2/3. US singer Patti Austin tells the story of V-Discs - the 1940s record label set up by the US military in order to provide entertainment for its soldiers stationed overseas. The project coincided with a serious royalty-issues union strike against RCA Victor, Columbia, Capitol Records and Decca by the American Federation of Musicians. Part two takes a closer look at the strike, with music from war-era morale-booster Bing Crosby and, in rare V-Disc performances, Frank Sinatra. Nat "King" Cole and Perry Como.
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