29 August Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio – Ep 9 Radar Men From The Moon


If the 22 August show is anything to go by, the 29 August Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV has been presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, since 1985.

You can now hear The Phantom Dancer live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

See the full play list below.

This week hear Charlie Parker and Strings, Glenn Miller from the Meadowbrook Ballroom NJ in 1939 and the dixie trombone of Miff Mole on 1944 radio.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 9 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
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 #277

107.3 2SER Tuesday 29 August 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
Sweet Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Kentucky
Gay Claridge Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
Theme + Some Day I’ll Meet You Again
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams
’One Night Stand’
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Aug 1944
Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night of the Week + Sweet Dreams + Theme (Peer Gynt)
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) The Martin Men
’One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1944
Set 2
Swing Bands on 1938 Radio
Theme + Stop Beating Around The Mulberry Bush
Al Goodman Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain and The Hit Paraders
’Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS NY
22 Oct 1938
Dipsy Doodle Theme + The One Rose
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
’RCA Victor Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC RED NY
2 Jul 1938
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1938
Set 3
Django Reinhardt
Bei Dir war es immer so schoen
Django Reinhardt (g) Fud Candrix Orchestra
Comm Rec
Brussels
16 Apr 1942
Limehouse Blues
Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France
’Saturday Night Swing Club’
Bricktop Cabaret
Montmatre, Paris
Via shortwave to WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Moten Swing + Close
Django Reinhardt and the ATC Orchestra
’AFN Bandstand’
AFN Paris
26 Oct 1945
Set 4
Paul Whiteman in the 1930s
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
26 Jun 1936
Don’t Count Your Kisses
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Little Durelle
’Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
New York City
2 Feb 1936
Comes Love
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
Schroeder Hotel
Milwaukee Wis CBS
New York City
9 Aug 1939
Set 5
Jimmy Dorsey
Just For a Thrill
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Dixieland Detour
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Contrasts (theme) + Just You Just Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Feb 1943
I Should Care + Jumping Jehosephat (close)
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Teddy Walters
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
11 Feb 1945
Set 6
Miff Mole on 1944 Radio
Big Butter and Egg Man
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Rosetta/Memphis Blues/There’ll Be Changes Made/I Would Do Anything For You
Miff Mole with Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Peg O’ My Heart
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Set 7
Glenn Miller at The Meadowbrook 1939
Intro + The Lady’s In Love With You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Love With a Capital You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
24 Nov 1939
Pavanne
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Farewell Blues + Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Nov 1939
Set 8
Charlie Parker and Strings
Repetition + They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker
Birdland
WJZ NYC
7 Apr 1951
April in Paris
Charlie Parker
The Spotlight
Apollo Theatre NYC
17 Aug 1950

19 August Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz Photos


Thank you to all of you who came to Penrith RSL for jazz this Saturday and made the afternoon so much fun.

The jazz audience at Penrith RSL make the whole afternoon a great social occasion, so the band and I always look forward to playing in the city by the Nepean.

In fact, we’ll be back at Penrith RSL for Armistice Day, 11 November, 2 – 5pm.

With me in the band today as I sang the songs of the 1920s and 1930s, we had, by special request, the great honour of being joined by bass brass virtuoso, Cazzbo Johns, formerly of the Australian Opera.

Bob Gillespie, musical director for Lovelace Watkins and drummer for Maynard Fergusson’s English Band was on the kit.

Guitarist for Ricky May, Grahame Conlon, swung on his Spanish guitar and banjo.

Damon Poppleton, aged 14, jammed on alto and tenor saxes. And Flynn Poppleton, age 10, sat in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

As always, I’ve taken some happy snaps for you below. See you at Penrith, 11 November!

Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.
Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.

 

Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.

 

Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.
Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.

Please visit the band website: gregpoppletonmusic.com

22 August 2017 Phantom Dancer – Ep 8 Radar Men From the Moon


If the 15 August show is anything to go by, the 22 August Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV has been presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://2ser.com/shows/phantom-dancer.

See the full play list below.

This week you’ll hear a set of 1940s Australian swing, a couple of broadcast excerpts from Duke Ellington’s ‘Date with the Duke’ 1945 radio series and a set of women jazz singers live on 1940s-50s radio.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 8 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
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 #276

107.3 2SER Tuesday 22 August 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
Women Jazz Singers on Live 1940s-50s Radio
Tenderly + Mean To Me
Sarah Vaughan
’Stars in Jazz’
WNBC NBC NY
Hollywood
21 Apr 1952
Was That The Human Thing To Do?
Kay Starr (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
’Music By Adlam’
KECA ABC Los Angeles
27 Dec 1947
C’est Si Bon + Close
Eartha Kitt (voc) Harry Sosnick Savings Bonds Orchestra
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York
1959
Set 2
Women Pop Singers on 1940s Radio
Theme + Come To Baby Do
Ginny Simms (voc) Borden Chorus and Orchestra
’Borden Program’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jan 1946
Stay With The Happy People
Margaret Whiting (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
’Oxydol Show’
KNX CBS LA
1950
If I Loved You + Lady Be Good (close)
Georgia Gibbs (voc) Paul Whiteman Orchestra
’Georgia Gibbs Show’
AFRS re-broadcast
22 Jul 1945
Set 3
Australian Ballads and Swing from 1943
St Louis Blues
Keith Atkinson (cl) Wally Portingale Orchestra
’Army on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Oct 1943
Little Ships Will Shine Again
George Trevare and his Australians (voc) Barbara James
Comm Rec
Sydney
19 Aug 1943
Jingle Bells + We’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Wally Portingale Orchestra
’Army on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Sep 1943
Set 4
Jazz and Light Music from 1930-32 Radio
Boy! Oh! Boy! Oh! Boy! I’ve Got It Bad
The Painters’ Orchestra and Chorus
’Devoe and Reynolds Paint Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
30 Nov 1931
Boy! Oh! Boy! Oh! Boy! I’ve Got It Bad
Boswell Sisters
’Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1931
Drama + Marquita + Adios + Close
George Shackley’s Ensemble and Chorus
’Nehi Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
20 May 1932
Set 5
The American Dance Band of English Band Leader Ray Noble
Life is a Song + I Hate to Talk About Myself
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Al Bowlly and The Freshman
’Coty Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 May 1935
Theme + And The Angels Sing
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Liz Tilton
Beverley Wiltshire Hotel
Beverley Hills Ca
KFI NBC Red LA
22 Oct 1939
I Never Had A Chance
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Al Bowlly
’Coty Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Mar 1935
Commanche War Dance + Goodnight Sweetheart (theme)
Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverley Wiltshire Hotel
Beverley Hills Ca
KFI NBC Red LA
6 Apr 1940
Set 6
A Date With The Duke in 1945
Diminuendo in Blue / Rocks in my Bed / Crescendo in Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Betty Roche
’Date With The Duke’
Toledo OH
Blue Network
9 Jun 1945
One O’Clock Jump
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’Date With The Duke’
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NY
30 Jun 1945
Set 7
Piano Playing Band Leaders
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Horace Heidt Orchestra (voc and tp Quig Quigley)
Radio Transcription
New York City
14 Dec 1943
Moonlight in Vermont
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Patty Ryan
’One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
19 Jun 1955
Tess’ Torch Song
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Thelma Carpenter
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
When You and I Were Young + Yacht Club Swing
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red NY
3 Dec 1940
Set 8
Modern Jazz on 1950s Radio
Serenade in Sulphur 8
Slim Gaillard
Birdland
WJZ NYC
7 Jul 1951
Intro + Walkin’
Billie Holiday
The Spotlight
ABC Washington DC
Feb 1959

Greg Poppleton Show – Mosman Sunday 13 August


Million YouTuber, Greg Poppleton, is bringing his high-energy vintage jazz and swing show to the North Shore’s newest jazz venue, Mosman Bowling Club, 2 – 4:30pm, Sunday 13 August.

Facebook Event Page

Greg is totally untouched by contemporary music. His voice is true-to-the-era.

“Greg Poppleton captures the essence of the era with uncanny accuracy.”
- Kevin Jones, jazz critic Fine Music 102.5

Greg’s voice is operatically trained. He sells a song. He’ll make you laugh. Even those who don’t like jazz like Greg Poppleton.

“That’s because we play real jazz. We improvise, we have fun, we’re acoustic, we’re alive, we’re always in the moment,” says Greg.

“Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.” 
- Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco.

Since 2002, Greg Poppleton has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era.

In Greg’s swinging trio: Grahame Conlon (guitar/banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Adam Barnard (snare, bells, washboard).

On the song list: The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, Singing in the Bathtub, Falling in Love Again, My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes and Road to Gundagai.

Tickets: $20 at door. Kids 16 and under FREE.

Bookings Mosman Bowling Club 02 9969 5198
Please visit the band website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

15 August Phantom Dancer – Ep 7 Radar Men From the Moon


If the 8 August show is anything to go by, the 15 August Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

And now you can hear the whole two hour swing jazz mix online at radio 2SER (for the next four weeks).

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, and now online, (after the broadcast) and has been since 1985.

See the full play list below.

This week you’ll hear a set of late night dance bands from early 1940s Chicago over WGN, a set of Andrew Sisters on 1940s radio and WHDH Boston 1950s airchecks of Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday and Lee Konitz.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 7 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
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 #275

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 August 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
1932 – 1934 Cocoanut Grove Radio Bands
Music in the Moonlight (theme) + By The Fireside
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Donald Novis
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1932
Here You Come With Love
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Phil Harris
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1933
OK Toots + close
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Dons One, Two and Three
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1934
Set 2
Home Recordings of Late Night Dance Bands on WGN Chicago 1940s
Bella, Bella Marie + In My Dreams + I Love You So Much It Hurts + Theme
Jimmy Featherstone Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Featherstone and Peggy Murdoch
Walnut Room
Bismarck Hotel
WGN Chicago
1940s
Love Of My Life
Art Kassels and his Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra (voc) Harvey Crawford
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
1940s
In My Dreams + Close
Al Trace Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
1940s
Set 3
Andrew Sisters on 1940s Radio
Spoken Intro + Go West, Young Men
Andrew Sisters
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
2 Mar 1959
Hold Tight
Andrew Sisters (voc) Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS
New York City
27 Feb 1940
Jingle Bells + We’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Andrew Sisters
’Nash-Kelvinator Showroom’
KNX CBS LA
19 Dec 1945
Set 4
Latin Music on 1940s Radio
Begin the Beguine
Desi Arnez Orchestra
Ciro’s Hollywood
KNX CBS LA
1948
Chapanica
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Band
’Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1940s
Mambo the Most
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
’Hear America Swinging’
Royal Grove
Peony P
WOW NBC Omaha Nebraska
1948
Set 5
French Dance Bands 1936-38
Cafunga
Lecuona Cuban Boys (voc) Bruguera
Comm Rec
Paris
1936
The Pop Corn Man
Ray Ventura et set Collegiens (voc) Betty Allen
Comm Rec
Paris
1938
Rumba Azul
Lecuona Cuban Boys (voc) Albert Rabagliati
Comm Rec
Paris
1936
Lambeth Walk
Ray Ventura et set Collegiens
Comm Rec
Paris
1938
Set 6
Swing Trumpet Stars of the 1930s-40s
High Hat Trumpet and Rhythm
Valaida Snow
Comm Rec
London
6 Sep 1936
Sleepy Lagoon
Harry James Orchestra
Roof Garden
Hotel Astor
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1942
Night Song
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW
New York City
26 Sep 1939
Harlem Airshaft + Take The A Train (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra (tp) Rex Stewart
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Oct 1945
Set 7
Sweet and Swing Hal Kemp on 1934-40 Radio
Mood Indigo
Hal Kemp Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
14 Dec 1934
When Summer Is Gone (theme) + You’ve Got Me Crying Again
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
There’s a Small Hotel
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Maxine Grey
’Lady Esther Serenade’
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Aug 1936
Just an Angel in Disguise + I Hear Bluebirds
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Janet Blair
CBS Cedar Point, Ohio
3 Jul 1940
Set 8
Jazz from Storyville WHDH Boston
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
I Love You Porgy
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Ornitholgy + Out of Nowhere
Charlie Parker
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
10 Mar 1953