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

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Date: ca. 4/1941
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

Both titles on:
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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: 6/14/41
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP-964-XP-33785 Clementine
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
V-DISC (USA) 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: ca. 1942
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

The origins of this recording are unclear


Date: 2/24/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. D3MC-145 It Ain't Necessarily So

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

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

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

V-DISC (USA) 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 (USA) 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 comparisons between the V disc and recordings of CP 54 seem conclusive


Date: 4/1/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP488-D4TC-53 Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"128 -A & B Army
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"166-A Army

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


Date: 4/15/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"128 -A & B Army
V-DISC (USA) 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: 6/19/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

Bing Crosby (voc), Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (orc)

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

V-Disc 28-B mastered August 1943 from Command Performance 71 of 19 June 1943


Date: 7/29/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP389-D3MC-462 Please
V-DISC (USA) 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: ca. 8/1943
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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: 8/5/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP452-D4TC-23 Moonlight Bay

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

V-DISC (USA) 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 (USA) 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: 8/12/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP452-D4TC-23 Ridin' Herd On A Cloud
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"149-A Army

Mastered from KMH broadcast of 12 August 1943.
Mastering date unknown.
The recording on COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD: 6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC is not in fact the V Disc version but from the KMH show of 2 September 1943


Date: 8/26/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP390-D3MC-463 Kentucky Babe
V-DISC (USA) 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: 10/14/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP389-D3MC-462 A Yank And A Tank
V-DISC (USA) 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: 11/22/43
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP1402-D5TC-518 One Alone

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

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

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

Both titles on:
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"263-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"503-A Army

"One Alone" mastered from AFRS broadcast of 22 November 1943.
"Poinciana" appears to be dubbed from Decca master L 3202-B of 1 October 1943
Mastered around July- Aug 1945. Resultant V Disc issued September 1945


Date: 5/18/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP680-D4TC-184 Amor
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
b. VP680-D4TC-184 It Could Happen To You
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
Both titles on:
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"21-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 5/25/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP706-D4TC-201 Bless 'em All

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

b. VP706-D4TC-201 Louise

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

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

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


Date: 6/18/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP786-D4TC-238 Pennies From Heaven
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"67-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"287-A Army
b. VP773-D4TC-231 Small Fry
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"49-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 6/22/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP857-D4TC-288 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"81-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"301-A & B Army

Mastered form KMH broadcast of 22 June 1944.
Mastered around Sept- Oct 1944. Resultant V Disc issued November 1944


Date: 6/29/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP856-D4TC-287 Going My Way

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
Both titles on:
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"81-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 6/30/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP-964-XP-33785 (There'll Be A) Hot Time In The Town of Berlin (When The Yanks Go Marching In)
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"337-A Army

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


Date: ca. 7/6/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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 (USA) 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: 7/13/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP856-D4TC-287 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"81-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 7/27/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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: 11/16/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"598-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Pennies From Heaven'

Mastered from the rehearsal for the 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. It is probable that V disc version of this title (alone) is from a rehearsal, not the final broadcast.


Date: 11/23/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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: 11/30/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 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) CD6 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) CD6 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) CD6 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 (USA) 78 12"143-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 12/7/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR (US) CDDSOY2041 — BING CROSBY - THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"221-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"441-A & B Army
b. VP1070-D4TC-552 Blue Hawaii

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'
c. VP1070-D4TC-552 In A Little Hula Heaven

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'
d. VP1070-D4TC-552 Sweet Leilani

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"525-B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Waikiki Wedding'

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


Date: 12/14/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP1253-D5TC-206 White Christmas
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"221-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"441-A & B Army

Mastered from KMH of 14 December 1944
Mastering date unknown


Date: 12/21/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
b. VP1221-D5TC-170 Adeste Fideles

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

c. VP1221-D5TC-170 Jingle Bells

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

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

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


Date: 12/28/44
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 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 (USA) 78 12"165-A Navy
c. VP1112-XP-34102 Strange Music

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"385-A Army
d. NVP1110-D5TC-35 Strange Music

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

V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"712-A & B Army — V-Disc - Medley from 'Rhythm On The Range'
f. JDB186-D6TC-6030 (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini)

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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: ca. 1945
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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 (USA) 78 12"203-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"423-A & B Army
f. VP1235-D5TC188 In The Good Old Summer Time
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"203-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"423-A & B Army
g. VP1236-D5TC189 For Me And My Gal
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"203-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"423-A & B Army
h. VP1236-D5TC189 Let Me Call You Sweetheart
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"203-A & B Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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: 1/11/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP1130-D5TC-64 Down The Old Ox Road
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"194-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"414-A Army

Mastered from the KMH broadcast of 11 January 1945.
Mastered around Oct - Nov 1945. Resultant V Disc issued December 1945


Date: 1/18/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP1130-D5TC-64 Soon

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

V-DISC (USA) 78 12"194-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 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: 1/25/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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 (USA) 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: 3/8/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. VP1306-D5TC-270 My Heart And I

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"484-A Army
b. JDB-51-XP-35870 Dear Old Girl

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 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: 3/15/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP1306-D5TC-270 All You Want To Do Is Dance
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 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: 3/22/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. VP1306-D5TC-270 Too Romantic
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"484-A Army

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


Date: 4/26/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
Both titles on:
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"243-A Navy
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"463-A Army

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


Date: 5/17/45
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

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

All titles on:
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
V-DISC (USA) 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: 2/7/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. JDB-51-XP-35870 These Foolish Things
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"632-A Army

Mastered from what appears to be a rehearsal for KMH of 7 February 1946
Mastering date unknown


Date: 2/14/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
V-DISC (USA) 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: 2/28/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"700-A Army

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


Date: 3/14/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
Both titles on:
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"661-A Army

Both titles are from a rehearsal for the KMH broadcast of 14 March 1946.
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: 3/21/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. JDB90-B-45463 One More Dream
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"673-B Army

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


Date: 4/4/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. JDB-119-D6TC-5298 Sioux City Sue
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR (US) CDDSOY946 — AFRS BASIC MUSIC LIBRARY PLUS PHILCO RADIO TIME PART TWO
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"685-A Army

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


Date: 7/24/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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 (USA) 78 12"820-A Army

Two conflicting 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: 12/25/46
Label: V-DISC (USA)

a. JB336-D6TC-6656 Adeste Fideles

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 3
V-DISC (USA) 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 (USA) 78 12"797-A Army
e. VB338-DGTC-6658 White Christmas

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

V-DISC (USA) 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: 1/15/47
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
V-DISC (USA) 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: 3/16/47
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 2
CURTAIN CALLS (US) LP 12"CURTAIN CALLS 1002 — BOTH SIDES OF BING CROSBY
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"773-A Army

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


Date: 3/31/47
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

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

COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 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) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 4
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 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 (USA) 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 (USA) 78 12"780-A Army

Taken from Philco broadcast of 7 May 1947, "Easter Parade" from a rehearsal for that show.
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: 11/3/48
Label: V-DISC (USA)

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

a. J666-1096 You Call Everbody Darlin'
COLLECTORS' CHOICE (US) CD6 17742 66512 3 — BING CROSBY - V DISC Disc 1
BROADWAY INTERMISSION (US) LP 12"BR129 — CROSBYANA Volume III- The War Years
V-DISC (USA) 78 12"893-A Army

Mastered from Philco show of 3 November 1948
Mastering date unknown


Sessions Reported: 51

Performances Reported: 103

Unique Songs Reported: 90

Unique Issues Reported: 62