Stan Kenton with Lee Konitz and Maynard Ferguson – Phantom Dancer 3 September 2019


Listen to Benny Goodman from live 1920s radio and Stan Kenton with Lee Konitz and Maynard Ferguson from live 1950s radio as two of the highlights on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV has been presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, and now online, since 1985.

Hear today’s show online at radio 2ser.com

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 5 of the 1940s Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #402

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 September 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1
Benny Goodman Swings on 1937-38 Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Some of These Days
Benny Goodman Quartet
’Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
7 Oct 1946
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South + Camel Hop
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
20 Oct 1937
Set 2
Women Vocal Groups on 1940s – 50s Radio
Buttons and Bows
Dinah Shore
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
5 Dec 1948
Motherless Child + Theme
Ethel Waters (voc) Fletcher Henderson (piano)
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
16 Jul 1950
Set 3
The Father of Rock’n’Roll Tenor Sax – Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor
Right Now, Right Now (theme) + Road Runner
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
You Mean Everything To Me + I Almost Lost My Mind
Ivory Joe Hunter (voc and piano) Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
Park Waver + Close
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
Set 4
Stan Kenton Concerts In Miniature NBC 1952
Theme + Bill’s Blues
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert In Miniature’
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Blue Moon
Stan Kenton Orchestra with Lee Konitz (as)
’Concert Encores’
NBC
30 Sep 1952
Talk Of The Town + Invention For Guitar and Trumpet
Stan Kenton Orchestra with Maynard Fergusson (tp)
’Concert In Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
NBC
15 Jul 1952
Set 5
Dance Bands on Chicago 1940s Radio
Cherokee
Eddy Howard Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1948
Theme + Baby Don’t Tell Me
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra (voc) Rose Ann Stevens
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
30 Mar 1940
Daddy, Surprise Me
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Nov 1948
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) EH
Aragon Ballroom
Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
Jazz on 1929-1930 Radio
Call Of The Freaks
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York
1 Aug 1930
Am I Blue? + Liza
Dixie Two Steppers
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1929
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Ruth Eating (voc) Ben Selvin Orchestra
’Columbia Tele-Focal Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Tell Me Who + There’s No Place Like Home (theme)
Ray Miller Orchestra (voc) Bob Nolan
’Sunny Meadows Program’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
25 Jan 1929
Set 7
Sax Stars of the 30s and 40s
Theme + Back In Your Own Backyard
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Ft Devon Mass.
Blue Network
15 Oct 1945
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
Lester Young
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Dec 1948
Limehouse Blues
Chu Berry
WNEW Jam Session
New York City
11 Nov 1938
Body and Soul (theme) + Chicago
Coleman Hawkins
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck
1944
Set 8
Jazz on the Tonight Show
Them There Eyes
Billie Holiday
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
My Heart Stood Still
Shorty Rogers Giants
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
After You’ve Gone
Roy Eldridge
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman
Tonight Show
NBC NYC
1958

Dolly Dawn – Inspiration for Ella Fitzgerald – Phantom Dancer 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.

ONLINE

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 27 August 107.3 2SER Sydney live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

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!

3 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #401

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 September 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 7 – 8pm
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

St James Infirmary – Phantom Dancer 20 Aug 2019


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and a special album preview for Tuesday 20 August – and if you missed it on the radio you can now hear it ONLINE at 2SER.COM

Your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

In this week’s mix you’ll hear singer Libby Holman on 1929 radio, Lee Wiley singing on 1930s-40s radio, a set of Erroll Garner, Sauter and Finegan, and Lester Young on 1950s radio and a set of Benny Goodman’s swing band on-air 20 – 27 October 1937 from New York’s Madhattan Room.

The last hour is all vinyl.

And at the end of the show, enjoy a preview of St James Infirmary from my new album 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1. Release date is 11 Oct 2019.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 23 radio stations.

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

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #265

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 August 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Singers of the Big Band Era
Open + When You’re Out In Your Stanley Steamer
Bob Crosby, Margaret Whiting and The Modernaires (voc) Jerry Gray Orchestra
’Club Fifteen’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
2 Apr 1947
San Fernando Valley
Johnny Mercer (voc) Paul Weston Orchestra
’Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
Jun 1944
I Close My Eyes and There You Are + Begin The Beguine (close)
Lena Romay
’Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
Los Angeles
1945
Set 2
Progressive Jazz on 1950s Radio
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Lester Young
’Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
22 Dec 1956
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Love For Sale
Erroll Garner
’All Star Parade of Bands’
WRCA NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Horseplay
Sauter and Finegan
’All Star Parade of Bands’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 Sep 1953
Set 3
Benny Goodman from the Madhattan Room October 20-27 1937
Let’s Dance (theme) + When Buddha Smiles
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
27 Oct 1937
One O’Clock Jump
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
20 Oct 1937
Jam Session + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
23 Oct 1937
Set 4
Early Jazz and Radio
Florida Rhythm
Ross Deluxe Syncopators
Comm Rec
Savannah Ga
27 Aug 1927
Moanin’ Low
Libby Holman
’Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1929
Balling The Jack and Walking The Dog
Red Nichols Orchestra
’Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
25 Aug 1930
Set 5
Lee Wiley Sings on 1930s-40s Radio
Theme + Robins and Roses
Lee Wiley
WABC NY
17 Jun 1936
Sugar
Lee Wiley
’Jam Session with Alistair Cooke’
Hotel St Regis NY
BBC London
5 Nov 1938
Wherever There’s Love
Lee Wiley
’Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
23 Sep 1944
I’ve Got a Crush on You
Lee Wiley
’Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
5 Aug 1944
Set 6
Swing Bands On 1940s Radio
The Beard
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1944
Melancholy Lullaby (theme) + Old Man River
Benny Carter Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
Southgae Ca
KECA ABC LA
1944
Theme + Quiet Riot
Buddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
’Sotlight Bands’
Quonset, Rhode Island
Mutual
25 Jan 1946
Besume Mucho
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel NYC
1944
Set 7
Modern Jazz on 1950s-60s Radio
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Charlie Shavers Quintet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Intro + Walkin’
Miles Davis
’Bandstand USA’
WOR Mutual NY
3 Feb 1959
Set 8
Early Radio Singers
Sharing
Andy Sannella Orchestra (voc) Ralph Kirbery
Hit of the Week Records
New York City
Jun 1932
More Than You Know + Time On My Hands
Russ Colombo
’Hollywood On The Air’
KECA Los Angeles
5 Jun 1933
St Louis Blues
Loyce Whitman
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Zaz-Zuh-Zah
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
Comm Rec
New York City
2 Nov 1933
St James Infirmary
Greg Poppleton
New Album
20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1
Release date 11 Oct 2019

Photos Greg Poppleton Band Show 27 July 2019


One of the Greg Poppleton band’s regular shows is at Penrith RSL.

Greg Poppleton sings in authentic 1920s – 1930s style.

Greg Poppleton booking enquiries tony@ozmanagement.com
Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Enjoy these photos from the July show…

Greg Poppleton hitting the big final note on the 1930s classic, 'The Way You Look Tonight'.
Greg Poppleton hitting the big final note on the 1930s classic, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’.

 

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton conducts the band: Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums.
1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton conducts the band: Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass and Bob Gillespie drums.

 

Harmonising with Dave Clayton on the 1930s Cab Calloway swinger, 'Jumpin Jive'.
Harmonising with Dave Clayton on the 1930s Cab Calloway swinger, ‘Jumpin Jive’.

 

Greg Poppleton singing 'Tea for Two'.
Greg Poppleton singing ‘Tea for Two’.

Greg Poppleton booking enquiries tony@ozmanagement.com
Website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Sammy Kaye Swing and Sway – Phantom Dancer 9 July 2019


SWING AND SWAY

Sammy Kaye, the band leader who went by the memorable tag-line ‘Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye’ is this week’s Greg Poppleton Phantom Dancer feature artist in radio excerpts from 1945 and 1949.

Check out the full Phantom Dancer play list of swing and jazz mixed from live 1920s-60s radio below.

ONLINE

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 9 July 2SER live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

sammy kaye

KAYE

Samuel Zarnocay was a Swing Era band leader and composer whose musical style could at times be described as ambient, through in the 1940s-50s was described as ‘sweet’.

GIMMICK

Kaye had a very personable style on stage and was apt to engage in quick conversations with his audience during radio band remotes.

He had an audience participation gimmick called ‘So You Want to Lead a Band?’ where audience members would be called onto stage in an attempt to conduct the orchestra, with the possibility of winning batons.

Kaye was also known for his use of ‘singing of song titles’, which was emulated by Kay Kyser and Blue Barron.

Band members sometimes sang backing vocals on songs as the ‘Kaydettes’.

sammy kaye TV

TV

Sammy Kaye was one of the few Swing Era band leaders who became a fixture on US TV in the 1950s. His TV shows include:

The Sammy Kaye Show CBS (1951–52)
The Sammy Kaye Show NBC (summer 1953)
So You Want to Lead a Band ABC (1954–55)
Sammy Kaye’s Music From Manhattan ABC (1958–59)

SEND UP

In October 1939, Kaye’s sweet band sound was sent-up by Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra with the song ‘The Wrong Idea (Swing and Sweat with Charlie Barnet)’ written by Barnet and Billy May.

FIRE

Sammy Kaye was among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week we Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye for the original 1937 record. Swing and Sway!

9 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #394

107.3 2SER Tuesday 9 July 2019
After the 2SER
12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
5pm Saturdays
National Program:
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
Swing Bands on 1946 Radio
Open + Tea For Two
Gene Krupa (voc) Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
As Long As I Live
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) BC
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS re-broadcast
1946
Brooklyn Boogie
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc)FM
‘Spotlight Bands’
Camp Shanks NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 2
Corny Cowboys
Sweet Lucy Brown
Frank Coughlan Orchestra
Sydney
Apr 1936
The Girl on the Police Gazette
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
1936
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Frank Coughlan Orchestra (voc) FS
Sydney
25 May 1937
Set 3
1930s Radio Dance Bands
Open + I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Joe Sanders Nighthawks (voc) JS
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
25 Mar 1937
Open + You’re My Everything
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Pete Fylling
Radio Transcription
1932
I Don’t Want To Get Well + Like The Wind You Are Gone + Close
Kay Kyser Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
6 Feb 1937
Set 4
Sammy Kaye
Open + Kiss Me Sweet
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Laurel Lesley and Don Cornell
‘Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Open + Just a Prayer Away
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams and Choir
‘Sunday Serenade’
WJZ Blue NY
15 Apr 1945
My Gal Sal + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc)
‘Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Set 5
February 1945 Radio
Harvard Blues
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Dickie Wells
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
24 Feb 1945
Contrasts (theme) + King Porter Stomp
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Feb 1945
Wake Up!
Andy Kirk Orchestra
Aircheck
Apollo Theatre
Harlem NYC
21 Feb 1945
Save Your Sorrows
Eddie Heywood Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 6
Lee Wiley 1936-38
Robins and Roses
Lee Wiley
WABC CBS NY
17 Jun 1936
Sugar
Lee Wiley
Jam Session
St Regis Hotel
New York City
BBC London
5 Nov 1938
On The Sentimental Side
Lee Wiley
KNX CBS LA
10 Mar 1938
Once In a While
Lee Wiley
KNX CBS LA
10 Mar 1938
Set 7
Radio Transcriptions
The Cradle Song
Les Elgart Orchestra
Radio Transcriptions
1946
Sepulveda
Jimmie Grier Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1946
Dream, Dream, Dream
Les Elgart Orchestra (voc) Terry Parker and the Tune Tellers
Radio Transcription
1946
Coyote Canyon
Jimmie Grier Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1946
Set 8
1950s-60s Jazz
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ NY
20 May 1951
I Want a Little Girl
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Dizzy’s Business
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956

Jean Sablon on 1954 Radio – Phantom Dancer 2 July 2019


CHANSON

This week’s Greg Poppleton Phantom Dancer feature artist is French singer Jean Sablon in radio transcriptions from 1954.

See the full Phantom Dancer play list of swing and jazz mixed from live 1920s-60s radio below.

ONLINE

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 2 July 2SER live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

SABLON

Jean Sablon, known as the French Bing Crosby, came form a musical family.

His father, Charles , was a composer, as was Jean’s brother André. His sister was singer and actress Germaine Sablon. Jacques Sablon was his nephew.

jean sablon

Jean Sablon studied piano at the Lycée Charlemagne in Paris. He left before graduating to enrol at the Paris Conservatoire to study singing.

He began performing in the cabarets of Paris at the age of 17 in 1923. He was accompanied on his first record by the popular pianist/composer Mireille.

He was the first cabaret singer to use a microphone in his stage act. In the 1920s he spent time in Brazil where his recordings remain popular today.

jean sablon allee

Sablon is credited with arranging Reinhardt’s debut in a fashionable cabaret in 1933. He is also recognised for his talents as a lyricist and a composer. Sablon appeared in a number of motion pictures and television films performing as a vocalist or pianist, his last being in 1984 when he sang “April in Paris” in Mistral’s Daughter, the popular American TV miniseries filmed in France.

In 1937, he won the Grand Prix du Disque for the song “Vous qui passez sans me voir”, written for him by Charles Trenet and Johnny Hess, and which we’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

That same year, he went to the United States, where he sang on live radio broadcasts for CBS and made several records in English. He returned to Paris in 1939 but, with the German occupation of France in World War II, he went back to America for the duration.

jean sablon poster

From 1946-1947 the CBS radio network presented The Jean Sablon Show. Sablon was accompanied by an orchestra led by Paul Baron.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is Jean Sablon in 1933 singing Mimi. Phantom Dancer listeners will know this song from the 1933 Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove broadcast version I’ve played in the past. Enjoy!

2 JULY PLAY LIST

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #393

107.3 2SER Tuesday 2 July 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 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Woody Herman
Blue Flame (theme) + Red Top
Woody Herman Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
I’ll Walk Alone
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
18 Oct 1944
Apple Honey
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
17 Jul 1945
Set 2
Mod Sounds
The Squirrel
Miles Davis (tp) Lucky Thompson (sax)  Shelly Manne (d)
‘All Star Jazz Session’
WPIX TV NY
17 Jan 1949
Open + The Dart Game
Shelly Manne
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
21 Apr 1956
Lover + Artistry in Rhythm + Close
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘The Concert in Miniature’
The Million Dollar Ballroom
WTMJ NBC
Milwaukee
10 Jun 1952
Set 3
Benny Goodman Camel Caravan
Let’s Dance (theme) + Scatterbrain
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Nov 1939
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Louise Tobin
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
14 Oct 1939
Roll ‘Em + Goodbye (close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra (piano) Fletcher Henderson
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Nov 1939
Set 4
Jean Sablon
Open + Vous qui passez sans me voir
Jean Sablon (voc) Roger Roger Orchestra
‘Paris Star Time’
French Broadcasting System in North America
Paris
1954
Sur le Pont d’Avignon + Dinner For One, Please James
Jean Sablon (voc) Roger Roger Orchestra
‘Paris Star Time’
French Broadcasting System in North America
Paris
1954
Paris, tu n’as pas changé + Bouillabaisse + Close
Jean Sablon (voc) Roger Roger Orchestra
‘Paris Star Time’
French Broadcasting System in North America
Paris
1954
Set 5
Trad Radio
Salty Dog
The Southern Jazz Group
Aircheck
Adelaide
18 Jun 1949
You’re Some Pretty Doll
Muggsy Spanier
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
22 Mar 1947
Charlie My Boy
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band (voc) Pat O’Connor and Charlie Teagarden
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1950
Squeeze Me
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
11 Apr 1953
Set 6
Garber and Gordon
Star Dust
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
It Seems Like Old Times
Gray Gordon and his Tic Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Lady Be Good
Jan Garber Orchestra (voc) Fritz Heilbron
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
Annabelle
Gray Gordon and his Tic Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Set 7
Sweet Bands on Radio
Miss Otis Regrets
King Sisters
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1947
By Heck
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Forever Pops’
ABC Radio
1948
Funiculi Funicula
Paul Baron Orchestra
‘Mildred Bailey Show’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jan 1945
Tiss Me Or You Dotta Det Out + I’ll Get By + Close
Ray Herbeck and his Rhythm with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Set 8
Bop Big Bands
Tiny’s Blues + Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949
Perdido
Terry Gibbs All-Stars
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ NY
5 Mar 1949
Dizzy’s Business
Dizzy Gillespie
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956

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1. 00:00 Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
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3. They Didn’t Believe Me
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5. 08:21 Egyptian Ella
6. Back In Your Own Backyard
7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
8. Makin’ Whoopee!
9. Nobody’s Sweetheart
10. Honeysuckle Rose
11. The Lady Is A Tramp
12. Yes, We Have No Bananas!

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