V-Disc Armed Forces Program

Forget Me Not's In Your EyesPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Harry Warren and Edgar Leslie 
Edgar Leslie and Four Jays Music Co.
V-Disc Recording
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.
V-Disc Record Number A-296-B ( Navy N-49-B )
Serial No. VP 723 D4TC 210-1
Recorded circa 1944
Unknown Broadcast, New York City
Perry Como - vocal refrain with chorus
with Lud Gluskin Orchestra ( Personnel unknown )
Recording Time 4:46 with 0:14 Intro
Lud Gluskin, with the Continentals, recorded in Paris and Berlin between 1926 and 1934 when he came to the United States, recording for the Brunswick label with Buddy Clark vocals throughout the mid thirties. There are no recordings known thereafter.

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In December 1944, Perry Como began a long association with the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Company and its "Chesterfield Supper Club" series on NBC Radio ( Monday to Friday, 7:00-7:15 P.M. ). During the V-Disc years, accompanying orchestras included those of Ted Steele, Lloyd Shaffer, Carl Kress and Mitchell Ayres. Ted Steele's Orchestra accompanied Perry on the Chesterfield broadcasts from December 11, 1944, through to July 27, 1945.

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