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Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

28 February Phantom Dancer – 1952 Liberace TV Show with Ads


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: airchecks by Red Nichols from 1929 radio, the early Benny Goodman swing band on 1934-37 radio and star women singers on 1940s-50s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a complete Liberace show from 1952 with jazz band and complete with commercials

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 #253

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Women Singing Stars on 1943 – 1953 Radio
Theme + It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Down By The Riverside
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (voc and g) Lucky Millinder Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
2 Aug 1943
Corner To Corner
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
16 Apr 1953
Set 2
1930s Dance Bands on the Radio
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH
Aircheck
Hollywood
28 Feb 1937
Swamp Fire
Frankie Masters Orchestra
‘Rhythm and Romance’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Ad + The Broken Record
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc and piano) Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Set 3
Jazz Piano Virtuosi on 1930s – 50s Radio
Humouresque
Art Tatum
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
Radio City
WJZ NBC Blue NY
28 Jul 1941
Theme + Oh Baby!
Ralph Sutton Quartet
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
24 Jul 1954
The Joy Jump + One O’Clock Jump + Deep Forest (theme)
Earl Hines and the Esquire All-Stars (voc) Earl Hines and Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
30 Jan 1954
Set 4
Big Bands on 1947-53 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Woodchoppers Ball
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wi
12 Jul 1950
September Song
Harry James Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Jan 1953
Early Autumn
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Fran Warren
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 5
The New Wave on 1940s-50s Radio
What’s New
Howard McGee Group
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Sep 1951
Imagination
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Confirmation
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
19 Feb 1949
Set 6
Early Benny Goodman Swing Band on Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + You’re The Object Of My Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
I Hate To Talk About Myself
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
Palomar Ballroom
KFI Red NBC Los Angeles
22 Aug 1935
Mama That Moon’s Here Again
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Jul 1937
Life Goes To A Party
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
22 Dec 1937
Set 7
1920s Radio – Brunswick Brevities
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
They Didn’t Believe Me
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Harvey
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang (voc and piano) Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
That’s A’Plenty + Say It With Music (theme)
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Set 8
Kansas City Jazz On Radio
Moten Swing
Jay McShann Orchestra (incl Charlie Parker)
Radio Transcription
KFBI Witchita Ka.
2 Dec 1940
Oh Lady Be Good
Count Basie Orchestra (with violin!)
Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Pittsburg Pa
8 Feb 1937
You Say Forward, I’ll March
Jay McShann Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
Dec 1943
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avodon Balroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1946

20 January Gin Mill Social Photos. Next Gin Mill Friday 17 February.


2017 is Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcaster‘s fourth year at Sydney’s premier monthly 1920s party, The Gin Mill Social.

And as always we opened the show as guests arrived and dined with authentic hotcha 1920s, Charleston and New Orleans Jazz till 8pm.

Here are some photos of all the fun at the 20th January Gin Mill Social.

Don’t miss out…
THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

The Gin Mill Social is held in the beautiful, art deco Slide Cabaret, 41 Oxford St, Surry Hills (between Pelican St and Brisbane St)
Feast, dance and play at the ultimate 1920’s dinner party.
A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment…. Don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

These photos from the 20 January Gin Mill Social will show you all the fun and atmosphere of The Gin Mill Social

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

Your authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, leading The Bakelite Broadcasters

 

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

Geoff Power from the Bakelite Broadcasters on the hot cornet.

 

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol'88

Bradley Newman, Bakelite Broadcasters maestro of the ol’88

 

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

The effervescent Ms Lou P. Lou, your genial Gin Mill Social MC

 

Dancing The Charleston

Dancing The Charleston

 

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

Tap-dancing. How 1920s is that!!!

 

Finhead the fire eater

Finhead the fire eater

 

The Lady with the Fan

The Lady with the Fan

 

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing 'Makin Whoopee'

1920s singer, Greg Poppleton, playing coy behind the microphone singing ‘Makin Whoopee’

 

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

Enjoying the Gin Mill Social show

 

Finhead the scimitar juggler

Finhead the scimitar juggler

 

Macaroons!

Macaroons!

 

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

Geoff Power in the Bakelite Broadcasters on the mighty sousaphone!!

 

1920s cocktails

1920s cocktails

 

THE NEXT GIN MILL SOCIAL is FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY – 6:45-11pm

Hurry. There are still some TICKETS

And please visit the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters website

14 February Phantom Dancer – Movietone 1969 Valentine’s Day Pop Awards


It’s Valentine’s Day on The Phantom Dancer.

And on your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985, the love poureth over.

Suppose you missed today’s Phantom Dancer. How would you catch up? It’s now online here at 2SER

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

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: moody swing from 1944-45 radio, 15 minutes with Alvino Rey and The Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra and a set of swing Jimmy Lunceford and his 1940s big band.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a Valentine’s Day massacre, the 1969 Valentine’s Day pop awards

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 #251

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Moody Swing on 1944 – 45 Radio
Juice Head Baby
Cootie Williams Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
7 July 1945
It Could Happen To You
Lenny Conn Orchestra (voc) Ellen Connor
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Brazil
Horace Heidt Orchestra
‘Trianon Ballroom’
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
KECA ABC Los Angeles
23 Jun 1945
Set 2
1920s Radio
Blue Idol
The Anglo-Persians
Comm Rec
New York City
4 May 1928
I May Be Wrong
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (voc)Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
27 Aug 1929
That Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia + Happy Days Are Here Again (theme)
George Olsen’s Music (voc) Hotcha Gardner
‘The Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1932
Set 3
At Ease With Alvino Rey
Open + Nice Work If You Can Get It + I Love You + Avalon + I Surrender Dear + Who’s Sorry Now + Stardust + Old Man River + Bidin’ My Time + Maybe It’s Because + Ther I’ve Said IT Again + Honey
Alvino Rey with the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra (voc) King Sisters
‘At Ease’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Set 4
Modern Chords on 1940s-50s Radio
My Serenade
Rytmin Swing Yhtye
Comm Rec
Helsinki, Finland
1947
How High The Moon
International All-Stars
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1947
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
Set 5
Sweet Bands from 1930s-40s Radio
All You Want To Do Is Dance + It’s The Natural Thing To Do + Double Or Nothing + The Moon Got In My Eyes
Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony
Comm Rec
London
1939
Isn’t It A Lovely Day
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1935
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck and his Music With Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WLS Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddie Howard Orchestra (voc) Eddie Howard
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
Jimmie Lunceford
Annie Laurie
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Aircheck
1941
Intro + LIttle John
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casa Manana
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
Mollie Malone
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Maxine Sullican
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Basin Street Blues
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 May 1945
Set 7
Swinging 1943-45 Radio
The Great Lie
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Jul 1945
Gin Mill Special
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Trouble Trouble
Benny Carter Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Ain’t It The Truth
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Swingtime’
AFRS Hollywood
Nov 1945
Set 8
Post-Bop On 1950s Radio
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Lullaby Of Broadway + Lester Leaps In
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956

Foundry 616 Photos – Greg Poppleton 1920s – 1930s Show


Jazz club Foundry 616 witnessed the most high-energy show of its lifetime when Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters brought their songs of the 1920s and 1930s to the Foundry stage.

One visiting Londoner told us the night reminded of her of many nights she had spent at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. High energy and intimate were the words she used to describe the show.

Many Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters regulars and plenty of new friends were in the audience making the night one of the club’s busiest Thursday nights on record.

The band’s stock of Back In Your Own Backyard albums (available at Bandcamp) sold out.

Thank you to Jennifer Power, sound man Jonathan, and drummer Adam Barnard for the photos below. I also took a few. Enjoy…

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax.

The Bakelite Broadcasters just about to go on stage at Foundry 616. L-r Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Geoff Power sousaphone, cornet and trombone, Paul Furniss clarinet and alto sax. Photo: Greg Poppleton.

 

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Adam Barnard during soundcheck at the drums and washboard.

 

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1920s – 1930s singer Greg Poppleton snapped in the wings after the show

 

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Some of the Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters instruments on stage – sousaphone, megaphone, trombone, guitar, drums and alto sax.

 

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Greg Poppleton (far right of photo) sings without the microphone, getting up-close and personal with the audience. Paul Furniss plays clarinet, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard drums.

 

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Geoff Power takes a fiery cornet solo on Hindustan. Grahame Conlon is behind him on guitar. Adam Barnard, drums.

To book Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters for your 1920s – 1930s themed wedding, club event or party, talk to Tony Jex

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Press and Radio – Foundry 616 Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show TONIGHT 19 January


What a wild week it’s been leading up to Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s – 1930s jazz show at jazz club Foundry 616 TONIGHT, Thursday 19 January.

So many good people and famous people spreading the word on radio, in newspapers and online. Thank you!

Are you in Sydney tonight? Come along and let us stimulate your F-Zone. Dinner from 7pm. Show at 8:30pm
More info and tickets.

Interviewed by two radio and TV legends, Bob Rogers and Jono Coleman (Both OAMs)

Bob Rogers interview:

Greg Poppleton with Jono Coleman and Jon Vidler

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Jon Vidler, Greg Poppleton and Jono Coleman holding Greg’s new Back In Your Own Backyard album of 1920s – 30s songs available at Bandcamp. Taken in the Northside radio studios after talking about Greg’s 1920s-30s show at jazz club Foundry 616, Thurs 19 January. Tickets.

Interviewed by two local jazz identities about the Thursday 19 January Foundry 616 show, Frank Presley on Now’s The Time and Susan Gai Dowling on Australian Jazz Scene

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Frank Presley – Now’s The Time, Northside Radio, Thurs 9pm

 

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg's Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Greg Poppleton holding Back In Your Own Backyard album with Peter Nelson and Susan Gai Dowling talking about Greg’s Foundry 616 show on Australian Jazz Scene, Mondays 10pm, 102.5 Fine Music

Limelight Magazine and the Inner West Courier ran stories on the Foundry 616 1920s -30s show

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Greg Poppleton – Inner West Courier

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On Sydney’s leading independent station 107.3 2SER, Greg was interviewed by Jess Klajman on Sunday Breakfast and by veteran music journalist, Stuart Coupe. Stuart’s interview was also heard across Australia on the Community Radio Network over his popular Dirt Music show.

There are still tickets left for the Foundry 616 1920s-1930s show with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Thursday 19 January.

Foundry 616 is Sydney’s premier jazz club, 616 Harris St Ultimo near Broadway.

In fact, there are only 5 tickets left for 7pm dinner and the show.

HURRY BOOK NOW

Phone bookings 02 9211 9442

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15 January Builders’ Club Wollongong Show Photos


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters always have a wonderful time at The Basement, Builders’ Club, Wollongong. We were there Sunday 15 January, with a fun afternoon of 1920s-30s jazz. Here are some photos to prove it! And it was also our alto saxophonist’s 14th birthday.

We’ll be back at The Builders, 61 Church St, Wollongong, Sunday 16 April, 2:30 – 5:30pm.

Catch our rare central Sydney show this THURSDAY 19 JANUARY. Foundry 616 jazz club. See Info and Bookings.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders' Club Sun 16 Apr. He'll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and band leader of the Bakelite Broadcasters. He returns to the Builders’ Club Sun 16 Apr. He’ll be leading an exciting 1920s-30s show at Foundry 616, Thursday 19 January. Dinner and show BOOK NOW

 

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He'll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

Grahame Conlon on the banjo and guitar. He’ll also be with Greg at Foundry 616 for an exciting 1920s-30s show, Thursday 19 January. TICKETS

 

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

The brilliant Dave Clayton on double bass. He also scats, sings Yes, We Have No Bananas, and plays air drums. He be back with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters at the Builders, Sun 16 April.

 

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

Damon Poppleton on alto sax. He turned 14 at the Builders Club on Sunday.

 

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TICKETS – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January. In the band will be: Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo, Adam Barnard – drums and washboard BOOK NOW

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters will next be at Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo, 8:30pm Thursday 19 January.
In the band:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals, 
Paul Furniss – clarinet and sax, 
Geoff Power – trumpet, trombone and sousaphone, 
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo,
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard
BOOK NOW