Benny Goodman Goes Bop On 1940s Radio – 22 May Phantom Dancer Show


Judging by your Twitter response during last week’s Phantom Dancer live show, the Benny Goodman small group set in the vinyl hour was especially popular.

So I’ve decided to program you another Benny Goodman small group set in this week’s Phantom Dancer feature.

Plus some Judy Garland radio variety with Bing Crosby and Al Jolson from 1948 and 49.

Did you know I bring you a new The Phantom Dancer every Tuesday, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney from 12:04-2pm?

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio is recorded for re-broadcast over 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network. It can be streamed online at 2ser.com any time from 12:04pm, Tuesday 22 May.

You’ll find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mixes for your listening pleasure, too, at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX
– has a set of Judy Garland from live 1948-49 radio, Helen Forrest singing with the Artie Shaw Orchestra on live 1939 radio, some of those 1940s big band radio broadcasts we missed last week and those Benny Goodman small group radio broadcasts that go from swing to bop. See the full play list below…

BENNY GOODMAN SMALL GROUPS

‘King of Swing’ clarinetist and band leader, Benny Goodman, was world-famous in the 1930s both for his ground-breaking swing orchestra and for his Benny Goodman trios and quartets. These small groups mostly featured three jazz stars of the era Teddy Wilson piano, Lionel Hampton vibraphone and Gene Krupa drums.

benny goodman

Goodman introduced elctric guitar into his small groups in 1938, first with Leonard Ware and then famously with Charlie Christian.

In August 1939, Goodman formed his sextet. We’ll hear some 1940s iterations of this group on today’s Phantom Dancer.

As the popularity of swing waned from 1944, Goodman small groups reflected newer jazz styles. Glenn Miller’s pianist Mel Powell was the first to introduce bop to Goodman in 1945.

By the late 1940s, as you’ll hear on today’s Phantom Dancer, Goodman had moved from swing to bop, gaining praise from jazz critics for his recordings.

BOP

Even his orchestra became bop oriented. He hired many from the bop second wave to create the right sound, including Buddy Greco (who also sang), Zoot Sims and Wardell Gray.

For bop clarinet, Goodman was much influenced by Swedish clarinetist Stan Hasselgard. For some arrangements and bebop advice, he went to pianist Mary Lou Williams.

Initially, he enjoyed the humour in bop, saying about a Thelonius Monk piece, “I like it, I like that very much. I like the piece and I like the way he played it. I think he’s got a sense of humour and he’s got some good things there.”

But within eighteen months bop frustrated Goodman and he returned to swing. In fact, he had changed his mind so completely about bop that in 1953 he was quoted, “Maybe bop has done more to set music back for years than anything. Basically it’s all wrong. It’s not even knowing the scales. Bop was mostly publicity and people figuring angles.”

And your Phantom Dancer Vid of the Week?

The Benny Goodman Bop Septet playing Mary’s Idea in 1948 from a broadcast out of The Click in Philadelphia. Enjoy!

22 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #317

107.3 2SER Tuesday 22 May 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
1936 Pop Radio
Theme + Great Day
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
Open + Moonlight and Roses + Darktown Strutter’s Ball + Play, Fiddle, Play + Close
Al Goodman Orchestra (voc) Larry Taylor
‘Melody Lane’
Radio Transcription
1936
Minute Waltz + Swing Waltz
Fred Waring Pennsylvanians (voc) Stella and the Fellas
‘Ford Show’
WABC CBS NY
14 Apr 1936
Set 2
Duke Ellington 1950s Radio Series
Take The A-Train (Theme) + The Mooche
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
20 Nov 1952
How High the Moon
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
20 Nov 1952
Prelude To A Kiss + Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Basin Street NYC
via KNX CBS LA
16 Apr 1956
Set 3
Modern Keyboardists on Radio
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Poco Loco
Bud Powell Trio
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
8 Jul 1953
Begin the Beguine (theme) + The Man I Love
Eddie Heywood Trio
‘Stars in Jazz’
Composers Club
WRCA NBC NY
7 May 1956
Without a Song + Close
Wild Bill Davis Trio
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Set 4
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
Open + Georgia On My Mind
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
1950
Royal Garden Blues
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
1950
Muskrat Ramble + Theme
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
1950
Set 5
Helen Forrest with Artie Shaw’s Orchestra 1939
A Table In A Corner
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Oct 1939
Comes Love
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Summer Terrace
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Red Boston
19 Aug 1939
Melancholy Lullaby
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
21 Oct 1939
Day In Day Out
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Oct 1939
Set 6
The Benny Goodman Small Groups 2
Seven Come Eleven
Benny Goodman Sextet
Hotel New Yorker
WOR Mutual NY
4 Nov 1943
Six Appeal
Benny Goodman Sextet
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KFRC Don Lee Mutual San Francisco
4 Jun 1940
Liza
Benny Goodman Trio
BBC
New York City
8 Aug 1945
Body and Soul
Benny Goodman Trio
‘One Night Stand’
Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Set 7
Judy Garland 1948-49
Duet with Bing Crosby + 1927 Radio
Judy Garland, Bing Crosby
‘The Bing Crosby Show’
KECA ABC LA
5 Oct 1949
Duet with Jolson and Johnny One Note
Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Oscar Levant
‘Kraft Music Hall’
KNX CBS LA
30 Sep 1948
Set 8
1940s Big Band Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Nice Work If You Can Get It
Woody Herman Third Herd
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWL CBS New Orleans
10 Nov 1951
Tangerine
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
Artistry in Rhythm (theme) + Artistry Jumps
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Hollywood
27 Nov 1945
Boompsie
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 mar 1949
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Women Jazz Stars On Live 1940s-50s Radio – 15 May Phantom Dancer


Women instrumentalists in jazz from live 1940s-50s radio feature in a set on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Every Tuesday The Phantom Dancer non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio is brought to you by authentic jazz deco singer and actor, Greg Poppleton

The Phantom Dancer is recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm. It’s re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

You can hear this week’s Phantom Dancer online at 2ser.com from 15 May. And that’s where you’ll find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mixes.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of Benny Goodman small groups from live 1943 radio, a set of Dave Brubeck from 1950s radio by request, and a set of jazz and swing from the Armed Forces Radio Service ‘Jubilee’ series, including an aircheck by Gerald Wilson, Kay Starr and The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

WOMEN IN JAZZ

In fact, this week’s Phantom Dancer has a set of women jazz instrumentalists on live 1940s-50s radio. You’ll hear:

MARJORIE HYAMS

Jazz vibraphonist, pianist and arranger. She played in Woody Herman’s Orchestra (1944 – 1945), the Hip Chicks (1945), Mary Lou Williams (1946), Charlie Ventura (1946), George Shearing (1949 – 1950), and led her own groups.
Marjorie Hyams

MELBA LISTON

Jazz trombonist, musical arranger and composer. She was the first woman trombonist to play in big bands. She was a star writer and arranger.
Melba Liston

VIVIEN GARRY

Jazz double bassist and band leader
Vivien Garry

GINGER SMOCK

Jazz violinist, band leader and TV personality
Ginger Smock

INTERNATIONAL SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM

The first integrated all women band in the US featuring some of the top female talent of the early-mid 1940s.
International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Phantom Dancer Vid of the Week?

It’s the Vivien Garry Quintet playing bop on disc in ’46, ‘Operation Mop’ (nothing to with floors, mop-mop was a jazz style). In the quintet: Arvin Garrison (her husband) guitarist, Wini Beatty, piano, Ginger Smock on violin and Dody Jeshke, drums.

15 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #316

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 May 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Louis Prima on 1939-45 Radio
Theme + Robin Hood
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Dec 1944
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Sep 1945
Should I + Close
Louis Prima Orchestra
Hickory House
via WJSV CBS Washington
23 Sep 1939
Set 2
1945-48Jubilee Radio Series
Theme + Cruisin´ With Cab
Gerald Wilson
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Apr 1946
Tuxedo Junction
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Blues + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Kay Starr
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1 May 1948
Set 3
Louis Armstrong on Radio
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Louis Armstrong
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Mahoganny Hall Stomp
Louis Armstrong
Aircheck
1949?
S’Wonderful + Close
Louis Armstrong
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 4
Women Jazz Instrumentalists
Open + A Woman’s Place Is In The Groove
Vivien Garry
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1951
Stella By Starlight
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (tb) Melba Liston
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
mid-1956
Northwest Passage + Blue Flame Theme
Woody Herman Orchestra (vibes) Marjorie Hyams
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Sep 1944
Set 5
Music From The Movies
Melody For Two + September in the Rain
Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony
Comm Rec
London
1937
Carranga
Ray Noble Orchestra
Coty Hour
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Mar 1935
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
‘The Gulf Screen Guild Show’
KNX CBS LA
8 Jan 1939
Midnight + On The Good Ship Lollipop
Joe Haymes Orchestra (voc) Cliff Weston
Grill Room
Hotel McAlpen
WABC CBS NY
29 Jan 1935
Set 6
The Benny Goodman Small Groups
Oh Baby
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
Aircheck
26 Jan 1946
Three Little Words
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Blue Network
25 Sep 1943
Sweet Lorraine
Benny Goodman Trio
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
Aircheck
26 Jan 1946
Sweet Georgia Brown
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield, Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Set 7
Dave Brubeck
Jeepers Creepers
Dave Brubeck
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
Dec 1953
The Duke
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
I’ll Remember April
Dave Brubeck
Aircheck
Jan 1954
The Trolley Song
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Set 8
1940s Big Band Radio
Blue ‘n’ Boogie (theme) + Airmail Special
Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Mar 1945
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
26 Nov 1945
Artistry in Rhythm (theme) + Artistry Jumps
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Hollywood
27 Nov 1945
Bommpsie
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 mar 1949

Another Triumph For Art In Wollongong


It’s always a great pleasure singing the songs of the 1920s – 30s to the always appreciative audience in The Basement of The Builders Club, Wollongong.

And it’s also always a great joy to sing with swinging Grahame Conlon on guitar and doubling on banjo, and the spontaneous Dave Clayton on double bass.

Songs in English, German, Italian and Spanish included Tip Toe Through The Tulips, El Mansiero, Dove e Quando?, Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt and My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes.

The Builders Club has jazz in The Basement every Sunday 2:30 – 5:30pm. Free!

We’ll be back at The Builders Club in August and November. We hope to see you there, too. And if you want Greg Poppleton at your place, Enquire Now

The Builders Club, 61 Church Street, Wollongong
The Builders Club, 61 Church Street, Wollongong

 

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-1930s singer with Dave Clayton on double bass at The Builders Club, Wollongong, Sunday 6 May

 

The Greg Poppleton 1920s Ear Trumpet suspension microphone
The Greg Poppleton 1920s Ear Trumpet suspension microphone

 

Grahame Conlon guitar (and doubling banjo) with Greg Poppleton
Grahame Conlon guitar (and doubling banjo) with Greg Poppleton

 

Dave Clayton feeling 'I Got Rhythm' on double bass, Greg Poppleton jazz deco band.
Dave Clayton feeling ‘I Got Rhythm’ on double bass, Greg Poppleton jazz deco band.

Purchase CDs or Download: Bandcamp (in $A which is 0.75$US)
Booking enquiries: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

8 May 2018 Phantom Dancer – He Knew He Wanted To Be A Professional Musician By Age 16


Tenor sax man Charlie Barnet knew what he wanted from a very early age. In fact, he was playing professionally by the age of 16. Then at 18 he went to New York to talk the CBS Artist Bureau into booking him as an orchestra leader. We hear some of this determined teenager’s orchestras from 1930s-40s airchecks on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is produced and presented every Tuesday by authentic 1920s-30s-style singer and actor, Greg Poppleton .

It’s your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV. On air since 1985!

The Phantom Dancer is recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm. It’s re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

Online, this week’s Phantom Dancer will be available for your listening pleasure after the 2SER broadcast, Tuesday 8 May. Go to 2ser.com to listen.

You’ll also find plenty of past Phantom Dancers to enjoy online, too.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– includes two Australian dance bands – Jim Davidson and his New Palais Royal Orchestra and Frank Coughlan’s Trocadero Orchestra .There are also sets by Lee Konitz in 1954 from WHDH Boston, live jazz from 1962 radio on WNEW NY and WBBM Chicago, a set of trad from WMGM New York’s 1950-51 ‘Doctor Jazz’ series (after being asked for a version of Doctor Jazz during last week’s show) and, of course, the Charle Barnet set. See the full play list below.

CHARLIE BARNET

Born Charles Daly Barnet, Charlie Barnet was a U.S orchestra leader, sax player and composer. Important to his overall ‘fun’ band leading attitude was that he was a person of means. He was heir to his grandfather’s fortune, the New York Central Railway vice-president and banker, Charles Frederick Daly. His family wanted him to be a lawyer. He chose music.

Barnet had worked for one of the many franchise bands of the Jean Goldkette Orchestra, on of the most famous U.S bands of the late 1920s by the age of 16. He then left for New York to play tenor sax in Frank Winegar’s Pennsylvania Boys before trying his luck as an extra in Hollywood films.

Late in 1932 at the age of 18 he returned to New York City and talked a contact at the CBS artist’s bureau to book him as an orchestra leader.

Charlie Barnet WOR Aquarium NYC

INFATUATION

His 1930s orchestras were numerous and short-lived. But they were also musically interesting as you can hear in the 1934 recording below, ‘Infatuation’, which is your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week.

Barnet got his first recording contract in 1933 during an engagement at New York’s Park Central Hotel.

He was always into ‘hot music’ and he was an early adapter of Swing.

RAN OUT OF TOWN

While playing swing at New Orlean’s Roosevelt Hotel in 1935, he earned the ire of conservative governor Huey Long who hated the new sound. Long set up a sting, luring the band to a brothel then having it raided so the band could be ‘run out of town’.

Barnet got a number of his now unemployed band members into Joe Haymes Orchestra (soon to be taken over by Tommy Dorsey) and then headed off for a jaunt in Havana escorting a well off, older woman.

His 1936 orchestra included the new vocal harmony quartet, ‘The Modernaires’ though that band soon shut up shop, too. ‘The Modernaires’ were later and famously associated with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. At this time, Charlie Barnet was one of the first to integrate his band.

He was a big fan of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He championed Duke Ellington tunes in his orchestra and Ellington recorded Barnet’s ‘In A Mizz’.

GO TO BLAZES

When Charlie Barnet lost all his band charts in the 1938 Los Angeles Palomar Ballroom fire, Count Basie lent him charts.

palomar ballroom

His 1939 band was catapaulted into the big time with the release of his recording of the Ray Noble song (from his Indian Suite), Cherokee.

He had a second big hit on 1944 with ‘Skyliner’. ‘Skyliner’ was used as the theme music for the late 1940s US Armed Forces Network program ‘Midnight In Munich’ broadcast from AFN Munich.

Other major recordings include ‘Scotch and Soda’, ‘In a Mizz’, ‘The Right Idea’, ‘The Wrong Idea’ and Southland Shuffle’.

STARS

Barnet switched from Swing to Bop in 1947. Barnet’s swing band included such names as Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge, Billy May, Neal Hefti, Lena Horne, Barney Kessel, Dodo Marmorosa and Oscar Pettiford.

His later bands had Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen and Clark Terry.

He ‘retired’ in 1949, claiming to have lost interest in music, though he continued to lead an orchestra and was broadcast on radio into the 1960s.

Charlie Barnet was married 11 times. His last marriage lasted 33 years.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

As your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, an early Charlie Barney record from his short-lived 1934 band, the weird ‘Infatuation’

8 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #316

107.3 2SER Tuesday 8 May 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on ‘One Night Stand’
Theme + Murder at Peyton Hall
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1947
Tea For Two (voc) Carolyn Gray
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Carolyn Gray
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
31 Mar 1946
9:20 Special + Minnie the Moocher (theme)
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
New Zanzibar NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
Set 2
Jazz on Live 1962 Radio
Algiers Bounce + Lady Be Good
Henry ‘Red’ Allen
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
30 Mar 1962
Cuckoo + Two O’Clock Jump
Harry James Orchestra
Moon Bowl
Freedomland
WNEW NY
Mar 1962
The Price Is Right
Henry ‘Red’ Allen
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
30 Mar 1962
Set 3
1937
Theme + Hey, Hey Your Cares Away
Kay Kyser Orchestra (voc) Sully Mason
Trianon Ballroom
MBS Chicago
25 Mar 1937
Jamboree
Frank Coughlan Trocadero Orchestra (voc) Frank Coughlan
Featuradio Transcription
Sydney
June 1937
Time Out For Love
Joe Sanders Orchestra (voc) Joe Sanders
Blackhawk Restaurant
MBS Chicago
25 Mar 1937
Set 4
Doctor Jazz
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Hot Lips Page
‘Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM NY
1951
Sheik of Araby
Eddie Condon Group
‘Doctor Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s
WMGM NY
1951
Ride, Red, Ride
Red Allen ‘Dixielanders’
‘Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM NY
1951
Set 5
1940 Mickey Mouse Band Radio Transcriptions
Let There Be Love
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
These Things You Left Me
Chuck Foster Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Brandon
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1940
At Long Last Love
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Charlie Fisher
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
Pinch Me
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Ennis
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1940
Set 6
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Ya Got Me
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
oct 1938
Theme + Back In Your Own Backyard
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Devon Mass
Mutual Network
15 Oct 1945
The Victory Walk
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
1942
In There
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1944
Set 7
Early 1930s dance Bands
Forty-Second Street
Jim Davidson New Palais Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
6 Jun 1933
Theme + is That Religion?
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Riviera
Fort Lee NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Sep 1934
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Ruth Etting (voc) Ben Selvin Orchestra
‘Columbia Tele-Focal Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Somebody Loves You + Close
Ben Selvin Orchestra
‘Davis Musical Moments Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 8
Lee Konitz 1954 Radio
Open + Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Subconscious Lee
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954

May Newsletter


Your Greg Poppleton newsletter for the Merrie Month of May invites you to come and be merry with us…

SUNDAY 6 MAY
This is always a fun show.
Builders Club (The Basement), 61 Church St, Wollongong. 2-30-5-30pm. Free. 18+ only. (Restaurant, cafe, bar upstairs and free car park)
– with Grahame Conlon (guitar/banjo) & Dave Clayton (double bass)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12 / 13 MAY
Meantime, as an actor (not band related), I’m busy rehearsing for four massive ‘Wizards’ Brunch and Dinner shows being held in the gothic Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall at Sydney University. TICKETS AND MORE INFO 

EVERY TUESDAY
There’s five live Phantom Dancer shows on 107.3 2SER radio for your listening pleasure this month. Every Tuesday, 12:04-2pm and any time online. See the 1 May play list below. LISTEN TO PAST SHOWS HERE

NEW VIDEO
‘Sweet Lorraine’, Greg Poppleton Sextet with SwingKatz dancers…

Wistful Sweet Lorraine with the Greg Poppleton Sextet


Sweet Lorraine is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Cliff Burwell with words by the lyricist of ‘Deep Purple’, Mitchell Parish. It was published in 1928. It was recorded most famously by Rudy Vallee in 1928 and Nat King Cole in 1940.

Here is a live 30 sec clip, with SwingKatz dancers, of Greg Poppleton singing the song with his Sextet.

Enjoy! And if you’re so inclined, please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and share. Thank you.

Greg Poppleton band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
SwingKatz website: www.sydneyswingkatz.com.au