7 February Phantom Dancer – Julius Sumner Miller ‘Why Is It So?’

Where has the year gone?

7 February already? It’s almost Christmas!

Well, it feels like Christmas now because today’s Phantom Dancer is ONLINE at Radio 2SER

Never mind, here’s your The Phantom Dancer play list for 7 February, your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Non-stop swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio presented by Greg Poppleton over 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday from 12 noon since 1985.

And now live-streamed, archived online at 2ser.com and heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: Australia swing on 1930s – 40s radio, Trad Jazz on the air with Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and more plus a mix of women big bands on live 1940s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is Professor Julius Sumner Miller examining reflected images on glass slabs from the 1960s ABC TV series, ‘Why Is It So?’


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 #250

107.3 2SER Tuesday 7 February 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
Post Swing Era Swing on 1948 – 53 Radio
Open + Blue Flame + Woodchoppers’ Ball
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Royal Grove
Peony Park
WOW NBC Omaha Nebraska
Grieg’s Grotto
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra (voc) Frances Caldwell
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Hotel Claridge
WMC NBC Memphis Tenn.
19 Jun 1953
Blue Velvet + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Alan Copeland and The Modernaires
‘Bob Crosby Show’
Television Centre Hollywood
AFRTS Re-broadcast
Set 2
1930s-1940s Australian Radio
Mortein Commercial
Rex ‘Wacka’ Dawe
‘Yes, What?’
5AD Adelaide
Minnie’s In The Money
Barbara James (voc) Reg Lewis Orchestra
‘Hit Parade’
My Song Goes Around The World + With A Sweet Melody + Sweet Lucy Brown
Frank Coughlan Trocadero Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Apr 1936
Set 3
1943 – 45 Swing Bands
Open + Swingin’ The Blues
Clyde McCoy Fort Huachuca Band
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1943
Open + Whispering
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
11 Nov 1944
On The Sunny Side of the Street + Close
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) The Sentimentalists
‘GI Jive’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Set 4
1930s Radio Dance Orchestra
In The Mood
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
Sugar Foot Stomp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Hold Tight
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
20 Jun 1939
Set 5
1938-39 Radio Mickey Mouse Bands
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
The Man I Love
Del Courtney Orchestra
Rainbow Room
New Kenmore Hotel
Albany NY
31 Oct 1938
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle and The Glee Club
Radio Trancription
New York City
Set 6
Trad Bands On The Air
Wailing Blues
The Cellar Boys
Comm Rec
24 Jan 1930
Bay City (theme) + Down Home Rag
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
2 Dec 1958
Singing The Blues
Jack Parnell’s Jazzmen
‘Swing Session’
BBC London
13 Feb 1945
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden (voc)
‘Spotlight Bands’
Metropolitan Opera House
18 Jan 1944
Set 7
Women Swing Singers on 1940s Radio
Blueberry Hill
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Nan Wynn
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day
Spotlight Bands
Jamestown NY
Blue Network
19 Jan 1945
Long Ago And Far Away
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris Day
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
7 Jul 1944
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
11 Sep 1944
Set 8
Moderne Sounds on the Radio Apparatus
I Keep Rollin’ On
Hot Lips Page Hot 7
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jun 1944
Slipped Disc
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘Kings of Jazz’
8 Dec 1945
Love For Sale
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
Fort Sheridan, Illinois
2 Sep 1952
Elliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
5 Dec 1947

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