Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Swinging on a V-Disc: Jazz in WW II"

It's Saturday night at home with cat and catch-up. Also rest, food, music, and a little writing. NPR Girl has the radio on, of course. I have just listened to a great show on the weekly Riverwalk Jazz about the recordings made for GIs during World War II by the greatest U.S. artists. Some of the recordings survive (the masters were destroyed, since the artists were promised that no one would make commercial use of the recordings --they had given their time and talent for free-- but some people kept the discs) and the show played many of them.

The Riverwalk Jazz Listening Room is here.

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