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Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

28 February Phantom Dancer – 1952 Liberace TV Show with Ads


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: airchecks by Red Nichols from 1929 radio, the early Benny Goodman swing band on 1934-37 radio and star women singers on 1940s-50s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a complete Liberace show from 1952 with jazz band and complete with commercials

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 #253

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Women Singing Stars on 1943 – 1953 Radio
Theme + It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Down By The Riverside
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (voc and g) Lucky Millinder Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
2 Aug 1943
Corner To Corner
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
16 Apr 1953
Set 2
1930s Dance Bands on the Radio
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH
Aircheck
Hollywood
28 Feb 1937
Swamp Fire
Frankie Masters Orchestra
‘Rhythm and Romance’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Ad + The Broken Record
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc and piano) Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Set 3
Jazz Piano Virtuosi on 1930s – 50s Radio
Humouresque
Art Tatum
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
Radio City
WJZ NBC Blue NY
28 Jul 1941
Theme + Oh Baby!
Ralph Sutton Quartet
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
24 Jul 1954
The Joy Jump + One O’Clock Jump + Deep Forest (theme)
Earl Hines and the Esquire All-Stars (voc) Earl Hines and Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
30 Jan 1954
Set 4
Big Bands on 1947-53 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Woodchoppers Ball
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wi
12 Jul 1950
September Song
Harry James Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Jan 1953
Early Autumn
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Fran Warren
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 5
The New Wave on 1940s-50s Radio
What’s New
Howard McGee Group
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Sep 1951
Imagination
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Confirmation
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
19 Feb 1949
Set 6
Early Benny Goodman Swing Band on Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + You’re The Object Of My Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
I Hate To Talk About Myself
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
Palomar Ballroom
KFI Red NBC Los Angeles
22 Aug 1935
Mama That Moon’s Here Again
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Jul 1937
Life Goes To A Party
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
22 Dec 1937
Set 7
1920s Radio – Brunswick Brevities
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
They Didn’t Believe Me
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Harvey
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang (voc and piano) Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
That’s A’Plenty + Say It With Music (theme)
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Set 8
Kansas City Jazz On Radio
Moten Swing
Jay McShann Orchestra (incl Charlie Parker)
Radio Transcription
KFBI Witchita Ka.
2 Dec 1940
Oh Lady Be Good
Count Basie Orchestra (with violin!)
Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Pittsburg Pa
8 Feb 1937
You Say Forward, I’ll March
Jay McShann Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
Dec 1943
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avodon Balroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1946

21 February 2017 Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Mix – Why Is It So? (1960s TV)


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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

You can hear it archived online now at radio 2ser.com

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: (in the last hour of vinyl) airchecks by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and alumni Gene Krupa, Helen Ward and Harry James plus a set of women bands on radio including Ella Fitzgerald and Ann Mae Winburn.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is another educational ‘Why Is It So?’ from ABC TV Sydney in the 1960s. In this episode, Professor Julius Sumner Miller investigates the fascinating physics behind balance.

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 #252

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Woody Herman on 1944 – 46 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Irresistible You
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
21 Aug 1944
Bijou
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
23 Jul 1945
Wild Root + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘Wild Root Creme Oil Show’
Eastwood Gardens
ABC Detroit Mich.
26 Apr 1946
Set 2
1950s Novelty Songs on the Radio
The Thing
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH and Band
Aircheck
Hollywood
1950
Wimoweh
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Band
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wis.
4 Aug 1952
Old Piano Roll Rock
Vincent Lopez Orchestra (voc) Johnny Messner
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 3
Piano Jazz and Dance on 1930s Radio
If You Were Someone Else + You and I Know + Goodbye Jonah
Fairchild and Carroll
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Sep 1937
The New York Boat
Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
2 Feb 1936
Oceans of Time + Let’s Face The Music and Dance (close)
Dick Carroll and his Music
‘The World Dances’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 4
Stank Kenton 1941-45 Radio Transcriptions
Got A Penny, Jenny?
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1945
Flamingo
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
6 Jan 1942
I Haven’t Got The Heart + Artistry In Rhythm (theme)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Set 5
Benny Goodman and alumni
Intro + Sugarfoot Stmp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Theme + Amour
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Aircheck
1941
My Funny Valentine
Helen Ward
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WNBT-TV NBC NY
29 Mar 1949
Feet Draggin’ Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Chatterbox
Mountainside NJ
Feb 1940
Set 6
Early 1930s Radio and Film Music
Gnädige Frau komm und spiel mit mir
Hans Albers
‘Quick’ (film)
Berlin
19 32
Wagon Wheels
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
You’re My Everything
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Pete Fylling
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KGO NBC San Francisco
1932
Somebody Love Me
Ben Selvin Orchestra
‘Davis Gelatine Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 7
Women Band Leaders on 1940s Radio
Galvanising
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
The Boogie Woogie Girl
Dorothy Chatman Orchestra (voc) Sammy Price
Comm Rec
New York City
6 Apr 1944
Central Avenue Boogie
Anna Mae Winburn (voc) International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Chewin’ Gum + I Wanna Be A Rug Cutter
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra (voc) EF
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Mar 1940
Set 8
Jazz on 1950s Telly
Them There Eyes
Billie Holliday
‘Tonight Show’
NBC Hollywood
1958
Ellington Medley
Duke Ellington (piano) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (as) Lee Castle (tp) Buddy Rich (d) and Orchestra
‘Dorsey Brothers’ Stage Show’
CBS-TV NY
1 Jan 1955
St Louis Blues Jam Session
Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Gene Krupa, lionel Hampton and more
‘Second Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS-TV NY
30 Apr 1958

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.
A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston

Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater

Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan

The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler

Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!

Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails

1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

14 February Phantom Dancer – Movietone 1969 Valentine’s Day Pop Awards


It’s Valentine’s Day on The Phantom Dancer.

And on your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985, the love poureth over.

Suppose you missed today’s Phantom Dancer. How would you catch up? It’s now online here at 2SER

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

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: moody swing from 1944-45 radio, 15 minutes with Alvino Rey and The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra and a set of swing Jimmy Lunceford and his 1940s big band.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a Valentine’s Day massacre, the 1969 Valentine’s Day pop awards

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 #251

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Moody Swing on 1944 – 45 Radio
Juice Head Baby
Cootie Williams Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
7 July 1945
It Could Happen To You
Lenny Conn Orchestra (voc) Ellen Connor
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Brazil
Horace Heidt Orchestra
‘Trianon Ballroom’
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
KECA ABC Los Angeles
23 Jun 1945
Set 2
1920s Radio
Blue Idol
The Anglo-Persians
Comm Rec
New York City
4 May 1928
I May Be Wrong
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (voc)Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
27 Aug 1929
That Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia + Happy Days Are Here Again (theme)
George Olsen’s Music (voc) Hotcha Gardner
‘The Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1932
Set 3
At Ease With Alvino Rey
Open + Nice Work If You Can Get It + I Love You + Avalon + I Surrender Dear + Who’s Sorry Now + Stardust + Old Man River + Bidin’ My Time + Maybe It’s Because + Ther I’ve Said IT Again + Honey
Alvino Rey with the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra (voc) King Sisters
‘At Ease’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Set 4
Modern Chords on 1940s-50s Radio
My Serenade
Rytmin Swing Yhtye
Comm Rec
Helsinki, Finland
1947
How High The Moon
International All-Stars
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1947
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
Set 5
Sweet Bands from 1930s-40s Radio
All You Want To Do Is Dance + It’s The Natural Thing To Do + Double Or Nothing + The Moon Got In My Eyes
Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony
Comm Rec
London
1939
Isn’t It A Lovely Day
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1935
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck and his Music With Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WLS Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddie Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddie Howard
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
Jimmie Lunceford
Annie Laurie
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Aircheck
1941
Intro + LIttle John
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casa Manana
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
Mollie Malone
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Maxine Sullican
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Basin Street Blues
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 May 1945
Set 7
Swinging 1943-45 Radio
The Great Lie
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Jul 1945
Gin Mill Special
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Trouble Trouble
Benny Carter Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Ain’t It The Truth
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Swingtime’
AFRS Hollywood
Nov 1945
Set 8
Post-Bop On 1950s Radio
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Lullaby Of Broadway + Lester Leaps In
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956