Glenn Miller in German 1944 – Phantom Dancer 17 September 2019


This  week’s Phantom Dancer radio show with Greg Poppleton features a set of women jazz singers from 1950s radio and TV including Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Roche and Ella Fitzgerald. And the featured artist is the Glenn Miller Orchestra in German.

In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69 top ten hits—more than Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top 10s)

Miller received the first gold record for 1.2 million sales of Chattanoga Choo Choo in 1942.

Glenn Miller gold record 1942
Glenn Miller gold record 1942

The Phantom Dancer is 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.

This week’s show can be heard over and over again online at radio 2ser.com

The last hour is all vinyl.

GERMAN GLENN MILLER

This description of the Glenn Miller German broadcasts is from An Overview, from Glenn Miller Declassified” by Dennis M. Spragg © 2017, Potomac Books, University of Nebraska Press:

“A new venture in psychological warfare was the appearance of leading American entertainers and bands on Music for the Wehrmacht (Musik für die Wehrmacht), (over ABSIE, the American Broadcasting Station in Europe, based in London) for which William Klein wrote German-American continuity.

DER BINGLE

During September 1944 Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore recorded programs and standby (reserve) recordings during their tours of England and the Continent. The American Band of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (ABAEF) pianist Pvt. Jack Rusin accompanied Crosby, who was nicknamed “Der Bingle” by German troops listening to Music for the Wehrmacht. Irene Manning and Morton Downey followed them. Others appearing in the series during the latter third of 1944 were Marlene Dietrich, M1C Sam Donahue and the U. S. Navy Dance Band of the Allied Liberation Forces and even Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters 1940
Glenn Miller and the Andrew Sisters 1940

NEW ZEALAND

Musical projection of America was furthered notably by the appearance on Music for the Wehrmacht of musical programs with Maj. Glenn Miller and the ABAEF in a series of weekly broadcasts with German continuity. This series instantly became a highlight of the ABSIE schedule and received significantly favorable comment. Interesting evidence of the global audience for Music For The Wehrmacht was received when a listener from New Zealand reported in detail about one of the Glenn Miller broadcasts.

Glenn Miller and Irene manning
Glenn Miller and Irene Manning

DEATH THREATS

A female announcer identified as Ilse Weinberger hosted many of the Music for the Wehrmacht programs. In OWI photographs, Gloria Wagner is the announcer seen with Glenn Miller and others recording programs in this series. In addition to full-time announcer Wagner (who hosted other
programs) the ABSIE German Desk had two other staff members handle female announcing duties using the “Ilse” pseudonym. Among ABSIE’s well-known German voices was Gottfried “Golo” Mann, son of Thomas Mann and the reporter mentioned in these scripts. All of the ABSIE staff were American citizens and included SHAEF military and OWI civilian personnel. Wagner, Mann, ABSIE contributor Marlene Dietrich and other ABSIE on-air personnel were subject to enemy death threats.

WEHRMACHT MUSIK

Six complete episodes of Music for the Wehrmacht were recorded and broadcast by the ABAEF. Program 7 was scheduled for broadcast December 20, 1944 but only the start of the episode was recorded. Any additionally planned programs or repeats were cancelled following the announcement of Miller’s disappearance December 24, 1944.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Episode 3 of the 1940s Republic Serial, Radar Men From the Moon:
Enjoy!

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Thank you.

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream
Community Radio Network Show CRN #404

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 September 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
and Saturdays  5 – 5:56pm + 23 stations across Australia

Set 1
Big Bands on Air From The Palladium Ballroom 1949-61
Let’s Dance
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
Walkin’
Harry James Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Nov 1959
It Took Ten Days Blues
Jerry Gary and His Band of Today
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Jan 1961
Set 2
Strange and Wonderful 1938 – 1960 Radio Transcriptions
Theme + The Sound of Music
Felicia Saunders with Harry Sosnik and the Savings Bonds Orchestra
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
3 Apr 1960
Theme + In A Little Spanish Town
The Master Radio Canaries
’Hartz Mountain Pet Food Canaries’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1949
I’m Wild About Horns on Automobiles
Hoosier Hot Shots
’Alka-Seltzer Radio Spot’
NBC Transcriptions, Chicago
1938
Set 3
1920s-30s Women Pop Singers
He’s So Unusual
Helen Kane
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jun 1929
I Can’t Write The Words
Mildred Hunt (voc) Philco Orchestra
’Philco Hour’
WABC CBS NY
1931
After You’ve Gone + Got A Bran’ New Suit
Kay Thompson (voc) Dodge Orchestra
’Dodge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Set 4
Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye on 1940s Radio
Theme + Kiss Me Sweet, Kiss Me Simple
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Laura Leslie and Don Cornell
’Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Swanee River
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
So In Love + My Gal Sal + Theme
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Tony Alamo
’Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Set 5
Women Jazz Singers 1950s Radio & TV
Intro + Fine & Mellow
Billie Holliday
’The Sound of Jazz’
WCBS CBS TV NY
8 Dec 1957
My Gentleman Friend
Sarah Vaughan
’Concert Recording’
Apollo Theatre NY
17 Aug 1950
All Of Me
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Betty Roche
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Ridin’ High
Ella Fitzgerald (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Texaco Swing Into Spring’
WRCA TV NBC NY
9 Apr 1958
Set 6
Cab Calloway on Live 1940s Radio From Cafe Zanzibar NYC
Do I Care? No, No
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Mar 1940
Minnie The Moocher (theme) + The Very Thought Of You
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Sep 1944
The More I See You
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Jul 1945
Lammar’s Boogie + Coastin’ With JC
Cab Calloway Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 July 1946
Set 7
Early Radio Jazz and Dance
Blue Melody Blues
Tiny Parham and his Musicians
Comm Rec
Chicago
1 Feb 1929
Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman and Dave Marshall
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
1931
Happy Feet
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys, Brox Sisters
’King of Jazz’
Film Soundtrack
1929
Is It Spain + A Most Remarkable Girl
The Dixie Two-Steppers (voc) The Dixie Tenor
’Sunny Meadows Program’
Radio Transcription
1929
Set 8
Glenn Miller Broadcasting to Germany 1944
Intro + Here We Go Again
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944
Now I Know
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra (voc) Johnny Desmond
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Begin the Beguine
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra (voc) Irene Manning
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944
Great Day + Close
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944

Sy Oliver – King Swing Arranger – Phantom Dancer 10 September 2019


SWING ARRANGER

This week’s Greg Poppleton Phantom Dancer features a set of 1940s swing bands from the Spotlight Bands series, a set of 1940s Nat King Cole and a set of the Dorsey Brothers on air, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey with a feature by their uptempo arranger, the influential musician and composer, Sy Oliver.

ONLINE

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Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm and Saturday 5 – 5:55pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

The last hour is all vinyl.

Sy Oliver

OLIVER

Sy Oliver was a byword for swing in the 1940s. His musicianship skyrocketed the careers of big band leaders Jimmie Lunceford and Tommy Dorsey, both of whom you hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer. From wiki,

“Sy Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a multi-instrumentalist who made a name for himself demonstrating saxophones at a time that instrument was little used outside of marching bands.

Oliver left home at 17 to play with Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels and later with Alphonse Trent. He sang and played trumpet with these bands, becoming known for his “growling” horn playing. He also began arranging with them.

He continued singing for the next 17 years, making many recordings when he was with Jimmie Lunceford and with his own band. With Lunceford, from 1934 to 1937, he recorded more than two dozen vocals. From 1949 to 1951, he recorded more than a dozen with his own band. With Tommy Dorsey, he only recorded two vocals, both in 1941 with Jo Stafford, on his own compositions “Yes Indeed” and “Swingin’ on Nothin'”.

Oliver arranged and conducted many songs for Ella Fitzgerald from her Decca years. As a composer, one of his most famous songs was “T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)”, which he co-wrote with Trummy Young.

 

Sy Oliver

LUNCEFORD

In 1933, Oliver joined Jimmie Lunceford’s band as a trumpet player, arranger and songwriter. He contributed many hit arrangements for the band, including “My Blue Heaven” and “Ain’t She Sweet”, as well as his original composition “For Dancers Only” which in time became the band’s theme song. He was co-arranger with pianist Ed Wilson; Oliver primarily taking the up-tempo numbers, Wilcox the ballads. Oliver’s arrangements “were a dashing parade of innovation that rivaled Ellington’s for consistency and originality.”

DORSEY

In 1939, when band leader Tommy Dorsey decided he wanted a swing band, his first step was to hire Oliver as an arranger away from Lunceford for $5,000 more a year. Oliver then became one of the first African Americans with a prominent role in a white band when he joined Tommy Dorsey. (Fletcher Henderson, another African American composer/arranger, had joined the Benny Goodman orchestra as the arranger some years earlier.) He led the transition of the Dorsey band from Dixieland to modern big band. His joining was instrumental in Dorsey luring several major jazz players, including Buddy Rich to his band.

With Dorsey, Oliver continued sharing arranging duties with another arranger, Axel Stordahl, Oliver doing up tempo tunes, Stordahl ballads. As James Kaplan puts it, “Tommy Dorsey’s band got a rocket boost in 1939 when Dorsey stole Lunceford’s great arranger Sy Oliver.”

His arrangement of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” was a big hit for Dorsey in 1946, as were his compositions “Yes, Indeed!” (a gospel-jazz tune that was later recorded by Ray Charles), “Opus One” (originally titled as “Opus No. 1”, but changed to suit the lyric that was added later), “The Minor Is Muggin'”, and “Well, Git It”.

Here’s a 1947 Downbeat review of the Sy Oliver band that you’ll hear from a live 1946 broadcast on this week’s Phantom Dancer…

 

Sy Oliver

APRES DORSEY

Oliver left Dorsey after seven years, in 1946, and began working as a freelance arranger and as music director for Decca Records.

One of his more successful efforts as an arranger was the Frank Sinatra album I Remember Tommy, a combined tribute to their former boss.

June 26, 1950, Sy Oliver and his Orchestra recorded the first American version of C’est si bon (Henri Betti, André Hornez, Jerry Seelen) and La Vie en rose (Louiguy, Édith Piaf, Mack David) for Louis Armstrong.

In 1974 he began a nightly gig with a small band at the Rainbow Room in New York. He continued that gig until 1984, with occasion time off to make festival or other dates, including at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. He retired in 1984.

Oliver died in New York City at the age of 77.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is a 1936 Vitaphone short of Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra with trumpet and arrangements by Sy Oliver
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 #403

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

Set 1
Swing on the 1940s Spotlight Bands Radio Series
Blue Skies + You’re Too Beautiful
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy DeVito
’Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Aug 1946
Futurama
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Dark Eyes + Temptation (theme)
Jimmy Joy Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Harlingen Tx
Blue Network
6 Jan 1945
Set 2
Nat King Cole Trio Time on 1947 – 59 Radio
Straighten Up And Fly Right (theme) + Sunday + Ad
Nat King Cole Trio (voc) NKC
’King Cole Trio Time’
KFI NBC LA
6 Mar 1948
Little Joe From Chicago + Boogie A La King
Nat King Cole Trio
’King Cole Trio Time’
Radio Transcription
1959
Tired
Pearl Bailey (voc) Nat King Cole Trio
’King Cole Trio Time’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Mar 1947
Set 3
Those ‘Fabulous Dorseys’ on 1950s Radio and TV
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Sentimental Baby
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Lynn Roberts
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Claridge Hotel
WMC NBC Memphis
1953
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Smiles
Sy Oliver Orchestra
’Endorsed By Dorsey’
WOR Mutual NY
3 Mar 1946
When The Saints Go Marching In + I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme)
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Johnny Ray
’Stage Show’
CBS TV NY
1 Jan 1955
Set 4
Modern 1950s Sounds: RnB, Bop and Cool
Open + King Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
’Sepia Swing Club’
WDIA Memphis
14 Dec 1951
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
I’ve Got Rhythm
The Flexible Five
’California Melodies’
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
1950
Set 5
Broadcasting From The Savoy
Round Midnight (theme) + 711
Cootie Williams Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Body and Soul (theme) + Chant of the Groove
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom NYC
1940
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Billie Holiday
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom NYC
30 Jun 1937
Floogie Boo + St Louis Blues
Cootie Williams Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Set 6
Swing Bands on 1930s – 1940s Radio
Chatterbox
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Apr 1938
Are You Kidding?
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Band
’Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Benny’s Bugle
Lee and Lester Young Orchestra
Club Capri
KHJ Mutual LA
2 Dec 1941
The Blizzard
Louis Prima Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field NY
Mutual Network
15 Jan 1945
Set 7
Pop Songs on 1930s Radio
The You And Me That Used To Be
George Hall Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
When Summer Is Gone (theme) + You’ve Got Me Crying Again
Hal Kemp Orchestra
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Chlo-e
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
KNX CBS LA
17 Aug 1937
The Little Man Who Wasn’t There
Johnny Messner Orchestra
’Radio Transcription’
New York City
1939
Set 8
Modern Improvised Jazz on 1950s Radio
The Cinch + I Don’t Want To Be Kissed
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
8 Nov 1958
The 7-11 Jump
Erroll Garner Trio
Basin Street
WCBS CBS New York City
May 1956
All The Things You Are
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS New York City
Feb 1956

Julius Sumner Miller and Toys – Phantom Dancer 27 August 2019


Another classic Phantom Dancer, this week, from 2015.

I can’t make it to the studio because I walk so much I have bursitis in one knee. I’m hoping that I can hobble to the studio with the long promised Dolly Dawn feature by next week. 

In the meantime, enjoy this PD from 2015.

See the play list and Video of the Week of your weekly non-stop 2 hour swing jazz mix, below.

Hear the show online at 2ser.com

And there’s more than a year of non-stop swing jazz mixes from live 1920s-60s radio and TV archived at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/  for you, too.

Cole Porter, Fats Waller, and Jan Savitt’s Orchestra at the opening of a radio station in 1937 feature on this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton

As this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates ‘The Physics of Toys’ Part 2. This is program 29 in the series, ‘Dramatic Demonstrations In Physics’. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #400

2SER Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1
Open + Panamania
Leith Stevens Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
T’ain’t What You Do It’s The Way How You Do It
Freddy Monroe (Frankie Masters) Orchestra
‘Streamlined Interview’
WJSV CBS Washington
21 Sep 1939
Ad + Flight of a Hay Bag
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
Set 2
There’s a Small Hotel
Teddy Stauffer and his Original Teddies (voc) Billy Toffel
Comm Rec
Berlin
30 Sep 1936
Ad + You’re The Top + Ad
Cole Porter
‘Fleischman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Dec 1934
Open + Hold Me + Idolising + Cuban Love Song
Larry Taylor (voc) with Orchestra
‘Melody Lane’
Radio Transcription
1936
Set 3
Cirribirribin (Open) + Noodlin’
Harry James Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRTS Re-broadcast
27 Nov 1959
Instrumental
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NY
12 Aug 1950
Prelude to a Kiss + Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington Orchestrs
Basin Street
CBS NY
KNX Los Angeles Aircheck
16 Apr 1956
Set 4
No. 10 Ritchie Drive
Gene Krupa Trio
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jan 1945
Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho
Paul Laval’s Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
28 Jul 1941
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Wild Bill Davison
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
24 May 1947
Set 5
Tenderly
Gene Krupa Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
13 Mar 1959
Open + Walkin’
Miles Davis All-Stars
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual New York
3 Jan 1959
Set 6
Nola
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
18 Oct 1935
It Had to Be You
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
25 Nov 1938
Open + Boogie Woogie Maxixe
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
25 Mar 1940
Rigmarole + Close
Jan Savitt Orchestra
KYW Studio Launch
Philadelphia
14 Sep 1937
Set 7
You Go To My Head
Billie Holliday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Late 1953
Open + Bensonality
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jun 1952
Every Tub
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Cherokee
Art Tatum (piano) Murray MacEachern Orchestra
Aircheck
Los Angeles
1952
Set 8
Sheik of Araby
Benny Goodman Sextet
Aircheck
Los Angeles
12 Aug 1940
Rachel’s Dream
Benny Goodman
Esquire Jazz Concert
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue Network
18 Jan 1944
Stop Beatin’ ‘Round The Mulberry Bush
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
16 Jul 1938
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
WABC CBS NY
Savoy Ballroom, Harlem
1940

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

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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

Cole Porter Sings ‘You’re The Top’ in 1934 – Phantom Dancer 16 July 2019


This week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton feature artist is – The Phantom Dancer and Cole Porter.

Presented by my good self, Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer is live every Tuesday on 107.3 2SER from 12:04 (+ 10 GMT).

It’s repeated Saturdays 5-6pm.

The Phantom Dancer is also streamed online at http://www.2ser.com. where you’ll also find an archive of past shows for you to enjoy at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

And it’s heard on radios stations across Australia.

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PHANTOM DANCER STORY

Greg Poppleton began The Phantom Dancer on 2SER back in the days when jazz and swing were dirty words, in July 1985. It was a fifteen minute segment within a program called Cityscope.

In December 1985 it got its own one hour time slot.

It’s continued on 2SER every week since then.

In 2013 it adopted the current non-stop mix format.

In that year it began being sent to radio stations across Australia over CRN (Community Radio Network).

FIRSTS

8 May 1995 First 2SER all-digital broadcast
2002 First 2SER online play list
2013 First non-stop swing jazz radio mix show

AWARDS

1991 BASF Hi-Fi Radio Award
2007 Best Music Program, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
2013 Best Music Presenter, 2SER Awards
2015 Best Music Program, ArtSound FM Canberra
2016 Finalist, Best Music Program, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

COLE PORTER

Hear the famous composer singing his own famous composition ‘You’re The Top’ on live 1934 radio on this week’s 2 hour radio mix,

You’ll also hear swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio by Billie Holliday, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Benny Goodman with Charlie Christian and more in a program that was heard in 2015.

See the play list below…

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates ‘The Physics of Toys’ Part 2. This is program 29 in the series, ‘Dramatic Demonstrations In Physics’. Enjoy!

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

2SER Tuesday 16 July 2019
12:04pm – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1
Open + Panamania
Leith Stevens Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
T’ain’t What You Do It’s The Way How You Do It
Freddy Monroe (Frankie Masters) Orchestra
‘Streamlined Interview’
WJSV CBS Washington
21 Sep 1939
Ad + Flight of a Hay Bag
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
Set 2
There’s a Small Hotel
Teddy Stauffer and his Original Teddies (voc) Billy Toffel
Comm Rec
Berlin
30 Sep 1936
Ad + You’re The Top + Ad
Cole Porter
‘Fleischman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Dec 1934
Open + Hold Me + Idolising + Cuban Love Song
Larry Taylor (voc) with Orchestra
‘Melody Lane’
Radio Transcription
1936
Set 3
Cirribirribin (Open) + Noodlin’
Harry James Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRTS Re-broadcast
27 Nov 1959
Instrumental
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NY
12 Aug 1950
Prelude to a Kiss + Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington Orchestrs
Basin Street
CBS NY
KNX Los Angeles Aircheck
16 Apr 1956
Set 4
No. 10 Ritchie Drive
Gene Krupa Trio
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jan 1945
Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho
Paul Laval’s Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
28 Jul 1941
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Wild Bill Davison
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
24 May 1947
Set 5
Tenderly
Gene Krupa Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
13 Mar 1959
Open + Walkin’
Miles Davis All-Stars
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual New York
3 Jan 1959
Set 6
Nola
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
18 Oct 1935
It Had to Be You
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
25 Nov 1938
Open + Boogie Woogie Maxixe
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
25 Mar 1940
Rigmarole + Close
Jan Savitt Orchestra
KYW Studio Launch
Philadelphia
14 Sep 1937
Set 7
You Go To My Head
Billie Holliday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Late 1953
Open + Bensonality
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jun 1952/div>
Every Tub
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Cherokee
Art Tatum ℗ Murray MacEachern Orchestra
Aircheck
Los Angeles
1952
Set 8
Sheik of Araby
Benny Goodman Sextet
Aircheck
Los Angeles
12 Aug 1940
Rachel’s Dream
Benny Goodman
Esquire Jazz Concert
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue Network
18 Jan 1944
Stop Beatin’ ‘Round The Mulberry Bush
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
16 Jul 1938
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
WABC CBS NY
Savoy Ballroom, Harlem
1940

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

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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