3 January 2017 Phantom Dancer – Video: Independent Radio Station WMCA NY 1952

The first Phantom Dancer for 2017. Will it be like the first Phantom Dancer for 2007, 1997 or 1987? Nope, lot’s of newly discovered radio swing and jazz airchecks for you from the 1930s-60s in a non-stop two hour mix.

Hear it Now online at 2SER.com

The Phantom Dancer is as much a first hand social history program as much as it is a music show, without me lecturing. So as well swing and jazz we hear a few vintage ads, a set of theatre organ and Hammond organ on 1930s radio and Duke Ellington on air through the decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s.

If you can’t catch the show live on one of the over 22 radio stations it goes to air on each week, come back here late next Tuesday because this is where I put the link to the online mix.

See the play list below, after The Phantom Dancer video of the Week. How independent radio is made. A film from the 1940s.

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 #246

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 January 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
Cutting Edge Swing From 1945-49 Hollywood Radio
Undercurrent Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
29 Mar 1949
All Too Soon
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (tp) Skippy Layton
‘One Night Stand’
Avodon Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
Tonsillectomy + Close
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Club Morocco
AFRS Re-broadcast
Set 2
Organ Music on Radio Normandie and WJSV Washington DC 1937-39
Happy Days Are Here Again (theme) + Here Comes The Sun + The Sun Breaks Through + There’s A Place In The Sun For You + Sunshine Ahead + Ad
Sandy MacPherson (theatre organ) Peggy and Ronny (voc)
‘Rinso Radio Review’
Empire Theatre
Radio Normandie
Time On My Hands (theme) + Summertime + Tea For Two
Johnny Saab (Hammond B2 Organ)
‘Let’s Take Time Out’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 3
1930s Crooner Dan Donovan on BBC London and AVRO Hilversum
Bye Bye Baby
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) Dan Donovan
Comm Rec
A Garden In Granada
Dan Donovan (voc) Radio AVRO Orkest
AVRO Radio
Hilversum Holland
9 Jan 1939
Swing Bolero
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) Dan Donovan
Radio Broadcast
BBC London
Apr 1937
Set 4
1944 – 51 Dance Bands on the Air
Son Belle
Natalino Otto
Comm Rec
Open + Side By Side
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) Orrin Tucker
Boulevarde Room
Hotel Stevens
ABC Chicago
Twilight Time
Dean Hudson Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Edison
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Nov 1944
Set 5
Duke Ellington 1920s – 1940s
Arabian Lover
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
3 May 1929
Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WOR Mutual NY
18 Mar 1937
Rockin’ In Rhythm + Close
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WOR Mutual NY
18 Mar 1937
Candy + Teardrops in the Rain + 2 News Flashes
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ray Nance
‘A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ Blue Network NY
28 Apr 1945
Set 6
Duke Ellington 1950s – 1960s
Take The A Train (Open) + The Mooche
Duke Ellington Orchestra
20 Nov 1957
Sonnet for Sister Kate from the Suite, Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Ravinia Festival’
WBBM CBS Chicago
1 Jul 1957
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFN Europe
July 1964
Night Train
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFN Europe
July 1964
Set 7
Count Basie from Birdland on 1954-56 Radio
One O’Clock Jump (theme) +
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Sent For You Yesterday
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
‘Birdland 5th Anniversary’
16 Dec 1954
Blee Blop Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
16 Dec 1956
One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie Orchestra
16 Dec 1956
Set 8
It’s Trad, Dad! On 1940s-50s Radio
Open + Beale Street Blues
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
16 Jun 1940
Sweet Georgia Brown
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue Network NY
10 Mar 1945
Lazy River + I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
30 Apr 1955

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