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Victory for Art

orld War II shut down large parts of the entertainment industry, including the recording segment. But Uncle Sam wanted to make sure that the boys overseas didn’t lack for rockin’ tunes. Thus the V-Disc label was launched—that stalwart first letter, of course, standing for victory, baby. Leading musical lights lent their talents, cut some quickie sessions, and off the V-Discs (with a track or two on each side) went to Europe. Take on the Jerrys by day, cut a rug to Basie

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