V-Disc Armed Forces Program

V-Disc Recordings

Perry Como - V-Disc Program

At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world. Shortly after the Army's program started, the U.S. Navy became involved in the program, appointing E.P. DiGiannantonio to run the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard programs.

           It's the Talk of the Town

Forget Me Not's In Your Eyes | Lyrics |

Goodbye Sue | Lyrics |

That Moon's In My Heart | Lyrics |

Wouldn't It Be Nice? | Lyrics |

My Dreams Are Gettin' Better All the Time | Lyrics |

Like Someone In Love | Lyrics |

Love Is the Sweetest Thing | Lyrics |

Temptation

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

( Did You Ever Get ) That Feeling In the Moonlight  | Lyrics |

Love Letters

Prisoner of Love

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

Girl of My Dreams | Lyrics |

A Garden in the Rain | Lyrics |

These historic recordings were the only music recorded during the 1940's American Federation of
Musicians (AFM) recording ban. As their contribution to the war effort, AFM President James C. Petrillo,
as well as all the movie and recording studios, issued a carte blanche strike clearance to the War
Department for the sole purpose of producing and distributing "music from back home" as a morale
booster to American troops overseas. This clearance allowed many musical stars, who were under
contract to different studios, to perform together for the first, and in some cases, the only time.

           | Notes Continued |

The data with respect to Perry's V DISC recordings has been provided courtesy of Dr. Stephen Bedwell, a well-known expert concerning the V DISC program and its history. Dr. Bedwell is a retired Halifax, Nova Scotia, neurologist. In November, 1998, he appeared in a three-part series, "The History of V DISCS", on CBC Radio Two "In Performance" hosted by Eric Friesen. Dr. Bedwell has a remarkable knowledge and an engaging interest in the music of this period.

       

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