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Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc All-Stars
Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc All-StarsV-DISCs were made for USA servicemen during World War II between the years of 1943 to 1949 and shipped to military units around the world on a monthly basis. Below you’ll find listed the original recordings that Muggsy and his V-DISC All-Stars recorded for V-DISC, but twelve of his Bluebird Ragtime Band recordings were also transferred over to V-DISC.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Cherry 10-22-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
588
China Boy
(Dick Winfree / Phil Boutelje)
10-22-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
611
Jazz Me Blues
(Tom Delaney)
10-17-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
267A
V-DISC
475
V-DISC
507A
Pat’s Blues 10-17-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
394
Pee Wee Speaks
(Muggsy Spanier / Pee Wee Russell)
10-17-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
135A
V-DISC
344
Royal Garden Blues
(Spencer Williams / Clarence Williams)
10-22-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
730
That’s A Plenty
(Lew Pollack / Ray Gilbert)
10-17-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
424
Tin Roof Blues
(New Orleans Rhythm Kings)
10-22-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
588
Squeeze Me
(Fats Waller / Clarence Williams)
10-17-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
475
You Took Advantage Of Me
(Rodgers)
10-22-1944 New York, New York V-DISC
753

Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc All-Stars

Artist Instrument
Herman “Trigger” Alpert Bass
Dave Bowman Piano
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Bob Haggart Bass
Michael “Peanuts” Hucko Clarinet
Lou McGarity Trombone
Boomie Richmond Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Jess Stacey Piano
George Wettling Drums
Hy White Guitar

Thanks to Verne Buland for the songs on this page.

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