraitBill Harris
tb 1916-1973 US
PortraitJohnny Blowers
dr 1911-2006 US
PortraitMarjorie Hyams
vib 1920-2012 US

Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Mostly Instrumentals Part OneThe V-Disc All Stars Featuring Woody Herman, The Catalina Sextette - Dave Matthews - Bill Stegmeyer - Clark Terry - Roy Eldridge, Bob Haggart2012Compil.
Mostly Instrumentals Part TwoThe V-Disc All Stars Featuring Bob Haggart - Peanuts Hucko - Joe Bushkin - Johnny Blowers - Chris Griffin - Stan Hasselgard2012Album
V Disc All StarsThe V-Disc All Stars1992Compil.
Midnight At V-DiscLouis Armstrong * Jack Teagarden And The V-Disc All Stars1977Compil.
Indian Love Call / In The Mood / University Of Minnesota MarchTony Pastor And Tony Pastor And His All Star Band / Glenn Miller And Army Air Force Overseas Orchestra / Bert Hirsch And The V-Disc All Stars1948Album
I'll See You In My Dreams / Royal Garden BluesElla Fitzgerald And Her The V-Disc All Stars / Muggsy Spanier And His Band1947Album
Garden In The Rain / Lonesome RoadPerry Como / Jo Stafford And Her The V-Disc All Stars1947Album
Bechet Parades The Blues / You Took Advantage Of MeSidney Bechet And His The V-Disc All Stars, Muggsy Spanier1947Album
Five O'Clock Drag / CoquetteDave Matthews And His The V-Disc All Stars / Bud Freeman And His Gang1947Album
Bell Bottom Trousers / You Was Right, BabyConnie Boswell And Her The V-Disc All Stars / Sam Donahue And The Navy Dance Band1947Album
That Old Black Magic / National Emblem March / Peanut ButterDick Farney / Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Peanuts Hucko And His The V-Disc All Stars1947Album
Purple Feathers / Someday SweetheartRed Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band / Peanuts Hucko1947Album
Worth Duckin' / I Must Have That ManSlam Stewart, Dick Farney / Peanuts Hucko And His The V-Disc All Stars1947Album
Night And Day / Roy Meets HornClaude Thornhill And His Orchestra / Roy "King David" Eldridge & His Little Jazz And His The V-Disc All Stars1946Album
Flyin' On A V-DiscLionel Hampton And The The V-Disc All Stars1946Album
A Door Will Open / Old Rob RoyTommy Dorsey / Roy Eldridge And The V-Disc All Stars1946Album
Love Is Just Around The Corner / Tin Roof BluesThe V-Disc All Stars / Muggsy Spanier1946Album
That's Rich / Tea For TwoBuddy Rich And His The V-Disc All Stars Featuring Ella Fitzgerald / Bill Stegmeyer And His Hot Eight1946Album
Homesick, That's All / The Night Is Young And You're So Beautiful / For Musicians Only (A Musical Treatise On Jazz)Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore / Bud Freeman And The The V-Disc All Stars1946Album
I'll Always Be In Love With You / Blue MoonElla Fitzgerald And Her The V-Disc All Stars / Jo Stafford1946Album
Solitude / There's A Lull In My LifeMarie Greene And Her The V-Disc All Stars / Kay Starr1946Album
Can't We Talk It Over / Almendra / Tra La LaRed McKenzie With The V-Disc All Stars / Machito & His Afro-Cubans1945Album
I Hope To Die If I Told A Lie / No, Baby, Nobody But You / I'm Confessin' That I Love YouErskine Hawkins And His Orchestra / Louis Armstrong And The V-Disc All Stars1945Album
Screamin' Boogie / Miss MartingaleLionel Hampton And His Orchestra / The V-Disc All Stars Featuring Hot Lips Page1945Album
Somebody Loves Me / Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / CandyWoody Herman And The V-Disc All Stars / Dinah Shore1945Album
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight / Sheik Of ArabyJack Teagarden And The V-Disc All Stars, Hot Lips Page1945Album
"Jack Armstrong" Blues / RosettaThe V-Disc All Stars1945Album
Honey / The Waiter, The Porter And The Upstairs MaidJack Leonard And The The V-Disc All Stars / Bing Crosby, Mary Martin & Jack Teagarden1945Album
Vibe Boogie / Davenport BluesLionel Hampton And His Orchestra / Yank Lawson And The V-Disc All Stars1945Album
I Love My Man / My Man / When You're SmilingBillie Holiday, The V-Disc All Stars, Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra1944Album
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