A Bing Crosby Discography
 
Part 1d - The "V" Discs

Generated on 09 Nov 2011


Date: 14 March 1933
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), The Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra (orc)

a.     Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn

Remastered from matrix B-13149-A at an unknown date for prospective issue on V-Disc but in fact never issued.


Almost all of the V-Discs issued under Bing's name were taken from radio broadcasts, whilst a few were dubbed from commercial studio recordings. In the sections covering radio broadcasts and studio recordings I note the mastering of tracks for release as V-Discs, but repeat the listing here. Some of the discs had additional introductory material dubbed by Bing, which, where it exists is informal, along the lines of "Hi fellas, we thought you might like what we have thrown together for you on this V-Disc". Sometimes the introduction is by others.

On the account of the introduction the V Disc may differ from the original.

Tracks from differing broadcasts were sometimes placed together on the same disc, which unusually for records of the time, were frequently banded with two or three tracks per side. Different artists appeared on the same disc in many instances. The "A" or "B" suffix frequently quoted denotes the side of the disc, so that 337-A and 337-B are two sides of the same original disc

Mastering dates have been assumed based on extrapolation from known issue dates and numbering sequences.


Date: 27 September 1933
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Lennie Hayton Orchestra (orc)

a. VP1018-D4TC498    The Last Roundup
     V-DISC 78 12": 121-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 341-A Army

Remastered from Brunswick master LA-20
Mastered around Nov- Dec 1944. Resultant V Disc issued January 1945


Date: Uncertain date 1941 on
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), Orchestra (orc)

a. VP140-ND3MC3369.    Silent Night, Holy Night
     V-DISC 78 12": 48-A Army

The origins of this recording are unclear


Date: 1941
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1551-XP-35172    The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid

Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Jack Teagarden (voc), Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra (orc)

b. VP1551-XP-35172    Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie

Both titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 542-B Army

Taken from a film promotional recording for 'The Birth Of The Blues'
Mastered around Sept - Oct 1945. Resultant V Disc issued November 1945



Date: 14 June 1941
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), The Music Maids (vbk)

a. VP-964-XP-33785    Clementine
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     V-DISC 78 12": 337-A Army

Mastered from the Decca Studio recording of 16 June 1941 matrix DLA2437-A.
Mastered around Oct - Nov.1944. Resultant V Disc issued December 1944


Date: 24 February 1943
Label: V-DISC

a. D3MC-145    It Ain't Necessarily So

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), AAF Orchestra (MBd), Meredith Willson (dir)


     V-DISC 78 12": 2-A Army
b. D3MC-146    You Are My Sunshine

Bing Crosby (voc), AAF Orchestra (MBd), Meredith Willson (dir)


     V-DISC 78 12": 24-A & B Army
c. D3MC-151    It's A Long Way To Tipperary

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), AAF Orchestra (MBd), Meredith Willson (dir)


     V-DISC 78 12": 24-A & B Army

Mastered from Command Performance of 24 February 1943.
Mastered around August - Sep 1943. Resultant V Disc issued October 1943

'You Are My Sunshine' on COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC is not in fact the V Disc version but from Decca DLA 2515A

The masters are said by some to be from a Dinah Shore show of August 1943 but it is believed more likely it is from the Command Performance as shown. If from the Dinah Shore show the orchestra is that of Gordon Jenkins.


Date: 1 April 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP488-D4TC-53    Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 109-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 166-A Army

Mastered from Kraft Music Hall Broadcast of 1 April 1943.
Mastering dates unknown.


Date: 15 April 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), James Sherman (pno)

a. VP488-D4TC-53    By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 109-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 166-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 15 April 1943.
Mastered around Feb - Mar. 1944. Resultant V Disc issued April 1944


Date: 24 June 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP117-ND3MC-3347    It Can't Be Wrong
     V-DISC 78 12": 28-B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 24 June 1943.
Mastered around June - July 1946. Resultant V Disc issued August 1946


Date: 29 July 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP389-D3MC-462    Please
     V-DISC 78 12": 128-A & B Army

Mastered from a rehearsal for the KMH broadcast of 29 July 1943
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC uses the Brunswick master SF-11-A instead of the V-Disc.
Mastered around Dec 1943 - Jan 1944. Resultant V Disc issued February 1944


Date: August 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore (voc), Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (orc)

a. VP90-D3MC 150    Summertime

Said to be taken from a Dinah Shore programme
Prepared for V Disc but not issued


Date: 5 August 1943
Label: V-DISC

a. VP452-D4TC-23    Moonlight Bay

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), The Charioteers (vbk), James Sherman (pno)


     V-DISC 78 12": 149-A Army
b. VP390-D3MC-463    What Do You Do In The Infantry?

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 128-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 5 August 1943, with What Do You Do In The Infantry being from a rehearsal for that show.
Mastered around Dec 1943 - Jan 1944. Resultant V Disc issued February 1944

'Moonlight Bay' on COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC is not in fact the V Disc version but from Philco show of 16 October 1946


Date: 26 August 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP390-D3MC-463    Kentucky Babe
     V-DISC 78 12": 128-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 26 August 1943.
Mastered around Dec 1943 - Jan 1944. Resultant V Disc issued February 1944


Date: 14 October 1943
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Chorus (vbk)

a. VP389-D3MC-462    A Yank In A Tank
     V-DISC 78 12": 128-A & B Army

Titles mastered from KMH broadcast of 14 October 1943.
'A Yank In a Tank' is not the same as 'A Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank' by Hoagy Carmichael.
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC confused the two and used a KMH performance of 'A Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank'
Mastered around Dec 1943 - Jan 1944. Resultant V Disc issued February 1944




Date: 22 November 1943
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1402-D5TC-518    One Alone

Bing Crosby, Trudy Erwin (voc)

b. VP1402-D5TC-518    Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)

Bing Crosby (voc)

Both titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 263-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 503-A Army

Both titles mastered from AFRS broadcast of 22 November 1943.
Mastered around July- Aug 1945. Resultant V Disc issued September 1945


Date: 18 May 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP680-D4TC-184    Amor
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
b. VP680-D4TC-184    It Could Happen To You
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
Both titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": 21-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 241-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 18 May 1944.
Mastered around June - July 1944. Resultant V Disc issued August 1944


Date: 25 May 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP706-D4TC-201    Bless 'em All

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. VP706-D4TC-201    Louise

Both titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": Unissued Test Pressing

Mastered at unknown date from the KMH performance of 25 May 1944.


Date: 18 June 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP786-D4TC-238    Pennies From Heaven
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 67-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 287-A Army
b. VP773-D4TC-231     Small Fry
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 49-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 269-A Army
Both titles on:      BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years

Mastered from NBC Radio "Your All Time Hit Parade" broadcast of 18 June 1944.
Small Fry mastered around Jul - Aug 1944. Resultant V Disc issued September1944
Pennies From Heaven mastered around Aug - Sept 1944. Resultant V Disc issued October1944


Date: 29 June 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP856-D4TC-287    Going My Way

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
b. VP857-D4TC-288    Swinging On A Star

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers, The Music Maids (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
Both titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": 81-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 301-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 29 June 1944.
Mastered around Sept- Oct 1944. Resultant V Disc issued November 1944


Date: 30 June 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), The Andrews Sisters (vgr), Victor Schoen and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP-964-XP-33785    There'll Be a Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     V-DISC 78 12": 337-A Army

Re-mastered from Decca studio recording L3449-A.
Remastering date unknown.


Date: ca. 6 July 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Paul Weston Orchestra (orc)

a. VP1677-D5TC-1505    I'll Get By
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 598-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Pennies From Heaven'

There are doubts about the origins oif this recording and the accompaniment.

The version on the CD set "COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC" is identical to the KMH broadcast of 6 July 1944 with John Scott Trotter and is certainly incorrect in drawing on that.


Date: 13 July 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP856-D4TC-287    Let Me Call You Sweetheart
     V-DISC 78 12": 81-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 301-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 13 July 1944.
Mastered around Sept- Oct 1944. Resultant V Disc issued November 1944


Date: 27 July 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer (voc), Paul Weston Orchestra (orc)

a. VP1675-D5TC1503    Small Fry

Stated to be from 'Johnny Mercer's Music Shop' radio show.
Prepared for V-Disc but not issued as such


Date: 16 November 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1035-D4TC-519    One, Two, Button Your Shoe

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk), James Sherman (pno)


     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
b. VP1035-D4TC-519    So Do I

Eugenie Baird, Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), James Sherman (pno)

c. VP1677-D5TC-1505    Pennies From Heaven

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk), James Sherman (pno)


     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
d. VP1036-D4TC-520    Skeleton In The Closet

The Charioteers (vgr), James Sherman (pno)

All titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     V-DISC 78 12": 598-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Pennies From Heaven'

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 16 November 1944.
Mastering date unknown.
The Charioteers performed 'Skeleton in the Closet. Bing does not participate but gives an introduction on the V Disc


Date: 23 November 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1052-D4TC-538    Sunday, Monday Or Always

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. VP1052-D4TC-538    The Last Rose Of Summer (G)

Rise Stevens (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

c. VP1053-D4TC-539    She's From Missouri

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

d. VP1053-D4TC-539    Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers, Choir (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

All titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 581-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Dixie'

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 23 November 1944.
Mastering date unknown.
The Last Rose Of Summer is introduced by Bing on the V-Disc but he does not perform.


Date: 30 November 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1049-D4TC-535    I Promise You (Arlen/Mercer)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
b. VP1051-D4TC-537    With Every Breath I Take

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
c. VP1051-D4TC-537    Love Is Just Around The Corner

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
d. VP1051-D4TC-537    June In January

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
All titles on:      BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 143-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 363-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 30 November 1944.
Mastered around Dec 1944 - Jan 1945. Resultant V Disc issued February 1945



Date: 7 December 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1253-D5TC-206    I'll Be Home For Christmas

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     V-DISC 78 12": 221-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 441-A & B Army
b. VP1070-D4TC-552    Blue Hawaii

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     V-DISC 78 12": 525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'
c. VP1070-D4TC-552    In A Little Hula Heaven

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     V-DISC 78 12": 525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'
d. VP1070-D4TC-552    Sweet Leilani

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     V-DISC 78 12": 525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 7 December 1944.
Mastering date unknown.


Date: 14 December 1944
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)

a. VP1253-D5TC-206    White Christmas
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 221-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 441-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH of 14 December 1944
Mastering date unknown


Date: 21 December 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1221-D5TC-170    Silent Night, Holy Night

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
b. VP1221-D5TC-170    Adeste Fidelis

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)

c. VP1221-D5TC-170    Jingle Bells

All titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": 221-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 441-A & B Army

Mastered from 21 Dec. 1944 Kraft Music Hall.
Mastering date unknown.


Date: 28 December 1944
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1112-XP-34102    Let's Take The Long Way Home

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 385-A Army
b. NVP1110-D5TC    Let's Take The Long Way Home

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 165-A Navy
c. VP1112-XP-34102    Strange Music

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 385-A Army
d. NVP1110-D5TC-35    Strange Music

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 165-A Navy
e. JDB186-D6TC-6030    Empty Saddles

Bing Crosby (voc), Ken Lane Singers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 712-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Rhythm On The Range'
f. JDB186-D6TC-6030    Mr Paganini

Bing Crosby (voc), The Charioteers (vgr), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 712-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Rhythm On The Range'
g. JDB235-D6TC-6009    I'm An Old Cowhand

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 712-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Rhythm On The Range'
h. JDB235-D6TC-6009    I Can't Escape From You

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 712-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Rhythm On The Range'

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 28 December 1944.
The two matrices of "Let's Take the Long Way Home" and "Strange Music" are in fact of the same performance but were separately mastered for the Army and Navy issues

Mastered around Jan - Feb 1945. Resultant V Disc issued March 1945


Date: possibly 1945
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vgr), Organ (org)

a. VP1255-B42371    By The Waters Of Minnetonka
b. VP1255-B42371    Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
c. VP1256-B42372    Alla En El Rancho Grande
d. VP1256-B42372    Swinging On A Star
e. VP1235-D5TC188    Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 203-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 423-A & B Army
f. VP1235-D5TC188    In The Good Old Summertime
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 203-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 423-A & B Army
g. VP1236-D5TC189    For Me And My Gal
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 203-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 423-A & B Army
h. VP1236-D5TC189    Let Me Call You Sweetheart
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 203-A & B Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 423-A & B Army

Prepared for V Disc from an Army Signal Corps film soundtrack but
'By The Waters Of Minnetonka', 'Swinging On A Star', 'To-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral' and 'El Rancho Grande' not issued as such.

'Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie' and 'In The Good Old Summertime' also issued on a Sing-Along record, mx VP1254-B42370
'By the Waters Of Minnetonka' and 'Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral' issued on Sing Along Record matrix VP1255-B42371
'El Rancho Grande', 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart' and 'Swinging On A Star' issued on Sing Along Record matrix VP1256-B42372.
'For Me and My Gal' issued on a Sing-Along record mx VP1257-B42373


Date: 18 January 1945
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1130-D5TC-64    Soon

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 194-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 414-A Army
b. VP1201-D5TC-144    Down By The River

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 557-A Army
c. VP1201-D5TC-144    It's Easy To Remember

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 557-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 18 January 1945.
Mastered around Oct - Nov 1945. Resultant V Disc issued December 1945


Date: 25 January 1945
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)

a. VP1201-D5TC-144    Only Forever
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 557-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 25 January 1945.
Mastered around Oct - Nov 1945. Resultant V Disc issued December 1945
'Only Forever' on COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC is not in fact the V Disc version but from Decca DLA2033A


Date: 8 March 1945
Label: V-DISC

a. VP1306-D5TC-270    My Heart And I

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 484-A Army
b. JDB-51-XP-35870    Dear Old Girl

Bing Crosby (voc, ing), The Charioteers (vgr), Bob Burns (ing), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 632-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 8 March 1945 though there could be doubts as to the origins of 'Dear Old Girl'
My Heart and I mastered around June - July 1945. Resultant V Disc issued August 1945
Mastering date for Dear Old Girl unknown


Date: 15 March 1945
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. VP1306-D5TC-270    All You Want To Do Is Dance
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 484-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 15 March 1945.
Mastered around June - July 1945. Resultant V Disc issued August 1945


Date: 22 March 1945
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)

a. VP1306-D5TC-270    Too Romantic
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 484-A Army

Mastered from KMH of 22 March 1945
Mastered around June - July 1945. Resultant V Disc issued August 1945


Date: 26 April 1945
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)

a. VP1333-D5TC-296    That Sly Old Gentleman From Featherbed Lane
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
b. FVP1333-D5TC-296    A Friend Of Yours
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
Both titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": 243-A Navy
     V-DISC 78 12": 463-A Army

Possibly mastered from KMH broadcast of 26 April 1945.
Mastered around Nov - Dec 1944. Resultant V Disc issued January 1945


Date: 17 May 1945
Label: V-DISC

a. JDB-201-D6TC-6045     Tangerine

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk)

b. JDB-201-D6TC-6045     Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Ken Carpenter (Int)

c. JDB-201-D6TC-6045     I Remember You

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (vbk), Ken Carpenter (Int)

All titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     V-DISC 78 12": 729-A Army — V-Disc- Medley from 'The Fleet's In'

a, b, c performed as medley.

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 17 May 1945.
Mastering date unknown.


Date: 7 February 1946
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Chorus (vbk), Perry Botkin (gtr)

a. JDB-51-XP-35870    These Foolish Things
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 632-A Army

Mastered from KMH of 7 February 1946
Mastering date unknown


Date: 14 February 1946
Label: V-DISC

a. JDB-76-D6TC-5170    In The Land Of Beginning Again

Bing Crosby (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

b. JDB-76-D6TC-5170    Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

Both titles on:      COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     V-DISC 78 12": 646-A Army

In The Land Of Beginning Again mastered from a rehearsal for KMH broadcast of 14 February 1946.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow probably from the same broadcast.
Mastering date unknown.


Date: 28 February 1946
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Eddy Duchin (pno), Bob Hope (Int)

a. JDB-164-D6TC-5998    There's A Small Hotel
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 700-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 28 February 1946.
Mastered around Sept. -Oct 1946. Resultant V Disc issued November 1946


Date: 14 March 1946
Label: V-DISC

a. JDB80-D6TC-5215    Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), The Charioteers (vbk), Eddy Duchin (pno)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
b. JDB80-D6TC-5215    Dear Old Donegal

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
Both titles on:      V-DISC 78 12": 661-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 14 March 1946.
Both titles are from a rehearsal for the show.
Mastered around May - June 1946. Resultant V Disc issued July 1946
The CD issue COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC names "Dear Old Donegal" as "Back To Donegal"


Date: 21 March 1946
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), The Charioteers (vbk)

a. JDB90-B-45463    One More Dream
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 673-B Army

Mastered from KMH programme 21 March 1946.
Mastered around June - July 1946. Resultant V Disc issued August 1946


Date: 4 April 1946
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Chorus (vbk)

a. JDB-119-D6TC-5298    Sioux City Sue
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 685-A Army

Possibly taken from KMH broadcast of 4 April 1946
Mastered around Jul - Aug 1946. Resultant V Disc issued September 1946


Date: 24 July 1946
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. JB-467-D7TC-7554    I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 820-A Army

Two conficting sources suggest either that the V-Disc used the Decca master L4248A with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra or a film recording from 'Blue Skies'.
I have not heard the original and cannot comment.
Mastered around Nov. -Dec. 1947. Resultant V Disc issued Januray 1948


Date: 25 December 1946
Label: V-DISC

a. JB336-D6TC-6656    Adeste Fidelis

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Chorus (vbk), Skitch Henderson (pno), Ken Carpenter (Int)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 796-A & B Army
b. JB337-D6TC-6657    The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Chorus (vbk), Skitch Henderson (pno), Ken Carpenter (Int)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     V-DISC 78 12": 796-A & B Army
c. JB337-D6TC-6657    Jingle Bells

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr), Skitch Henderson (pno)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
     V-DISC 78 12": 796-A & B Army
d. VB338-DGTC-6658    Silent Night, Holy Night

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Choir (chr)


     V-DISC 78 12": 797-A Army
e. VB338-DGTC-6658    White Christmas

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 797-A Army

Mastered from Philco Radio Time of 25 December 1946.
Mastering date around July- August 1947. Resultan V- Disc issued September 1947


Date: 15 January 1947
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby, Al Jolson (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)

a. JB345-D7TC-7128    The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 763-B Army

Mastered from Philco Radio Time broadcast of 15 January 1947.
Mastered around March - April 1947. Resultant V Disc issued May 1947


Date: 16 March 1947
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby, Dennis Day, Andy Devine, Dick Haymes (voc), Phil Harris And His Orchestra (orc)

a. JB447-D7TC-7494 parody with Fluff    Always
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
     V-DISC 78 12": 773-A Army

Mastered from "The Jack Benny Show Lucky Strike Radio Show" on NBC radio.
Mastering date unknown.


Date: 31 March 1947
Label: V-DISC

a. J452-D7TC-7495    Alexander's Ragtime Band

Bing Crosby, Al Jolson (voc, Int), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 814-A Army — V-Disc - A Toast To Irving Berlin
b. J452-D7TC-7495    All By Myself

Bing Crosby, Al Jolson (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 814-A Army — V-Disc - A Toast To Irving Berlin
c. J452-D7TC-7495    Easter Parade

Bing Crosby, Al Jolson (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 814-A Army — V-Disc - A Toast To Irving Berlin
d. JB453-D7TC-7496    Country Style

Bing Crosby (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc)


     V-DISC 78 12": 780-A Army

Taken from Philco broadcast of 7 May 1947.
Mastering date unknown

'Country Style' on COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC is not in fact the V Disc version but from Decca L4329


Date: 3 November 1948
Label: V-DISC

Bing Crosby (voc), Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires (vgr)

a. J666-1096    You Call Everbody Darling
     COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
     BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12": BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
     V-DISC 78 12": 893-A Army

Mastered from Philco show of 3 November 1948
Mastering date unknown