Doris Day – Phantom Dancer 18 May 2019


DORIS DAY

The Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton this week is big band singer and movie star, Doris Day.

In this week’s non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV, you’ll hear Doris Day in 1939 on Ohio radio and later in the 1940s as the star singer with international favourite Les Brown and his Band of Renown.

You can s the full Phantom Dancer play list of swing and jazz mixed by Greg Poppleton from live 1920s-60s radio below.

ONLINE

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 21 May 2SER live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

Doris Day
Doris Day

DAY TIME RADIO

Doris Day was born Doris Mary Kappelhoff in 1922.

She began her career as a big band singer with Barney Rapp and his New Englanders in 1939, which is where we’ll first hear her in a broadcast over NBC from Cincinnati.

She reached commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, ‘Sentimental Journey’ and ‘My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time’ with Les Brown and his Band of Renown. We’ll also hear from live airchecks with Les Brown from that period.

She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.

In 2011 at age 89, she released her 29th studio album My Heart which contained new material and became a UK Top 10 album and #12 on the Amazon bestseller list.

Doris Day and dance act partner Jerry, 1937
Doris Day and dance act partner Jerry, 1937

DAY TIME MOVIES

Day’s film career began with the film Romance on the High Seas (1948), leading to a 20-year career as a motion picture actress.

She starred in film musicals, comedies and dramas.

She played the title role in Calamity Jane (1953) and starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) with James Stewart. Her best-known films are those in which she co-starred with Rock Hudson including 1959’s Pillow Talk, for which she was nominated an Academy Award for Best Actress.

She worked with James Garner on both Move Over, Darling (1963) and The Thrill of It All (1963), and also starred with Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Cagney, David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Frank Sinatra, Richard Widmark, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall and Rod Taylor.

DAY TIME TV

She became one of the biggest film stars in the early 1960s and ended her movie career in 1968. She then moved to TV, starring in the sitcom The Doris Day Show (1968–1973) during and after which she starred in TV specials.

AWARDS DAY

She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. In 1960, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures in 1989. In 2004, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; this was followed in 2011 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Career Achievement Award.

ACTIVIST DAY

In 1971, Doris Day co-founded Actors and Others for Animals, and appeared in a series of newspaper advertisements denouncing the wearing of fur, alongside Mary Tyler Moore, Angie Dickinson and Jayne Meadows.

In 1978, Day founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation, now the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF). A non-profit charity, DDAF funds other non-profit causes throughout the US that share DDAF’s mission of helping animals and the people who love them.

To complement the Doris Day Animal Foundation, Day formed the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1987, a national non-profit citizen’s lobbying organisation whose mission is to reduce pain and suffering and protect animals through legislative initiatives.

Day actively lobbied the United States Congress in support of legislation designed to safeguard animal welfare on a number of occasions and in 1995 she originated the annual Spay Day USA. The DDAL merged into The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in 2006. The HSUS now manages World Spay Day, the annual one-day spay/neuter event that Day originated.

A facility bearing her name, the Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center, which helps abused and neglected horses, opened in 2011 in Murchison, Texas, on the grounds of an animal sanctuary started by her late friend, author Cleveland Amory. Day contributed $250,000 towards the founding of the center.

Day was a vegetarian.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is a 1964 interview with Doris Day by Lucille Ball. Enjoy!

21 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #387

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 May 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on 1950s Radio
Cirribirribin (theme) + Musicmakers
Harry James Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Jan 1953
Too Close for Comfort
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
16 Jun 1956
South
Chuck Cabot Orchestra
Empire Room
Rice Hotel
CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Set 2
Trad on 1940s – 50s Radio
Open + Everybody Loves My Baby
Wild Bill Davison
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
3 May 1947
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Ralph Sutton
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
24 Jul 1954
‘S Wonderful
Louis Armstrong
‘All Star Parade of Jazz’
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 3
Slim Gaillard
Open + How High The Moon
Slim Gaillard
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
9 Sep 1952
Ba-Ba-Doo
Slim Gaillard
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
9 Sep 1952
How High The Moon + Jumping with Symphony Sid
Slim Gaillard
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
9 Sep 1952
Set 4
Doris Day
Blue Music
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Little Sir Echo
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
Sign of the Drum
NBC Cincinnati OH
17 Jun 1939
I Wish I Knew
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
16 Aug 1945
I’m Happy About the Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
Sign of the Drum
NBC Cincinnati OH
17 Jun 1939
Set 5
Modern Sounds on 1940s-50s Radio
Open + Casual Jazz
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Hampton Casino
Hampton Beach NH
WBZ NBC Boston
21 Jul 1953
Open + Carambola
Machito
‘Symphony Sid Show’
BIrdland
WJZ ABC NY
1951
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Maynard Fergusson Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Birdland
AFRS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 6
1930s-40s Sweet Band Radio Transcriptions
Vieni Su (theme)
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) CR
Radio Transcription
1941
So You’re The One
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis
Radio Transcription
1939
Would It Make Any Difference To You?
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) CR
Radio Transcription
1942
Cherokee
Sterling Young Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1940
Set 7
Buddy Rich Big Band on Radio
Rain on the Riff (theme) + Cool Breeze
Buddy Rich Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Phoenixville PA
Mutual Network
24 Dec 1945
Nellie’s Nightmare
Buddy Rich Orchestra
Hollywood Palladium
KNX CBS LA
Mar 1946
Day by Day
Buddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Dottie Reid
Hollywood Palladium
KNX CBS LA
27 Mar 1946
Quiet Riot
Buddy Rich Orchestra
Post Lodge
Larchmont NY
Aircheck
Apr 1947
Set 8
Buddy Rich Quintet
Four + If It Were a Bell
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Nov 1958

Announcing Bob Hawke’s Death at ALGWA Conference Dinner


Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Quartet were invited to be the entertainment for the ALGWA biennial conference dinner.

During the dinner, it was my solemn duty to break the news that Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister, had died. There is film of this moment below…

ALGWA is the national Australian Local Government Women’s Association. With branches in every state and territory it seeks to strengthen networking, mentoring and innovative opportunities that encourage and support women in local government.

algwa sign at conference dinner
ALGWA sign at conference dinner

BREAKING THE NEWS BOB HAWKE HAD DIED

When news came through during the evening that one of Australia’s most popular political leaders had died, I was asked to break the news to the conference delegates.

Thank you to Cazzbo Johns, who put down her sousaphone to film the moment I broke that sad news news mid band set at the ALGWA Conference Dinner…

<h4>1920s SINGER AND BAND</h4>
The Greg Poppleton band for the Conference Dinner included:
– Greg Poppleton: Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer singing into a 1920s suspension microphone and 1920s megaphone
– Paul Furniss: clarinet and alto saxophone
– Cazzbo (Carolyn) Johns: sousaphone
– Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo

<h4>SOUND AND LIGHTS</h4>
were provided for the long arc shaped room by Tony Jex at OzManagement. As Tony is the booker for the Greg Poppleton band, the ALGWA Conference had lights, sound and operation at a discount.

To book Greg Poppleton, contact Tony: tony@ozmanagement.com

The band photo below was taken by magneticshots.com, event photography.

greg poppleton 1920s band
Greg Poppleton 1920s band

<h4>DANCING</h4>
The Greg Poppleton band played a conga and The Charleston so that The Salsa Republic Dancers could get delegates together on the dance floor.

Below, delegates are dancing the conga.

Dancing the conga to Greg Poppleton
Dancing the conga to Greg Poppleton

The band also played The Charleston for The Salsa Republic

Salsa Republic dancing The Charleston to Greg Poppleton's 1920s band
Salsa Republic dancing The Charleston to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s band

<h4>WHY BOOKING A REAL 1920s BAND FOR A 1920s THEME MAKES REAL DOLLARS AND SENSE</h4>
So many bands play songs from the 1920s.

The Greg Poppleton band is 1920s. That’s because Greg sings the music of the 1920s and 1930s exclusively.

The difference is sound.

Bands and DJs that play 1920s, 1930s, rock, blues, Sinatra, comb, spoons, gypsy, Buble and what ever else is supposed ‘to get people dancing’ try really hard to hide the fact they can’t make the right 1920s – 30s sounds.

It’s that simple.

Like, the family wagon is a car but racers aren’t going to use it to try and win a grand prix, are they?

Booking the family wagon instead of the specialist twenties singer and band ruins any 1920s -30s atmosphere you’ve spent money, time and reputation on creating.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone
Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone

And here’s Cazzbo with Grahame Conlon on guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band at the ALGWA dinner. Tony Jex is in the back ground at the sound desk.

Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band
Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band

On sax and clarinet with the Greg Poppleton band is one of Australia’s most celebrated jazz figures, Paul Furniss…

Paul Furniss with the Greg Poppleton band on alto sax and clarinet.
Paul Furniss with the Greg Poppleton band on alto sax and clarinet.

To book Greg Poppleton, contact Tony: tony@ozmanagement.com
Please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Golden Age Birthday – 1920s Band Photos


The band and I had the great pleasure of playing for Vera’s Golden Age birthday at the historic Carrington Hotel at the Blue Mountains in Katoomba last Saturday.

I took some photos to show you how much fun the guests and band had at Vera’s 1920s inspired party.

WHAT WE DO

Greg Poppleton, which is both my name and the band’s name, specialises in the music of the 1920s and 1930s.
We feature Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer with world-toured classic jazz musicians.

BAND SIZE

Vera chose the quartet to play for her:
1. Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-1930s singer,
2. Sousaphone doubling cornet,
3. Banjo doubling guitar,
4. Baritone sax tripling alto sax and clarinet

PARTY PLAN

1. The band played three 45 minute sets over three hours in the Carrington Hotel ballroom.
2. We personalised some 1920s songs for Vera.
3. Vera sent us three requests from the band’s song list to play for her.
The song list can be emailed to you by Tony, tony@ozmanagement.com
4. We played Happy Birthday for Vera and all the guests joined in, raising three cheers.
5. We encouraged guests to dance, which they did.
6. We played a special slow song for Vera at the end of the party.
7. The band used a small PA with 1920s music played during band intermissions.
8. Vera used Greg’s 1920s microphone for her speeches.

For your booking enquiries contact Tony Jex – tony@ozmanagement.com
Band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg Poppleton band plays Vera's Birthday Party

 

 

 

To book Greg Poppleton for your birthday, wedding or corporate function, contact Tony Jex – tony@ozmanagement.com
Please visit the band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Chris Barber Beat Boom – Phantom Dancer 12 May 2019


BEAT BOOM

This week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton features a 1950s radio broadcast and commercial release by a significant figure in the British rhythm and blues and ‘beat boom’ of the 1960s, trad jazz trombonist and band leader, Chris Barber.

See the full Phantom Dancer play list of swing and jazz mixed by Greg Poppleton from live 1920s-60s radio below.

PHANTOM DANCER

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 14 May 2SER live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

Chris barber
Chris Barber jazz band 1953

BARBER

English trad bandleader and trombonist, who apart from recording UK top 20 trad jazz records, helped the careers of many musicians. These include blues singer Ottilie Patterson who we’ll hear live on the BBC in 1955, Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and, later, Alexis Korner.

SUNSHINE

Barber and Monty Sunshine (clarinet) formed a band in 1953, calling it Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen to capitalise on their trumpeter’s recent trip to New Orleans.

This band included Donegan, Jim Bray (bass), Ron Bowden (drums) and Barber on trombone. The band played Dixieland jazz, and later ragtime, swing, blues and R&B. Pat Halcox took over on trumpet in 1954 when Colyer moved on after musical differences and the band became “The Chris Barber Band”.

In 1959 the band’s version of Sidney Bechet’s ‘Petite Fleur’, a clarinet solo by Monty Sunshine with Barber on string bass, spent twenty-four weeks in the UK Singles Charts, making it to No. 3 and selling over one million copies. It was awarded a gold disc. After 1959 he toured the United States many times where ‘Petite Fleur’ charted at #5.

ottile patterson
Ottile Patterson

BLUES

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Barber was mainly responsible for arranging the first UK tours of blues artists Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and Muddy Waters, sparking young musicians such as Peter Green, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. British rhythm and blues powered the British invasion of the USA charts in the 1960s.

Barber stunned traditionalists in 1964 by introducing blues guitarist John Slaughter into the line up.

A recording of the Lennon–McCartney composition “Catswalk” can be heard, retitled “Cat Call”, on The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away. Written by Paul McCartney the song was recorded in late July 1967 and released as a single in the UK on 20 October 1967.

RECENT

In 2014, Barber published his autobiography Jazz Me Blues with co-author Alyn Shipton. Now, at age 89, Chris Barber continues to perform.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is a half-hout TV show of Chris Barber and band on French TV in 1972. Enjoy!

14 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #386

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 May 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on 1942-45 Radio
Open + Hallelujah! + The Song is You
Jerry Ward Orchestra (voc) Dick Merrick
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
28 Oct 1944
Open + Instrumental
Benny Carter Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
16 Apr 1945
This Love of Mine + Close
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Frank Sinatra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
1942
Set 2
Miles Davis and John Coltrane
Four
Miles Davis and John Coltrane
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1958
Bye Bye Blackbird
Miles Davis and John Coltrane
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1958
Walkin’ + Two Bass Hit
Miles Davis and John Coltrane
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1958
Set 3
Duke Ellington
Take The A-Train + Strollin’
Duke Ellington Orchestra
El Patio Ballroom
KLZ CBS Denver
15 Jul 1942
Waiting For The Evening Train
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
7 Oct 1945
Take the A-Train + Lullaby of Birdland
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Nov 1952
Set 4
Chris Barber 1950s
You Don’t Understand + Everybody Loves My Baby
Chris Barber Jazz Band
BBC Light Programme
London
9 May 1955
Double Check Stomp
Chris Barber Jazz Band
Comm Rec
London
1959
See See Rider
Chris Barber Jazz Band (voc) Ottile Patterson
BBC Light Programme
London
9 May 1955
Set 5
Herman and James in New Orleans
Blue Flame (theme) + Nice Work If You Can Get It
Woody Herman Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWJ CBS New Orleans
10 Nov 1951
Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James New Jazz Group
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWJ CBS New Orleans
1951
Bijou
Woody Herman Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWJ CBS New Orleans
20 Oct 1951
Moonlight Fiesta
Harry James New Jazz Group
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWJ CBS New Orleans
1951
Set 6
1931 Jack Hylton Records
Mausie
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
1931
Nevertheless
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
1931
Today I Feel So Happy
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc)
Comm Rec
London
1931
Heartaches
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
1931
Set 7
Vocal Dexterity on 1930s Radio
Honeysuckle Rose
Leo Watson
‘Rudy Vallee Show’
WEAF NBC Red NY
24 Mar 1939
Swinging on the Strings
The Inkspots
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Aug 1935
Nagasaki + The Sheik of Araby
Les and Scotty
‘Shell Chateau’
KFI NBC Red LA
1937
Tiger Rag
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red Philadelphia
12 Jul 1939
Set 8
Dizzy Gillespie
Shaw Nuff
Dizzy Gillespie and more
Comm Rec
New York City
11 May 1945
Koko (theme) + Hot House
Dizzy Gillespie and more
‘Bands for Bonds’
WOR Mutual NY
13 Sep 1947
Intro + Blue and Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie and more
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
31 Mar 1951

7 May Phantom Dancer – What is Trad Jazz, Dad?


IT’S TRAD, DAD!

This week’s feature artist on The Phantom Dancer, your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio by Greg Poppleton, is actually a feature style. The style is designated by a term a lot of its fans use without being too precise about its actual meaning. It’s Trad jazz, Dad.

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below.

PHANTOM DANCER

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after this 7 May 2SER live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney. See other stations and times in the play list below.

FRONTLINE

Trad Jazz is short for traditional jazz. It’s the Dixieland and ragtime jazz styles of the early 20th century which typically used a front line of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone.

red nichols

REVIVAL

A Dixieland revival began in the United States on the West Coast in the late 1930s as a backlash to the Chicago style, which was close to swing. Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band, and trombonist Turk Murphy, adopted the repertoire of Joe “King” Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and W. C. Handy: bands included banjo and tuba in the rhythm sections. A New Orleans-based traditional revival began with the later recordings of Jelly-Roll Morton and the rediscovery of Bunk Johnson in 1942, leading to the founding of Preservation Hall in the French Quarter during the 1960s.

Early King Oliver pieces exemplify this style of hot jazz; however, as individual performers began stepping to the front as soloists, a new form of music emerged. One of the ensemble players in King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, was by far the most influential of the soloists, creating, in his wake, a demand for this “new” style of jazz, in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Other influential stylists who are still revered in traditional jazz circles today include Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Wingy Manone and Muggsy Spanier. Many artists of the big band era, including Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman, had their beginnings in trad jazz.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer, you’ll hear Trad and Chicago style is Set 4 by the Bob Crosby Bobcats, Eddie Condon and Red Nichols direct from 1929 radio

The last hour is all vinyl.

eddie condon

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is: Westend Blues featuring Bob Barnard on trumpet and Lawrie Thompson, drums. I mention these two particular musicians out of the band in this 1980s telecast because I have had the huge pleasure of them both playing in my own Greg Poppleton band.

Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #384

107.3 2SER
12:04pm Tuesday 7 May 2019
5pm Saturday 11 May 2019  (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on 1940s Radio
Theme + The Moon Is Low
Ray McKinley Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Jack Barrow Orchestra (voc) Dolores Crane
‘One Night Stand’
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
I Can’t Get Started + Theme
Jack Jenney (tb) Frank DeVol Orchestra
’Music Depreciation Revue’
KHJ Mutual – Don Lees
Los Angeles
4 Feb 1945
Set 2
Smooth On 1950s Radio
Open + It’s A Good Day
Perry Como and the Ray Charles Singer (voc) Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
’Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Champagne Music (theme) + Red Petticoats
Lawrence Welk Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1958
Medley: How Deep Is The Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 3
Dixie on 1920s-50s Radio
Muskrat Ramble
Bob Crosby Bobcats
’Bob Crosby Show’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1955
I Want To Be Happy
Eddie Condon
’Dr Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s
WMGM NY
10 Dec 1951
Jazz Me Blues
Little Buster and the Corn Poppers (Red Nichols)
’Dickenson Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Nov 1929
Set 4
1930 Radio Jazz
Tin Ear
Bob Effros and The Philco Orchestra
’Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Singing River
Boswell Sisters
Continental Broadcasting Corporation
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1930
I Don’t Need Atmosphere To Fall In Love With You + Close
Little Jack Little
’Little Jack Little Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Set 5
Doris Day on 1939-45 Radio
I’m Happy About The Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinatti
17 Jun 1939
Blue Music
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Long Ago and Far Away
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
I Wish I Knew
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Hollywood
16 Aug 1945
Set 6
Fats Waller 23 Sep 1943 in Story and Song
Reefer Song
Fats Waller
Comm Rec
New York City
23 Sep 1943
Ain’t Misbehavin’ + There’s a Girl in my Life + Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
’Personally, It’s Off The Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
Set 7
1934 Radio Jazz and Dance
Maniacs’ Ball
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Intro + It Don’t Mean A Thing
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
’Chrysler Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Song of the Vipers
Louis Armstrong
Comm Rec
Paris
Oct 1934
Swingy Little Thingy
Hal Kemp Orchestra
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 8
Bop on 1940s-50s Radio
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
Now’s The Time
Howard McGee
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Oct 1951
I’m Glad There’s You
Charlie Ventura (voc) Jackie Kain and Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1949

Fax Machines in 1938? Hear One Working – 30 April 2019 Phantom Dancer


Radio Stations used Fax Machines in 1938 just like radio uses the internet to complement its programming now. This blog being an example…

Faxes were sent over AM radio, not the phone line.

Hear one in operation on today’s Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV (and with a whole hour of live 1930s swing radio today).

I bring you The Phantom Dancer every Tuesday after the midday news on 107.3 2SER and online at radio 2ser.com. Hear this week’s show online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 30 April.

A 1938 radio fax used to promote personalities on the radio station transmitting it
A 1938 radio fax used to promote personalities on the radio station transmitting it. Three generations of John Gamblings broadcast on New York City radio between 1925 and September 2016.

1930s RADIO FAXES
On today’s Phantom Dancer, marvel at the ‘pump and wheeze’ sound of a 1930s fax machine taken from a recording made in 1938 to introduce WOR New York’s new radio fax service.

As the radio announcer and station engineer tell us, the fax service is a ‘new breakthrough’ in radio to transmit news and information overnight to subscribers with radio fax machine in their homes.

About a dozen US AM radio stations in the late 1930s transmitted a radio fax service, with news faxes sent between midnight and 6am when the stations were ordinarily shut down.

A WOR radio fax from 1938
A WOR radio fax from 1938

Static was a problem. Static from a passing car or lightening could wipe out whole pages of information.

By the early 1940s shortwave and ultra short wave frequencies were set aside solely for the transmission of faxes.

When FM radio was introduced after WW2, some FM stations transmitted radio faxes on their broader bandwidth subcarriers. A page of news and pictures would take 15 minutes to be printed from an FM service.

So easy to use, even a child can operate it. A 1938 publicity photo shows a Finch home printer receiving a facsimile newspaper from WWJ in Detroit. (Detroit News Archives)
So easy to use, even a child can operate it. A 1938 publicity photo shows a Finch home printer receiving a facsimile newspaper from WWJ in Detroit. (Detroit News Archives, The Radio Historian)

Lack of public interest in this expensive substitute newspaper technology killed the mass production of home radio fax machines.

However, radio facsimile was still in use for the transmission of weather maps by satellite in 2010.

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below, including the 1938 announcement of WOR’s radio fax service.

Internet source:
http://www.theradiohistorian.org/Radiofax/newspaper_of_the_air1.htm

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PHANTOM DANCER PLAY LIST 30 APRIL

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #383

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 April 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news,
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12noon – 1pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Raymond Scott on 1940-41 Radio
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Wellesley High Jump
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
21 Oct 1940
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + A Symphony Under The Stars
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Bermuda Room
Hotel Brunswick
WBZ NBC Boston
6 Dec 1941
Huckleberry Duck + Pretty Little Petticoat (theme)
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
1 Nov 1940
Set 2
A New Radio Service
Il Pesce e l’Uccellina
EIAR Orchestra Moderna (voc) Silvana Fioresi and Trio Lescano
Comm Rec
Rome
1938
Facsimile ‘Visual’ Radio
Interview
WOR Mutual NYC
9 Feb 1938
Set 3
1930s Local Radio Music
Theme + Sugar + On The Lone Prairie + When The Rest of the Crowd Goes Home + Heigh Ho + Theme
Our Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Set 4
1935-36 Radio
Open + Ad Music + I Got Rhythm
Freddy Rich Orchestra
’Dodge Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1936
Sleep (theme) + On Your Toes
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians (voc) Johnny Davis and Trio
’Ford Show’
WABC CBS NY
14 Apr 1936
Syncopated Love Song
Nathaniel Shilkret
KFI NBC LA
1935
Set 5
Swing on 1939 Radio
Top Hat Shuffle
Jan Savitt Top Hatters
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Basin Street Blues
Jack Teagarden and Benny Goodman
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
31 Jan 1939
You Can Count On Me
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Boston
26 Jul 1939
Man From Mars + Nightmare (theme)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
21 Oct 1939
Set 6
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra on the Air
Theme + Little John
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Casa Mañana
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
Honey Dripper
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
I Need a Lift
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Casa Mañana
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 May 1945
Wham + For Dancers Only
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Band
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Set 7
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra on 1955-56 Radio
Theme + Opus No. 1
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Cafe Statler
Hotel Pennsylvania
WRCA NBC NY
Dec 1955
Ridin’ Around in the Rain (voc) Dolly Houston
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Cafe Statler
Hotel Pennsylvania
WRCA NBC NY
Apr 1956
I’ll Always Be In Love With You
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Dolly Houston
Cafe Statler
Hotel Pennsylvania
WRCA NBC NY
Mar 1956
Tender Trap
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Tommy Mercer
’NBC Bandstand’
NBC Radio and TV NY
1956
Set 8
Bop and Cool
Broadway
Charlie Parker
Birdland
WJZ NYC
9 May 1953
Sugar Beat
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
2 Dec 1947
I Remember Clifford
Oscar Pettiford Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1957
Koko + Anthropology (theme)
Barry Ulanov All Star Metronome Jazzmen
WOR Mutual NY
8 Nov 1947