Playlist: V-Discs

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By the end of this month, I should have over 700 V-Disc recordings added to the Swing City Radio rotation.  These classic, vintage recordings contain some of the best music of the Big Band Era in my opinion.  Those of you that listen to The Big Band and Swing Podcast should be quite familiar with V-Discs by now. If you've never heard of V-Discs, you can learn about them here.  In a nutshell, V-Disc was a record label that was formed in 1943 by the U.S Armed Forces to provide recorded entertainment for U.S. military personnel serving around the world during World War II.

The majority of recordings were top shelf, performed by the most popular artists of the era and never released commercially.  The V-Disc program ran from October 1943 to May 1949.  I dedicated a whole episode of the podcast on the subject and covered just a fraction of the history and the material the program produced.  Click here to listen to Show 75: "V-Discs and Some More V-Discs".

So as I led off with, by the end of this month Swing City Radio will have over 700 different V-Disc recordings in it's normal playlist rotation. I'm so excited to share these with you and I'm sure you will really enjoy them.  I will also be adding more in the future as I locate and clean up the audio of these fantastic recordings.  Enjoy! 

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