September Newsletter – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Hello Bakelite Broadcasters,
 


LATEST YOUTUBE TALLY
Band Video now has 48 445 hits at time of writing (30 August).
Up from 29 600 on 31 July. We’ll update you next month.

Hello to all our new friends who saw Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at this August’s Dubbo Jazz Festival – especially Mojo Juju’s mum!
FOR YOUR SEPTEMBER DIARY…

  2 Sep - 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

  9 Sep - 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

16 Sep - 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

21 Sep – 2:30pm, 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, Glenaeon, Belrose.

23 Sep - 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

28 Sep – Swing DJ. Sydney Fringe Festival. Check 2SER for details as they are firmed up.

28 Sep - 12 – 2pm, Phantom Dancer, 107.3 2SER. Swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio. Listen.

The Lounge Bar Lotharios are Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra. We play Roaring 20s hot jazz from arrangements written in the 1920s. The 11-piece Orchestra features 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton and is under the musical direction of ARIA nominee, Geoff Power…
The Lounge Bar Lotharios

WHAT HAPPENED IN AUGUST?

Dick Smith Radio Ad.
Greg Poppleton is also an actor and voiceover artist. He’s currently dear ol’ Dad in a Dick Smith Fathers’ Day radio spot for Digital Radios Voice agent is RGM Voices.

Gin Mill Social Corporate Saturday 15th August.
What a ball we had bringing all the fun of the 1920s to workers on their lunch break on the campus of a big international company! Two rip-roaring, compact 30 minute 1920s shows with Greg Poppleton (voc) Geoff Power (sousaphone and trumpet) Paul Baker (banjo) Laurie Bennett (drums) Missy (fan dancer) Catherine Alcorn (MC) Mr Gorski (juggler) Tom (tap dancer)…
Greg Popleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters - Optus Campus

Dubbo Jazz FestivalSaturday 16th August.
What a fun night! Two shows with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. The first at Dubbo Golf Club and then onto Club Dubbo with music till midnight. Radio16 recorded the event. Might have some audio from the show ready for you by October depending on permissions.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at Dubbo were Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals and megaphone, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, Jim Elliot bass saxophone, alto saxophone and clarinet…Thank you Dubbo and Dubbo Jazz Club
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Dubbo Jazz Festival

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Sunday Carnival Victoria Room. Sunday 17th August
It’s always exciting to sing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s at the Sunday Carnival in the Victoria Room.

It was a duo Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. I was accompanied by Tony Gardner at the grand piano. In between songs he let loose on a couple of instrumental rags and boogies. We hit the ’20s hard between spectacular displays by dancers, ribbon aerialists and astounding magic acts.

We’d gladly play for your party, too. Talk to Tony at OzManagement. Photo by Rick Monk…
Greg Poppleton Victoria Room Darlinghurst

Gin Mill Social. Friday 22nd August
It’s the 1920s at Slide on Oxford St when the Gin Mill Social comes to town. SOLD OUT SHOW, I think that says it all about this unique night of great 1920s entertainment, cuisine, authentic art deco architecture and atmosphere. The next Gin Mill Social is Friday 24 October. Are you coming? Tickets.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio, (Greg, 1920s vocals and megaphone. Geoff Power, trumpet and sousaphone, Paul Baker, banjo and top hat) get the speakeasy of 1920s cuisine and hooch, fan dancers, aerials, jugglers and tap dancers going with a high energy set of 1920s hits…
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Gin Mill Social darlinghurst

ARE YOU OR A FRIEND ORGANISING YOUR COMPANY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY?

Then you need live 1920s jazz and 1930s small group swing by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. The 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios is available, too.

Talk to the debonair Mr Tony Jex for all your 1920s-1930s music needs:

Bookings for Weddings, Corporate Events, Birthday Parties and Anniversaries
Talk to the debonair Mr Tony Jex:
T: 02 9567 7171
M: 0407 941 263
E: bookings@bakelitejazz.com



Like Us On Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/Greg.Poppleton.Band
 


Meet the Band at the New Website:
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters www.bakelitejazz.com

NEW 1920s Orchestra Website (we’ll be at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonard’s Park, 16 November):
1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios www.1920sorchestra.com.au



See you at a show soon…

Kindest Regards
Greg

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Play Dad In Fathers’ Day Radio Spot


I play dear old Dad in a new Fathers’ Day radio spot for digital radios. Listen. Voice agent is RGM Voices.

Greg Poppleton, 1940s Canberra 100 Dance MC

Greg Poppleton, 1940s Canberra 100 Dance MC

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Julius Sumner Miller Newton’s 2nd Law Of Motion. Phantom Dancer Swing Radio Show 9 Sep 2014.


The Tuesday 9 September Phantom Dancer, on 107.3 2SER Sydney and online at 2ser.com, brings you another hot 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV.

There’ll be a low-fi mix of I Got Rhythm from 1930s and 1940s radio featuring Ella Fitzgerald and her Orchestra amongst others. Larry Clinton, the Dipsy Doodler, will serenade you from the Glen Island Casino over NBC in 1938, Dinah Washington sings over WJZ New York in 1951 and Benny Goodman has a bit of a bop thing going on a 1949 ‘One Night Stand’

See the play list below after the Phantom Dancer Video of the Week.

This week, Part 3 in our 48 part series of ‘Demonstrations in Physics’. Filmed at ABC Sydney in 1969, the always entertaining Professor Julius Sumner Miller uses toys to excite us about Newton’s Second Law of Motion. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#121
2SER Tuesday 9 September 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
Hungaria
Andre Ekyan Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
11 Sep 1941
With A Twist Of The Wrist
Joe Marsala Quartet
‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Feb 1941
Midnight In A Madhouse
Larry Clinton Orchestra
‘RCA Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Jul 1938
Set 2
 
 
I’ll Never Be Free
Dinah Washington
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
13 Jan 1951
Open + The Best Things In Life Are Free
Kay Starr (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Music By Adlam’
KECA ABC LA
27 Dec 1947
Shishkabop
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS re-broadcast
29 Mar 1949
Set 3
 
 
Get Out And Get Under The Moon
Helen Kane (voc) Leonard Joy Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
16 Jul 1928
I’ll Get By + It Could Happen To You
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Artie Wayne
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
Los Angeles
AFRS re-broadcast
12 Aug 1944
To Each His Own / Full Moon And Empty Arms / laughing On The Outside
Leighton Noble Orchestra (voc) Helen
‘One Night Stand’
Starlight Room
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York
AFRS re-broadcast
21 Jun 1946
Set 4
 
 
South Of The Border
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Andrew Sisters
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
1 Feb 1940
Along The Santa Fe Trail
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Howard Walter
Salt Air Ballroom
KDYL CBS Salt Lake City
5 Jun 1957
Bubbles
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Treasury Bandstand’
WLAN ABC Lancaster Penn.
2 Sep 1954

 

Set 5
 
 
I Got Rhythm
Slim & Slam
NBC Studio Orchestra
New York
30 Aug 1939
I Got Rhythm
Jean Rodgers (piano)
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
I Got Rhythm
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Mar 1940
I Got Rhythm
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
12 Dec 1935
Set 6
 
 
Boy Meets Horn
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
30 Jun 1951
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WCBS CBS NY
25 May 1953
Lady Be Good
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
Royal Grove
Peony Park
Omaha Nebraska
NBC
1954
It’s Only A Paper Moon
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Gene Howard
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS NY
27 Nov 1945
Set 7
 
 
Moonlight and Shadows
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
According To The Way I Love You
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) The Freshmanr
‘Coty Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
17 Apr 1935S
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Fletcher Henderson  Orchestra
Casa Manana
Culver City
KFI NBC LA
1944
My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WJZ Blue NY
1944
Set 8
 
 
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + In The Mood
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Hour’
ABSIE London
Nov 1944
I Wonder
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Island
WJZ Blue NY
15 Jan 1945
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant NY
AFRS rebroadcast
30 Sep 1945

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My Puppet Doppelganger


I just had this YouTube clip sent to me.

“When we rec’d this from a good friend I immediately thought of you. The puppet actually bears an uncanny resemblance to YOU!!

And the first song on the soundtrack features Alix Combelle (my favourite swing tenor saxophonist) and Django Reinhardt…I wish my hair was still as read. Enjoy!

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Backyard Birdlife


Hello friends,

Some quick happy snaps I just took of the backyard birdlife this sunny morn. Enjoy…

Currawong

Currawong

One rainbow lorikeet

A rainbow lorikeet

A pair of rainbow lorrikeets

A pair of rainbow lorrikeets

Cheers,
Greg

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Greg Poppleton 1920s Duo Make Whoopee In Victoria Room


It’s always exciting to sing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s at the Sunday Carnival in the Victoria Room.

And accompanied by Tony Gardner at the grand piano, who also let loose on a couple of instrumental rags and boogies, we hit the ’20s hard between spectacular displays by dancers, ribbon aerialists and astounding magic acts.

We’d gladly play at your place, too, if you’d like us at your party. Talk to Tony at OzManagement. Photos by Rick Monk.

Singer Greg Poppleton dances with megaphone in hand as Tony Gardner gives a crazy, swinging, two-handed version of 'Lady Be Good'.

Singer Greg Poppleton dances with megaphone in hand as Tony Gardner gives a crazy, swinging, two-handed version of ‘Lady Be Good’.

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton passes the birdcage mic to accompanist Tony Gardner, blowing a raspberry to punctuate a cheery performance of Tea For Two.

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton passes the birdcage mic to accompanist Tony Gardner, blowing a raspberry to punctuate a cheery performance of Tea For Two.

Swaying while crooning the art deco whimsy of 'Tip Toe Through The Tulips'. Pianist, Tony Gardner, toured three times with Tiny Tim.

Swaying while crooning the art deco whimsy of ‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips’. Pianist, Tony Gardner, toured three times with Tiny Tim.

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Julius Sumner Miller Newton’s 1st Law. Phantom Dancer 2 September 2014


On this Tuesday’s Phantom Dancer, swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV, 12 – 2pm 107.3 2SER Sydney and online at 2ser.com, we get to turn on the vintage TV.

HEAR THE SHOW ONLINE TILL MID-OCTOBER

You’ll be hearing from Lester Young on a 1952 WCBS TV show, ‘Adventures In Jazz’ and the Eddie Smith Trio in a 1949 TV and radio simulcast over that same CBS New York station.

You’ll also hear a bracket of 1930s radio swing, 1940s radio swing and 1950s radio bop and post-bop including two excerpts from WOR NY’s ‘Bandstand USA’ featuring band leaders from opposite ends of the jazz spectrum, Henry ‘Red’ Allen and Miles Davis.

And for your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, program 2 in the 1960s TV series ‘Demonstrations In Physics’. This was made at ABC TV Sydney with Professor Julius Sumner Miller and I’ll be uploading the series for you over the next year – putting the Education back into 2 Sydney Educational Radio. On this week’s episode, Newton’s First Law. To quote Julius, “Watch, watch!”

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#120
2SER Tuesday 2 September 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
Lover
Lester Young
‘Adventures In Jazz’
WCBS-TV NY
1952
Take Mine
Betty Madigan
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York
17 Feb 1957
I Would Do Anything For You
Henry ‘Red’ Allen
‘Bandstand USA’
WOR Mutual NY
1958
Set 2
 
 
Open + Exactly Like You
Eddie Valentine Orchestra with Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York
1950
Open + Toy Piano Polka
Eddie Smith Trio
‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts’
WCBS-TV NY
18 Apr 1949
Set 3
 
 
Feelings
Tommy Carlyn Orchestra (voc) Gail Saunders
Bill Green’s Casino
Pittsburgh NBC
1946
Ad + Blue Skies + Close
Bing Crosby (voc) Les Paul (g) John Scott Trotter Orchestra
‘Philco Time’
KECA ABC LA
30 Oct 1953
Set 4
 
 
Blue Flame (theme) + Who Dat Up Dere?
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) WH and Band
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
17 Oct 1944
Cherry
Sonny Dunham Orchestra (voc) Howard Walter
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
New York
AFRS Rebroadcast
14 Apr 1944
Pinetop’s Boogie
Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord)
‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
Set 5
 
 
Lady Byrd
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Broadcast
Apollo Theatre
Harlem NY
22 Jan 1947
BHe Was Tall, Dark And Handsome
Ivie Anderson (voc) Johnny Otis Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
Helpful Advice
John J. Anthony
‘The Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
1944
Sentimental Journey
Harry James Orchestra (alto sax) Willie Smith
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
1944
Set 6
 
 
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) One Man Band
Freddy Rich (Friendly Five) Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Shoes Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Roll On Mississippi
Freddy Rich (Friendly Five) Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Shoes Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Too Late
Freddy Rich (Friendly Five) Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Shoes Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Goin’ To Town
Freddy Rich (Friendly Five) Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Shoes Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Set 7
 
 
Mighty Like The Blues
Benny Carter Orchestra (tenor sax) Coleman Hawkins
Comm Rec
London
18 Aug 1937
Put That Down In Writing
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Oct 1939
Estrellita
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
Lyric Theatre
Indianapolis
CBS
7 Mar 1939
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Arcadia Restaurant
KYW NBC Red Philadelphia
2 Dec 1938
Set 8
 
 
Barbados
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NY
12 Feb 1949
Little Girl Blue
Stan Getz
‘Monitor’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
1956
All Of Me
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual NY
3 Jan 1959

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