1st Official 2016 International Jazz Day Show – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


A happy coincidence in times and time zones means that Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters have the honour of being the first band to play for 2016 International Jazz Day.

It’s a double show at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre with Frank Sinatra in Pal Joey (1957) following on the big screen. Tickets. The first big jazz show for 2016 International Jazz Day starts at 7pm. Will you be there?

Greg Poppleton 1920s Band International Jazz Day

The Avoca Beach Picture Theatre will be holding the World’s first official International Jazz Day (IJD) event, 7:30pm, Friday, April 29, with a double bill of live 1920s – 30s swing and a classic Frank Sinatra movie set in the 20s and 30s.

International Jazz Day is an annual UNESCO event, celebrating the connectivity of jazz across all continents and cultures. It is organised by the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz in Washington DC.

The first of the day’s worldwide events will be held at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre.

The final IJD event will be a gala jazz concert in Washington featuring Herbie Hancock and attended by Barack and Michelle Obama.

On stage at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre for IJD will be Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters, followed on the big screen by the 1957 Frank Sinatra – Rita Hayworth classic, Pal Joey.

Jazz critics in Australia and the US call Greg Poppleton an uncannily authentic 1920s – 1930s singer.

He has just returned as a headliner from the 2016 Waiheke international Jazz Festival in Auckland.

Greg has sung at the Sydney, Thredbo, Blue Mountains 1920s, Dubbo, Illawarra, Glen Street Theatre and Canberra Centenary festivals.

Bob Rogers featured Greg Poppleton’s songs on his 2CH Saturday Night Special.

Greg has more than 600,000 hits for one YouTube song mix making him one of the most listened to Australian jazz singers online.

Energetic and theatrical, with a long list of film and TV credits, Greg entertains.

His songs cover the Jazz Age and Swing Era and will include some of those 1920s-30s songs in the Pal Joey score like ‘The Lady is a Tramp’.

With Greg, in the Bakelite Broadcasters, will be three jazz musicians who tour nationally and overseas.

Paul Furniss, on soprano sax, alto sax and clarinet is regarded as one of Australia’s best jazz musicians, according to Wikipaedia.

ARIA nominee Geoff Power, will be doubling trumpet and sousaphone.

And Grahame Conlon plays banjo and guitar, just as he did in combos lead by the great Ricky May.

“Boy, do these guys swing!” JazzReview.com (U.S)

Pal Joey stars Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak at their all-time, glittering best.

With stellar choreography, snappy writing, and great Rodgers and Hart tunes, Pal Joey is adult, witty, sharp as a gilded tack.

It won four Oscar nominations.

Do not miss Greg Poppleton in his most exciting and adventurous show yet – on stage at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre with the 1957 jazz movie classic, Pal Joey.

International Jazz Day with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters (live) and Pal Joey (1957 film)
Friday, April 29. Show starts 7pm
Tickets: $28.50
Bookings: Avoca Beach Picture Theatre 4382 1777 and online at the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre website http://www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.au/jazz-day.html

LINKS

Band bookings: www.bakelitejazz.com

international jazz day 2016

Part 3: Greg Poppleton at Waiheke Jazz Festival 2016


Waiheke 2016 Festival Part 3. Photos of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the 2016 Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand.

Waiheke Jazz Festival Part 2
Waiheke Jazz Festival Part 1

These photos were taken at Morra Hall on the Saturday night by Auckland-based photographer Steve Bone.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were opening for NZ music legend Greg Johnson.

Waiting to go on stage

In the wings at Morra Hall waiting to go on…

 

greg poppleton megaphone monochrome morra hall

Then at the last minute a flash of inspiration. I dash out to the front of the hall and make a big entrance through the audience singing ‘Sweet Sue’ into my red 1920s megaphone

 

singing up the front steps

Dancing up the Morra Hall stage steps

 

the trio at morra hall

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Morra Hall, Waiheke Festival. Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Greg Chilcott sousaphone doubling trombone, Arthur Washington guitar.

 

singing sweet lorraine acoustically

The microphones are gone. The 200 people in the hall fall into a hush. Greg sings ‘Sweet Lorraine’, unamplified, with Arthur Washington on acoustic guitar

 

Greg Chilcott on trombone and Arthur Washington guitar duet 'On the Sunny Side of the Street'

Greg Chilcott on trombone and Arthur Washington guitar duet ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’

 

 

The finale. Greg Poppleton biding farewell to Morra Hall.

The finale. Greg Poppleton biding farewell to Morra Hall.

 

More pics soon by Steve Bone of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on stage at the big festival finale at Rangihoua Estate in front of 1500 dancing people.

Planning your wedding, corporate event or party? We’d love to play swinging 1920s – 30s background and dance music for you. Let’s get together. Call the friendly and ever helpful Tony Jex:

Call: 61 2 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

May 3 Phantom Dancer Radio Show – Larry Clinton Vitaphone Short (1939)


The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. On-air with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

Your 3 May Phantom Dancer includes a two sets of live radio from Those Fabulous Fifties.

I mean mod sounds over WHDH Boston in 1953 from Lee Konitz, Billie Holliday and Charlie Parker. And I mean a set of cool sounds by Billy May and The Encores, Stan Kenton with Conte Condoli, and Sauter – Finnegan.

Sammy Kaye’s Orchestra even sets Chattanooga Choo Choo to Boogie Woogie in a 1940s Spotlight Bands broadcast.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (12 – 2am GMT) and repeated 5 – 6pm Sundays, http://www.2ser.com

The show is then archived at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer for you to listen to online at any time.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is from a 1939 Vitaphone short: Get Happy played by Larry Clinton and his Orchestra with vocals by Bea Wain, Ford Leary and featuring The Philharmonicas harmonica sextet. C’mon Get Happy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #212

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 May 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
1930s True Crime, Fox and Gypsy
Calling All Cars Theme
Studio Orchestra
‘Calling All Cars’
KNX CBS LA
17 Nov 1938
Unidentified Song
Jaroslav Jezek Orchestra ?
Comm Rec
Prague
1938
Hallelujah!
Svenskahotkvintetten
Comm Rec
Stockholm
Oct 1939
Set 2
1930s European Pop on 1930s radio
The Lambeth Walk
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
6 Sep 1938
Harbour Lights
Rudy Vallee (voc) Robert Ambruster Orchestra
‘Chase and Sanborn Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
3 Oct 1937
My Prayer
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Joan Edwards
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
25 Oct 1939
Set 3
Spotlight Bands 1943-45 Blue Network
Open + Blue Skies
Jimmy Joy Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Harlingen Tx
Blue Network
6 Jan 1945
Chatanoogo Choo Choo Boogie
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Washington DC
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Take It Down + What Is This Thing Called Love + Close
Leo Reisman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
National Press Club
Washington DC
Blue Network
23 Jan 1943
Set 4
New Sounds on 1953 Radio Radio
Open + Tweedle-Dee Tweedle-Dum
Sauter – Finnegan Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 sep 1953
Blue Eyes
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Conte Condoli
‘Concert in Miniature’
Student Union
Teachers’ College
WBOW NBC Terre Haute Indiana
16 June 1953
Do You Ever Think Of Me?
Billy May Orchestra (voc) The Encores
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroon
KFI NC LA
21 Dec 1953
Set 5
Mellow Swing o 1940s Radio
Brahm’s Lullaby
Les Elgart Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1946
Trouble, Trouble
Benny Carter Orchestra (voc) Betty Roche
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
It’s Mellow
Glen Gray and the Casa loma Orchestra
Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker
WABC CBS New York
May 1944
Way Low
JDuke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ ABC NY
28 Apr 1945
Set 6
Trad Jazz on 1930s-40s Radio
Won’t You Come Over To My House, Baby?
Lazy Ade’s Big 4 (voc) Ade Monsborough
3AW
Melbourne
1949
Waiting For The Evening Whistle
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
30 Sep 1944
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Bob Crosby’s Bobcats
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
Dixieland Band
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Palomar Ballroom
KFI NBC Red LA
22 Aug 1935
Set 7
1940s Radio Big Band Swing
Open + Jeep Rhythm
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Mutual Network
23 Nov 1945
The New Look
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
4 Apr 1948
Mister Pastor Goes To Town
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Broadcast
New York City
1945
One O’Clock Jump
International Sweethearts of Rhythm + Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Mar 1945
Set 8
Mod Sounds on WHDH Boston 1953 – 54
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Them There Eyes
Billie Holliday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
Oct 1953
Groovin’ High
Charlie Parker
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
22 Sep 1953

Mosman Art Gallery Cocktail Party – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were invited, for the fourth year in a row, to play at the annual Mosman cocktail party at the Mosman Art Gallery. And we’ll be back for year 5.

It’s always fun to see everyone have a good time and on the dance floor, dancing.

Every year the event gets bigger, lots of regulars and newcomers. The best dancers are certainly Charles and Daisy who have been gliding and sliding across large dance floor since the 2013 party.

The Mosman Art Gallery dance hall seen around my vintage birdcage mic

The Mosman Art Gallery dance hall seen around my vintage birdcage mic

 

I took some pictures of the band, the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Trio of 1920s – 30s vocals, guitar and double bass. We always play at a level where everyone in the room can talk and dance easily…

Grahame Conlon guitar and Stan Valacos acoustic double bass.

Grahame Conlon guitar and Stan Valacos acoustic double bass.

 

Authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Popleton. A selfie.

Authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton. A selfie.

 

We are the acoustic jazz trio for your cocktail party, too. Contact the friendly and ever helpful Tony to find out more,

Email Tony Jex
Call:  61 2 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263

26 April Phantom Dancer – Miss US TV (Dumont – 1950)


The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. On-air with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

LISTEN NOW ONLINE AT 2SER.COM

Your 26 April Phantom Dancer includes a set of swing bands and then a set of pop bands on live 1939 radio and lots more. Tune in.

There’s also a set of 1929 radio. And we venture into 1962 radio with Buddy Cole’s music and Bing Crosby discussing those new-fangled answering machines with Rosemary Clooney.

You’ll even hear Harry James’ farewell performance with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra. That was on 10 January 1939 Camel Caravan radio show.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (12 – 2am GMT) and repeated 5 – 6pm Sundays, http://www.2ser.com

The show is then archived at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer for you to listen to online at any time.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is the inaugural and the only Miss US Television Pageant (1950 – Dumont TV), won by Edie Adams who went on to have a brilliant TV career. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #211

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 April 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
1930s Swing
Goona Goo
Frank Coughlan Orchestra (voc) FC
Prestophone
Sydney
1937
The Dipsy Doodle (theme) + The One Rose + RCA Victrola Ad
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
‘RCA Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Jul 1938
More Than You Know
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Set 2
Jazz Pianoforte on 1950s Radio
Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Ralph Sutton Quintet
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
11 Sep 1946
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Erroll Garner (piano) Woody Herman’s Third Herd (voc) WH
‘Monitor’
Basin Street NY
WRCA NBC NY
26 Jun 1955
Carnegie Horizons + Close
George Shearing
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
3 Jul 1952
Set 3
Jump and Jive from 1949 – 62 Radio
Do The Hucklebuck
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Band
Surf Beach Club
Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 Aug 1949
Don’t Worry About The Mule Going Blind
Louis Jordan and the Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s Hollywood
KFI NBC LA
9 Jul 1956
Nobody Boogie (Twist) + Talk about new-fangled Answering Machines
Buddy Cole’s Music
‘Bing Crosby Rosemary Clooney Show’
KNX CBS LA
2 Aug 1962
Set 4
1929 Radio
Kansas City Kitty + What a Girl What a Night
Coon Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Washing Machines Program’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1 Mar 1929
I’m In The Seventh Heaven
Al Jolson
Comm Rec
New York
7 Apr 1929
That’s A Plenty + Say It With Music (close)
Red Nicols and his Five Pennies
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
27 Aug 1929
Set 5
1939 Swing Bands on Radio
Little Jazz (theme) + Mahogany Hall Stomp
Roy Eldridge Orchestra
Broadcast
Arcadia Ballroom
New York City
1939
Many Dreams Ago
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvnia
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Oct 1939
Ciribiribin
Benny Goodman Orchestra (tp) Harry James
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS New York
10 Jan 1939
Pagan Love Song + Close
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Set 6
1939 Pop Bands on the Radio
Theme + And The Angels Sing
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Liz Tilton
Beverly – Wiltshire Hotel
Beverly Hills Ca
KECA NBC Blue LA
22 Oct 1939
Cherokee
Sterling Young Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1939
White Sails
Lanny Ross (voc) Al Goodman Orchestra
‘Your Hit Parade’
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Jul 1939
Penny Serenade
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Saxie Dowell and Orchestra
Broadcast
1939
Set 7
Early 1930s Radio Dance Bands
42nd Street Medley
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Pat O’Malley
Comm Rec
London
5 Jul 1933
Open + Let’s Put Our Heads Together
Rudy Vallee (voc) and Orchestra with Electric Banjo
‘Fleishman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1933
Out Of Nowhere + What Is It?
Bing Crosby (voc) Gus Arnheim Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KECA NBC Gold LA
1931
Egyptian Shimmy
Anson Weeks Orchestra
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
San Francisco
1932
Set 8
Charlie Parker on WMCA NY
How High The Moon
Charlie Parker (as) Flip Phillips, Charlie Ventura (ts) Conte Condoli (tp) Benny Green (tb) Al Haig (piano) Jimmy Potter (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker (as) Miles Davis (tp) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curley Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Cosmetics Ad
Symphony Sid
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Scrapple From The Apple
Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Feb 1949