Who Moonwalked First? Al Norman in 1930 or MJ?


On this week’s Phantom Dancer & Video of the Week for…

Tuesday 23 November 12noon – 1:30pm, 107.3 2SER-FM Sydney (Sydney is +11 GMT)
Saturday 27 November 6 – 7:30pm (repeat)
Live streamed over http://www.2ser.com/stream

This week hear a set of live latin rhythms from the 1940s broadcasts + live radio vocals by Helen O’Connell, Helen Ward, Tommy Mercer & more

SEE THE PLAYLIST on the official webpage of Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Dance Band – 1920s & 30s Hot Jazz & Swing

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – As promised last week, more from the 1930 film classic, “The King of Jazz”. See rubber legs Al Norman & a bevy of tapping chorines dance to Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra playing “Happy Feet”. Do I see Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk and John Cleese’s Funny Walk’s in Al Norman’s routine? Enjoy here…

Enjoy! More next week
Greg

Play
List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
Live
stream on 2ser.com

Tuesday
23 Nov 2010 12noon (+11
GMT)
Saturday
27 Nov 2010
6pm (repeat)


The Wireless

Lobby Lud
El
Baile de los Negritos
Louis
Vola Quinteto
Comm
Rec
Buenos Aires
Jan 1944
Theme
+ Chiu Chiu
Desi
Arnez Orchestra
Ciro’s
Hollywood
KNX CBS 1946
Chapanicas
Xaviet
Cugat Orchestra (voc) Band
‘Xavier
Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
1944
Samba
Machich
Enric
Madriguera & his Music
of the Americas (voc) Pat
Gilmour

‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana
New York
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Jul 1945
La
Cumparsita
Stan
Kenton Orchestra
Radio
Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Sep 1945
Undercurrent
Blues

Benny
Goodman Orchestra


‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
29 Mar 1949
Cirribirribin
Paul
Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Joan
Edwards
‘Paul
Whiteman Show’
WJZ NBC Blue
New York
25 Oct 1939
Perdido
+ Heatwave (close)
Bob
Crosby Orchestra + Tommy Dorsey
Orch. & the Sentimentalists
(close)
‘Sound
Off’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Sweet
& Lovely
Ella
Logan (voc)
‘Eddie
Cantor Show’
Santa Ana Ca
21 Feb 1945
Without
You
Leighton
Noble Orchestra

‘One Night Stand’
Starlite Roof
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
New York
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Jun 1946
But
Not For Me
Ray
McKinley & the Glenn Miller
Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell
‘Let’s
Go With Music’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1950s
Pretending
+ Hold My Hand + Close
Griff
Williams Orchestra

Empire Room
Palmer House
WGN Chicago
5 Mar 1947
Who
Put the Benzedrine in Mrs
Murphy’s Ovaltine
Harry
‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Radio
Transcription
Los Angeles
8 Feb 1946
Suddenly
It Jumped
Duke
Ellington Orchestra
‘Date
with the Duke’
Regal Theatre
ABC Chicago
26 May 1945
Sugar
Jimmy
Grier Orchestra

‘From the Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO
Radio Trans.
1932
On
Avenue C
Count
Basie Orchestra

Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
31 Jan 1945
Tender
Trap
Dorsey
Brothers’ Orchestra (voc)
Tommy Mercer

‘NBC Bandstand’
WNBT TV NY
1956
Can’t
Help Loving That Man
Woody
Herman
Orchestra (voc) Mildred Bailey

‘Wild Root Show’ ABC
8 Feb 1946
Don’t
Cry Baby
Helen
Ward (voc) Harry James Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1947
Long
Ago & Far Away
Les
Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris
Day

Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
Come
Dance With Me
Big
Al Sears Band

Comm
Rec
Coral
22 Apr 1955

Loose
Wig
Lionel
Hampton Orchestra

‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
16 Oct 1944

Flat
Foot Floogie
Slim
Gaillard
‘Symphony
Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
24 Feb 1951
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