Sonic Journey ABC Radio – Obscure 1920s-50s Women Jazz Singers

Sonic Journey with Simon Marnie, ABC Radio Sydney, Saturday 3 September, has myself chatting to Simon about obscure women swing and jazz singers who broadcast live on 1920s-50s radio. In between, you’ll hear their songs from those live vintage radio shows. That’s happening 11am – 12 noon, Saturday 3 September, on ‘Weekend Mornings’ over 702 ABC Radio Sydney.

Sonic Journey is a Saturday morning radio institution in Sydney. A journey through music into a guest’s life or a specialist topic on ABC Weekend Mornings.

From 11am – 12 noon on 702 ABC Radio Sydney and across New South Wales, broadcaster Simon Marnie invites guests to bring in the music that influences them. Together they take a conversational Sonic Journey.

ABC is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the national radio and TV network.

Simon Marnie…

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Past Sonic Jouney guests have included musicians, politicians, actors, directors, journalists, scientists, and people in the news.

I’ll be in on Saturday 3 September with a stack of swing and jazz records under one arm. Every record – a radio transcription from 1920s-50s radio.

For the 3 September Sonic Journey, Simon has invited me to talk about women jazz and swing singers who broadcast on 1920s – 50s radio.

In particular, he’s interested in the obscure singers. So be surprised to hear some great female vocalists you may never have heard of.

I last went on a Sonic Journey with Simon on Saturday 7 May with a mix of swing and jazz from live 1929-1940 radio recordings.

On that Sonic Journey you would have heard radio broadcasts and transcriptions by Red Nichols, Ray Miller, Anson Weekes, Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Dawn, Artie Shaw and more.

Sonic Journey is on the air during the last hour of Simon Marnie’s Saturday ABC Weekend show.

Simon says he loves ABC Radio Saturday Weekends, adding, “Sydney weekends are about leisure, relaxing and fun and this city is one of the best in Australia – we cover as many events as possible to show the diversity of cultures, people and regions that make up the Greater Sydney Region.”

Choon in online, or on your wireless, to 702 AM ABC Radio Sydney, for Sonic Journey hosted by Simon Marnie, with myself bringing in the platters that matter, after the 11am news, Saturday 3 September.

Sonic Journey – Weekends with Simon Marnie, 702 ABC Radio Sydney, 11am-12 noon, Saturday 3 September.

Greg Poppleton and some of his 1920s-30s swing jazz band

greg poppleton 1920s jazz trio

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