Harbour Cruise Wedding with 1920s Jazz and Dance


Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and his trio, had the great honour of playing for Stephanie and Jared, their family and friends, on their wonderful wedding harbour cruise.

I took some photos of the band and the harbour that day (while protecting Stephanie and Jated’s privacy). Enjoy…

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie's and Jared's Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie’s and Jared’s Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

 

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie's and Jared's wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie’s and Jared’s wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

 

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

 

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. A clipper?

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

 

Or this?

 

And on the way, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

While waiting to find out at the wharf, I took this pic of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two groups of bridge walkers are climbing the outer arch.

 

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on the ferry, Royale.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on this ferry, Royale.

 

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal - the Sydney Opera House and harbour Bridge together.

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal – the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge together.

To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding or harbour cruise, Contact Tony.

11 April Phantom Dancer – Sheik of Araby in Kings Cross, Sydney


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 11 April.

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 we swing and sway with Doris Day on 1939-45 radio, spend 23 Sep 1943 with Fats Waller in the studio and on radio and play the bop from the 21 March show time stopped me from playing for you.

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: I sing The Sheik of Araby, live at a restaurant called Concrete Blonde in Kings Cross, Sydney. Grahame Conlon (bj) Rod Herbert (sousaphone) Bob Gillespie (drums – drummer for the Maynard Ferguson English Orchestra and drummer/musical director for Lovelace Watkins, drummer for the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras touring Australia in the 1990s).

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 #259

107.3 2SER Tuesday 11 April 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
Big Bands on 1940s Radio
Theme + The Moon Is Low
Ray McKinley Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Jack Barrow Orchestra (voc) Dolores Crane
‘One Night Stand’
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
I Can’t Get Started + Theme
Jack Jenney (tb) Frank DeVol Orchestra
’Music Depreciation Revue’
KHJ Mutual – Don Lees
Los Angeles
4 Feb 1945
Set 2
Smooth On 1950s Radio
Open + It’s A Good Day
Perry Como and the Ray Charles Singer (voc) Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
’Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Champagne Music (theme) + Red Petticoats
Lawrence Welk Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1958
Medley: How Deep Is The Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 3
Dixie on 1920s-50s Radio
Muskrat Ramble
Bob Crosby Bobcats
’Bob Crosby Show’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1955
I Want To Be Happy
Eddie Condon
’Dr Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s
WMGM NY
10 Dec 1951
Jazz Me Blues
Little Buster and the Corn Poppers (Red Nichols)
’Dickenson Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Nov 1929
Set 4
1930 Radio Jazz
Tin Ear
Bob Effros and The Philco Orchestra
’Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Singing River
Boswell Sisters
Continental Broadcasting Corporation
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1930
I Don’t Need Atmosphere To Fall In Love With You + Close
Little Jack Little
’Little Jack Little Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Set 5
Swing and Say with Doris Day on 1939-45 Radio
I’m Happy About The Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinatti
17 Jun 1939
Blue Music
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Long Ago and Far Away
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
I Wish I Knew
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Hollywood
16 Aug 1945
Set 6
Fats Waller 23 Sep 1943 in Story and Song
Reefer Song
Fats Waller
Comm Rec
New York City
23 Sep 1943
Ain’t Misbehavin’ + There’s a Girl in my Life + Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
’Personally, It’s Off The Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
Set 7
1934 Radio Jazz and Dance
Maniacs’ Ball
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Intro + It Don’t Mean A Thing
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
’Chrysler Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Song of the Vipers
Louis Armstrong
Comm Rec
Paris
Oct 1934
Swingy Little Thingy
Hal Kemp Orchestra
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 8
Bop and Hop On 1940s-50s Radio
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
Now’s The Time
Howard McGee
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Oct 1951
I’m Glad There’s You
Charlie Ventura (voc) Jackie Kain and Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1949

17 February Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1920s singer and band, opened another Gin Mill Social 1920s party at Slide Cabaret 17 February.

It’s the 1920s at the Gin Mill Social! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on Oxford Street, Number 41.

It’s prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you.

The party begins at 7pm sharp. – Food is served banquet style, arriving on platters made for sharing. Eat as much or as little as you like.

The dress code is simple – Girls in pearls. Guys in ties.

The Gin Mill Social is perfect for a birthday, anniversary dinner, meet with the in-laws, hang with the outlaws, or simply to reconnect with old friends. Candles are lit. Lights are low. Conversations are loud. It’s a lively atmosphere.

Join us… Feast, dance and play! Next show Friday 24 March. TICKETS

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

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Dancing at the Gin Mill Social

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Desert

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Missy the Fan Dancer

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Finhead juggling fire

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MC Lou P Lou

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Watching the show from the mezzanine

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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

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Tap dancers!

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

4 April Phantom Dancer – Jack White and the Montrealers (1929)


The first Phantom Dancer radio show for April.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

This week’s mix includes a set of Australian swing from 1943-45 radio, a set of radio broadcasts by teenage jazz singer Kay Starr and a set of Artie Shaw broadcasts.

The last hour is all vinyl.

See the play list below.

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: Jack White and the Montrealers. Jack White was the original insult comic. Snappy repartee with the band. A Vitaphone short from 1929.

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 #258

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 April 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
Big Bands on the 1940s One Night Stand Radio Series
Redskin Rhumba (theme) + Murder at Peyton Hall
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1947
I Was Here When You Left
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Salter
‘One Night Stand’
New Zanzibar Cafe
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
Duck Waddle
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Club Morocco
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Aug 1946
Set 2
Progressive Jazz On 1950s Radio
Naina Paivina (Some Of These Days)
Erik Lindstrom Kvintetti (voc) Helen Siltale
Comm Rec
Helsinki
13 Dec 1955
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Julie London (voc) Bobby Troup Trio
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cameo
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Jump For Joe
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Lakeside Ballroom
Dayton OH
NBC
16 Sep 1952
Set 3
Australian Swing on 1938-45 Radio
Lambeth Walk
Jim Davidson and the Australian Broadcasting Commission Dance Band (voc) Alice Smith, Gordon Rawlinson & Dick Cranburn
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Nov 1938
Stage Coach
Wally Portingale Orchestra
‘Army On Parade’
2CH AWA Network Sydney
Oct 1945
Small Town Boogie
Albert Fisher (voc) Barbara James
‘Song of Australia’
ABC Sydney
1944
Set 4
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street Blue Network Radio
Monday Night Special
Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (g) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Dave Tough (d)
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
5 Jan 1941
Sounding Brass and Tinkling Cymbals
W. C Handy (voc) Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
16 Jun 1940
Aunt Hagar’s Children’s Blues + Basin Street Blues
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet + Basin Street Blues (theme)
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
16 Jun 1940
Set 5
Kay Starr 16 Year Old Swing Band Singer 1944-48
Nobody’s Known The Trouble I’ve Seen
Kay Starr (voc) Charlie Barnett Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
May 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Kay Starr (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Kay Starr (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
Them There Eyes
Kay Starr (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
Set 6
Pop Songs On 1940s Radio
Linda
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Charlie Fisher
Green Room
Hotel Edison
New York City
1944
Chi-Baba Chi-Baba
Lionel Hampton Orchestra (voc) Herman McCoy and the Hamp Tones
Casa Manana
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WOR Mutual NY
1944
Ill Walk Alone + So Long For A While (theme)
Frank Sinatra
‘Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS New York City
16 Sep 1944
Set 7
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra 1939 – 45 Radio
Jungle Drums
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Jan 1939
Love Walked In
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Santa Barbara Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Oct 1945
Scuttlebutt
Artie Shaw Gramercy Five
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Ord Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Sep 1945
Many Dreams Ago
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Oct 1939
Set 8
Kings Of Jazz Trumpet on 1930s-5Radio
Night Song
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NY
26 Sep 1939
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
Louis Armstrong
‘Jubilee’
AFRS LA
Mar 1943
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Roy Eldridge (voc) Anita Love
Unissued Comm Rec
Paris
9 Jun 1950
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Anita Love
Hotel Astor Roof
WCBS CBS NY
25 May 1953

14 March 2017 Phantom Dancer – Wonder Child Baby Rose Marie (1929)


107.3 Radio 2SER Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio.

LISTEN NOW ONLINE AT 2SER.COM

This week’s Phantom Dancer is a bespoke, hand-picked classic since I’ll be filming a TV commercial when the show normally goes live.

You’ll hear a set of Count Basie as a rock’n’roll band on CBS Radio in 1956, a set of swing bands from 1937-39 radio including a toy piano solo, a set of jazz on 1948-52 TV and more.

See the full play list below.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio every week online and on 2SER radio.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (12 – 2am GMT) and repeated 5 – 6pm Sundays, http://www.2ser.com

The show is then archived for you to listen to any time at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a 1929 Vitaphone short of the AMAZING singing Baby Rose Marie, aged around 6 in 1929. She is the only pre-World War 2 hit maker still living in 2016. Wiki bio.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #255

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 March 2017
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 22 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on 1946 ‘One Night Stand’ Broadcasts
Open + Song of the Wanderer
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Mar 1946
As If I Didn’t Have Enough On My Mind + June Is Busting Out All Over
Leighton Noble Orchestra (voc) Helen Lynn
‘One Night Stand’
Starlight Roof
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Jun 1946
Come Rain Come Shine
Hal McIntyre Orchestra (voc) Frankie Lester
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1946
Set 2
Jazz on 1948 – 52 TV
Now’s The Time
Charlie Parker (as) Chubby Jackson (b) + rhythm section
WPIX TV NYC
21 Feb 1949
Down Among The Sheltering Palms + Blues
Johnny Mercer
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WPIX TV
1948
Billie’s Other Bounce
Bop vs Dixieland (musicians announced)
‘Adventures in Jazz’
WCBS TV NYC
4 Mar 1952
Set 3
Allen Freed’s Rock’n’Roll Dance Party with Count Basie
Mambo Inn
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1956
I Love Paris
The Robins (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
KFWB CBS Hollywood
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1956
Basie Land + One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
KFWB CBS Hollywood
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1956
Set 4
1950s Radio Singers of Songs
Open + Money Honey
Ella Mae Morse
‘Here’s To Veterans’
Radio Transcription
1954
Open + I Woke Up Crying
Joni James (voc) Les and Larry Orchestra
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
1955
Too Close For Comfort + Close
Giselle MacKenzie and The Honeydreamers (voc) Skitch Henderson Orchestra
‘Airtime’
Radio Transcription
New York
1950
Set 5
Swinging Big Bands 1944 – 46 Radio
Tostiadoes
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
Aircheck
Nov 1944
Open + Tea For Two
Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Cottontail
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Apr 1945
Floogie Boo + St Louis Blues
Cootie Williams Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1944
Set 6
Swing Bands on 1937-39 Radio
Toy Piano Jump
Johnny Messner Orchestra (toy piano) Professor Koleslaw
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Popcorn Man
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
6 nov 1937
I Can’t Get Started With You + In A Mist
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
WABC CBS NY
19 Nov 1938
Farewell Blues + Moonlight Serenade (theme)
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Nov 1939
Set 7
The Magic Key Celebrates Irving Berlin
Let Yourself Go + I Saw The Sea and other songs from ‘Follow The Fleet’
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Al Bowlly
‘The Magic Key of RCA’
WEAF NBC Red NY
New York City
9 Feb 1936
Set 8
Jazzy 1950s Radio
VIPs Boogie + Jam With Sam
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Groovin’ For Nat
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS NY
Jun 1956
A Groovy Little Ditty
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Fine and Dandy
Slim Gaillard Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Jul 1951

21 March Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio – Les Brown Dance of Renown Telescription 1945


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.

In this week’s mix, enjoy a mix of Les Brown from 1938-45 radio, women bandleaders on 1943-45 radio and a set of jazz piano stars on 1950s-60s radio.

Now online at Radio 2SER.com. LISTEN

See the play list below.

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: Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Dance of Renown

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 #256

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 March 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
Dance Bands From Late 1930s Radio
Twilight In Turkey
Tommy Dorsey’s Clambake Seven
Comm Rec
New York City
15 Apr 1937
The Lamp Is Low + Ads
The King’s Men
‘Sunrise’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Like The Wind You Are Gone + Thinking of You (theme)
Kay Kyser Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WGN MBS Chicago
21 Sep 1939
Set 2
Jazz Piano Stars On 1950s-60s Radio
Too Young (piano) + After All It’s Spring
Frankie Carle Orchestra (piano) Frankie Carle (voc) Joan House
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
1951
Instrumental
Thelonius Monk (piano) Quintet
Connie Mack Park
WCAU CBS Philadelphia
3 Mar 1960
Walkin’ + Close
Andre Previn (piano) Trio
‘One Night Stand’
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 3
The Original Phantom Dancer Radio Show
A Boy and a Girl Were Dancing + The Song of Surrender (from Moulin Rouge) + One Morning In May + The Carioca + I’ll String Along With You + Will You Be Hating Me Tomorrow For Loving You Tonight + A Boy and a Girl Were Dancing
Uncredited Singers and Orchestra
‘The Phantom Dancer Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 4
Women Bandleaders On 1943-45 Radio
Down By The Riverside
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
2 Aug 1943
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Rose Murphy
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
18 Jan 1945
Sweet Georgia Brown
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
5 Jun 1944
Prelude In C# Minor + Close
Dorothy Donnegan
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
5 Jun 1944
Set 5
Swing Bands on 1944-45 Radio
Dancing Room Only
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
May 1945
My What A Fry + Jumpin’ At The Woodside
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
5 May 1944
Blue Bells of Harlem + I’m Beginning To See The Light
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Radio City
WJZ ABC NY
7 Jul 1945
Set 6
Dance Bands On 1936 Radio
Organ Grinders Swing
Red Nichols Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
30 Nov 1936
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter + Christopher Columbus
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
‘Magic Key’
WEAF NBC Red NY
24 May 1936
Three Little Words
Lee Wiley
WABC CBS NY
12 Aug 1936
Walking The Dog
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS New York City
9 Jan 1936
Set 7
Les Brown and his Orchestra 1938 – 45 Radio
Dance of the Blue Devils (theme) + Spain
Les Brown and his Blue Devils
Green Room
Hotel Edison
New York City
22 Nov 1938
Rhapsody in Blue
Les Brown and his Band of Renown
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Dec 1945
A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter
Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Bizet Has His Day + Leap Frog (theme)
Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
28 Dec 1945
Set 8
Bop and Hop On 1940s-50s Radio
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
Now’s The Time
Howard McGee
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Oct 1951
I’m Glad There’s You
Charlie Ventura (voc) Jackie Kain and Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1949

28 March 2017 Phantom Dancer – I’ll See You In My Dreams Video


On this week’s Phantom Dancer radio show – your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985:
– a set of Billie Holliday on 1950s radio, 1930s radio dance bands, Latin rhythms on 1940s-60s radio and a set of ground-breaking jazz saxophonists. See the play list below.

Listen archived online now at radio 2ser.com.

Your 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.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a reflective piece I filmed at Waiheke in New Zealand last year. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were playing at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival. The music is from the latest Greg Poppleton album ‘ Back In Your Own Backyard’ available now on CD and Mp3 at Bandcamp. 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 #257

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 March 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
Dance Bands On 1930s Radio
Theme (My Time Is Your Time) + Sweet Music
Rudy Vallee
‘Fleischman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Dec 1934
Weather + Never In A Million Years
Unidentified Orchestra
‘Sunrise’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Day In Day Out + Address Unknown + Running Through My Mind + South of the Border
Jerry Livingstone and his Young Men Of Manhattan (voc) Ann Stuart and Paul Dylam
Miami Room NYC
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 2
Seminal Jazz Sax On 1940s-50s Radio
Theme + Look Out
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor (ts) Big Band
‘Saturday Night Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre
Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
1957
These Foolish Things
Lester Young (ts) Nat King Cole Trio and Buddy Rich
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
20 Mar 1946
Dizzy Atmosphere
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker (as) with Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Tommy Potter and Stan Levey
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
29 Dec 1945
Set 3
Traditional Jazz on 1947 – 56 Radio
With You Anywhere You Are
Al Hirt Band
‘Jazz Band Ball’
WWL CBS New Orleans
18 Aug 1956
Yellow Dog Blues
Wild Bill Davison, Albert Nicholas (voc) Coot Grant
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
3 May 1947
Fidgety Feet + I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (theme)
Jack Teagarden and Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
7 May 1955
Set 4
Latin Rhythms On 1940s-60s Radio
Cuban Love Song (theme) + A Banda
Edmundo Ros Orchestra
‘Edmundo Ros Programme’
BBC London
1969
Gatto Noche Un Amor
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) del Campo
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Los Angeles
1944
Peanut Vendor Cha cha
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 5
Swing Bands on 1940 Radio
East St Louis Toodle-Oo (theme) + Grievin’
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Southland Cafe
WNAC NBC Red Boston
9 Jan 1940
Reminiscing Time
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
29 Apr 1940
Sioux Sue
Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverley-Wiltshire Hotel
KFI NBC Red LA
4 Feb 1940
All The Things You Are + Make Believe Dance Land
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
WMCA NY
24 Mar 1940
Set 6
1930s Radio Dance Bands
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1938
Solitude
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
22 Aug 1935
Scattin’ At The Kit Kat
George Hall Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Siberian Sleighride
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS New York City
1937
Set 7
1940s Radio Swing Bands
Frantic in the Atlantic
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Sep 1944
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Memphis Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Roof Garden
Astor Hotel
WABC CBS New York City
28 Aug 1942
I’ve Found A New Baby + Close
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cornell University
Blue Network
Ithaca New York
25 Sep 1943
Set 8
Billie Holiday On Radio
It’s Like Reaching For The Moon
Billie Holiday (voc) Teddy Wilson Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
30 Jun 1936
You Go To My Head
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
Oct 1953
Billie’s Blues
Billie Holliday
‘Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Apr 1959
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
29 Oct 1951