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.

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
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’
KFI NBC Los Angeles
14 May 1956
In A Mellotone
Count Basie Orchestra
16 Dec 1956
April in Paris + One O’Clock Jump (Close)
Count Basie Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
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
I’ve Got No Strings
Andrew Sisters (voc) Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
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
18 Jan 1935
From The Land of the Sky Blue Water
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
’Music Till Midnight’
It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
Helen Ward (voc) Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
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
Russian Swing
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Marek Windheim and Alexander Chorus
’Camel Caravan’
17 Aug 1937
St Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
’Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
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
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Bob Effros (tp)?
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Do The New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
’Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1920s and 1940s version)
’Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
Set 8
Bop on Radio
Katzenjammer’s Ball
Jack Allen’s Original Katzenjammers
Comm Rec
23 Feb 1950
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
5 Sep 1956
Charlie Parker Quintet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
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.

Penrith RSL 1920s Show Photos – 15 April 2017

Here are some photos taken today at the Penrith RSL 1920s Show – the first leg of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 – and a clip from the local Penrith Press.

Tomorrow we’re at The Basement, Master Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm. Free!

In the photos: Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer with red megaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass, Bob Gillespie drums and Damon Poppleton soprano sax.

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Greg Poppleton article 1920s Penrith show

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Egyptian Ella – New Greg Poppleton Video


The new video by Greg Poppleton …

Egyptian Ella by Walter Doyle (1930) – from the album Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s-30s swing and jazz band come from Way Down South –
so far south, in fact, that the next stop is Antarctica!


We love playing 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing

And we believe in sharing this music at free shows and uploads

But we still have to eat

We believe that for artists to survive and create, audiences need to step up and directly support them…

Buy and download at


If you’re broke,
add this to your play list.
Kick in later when you have the money

If you’re rich,
think of the good karma your support will bring you

We ask for only $1

That’s 1/3 the price of a coffee

And this song will last you forever

Thank you.



Egyptian Ella
Vocals: Greg Poppleton
Soprano Sax: Paul Furniss
Sousaphone: Geoff Power
Guitar: Grahame Conlon
Drums: Lawrie Thompson