V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)
- Public Domain Mark 1.0
A lot of the V-Disc material was taken from radio programs like Command Performance; you can find out more in the book V-Discs: A History and Discography by Richard Sears.
Any error or typo is mine. :)
Since the gov't produced and distributed these records they are public domain but if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice. Thanks. :)
Here's the links to the entire set of V-Discs that I've uploaded to Archive.Org:
V-Discs 1-99 (1943-1944)
V-Discs 100-199 (1943-1944)
V-Discs 200-299 (1944)
V-Discs 300-399 (1944-1945)
V-Discs 400-499 (1945)
V-Discs 500-599 (1945-1946)
V-Discs 600-699 (1946)
V-Discs 700-799 (1946-1947)
V-Discs 800-899 (1947-1949)
V-Discs 900-903 (1949)
Related Music (Beta) question-dark
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, with Vocal Refrain by Frank Sinatra and Chorus - Blue Skies|
|Dinah Shore with Orchestra - Murder He Says|
|Alvino Rey and his Orchestra - The Army Air Corps|
|Benny Goodman and his Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing Pt1&2|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Don't Get Around Much Anymore|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Warm Valley|
|Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Begin The Beguine|
|Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Nightmare|
|Teddy Wilson - How High The Moon|
|Teddy Wilson - Russian Lullabye|
|Arturo Toscanini & the NBC Symphony - Garibaldi's War Hymn|
|Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehaving & Two Sleepy People|
|Fats Waller - Slightly Less Than Wonderful & There's A Gal In My Life|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, scat vocal Cootie Williams - Ring Dem Bells|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Perdido|
|Benny Goodman - Bugle Call Rag|
|Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade|
|Goldman Band - On The Campus|
|Goldman Band - With Trumpet and Drums|
|Goldman Band - Korcoran Cadets|
|Goldman Band - Southern Melodies|
|Harry James and his Orchestra - Caprice Viennois|
|Harry James and his Orchestra - Feet Draggin' Blues|
|Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Stardust|
|Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Moonglow|
|Paul Robeson - Deep River|
|Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Jalousie|
|Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - El Capitan|
|Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fiedler, conductor) - Washington Post March|
|David Rose and his Orchestra - Our Waltz|
|David Rose and his Orchestra - Holiday For Strings|
|Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Band - Stardust|
|The 418th AAFTC Band Under the Direction of Captain Glenn Miller - St. Louis Blues March|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Mood Indigo|
|Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Are You Stickin'?|
|Hazel Scott and Sidney Catlett - C Jam Blues|
|Tommy Tucker Time - I Never Mentioned Your Name|
|Tommy Tucker Time - They're Either Too Young Or Too Old|
|Tommy Tucker Time - There's A Flame Still Burning|
|Frank Sinatra - I Only Have Eyes For You|
|Frank Sinatra - There's Gonna Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin|
|Fats Waller - This Is So Nice It Must Be Illegal & Martinique|
|Fats Waller - Hallelujah|
|Fats Waller - Waller Jive|
|David Rose and his Orchestra - Poinciana|
|Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, vocals by Skinnay Ennis - Whispers In The Dark|
|Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Foot Pedal Boogie|
|Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Man|
|Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons - Pine Creek Boogie|
|Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - In A Mellow Tone|
|Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Well Git It|
|Carol Bruce with Red Norvo - Embraceable You|
|Carol Bruce with Red Norvo - Abraham|
|Carol Bruce with Red Norvo and his Overseas Spotlight Band - Something For The Boys|
|Benny Goodman Sextette - Three Little Words|
|Captain Glenn Miller and the 418th AAFTC Orchestra - Stormy Weather|
Subject: A vast panorama of the spirit of WWII
We can listen now for the talent of the famous and current performers, jazz and vocal and big band... all the names we know and love from that era are here.
Note that both black and white performers are well represented in these V-Discs, and that was sadly true of entertainment, but not in "real life" as it was in the South of the United States. We're still feeling the struggle of racial divide in this time of 2017 (I live in North Carolina, and it's local for me) but we've seen that America is greater than racial divides, and our current tragedies of the Houston TX Harvey destruction is just another example of, in times of trouble, we pull together and work together and help each other. As my Father and Mother did in WWII. It was in Tampa in WWII beginning that they met, so I lived in the South in Segregation and now.
Let us appreciate these wonderful collections of entertainment in the spirit of giving, as they were to the "GI Joes and Janes", and the women who loved them working in the factories and home services that made our War War II home front dedication, so much a part of what makes America great.
Enjoy the many, many great tunes, and thank you to the compilers, especially "WA4CZD" who has offered so much to archive.org folks.
This is a true historical treasure.
It is cultural gold. Historical truth. Great talents. And beloved in the time these V-Discs were made. My Father was in the Signal Corp in Europe during WWII. I only wished he'd lived to enjoy archive.org and these treasured recordings with me.
You're number 166 should read 098 V-Disc B.
I would like to link it to my blog jazzrealities. Can you do vice versa?
Subject: May I use these v disks in commercial projects?s?
Thanks for posting these excellent recordings.
My name is Kevin Coffey and I am a cartoonist and animated cartoon filmmaker located in San Francisco.
My website is here: http://cartoonlandanimation.com
I am interested in using, in a commercial context, an audio radio recording made during world war two for "V-disks".
It is available on your site here, where it is categorized as being in the public domain (Creative Commons license:Public Domain Mark 1.0 -)
The actual recording is this one, which you've posted:
Is there a way for me to verify that these recordings are truly in the public domain as you post?
Thanks so much-
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