The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first being issued in October of 1943.The Armyâs V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music especially 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.
1 - 67a Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
2 - 67b Duke Ellington - Are You Stickin'
6 - 86a Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It
7 - 264a Josh White - Waltzing Matilda
8 - 270b - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feet Warmers - After You've Gone
9 - 384a Jack Teagarden - Louis Armstrong - Jack Armstrong Blues