Lot 32


V Discs

V Discs:
The First Discs were shipped 1 October 1943 from the Victor pressing plant in Camden to New Jersey. The initial shipment included 1,780 boxes each containing 30 records. A variety of sources were used for V-Discs: Commercial recordings (both issued and unissued alternative takes), radio broadcasts, dress rehearsals, film tracks, and special recording sessions, often at odd hours and including unusual combinations of musicians. Although most of the unused V-Discs and their masters were dutifully destroyed, discs in the hands of service personnel found their way into various 'bootleg' collections.
V Discs selection:
No 1, No 7, No 30, No 32, No 34 x2, No 5, No 81, No 108, No 109, No 116, No 144, No 148, No 152 x3, No 157, No 163, No 178, No 180, No 183, No 197, No 200, No 201, No 202, No 205, No 206 x 2, No 211, No 212, No 214, No 229, No 233, No 234, No 237, No 241, No 243, No 247, No 248, No 252 x2, No 253, No 255, No 268, No 270, No 277, No 282, No 285, No 286, No 289, No 299, No 312, No 314, No 317, No 322, No 323, No 325, No 328, No 329, No 330, No 333, No 334, No 336, No 337, No 342, No 344, No 354, No 355, No 336, No 369, No 375, No 381, No 383, No 384, No 385, No 390, No 394, No 399, No 404, No 411, No 418, No 419, No 423, No 424, No 428, No 434, No 435, No 437, No 451, No 454, No 456, No 458, No 470. No 473, No 475, No 482, No 483, No 484, No 491, No 496, No 499, No 504, No 507, No 516, No 519, No 522, No 524, No 527, No 528, No 529, No 560, No 564, no 568, No 569, No 573, No 574, No 575, No 587, No 595, No 597, No 602, No 603, No 604, No 605, No 610, No 611, No 612, No 615, No 617, No 619, No 620, No 626, No 627, No 630, No 634, No 648, No 656, No 657, No 665, No 669, No 677, No 694, No 695, No 700, No 701, No 704, No 711, No 713, No 714, No 724, No 740, No 741, No 742, No 743, No 744, No 749, No 750, No 759, No 763, No 770, No 771, No 772, No 774, No 775, No 782, No 784, No 790, No 793, No 795, No 800, No 801, No 803, No 804, No 805, No 858, No 880, No 902.
V Discs: Artist Signed:
No 12, No 281, No 792, No 242, No 611, No 799, No 381, No 812, No 781, No 564, No 466, No 308, No 188, No 451.
Viewing highly recommended as too many artists to list.

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Sold for £300



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Auction: The Russell Barnes Collection - Early Jazz, Opera and Gramophones, 1st Mar, 2022



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