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.

Book Today! Next Sorcery & Swing Dinner Show – Sat 10 September


Sorcery and Swing September 10! Join us for a Unique Roaring Twenties Dinner Show.

6.30pm ARRIVAL for 7.00pm START in the 1920s Cellos Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St Sydney.

FEATURING MAGIC and MUSIC – SORCERY and SWING
Vaudeville brought back to life as you dine in style in the glamorous surrounds of Cellos Grand Dining Room.

Cellos, an original 1920s dining room, will return to its heyday, 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
Geoff Power (ARIA nominee) – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon (as seen on TV) – guitar and banjo
Damon Poppleton (youngest James Morrison Scholarship winner) – alto saxophone

  • Hear the captivating crooning of Greg Poppleton and his band
  • Unique storytelling magic by Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician
  • Fabulous 3-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: Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St City
Time: 6.30pm arrival for 7.00 pm start
Dress Code: 1920s Guys in ties, Girls in pearls
Single Tickets: $150.00 per person + booking fee
Inclusive of sparkling wine “moonshine” and canapés on arrival, 3-course dinner, entertainment, GST and Members’ Discount.
Table of 8: $1100.00 + booking fee
Inclusive of 8 single tickets + as above and 2 complimentary bottles of Silverleaf Sparkling Wine

Bookings & Enquiries: 02 9284 1006 | https://www.thecastlereagh.com.au/events/unique-roaring-twenties-dinner-show/

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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.

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…

simon marniehttps://www.abc.net.au/sydney/programs/weekendmornings

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

The Rivoli Show Photos – Oberon 9-10 April 2022


The Rivoli Show is a music and dance spectacle created by the Dance Makers Collective. The Greg Poppleton Trio (Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone) introduces the hour show. The Rivoli Show was a sold-out hit of the 2020 Sydney Festival.

It played at the beautifully restored Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon on Saturday night 9 April and a Sunday matinee on 10 April. Here are some photos…

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at The Rivoli
Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer at The Rivoli show in front of his vintage microphone.

THE RIVOLI SHOW

A celebration of social life before social media, when to meet was to talk, laugh and move to music together.

The Rivoli is an immersive dance hall meets dance theatre performance, The Rivoli is a tribute to the iconic dance halls across Australia that were a celebration of social life before social media.

Getting photo taken as audience takes to dance floor The Rivoli
Dancemakers’ Collective dancer, Katina Olsen, taking a band photo as the audience take to the dance floor at The Rivoli

A hit at Sydney Festival 2020, this joyous production will celebrate the launch of the iconic Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon… after four decades of waiting for dancers to return to the dance floor.

The Rivoli features some of Australia’s best dancers and a stellar live band, The Greg Poppleton Trio. It is Dance Makers Collective’s most ambitious work yet, The Rivoli, an ode to a bygone dance era.

“a thoroughly entertaining and surprising work.”
“…energetic, lively and moving.”
Callum McLean

Cazzbo Johns Greg Poppleton Trio
Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone with Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s Trio

Grahame Conlon banjo in Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Trio
Grahame Conlon, banjo, in Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Trio

DANCE MAKERS COLLECTIVE

DMC emerged in 2012 when a group of ten driven independent dance makers in Sydney gathered to take charge by working together to create new work in an environment where local opportunities to do so were slim. Over a few pizzas and some wine, each of us pitched ideas for short works to each other, and conceived of a program called Big Dance in Small Chunks – ten artists, ten works, ten minutes each. This informal get-together was where DMC was born.

After that meeting, we met with our now long-time partner and friend FORM Dance Projects in Parramatta and asked them to present our work in their 2013 program, which they took on with great enthusiasm. We asked our now long-time friends Legs On The Wall, Bangarra and Sydney Dance Company if we could use their rehearsal spaces to develop the work, successfully undertook a TRIP Residency at Tasdance, ran a crowdfunding campaign and approached a small arts charity Ars Musica Australis for some financial support. We applied for funding to (then) Arts NSW and secured enough funding to start developing the work, which came as a welcome shock to us as a brand new collective of artists, many of us in our first year of practice. We applied in two successive rounds to the Australia Council, unsuccessful both times, but we pushed on anyway and presented the program of works by rehearsing part-time to develop it, and underpaying ourselves.

When Big Dance in Small Chunks premiered in 2013 at Riverside Theatres, it was triumphant. The season was the most highly attended dance show in FORM’s program that year and was awarded Most Significant Dance Event of 2013 in Dance Australia Magazine’s annual critics’ awards. Jill Sykes wrote of the show in the Sydney Morning Herald at the time:

“The first showing by the Dance Makers Collective has imagination, thoughtfulness, individuality, performing ability and commitment. Even a sense of humour. It is a promising start by a group of independent artists in NSW, and worth catching in what will hopefully be a beginning rather than a one-off.”

And it was just the beginning.

Following the success of Big Dance in Small Chunks, DMC secured funding and mentorship support through the Australia Council’s (now defunct) JUMP Mentorship program. This enabled us to launch our second project WEBISODES, a series of short dance films created by each of the ten members, our first foray into dance on film which has been viewed by more than 10,000 people since being published online in 2014. In that same year, we supported three of the ten works presented in Big Dance in Small Chunks to be pushed further into longer works, curated in a Triple Bill again presented by FORM Dance Projects at Riverside Theatres, this time in 2015.

In these works, we started working more collaboratively together than we had before. Up until this point, we supported each other by working for one another as performers, providing feedback to each other, but essentially each of us were individual makers with ideas for works we wanted to make, to steer alone, but with some help from our peers. Our working methodology began to evolve from this relatively common way of making to a much richer, collaborative making process, which shifted even further in our next show.

DADS, which premiered in 2016, was a turning point for us and our most ambitious project to date. In DADS, DMC co-choreographed one full-length show, where each member shared equal responsibility for the show’s development. The show was also our first foray into community-engaged practice, where we took up residence at Dance Integrated Australia in the Northern Rivers region of NSW and worked with a local men’s group the Dustyesky Russian Men’s Choir, interviewing them about their dance experiences and recording their rehearsal in the pub in Mullumbimby, which formed the soundtrack for our opening sequence. We collaborated with our fathers, asking them for their advice about the show, they built our set, gave us dance moves, curated the show’s music and provided interview content that threaded together the narrative arc of the work; oh, and they danced with us in the show too!

DADS was shortlisted for the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance in 2017.

After the success of DADS, and proven successes before that with our other three projects, DMC decided to take the next step and transition to a more independent company. Until this point, we relied heavily on our partners because DMC was an unincorporated entity, a group of individual artists with a name to work under, but no formal legal structure. We were, and still are, committed to a democratic model of working where members share not only in the creative process in the studio and on stage, but in the strategic direction of the company. To maintain autonomy over this as a group of artists, DMC formed a partnership of its now 9 members; this enabled us to apply for our own funding and manage our own projects without relying on other incorporated bodies.

As a partnership, DMC secured two successive rounds of strategic funding through Create NSW, a project grant through Create NSW, and a project and career development grant through the Australia Council. The strategic funding rounds we secured, Making Spaces and Emerging Organisations, enabled us to form new partnerships with local councils and Western Sydney based arts companies and local government arts centres including PYT Fairfield, Urban Theatre Projects, Blacktown Arts and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

With this strategic funding DMC piloted new programs that launched in 2019, these were:

1. Mobilise (dancer training intensive);

2. Future Makers (youth dance company);

3. Thrive (schools incursions) and;

4. Dance On (dance classes for seniors)

At the same time, DMC seeded a range of new short works with our Making Spaces funding, which allowed us to work in community centres across Western Sydney by giving each member in DMC residency time of 4 weeks across an 18 month period from 2018-2019. Several of these seeded works have had presentation outcomes, these include:

1. Marnie and Melanie Palomares’ work The Space Between, a site-specific duet performed at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra as part of the BOLD Festival and at Articulate Project Space in Leichhardt as part of de Quincey co’s PLATFORM 2019;

2. Carl Sciberras’ work with collaborator’s Todd Fuller (visual/projection artist) and Mitchell Mollison (composer) Figure Out, a live drawing, live sound, live dance performance installation for children performed at the WOW Festival at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre;

3. Rosslyn Wythes’ Converge/\Diverge, a series of collaborative projects with ceramicist Holly Macdonald which have been presented in Brussels;

4. And Rosslyn Wythes’ Eco 1000, a site-specific solo about the Bathurst 1000 performed as part of ArtState 2018

Making Spaces also seeded a new duet between DMC members Katina Olsen (Wakka Wakka and Kombumerri woman) and Anya McKee called Women’s Business, which will undergo further and final development in 2020 for presentation in 2021.

Whilst piloting these programs, and developing and presenting these short works, DMC also developed The Rivoli, which was an even more ambitious community-engaged project than DADS which had a sold-out premiere season at Sydney Festival in January 2020. With funding from Create NSW, Cumberland Council, City of Parramatta, the Australia Council and Sydney Festival, this large-scale site-specific work brought together members of the local community, DMC’s new youth company Future Makers, a live swing band and 8 DMC performers at Granville Town Hall.

Given the breadth and scope of our program and projects, DMC became an incorporated association in 2019 and established a volunteer board consisting of members of the company and skilled professionals working outside DMC.

Once establishing ourselves as a company, DMC successfully secured for the first time Annual Program Funding through Create NSW. This funding enables us to continue our programs in 2020 as resident company at PYT Fairfield. The General Manager and Engagement Officer, DMC members Carl Sciberras and Melanie Palomares, work side-by-side with the remaining collective members to design and create opportunities for artists and the public to engage in rich dance experiences. This flat organisational structure enables us to lead together and adapt the program based on the emergence of ideas from within the company, and in response to opportunities that arise externally that align with our values, aims and objectives.

DMC is an exceptionally nimble creative enterprise that provides opportunities for artists in Sydney to create work together, and for a range of other demographic groups to engage in dance in various ways. We are a leader in our area of practice and exist as a beacon for others not only in dance, but in the arts more broadly, seeking to change the status-quo and embrace new ways of operating.

ABOUT THE MALACHI

The recently restored Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Memorial Hall occupies a prominent position in the main street of Oberon. Its asymmetrical façade is a striking Inter-war Art Deco addition to the streetscape of Oberon Street and the town generally.

Facade Malachi Hall Oberon
Facade, Art Deco Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW

On its opening in 1937, The Sydney Morning Herald wrote,

“The Malachi Gilmore Memorial Hall recently completed at Oberon has for its architectural basis the famous Pharos pylon of Alexandria. This historical pylon had a height of 460 feet. It was built by Sostratus of Cynidus. The architects of the Oberon Hall conceived the idea of making it a minor replica of the Pharos pylon. This design was accepted by the parish priest (Dr. A.J. Gummers) and the representatives of the late Malachi Gilmore, who was a native of Ireland. This was a startlingly bold design, but now that the hall has been completed it is a really beautiful building without being in the least incongruous. It is one of the architectural landmarks not merely of the town, but also of the whole district between the Blue Mountains and Lithgow. Tourists admire the bold outlines of the new building.

Alternative facade view Malachi Gilmore Hall Oberon
Alternative facade view, Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW

Many, ignorant of the antiquity of the design (the Pharos tower was supposed to have been erected 283BC, and was favourably commented on by Pliny and Strabo, ancient historians), regard it as ultra modern in conception. An old hall adjoining emphasises the bold outlines of the new building. A striking feature of the front of the new building is the use of glass bricks supplied by the Australian Glass Company, Sydney. The remainder of the building is stoutly built in brick and concrete. The hall measures 110 feet by 40 feet. It is used mainly for Roman Catholic social functions. . . Mr H. A. Taylor, Sydney, was the builder of the hall.”

The façade is rendered concrete with a complex massing of curving and rectangular shapes presenting a stepped skyline to the street. The emphasis is generally horizontal except for a central portion with a vertical pier rising to a height of nearly 14 metres. The metal-framed windows create a grid-like pattern and are stepped in size and proportion to match the stepped façade. Glass bricks form a large curved wall. The building’s name is rendered in stylized lettering on the façade.

The interior of the façade section of the building is largely intact and contains a foyer with fireplace, gallery, cloak rooms, bio-box and rewinding rooms at the front. In the main hall the walls are decorated with plasterwork, with some original Morene Art stucco work. The flooring of the foyer and main hall is West Australian jarrah hardwood. Under the main hall is another floor with slab concrete flooring supporting “supper rooms” and opening at ground level onto the large parking area at the rear of the property. The foyer is approximately 65 square metres (700 sq ft) and the hall has 279 square metres (3000 sq ft) of dancing space. Curiously, the hall was built in reverse of the architect’s plans.

Foyer Malachi-Gilmore Hall Oberon
Foyer, Malachi-Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW

Some major, although not structural changes were made during the 1980s, disconnecting the façade from the main hall section of the building. A stud wall now blocks the view that was formerly available from an upstairs viewing area onto the main hall (this vewing area has been converted in part to an office and in part left as open space). Similarly a stud wall blocks the view that was formerly available from the mezzanine level projection room into the main hall. At the time of renovation two new bathrooms were built in the façade section. A section of the stage in the main hall section was also cut out to make room for an elevator to convey goods from the rear parking area.

Glass Wall Malachi Gilmore Hall
Glass brick wall Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon NSW

Thorne, Tod and Cork point out that one of the building’s eccentricities is that “the auditorium does not match the façade in any way. The former is a rather plain country hall with a stage, proscenium, stalls and small gallery” (1996, 302). According to Scott Robinson of the NSW Art Deco Society, “The Malachi Gilmore Hall is a most unusual combination of a diminiative (sic) Modern “picture palace” front (with its vertical fin and roof) and Modern Movement rectiliniarity of the stepped massing of the building behind the front” (quoted in the Heritage Inventory nomination form submitted by the Friends of the Malachi Gilmore Hall, 2001). Ross Thorne’s 1983 “Theatres/Cinemas in NSW” states that the exterior of the hall is “unique in a kind of west-coast USA 1930s design style with a vague Frank Lloyd Wright influence produced by the feeling of horizontality (in parts). It also has a very strong vertical element at the front, and glass bricks in the manner of Depression Modern”. Thorne, Tod and Cork’s “Movie Theatre Heritage Register” states, “there is nothing quite like it elsewhere in New South Wales. Even by today’s standards, the building is unusual and futuristic” (1996, 302).

Cinemo projector from the days when the hall was also Oberon's picture theatre
Cinema projector from the days when the Malchi Gilmore Hall was also Oberon’s picture theatre

The architectural significance of the hall has been widely recognised and is reflected in the large number of heritage listings: Oberon Shire Council LEP, RAIA Register of Twentieth Century Buildings, the Register of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Register of the Art Deco Society, and Ross Thorne’s Movie Theatre Heritage Register.

Malachi Gilmore Hall
Sketch of hall in the Malachi Gilmore Hall foyer

TICKETS

Book now for Greg Poppleton’s newest show, SORCERY & SWING with Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician.

Saturday 21 May 2022, in the ornate 1920s Cellos of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney, 6:30-10pm.

Canapes, three course dinner, beverage package, close-up magic and illusions, 1920s quartet and dance floor!

Dine NSW vouchers welcome. Book now. The last show sold out.

Dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer 26 April 2022


Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

Because of the current Sydney Covid lockdown I can’t mix live from the 2SER studios as I normally do on Tuesdays, so this is a ‘classic’ Phantom Dancer from ‘the vaults’ in a ‘repeat premier’ for your aural enjoyment. Make sure you donate to community radio 2SER to keep these Phantom Dancers going.

Greg Poppleton has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer, your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV, each week since 1985.

Hear The Phantom Dancer online from 12:04pm AEST Tuesday 26 April at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/ where you can also hear two years of archived shows.

The finyl hour is vinyl.

Sam The man taylor

SAM ‘THE MAN’ TAYLOR

Taylor was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He attended Alabama State University, where he played with the Bama State Collegians. He later worked with Scatman Crothers, Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan and Big Joe Turner. Taylor was one of the most requested session saxophone players in New York recording studios in the 1950s. He also replaced Count Basie as the house bandleader on Alan Freed’s radio series, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, on CBS, from where this week’s Phantom Dancer Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor tracks originate.

Taylor played the saxophone solo on Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll”. He also played on “Harlem Nocturne”; on “Money Honey”, recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters in 1953; and on “Sh-Boom” by the Chords.

During the 1960s, he led a five-piece band, the Blues Chasers. In the 1970s, he frequently played and recorded in Japan.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor’s hit 1955 recording on the 1930s jazz standard, Harlem Nocturne. The song was written by Earle Hagen when he was a teenager! He later gave us some of the greatest TV themes ever: “Andy Griffith Show”, “Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Gomer Pyle USMC”, “Danny Thomas Show”, “That Girl”, “I Spy”, “Mod Squad”

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!

26 APRIL PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #542

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 April 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
Swing on 1930s Radio
Open + Star Dust
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WOR Mutual NY
1951
Take the A Train (theme) + Koko
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Town Casino
NBC Cleveland OH
1952
GI Jive + Close
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Collins
‘The Raymond Scott Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Set 2
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
Open + Push It
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Flag Waver
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
11 Sep 1956
Taylor Made + Close
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Set 3
Hillbilly Radio
Theme + Sugar Foot Rag
Skip Skipper Quartet
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I Found It In Mother’s Bible
Skip Skipper Quartet (voc) Miss Sally Carter
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I’ve Got A Gal Up On My Mind + Rainbows End + Close
The Plainsmen
‘Call of the Range’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
1946
Set 4
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
Enchanted
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Shine On Harvest Moon
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Deed I Do
Bing Crosby (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Baby, Baby + Close
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Set 5
Louis Armstrong
Open + I Never Knew
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas Tx
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
You Rascal You
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
7 May 1950
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
12 Dec 1954
Skeleton in the Closet + Close
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Set 6
1930s Australian Dance Orchestras
Marmelade
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Cosmopolitan Blues
Maurice Gilman Orchestra (voc) Noel Judd
Comm Rec
Sydney
8 Jan 1935
Annie Laurie
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Harlem Heat
Dudley Cantrell and his Grace Grenadiers
Comm Rec
Sydney
22 Nov 1937
Set 7
1940s Dance Band Singers
I Dream of You
Bob Allen (voc) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘For The Record’
Carnegie Hall
WEAF NBC NY
17 Apr 1944
Playmates
Lorraine Benson (voc) Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Betty Martin and Randy Ryan (voc) Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Old Fashioned Love
Eddy Howard (voc) Eddy Howard Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1948
Set 8
Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday
Repetition / Interview / They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker and Strings
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Apr 1951
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
Birdland
31 Mar 1951
Ornithology
Charlie Parker and Kenny Dorham
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949

Photos – Great Art Deco Ball 2022 – Greg Poppleton Band


The Great Art Deco Ball. Greg Poppleton returned by popular demand to the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival – the Great Art Deco Ball – celebrating 12 years in 2022 at the wedding cake-like, Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.

Greg Poppleton 1920s-style singer and dancers…

Greg Poppleton 1920s Singer Great art Deco Ball

The Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney, is largely a national park with a string of towns through its centre along the western highway from Sydney known for their beauty and arts. Katoomba is the largest of these towns.

This year, because of Covid, the Carrington Hotel’s famous Great Art Deco Ball was moved from its traditional February date to Saturday 2nd April.

It was a dazzling Hollywood entertainment experience ‘1920’s style’ of dining and dancing. Stepping out in the fashion of a bygone era in the Grand Dining Room of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba.

Full dance floor at the 2022 Great Art Deco Ball…

Dancers Greg Poppleton 1920s Band

Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, brought the ‘twenties’ to life adding a little vintage glamour to the night!

Step out in the fashion of a bygone era and dance the night away, enjoy a sumptuous 3-course dinner, with prizes for best dressed.

In Greg’s band: Geoff Power cornet and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon banjo and guitar, and Richelle Booth clarinet and bass saxophone.

Richelle Booth on the bass sax…

Richelle Booth Greg Poppleton 1920s Band

CARRINGTON HOTEL

The Carrington Hotel is a heritage-listed former spa, hotel and power station and now hotel and public bar located at Katoomba Street, Katoomba in the City of Blue Mountains local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by John Kirkpatrick and Bosser in 1882; and by Edward H. Hogben with Goyder Brothers in 1911-13; and built from 1882 to 1913 by F. Drewett in 1882; and by Howie, Brown and Moffit in 1912-13. It is also known as Great Western Hotel. The property is privately owned. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

Geoff Power on the mighty sousaphone…

Geoff Power sousaphone Greg Poppleton Band

The Carrington is the only 19th century grand resort hotel still in use in New South Wales. It also retains much of the fabric of its major phases of development and continues to occupy the commanding position in Katoomba that it has done since its construction. It was built in 1883 by Harry George Rowell, a large hotel owner from Sydney, and was owned by a series of prominent families over the next century. Today it is still operating as a high class hotel providing accommodation and restaurant services.

Grahame Conlon on banjo and guitar…

Grahame Conlon Greg Poppleton 1920s Band

THE GRAND DINING ROM

From 1885 Carrington began to make additions to the premises including an additional wing, dining hall, two drawing rooms and a music room, resulting in 119 bedrooms and seven suites of rooms, two tennis courts and flower and vegetable gardens.. He told a newspaper reporter in 1890 of the improvements he had made. The article read,

“Among the additions and improvements to the building are the following — a wing built (in 1886) of cut stone, and having a southerly aspect, consisting of 20 single rooms, and called ‘the bachelors’ wing.’ Early in 1888 Mr. Goyder, having taken advantage of his right, purchased the hotel, and, finding the accommodation insufficient, added 50 more rooms. This addition stands in the courtyard and is joined to the main building. It is higher than the remaining portions of the hotel and adds to the imposing appearance of the pile. A music-room has also been added to the drawing room, and is separated from it by large folding doors. The floor of the music room is of polished tallow-wood, and is partly covered with Austrian rugs, which are easily removed for dancing. The piano is a Brinsmead, and is considered one of the finest grands; its tone is full and soft. The dining hall is also new; it measures 60ft, by 40ft. The floor is carpeted, and everything conducive to comfort is present. The ceiling is lofty, the lighting good, and the table decorations and menu leave nothing to be desired. This hall is capable of seating 200 guests. There are now 135 rooms in the hotel, among which are seven suites of private apartments, most comfortably furnished and conveniently situated, including one of the prettiest bridal suites to be found in the colonies.”

Geoff Power soloing on trumpet…

Geoff Power Trumpet Greg Poppleton 1920s Band

The book Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s music for your event, email Tony Jex at OzManagement tony@ozmanagement.com

Zelda, Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau. 2022 Annual.


Zelda, Magazine of the Vintage Nouveau, is a glossy annual published by the multi-talented US actor, cinematographer and stills photographer, Don Spiro.

If you’re a fan of what matters in Nouveau Vintage in the USA, then this magazine is for you. Even the ads for newly tailored vintage suits and cravats are a great resource for those of us worldwide who look sharp.

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In this, the latest 2022 edition, the Zelda annual invites you to “enjoy a vintage cocktail, and listen to some old jazz while you page through the articles in this issue…”

WHAT’S IN THIS YEAR’S ZELDA

“We start with researcher and historian Garret Richard’s take on Trader Vic’s tropical tequila classic cocktail, El Diablo, followed by Eff’s Style Emporium’s review of the allure of that vintage summer fabric, Palm Beach Cloth.

We have interviews with Jazz-Age-style singer Greg Poppleton and New York burlesque star Dandy Dillinger.

We’ll catch up on the undertakings of Philadelphia bandleader, Drew Nugent and we’ll learn about the history of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.”

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“We’ll learn from Queen Esther how influential accomplishments people of color have gone unacknowledged, and Mr. Burton will enlighten us about appreciating vintage style without vintage values.

We’ll introduce you to the sites of jazz age arts and culture in Atlanta, Georgia, and our Recipe Box feature about the U. S. Department Of Agriculture’s Circular 109 from 1918, “Cottage Cheese Dishes,” appropriately shows how to enjoy tasty recipes in hard times, and with social activities returning, we are thrilled to showcase various Jazz Age and Prohibition-era events that our readers have attended in On The Town.”

It’s an honour to be published in this year’s Zelda.

Get your copy of this sumptuous glossy now for only $US7.50 here

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Get your copy of this sumptuous glossy now for only $US7.50 here

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton – New Album Mix


1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton. Enjoy this 53 minute YouTube mix of 1920s – 1930s jazz swing songs. It’s mixed from six albums by Australian 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton.

Greg’s newest album, ’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2′ , is now on
APPLE MUSIC
AMAZON
BANDCAMP
SPOTIFY

1920s-30s Greg Poppleton bookings and Sorcery and Swing Speakeasy Show bookings: visit https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/booking-enquiries/

Please visit Greg’s website – https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
@Greg Poppleton

1920s – 1930s SONG MIX:
0:00 Tip Toe Through the Tulips
3:48 The Charleston (correct tempo, dancers!)
6:17 Sweet Sue
8:33 Carolina in the Morning
12:13 It’s Only a Paper Moon
14:34 My Gal Sal
17:39 San Antonio Rose
19:47 St James Infirmary
22:47 Singing the Bathtub
24:50 Love Me or Leave Me
28:50 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
32:27 Exactly Like You
34:39 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
39:54 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
42:43 Ain’t She Sweet (Grahame Conlon ukulele)
45:15 Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
47:46 St Louis Blues

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton Band:
Greg Poppleton: 1920s – 1930s singer
Paul Furniss: soprano, alto, tenor saxes and clarinet
Al Davey: trumpet and trombone
Bob Henderson: trumpet
Matt Baker: piano
Peter Locke: piano
Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo
Geoff Power: sousaphone
Rod Herbert: sousaphone
Darcy Wright: double bass
Mark Harris: double bass
Dieter Vogt: double bass
Lawrie Thompson: drums and washboard
Joel Davis: drums

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1920s-30s Jazz & Dance Afternoon – Greg Poppleton


What are you doing this Saturday? We’ll be having fun with songs from the 1920s-30s at Penrith RSL. It’s free and you’re invited. 2-5pm, this Saturday 11 December. First 5,000 at door get in FREE.

  • Dance floor
  • Bar
  • Bistro
  • Free car parking
  • 10 min walk from Penrith Station
  • Child friendly.

Just 10 minutes walk from Penrith train station and bus interchange.

With me as I sing the songs of the 1920s and 1930s are, Dave Clayton on double bass.

Guitarist for Ricky May, Grahame Conlon, swings on Spanish guitar and banjo.

Damon Poppleton, will be joining us on alto saxophone.

https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Penrith is a suburb in New South Wales, Australia, located west of Sydney. It is located in Greater Western Sydney, 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Nepean River, on the outskirts of the Cumberland Plain.

Penrith is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Penrith. It is also acknowledged on the register of the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales as one of only four cities within the Greater Sydney metropolitan area.

Penrith has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

34-40 Borec Road: Craithes House
26 Coombes Drive: Torin Building
Great Western railway: Penrith railway station, Sydney
Nepean River, Great Western Highway: Victoria Bridge
Off Bruce Neale Dr, Steel Trusses 1.3 km past station: Emu Plains Underbridge
1 Museum Drive: Penrith Museum of Fire, including the following:
Fire and Rescue NSW Heritage Fleet
NSW Fire Brigades No 10 Vehicle Number Plates
1869 Shand Mason 7 inch Manual Fire Engine
1891 Shand Mason Fire Engine
1898 Shand Mason Curricle Ladders
1909 Edward Smith Headquarters Switchboard
1929 Ahrens Fox PS2 Fire Engine
1939 Dennis Big 6 Fire Engine
1942 Ford 21W Fire Brigade Mobile Canteen

Phil Harris – Phantom Dancer 17 August 2021 Feature Artist


Phil Harris is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Wonga Phil Harris was a drummer, band leader, singer, comedian, actor, Academy Award winner and voice-over artist. Because of the continuing Sydney lockdown, this show is a re-broadcst of the 23 Feb 2021 Phantom Dancer

His first name, Wonga, is a Cherokee word meaning fast messenger.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton. Hear past Phantom Dancer online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 17 August at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

PHIL

Phil Harris’ parents were circus performers. Phil started playing in his father’s tent band as a drummer at age 9.

He began his dance band career as a drummer in San Francisco, first in 1925 with the Henry Halstead Orchestra, which toured Australia in 1927. In the late 20s he formed an orchestra with Carol Lofner which had a three year engagement at the St. Francis Hotel.

The Lofner-Harris orchestra recorded for VictorColumbiaDecca, and Vocalion.

MOVIES

In 1933, he made a short film for RKO called So This Is Harris!. It won the Academy Award for best live action short subject. He followed with a feature-length film, Melody Cruise

He starred in I Love a Bandleader (1945) with Leslie Brooks. He appeared in The Wild Blue Yonder a.k.a. “Thunder Across the Pacific” (1951), alongside Forrest Tucker and Walter Brennan. He made a cameo appearance in the Warner Bros. musical, Starlift, with Janice Rule and Dick Wesson, and was featured in The High and the Mighty with John Wayne in 1954.

He made many TV appearances guesting on the Ed Sullivan Show and Dean Martin Show in the 1960s

As a singer, he had a #1 hit in 1950 with the novelty record, “The Thing”.

He was an avid golfer and won many amateur golf tournaments. Took over managing the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament after Crosby’s death

RADIO
 

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll hear Phil Harris from a radio transcription simulating a broadcst from the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel where his band was resident in 1933-34.

In 1936, Harris became musical director of The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny singing and leading his band.

When Harris showed a knack for giving snappy one-liners, he joined the cast.

In 1946, after serving in the US Navy during WW2, Harris and wife Alice Faye began co-hosting The Fitch Bandwagon, a comedy-variety program that followed the Jack Benny show on Sunday nights.

On The Fitch Bandwagon and its later incarnation as The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Harris played a vain, stumbling husband, while Faye played his sarcastic but loving wife.

The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show ran until 1954. Harris was concurrently on Jack Benny’s show from 1948 to 1952.

VOICE ACTOR

Harris was a popular voice actor for animated films – he played Baloo in The Jungle Book (1967), Thomas O’Malley in The Aristocats (1970), Little John in Robin Hood (1973), and Patou in Rock-a-Doodle (1991). 

17 AUGUST 2021 PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #507

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 August 2021
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
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4pm
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1945 Radio Dance Bands  
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Sun Valley Jump
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Blue Network
1945
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Trudy Irwin and the Smart Set
‘By Request’
KNX CBS LA
13 Jun 1945
Dark Eyes + Close
Jimmy Joy Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Hartigan TX
Blue Network
6 Jan 1945
Set 2
1940s-50s Mod Jazz Bands  
Open + Who’s Sorry Now?
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Old Man Bebop
Dizzy Gillespie
AFRS Radio Transcriptions
1946
El Greco + Let’s Dance (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Set 3
Phil Harris  
Young and Healthy
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Phil Harris and The Three Ambassadors
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
The Girl in the Little Green Hat
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Lee Norton
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Come On, Get Up
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Leah Raye
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Set 4
Women on Radio  
Theme + 24 Hours of Sunshine
The Andrew Sisters, Dick Haymes, Jerry Gray Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
8 Jan 1950
If I Loved You + Lady Be Good (close)
Georgia  Gibbs (voc) Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Pennsylvania Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Jul 1945
That Ol’ Black Magic + Close
Jo Stafford, The Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
22 May 1949
Set 5
1940s Australian Swing  
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Let’s Have One For The Road
George Trevare Orchestra (voc)
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Long Ago and Far Away
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) al Royal
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Set 6
Radio Trad  
Back to Coajingolong
George Trevare Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
September in the Rain
Eddie Condon 
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
21 Oct 1944
Levee Blues
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band (voc) Charlie Teagarden
Radio Transcription
1950
Gin Mill Blues + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Swing Concert’
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
18 May 1937
Set 7
 Lseter Young 1950s Radip  
Lullaby of Birdland (theme)
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Lullaby of Birdland (theme)
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Lester Leaps In
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Set 8
Benny Goodman Small Groups  
Oh, Baby!
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
Limehouse Blues
 
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
Sweet Georgia Brown
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Mutual Network
29 Sep 1943
Sweet Lorraine
Benny Goodman Trio
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946