Happy Easter Bakeliters


Happy Easter Bakeliters – found this gem for you. Serbian Church Trio ‘Christ Is Risen.’ Recorded in 1930. Love the rhythm.

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Greg Poppleton In Madonna’s ArtForFreedom Curation


The headline above says it all. Here’s the link…http://www.buzzfeed.com/geepop/freedom-to-pollinate-freedom-to-sting-o1vj

And here is the link to all accepted entries. http://www.buzzfeed.com/artforfreedom

This is the video submitted…and the point it makes about categories and freedom of expression…
http://www.buzzfeed.com/geepop/freedom-to-pollinate-freedom-to-sting-o1vj

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Spike Jones TV Clip. Phantom Dancer Show 29 April 2014


Hello Phantom Dancers,

This Tuesday, 12 noon, 107.3 2SER Sydney online http://www.2ser.com is the 101st national show, though The Phantom Dancer has been on 2SER since 1985.

To celebrate, I’ve put together for you a live 1920s-60s radio swing and jazz show like no other, mainly because every week is different.

Of particular interest, I’m sure, will be Duke Ellington’s Flying Saucer Ballet. Ruth Etting, Artie Shaw, Helen Forrest and Spike Jones will also be reaching out to you through time and space from their own 1930s – 40s radio shows – see the play list…

And Spike Jones and his City Slickers also feature on this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week for you. And from his 8 May 1954 TV Show, too. Enjoy that Old Black (and White) Magic…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show CRN#101

2SER Tuesday 22 April 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

You Don’t Understand (theme) + Everybody Loves My Baby

Chris Barber Band

BBC Light Programme
London
9 May 1955

Theme + Dixieland One Step
Henry Levine’s Octet
‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
Brush The Tears From Your Eyes + When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On The Tuba (theme)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Prof. Beetlebaum

‘Corn’s A-Poppin’
AFRS Hollywood
1949

Set 2
My Tri (We Three)
Allanovy Sestry (voc) Karel Vlach Orchestra

Comm Rec
Prague
23 Apr 1942

Theme + Music Makers
Harry James Orchestra

Cocianut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC LA
7 Jan 1953

Come Out, Wherever You Are
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne

Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
17 Oct 1944

Set 3

Honey, I’m In Love With You + Baby, Baby, Baby

Curt Massey & Martha Tilton (voc) Country Washburn Orchestra

‘Alka Seltzer Show’
KHJ Mutual LA
27 Oct 1953

Open + Change Partners + Say It Isn’t So + Back To Back
Jerry Livingstone Orchestra

Miami Room NY
via WJSV CBS
Washington DC
21 Sep 1939

Little White Lies + Blue Moon + If It’s True + Pagan Love Song + Goodnight (theme)
Sherman Hayes Orchestra

Martinique Restaurant
MBS Chicago
1940s

Set 4

I’m Lucky I Have You
The Inkspots

‘Guest Star’
New York
1952

Down With Love + Theme
Rosa Rio

WJZ ABC NY
14 Jul 1947

Open + Roll Out Of Bed With A Smile + Everything I Have Is Yours
Ruth Etting (voc) Johnny Green Orchestra

‘Oldmobile Program’
WABC CBS NY
20 Feb 1934

Set 5

A Little Handicap
Buddy Rich Orchestra
Aircheck
Los Angeles
Mar 1946
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Butch Stone
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
Nightmare (theme) + Tabu
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mutual Network
San Diego Ca
12 Sep 1945
Huckleberry Duck + Pretty Little Petticoat (theme)
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Aircheck
New York
1940
Set 6

Violets For Your Furs
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza

Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1941

Advice
John J Anthony
‘The Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
1940s
Midnight, The Stars And You
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen
Radio Transcription
New York
14 Dec 1934
I Remember You
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
30 Dec 1942
Set 7

Get Some Cash For Your Trash
Fats Waller
Aircheck
Hotel Blatz
Milwaukee Wi
2 Feb 1942
The Continental
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1935
The Song Writer’s Story
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
Camel Caravan
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Tiger Rag
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red
Philadelphia
12 Jul 1939
Set 8

Cherokee
Sterling Young Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1939
Blue ‘n’ Boogie (theme) + Blowing The Blues Away
Billy Eckstine Orchestra (voc) Billy Eckstine
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Clap Hands Here Comes Charley
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945

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Mickey Rooney – Drummer Boy 1939. Phantom Dancer 22 April 14


BREAKING NEWS: I can’t be in the studio on Tues 15 April. This post is now for the Tues 22 April show. Do enjoy this week’s Phantom Dancer classic encore presentation. ALSO Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have been accepted into Madonna’s ArtForFreedom Curation.

Mickey Rooney passed away this month. He features on your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week on drums and vibraphone from a 1939 film. Amazing.

And on your Phantom Dancer this week, you’ll hear swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV by Phil Harris, Billie Holliday, Harry James, Benny Goodman and lots more including Flying Saucer music.

Oh, and this week is the 100th Phantom Dancer national show, broadcast across Australia on CRN. Enjoy!

Hear past Phantom Dancers by following the Phantom Dancer links at 2ser.com

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show CRN#100!!!

2SER Tuesday 15 April 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

A-Tisket A-Tasket (theme) + Traffic Jam

Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra

Savoy Ballroom
Harlem
WEAF NBC Red NY
22 Jan 1940

You’re My Desire
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Oct 1937
Take The A Train + Lullaby Of Birdland (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Betty Roche

Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Nov 1952

Set 2
Keeps On Raining
Billie Holliday (voc) Eddie Condon Band

‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WNBT-TV NBC NY
1949

Kentucky
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Nancye Norman

‘One Night Stand’
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Aug 1944

Reed Rapture
Stan Kenton Orchestra

Comm Rec
New York
13 Feb 1942

Set 3

Three Little Words

Harry James Orchestra

Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
Feb 1946

I Sustain the Wings (theme) + In The Mood
Glenn Miller Orchestra

‘I Sustain The Wing’
Bowling Field
WRC NBC
Washington DC

17 Nov 1945

Miss Annabelle Lee
Frank Sinatra

‘Vimm Vitamins Show’
WABC CBS NY
31 May 1944

Set 4

The Cop On The Beat The Man In The Moon And Me
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Leah Ray

Cocoanut Grove
TRANSCO
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933

After You’ve Gone
Martha Booker

‘Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour’
WJSV CBS
Washington DC
21 Sep 1939

The Vamp + Close
Phil Harris Orchestra

Cocoanut Grove
TRANSCO
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934

Set 5

Sweet Jennie Lee
Reser’s Radio Band (voc) Frank Luther
‘Hit Of The Week’ Record
New York
Mar 1931
The Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Graeme Bell Band
‘Jazz Convention’
Melbourne
30 Dec 1949
Love Nest
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall NY
WJZ Blue Network
9 Sep 1944
Bay City + Bye & Bye (close)
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
‘Easy Street’
KCBS San Francisco
14 Nov 1958
Set 6

Darlin’
Lucky Millinder Orchestra (voc) Judy Carol

Comm Rec
New York
26 May 1944

Somebody Loves Me
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Woody Herman
‘Woody Herman Show’
WABC CBS NY
1944
Rose Room
Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Tea For Two + Close
Esquire All Stars
‘Spotlight Bands’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue Network NY
18 Jan 1944
Set 7

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Big Maybelle
Comm Rec
New York
21 Mar 1955
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Charlie Ventura Band (voc) Jackie Kane and Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1949
Ballet Of A Flying Saucer
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
WCBS TV New York
30 Dec 1957
Closing ‘War Of the Worlds’
‘Lux Radio Theatre’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
8 Feb 1955
Set 8

Star Dust
King Sisters (voc) Frank DeVol Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1947
Hey John
Delta Rhythm Boys
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jun 1945
Cherokee
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
WEAF NBC New York
Mar 1944
That’s It
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
Blue Network
5 Nov 1945

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Spaghetti Harvest (1957) April Fools Hoax


Brilliant!

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Gin Mill Social 1920s Slide Photos 28th March


What a night! The Gin Mill Social‘s first birthday at Slide.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters proudly opened the night with high energy authentic 1920s singing and hot jazz.

Pictures speak louder than words. Check out this photo album of happy snaps, all taken by Patrick James. The next Gin Mill Social is April 25th. Have you got your tickets yet?…

Having a whale of a time at the 28th March Gin Mill Social

Having a whale of a time at the 28th March Gin Mill Social

Greg Poppleton is Sydney's only authentic 1920s singer

Greg Poppleton is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s singer

Greg Poppleton doing the odd Charleston between songs

Greg Poppleton doing the odd Charleston between songs

Chuck Morgan - jazz chart topping banjo and ukelele in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Chuck Morgan – jazz chart topping banjo and ukelele in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Rod Herbert, bass trombone and sousaphone

Rod Herbert, bass trombone and sousaphone

Doing the shimmy

Doing the shimmy

Sally - charlestoning to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Sally (you’ve seen her dance on TV) – charlestoning to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

MC - Catherine Alcorn

MC – Catherine Alcorn

Full House - tickets still available for the 25th April show.

Full House – tickets still available for the 25th April show.

You never know who will take the stage. See next picture below...

You never know who will take the stage. See next picture down…

One minute a waitress, next, she's a high energy tap dancer!

One minute a waitress, next, she’s a high energy tap dancer!

Missy

Missy!

It's the 1920s in here!

It’s the 1920s in here!

The talented Mr Gonski

The talented Mr Gonski

And after Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Universal records artist 'The Hamiltons' (Emma, Thomas and their Dad) took the stage.

And after Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Universal Records artist ‘The Hamiltons’ (Emma, Thomas and their Dad) took the stage. Just wonderful!

Thomas Hamilton at the piano

Thomas Hamilton at the piano

How does he do it?

How does he do it?

Happy Birthday! And the Gin Mill Social was also celebrating it's own first birthday on the 28th March.

Happy Birthday! And the Gin Mill Social was also celebrating it’s own first birthday on the 28th March.

See you at the next Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 25 April from 7pm!

See you at the next Gin Mill Social at Slide, Friday 25 April from 7pm!

Bookings now open for the next 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide. Tickets

Do you want Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your party, wedding, corporate event?

Since we jazz it up over 50 days of the year, and Greg is booked as an actor/voiceover for over 100 days of the year, we have people to help us with booking and scheduling. Please visit our official website Contact page for more information.

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This Is The BBC (1960) – Phantom Dancer 8 Apr 2014


Saludos Phantom Dancers,

What a show for you this week. By request, a replay of the Benny Goodman Orchestra’s version of The Hucklebuck from Surf Beach, Virginia. Les Paul and George Barnes play their electric guitars. Fairchild and Carroll tinkle their dual pianos. See the play list full of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV after this week’s Vid of the Week.

This week’s Video of the Week, ‘This Is The BBC’ released in 1960. A day in the life of BBC radio and TV. The big news story, ‘The Russians have launched another Moon rocket.’ For morning music, ‘Mrs Ada Spillington of Suffolk would like some jolly music.’ Don’t we all. Midday music features the brilliant BBC Northern Dance Orchestra. Enjoy.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show CRN#99

2SER Tuesday 8 April 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

American Patrol

Sammy Kaye Orchestra

Astor Roof
Hotel Astor
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1951

Imagine
Fairchild and Carroll
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Sep 1937
How High The Moon
Les Paul Trio

‘Philco Radio Time’
KECA ABC LA
27 Oct 1953

Set 2
Happy Days Are Hear Again
Johnny Marvin (voc) Leonard Joy Orchestra

Comm Rec
New York
23 Oct 1929

Lucky Me Loveable You
Boswell Sisters

Continental Broadcasting
Los Angeles
1930

Playing With Fire
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Lee Norton

TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1933

Set 3

Do The Hucklebuck

Benny Goodman Orchestra (Band vocal)

Surf Beach Club
Virginia Beach Va
NBC
27 Aug 1949

1600 By The Clock
Shep Fields Orchestra

‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1943

Darktown Strutters Ball
Benny Goodman Orchestra

‘For The Record’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1944

Set 4

Jazz Me Blues
George Barnes

‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Sep 1941

Arrow News – Eifel Tower

‘Arrow News’
WJSV CBS
Washington DC
21 Sep 1939

Theme + It Had To Be You
Art Van Damme Quintet

Radio Transcription
Chicago
1950

Set 5

The Tender Trap
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Tommy Mercer
‘NBC Bandstand’
WNBC TV NBC NY
1955
Memphis Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Roof Garden
Astor Hotel
WABC CBS NY
26 Aug 1942
Theme + There Must Be A Way
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) David Allen and Margie Woods
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
That Old Black Magic
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) Cab Calloway
‘Guest Star’
New York
17 Sep 1950
Set 6

Sweet Georgia Brown
Fats Navarro

‘Saturday Night Swing Session’
WNEW NY
12 Apr 1947

The Trolley Song
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Set 7

It Seems Like Old Times
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Change Partners
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters (voc) Bon Bon
KYW NBC Red
Philadelphia
17 Oct 1938
You’re A Sweetheart
Lee Wiley
WABC CBS NY
10 Mar 38
You Can’t Be Mine And Somebody Eles’s Too
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Oct 1938
Set 8

Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Les Elgart Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1946
Theme + Jeep Rhythm
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Are You Kidding Baby?
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Trio
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks
Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Jumpin’ On The Merry-Go-Round + Close (Hop, Skip and Jump)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
San Luis Obispo Ca
Blue Network
26 Sep 1946

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