Sydney’s 1920s Dance Orchestra – The Lounge Bar Lotharios


Sydney’s only 1920s Great Gatsby Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, played for dancers and fans of 1920s hotcha at Glenaeon on Sunday 21 September to a capacity crowd.

Who are The Lounge Bar Lotharios?

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra playing original 1920s arrangements of 1920s Hot Jazz and Dance Music…

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney's only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra

The Lounge Bar Lotharios is Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra. Geoff Power, middle back row with trumpet is the musical director. Singer, Greg Poppleton, in blue suit, conducts.

Listen to some of last Sunday’s 1920s The Lounge Bar Lotharios Glenaeon show…

The Lounge Bar Lotharios play again, 2pm, Sunday 16 November in St Leonards Park, North Sydney for Spring Into Jazz. AND IT’S FREE!

Grab this opportunity to witness the spectacle of Sydney’s only authentic 1920s Dance Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios.

Bring a picnic, bring the bubbly, and enjoy Roaring 20s classics like ‘Crazy Words Crazy Tune’ and ‘Let’s Misbehave’, played just like they did in the Flapper Age and sung by Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, under the musical direction of ARIA nominee, Geoff Power.

It’ll also be one last opportunity for you to hear Geoff’s hot 1920s trumpet before he tours the US and Europe in late December and early January.

Brass and reeds section - The Lounge Bar Lotharios

Brass and reeds section – The Lounge Bar Lotharios. Front row (l-r) Jim Elliott (alto sax / clarinet) Laura Power (alto sax / baritone sax / clarinet) Glenn Henrich (tenor sax / clarinet). Back Row (l-r) James Power (trumpet) Geoff Power (trumpet / musical director) Ben Gurton (trombone)

Rhythm Section - The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (l-r) Bradley Newman (piano) Michael Brady (banjo) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone)

Rhythm Section – The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (l-r) Bradley Newman (piano) Michael Brady (banjo) Alex Inman-Hislop (drums) Greg Chilcott (sousaphone)

The Lounge Bar Lotharios play next at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonards Park, North Sydney. Sunday 16 November. 2 - 5pm. Bring a picnic!

The Lounge Bar Lotharios play next at Spring Into Jazz, St Leonards Park, North Sydney. Sunday 16 November. 2 – 5pm. Bring a picnic!

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See you 16 November at St Leonards Park. Bring the bubbly,
Greg

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Phantom Dancer 23 September 2014


For the 23 September 2014 Phantom Dancer radio show – swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV with Greg Poppleton – you can read the play list at the post http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/spike-jones-tv-clip-phantom-dancer-show-22-april/ and hear the show at 2ser.comduke-ellington

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Live On The Radio – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
– Live on the Radio from the 2014 Dubbo Jazz Festival over Radio16.

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Growing up listening solely to jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s, Greg Poppleton’s powerful, melodic 3 octave voice is totally uninfluenced by contemporary music.

Greg Poppleton – singer and MC
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Jim Elliott – clarinet, alto and bass saxophones

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Song List

    00’00 – Ain’t Misbehavin’
    03’47 – St Louis Blues
    08’00 – Sweet Lorraine (vocal / guitar duo)
    11’11 – Bye Bye Blues (clarinet feature)
    14’05 – Makin’ Whoopee
    19’10 – Sweet Sue
    21’20 – Carolina In The Morning (parts sung through megaphone)
    25’33 – Hindustan (trumpet feature)
    29’21 – Phone call
    30’32 – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
    34’12 – Goodbye
    34’55 – My Blue Heaven (1st chorus sung through megaphone)

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Julius Sumner Miller 6 Falling Bodies And Projectiles. Phantom Dancer Radio Show 7 Oct 14


“Ah, now what would be the highlight of today’s Phantom Dancer?” I ponder, stroking my exceedingly long chin.

“Could it be the bracket of Duke Ellington with a piano solo by the Duke himself as plays Variations On Mood Indigo on a Nat king Cole Show in 1948?”

“Or could it be the bracket of upbeat live 1940s radio swing mixing Lionel Hampton, Stan Kenton and Bobby Sherwood?”

Choose your own highlight from the play list below, then tune in to The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton this Tuesday 30 September, 12noon – 2pm AEST (+10h GMT) on 107.3 2SER Sydney and online at www.2ser.com.

And as this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, enjoy Part 6 in our 48 part series of ‘Demonstrations in Physics’ as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. Filmed at ABC Sydney in 1969, the always entertaining Professor Julius Sumner Miller uses toys to excite us about Falling Bodies and Projectiles Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#124
2SER Tuesday 7 October 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
Instrumental
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant
New York
AFRS Rebroadcast
1949
El Choclo
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1941
My Heart Goes Crazy
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (voc) Lynn Stevens
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Rebroadcast
Jan 1947
Set 2
 
 
Sera
Alberto Rabagliati (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orchestra
Cetra, Turin
1938
Open + Someone Like You + This Couldn’t Happen Again + Close
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile Orchestra
‘Martin and Lewis Show’
WNBC NBC NY
8 May 1949
Set 3
 
 
Open (Nightmare) + April In My Heart
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
29 Nov 1938
Lost Weekend
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘Woody Herman Show’
Eastwood Gardens
ABC Detroit
26 Apr 1946
Josephine + Close
Frankie Carle Orchestra
‘Saturday Dance Date’
Marine Ballroom
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 Aug 1950
Set 4
 
 
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Frank Coughlan Orchestra (voc) Barbara James
Radio Transcription
Featuradio
Sydney
Jun 1937
Variations On Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington (piano solo)
‘Nat King Cole Show’
NBC Cincinnati
6 Dec 1947
C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
ABC
1945
Set 5
 
 
Goody Goody
Jim Davidson and his New Palais Royale Orchestra (voc) Dick Cranbourne
Comm Rec
Sydney
8 Jul 1936
Indiana
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer, Benny Goodman and Band
‘Camel Caravan’
Lyric Theatre
Indianapolis
CBS
7 Mar 1939
Together
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC RED NY
6 Dec 1938
Oh Babe, Maybe Someday
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
24 Mar 1938
Set 6
 
 
Smiles
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Futurama
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Newport R.I
Blue Network
2 Oct 1944
Desperate Desmond
Buddy Rich Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Phoenixville Pa.
Mutual
24 Dec 1945
Even Steven + Close
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jamestown NY
WJZ Blue NY
19 Jan 1945
Set 7
 
 
Open + Goody Goodbye
Ted Weems Orchestra
‘Beat The Band’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Helpful Advice
John J Anthony
‘Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
1944
Helpful Advice
John J Anthony
‘Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
1944
Mood Indigo
Hal Kemp Orchestra
Radio Transcription
NY
14 Dec 1934
Set 8
 
 
Sound Lee
Lee Konitz
‘Storyville’
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Blues In G
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Shoo Bee Doo Bee
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
Rex Theatre
Paris Radio
Feb 1953

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Julius Sumner Miller Lesson 5. Phantom Dancer 30 Sep 2014


On The Phantom Dancer this Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014…

Hear swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV by Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Chris Barber, Fats Waller and as many as we can fit into two hours of scintillating radio.

See the full play list below.

This week, enjoy Part 5 in our 48 part series of ‘Demonstrations in Physics’ as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. Filmed at ABC Sydney in 1969, the always entertaining Professor Julius Sumner Miller uses toys to excite us about Momentum and Energy. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer 107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN#124
2SER Tuesday 30 September 2014 12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
Air Mail Special
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck 1946
I’ve Got The Sun In The Morning
Hal McIntyre Orchestra (voc) Nancy Reed
‘One Night Stand’ Century Room Hotel Commodore New York AFRS Rebroadcast 15 May 1946
Run Rabbit Run
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) The Andrew Sisters
‘Chesterfield Show’ WABC CBS NY 13 Mar 1940
Set 2
 
 
La Rapide
Jean Ferret et son Sixtette
Comm Rec Paris 15 Dec 1943
Talk Of The Town
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Stars In Jazz’ Rustic Cabin NJ WNBC NBC NY 1952
Set 3
 
 
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Jazz All-Stars directed by Harry Sosnick
‘Guest Star’ New York 1951
I Found A New Baby
Ralph Sutton All-Stars
Club Hangover KCBS San Francisco 7 Sep 1954
Running Wild
Chris Barber Band
‘Traditional Jazz’ BBC Light Programme London 9 May 1955
Set 4
 
 
I Wanna Be Loved
Dinah Washington
‘Symphony Sid Show’ Birdland WJZ ABC NY 20 Jan 1951
Rhythm Man
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’ AFRS Hollywood 2 Oct 1944
Moten Swing
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom KFI NBC LA Nov 1959
Set 5
 
 
Flight Of The Jitterbug
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York 1940
Johnny One Note
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Chesterfield Show’ WABC CBS NY 1937
52nd Street
George Hall Orchestra (voc) Dolly Dawn
Radio Transcription New York 1937
Sheik Of Araby
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY 5 Jul 1938
Set 6
 
 
Sweethearts On Parade
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo
Comm Rec New York 4 Dec 1936
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth / Kiss Me Again
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant WABC CBS NY 10 Apr 1938
On The Alamo
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’ ABC Battle Creek, Michigan 2 Jun 1945
Basin Street Blues + Goodbye
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Palomar Ballroom KNX CBS LA 22 Aug 1935
Set 7
 
 
How Come
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Jubilee’ AFRS Hollywood 1945
Victory Bells
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom Harlem WOR Mutual NY Jan 1945
King Porter Stomp
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Aircheck New York Jan 1945
Jumpin’ On The Merry-Go-Round + Hop, Skip, Jump (close)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’ San Luis Obispo Ca ABC 26 Sep 1945
Set 8
 
 
Jimtown Blues
Ben Pollack Orchestra
Comm Rec New York 16 Sep 1936
Clarinet Marmalade + I Never Knew
Red Norvo Octet
‘Paul Whiteman Musical Varieties’ WJZ NBC Blue NY 8 Mar 1936
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
Kay Kyser and his Band from the Carolines
Radio Transcription New York 12 Jun 1934

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Latest Gin Mill Social Speakeasy Photos with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


The hottest 1920s ticket in Sydney is the monthly Gin Mill Social at Slide.

The next show is Friday 24th Oct. Have you and your friends got your tickets?

Authentic 1920s – 30s singer Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always kick off proceedings with an exciting hour of hot Roaring 20s jazz…

Trio

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters open the Gin Mill Social every month. Sydney’s hottest 1920s party ticket. Greg Poppleton 1920s singer, Geoff Power sousaphone and trumpet, Paul Baker banjo.

trapeze

“They fly through the air with the greatest of ease, Those daring young girls on the flying trapeze.”

paul banjo solo

Paul Baker with his banjo on his knee.

mr gorski boxes

Mr Gorski juggling the books

Missy

Missy is the Lady With The Fan.

Happy Birthday

Adding sparkle to your birthday at Gin Mill Social

greg sings

Greg Poppleton has been described by music critics as ‘authentic’ and ‘uncanny’ as a 1920s singer.

Greg piano

And as an actor, Greg makes a good fist of pretending to play the piano as the Bakelite Broadcasters tear into a hot 1920s instrumental.

Geoff Tpt

Geoff Power, trumpet and sousaphone with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Geoff is an ARIA nominee.

emma hamilton2

Following Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the world-touring Emma Hamilton trio. They’re signed to Universal.

dining

You can talk when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play.

dining 2

It’s the 1920s at the Gin Mill Social. It’s in the art deco former Commonwealth Bank building, 41 Oxford St Surry Hills.

Cupcakes

A celebration of cupcakes. Yum!

bar

Your Gin Mill Social hosts are always most genial. They make you so welcome.

banjo

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters. Geoff blowing into the big bass sousaphone, Paul Baker banjo, Greg Poppleton 1920s singer is out of frame.

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