Family Connections To Phantom Dancer Radio Shows

Recently The Phantom Dancer has been contacted by family members of some of the singers and radio personalities presented each week on the show. So this week I’ve put up two sets of live radio featuring talent that some Phantom Dancers have a personal connection to – Lawrie Brooks, John Reed King, The Thrasher Sisters and Eleanor Russell.

Now, you can check out this show online (after 20 Sep) and hear earlier Phantom Dancer shows any time you wish over the next month by following The Phantom Dancer links at

And The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week – a WMGM NY ‘Doctor Jazz’ show aircheck of Ride Red Ride, Henry Red Allen, Stuyvesant casino, New York, 24 Feb 1952…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show #71

2SER Tuesday 17 September 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

Open + Begin The Beguine

Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra

‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca

AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945

Frolic Sam
Duke Ellington Orchestra

‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
12 Jun 37

Blues On Parade + Close
Woody Herman Orchestra
Famous Door
7 Jan 1940
Set 2
Is This Going To Be My Lucky Summer?
Jack Birch
‘Gulf Spray Show’
Be Anything, But Darling Be Mine
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Eleanor Russell
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wi
4 Aug 1952
Lili Marlene
Lawrie Brooks (voc)
‘Humphrey Bishop Cavalcade’
2CH AWA Sydney
Set 3

Shoo-Shoo Baby
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
21 Nov 1943
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
11 Oct 1943
Tuesday At Ten
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
28 Nov 1943
Set 4

Open + One For The Boys
Tommy Pederson Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom

AFRS Re-broadcast
Mar 1947
Open + Sugar
Sextet From Hunger
AFRS Hollywood
I Ain’t Getting Any Younger
Woody Herman (voc) Third Herd
‘Just Jazz’
Shrine Auditorium
AFRS Los Angeles
Set 5

The Pants That My Pappy Gave To Me
Bob Dyer (voc) and The Mountain Boys
Comm Rec
23 Aug 1940
Open + Tonight You Belong To Me
Bob Crosby, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires, Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Bob Crosby Show’
Television City
Bugle Call Rag + Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
10 Aug 1939
Set 6

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There
Johnny Messner Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
Nellie’s Nightmare
Buddy Rich Orchestra

Band Remote
New York

Lover Come Back To Me
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WOR Mutual NY
18 Jan 1939
Girl Of My Dreams
The Cab Jivers
Set 7

Howard McGhee (tp) Les Robinson (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
‘Junior Jazz At The Auditorium’
Los Angeles
Aug 1946
Open + Sid’s Ahead
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Cannonball Adderley (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Joe Jones (d)
The Spotlight
Washington DC
Feb 1959
Set 8

Ambrose Orchestra (voc) Sam Browne
Comm Rec
Open + Flowers For Madam
Ray Noble Ochestra (voc) Al Bowlly
‘Coty Hour’
13 Mar 1935
We Shall Have Music
Jack Hylton Orchestra

BBC Broadcast
7 Sep 1944

Etude In Red
Vic Lewis Jazzmen

BBC Broadcast
22 Aug 1945

Set 8

What’s The Matter Now
Clyde Hart All-Stars (voc) Rubberlegs Williams
Comm Rec
New York
Jan 1945
High On An Open Mike
Charlie Ventura
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
Smoke Signals + Theme
Oscar Pettiford
26 May 1957


4 Replies to “Family Connections To Phantom Dancer Radio Shows”

  1. Thanks for putting up a song by my mother Eleanor Russell, with Jimmy Dorsey at the Edgewater. I am just now seeing this so I suppose it is too late to access it? Anyway, thank you!!

    1. Hello Jayme,

      It was my pleasure. Your mother is a great singer. I will put a track by you mum up on the 27 Jan Phantom Dancer show. Please keep a look-out. After the show goes to air you’ll be able to hear it online for a month at Best Regards, Greg.

      PS The tracks with your mother are from the CD ‘Live at The Edgewater’ with Jimmy Dorsey and Woody Herman. ‘ Sonic Foundry. I see it’s online at Amazon

      1. Greg, you are so kind! I will put Jan 27 on my calendar and tell my brother and sister.

        I’m not very savvy about how your show works. Is it live? Do I just go to your website to access it?

        Again, many thanks! And happy new year to you!


      2. Hello Jayme, the show is live and it can be heard online. To hear it live simply go to and click Listen Live. The show goes to air Tuesday 27 Jan 12 noon AEST which is +11UCT. Or listen for a month afterwards online. The show usually goes up about 3 hours after it has finished on – click program guide, click Phantom Dancer in the Tues column and scroll to the 27 Jan show. The direct link to the show archive so you can test it out at your leisure is and the black strips at the bottom of each blog entry is the live stream. Happy listening.

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