21 February 2017 Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Mix – Why Is It So? (1960s TV)


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com. The Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

You can hear it archived online now at radio 2ser.com

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: (in the last hour of vinyl) airchecks by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and alumni Gene Krupa, Helen Ward and Harry James plus a set of women bands on radio including Ella Fitzgerald and Ann Mae Winburn.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is another educational ‘Why Is It So?’ from ABC TV Sydney in the 1960s. In this episode, Professor Julius Sumner Miller investigates the fascinating physics behind balance.

Enjoy!

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 #252

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 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
Woody Herman on 1944 – 46 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Irresistible You
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
21 Aug 1944
Bijou
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
23 Jul 1945
Wild Root + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘Wild Root Creme Oil Show’
Eastwood Gardens
ABC Detroit Mich.
26 Apr 1946
Set 2
1950s Novelty Songs on the Radio
The Thing
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH and Band
Aircheck
Hollywood
1950
Wimoweh
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Band
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wis.
4 Aug 1952
Old Piano Roll Rock
Vincent Lopez Orchestra (voc) Johnny Messner
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 3
Piano Jazz and Dance on 1930s Radio
If You Were Someone Else + You and I Know + Goodbye Jonah
Fairchild and Carroll
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Sep 1937
The New York Boat
Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
2 Feb 1936
Oceans of Time + Let’s Face The Music and Dance (close)
Dick Carroll and his Music
‘The World Dances’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 4
Stank Kenton 1941-45 Radio Transcriptions
Got A Penny, Jenny?
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1945
Flamingo
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
6 Jan 1942
I Haven’t Got The Heart + Artistry In Rhythm (theme)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Set 5
Benny Goodman and alumni
Intro + Sugarfoot Stmp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Theme + Amour
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Aircheck
1941
My Funny Valentine
Helen Ward
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WNBT-TV NBC NY
29 Mar 1949
Feet Draggin’ Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Chatterbox
Mountainside NJ
Feb 1940
Set 6
Early 1930s Radio and Film Music
Gnädige Frau komm und spiel mit mir
Hans Albers
‘Quick’ (film)
Berlin
19 32
Wagon Wheels
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
You’re My Everything
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Pete Fylling
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KGO NBC San Francisco
1932
Somebody Love Me
Ben Selvin Orchestra
‘Davis Gelatine Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 7
Women Band Leaders on 1940s Radio
Galvanising
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
The Boogie Woogie Girl
Dorothy Chatman Orchestra (voc) Sammy Price
Comm Rec
New York City
6 Apr 1944
Central Avenue Boogie
Anna Mae Winburn (voc) International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Chewin’ Gum + I Wanna Be A Rug Cutter
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra (voc) EF
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Mar 1940
Set 8
Jazz on 1950s Telly
Them There Eyes
Billie Holliday
‘Tonight Show’
NBC Hollywood
1958
Ellington Medley
Duke Ellington (piano) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (as) Lee Castle (tp) Buddy Rich (d) and Orchestra
‘Dorsey Brothers’ Stage Show’
CBS-TV NY
1 Jan 1955
St Louis Blues Jam Session
Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Gene Krupa, lionel Hampton and more
‘Second Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS-TV NY
30 Apr 1958

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.
A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston

Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater

Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan

The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler

Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!

Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails

1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

14 February Phantom Dancer – Movietone 1969 Valentine’s Day Pop Awards


It’s Valentine’s Day on The Phantom Dancer.

And on your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985, the love poureth over.

Suppose you missed today’s Phantom Dancer. How would you catch up? It’s now online here at 2SER

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com. The Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: moody swing from 1944-45 radio, 15 minutes with Alvino Rey and The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra and a set of swing Jimmy Lunceford and his 1940s big band.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a Valentine’s Day massacre, the 1969 Valentine’s Day pop awards

Enjoy!

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 #251

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 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
Moody Swing on 1944 – 45 Radio
Juice Head Baby
Cootie Williams Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
7 July 1945
It Could Happen To You
Lenny Conn Orchestra (voc) Ellen Connor
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Brazil
Horace Heidt Orchestra
‘Trianon Ballroom’
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
KECA ABC Los Angeles
23 Jun 1945
Set 2
1920s Radio
Blue Idol
The Anglo-Persians
Comm Rec
New York City
4 May 1928
I May Be Wrong
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (voc)Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
27 Aug 1929
That Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia + Happy Days Are Here Again (theme)
George Olsen’s Music (voc) Hotcha Gardner
‘The Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1932
Set 3
At Ease With Alvino Rey
Open + Nice Work If You Can Get It + I Love You + Avalon + I Surrender Dear + Who’s Sorry Now + Stardust + Old Man River + Bidin’ My Time + Maybe It’s Because + Ther I’ve Said IT Again + Honey
Alvino Rey with the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra (voc) King Sisters
‘At Ease’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Set 4
Modern Chords on 1940s-50s Radio
My Serenade
Rytmin Swing Yhtye
Comm Rec
Helsinki, Finland
1947
How High The Moon
International All-Stars
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1947
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
Set 5
Sweet Bands from 1930s-40s Radio
All You Want To Do Is Dance + It’s The Natural Thing To Do + Double Or Nothing + The Moon Got In My Eyes
Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony
Comm Rec
London
1939
Isn’t It A Lovely Day
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1935
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck and his Music With Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WLS Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddie Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddie Howard
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
Jimmie Lunceford
Annie Laurie
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Aircheck
1941
Intro + LIttle John
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casa Manana
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
Mollie Malone
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Maxine Sullican
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Basin Street Blues
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 May 1945
Set 7
Swinging 1943-45 Radio
The Great Lie
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Jul 1945
Gin Mill Special
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Trouble Trouble
Benny Carter Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Ain’t It The Truth
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Swingtime’
AFRS Hollywood
Nov 1945
Set 8
Post-Bop On 1950s Radio
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Lullaby Of Broadway + Lester Leaps In
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956

2017 Art Deco Ball – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Saturday 4th February, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters played to a full house of dancers dressed 1920s-style at the annual Great Art Deco Ball of the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

2017 was Greg Poppleton’s sixth year in a row at the premier event of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival.
Tickets were sold out almost as soon as they went on sale (by telephone call to the hotel reception only) in mid-2016.

Every guest was dressed to the nines in their best 1920s finery. In fact, everyone absolutely dazzled.

The winners of the best dressed were positively outstanding.

The Charleston-off in the middle of the night gave the full dance floor a solid workout.

 

I took some photos of the band and a couple of shots of the dancing crowd from the bandstand. I hope you enjoy them…

 

Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

Vintage Squad dancing to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Great Art Deco Ball

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. In his Bakelite Broadcasters band are world-touring musicians Geoff Power on cornet doubling sousaphone (11 US tours) Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo (3 US tours) and Jim Elliot bass and alto saxophones plus clarinet (9 US tours).

We saw lots of old friends on the bandstand and made lots of new friends at the Great Art Deco Ball, too.

Manfie and George on the dance floor

Manfie and George on the dance floor

Many commented on the excellent acoustic sound of the band this year. That was all due to the magician of the sound desk, drummer, singer and Conservatorium of Music graduate, Tony Jex.

Tony is also the man to contact to have Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at your 1920s – 1930s themed event. We play for weddings, parties and corporates, too.
Tony: (+61) 02 9567 7171 | 0407 941 263 | tony@ozmanagement.com

Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.

Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, snaps a selfie while Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play At Sundown.

 

Geoff Power solos on the cornet

Geoff Power solos on the cornet.

 

Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.

Geoff Power gets that real 1920s dancing beat on the sousaphone.

 

Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning

Grahame Conlon plays banjo on Carolina In The Morning

 

Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band's album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.

Grahame Conlon on the same Spanish guitar he used on the band’s album, Back In Your Own Backyard, playing Sweet Lorraine.

 

Jim Elliot is Sydney's undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Jim Elliot is Sydney’s undisputed master of the bass saxophone. He also plays beautifully authentic 1920s melodies on the alto sax and clarinet in Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters look forward to playing at the Carrington Hotel’s 2018 Great Art Deco Ball in Katoomba.

Pleasecheck where Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters is playing next on the band’s website.

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?’

Enjoy!

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
1948
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
1955
Set 2
1930s-1940s Australian Radio
Mortein Commercial
Rex ‘Wacka’ Dawe
‘Yes, What?’
5AD Adelaide
1938
Minnie’s In The Money
Barbara James (voc) Reg Lewis Orchestra
‘Hit Parade’
2UE
Sydney
1945
My Song Goes Around The World + With A Sweet Melody + Sweet Lucy Brown
Frank Coughlan Trocadero Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Featuradio
Sydney
Apr 1936
Set 3
1943 – 45 Swing Bands
Open + Swingin’ The Blues
Clyde McCoy Fort Huachuca Band
‘Jubilee’
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
1945
Set 4
1930s Radio Dance Orchestra
In The Mood
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
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
WEAF NBC Red
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
1939
The Man I Love
Del Courtney Orchestra
Aircheck
Rainbow Room
New Kenmore Hotel
Albany NY
31 Oct 1938
Annabelle
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle and The Glee Club
Radio Trancription
New York City
1939
Set 6
Trad Bands On The Air
Wailing Blues
The Cellar Boys
Comm Rec
Chicago
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
WJZ NBC Blue NY
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
1940
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
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
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’
BBC NY
8 Dec 1945
Love For Sale
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
Fort Sheridan, Illinois
NBC
2 Sep 1952
Elevation
Elliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Dec 1947