Tony Bennett – Phantom Dancer 22 November 2022


Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San FranciscoMTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Eight other albums of his have gone gold in the U.S. Bennett also charted over 30 singles during his career.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday22 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

EARLY YEARS & WAR

At age 10, Tony Bennett sang at the opening of the Triborough Bridge in New York City, standing next to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who patted him on the head.

He began singing for money at age 13, performing as a singing waiter in several Italian restaurants around his native Queens.

Drawing was another early passion and he saw himself having a career in commercial art. He attended New York’s School of Industrial Art studying painting and music . He later appreciated their emphasis on proper technique.

He dropped out at age 16 to help support his family and worked as a copy boy and runner for the Associated Press in Manhattan

He then set his sights on a professional singing career, returning to performing as a singing waiter, playing and winning amateur nights all around the city, and having a successful engagement at a Paramus, New Jersey, nightclub

As an infantryman in the US Army from 1944 during World War 2 in Germany, Tony Bennett narrowly escaped death in combat several times. The experience made him a pacifist. He later wrote, “Anybody who thinks that war is romantic obviously hasn’t gone through one…It was a nightmare that’s permanent. I just said, ‘This is not life. This is not life.'” At the war’s end he was part of the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp near Landsberg.

Upon his discharge from the Army and return to the States in 1946, Tony Bennett studied at the American Theatre Wing on the GI Bill. He was taught bel canto singing which has kept his voice in good shape for his entire career.

NEW AUDIENCE

Around 1990, Tony’s son, Danny Bennett, (who you will hear as a 17 month old in the 1955 Tony Bennett interview in this week’s Phantom Dancer) felt that younger audiences who were unfamiliar with his father would respond to his music if given a chance. No changes to Tony’s formal appearance, singing style, musical accompaniment or song choice (generally the Great American Songbook) were necessary or desirable.

Danny began regularly to book his father on Late Night with David Letterman, a show with a younger, “hip” audience. This was subsequently followed by appearances on Late Night with Conan O’BrienThe SimpsonsMuppets Tonight, and various MTV programs.

In 1993, Bennett played a series of benefit concerts organized by alternative rock radio stations around the country. The plan worked; as Tony later remembered, “I realized that young people had never heard those songs. Cole Porter, Gershwin – they were like, ‘Who wrote that?’ To them, it was different. If you’re different, you stand out.”

Bennett was seen at MTV Video Music Awards shows side by side with the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Flavor Flav, and as his “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” video received MTV airplay, it was clear that, as The New York Times said, “Tony Bennett has not just bridged the generation gap, he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises.”

His 1994 MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett album went platinum and, besides taking the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Grammy award for the third straight year, also won the top Grammy prize of Album of the Year.

TECHNIQUE

Bennett had no intention of retiring until his announcement on stage in 2021, saying that he had to retire due to health reasons. He was 95.

Refering to artists like Pablo PicassoJack Benny, and Fred Astaire, Bennett said “right up to the day they died, they were performing. If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”

Regarding his choices in music, Bennett stated his artistic stance in a 2010 interview:

“I’m not staying contemporary for the big record companies, I don’t follow the latest fashions. I never sing a song that’s badly written. In the 1920s and ’30s, there was a renaissance in music that was the equivalent of the artistic Renaissance. Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and others just created the best songs that had ever been written. These are classics, and finally they’re not being treated as light entertainment. This is classical music.”

22 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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107.3 2SER Tuesday 22 November 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Ben Burnie – Music While You Work
It’s a Lonesome Old Town (theme) + The Army Air Corp
Ben Bernie Orchestra
‘War Workers’ Program’
relayed to CFRB Toronto Canada
31 Aug 1942
The Singing Sands
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Jack Fulton
‘War Workers’ Program’
relayed to CFRB Toronto Canada
31 Aug 1942
Put-Put-Put-Put-Put Your Arms Around Me
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) The King’s Jesters
‘War Workers’ Program’
relayed to CFRB Toronto Canada
31 Aug 1942
Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry + Rosalie + Close Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Gail Robbins
‘War Workers’ Program’
relayed to CFRB Toronto Canada
31 Aug 1942
Set 2
Sauter-Finnegan
Open + Liza
The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
9 Jun 1957
Midnight Sleighride
The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
9 Jun 1957
April in Paris
The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra (voc) Anita Darian
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
9 Jun 1957
Doodle Town Fifers + Close
The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
9 Jun 1957
Set 3
Smooth Music
Song of the West  (theme) + Hooray for Love
Caesar Petrillo and the CBS Orchestra  (voc) Elaine Rodgers
‘The Chicagoans’
WBBM CBS Chicago
10 Apr 1950
Dancing in the Dark + Old Pal
Caesar Petrillo and the CBS Orchestra
‘The Chicagoans’
WBBM CBS Chicago
10 Apr 1950
Black Lace
Caesar Petrillo and the CBS Orchestra  (voc) Lon Saxon
‘The Chicagoans’
WBBM CBS Chicago
10 Apr 1950
Happy Times + Song of the West (theme)
Caesar Petrillo and the CBS Orchestra  (voc) Elaine Rodgers
‘The Chicagoans’
WBBM CBS Chicago
10 Apr 1950
Set 4
Tony Bennett
Who Wants My Bublinsky? (theme) + Open
Howard Miller
‘Howard Miller Show’
WBBM Chicago
30 Aug 1955
Because of You
Tony Bennett
‘Howard Miller Show’
WBBM Chicago
30 Aug 1955
Interview
Tony, Sandy & Danny Bennett
‘Howard Miller Show’
WBBM Chicago
30 Aug 1955
May I Never Love Again + Close
Tony Bennett
‘Howard Miller Show’
WBBM Chicago
30 Aug 1955
Set 5
1930s-40s Swing
Cotton Pickers’ Congregation
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant NYC
14 Oct 1938
Down South Camp Meeting
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
20 Nov 1937
Boogie Woogie Lullaby
Ted Fio Rito Orchestra (voc) Madeline Mahoney
Naval Air Station
Banana River FL
12 Aug 1945
Flying Home
Will Bradley Orchestra
Famous Door
New York
City
21 Feb 1941
Set 6
Harmonists
For You
King Sisters
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1947
Blues in the Night
Trio (voc) Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks MI
Mutual Network
23 Nov 1945
Just Squeeze Me
King Sisters
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1947
Heebie Geebie Blues
Boswell Sisters
‘Woodbury Program’
KNX CBS LA
18 Sep 1934
Set 7
Jimmy Dorsey
Contrasts (theme) + Jug Music
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Aircheck
20 Oct 1941
Hit the Note
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Sep 1943
Dixieland Detour
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
5 Oct 1939
Saturday Night
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Patti Thomas
‘Spotlight Bands’
11 Feb 1945
Set 8
Bop 1949
Tiny’s Blues
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949
Esy
Tito Puente Orchestra
‘Birdland Show’
WABC ABC NYC
1951

Spike Jones – Phantom Dancer 15 Nov 2022


Spike Jones is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was a US drummer, percussionist and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, hiccups, burps and outlandish and comedic vocals. He toured the United States and Canada as “The Musical Depreciation Revue”.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 15 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

POTS, PANS & DRUMS

At the age of 11 Spike Jones got his first set of drums. As a teenager he played in bands that he formed himself. His first band was called Spike Jones and his Five Tacks. A railroad restaurant chef taught him how to use pots and pans, forks, knives and spoons as musical instruments. Jones frequently played in theater pit orchestras. In the 1930s, he joined the Victor Young orchestra and got many offers to appear on radio shows, including Al Jolson’s Lifebuoy ProgramBurns and Allen and Bing Crosby’s Kraft Music Hall.

From 1937 to 1942, Jones was the percussionist for the John Scott Trotter Orchestra,which played on Bing Crosby’s first recording of “White Christmas”.

He was part of a backing band for songwriter Cindy Walker during her early recording career with Decca Records and Standard Transcriptions. Her song “We’re Gonna Stomp Them City Slickers Down” provided the inspiration for the name of Jones’s future band.

PARODIES

Jones became bored playing the same music each night with the orchestras. Spike Jones found other like-minded musicians and they began playing parodies of standard songs for their own entertainment.

The musicians wanted their wives to share their enjoyment, so they recorded their weekly performances. One of the recordings made its way into the hands of an RCA Victor executive, who offered the musicians a recording contract.

One of the City Slickers’ early recordings for the label was a Del Porter arrangement of “Der Fuehrer’s Face”. The record’s success inspired Jones to become the band’s leader. He initially thought the popularity the record brought them would fade. However, audiences kept asking for more, so Jones started working on more comic arrangements.

RADIO

After appearing as the house band on The Bob Burns Show, Spike got his own radio show on NBC, The Chase and Sanborn Program, as Edgar Bergen’s summer replacement in 1945.

The guest list for Jones’s 1947–49 CBS program for Coca-Cola (originally The Spotlight Revue, retitled The Spike Jones Show for its final season) included Frankie Laine, Mel Torme, Peter Lorre, Don Ameche and Burl Ives.

Frank Sinatra appeared on the show in October 1948, and Lassie in May 1949. You’ll hear Lassie’s appearance on this week’s Phantom Dancer singing ‘El Barkio’.

In 1942, the Jones gang worked on numerous Soundies, musical shorts similar to later music videos which were shown on coin-operated projectors in small nightclubs, arcades, malt shops, and taverns.

The band appeared on camera under their own name in four Soundies.

TV & MOVIES

Jones saw the potential of television and filmed two half-hour pilot films, Foreign Legion and Wild Bill Hiccup, in the summer of 1950. Veteran comedy director Eddie Cline worked on both, but neither was successful.

The band fared much better on live television, where their spontaneous antics and crazy visual gags guaranteed the viewers a good time. Spike usually dressed in a suit with an enormous check pattern and was seen leaping around playing a washboard, cowbells, a suite of klaxons and foghorns, then xylophone, then shooting a pistol.

The band starred in variety shows, such as The Colgate Comedy Hour (1951, 1955) and their All Star Revue (1952) before being given his own slot by NBC, The Spike Jones Show, which aired early in 1954, and Club Oasis on NBC, in the summer of 1958; and by CBS, as The Spike Jones Show, in the summers of 1957, 1960, and 1961.

Spike Jones and his City Slickers also appeared on NBC’s The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford in the episode which aired on November 15, 1956.

In 1940, Spike Jones had an uncredited bandleading part in the Dead End Kids film Give Us Wings, appearing on camera for about four seconds.

As the band’s fame grew, Hollywood producers hired the Slickers as a specialty act for feature films, including Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), Meet the People (1944), Bring on the Girls (1945), Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) and Variety Girl (1947). Jones was set to team with Abbott and Costello for a 1954 Universal Pictures comedy, but when Lou Costello withdrew for medical reasons, Universal replaced the comedy team with look-alikes Hugh O’Brian and Buddy Hackett, and promoted Jones to the leading role. The finished film, Fireman Save My Child, turned out to be Spike Jones’s only top-billed theatrical movie

15 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 November 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Buddy Moreno  
You’re the Top (theme) + Who Cares?
Buddy Moreno (voc) Len Cleary Quartet
‘Top Tunes’
WBBM CBS Chicago
1950
Miserlou + Take the A Train
Len Cleary Quartet
‘Top Tunes’
WBBM CBS Chicago
1950
Careless
Buddy Moreno (voc) Len Cleary Quartet
‘Top Tunes’
WBBM CBS Chicago
1950
The Glory of Love + Close Buddy Moreno (voc) Len Cleary Quartet
‘Top Tunes’
WBBM CBS Chicago
1950
Set 2
Dixie Swing from ‘The Voice of Labour’ WCFL Chicago  
Open + Chinatown My Chinatown
Jack Kelly’s Swing Ensemble
WCFL Chicago
1942
My Melancholy Baby
Jack Kelly’s Swing Ensemble
WCFL Chicago
1942
Exactly Like You
Jack Kelly’s Swing Ensemble
WCFL Chicago
1942
Tangerine + Runnin’ Wild + Theme
Jack Kelly’s Swing Ensemble
WCFL Chicago
1942
Set 3
Count Basie  
Open + Blue Room
Coleman Hawkins
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
All the Things You Are
Coleman Hawkins
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
 
 
 
Set 4
Spike Jones  
El Barkio
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Eileen Gallagher and Lassie.
‘Spike Jones Show’
KNX CBS LA
28 May 1949
Our Hour
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) The Sportsmen Quartet (Bill Days, Max Smith, Marty Sperzel and Gurney Bell)
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
1947
 
 
 
 
 
 
Set 5
Selling Coffee  
Open + I’m Breezin’ Along with the Breeze
Skip Farrell (voc) The Manor House Quintet
‘Manor House Party’
WMAQ CBS Chicago
20 Jan 1948
Now is the Hour + Pennies From Heaven
Skip Farrell (voc) The Manor House Quintet
‘Manor House Party’
WMAQ CBS Chicago
20 Jan 1948
When Day is Done
The Manor House Quintet
‘Manor House Party’
WMAQ CBS Chicago
20 Jan 1948
My How the Time Goes By + I Just Kissed Your Picture Goodnight + Close
Skip Farrell (voc) The Manor House Quintet
‘Manor House Party’
WMAQ CBS Chicago
20 Jan 1948
Set 6
Martha Tilton  
If It’s The Last Thing I Do
Martha Tilton (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Nov 1937
Gotta Get Some Shuteye
Martha Tilton (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
7 Feb 1939
Hurry Home
Martha Tilton (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
A Home in the Clouds
Martha Tilton (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
14 Feb 1939
Set 7
Tommy Dorsey  
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + You’re Driving me Crazy
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) The Sentimentalists
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
29 Jan 1945
Hawaiian War Chan
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (d) Buddy Rich Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
26 Nov 1944
Song of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
12 Feb 1945
Losers Weepers
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘For the Record’
WEAF NBC NY
17 Apr 1944
Set 8
Dave Brubeck  
Perfume Counter
Dave Brubeck
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NYC
Dec 1953
Intro + The Duke
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NYC
Feb 1956
Love Walked In
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NYC
Feb 1956

Jazz Piano Billy Maxted – Phantom Dancer 8 Nov 2022


Billy Maxted, U.S jazz arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He wrote for Benny Goodman, Red Nichols and Claude Thornhill and led his own Dixieland band in the 1950s which we’ll hear live on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 8 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

BILLY

Maxted began his career in 1937 as a member of the Red Nichols big band, for which he wrote arrangements.

From 1940 he played with Teddy Powell, Ben Pollack and Will Bradley (1941-42).

After serving in the U.S. Navy he wrote arrangements for the big bands of Claude Thornhill and Benny Goodman.

He led a band with Ray Eberle (1947-48) and soon after led his own Manhattan Jazz Band, which played Dixieland with Bob Zurke on boogie-woogie piano.

He was house pianist at Nick’s club in Greenwich Village from 1949-1960 from where he did a weekly broadcast over NBC.

In the 1950s he recorded for MGM, Brunswick, Cadence, and Seeco.

In 1958, British bandleader Reg Owen had a major hit on the American charts with Maxted’s upbeat instrumental composition, “Manhattan Spiritual”, released on the Palette label.

His sidemen included trumpeter Chuck Forsyth, trombonist Lee Gifford, either Sol Pace or Dan Tracey on clarinet, and (by 1958) bass saxophonist Johnny Dengler.

In the 1960s, he recorded for K&H and Liberty and as a sideman for Bob Crosby, Pee Wee Erwin, and Red Nichols.

8 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 8 November 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Selling Bonds
Open + Trumpeter’s Lullaby
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Two Sleepy People
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Babysitter
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
The Gal That Got Away Ralph Marterie Orchestra (voc) Bill Walters
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Set 2
Coleman Hawkins
It’s the Talk of the Town
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
Honeysuckle Rose + Close
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
Set 3
Art Lowrey
Open + Almost Like Being in Love
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
The Girl Without a Name
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
Monterey + Begin the Beguine
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
April Love + Say No More
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
Set 4
Billy Maxted
Open + Tin Roof Blues (theme) + Tailgate Ramble
Billy Maxted and his Manhattan Jazz Band
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s
AFRS Re-broadcast
WRCA-FM NBC NYC 1957
When the Saints Go Marching In
Billy Maxted and his Manhattan Jazz Band
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s
AFRS Re-broadcast
WRCA-FM NBC NYC 1957
Set 5
1930s-40s German Dance Orks
Guter Mond
Hans Carste Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuericke
Comm Rec
Berlin
1940
Ich mache alles mit Musik
Kurt Wege Soloists
Comm Rec
Berlin
1940
Bei dir war es immer so schön
Kurt Wege Soloists
Comm Rec
Berlin
1938
Über die Dächer der großen Stadt
Hans Carste Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuericke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
1939
Set 6
1930s Dance Bands
Down T’uncle Bill’s
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
Radio Transcription
NYC
14 Dec 1934
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Isham Jones Orchestra
WOR Mutual NYC
24 Jan 1936
Babs
The Inkspots
WEAF NBC Red NYC
9 Aug 1935
Whistling in the Dark
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 7
1940s Women Singers
Blue Rain
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Connie Morgan
‘Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
Blue Network
19 Nov 1943
I Cover the Waterfront
Sarah Vaughn ‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Love Me or Leave Me
Sarah Vaughn
‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
It Had to Be You + Rocking Chair (theme)
Mildred Bailey
‘Music till Midnight’
WABC CBS NYC
1944
Set 8
1960s Radio and TV Jazz
Chicago
Benny Goodman Trio
WNBC NBC TV
NYC
21 Aug 1967
Sometimes I’m Happy Tony Bennett (voc) Gene Krupa Trio
Radio Transcription
1963
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles + Rose Room
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS  Chicago
May 1962

Tadd Dameron – Phantom Dancer 1 Nov 2022


Tadd Dameron, U.S jazz composer, arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was the most influential arranger of the bebop era. He also wrote charts for swing and hard bop players.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 1 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

TADD

Tadd Dameron arranged for Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan.  His greatest influences were George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

In 1940-41 he was the piano player and arranger for the Kansas City band Harlan Leonard and his Rockets. With lyricist Carl Sigman he wrote “If You Could See Me Now” for Sarah Vaughan and it became one of her first signature songs.

In the late 1940s, Dameron wrote arrangements for Gillespie’s big band, who gave the première of his large-scale orchestral piece Soulphony in Three Hearts at Carnegie Hall in 1948.

That same year, as you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer, Dameron led his own group in New York, which included Fats Navarro.

In 1949 he was at the Paris Jazz Festival playing piano for  Miles Davis.

From 1961 he scored recordings by Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and Blue Mitchell.

He arranged and played for rhythm and blues musician Bull Moose Jackson. Playing for Jackson at that same time was Benny Golson, who was to become a jazz composer in his own right. Golson has said that Dameron was the most important influence on his writing.

DAMERON

Dameron composed several bop and swing standards, including “Hot House”, “If You Could See Me Now”, “Our Delight”, “Good Bait” (composed for Count Basie) and “Lady Bird”.

His bands from the late 1940s and early 1950s featured leading players such as Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Wardell Gray, and Clifford Brown. 

LATER

In 1956 he led two sessions based on his compositions, released as the 1956 album “Fontainebleau” and the 1957 album “Mating Call”. The latter featured John Coltrane.

Dameron developed a drug addiction by the end of his career. He was arrested on drug charges in 1957 and 1958, and served time (1959–60) in a federal prison hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

After his release, Dameron recorded a single notable project as a leader, The Magic Touch, but was sidelined by health problems. He had several heart attacks before dying of cancer in 1965, at the age of 48. 

1 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 November 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Count Basie
Open + One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Dinah
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
2 Oct 1945
Baby, Won’t You Pleae Come Home?
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
2 Oct 1945
Basie Boogie
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
2 Oct 1945
Rock-a-Bye Basie Count Basie Orchestra (ts) Illinois Jacquet
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
2 Oct 1945
Set 2
Selling Soft Drink
Coca Cola Waltz (theme) + Instrumental
Walter Blaufuss and the The Refreshment Club Orchestra
‘The Refreshment Club’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
23 Nov 1936
Running a Temperature + Stepping Out to the Opera
Joan and The Escorts
‘The Refreshment Club’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
23 Nov 1936
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Helen Jane Balke
‘The Refreshment Club’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
23 Nov 1936
Tom Tom’s Drum + Sing, Baby, Sing + Close
Walter Blaufuss and the The Refreshment Club Orchestra
‘The Refreshment Club’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
23 Nov 1936
Set 3
Benny Goodman
So In Love
Benny Goodman Orchestra  (voc) Terri Swopes
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
Blue Lou
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
Don’t Worry About Me
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Greco
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
El Greco + Let’s Dance (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
Set 4
Tadd Dameron
Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (theme) + The Squirrel
Tadd Dameron Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
28 Aug 1948
Good Bait + Anthropology
Tadd Dameron Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
28 Aug 1948
Kitchenette Across the Hall
Tadd Dameron Quintet (voc) Pancho Kenny Hagood
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
28 Aug 1948
Rifftide (Lady Be Good) + Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (theme)
Tadd Dameron Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
28 Aug 1948
Set 5
Trad Jazz
These Foolish Things
Joe Bushkin (piano) Benny Morton (tb)
‘Eddie Condon Floor Show’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Someday
Louis Armstrong
Wintergarden Theatre
WNBC NBC NYC
19 Jun 1947
Indiana
Billy Butterfield
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Blue Network
27 Jan 1945
Riverside Blues
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
11 Apr 1953
Set 6
The Golden Seven
Darf ich bitten
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Apr 1936
Granada (In a Little Spanish Town)
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
May 1938
Oh! Aha!
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Rudi Schuericke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1939
Die Uhr Schlaegt 8
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Apr 1938
Set 7
1930s Swing
Do the New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1931
The Music Goes Round and Round
Paul Whiteman Orchestra ‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
19 Jan 1936
Moten Swing + King Poeter Stomp
Count Basie Orchestra
Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Red Pittsburgh
10 Jan 1937
You Turned the Tables on Me + Song is Ended (theme)
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
NYC
1937
Set 8
Modern Jazz
Four in a Bar
Paul Baron Sextet
‘Music til Midnight’
WABC CBS NYC
1944
Ridin’ High
Benny Goodman orchestra (voc) Ella Fitzgerald
‘Texaco Show’
NBC TV
9 Apr 1957
Undecided (theme) + st Louis Blues
Charlie Shavers Quartet
‘London House’
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962

Blues – 2SER Radiothon Wk 2 Tues – Phantom Dancer 18 Oct 2022


St Louis Blues features on this Tuesday’s annual 2SER radiothon Phantom Dancer. Time to subscribe and support 2SER community radio. Now is your moment to win great prizes when you pledge your support to 2SER which has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

You’ll hear W.C Handy himself talk about St Louis Blues and play it on trumpet on a radio broadcast from 1940 on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

St Louis Blues with Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars (Edmond Hall clarinet solo, Trummy Young trombone) and the Lewisohn Stadium Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein With W.C Handy (composer in hat) watching. From 1956…

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 18 October) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

W.C Handy playing St Louis Blues on the Ed Sullivan TV Show in 1948…

BIG BANDS

The Saint Louis Blues” (or “St. Louis Blues“) is a popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style and published in September 1914.

It was one of the first blues songs to succeed as a pop song and remains a fundamental part of jazz musicians’ repertoire (including mine).

The song has been called “the jazzman’s Hamlet“.

Here’s the St Louis Blues featured in the 1929 short ‘St Louis Blues’ starring Bessie Smith…

W.C. Handy said he had been inspired to compose the song by a chance meeting with a woman on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, distraught over her husband’s absence. She lamented, “Ma man’s got a heart like a rock cast in de sea”, a key line of the song.[7] Handy’s autobiography recounts his hearing the tune in St. Louis in 1892: “It had numerous one-line verses and they would sing it all night.”

The form of St Louis Blues is unusual in that the verses are the now-familiar standard twelve-bar blues in common time with three lines of lyrics, the first two lines repeated, but it also has a 16-bar bridge written in the habanera rhythm, characterized by Handy as tango. The tango-like rhythm is notated as a dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note and two quarter notes, with no slurs or ties.

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While blues often became simple and repetitive in form, “Saint Louis Blues” has multiple complementary and contrasting strains, similar to classic ragtime compositions.

Handy said his objective in writing the song was “to combine ragtime syncopation with a real melody in the spiritual tradition.”

Writing about the first time “Saint Louis Blues” was played (1914), Handy noted that

The one-step and other dances had been done to the tempo of “Memphis Blues” … When “St Louis Blues” was written the tango was in vogue. I tricked the dancers by arranging a tango introduction, breaking abruptly into a low-down blues. My eyes swept the floor anxiously, then suddenly I saw lightning strike. The dancers seemed electrified. Something within them came suddenly to life. An instinct that wanted so much to live, to fling its arms to spread joy, took them by the heels.

The first audio recording of “Saint Louis Blues” was by the house band at Columbia Records, directed by Charles A. Prince in December 1915. You can hear it below…

2SER RADIOTHON

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After years of COVID restrictions, 2SER is getting back into the studios for radiothon – our biggest revenue raiser for the year – and we’re getting the family together in person!

From Oct 7 to 21 the station takes a break from regular programming to celebrate everything that makes 2SER great! The music, the talks and, most importantly, the 2SER family! Under the theme of We Are Family, we’ll be asking everyone to become financial subscribers or to donate.

2SER Breakfast presenter, Danny Chifley, said ”Subscribers and donors are so important for the station – they help us maintain our independence and provide us with some stability in an ever-shifting cultural and economic environment”

“When sponsorship of events abruptly evaporated at the start of the pandemic, our subscribers helped us stay afloat. When lightning struck our antenna three years ago, our donors got us right back on air”, said Danny. “So we love our family and we’re really excited to be reconnecting again”

Anyone who subscribes during radiothon goes into the draw for incredible prizes including a vintage turntable and record voucher from Egg Records, Newtown or a Complete Studio Kit from RØDE that contains everything you need to make professional, studio-quality recordings at home. There’s also small business subscriber prizes including an Atomic Brewery Dinner and Drinks for 10 people.

Call 9514 9500 or get online at 2ser.com and join the family!

Here’s that first recording of St Louis Blues from 1915…

18 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #566

107.3 2SER Saturday 18 October 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Keith Atkinson (cl) Wally Portingale  Orchestra
‘Aermy on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Sydney
Oct 1943
St Louis Blues
W,C Handy (tp) with Henry Levine’s Dixieland Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC16 Jun 1940

St Louis Blues
Charlie and his Orchestra
RRG Berlin
1941
St Louis Blues Wild Bill Davison
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
10 May 1947
Set 2
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith (piano solo) Joe Grasso (d)
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
24 Jun 1944
St Louis Blues (Le Tristezze di San Luigi)
Pippo Barzizza Orchestra (voc) Trio Lescano
Comm Rec
Rome
1937
St Louis Blues
Gus Arhheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 3
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (tb) Jack Teagarden
‘Paul whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
16 Feb 1936
St Louis Blues
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
3 Jan 1947
St Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription NYC
1937
St Louis Blues
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Nov 1937
Set 4
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Chatterbox
Hotel Penn
WCAE NBC Red Pittsburgh
8 Feb 1937
St Louis Blues
Fats Waller
Aircheck
Yacht Club NYC
14 Oct 1938
St Louis Blues
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NYC
28 Nov 1939
St Louis Blues
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NYC
19 Oct 1939
Set 5
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Roy Eldridge Orchestra
Aircheck
Arcadia Ballroom
NYC
1939
St Louis Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
Fox Theatre
KMOX CBS St Louis
9 May 1939
St Louis Blues
Mildred Bailey (voc) Blue Barron Orchestra
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NYC
1944
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert”WJZ Blue NYC
27 Jan 1945
Set 6
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Island
WOR Mutual NYC
15 Jan 1945
St Louis Blues
Benny Goodman Sexter
‘The Benny Goodman Show’
Hollywood
7 Oct 1946

St Louis Blues Louis Armstrong All-Stars ‘Damon Runyon Memorial Jazz Concert’
WENR ABC Chicago
11 Dec 1948
St Louis Blues
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953
Set 7
St Louis Blues
St Louis Blues Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Set 8
St Louis Blues

Big Bands – 2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Sat – Phantom Dancer 15 Oct 2022


Big Bands feature on this Saturday’s live Phantom Dancer – live because it’s the annual 2SER radiothon. Now is your moment to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 6pm AEST, Saturday 15 October) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

BIG BANDS

Big bands are jazz orchestras usually consisting of ten or more musicians with three sections: reeds, brass and rhythm.

Originating in the early 1910s and dominating jazz into the early 1950s, big band describes a genre of pop music.

Big bands started as accompaniment for dancing. In contrast to the typical jazz emphasis on improvisation, big bands relied on written compositions and arrangements.

Big bands in the 1920s – 1930s, typically had two or three trumpets, one or two trombones, three or four saxophones doubling clarinet and flute, and a rhythm section of double bass, piano, guitar and drum kit.

In the 1940s, Stan Kenton’s band used up to five trumpets, five trombones (three tenor and two bass trombones), five saxophones (two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, one baritone saxophone), and a rhythm section.

Duke Ellington at one time used six trumpets. Boyd Raeburn drew from symphony orchestras by adding flute, French horn, strings and timpani to his band.

In the early 1940s, the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Les Brown, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller and more, added violins and cellos – ‘strings’.

2SER RADIOTHON

2SER IS BRINGING BACK THE FAMILY FOR RADIOTHON 2022. SUBSCRIBE NOW

After years of COVID restrictions, 2SER is getting back into the studios for radiothon – our biggest revenue raiser for the year – and we’re getting the family together in person!

From Oct 7 to 21 the station takes a break from regular programming to celebrate everything that makes 2SER great! The music, the talks and, most importantly, the 2SER family! Under the theme of We Are Family, we’ll be asking everyone to become financial subscribers or to donate.

2SER Breakfast presenter, Danny Chifley, said ”Subscribers and donors are so important for the station – they help us maintain our independence and provide us with some stability in an ever-shifting cultural and economic environment”

“When sponsorship of events abruptly evaporated at the start of the pandemic, our subscribers helped us stay afloat. When lightning struck our antenna three years ago, our donors got us right back on air”, said Danny. “So we love our family and we’re really excited to be reconnecting again”

Anyone who subscribes during radiothon goes into the draw for incredible prizes including a vintage turntable and record voucher from Egg Records, Newtown or a Complete Studio Kit from RØDE that contains everything you need to make professional, studio-quality recordings at home. There’s also small business subscriber prizes including an Atomic Brewery Dinner and Drinks for 10 people.

Between 7 and 21 October call 9514 9500 or get online at 2ser.com and join the family!

15 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #565

107.3 2SER Saturday 15 October 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Big Bands
Theme + Instrumental
Gay Claridge Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Chez Paree Chicago
15 Oct 1945
Cirribirribin (theme) + Loveless Love
Harry James Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
29 Jun 1944
What a Drag
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Fats Daniels
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
24 Oct 1945
You’re Blase Sonny Dunham Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood Ca
1 Aug 1944
Set 2
Big Bands
I Was Here When You Left
Cab Calloway Orchesta (voc) Dottie Salters
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
New Zanzibar Cafe NYC
Jul 1945
Theme + Hop, Skip and a Jump
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Carolyn Raye
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
31 Mar 1946
Out of This World + Black Orchid
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
23 Aug 1945
Set 3
Big Bands
Full Moon and Empty Arms
Buddy Morrow Orchestra (voc) Carl Denny
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NYC
27 May 1945
Redskin Rumba (theme) + Murder at Peyton Hall
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
3 Jan 1947
All of Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Claire Hogan
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
7 Apr 1949
Golden Earrings
Del Courtney Orchestra (voc) Gil Vester
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
San Francisco
7 Jan 1948
Set 4
Big Bands
Dancing Tambourine
Ralph Flanagan Orchestra (voc) Band
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
26 Sep 1950
Theme + I’m a Fool to Want You
Art Wayner Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
The Latin Quarter
NYC
31 Jul 1951
Autumn Leaves
Ray Anthony Orchestra (voc) The Skyliners and Ray Deauville
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
12 Dec 1950
Johnny, Won’t You Stay Awhile? + Blue Champagne + I Only Have Eyes For You
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Betty Clark
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood Ca
20 Nov 1951
Set 5
Big Bands
Set 6
Big Bands
Set 7
Big Bands
Set 8
Big Bands

2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Honeysuckle Rose – Phantom Dancer 11 Oct 2022


2SER Radiothon comes by but 2 weeks a year. It’s your chance to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985. This week’s show is a Honeysuckle Rose-a-thon – all from vinyl 1930s-60s radio transcriptions.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 11 October) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Honeysuckle Rose is a 1929 song composed by Fats Waller with lyrics by Andy Razaf -written in Razaf’s home in Asbury New Jersey. It was introduced in the 1929 Off-Broadway revue “Load of Coal” at Connie’s Inn as a soft-shoe dance number.

Jazz is all about improvisation. And on this week’s Phantom Dancer, while you’re subscribing to 2SER, I’ll be playing as many versions of Honeysuckle Rose as I can from 1930s-60s radio

2SER RADIOTHON

2SER IS BRINGING BACK THE FAMILY FOR RADIOTHON 2022. SUBSCRIBE NOW

After years of COVID restrictions, 2SER is getting back into the studios for radiothon – our biggest revenue raiser for the year – and we’re getting the family together in person!

From Oct 7 to 21 the station takes a break from regular programming to celebrate everything that makes 2SER great! The music, the talks and, most importantly, the 2SER family! Under the theme of We Are Family, we’ll be asking everyone to become financial subscribers or to donate.

2SER Breakfast presenter, Danny Chifley, said ”Subscribers and donors are so important for the station – they help us maintain our independence and provide us with some stability in an ever-shifting cultural and economic environment”

“When sponsorship of events abruptly evaporated at the start of the pandemic, our subscribers helped us stay afloat. When lightning struck our antenna three years ago, our donors got us right back on air”, said Danny. “So we love our family and we’re really excited to be reconnecting again”

Anyone who subscribes during radiothon goes into the draw for incredible prizes including a vintage turntable and record voucher from Egg Records, Newtown or a Complete Studio Kit from RØDE that contains everything you need to make professional, studio-quality recordings at home. There’s also small business subscriber prizes including an Atomic Brewery Dinner and Drinks for 10 people.

Between 7 and 21 October call 9514 9500 or get online at 2ser.com and join the family!

11 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #565

107.3 2SER Tuesday 11 October 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NYC
24 May 1938
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NYC
4 Apr 1939
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Quartet
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NYC
18 Jan 1938
Honeysuckle Rose Benny Goodman Orchestra
Aircheck
9 Oct 1943
Set 2
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Quintet (voc) Kay Starr
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
5 Jan 1935
Honeysuckle Rose
Bunny Berrigan, Bud Freeman, teddy Wilson, Joe Marsala, Stan King
‘A Demonstration of a Modern Form of Music’
Aircheck
12 Mar 1936
Set 3
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NY
30 Jun 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Henry Busse Orchestra (voc) Lenny Cohn
Radio Transcription
1935
Honeysuckle Rose
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra (voc) Lena Horne
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James Orchestra (g) Allen Reuss
Aircheck
1943
Set 4
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James Octet
Aircheck
1950
Honeysuckle Rose
Joe Haymes Orchestra
Grill Room
Hotel McAlpen
WABC CBS NYC
29 Jan 1935
Honeysuckle Rose
Jay McShann Orchestra
KFBI Witchita Falls, Kansas
2 Dec 1940
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Aircheck
1930s
Set 5
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Aircheck
14 Oct 1938
Honeysuckle Rose
Leo Watson & John Kirby Sextet
‘Rudy Vallee Show’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
24 Mar 1939
Honeysuckle Rose
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Louis Armstrong et al
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ Blue NYC
16 Jan 1944.
Set 6
Honeysuckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
Django Reinhardt (g) ATC Rhythm
AFN Paris
26 Oct 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
24 Feb 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Django Reinhardt (g) ATC Rhythm with alto sax
‘Beaucoup de Music’
AFN Paris
1 Dec 1945
Honeysuckle Rose
Set 7
Honeysuckle Rose
Set 8
Honeysuckle Rose

Lenny Herman and 1950s Lounge Music – Phantom Dancer 4 Oct 2022


Lenny Herman accordionist and xylophonist led what was dubbed ‘The Mightiest Little Band in the Land’ in the 1940s and 50s. For fans of 1950s Lounge Music albums, here’s one of those bent easy listening orchestras live on 1948 and 1957 radio as this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 4 October) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

LENNY

Lenny was a ‘best-seller on stereophonic tape’ (he released songs on reel-to-reel tape) and a band with bright party-like LP album covers from the 1950s beloved of record bin hunters with a penchant for the staidly wacky.

The Lenny Herman Quintet that you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer airchecks:

Lenny Herman – Accordion, Vibraphone, And Vocals
Alan Shurr – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, And Vocals
Charles Shaw – Piano, Celeste, And Organ
Earl “Gumpy” Comfort – Violin, String Bass, And Vocals
Stan Scott – Drums

Lenny Herman’s legacy has been dumped on from great heights by contemporary music reviewers such as Eugene Chadbourne who wrote in All-Music:

“Lenny Herman is sometimes described as a jazz bandleader of the ’40s and ’50s, yet his band bus was really more of a bandwagon, using the latter word in terms of a fad or flavor of the day.

He got in early on [sic], covering “Daddy’s Little Girl” in 1947, and not with the shroud that might have really been appropriate with this anthem of treacle. Alternate publications of the sheet music for this song featured photographs of artists who recorded it; the version with the Lennie Herman Quintet describes the group as “Latin-American.” Despite this stylistic designation the small combo was also featured on a recording of “Grandfather’s Clock” the year before.

Herman also took charge of much larger groups, building a reputation as a big-band leader that eventually eclipsed that of the quintet, if a word as mighty as “eclipsed” can be used to describe something more like a radar blip than a super nova.

He recorded orchestra sides such as “When You Fall in Love” for Decca and a nifty red vinyl 45 entitled “Mightiest Lil’ Band in the Land.” During the early ’50s Herman was on the front line of the new trends in commercial children’s music, waving a diaper like a flag of surrender.

He used the quintet to cut “Percy the Pale Faced Polar Bear” in 1951 and eventually had enough tracks for tots and tykes to tote up the early-’60s Family Album LP, also featuring singer Ginny Gibson. The 1957 Dance Party showcases Herman’s talents on both accordion and xylophone, the set list consisting mostly of Tin Pan Alley hits.”

The reviewer, Eugene Chadbourne, and his Electric Rake…

HERMAN

Lenny gets a fairer review in musicbio.org:

“Although generally uncelebrated during his career being a band head, Lenny Herman made a substantial contribution towards the dance band music of NY, USA, from the first 50s onwards.

Located in hotels like the Astor, Edison, Roosevelt, Waldorf-Astoria and New Yorker, his small band, frequently dubbed ‘The Mightiest Small Music group In The Property’, etched an absolute impression over the night time dancers of these establishments with music such as for example ‘No Foolin’’.

Led by Herman’s accordion playing, the music group, which hardly ever numbered a lot more than ten and sometimes significantly less than eight, also discovered engagements additional afield in Philadelphia (the Warwick Resort), Atlantic Town (the Straymore Resort), Virginia Seaside (the Cavalier Resort) and Dallas (the Baker Resort).

With the middle-60s the music group had moved completely towards the Lake Tahoe region, where the right now five or six solid ensemble gained its living playing to combined audiences in the resort hotels.”

So now enjoy Lenny Herman on this week’s Phantom Dancer in airchecks from 1948 and 1957…

4 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #565

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 October 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Tex Beneke
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Uncle Remus
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke, Jenny O’Conner and the Mellowlarks
‘March of Dimes’
Radio Transcription
1 Dec 1946
Falling Leaves
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘March of Dimes’
Radio Transcription
1 Dec 1946
Somewhere in the Night
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Gary Stevens
‘March of Dimes’
Radio Transcription
1 Dec 1946
Give Me Five Minutes More + Moonlight Serenade (theme) Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke
‘March of Dimes’
Radio Transcription
1 Dec 1946
Set 2
Your Hit Parade
Intro + I’m Gunna Love That Guy + It’s Gotta Be This or That
Joan Edwards
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
I’ll Buy That Dream
The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
On The Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe
Dick Todd
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
Set 3
Latin Rhythms
My Shawl (theme) + In a Little Spanish Town
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NY
1958
Rhumba
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NY
1958
Besume
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NY
1958
Rhumba
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NY
1958
Set 4
Lenny Herman
Cecilia
Lenny Herman Quintet
Golden Thread Room
Hotel New Yorker
WCBS CBS NYC
1957
Kisses Are Better Than Roses
Lenny Herman Quintet (voc) Alan Shurr
Golden Thread Room
Hotel New Yorker
WCBS CBS NYC
1957
Don’t Forbid Me
Lenny Herman Quintet (voc) The Hermanaires
Golden Thread Room
Hotel New Yorker
WCBS CBS NYC
1957
Noon Balloon to Rangoon + In Ol’ Kalua (theme)
Lenny Herman Quintet
Hotel Astor
WNBC NBC NYC
25 Jun 1948
Set 5
Western Swing
Does My Baby Love Me, Yes Sir!
Jimmie Revard and his Oklahoma Playboys
Comm Rec
San Antonio TX
14 Sep 1937
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
W. Lee O’Daniel (voc) Texas Rose
Comm Rec
Dallas TX
15 May 1938
Sam the Old Accordian Man
Adolph Hofner and His Texans
Comm Rec
Dallas TX
13 Feb 1940
Get Hot
W. Lee O’Daniel
Comm Rec
San Antonio TX
21 Nov 1936
Set 6
Tommy Dorsey
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
11 Feb 1941
I Dream of You
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen
‘For the Record’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
17 Apr 1944
Always in My Heart
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Frank Sinatra
‘Raleigh Show’
Capitol Theatre
WJSV CBS Washington DC
18 Aug 1942
Losers Weepers
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
26 Nov 1940
Set 7
Lester Young
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NYC
5 Sep 1956
How High the Moon
Lester Young Jam Session (voc) Ella Fitzgerald ‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
27 Nov 1948
Set 8
Blues & Cool
Empty Bed Blues + Love My Baby + Improvised Blues + Theme
Johnny Otis Orchestra and Jubilee All-Stars (voc) Ivie Anderson + Joe Turner
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
I’ll Remember April
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Aircheck
Jan 1954

Chiemi Eri and 1950s Japanese Jazz – Phantom Dancer 27 Sept 2022


Chiemi Eri was a Japanese actor and singer of folk songs and jazz. She is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, on which she even sings a Turkish folk song.

Japanese Jazz TV from 1960 with vocal duo, The Peanut Sisters…

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 27 September) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

Chiemi Eri sings Come On To My House from a Japanese movie…

ERI

Chiemi Eri (江利 チエミEri Chiemi, was born as Chiemi Kubo (久保 智恵美Kubo Chiemi) in Tokyo.

In 1951 she started her singing career at the age of 14 with her recording of “Tennessee Waltz.”

She sang mostly traditional Japanese songs and some American songs such as “Jambalaya” and “Come on-a My House” backed by saxophonist Nobuo Hara’s Orchestra. She sang the latter in three movies.

NHK TV Variety Show from Feb 1965, ‘Let’s Meet in a Dream’…

CHIEMI

Chiemi was one of Japan’s best-known singers in the 1950s-60s-70s and also appeared in numerous television shows from the early 1950s until just before her accidental death in 1984.

She sang with the Count Basie Orchestra and you’ll hear in concert recordings of two songs she sang with Basie, ‘Our Love is Here to Stay’ and ‘The Carioca’.

27 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #564

107.3 2SER Tuesday 27 September 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Tommy Tucker
My Heart Sings
Tommy Tucker Orchestra (voc) Don Brown and the Three Two-Timers
‘Spotlight Bands’
North Chicago
Blue Network
11 Jan 1945
Comin’ Round the Corner
Tommy Tucker Orchestra (voc) Don Brown and the Three Two-Timers
‘Spotlight Bands’
North Chicago
Blue Network
11 Jan 1945
There Goes That Song Again
Tommy Tucker Orchestra (voc) Don Brown
‘Spotlight Bands’
North Chicago
Blue Network
11 Jan 1945
Brass Hat + I Love You (theme) Tommy Tucker Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
North Chicago
Blue Network
11 Jan 1945
Set 2
World Jazz Series
Intro + Drum Boogie
Louis Armstrong + Gene Krupa Trio
‘World Jazz Series’
Madison Square Garden
WCBS CBS NYC
5 Jun 1960
Record Rap
Louis Armstrong
‘World Jazz Series’
Madison Square Garden
WCBS CBS NYC
5 Jun 1960
Unnannounced
Dizzy Gillespie
‘World Jazz Series’
Madison Square Garden
WCBS CBS NYC
5 Jun 1960
Set 3
Meredith Willson conducts
Who’s Dream Are You? (theme) + Ain’t Misbehavin’
Armed Forces Radio Orchestra
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Nagasaki + Ta-Ra-Ra-Bomm-De-Ay + Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
Armed Forces Radio Orchestra
AFRS Hollywood
1944
I’ll Never Be The Same + Rosalita + Talk of the Town
Armed Forces Radio Orchestra
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Melancholy Baby + Tea for Two + Wildflower + Through the Years
Armed Forces Radio Orchestra
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Set 4
Chiemi Eri
Stardust
Chiemi Eri (voc) Hiroshi Watanabe and his Star Dusters
‘Sunday  Jazz Concert’
Sankei Hall, Tokyo 15 Apr 1956
Walking My Baby Back Home
Chiemi Eri (voc) Nobuo Hara and Sharps & Flats
Comm Rec
Tokyo
1953
Uskudara
Chiemi Eri (voc) Nobuo Hara and Sharps & Flats
Comm Rec
Tokyo
1954
Our Love is Here to Stay + Carioca
Chiemi Eri (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
Comm Rec
Tokyo
8 Jun 1963
Set 5
1940s Swing
Gin Mill Special
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Bonne-Intermezzo
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
3 Jan 1947
Jean
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Hotel Claremont
San Francisco
11 Jul 1945
Dinah + Gypsy Love Song
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS re-broadcast
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
16 Jul 1945
Set 6
Eddie Condon
I Got Rhythm
Eddie Condon Group
‘Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
5 Aug 1944
Blues Round My Head
Eddie Condon Group (voc and cl) Woody Herman
‘Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
27 Jan 1945
Back Home Again in Indiana
Eddie Condon Group (tp) Billy Butterfield
‘Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
27 Jan 1945
Wolverine Blues + Ensemble Blues
Eddie Condon Group
‘Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
15 Jul 1944
Set 7
Artie Shaw
Non-Stop Flight
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
27 Sep 1938
Snug As a Bug in a Rug
Artie Shaw Orchestra Comm Rec
New York City
17 Mar 1939
This Is It
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
31 Jan 1939
Serenade to a Savage
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Comm Rec
Hollywood
22 Jun 1939
Set 8
Blues & Cool
S.K Blues
Joe Turner (voc) Johnny Otis Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
Empty Bed Blues + Love My Baby + Improvised Blues + Theme
Johnny Otis Orchestra and Jubilee All-Stars (voc) Ivie Anderson + Joe Turner
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
I’ll Remember April
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Aircheck
Jan 1954

Sorcery & Swing Comes to Melbourne 7 October


Sorcery and Swing comes to Melbourne, Friday 7 October. Book Now!

Join us for this Unique Roaring Twenties music and magic Dinner Show.

Bookings & Enquiries: https://www.kelvinclub.com/whats-on or (03) 9654 5711

6.30pm ARRIVAL for 7.00pm START at the Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, Melbourne

FEATURING MAGIC and MUSIC – SORCERY and SWING
Vaudeville brought back to life as you dine in style in the sophisticated Kelvin Club

In singer, Greg Poppleton’s 1920s band, Melbourne’s finest trad musicians…

Ian Smith – sousaphone and cornet
Jason Downes – saxophone and clarinet
Peter Baylor – guitar

The Kelvin Club will be transforming into a “Roaring Twenties” speakeasy for this not-to-be-missed event!

“Moonshine” and canapés served on arrival – together with intimate close-up miracles from The Gentleman Magician.

◆ THE SORCERY… The engaging magic of Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician

◆ THE SWING… The superb 1920s-1930s music of Greg Poppleton and his band

ENJOY DINNER AND DANCING ACCOMPANIED BY THE MUSIC OF “TIN PAN ALLEY” – FEATURING…

Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer
Ian Smith – sousaphone and cornet
Peter Baylor – guitar
Jason Downes – clarinet and alto saxophone

  • Hear the captivating crooning of Greg Poppleton and his band
  • Unique storytelling magic by Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician
  • Fabulous 2-course dinner
  • Authentic speakeasy
  • A glass of authentic sparkling wine ‘Moonshine’ and canapes on arrival

The Great Gatsby never had it so good!

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen - Sorcery & Magic Show
Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and The Gentleman Magician Bruce Glen – Sorcery & Magic Show

Venue: Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, Melbourne 3000
Time: 6.30pm arrival for 7.00 pm start
Dress Code: 1920s Guys in ties, Girls in pearls
Single Tickets: $95 per person + booking fee
Inclusive of sparkling wine “moonshine” and canapés on arrival, 2-course dinner, entertainment, GST

Bookings & Enquiries: https://www.kelvinclub.com/whats-on or (03) 9654 5711

BRUCE GLEN BIO

Bruce Glen’s Magical Soirées are best described as ‘storytelling magic shows for adults – but not necessarily grown-ups’. They feature cutting-edge magic that seemingly defies the laws of physics – set amid intriguing stories that are guaranteed to leave you wondering. Bruce’s unique performance style has seen him invited to the famed Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe and Fringe World Perth.

In 2015, he presented his ‘Imaginary Magic’ show in Sydney (ten sold-out shows) as part of the SMH Spectrum Now Festival. In addition, at sold-out Edinburgh International Magic Festival shows and at the famous London headquarters of The Magic Circle, Bruce left audiences gasping in disbelief – and also wondering if he had actually read their minds!

GREG POPPLETON BIO

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer with band. Recent performance highlights: 2020 Sydney Festival, resident band Great Art Deco Ball, resident 1920s band Gin Mill Social.

Greg Poppleton brings the era to life with a dazzling Hollywood experience. Think vintage glamour, prohibition and speakeasies. He also appears in the movies Moulin Rouge! and Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader.