July Newsletter

My Dear Readers,


Come down for a night of Swing Music and Dance as Greg Poppleton and swing dancers transport you to a 1920s-30s dance hall.

$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

With me for Swing Night I’ve put together a swinging trio for you,
– ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet,
– Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo,
– High school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton
– PLUS ‘All About Swing’ dance school

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and Road to Gundagai.


Siobhan Ford and partner from All About Swing will be dancing to Greg Poppleton at ‘Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @Django Bar’. TIX


We’re back at SYDNEY ROWING CLUB 3pm, Sunday 30 July.

Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Damon Poppleton – alto sax
Alex Inman-Hislop – drums


Tonight we’re playing the very first 1920s Gin Mill Social at Cellos, the beautiful art deco room on Level 4, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

A lavish 1920’s dinner party with live music,
swing dancing, pop up performances and an extravagant menu!

“A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

Party like it’s 1929 at the Gin Mill Social… a night where you will feast, dance and play.

Sydney loves a pop-up, and the glamorous speakeasy event will take over the top floor of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel at Cellos Grand Dining Room, a heritage-listed jewel that has been beautifully restored to its Art Deco glory. This will be your playground for the evening.

Enjoy a 4 course menu with food inspired by hotel banquets of the era. Music is loud and lively, and pop-up performances punctuate the night, starting with the authentic twenties jazz sounds of the Greg Poppleton Trio followed by a second band.

More than a dinner party, this is the perfect way to give Gatsby a run for his money!

“It’s like gold-class on steroids” – weekendnotes

Dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.

Join us…..
Feast, dance and play!

Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City


Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

Here’s the play list for the first show in July…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #269

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 July 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
Spike Jones 1949 Spotlight Review
Ghost Riders In the Sky
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc)
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 21 May 1949
By The Sea
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Trio
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 30 Jan 1949
Carolina Moon + When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The Tuba (theme)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Professor Beetlebaum
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 27 Feb 1949
Set 2
Louis Jordan Jive on 1940s Radio
Caldonia (theme) + You Was Right, Baby
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
Cafe Zanzibar WOR Mutual NY 15 Oct 1945
Nagasaki + One O’Clock Jump
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Jubilee’ AFRS Re-broadcast 1943
Don’t Worry ‘Bout That Mule + Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Here Comes Mr Jordan – Pilot Show’ Radio Transcription 1946
Set 3
Sinatra on 1943 – 44 Radio
Theme + With A Song In My Heart
Frank Sinatra
’Treasury Star Parade’ Radio Transcription New York 1944
Where or When
Frank Sinatra
’Vimms Vitamins Show’ CBS Van Nuys CA 7 Jun 1944
That ‘Ol Black Magic + Put Your Dreams Away (theme)
Frank Sinatra
’Songs By Sinatra’ WABC CBS NY 31 Dec 1943
Set 4
Stan Kenton 1941-44 Radio Transcriptions
Artistry in Rhythm + Two Guitars
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Tabby The Cat
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Radio Transcription Los Angeles Dec 1944
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Set 5
Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concerts
Singing’ The Blues
Eddie Condon Group featuring Bobby Hackett tp
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
Wolverine Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 15 Jul 1944
Heebie Jeebies + Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 9 Sep 1944
Set 6
Early Jazz and Dance on the Radio
Ja, ja die Frau’n Sind mine schwache Seite
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec Berlin 26 Jan 1928
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City Oct 1929
That’s A Plenty
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City 27 Aug 1929
I’m Through With Love
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
’Cocoanut Grove’ Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1931
Set 7
Bob Crosby on the Camel Caravan Show 1939
Skaters’ Waltz (In Swingtime)
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 11 Jul 1939
Get On Board And Ride
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 27 Jun 1939
Diga Diga Doo
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 18 Jul 1939
Little Rock Getaway
Bob Crosby Orchestra (piano) Joe Sullivan
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 4 Jul 1939
Set 8
Sweet Bands From 1939
Way Back In 1939 AD
Glen Gary and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Garden of the Moon
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinnati OH 17 Jun 1939
It’s A Wonderful World
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription Chicago 1939
As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.

Tony: 02 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263   |  tony@ozmanagement.com



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