19 August Penrith RSL Saturday Jazz Photos


Thank you to all of you who came to Penrith RSL for jazz this Saturday and made the afternoon so much fun.

The jazz audience at Penrith RSL make the whole afternoon a great social occasion, so the band and I always look forward to playing in the city by the Nepean.

In fact, we’ll be back at Penrith RSL for Armistice Day, 11 November, 2 – 5pm.

With me in the band today as I sang the songs of the 1920s and 1930s, we had, by special request, the great honour of being joined by bass brass virtuoso, Cazzbo Johns, formerly of the Australian Opera.

Bob Gillespie, musical director for Lovelace Watkins and drummer for Maynard Fergusson’s English Band was on the kit.

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

Damon Poppleton, aged 14, jammed on alto and tenor saxes. And Flynn Poppleton, age 10, sat in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

As always, I’ve taken some happy snaps for you below. See you at Penrith, 11 November!

Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.
Saturday Jazz with Greg Poppleton, the sign in front of the Penrith RSL building.

 

Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.
Here I am saying cheese as the band plays Cherokee. Greg Poppleton 1920-30s vocals, Bob Gillespie drums, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Damon Poppleton alto sax.

 

Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.
Flynn Poppleton sits in on drums for On The Sunny Side Of The Street as Grahame Conlon (g) and Cazzbo Johns (sousa) watch on.

Please visit the band website: gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg Poppleton Show – Mosman Sunday 13 August


Million YouTuber, Greg Poppleton, is bringing his high-energy vintage jazz and swing show to the North Shore’s newest jazz venue, Mosman Bowling Club, 2 – 4:30pm, Sunday 13 August.

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Greg is totally untouched by contemporary music. His voice is true-to-the-era.

“Greg Poppleton captures the essence of the era with uncanny accuracy.”
- Kevin Jones, jazz critic Fine Music 102.5

Greg’s voice is operatically trained. He sells a song. He’ll make you laugh. Even those who don’t like jazz like Greg Poppleton.

“That’s because we play real jazz. We improvise, we have fun, we’re acoustic, we’re alive, we’re always in the moment,” says Greg.

“Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.” 
- Lance Belville, Writer / Theatre Director, San Francisco.

Since 2002, Greg Poppleton has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era.

In Greg’s swinging trio: Grahame Conlon (guitar/banjo) Dave Clayton (double bass) and Adam Barnard (snare, bells, washboard).

On the song list: The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, Singing in the Bathtub, Falling in Love Again, My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes and Road to Gundagai.

Tickets: $20 at door. Kids 16 and under FREE.

Bookings Mosman Bowling Club 02 9969 5198
Please visit the band website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

18 July Phantom Dancer – Ep3 Radar Men From the Moon


STOP PRESS! Your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 18 July.

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.

Today’s show has been broadcast. But you can now hear it over and over again online at radio 2ser.com

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix listen to a set of strange radio from 1947 – 1960s including real singing canaries and a puffing tuba version of the Sound of Music. There’s also a set of women jazz singers from 1950s radio and TV including Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Roche and Ella Fitzgerald.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Episode 3 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 #270

107.3 2SER Tuesday 18 July 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

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

30 June Gin Mill Social Photos


The Greg Poppleton 1920s trio:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s vocals
Geoff Power – sousaphone doubling trumpet
Paul Baker – banjo
opened the first Gin Mill Social in its new location Cellos, Level 4, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Sydney.

The first night was fantastic. In fact, the next show, Saturday 29 July is already sold out!

I’m sure there’ll be more shows in August and September. Check the Greg Poppleton gig guide for dates

As always, some action snaps from the 30 June Gin Mill Social.

BUT FIRST…

Your next chance to see Greg Poppleton and band is at
SWING NIGHT with GREG POPPLETON
Django Bar, Marrickville Rd and Railway Parade, Marrickville

Step up for a night of Swing Music and Dance. Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, his swing trio, and the ‘All About Swing’ swing dancers. We will transport you to a 1920s-30s dance hall.

TICKETS
$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show.
Book now https://www.stickytickets.com.au/54798
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Book now https://www.stickytickets.com.au/54798

30 June Gin Mill Photos:

Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s Trio. Greg Poppleton vocals, Geoff Power sousaphone doubling trumpet, Paul Baker banjo.
Missy the fandancer with Finhead
Missy the fandancer with Finhead
Finhead juggles knives while balancing an axe
Finhead juggles knives while balancing an axe
Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton's band. The sousaphone weighs 21 kg
Geoff Power in Greg Poppleton’s band. The sousaphone weighs 21 kg
Gin Mill Social MC Sheba.
Gin Mill Social MC Sheba.
A kiss in the evening
A kiss in the evening
The four course menu inspired by Gatsby era hotel cuisine
The four course menu inspired by Gatsby era hotel cuisine
Missy strikes a pose
Missy strikes a pose
It's a raid. Well it is Prohibition.
It’s a raid. Well it is Prohibition.
Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s - 1930s singer. Operatically trained, I don't need a microphone to be heard in a large room.
Greg Poppleton authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. Operatically trained, I don’t need a microphone to be heard in a large room.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, serenading a table of flappers.
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s singer, serenading a table of flappers.
Greg Poppleton with his megaphone croons 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'.
Greg Poppleton with his megaphone croons ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’.

Book Greg Poppleton for your event

11 July Phantom Dancer – 7 Year Old Sugar Chile Robinson Boogie Prodigy


Huzzah! Your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 11 July.

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.

Today’s show can now be heard ONLINE on the website of Radio 2SER

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix listen to a set of Woody Herman from 1944-45 radio, swing from live 1930s radio and progressive jazz including a radio broadcast by the Miles Davis Nonet in 1948.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a child piano prodigy who has is also on today’s Phantom Dancer broadcasting with Lionel Hampton, Sugar Chile Robinson! 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 #269

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 July 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
That Ace Drummer Man Gene Krupa on 1945-46 Radio
Whispering
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
MBS
1946
Bugle Call Rag
Gene Krupa Orchestra
Pacific Square
San Diego
MBS
2 Mar 1945
Yes, Yes, Honey
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Carolyn Gray
’One Night Stand’
The Click, Phildelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Jan 1945
Set 2
Rock’n’Roll Live on 1950s Radio
Theme + I Was Born To Rock
Smilin’ Smokey Lynn
’Midnite Matinee’
Olympic Auditorium
KFVD Los Angeles
28 Sep 1951
Tender Trap
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
’Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
12 May 1956
Baby Please Don’t Go
’Sepia Swing Club’
WDIA Memphis
14 Dec 1951
Set 3
Progressive Jazz on 1948-62 Radio and TV
Theme + Move
Miles Davis Nonet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA New York
4 Sep 1948
Strike Up the Band
Pete Brown
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Oleo + Theme
Phineas Newborn Jr
’Jazz Scene USA’
TV Series
Los Angeles
15 Oct 1962
Set 4
Woody Herman on Live 1944-45 Radio
Flying Home
Woody Herman Orchestra
’Old Gold Show’ Rehearsal
WABC CBS NY
2 Aug 1944
Goosey Gander
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Jul 1945
Apple Honey + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Aug 1945
Set 5
Raymond Scott Orchestra 1940
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Creepy Weepy
Raymond Scott Orchestra
’Music Depreciation’
KHJ Mutual-Don Lees LA
1940
Blueberry Hill
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Nan Wynn
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Caterpillar Creep
Raymond Scott Orchestra
’Music Depreciation’
KHJ Mutual-Don Lees LA
1940
Set 6
1930s Swing Bands on Radio
I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1938
The Chant
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Aircheck
28 May 1939
Satan Takes a Holiday
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
KNX CBS LA
17 Aug 1937
Bugle Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NYC
30 June 1937
Set 7
Tommy Dorsey on 1945 Radip
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Instrumental
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Sep 1945
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Sentimentalists
Aircheck
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
3 Feb 1945
Song of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Aircheck
Ocean Park Ca
19 Aug 1945
The Minor Goes Muggin’
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Aircheck
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
3 Feb 1945
Set 8
Pianists on 1940s-50s Radio
Caldonia Boogie
Sugar Chile Robinson with Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1946
Theme + I’m In a Dancing Mood
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS
New York City
Mar 1957
When Your Lover Has Gone
Erroll Garner
‘Storyville’
WHDH Boston
Dec 1953