11 October Phantom Dancer – Louis Armstrong Early Breakdancing Video (1942)


The play list for the 11 October Phantom Dancer non-stop swing and jazz mix from live 1920s-60s radio is now ready below for your delectation.

And what a show it is, presented by Greg Poppleton over 107.3 2SER Sydney since 1985.

After the broadcast the show is archived at 2ser.com.

The Phantom Dancer is also heard over 22 stations of the Community Radio Network.

Highlight sets for the show this week include:
– Louis Armstrong on 1937 – 54 radio
– 1950s Beatnik radio
– Boogie Woogie from 1928 to 1945.

There are eight sets covering all types of jazz and swing from 1920s-60s radio and TV for your audio pleasure.
The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is Louis Armstrong with his Orchestra in a 1942 video, ‘Swinging On Nothing’.

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 #234

107.3 2SER Tuesday 11 October 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Orchestras on 1937-38 Radio
Jamboree
Frank Coughlan’s Trocadero Orchestra (voc) Frank Coughlan
Featuradio
Radio Transcription
Sydney
mid-1937
Open + Old Fashioned Swing
Ted Weems Orchestra (voc) Perry Como (whistling) Elmo Tanner
Trianon Ballroom
MBS Chicago
10 Feb 1937
St Louis Blues + Close
Earl Hines Orchestra
Grand Terrace Ballroon
WMAQ NBC Chicago
3 Aug 1938
Set 2
1950s Beatnik Radio
Instrumental
Miles Davis Quintet
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
20 Juk 1957
Rockin’ In Rhythm
Duke Ellington piano and Orchestra
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
16 Apr 1956
Set 3
Sweet Dance Bands on Post-War Radio
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Sherman Hayes Orchestra (voc) Trio
Martinique Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
1947
Sunset Serenade (theme) + Doodle-Do-Do
Frankie Carle piano and Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
1951
Dancing Tambourine + Close
Henry Russell Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
KFI NBC LA
1948
Set 4
Trad Jazz on 1944 and 1955 Radio
Open + I Found A New Baby
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
24 Jun 1944
Mamas Gone, Goodbye + St Louis Blues
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS san Francisco
5 Feb 1955
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Greg Poppleton (voc) and the Bakelite Broadcasters
From the new album
‘Back In Your Own Backyard’
Pre-order Bandcamp
Set 5
Louis Armstrong On-Air
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (theme) + Indiana
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
12 Dec 1954
A Song Is Born
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘Damon Runyon Memorial Jazz Concert’
ABC Chicago
11 Dec 1948
I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network Dallas
17 Aug 1943
Skeleton In The Closet
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Set 6
Boogie Woogie on the Wireless
Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie
Pine Top Smith
Comm Rec
Chicago
29 Dec 1928
Honky Tony Train Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Central Avenue Boogie
International Sweethearts of Rhythm (voc) Anna Mae Winburn
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Roll ‘Em
Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Set 7
Sweet Bands on 1940s Radio
My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields and the Rippling Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle, New York
Aircheck
1944
The Old Lamplighter
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Radio Rendezvous
Salt Lake City
Aircheck
25 Feb 1947
Once In Love With Amy
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Merv Griffin
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Medley + So Long For Now
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Aragon Ballroom
WGN MBS Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 8
Lester Young on the Air
Three Little Words
Lester Young Quartet
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual New York City
1956
Lullaby of Birdland (Open) + Up ‘n’ Adam
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
15 Apr 1953
Lester Leaps In
Lester Young Sextet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA New York City
27 Nov 1948
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956

Gruen Transfer ‘The Pitch’ – Private vs Public Schools


‘The Gruen Transfer’ is ABC TV’s popular show about advertising. It is one of the most popular shows in Australian TV history. It regularly out-rates popular reality show rivals on other channels, like ‘The Bachelor’.

Hosted by comedian Wil Anderson flanked by four highly witty and insightful advertising professionals, ‘Gruen’ dissects ads and finds out how they work on us.

In the middle of the show is the ever-popular segment ‘The Pitch’ – two rival ad companies are given a brief to sell an ‘unsellable’ product.

As an actor I’ve always wanted to be in one of these ads and last week I was asked by production company ‘Thinkbone’. I went to the local park dressed as a school teacher. Here’s the result as the ad tackles the brief head-on, directed by Stefanie Maystorovich. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton actor agent: Benchmark Creative

4 Oct Phantom Dancer – ‘The Home Electrical’ (1915 film)


To whom it may concern,

Please find tabled below the play list for The Phantom Dancer non-stop swing and jazz mix from live 1920s-60s radio for 4 October 2016.

That’s the Tuesday Greg Poppleton presents it over 107.3 2SER Sydney and online.

After the broadcast the show is archived at 2ser.com.

The Phantom Dancer is also heard over 22 stations of the Community Radio Network including ArtSound Canberra, 7RGY Huon Valley and 2RRR Ryde.

Highlight sets for the show this week include
– The great women jazz singers on 1940s-50s radio
– jazz and popular song on 1920s radio
– Erskine Hawkins, the 20th Century Gabriel and his Orchestra.

There are eight sets covering all types of jazz and swing from 1920s-60s radio and TV for your audio pleasure.
The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is certainly instructional.

“If you get into my electric (car), I’ll show you my electric home.” Marvel at all the labour-saving electrical devices by GE in ‘The Home Electrical’ (1915)

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 #234

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 October 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
1950s Big Bands on Radio
Open + Leap Frog +
Les Brown Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroom
KFI NBC LA
12 Oct 1953
Nina Never Knew
Sauter – Finegan Orchestra (voc) Andy Roberts
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 Sep 1953
Scianina Mia + Close
Ralph Flanagan Orchestra
‘Treasury Bandstand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WCBS CBS New York City
1950
Set 2
Radio Jazz from the late 1920s
To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa
Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight
Comm Rec
New Orleans
7 Mar 1927
Shut The Door They’re Coming Through The Window
Murray and Scanlon (voc) Colonial Club Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York
Nov 1929
Jazz Me Blues
Little Buster and the Corn Poppers (Red Nichols)
‘Dickenson Program’
Radio Transcription
New York
Nov 1929
Set 3
Three Unique Jazz Guitarists on 1930s-50s Radio
Djangology
Django Reinhardt and the Air Transport Command Band
‘AFN Bandstand’
AFN Bandstand
26 Oct 1945
Chick a la Swing
Carl Kress and Dick McDonough
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Tal Farlow (g) Trio
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Composer Club
WRCA NBC NY
23 Apr 1956
Set 4
Holding The 8 Bar Vocal Note on Radio
In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Al Freed Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
KFWB CBS Hollywood
1956
Meniana Ae
Harry Owens Orchestra (voc) Eddie Bush
‘Sweet Leilani Time’
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
KGO NBC San Francisco
1946
Ev’ry Day
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Al Freed Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
KFWB CBS Hollywood
1956
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Greg Poppleton (voc) and the Bakelite Broadcasters
From the new album
‘Back In Your Own Backyard’
Pre-order Bandcamp
Set 5
1930s Jazz Bands and Singers on the Radio
Minor Mania
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Swinging On The Strings
The Inkspots
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Aug 1935
One, Two, Button Your Shoe
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Mar 1937
St Louis Blues
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Pittsburgh
8 Feb 1937
Set 6
Women Jazz Stars on 1940s-50s Radio
Once In A While
Sarah Vaughan (voc) Jimmy Jones (piano)
‘Jazz Club USA’
Carnegie Hall, New York City
Voice of America
25 Dec 1949
I Cover The Waterfront
Billie Holliday
Storyville Club
WMEX Boston
29 Oct 1951
There’ll Be A Jubilee
Dinah Washington (voc) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jun 1944
Deed I Do
Lena Horne (voc) Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
1944
Set 7
Erskine Hawkins – The 20th Century Gabriel on Radio
Baltimore Bounce
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
20 Dec 1939
Open + Eelibuj Boogie
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Uncle Bud
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
Jun 1942
It’s Dawn Again
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 May 1946
Set 8
Jump Blues on 1944-45 Radio
Hey Lawdy Mama
Miss Rhapsody
Comm Rec
New York City
6 Jul 1944
How High The Moon
Jubilee All-Stars
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
Dee Dee’s Dance
Herbie Fields Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
19 Dec 1944
Jam Session Blues
Johnny Otis Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson and Joe Turner
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945

Backstage Photos At The Gin Mill Social 16 September 16


All the glitz and glamour of showbiz, folks…

The next 1920s Gin Mill Social at Slide is Friday 11 November. Tickets

Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer, Finhead juggler, Angelique acrobat backstage at the Gin Mill Social 16 Sep 16.

Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer, Finhead juggler, Angelique acrobat – backstage at the Gin Mill Social 16 Sep 16.

 

Lou P. Lou, Gin Mill Social MC, backstage getting made-up.

Lou P. Lou, Gin Mill Social MC, backstage getting made-up.

You can now pre-order the latest Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s-30s song album at Bandcamp

The official video ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ from the album, Back In Your Own Backyard.

Visit Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ website.

See you at the Gin Mill Social, Friday 11 November!

20 Sep Phantom Dancer – Sydney Roads in 1963 ‘The Problem of Progess’


Here’s the play list and Video of the Week for the 20th September 2016 Phantom Dancer.

And you can now hear today’s show online at 2ser.com

What is The Phantom Dancer?

It’s your weekly non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV broadcasts presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985. The Phantom Dancer is produced in the studios of 107.3 2SER in Sydney where it is played twice weekly – Tuesdays 12 noon and Sunday 5pm. It’s also heard on 30 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia.

The Phantom Dancer is online, too, so you can hear it any time anywhere around the world.

Past shows are archived for your listening pleasure at 2ser.com/PhantomDancer

Highlight sets for this week’s show includes a bracket of live Raymond Scott from 1940 radio, 1930s cabaret from Paris, Berlin and Prague and a set of swing bands from live 1945 radio. There’s eight sets in all covering all types of jazz and swing from 1920s-60s radio and TV.
The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is ‘The Problem of Progress’, a propaganda piece for building expressways in Sydney.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the latest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #233

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 September 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Orchestras on 1944 – 46 Radio
Open + There Must Be A Way
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) David Allyn and Margie Wood)
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
Open + Do You Love Me?
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Ginny Powell
‘Spotlight Bands’
El Patio Playhouse
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
13 Apr 1946/div>
Cherokee + Spring Fever
Jan Garber Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 May 1944
Set 2
1930s European Cabaret
Chodidla (Happy Feet with satirical lyrics)
Osvobozene Divadlo (voc) Jaroslav Jezek Orchestra
Comm Rec
Prague
1931
Djangology + Limehouse Blues + Breakup
Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
Shortwave from Bricktop’s Cabaret, Paris
WABC CBS NY
30 Jun 1937
Song of the Inadequacy of Life + Mack The Knife + Final Chorus
Lotte Lenya and the cast of the 1930 Threepenny Opera Berlin Production
Comm Rec
Berlin
1930
Set 3
Modern Jazz Sounds on 1950s Radio
Open + Without A Word Of Warning
Arnett Cobb Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
3 Jul 1952
Open + Dynaflow
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1952
Rockin’ Boogie + Close
Condoli Brothers
‘Stars of Jazz’
AFTRS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
1958
Set 4
Dixieland Jazz on 1940s-50s Radio
Jack Armstrong Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
Aircheck
New York
1949
Georgia Blues
Miff Mole (tb) with Henry Levine Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
11 Aug 1941
Sheik of Araby
Ralph Sutton All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
7 Sep 1954
Set 5
The Kings of Swing on 1945 Radio
Open + Instrumental
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Sep 1945
High Tide
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Nov 1945
Drop Me Off
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Devon Mass
Mutual Network
15 Oct 1945
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Set 6
1920s Dance Bands
Ja, ja, die Frau’n sind meine schwache Seite
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec
Berlin
26 Jan 1928
Mystery Medley (Can you guess the titles?)
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York
27 Aug 1929
Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Don Voorhees Orchestra (cnt) Red Nichols
‘Hit of the Week Records’
New York City
Feb 1930
Yours Sincerely
Eskimo Pie Orchestra
‘Eskimo Pie Program’
Radio Transcription
New York
Jul 1929
Set 7
Raymond Scott on 1940 Radio
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Creepy Weepy
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Aircheck
1940
Birdseed Special
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Powerhouse
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Aircheck
1940
Set 8
Bebop Infused Rhythms on 1940s Radio
Twilight in Teheran
Buck Ram All-Stars
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Sep 1944
Mel’s Idea
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click, Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Tiny’s Blues + Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949

1920s Themed 30th Birthday Party Photos


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertained with songs from the 1920s at an absolutely brilliant 30th birthday party in Sydney last night.

Australia’s only authentic 1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, was backed by Geoff Power (sousaphone / trumpet) and Paul Baker on banjo.

Paul was playing a banjo that once belong to one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century, the Benny Goodman and Paul Whiteman alumnus, Allan Reuss.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s for clubs and festivals as well as parties, weddings and corporate events. Enquire about having us at your party.

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The Lolly Table

 

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s beat.

Dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s beat.

 

Paul Baker on his Allan Reuss provenance banjo and Geoff Power, sousaphone.

Paul Baker on his Allan Reuss provenance banjo and Geoff Power, sousaphone.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Baker on a banjo once owned by Allan Reuss (Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman) and Geoff Power on sousaphone doubling trumpet.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s-30s singer, Paul Baker on a banjo once owned by Allan Reuss (Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman) and Geoff Power on sousaphone doubling trumpet.

 

Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s - 30s singer, totally uninfluenced and uninterested in contemporary music.

Greg Poppleton is an authentic 1920s – 30s singer, totally uninfluenced and uninterested in contemporary music.

Want the real 1920s / 1930s deal at your party?
Enquire about having Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your place.

New Vogue Dance


The New Vogue dance style is an Australian form of sequence dancing that originated in the 1930s. Since then it has become an important part in the Australian ballroom scene.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played for a New Vogue dance earlier this year.

It’s a challenging gig for a band and requires expert knowledge of dance sequences and tempos. And if a dance is played out of sequence or at the wrong tempo then all musicians who have played these dances know that there is hell to pay.

Fortunately, a New Vogue expert was on-hand to advise the tempi and the number of 16 / 32 bar patterns the band needed to play.

My father and an uncle both taught New Vogue dancing at Keating’s Dance Hall above Newtown Railway Station in Sydney in the late 1930s.

Keating's Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933

Keating’s Dance hall, Newtown, Sydney 1933

 

Anyway, here are some more recent photos…

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Calling the Mayfair Quickstep – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Dancing the Mayfair Quickstep to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Dancing the Lillian Waltz to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

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Ballroom dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

 

A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.

A happy New Vogue couple as Greg Poppleton sings the waltz, Always.

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website and contact.