V-DISC


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V-DISCRecording of Musical Entertainment (US Navy)
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(18.) "V-Disc 741 Gladys Goodding," last accessed July 6, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUcBbiOOSMw.
In April 1944 the Dorsey band took the stage at Carnegie Hall to record a V-Disc, a special record for distribution only within the military.
(More dedicated types can hunt up Any Old Time [Legend] for 1944-45 radio and V-disc sessions, as well as The Forgotten Years [Giants of Jazz], which includes 1945 transcriptions of the trio's appearances on Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall.) Learning from Billie Holiday (as did his only contemporary male vocal rival, Frank Sinatra), Cole avoided extravagant embellishments, opting instead for a combination of elastic rhythms and flattened melodies that approximates a conversation rather than an aria.