Sydney Festival 2020 – ‘The Rivoli’ – Greg Poppleton and Dance Makers Collective


Sydney Festival 2020, Dance Makers Collective present the world premiere of ‘The Rivoli‘ in the beautiful, late Victorian Granville Town Hall with Greg Poppleton’s 1920s -30s Sydney Festival trio, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo with Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone.

Come to the show: 8pm, Tues 22 Jan – Sat 25 January 2020. Granville Town Hall. TICKETS

Greg Poppleton 1920s - 1930s swing jazz trio: vocals, banjo, sousaphone
Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s swing jazz trio: Greg Poppleton vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone

‘The Rivoli’ is a celebration of social life before social media, when to meet was to talk, laugh and move to music together.

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace on Church St, Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall. It was demolished in 1973 to make way for an office development. Now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

Dancers rehearsing a routine with band instruments in background
Dancers rehearsing a routine with band instruments in background

Dance Makers Collective brings those stories to life in a tribute to the rituals of social dance and the human drive toward belonging and togetherness.

Staged in the heritage-listed Granville Town Hall, The Rivoli invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into an immersive exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.

The show includes performances by the Greg Poppleton Trio: Greg Poppleton (vocals) Cazzbo Johns (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo)

Dance Makers at rehearsal
Dance Makers at rehearsal for ‘The Rivoli’ in Granville Town Hall with the band instruments in the background

SYDNEY FESTIVAL

Sydney Festival is a major arts festival in Australia’s largest city, Sydney that runs for three weeks every January, since it was established in 1977. The festival program features in excess of 100 events from local and international artists and includes contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama, visual arts and artist talks. The festival attracts approximately 500,000 people to its large-scale free outdoor events and 150,000 to its ticketed events, and contributes more than A$55 million to the economy of New South Wales.

The Festival has a history of presenting Australian premieres and many of Australia’s most memorable productions such as Cloudstreet have resulted from Sydney Festival’s commitment to nurture local artists. It has brought many of the world’s great artists to Sydney for the first time including: Ariane Mnouchkine and Thèâtre du Soleil (Flood Drummers), Robert Wilson (The Black Rider), Robert Lepage (Far Side of the Moon, The Andersen Project, Lipsynch), George Piper Dances, Netherlands Dance Theatre, James Thiérrée (Junebug Symphony, Au Revoir Parapluie), Philip Glass, Ian McKellen (Dance of Death), Batsheva Dance Company, National Theatre of Scotland (Black Watch, Aalst), Christopher Wheeldon Company, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Al Green, Katona Jozsef Theatre, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, The National, Sufjan Stevens and Joanna Newsom.

Come to the show: 8pm, Tues 22 Jan – Sat 25 January 2020. Granville Town Hall. TICKETS

Christmas Music on 1930s-50s Radio – Phantom Dancer 24 December


CHRISTMAS

This week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton, is Christmas songs and Christmas broadcasts in a non-stop mix from live 1930s-50s radio.

ONLINE

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XMAS MUSIC

Music associated with Christmas is thought to have its origins in 4th-century Rome, in Latin-language hymns such as Veni redemptor gentium. By the 13th century, under the influence of Francis of Assisi, the tradition of popular Christmas songs in regional native languages developed. Christmas carols in the English language first appear in a 1426 work of John Awdlay, an English chaplain, who lists twenty five “caroles of Cristemas”, probably sung by groups of ‘wassailers’ who would travel from house to house. In the 16th century, various Christmas carols still sung to this day, including “The 12 Days of Christmas”, “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”, and “O Christmas Tree”, first emerged.

POPULAR

Of the top 30 most performed Christmas songs in 2015, 13 (43%) were written in the 1930s or 1940s and 12 (40%) were written in the 1950s and 1960s.

1930s-50s CHRISTMAS SONGS

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie 1934
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 1944
“Winter Wonderland” Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith 1934
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! “Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 1945
“The Christmas Song” Mel Tormé, Robert Wells 1944
“Sleigh Ride” Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish 1948
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Johnny Marks 1939/1949
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” Meredith Willson 1951
“White Christmas” Irving Berlin 1940
“Carol of the Bells” Peter J. Wilhousky 1936
“Frosty the Snowman” Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins 1950
“Blue Christmas” Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson 1957
“The Little Drummer Boy” Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone 1941
“Silver Bells” Jay Livingston, Ray Evans 1950
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Tommie Connor 1952
“Santa Baby” Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer, and Fred Ebb 1953
“Happy Holiday” Irving Berlin 1948

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is the 24 Dec 1955 Christmas edition of the TV show ‘Your Hit Parade’…

24 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #416

107.3 2SER Tuesday 24 December 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Let’s Dance (theme) + Jingle Bells
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
25 Dec 1935
Open + It Had To Be You + The Fairy On The Christmas Tree
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) The 3 Sisters
BBC Regional Service
London
25 Dec 1936
Set 2
Open + Maple Leaf Rag
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Theme + Blue Christmas
Jan Garber Orchestra (voc) Ray Cordell
Melody Mill
WGN Chicago
1950
Weary Blues + Ad
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Set 3
Jingle Bells (open) + The Morning After
Chico Hamilton Quartet
‘Stars In Jazz’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
New York
25 Dec 1958
Wrap your Troubles In Dreams
Chico Hamilton Quartet (voc) Georgia Carr
‘Stars In Jazz’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
New York
25 Dec 1958
Blee Blop Blues + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
16 Dec 1956
Set 4
Happy Holidays + Here We Come a’Caroling + Silent Night
Bing Crosby and the Norman Luboff Choir (voc) Paul Weston Orchestra
‘Christmas Sing With Bing’
KNX CBS LA
24 Dec 1957
Description of Ballarat’s Carols By Candlelight + Joseph Mine, Help Me Cradle The Child Divine
Ted Furlong (station manager 3BA Ballarat) + The Ballarat YWCA Choir
Christmas Sing With Bing’
KNX CBS LA
via 3BA Ballarat
24 Dec 1957
Champagne Cocktail + Close (When Summer Is Gone)
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Time’
KNX CBS LA
24 Dec 1937
Set 5
Open + March of the Toy Soldiers
Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cinncinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jingle Bells
 Thrasher Sisters
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cinncinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jack-Armstrong Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Embraceable You
 The Pied Pipers (voc) Harry James Orchestra
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS
25 Dec 1945
Set 6
Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Comm Rec
New York
29 Nov 1936
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Café Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Jingle Bells
Dave Brubeck
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
Jan 1954
Jingle Bells (theme) / Half Nelson / White Christmas / Little Willie Leaps
Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
‘Symphony Side Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
25 Dec 1948
Set 7
Open + March of the Toys
Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
19 Dec 1943
My Silent Love
Lena Horne (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1945
Embraceable You
The Pied Pipers (voc) Harry James and the Music Makers
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1945
Yesterdays
Art Tatum (p)
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Set 8
Open + 2 Latin American Christmas Songs
Chiquita
‘Chiquita’
AFRS Hollywood
Dec 1946
O Come All Ye Faithful / Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Frank Sinatra
‘V-Disc Christmas Selections’
New York
1944
Open + Let It Snow + Happy Christmas, Little Friend
Dinah Shore (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘Dinah Shore Show’
WRCA NBC NY
22 Dec 1954

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.

The Syncopated Times – New Album Review by Dave J Doyle


Thank you Dave Doyle for your write-up about the band and the new album ’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley’ in ‘The Syncopated Times‘.

greg poppleton syncopated times

20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1 – “It’s a mix of the very familiar and the lesser-known. “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” is a particular pleasure, featuring the occasional comedy bird whistle and clearly sung with a big smile. In fact, Greg must have been sore from grinning throughout his studio sessions, if his unwaveringly upbeat tone is anything to go by.” Dave J Doyle, The Syncopated Times, Nov 2019.

Grab your copy of the album now from Apple https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

My Blue Heaven – Live Clip


Greg Poppleton and band specialise in Tin Pan Alley jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s.
Website https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.
Apple iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-…

In this clip, filmed in Penrith for a Saturday Jazz Concert, Greg sings the 1927 Walter Donaldson song, My Blue Heaven.

With Greg Poppleton in the band are:
Damon Poppleton – alto sax
Geoff Power – sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar

“FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the 1920s- 1930s with uncanny accuracy”- John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S)

Bix Beidebecke First Hand – Phantom Dancer 15 Oct 2019


BIX

The first live jazz band I saw, many members of which I was later to sing with in my own band, played in front of a banner ‘Bix Lives’. Bix Beidebecke was an American jazz cornetist, pianist and composer.

This week’s 2SER Subscriber Drive Phantom Dancer presented by Greg Poppleton features music by this enourmous figure in jazz history and a 1941 reminiscence about Bix by someone who knew him personally.

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BIX AND PAUL

The Bix musical selections you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer comes from recordings he made as part of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.

The Paul Whiteman Orchestra was the most popular and highest paid dance band of the day. In spite of Whiteman’s appellation “The King of Jazz”, his band was not a jazz ensemble as such, but a popular music outfit that drew from both jazz and classical music repertoires.

Idiotic jazz critics have derided the Whiteman band for not recording solo after solo by Bix. However, colleagues of Bix have testified that, far from feeling bound or stifled by the Whiteman orchestra, Bix often felt a sense of exhilaration. It was like attending a music school, learning and broadening.

Beiderbecke is featured on a number of Whiteman recordings, including two we’ll hear today with Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys as vocalists. These are, ‘You Took Advantage Of Me’ and ‘Changes’.

bix

IMPRO

These two songs are specially written arrangements that emphasize Beiderbecke’s improvisational skills. Bill Challis, an arranger who had also worked in this capacity for Jean Goldkette, was particularly sympathetic in writing scores with Beiderbecke in mind, sometimes arranging entire ensemble passages based on solos that Bix played.

HOTEL ROOM TRASHING 40 YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME

On November 30, 1928, whilst on tour in Cleveland, Beiderbecke suffered ‘a severe nervous crisis’. “He cracked up, that’s all”, trombonist Bill Rank said. “Just went to pieces; broke up a roomful of furniture in the hotel.”

LAST RECORD

On his last recording session, in New York, on September 15, 1930, Beiderbecke played on the original recording of Hoagy Carmichael’s new song, ‘Georgia on My Mind’ with Carmichael doing the vocals, Eddie Lang on guitar, Joe Venuti on violin, Jimmy Dorsey on clarinet and alto saxophone, Jack Teagarden on trombone, and Bud Freeman on tenor saxophone. The song would go on to become a jazz and popular music standard.

Bix

STARDUST

Beiderbecke’s playing had an influence on Carmichael as a composer. One of his compositions, ‘Stardust’, was inspired by Beiderbecke’s improvisations, with a cornet phrase reworked by Carmichael into the song’s central theme.

Bing Crosby, who sang with Whiteman, also cited Beiderbecke as an important influence. “Bix and all the rest would play and exchange ideas on the piano”, he said. “With all the noise [of a New York pub] going on, I don’t know how they heard themselves, but they did. I didn’t contribute anything, but I listened and learned […] I was now being influenced by these musicians, particularly horn men. I could hum and sing all of the jazz choruses from the recordings made by Bix, Phil Napoleon, and the rest.”

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week shows Bix Beidebecke playing with the Whiteman Orchestra in a 1928 newsreel. Beidebecke, a self-taught cornetist, plays with puffed cheeks.

15 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #409

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 October 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
One Night Stand
Open + Three Little Words
Tony Pastor Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Jaentzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
I Don’t Wanna Be Loved By Anyone Else But You + How Deep Is The Ocean?
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Lily Ann Polk
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Sep 1945
Perdido + Close
Randy Brooks Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Sep 1944
Set 2
Orrin Tucker
Because of You
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) Orrin Tucker
Trocadero Ballroon
Elitch’s Gardens
Mutual Denver CO
Jun 1951
Drifting and Dreaming
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) The Bodyguards
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
15 Dec 1939
Goodnight My Love + Drifting and Dreaming (theme)
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) Orrin Tucker
Boulevarde Room
Stevens Hotel
ABC Chicago
1951
Set 3
Eddie Condon
Oh, By Jingo!
Eddie Condon
‘Doctor Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s
WNEW NY
10 Dec 1951
I Found A New Baby
Eddie Condon
‘Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
3 Mar 1945
Bad Habits + Somebody Loves Me + Close
Eddie Condon (voc) Lee Wiley
‘Chesterfield Presents Eddie Condon’
Date and place unknown
Set 4
Bix Beidebecke
Changes
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (Bix solo) (voc) Rhythm Boys
Comm Rec
NYC
23 Nov 1927
Bix Reminiscence
Ralph Burton
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ Blue NY
6 Jan 1941
You Took Advantage of Me
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (Bix solo) (voc) Rhythm Boys
Comm Rec
NYC
24 Apr 1928
Set 5
Swing Radio 1940-1941
Jug Music
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KFI NBC LA
20 Oct 1941
I’m Looking For A Guy Who Plays Alto And Baritone Doubles On A Clarinet And Wears A Size 37 Suit
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra (voc) Rose Ann Stevens
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
30 Mar 1940
Oh So Good
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue
27 Dec 1941
Tuxedo Junction
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue
27 Dec 1941
Set 6
Anita O’Day
Kick It
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
Aircheck
7 Jun 1941
I’ll Do It All Over Again
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor
WOR Mutual NY
15 Aug 1945
Open + Amour
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
Aircheck
1 Oct 1941
Drum Boogie
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
Aircheck
1 Oct 1941
Set 7
1930s Dance Band Radio Transcriptions
I’ll Do Anything For You
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
1937
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddie Howard
Radio Transcription
1938
Snuff Stuff
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
1937
There’s Silver on the Sage Tonight
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddie Howard
Radio Transcription
1939
Set 8
Charlie Parker
Scrapple From The Apple
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
15 Jan 1949
Ad for Face Powder
Symphony Sid
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
19 Feb 1949
Oo-Bop-Sha-Bam
Charlie Parker (voc) Band
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
22 Jan 1949

Dolly Dawn – Inspiration for Ella Fitzgerald – Phantom Dancer 1 October 2019


DOLLY DAWN

When you listen to Ella Fitzgerald you hear Dolly Dawn? Why? Because Dolly Dawn was a big influence on Ella Fitzgerald’s singing style. Dolly Dawn is this week’s Phantom Dancer presented by Greg Poppleton.

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FOCUS

Dolly Dawn was one of the first vocalists to become the sole focus of a band. When Walter Winchell coined the term ‘canary’ for female singers, he was referring to her.

She sang with George Hall and his Orchestra from age 16. Though born Theresa Maria Stabile, (she was a cousin of band leader Dick Stabile) she had already given herself the stage name Billie Starr after winning a singing contest at age 14.


George Hall and Harriet Mencken, a writer on The New York Journal-American, came up with the name, Dolly Dawn, for her.

‘She’s as fresh as the dawn and as dimpled as a doll,’ the newspaperwoman said, according to an article in Radio Guide in 1937. Miss Dawn never stopped hating the name, which she thought made her sound like a stripper.

DAWN PATROL

Nevertheless, her relationship with Hall and his wife was so close that they formally adopted her when she was 19. In a ceremony on 4 July 1941, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, George Hall officially turned the band over to her and became her manager.

NEW YORK – JANUARY 28: Big Band singer Dolly Dawn and orchestra leader George Hall. Dolly models hat fashions. Image dated January 28, 1936. New York, NY. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

The band was renamed ‘Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol’ and on this week’s Phantom Dancer we hear her introduce herself as a band leader on NBC’s ‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’.

The WW2 draft took most of her band, so from 1942 she continued without the band, appearing in engagements across the US. She continued to record into the 1950s.

She developed a cult following that saw her in scattered club appearances in the 1970s and 80s, particularly in response to the release of a double album of her records with George Hall on the RCA Bluebird label in 1976.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is Dolly Dawn singing with George Hall’s Orchestra in the 1938 short, ‘Hall’s Holliday’. Enjoy!

1 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #407

107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 October 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
1939 – 40 Radio Remotes
Theme + Choppin’ Wood
Woody Herman Orchestra
The Famous Door
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jan 1940
Dardenella
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
25 Oct 1939
The Chinese Lullaby + Close
Teddy Powell Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Blair
The Famous Door
WJSV Washington DC via WABC CBS NY
21 Sep 1939
Set 2
This Is Jazz 1947 Radio
Theme + St Louis Blues + Tin Roof Blues
Wild Bill Davison and more (voc) George Brunies
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
10 May 1947
Chocolate Bar
James P Johnson
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1947
Blue Turning Gray Over You + I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Wild Bill Davison and more
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1947
Set 3
Glenn Miller in German 1944
Long Ago and Far Away
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Johnny Desmond
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
30 Oct 1944
Body and Soul
Glenn Miller Orchestra
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
27 Nov 1944
Poinciana
Glenn Miller Orchestra
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
6 Nov 1944
Set 4
Dolly Dawn
The You and Me That Used To Be
George Hall Orchestra (voc) Dolly Dawn
‘Easy to Remember’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Dolly Dawn Speaks
Dolly Dawn
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Aug 1941
Beethoven Wrote But It Swings
Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol
Comm Rec
15 Feb 1939
52nd Street
George Hall Orchestra (voc) Dolly Dawn
‘Easy to Remember’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Set 5
Novelty Songs on 1930s-40s Radio
The Music Goes Round and Round
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Jack Teagarden
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Open The Door Richard
The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Swingin’ On A Star
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Tuskagee Alabama
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Oct 1944
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Ginny Simms
‘Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Set 6
Trad Bands on 1940s Radio
Ollie Outs In Free
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza and Band
Radio Transcription
1942
Tain’t Me
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Collins
Radio Transcription
1944
Cancel the Flowers
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza
Radio Transcription
1941
The Beard
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1944
Set 7
Cocoanut Grove 1931 – 32 Radio Transcriptions
Do The New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1931
Down Among the Sleepy Pines
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Jean Shark and the Three Ambassadors
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1932
Out of Nowhere
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Bing Crosby
‘MJB Coffee Revue’
KFI NBC Orange
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1931
I Know You’re Lying But I Love It
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys and the Four Cheers
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1932
Set 8
Jazz Piano on Radio
Budo
Bud Powell
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
7 Mar 1953
All The Things You Are
Thelonius Monk
Aircheck
1948
Cherokee
Art Tatum
Radio Transcription
late 1940s
I’ll Remember April
Erroll Garner
Peacock Lane
KFI NBC LA
Mar 1957