17 May Phantom Dancer – Singing Canaries on the American Radio Warblers Show (MBS)


Here’s your newest non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio – The Phantom Dancer. On-air with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

You can hear it NOW ONLINE at 2ser.com

Your 17 May Phantom Dancer includes a set of 1930s Calypso, Turkish and Persian Music announced by Vincent Price.

And how many of the ‘forgotten singers’ from 1939-40 radio (in Set 7) do you remember?

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

Birdsong had a place on US radio from the mid-1920s into the 1950s.

The show that started it all was American Radio Warblers, a program selling birdseed.

Organist Preston Sellers performed with 10, count ’em, TEN canaries.

The show ran for almost 30 years, finishing on the Mutual Network from Chicago.

Trill, I mean thrill, to Preston and ‘The Original Feathered Stars of the Air’ in this commercial 78 recording…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
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Set 1
Live 1950s Big Band Swing Radio
Theme + Dancing in the Dark
Jerry Gray and his Band of Today
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
8 Jun 1951
The Song is You
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘Let’s Go With Music’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Jam with Sam + Caravan
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Town Casino
NBC Cleveland OH
17 Sep 1952
Set 2
1930s Calypso, Turkish and Persian Music announced by Vincent Price
New York Subway
Lord Invader
‘The World in Music’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Shake Around
Lord Beginner
‘The World in Music’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Odalisque and Zara
Unknown Turkish then Persian Orchestra
‘The World in Music’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Set 3
1944 Jump and Swing On The Air
That’s The Stuff You Gotta Watch
Buddy Johnson Orchestra (voc) Ella Johnson and Band
Comm Rec
New York City
4 Oct 1944
Accentuate the Positive
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘One Night Stand’
New Zanzibar Cafe NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
18 Mar 44
To Me You Are Beautiful + Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Civic Auditorium
Oakland Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 Jun 44
Set 4
Dance Bands on ‘One Night Stand’
Oh You Beautiful Doll (theme) + Lullaby of Broadway
Music in the Foster Fashion (voc) Chuck Foster
‘One Night Stand’
Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
13 Aug 1945
Let’s Take It Slow
Shep Fields and his New Music
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1943
Medley: A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody / Mandy / All By Myself
Frankie Carle (piano and rhythm)
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-brodcast
1951
Set 5
Crooners on 1930s Radio
I’ll Follow You
Bing Crosby
Comm Recording
New York City
28 Oct 1932
Under The Palms
Donald Novis (voc) Gus Arnheim Orchestra
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
TRANSCO Hollywood
1932
TBA
Rudy Vallee
‘Fleishman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red New York
1934
I’ve Had My Moments + I’m Not Lazy I’m Dreaming
Russ Columbo
‘Hollywood on the Air’
KECA NBC Blue LA
15 Jul 1934
Set 6
Famous Name Bands on 1940s Radio
Mister Pastor Goes To Town
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
Feb 1942
Blue Cellophane
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Downbeat Awards’
Chicago Opera House
Blue Network Chicago
25 Mar 1945
Body and Soul (theme) + Chant of the Groove
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck NYC
1940
Paducah + Clarinet a la King
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Benny Goodman
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Set 7
Forgotten Singers from 1939-40 Radio
“I” The Living “I” (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) Ida James
Comm Rec
New York City
8 Apr 1939
Oh, You Crazy Moon
Bea wain (voc) Your Hit Parade Orchestra
‘Your Hit Parade’
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Oct 1939
Looking For Yesterdays
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Anita Boyer
Broadcast
New York City
26 Oct 1940
I Cried For You
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra (voc) Kitty Lane
Trianon Ballroom
WCLE Cleveland OH
9 Apr 1939
Set 8
Radio Bands Inspired by BeBop
Elevation + Heart to Heart (theme)
Elliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Dec 1947
God Child
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
How High The Moon
Allen Eager
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Jun 1953
Bye Bye Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
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