2 May Phantom Dancer – Red Nichols Corrine Corrina (1930)


An all vinyl Phantom Dancer today – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-50s radio with Greg Poppleton.

The Phantom Dancer is heard on 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday at 12:04 (after the 12 o’clock news) and on 22 stations across Australia.

It is also live-streamed at 2ser.com and archived there for your listening pleasure after the Tuesday show.

Today’s all vinyl Phantom Dancer has everything from a Doris Day live radio set, to Fats Waller on 23 September 1943 to a set of Dizzy Gillespie on 1950s radio and live Trad Bands including Turk Murphy broadcasting from Club Hangover, San Francisco in 1954.

And today’s Video of the Week is a real find. Red Nichols playing Corrine Corrina in 1930 including the clarinet of Benny Goodman and trombone of Glenn Miller. Enjoy…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #263

107.3 2SER Tuesday 2 May 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing and Sway with 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 2
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 3
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 4
Bop and Hop 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
Set 5
Dizzy Gillespie on 1940s-50s Radio
Lady Byrd
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Aircheck
Apollo Ballroom
Harlem NY
22 Jan 1947
Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Winter Palace
Stockholm
Radio Sweden
2 Feb 1948
Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jul 1956
Jam Session
Dizzy Gillespie with Orchestra
Rex Theatre
RTF Paris
Feb 1953
Set 6
Piano Playing Band Leaders on the Air
If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes
Nat King Cole Trio
Trocadero
KHJ Mutual LA
26 Apr 1945
Body and Soul
Teddy Wilson Orchestra
’America Dances’
BBC London via WABC CBS NY
1939
Every Tub
Count Basie Orchestra
’Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Flying Home
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
13 Aug 1952
Set 7
1930s Radio Jazz and Dance Bands
Black and Blue Rhythm
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
26 Sep 1933
Crazy Rhythm
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1934
Dardenella
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
’Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
31 Oct 1936
Haunting Me
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1935
Set 8
Trad Bands on Radio
Beale Street Blues
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1950
Heebie Jeebies
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
I’m Confessin’
Hot Lips Page
’Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM New York City
1950
That’s A Plenty
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953

New Actor Showreel – Greg Poppleton


Hello friends,

Please check out my newest actor showreel. Clips from some of your favourite movies and TV shows including Chronicles of Narnia, Backtrack, Moulin Rouge! Underbelly, Peter Allen, Soop and more…

Clips from Chronicles of Narnia, Peter Allen Not The Boy Next Door, Underbelly, Moulin Rouge!, Footy Legends, Backtrack, Hunt Angels and Soop

Film & TV Agent: Benchmark Creative Management
anthony@benchmarkcreative.com.au

Voiceover Agent: RGM Voices
ned@rgm.com.au

Band agent: OzManagement
tony@ozmanagement.com

0:00 They Didn’t Believe Me (sung by Greg Poppleton in soundtrack for German-Israeli co-production)
0:08 Soop
0:48 It’s Only a Paper Moon (sung by Greg Poppleton)
0:57 Peter Allen Not The Boy Next Door
1:30 Underbelly The Golden Mile
2:08 Backtrack (with Adrien Brody)
2:23 Moulin Rouge! (with Nicole Kidman)
2:38 Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader (prosthetics, Howard Berger)
2:44 Footy Legends (with Ahn Do)
3:21 Hunt Angels (with Ben Mendelsohn)
4:16 Too Marvellous (sung by Greg Poppleton)

Greg Poppleton is cast in drama, fantasy and comedy as the ‘little man’ who’s always ‘up against it!’. He’s the petty official, be it teacher, talent show judge, butler, footy referee, storekeeper, Dufflepud, tired businessman, priest, top-hatted Nervous Nellie…

His advances are spurned by Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge! (2001).

He’s scared off by Edmund and Caspian in Chronicles of Narnia (2010) wearing prosthetics specially designed for Greg by Academy Award winner Howard Berger.

He’s the dead man walking who tells Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, “I think I’m beginning to hate people,” in Backtrack. (2015)

On TV, Greg’s the judge who misreads Peter Allen’s talent in Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door (2015) set in the 1950s. He gets no happy ending from Emma Booth in Underbelly the Golden Mile (2011) set in the 1960s. Greg has made 59 TV commercials.

Voices: As a Voiceover, he’s your best friend for super, dental plans, BBQs, you name it.

Singer: Greg is also an authentic 1920s-30s swing jazz singer and band leader. He has more than 1 million YouTube views: http://www.bakelitejazz.com
and 4 albums out now on Bandcamp

Three songs on this showreel are from Greg’s 1920s-30s jazz swing albums:
0:00 They Didn’t Believe Me (used in a German-Israeli co-production)
0:48 It’s Only a Paper Moon
4:16 Too Marvellous

Radio: He is an award-winning jazz broadcaster heard on 22 radio stations across Australia. Greg has broadcast on the BBC, ABC and SBS.

Greg Poppleton ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy’ in Palmer & Co.


Wednesday night, 26 April, Greg Poppleton and band returned to Palmer & Co to play at the Wednesday night ‘Swinging At The Speakeasy‘ curated by Pia Andersen.

One couple at the bar, enjoying Greg Poppleton and band, told me that our energetic, swinging, 1920s performance made them think they were back in New York City.

With Greg Poppleton in the band were Paul Furniss clarinet, Paul Baker banjo and Greg Chilcott sousaphone.

Pia has put together a fine collection of bands for this free Wednesday night event in the 1920s styled brick-lined vaults of this Sydney underground nightclub.

And what is absolutely fantastic is that the newest Sydney swing dance school, All About Swing, headed by Siobhan and Matthew, dress up for Swinging at the Speakeasy and dance to live bands. Free!

Yep, Swinging At The Speakeasy is free. It’s very Wednesday. Bands play from 7-10pm and it’s at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane off George Street near Circular Quay.

Authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton with his 1920s-30s duo to full 1920s orchestra is also available for all your entertainment needs. Request a quote now…

Here are some photos from Greg Poppleton Swinging At The Speakeasy.
Photo credits: Pia, Siobhan, Tarsh and Katrina…

1920s jazz trio
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and band (Paul Baker banjo, Greg Chilcott sousaphone, Paul Furniss clarinet (out of shot) Swinging At The Speakeasy.
swing dancers and audience
The vibe at Swinging At The Speakeasy as Greg Poppleton played.
dancers and 1920s Greg poppleton jazz band
Greg Poppleton 1920s band with the All About Swing dancers
swing dancers dip with Greg Poppleton swing jazz band
The dipsy doodle
singing to the swing dancer
Greg Poppleton singing to dancer Siobhan Ford

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Looking for 1920s Jazz? Looking to Swing Dance in Sydney Wednesday 26 April?


Looking to Swing Dance in Sydney this Wednesday night, 26 April. Greg Poppleton and his 1920s band will be at Palmer & Co 7 – 10pm? Free

Greg Poppleton brings his hotcha 1920s jazz band to Palmer & Co for 3 hours of authentic 1920s jazz for dancing.

Palmer & Co is a 1920s speakeasy downstairs, Abercrombie Lane in Sydney, near Circular Quay and off George Street.

In the band, the best in world-toured 1920s jazz:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s singer. 1 million YouTube views
Paul Furniss – clarinet. He’s played the Sidney Bechet Society
Paul Furniss – banjo. He’s toured the world with his banjo on his knee
Greg Chilcott – sousaphone. At Waiheke NZ with the band. Just back from Canada

Limelight Magazine has the story

Greg Poppleton Swinging at the Speakeasy See you at Palmer & Co this Wednesday.

Photos Gin Mill Social 21 April


Greg Poppleton opened the final Gin Mill Social to be held at Slide with a 75 minute set of 1920s jazz, Charleston and hotcha.

In the band with Greg were Geoff Power sousaphone doubling cornet and Bradley Newman, piano.

Stay tuned for the next Gin Mill Social at another venue soon.

In the meantime, authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band can be booked for your event, wedding corporate or party. Request a booking

Photos from the 21 April Gin Mill Social

Authentic 1920s – 1930s singer and band can be booked for your event, wedding corporate or party. Request a booking

Greg will be bring his 1920s music next to Swinging At The Speakeasy, Palmer & co, Abercrombie Lane, Sydney, Wednesday 26 April, 7-10pm. FREE

Speakeasy poster

9 May Phantom Dancer – The Greatest Double Bass Film Performance (1946)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 9 May.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

In this week’s mix hear a set of Women Singers and Headliners on 1930s-40s Radio and dance bands from love 1937 radio.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens. Forget the clown who titled this clip with ‘Hilarious’, watch the double bass player, he is brilliant.
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 #262

107.3 2SER Tuesday 9 May 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Society Bands on 1948 – 51 Radio
Open + I’m A Fool To Want You
Art Wayner Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Latin Quarter
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
31 Jul 1951
It’s Almost Like Being In Love
Del Courtney Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Shephard
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
San Francisco
AFRS Re-broadcast
1947
Johnny Won’t You Stay A While + Blue Champagne
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc)
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Nov 1951
Set 2
Count Basie On 1956 Radio
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Perdido
Count Basie Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s
KFI NBC Los Angeles
14 May 1956
In A Mellotone
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
16 Dec 1956
April in Paris + One O’Clock Jump (Close)
Count Basie Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
2 Jul 1956
Set 3
Les Paul and Mary Ford on NBC 1950
Lover + If A Nightingale Could Sing Like You (theme)
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
12 May 1950
Dry My Tears
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
30 Jun 1950
What Is This Thing Called Love? + If A Nightingale Could Sing Like You (theme)
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
26 May 1950
Set 4
Women Vocal Trios On Air
Il Pinguino Innimorato
Trio Lescano and Silvana Fires (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orchestra
Cetra, Rome
1940
I’ve Got No Strings
Andrew Sisters (voc) Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
13 Feb 1940
Shoo Shoo Baby
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
’Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
21 Nov 1943
Set 5
Women Singers and Headliners on 1930s-40s Radio
I Wish I Were Twins
Valaida Snow (voc) Billy Mason Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
18 Jan 1935
From The Land of the Sky Blue Water
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
’Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
1944
It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
Helen Ward (voc) Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
My Baby Said Yes
Irene Day (voc) Charlie Spivak Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Feb 1945
Set 6
Swing on 1937 Radio
Cosmic Rhythm
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Russian Swing
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Marek Windheim and Alexander Chorus
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
17 Aug 1937
St Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
’Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Swing It, Brother, Swing
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Billie Holliday
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck NYC
30 Jun 1937
Set 7
Early 1930s Radio Jazz and Dance Bands
Cheer Up and Ballyhoo
Eddie Cantor (voc) Phil Spitalny’s Music, Bob Effros (tp) Joe Venuty (violin)
Hit of the Week Record
New York City
Oct 1931
Dinah
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Bob Effros (tp)?
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Do The New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
’Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1920s and 1940s version)
’Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
1950
Set 8
Bop on Radio
Katzenjammer’s Ball
Jack Allen’s Original Katzenjammers
Comm Rec
Sydney
23 Feb 1950
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Cheryl
Charlie Parker Quintet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949

Greg Poppleton Show Photos Builders Club, Wollongong


Greg Poppleton, 1920s – 30s singer and band, returned to The Builders Club Wollongong, Sunday 16th April.

It was the second show on the band’s Easter Tour 2017, with a enthusiastic audience in The Basement at The Builders.

Greg often took a walk through the audience to sing to everyone personally, his booming 3-octave baritone filling the room without a microphone.

On stage: Greg Poppleton (1920s-30s vocals), Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Damon Poppleton (soprano sax).

We’ll be back at the The Builders Sunday 25 June and Sunday 22 October.

Both shows are free. Music starts 2:30pm. Lights up at 5:30pm.

Meantime, we also love playing weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

For your wedding, corporate event and party, Request a quote.

The final Greg Poppleton on the Easter Tour 2017 will be the 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide Cabaret, Friday 21 April. More Info and Tickets

Then, Wednesday April 26, dance to Greg Poppleton Swingin’ at the Speakeasy at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, City, 7-10pm. Free.