Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 13 September 2022


Ted Fio Rito, band leader, composer and pianist, under the radio pseudonym ‘Vincent Valsanti’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription.

Since I’ve been playing radio transcriptions made in 1934 of ‘Valsanti’ from the Cocoanut Grove Los Angeles over the past three weeks, here’s a little about the Ted Fio Rito / Valsanti / Cocoanut Grove story along with videos from the era.

The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton.

Enjoy a whole library of Phantom Dancer mixes online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 13 September at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

 

COCOANUT GROVE

The Cocoanut Grove at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel was a lavishly appointed club – part of the massive 23-acre Ambassador resort, which also included four restaurants, a bowling alley, a billiard room, a shopping plaza, and even a movie theater – decorated in Moroccan style and featured full-sized palm trees reportedly salvaged from Rudolph Valentino’s film “The Sheik.” In addition to the decor, which also offered a night sky filled with stars (thanks to about 1000 small light bulbs), an elevated stage, and both dining and dancing room for several hundred patrons, customers came for the smooth musical entertainment provided by a series of dance orchestras and popular vocalists – many of whom would later go on to star careers in radio, recordings, and the film industry.

In the 1980 book, “Are the Stars Out Tonight?”, former Ambassador PR Director, Margaret Tante Burk, recalls the Grove’s opening night:

“…on the night of April 21, 1921… the new club officially opened its Moroccan style, gold leaf and etched palm tree doors… The Cocoanut Grove was aptly named, guests agreed as they were escorted by the maître de and captains down the wide plush grand staircase… Overhead, soaring about the room were cocoanut trees of papier mache, cocoanuts and palm fronds which had been rescued from the sandy beaches of Oxnard where they had served as atmosphere of the 1921 classic, The Sheik. Swinging from their branches were stuffed monkeys blinking at the revelers with their electrified amber eyes. Stars twinkled in the blue ceiling sky, and on the southernmost wall hung a full Hawaiian moon presiding over a painted landscape and splashing waterfall.”

Ray West Orchestra in 1930…

Due to the foresight of Abe Frank, the manager of both the hotel and the Grove, in the mid-1920s the Ambassador had been equipped with a small radio studio, allowing the music of the various orchestras to be broadcast and enjoyed well outside the confines of the nightclub. From the late 1920s well into the 1960s, live “remote” programs broadcast from the Cocoanut Grove were a popular feature of nighttime radio, allowing millions of people to enjoy the music they would otherwise be unable to afford to hear in person. These broadcasts, aired live nightly for two full hours, only increased the reputation of the Grove as “the place to be” when it came to top notch West Coast entertainment.

From the beginning, the Cocoanut Grove’s glamorous atmosphere attracted the top names in Hollywood for dining, dancing, and mingling. This celebrity connection was always well-publicized by the Ambassador and for a very good reason, too: tourists coming to Los Angeles for a vacation wanted to see the stars and there was no place where the stars came out quite so regularly as the Ambassador Hotel. On an average evening, it was common to see such well-known celebrities as Joan Crawford, Jack Oakie, or Jean Harlow coming to see Bing Crosby or Russ Columbo sing with Gus Arnheim’s Orchestra or dance to Jimmie Grier’s band as they accompanied Loyce Whiteman, The Three Ambassadors (Martin Sperzel, Jack Smith, and Al Teeter), or popular tenor Donald Novis. Even though there was a nationwide depression, Hollywood stars and executives still needed to be entertained — and the Cocoanut Grove was often their first choice.

From 1930 to 1943, six Academy Awards ceremonies were hosted at the hotel. As many as seven U.S. presidents stayed at the Ambassador, from Hoover to Nixon, along with heads of state from around the world.

It was the place to be even in the 1960s…

In 1968, the Ambassador Hotel was the scene of the shooting of Bobby Kennedy.

Due to the decline of the hotel and the surrounding area, the Ambassador Hotel was closed to guests in 1989. In 2001, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) purchased the property with the intent of constructing three new schools within the area. After subsequent litigations to preserve the hotel as a historic site, a settlement allowed the Ambassador Hotel to be demolished in 2005.

VALSANTI

Ted Fio Rito used the pseudonym ‘Valsanti’ for these Cocoanut Grove transcriptions because of an existing recording contract.

Fio Rito was a pianist, hammond organist and the composer of such classic tunes as, “I Never Knew,” “Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye,” “Laugh, Clown, Laugh,” “Roll Along, Prairie Moon” and “Alone at a Table for Two.”

He started his career as a pianist with a series of bands led by Harry Yerkes, then moved to Chicago in 1921 to join Dan Russo’s band. The following year, he joined with Russo to become the co-leader the Oriole Terrace Orchestra, which he eventually took over when Russo departed in 1928.

Before coming to the Cocoanut Grove in mid-1933, Fio Rito had spent a number of years touring the East Coast and Midwest, including many engagements in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Cincinnati. An early radio enthusiast, Fio Rito’s band was frequently heard on the air from various nightspots – preparing him well for the regular broadcasts scheduled to emanate from the Grove during his stay.

Musically, the orchestra that Fio Rito brought to the Grove was sweet, smooth and clever, playing highly danceable music accented with temple blocks, rapid triplets, and even an occasional solo on the Hammond organ by its talented leader.

Due to an existing recording contract, Theodore Salvatore Fiorito’s singers also adopted pseudonyms for these transcriptions. Muzzy Marcellino, Fio Rito’s guitarist and primary vocalist, sings as Jack Howard. Howard Phillips sings under the name of Bill Thomas, and Fio Rito’s vocal trio The Debutants appear as The Three Keys. 

Watch Ted Fio Rito from the Cocoanut Grove in this 1934 Paramount short ‘Star night atthe Cocoanut Grove’ also featuring Mary Pickford and Bing Crosby. You’ll hear the extreme high and low four octave voice of Jimmy Durante’s future comic foil Candy Candido in what is thought to be his earliest film performance….

 

 

13 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #563

107.3 2SER Tuesday 13 September 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
2RDJ Burwood Wednesday 12 – 1pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am -12 noon
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Swing Bands One Night Stand Radio  
Theme + Song of the Wanderer
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Mar 1946
16:00 On The Clock
Shep Field and His New Music
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1944
Come Rain Come Shine + Close
Hal McIntyre Orchestra (voc) Frankie Lester
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1946
Set 2
1950s-60s Jazz Radio  
Jazz Connoisseur
Harry James Orchestra (dms) Buddy Rich
Moonbowl
Freedomland
WNEW NYC
1962
The Theme
Miles Davis Sextet
‘Treasury of Music’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
AFRTS Re-broadcast
25 Aug 1959
 
 
 
Set 3
Benny Goodman in Chicago  
Let’s Dance (theme) + Farewell Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
20 Jan 1936
Soft Spring
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Aug 1941
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Feb 1936
Set 4
Vincent Valsanti (Ted Fio Rito)  
Serenade of Love (theme) + Flirtation Walk
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
When You’re in Love
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Two Cigarettes in the Dark
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Phil Thomas
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Were You Foolin’? + I’ll Take an Option on You + Serenade of Love (theme)
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard and The Three Blue Keys
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Set 5
1930s German Swing  
Darf ich bitten?
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Sep 1936
Ja und nein
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Aug 1939
Aus lauter Liebe
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1937
Oh! Aha!
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Rudi Schuricke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1939
Set 6
Early Dorseys  
Theme + On The Beach at Bali Bali
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
11 Aug 1936
Sandman (theme) + Is That Religion?
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Riviera
Fort Lee NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Sep 1934
Weary Blues
Eddy Howard Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
4 Aug 1936
Farewell Blues
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
1934
Set 7
Sweet Music  
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
24 Nov 1947
For You
King Sisters
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jun 1945
Sweet Lorraine
Frank Sinatra
‘Frank Sinatra Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Nov 1946
What is This Thing Called Love?
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Eugenie Baird
‘Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
1947
Set 8
1930s Fats Waller  
Yacht Club Swing (theme) + Whatcha Know, Joe?
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
14 Oct 1938
Sto Beating ‘Round The Mulberry Bush
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
16 Jul 1938
I Had To Do It
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Oct 1938

Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 24 May 2021


Ted Fio Rito, band leader, composer and pianist, under the radio pseudonym ‘Vincent Valsanti’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription.

Since I’ve been playing radio transcriptions made in 1934 of ‘Valsanti’ from the Cocoanut Grove Los Angeles over the past three weeks, here’s a little about the Ted Fio Rito / Valsanti / Cocoanut Grove story along with videos from the era.

The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton.

Enjoy a whole library of Phantom Dancer mixes online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 24 May at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

 

COCOANUT GROVE

The Cocoanut Grove at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel was a lavishly appointed club – part of the massive 23-acre Ambassador resort, which also included four restaurants, a bowling alley, a billiard room, a shopping plaza, and even a movie theater – decorated in Moroccan style and featured full-sized palm trees reportedly salvaged from Rudolph Valentino’s film “The Sheik.” In addition to the decor, which also offered a night sky filled with stars (thanks to about 1000 small light bulbs), an elevated stage, and both dining and dancing room for several hundred patrons, customers came for the smooth musical entertainment provided by a series of dance orchestras and popular vocalists – many of whom would later go on to star careers in radio, recordings, and the film industry.

In the 1980 book, “Are the Stars Out Tonight?”, former Ambassador PR Director, Margaret Tante Burk, recalls the Grove’s opening night:

“…on the night of April 21, 1921… the new club officially opened its Moroccan style, gold leaf and etched palm tree doors… The Cocoanut Grove was aptly named, guests agreed as they were escorted by the maître de and captains down the wide plush grand staircase… Overhead, soaring about the room were cocoanut trees of papier mache, cocoanuts and palm fronds which had been rescued from the sandy beaches of Oxnard where they had served as atmosphere of the 1921 classic, The Sheik. Swinging from their branches were stuffed monkeys blinking at the revelers with their electrified amber eyes. Stars twinkled in the blue ceiling sky, and on the southernmost wall hung a full Hawaiian moon presiding over a painted landscape and splashing waterfall.”

Ray West Orchestra in 1930…

Due to the foresight of Abe Frank, the manager of both the hotel and the Grove, in the mid-1920s the Ambassador had been equipped with a small radio studio, allowing the music of the various orchestras to be broadcast and enjoyed well outside the confines of the nightclub. From the late 1920s well into the 1960s, live “remote” programs broadcast from the Cocoanut Grove were a popular feature of nighttime radio, allowing millions of people to enjoy the music they would otherwise be unable to afford to hear in person. These broadcasts, aired live nightly for two full hours, only increased the reputation of the Grove as “the place to be” when it came to top notch West Coast entertainment.

From the beginning, the Cocoanut Grove’s glamorous atmosphere attracted the top names in Hollywood for dining, dancing, and mingling. This celebrity connection was always well-publicized by the Ambassador and for a very good reason, too: tourists coming to Los Angeles for a vacation wanted to see the stars and there was no place where the stars came out quite so regularly as the Ambassador Hotel. On an average evening, it was common to see such well-known celebrities as Joan Crawford, Jack Oakie, or Jean Harlow coming to see Bing Crosby or Russ Columbo sing with Gus Arnheim’s Orchestra or dance to Jimmie Grier’s band as they accompanied Loyce Whiteman, The Three Ambassadors (Martin Sperzel, Jack Smith, and Al Teeter), or popular tenor Donald Novis. Even though there was a nationwide depression, Hollywood stars and executives still needed to be entertained — and the Cocoanut Grove was often their first choice.

From 1930 to 1943, six Academy Awards ceremonies were hosted at the hotel. As many as seven U.S. presidents stayed at the Ambassador, from Hoover to Nixon, along with heads of state from around the world.

It was the place to be even in the 1960s…

In 1968, the Ambassador Hotel was the scene of the shooting of Bobby Kennedy.

Due to the decline of the hotel and the surrounding area, the Ambassador Hotel was closed to guests in 1989. In 2001, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) purchased the property with the intent of constructing three new schools within the area. After subsequent litigations to preserve the hotel as a historic site, a settlement allowed the Ambassador Hotel to be demolished in 2005.

VALSANTI

Ted Fio Rito used the pseudonym ‘Valsanti’ for these Cocoanut Grove transcriptions because of an existing recording contract.

Fio Rito was a pianist, hammond organist and the composer of such classic tunes as, “I Never Knew,” “Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye,” “Laugh, Clown, Laugh,” “Roll Along, Prairie Moon” and “Alone at a Table for Two.”

He started his career as a pianist with a series of bands led by Harry Yerkes, then moved to Chicago in 1921 to join Dan Russo’s band. The following year, he joined with Russo to become the co-leader the Oriole Terrace Orchestra, which he eventually took over when Russo departed in 1928.

Before coming to the Cocoanut Grove in mid-1933, Fio Rito had spent a number of years touring the East Coast and Midwest, including many engagements in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Cincinnati. An early radio enthusiast, Fio Rito’s band was frequently heard on the air from various nightspots – preparing him well for the regular broadcasts scheduled to emanate from the Grove during his stay.

Musically, the orchestra that Fio Rito brought to the Grove was sweet, smooth and clever, playing highly danceable music accented with temple blocks, rapid triplets, and even an occasional solo on the Hammond organ by its talented leader.

Due to an existing recording contract, Theodore Salvatore Fiorito’s singers also adopted pseudonyms for these transcriptions. Muzzy Marcellino, Fio Rito’s guitarist and primary vocalist, sings as Jack Howard. Howard Phillips sings under the name of Bill Thomas, and Fio Rito’s vocal trio The Debutants appear as The Three Keys. 

Watch Ted Fio Rito from the Cocoanut Grove in this 1934 Paramount short ‘Star night atthe Cocoanut Grove’ also featuring Mary Pickford and Bing Crosby. You’ll hear the extreme high and low four octave voice of Jimmy Durante’s future comic foil Candy Candido in what is thought to be his earliest film performance….

 

 

24 MAY PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINECommunity Radio Network Show CRN #546

107.3 2SER Tuesday 24 May 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Swing Bands One Night Stand Radio  
Theme + Song of the Wanderer
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Mar 1946
16:00 On The Clock
Shep Field and His New Music
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1944
Come Rain Come Shine + Close
Hal McIntyre Orchestra (voc) Frankie Lester
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1946
Set 2
1950s-60s Jazz Radio  
Jazz Connoisseur
Harry James Orchestra (dms) Buddy Rich
Moonbowl
Freedomland
WNEW NYC
1962
The Theme
Miles Davis Sextet
‘Treasury of Music’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
AFRTS Re-broadcast
25 Aug 1959
 
 
 
Set 3
Benny Goodman in Chicago  
Let’s Dance (theme) + Farewell Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
20 Jan 1936
Soft Spring
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Aug 1941
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Feb 1936
Set 4
Vincent Valsanti (Ted Fio Rito)  
Serenade of Love (theme) + Flirtation Walk
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
When You’re in Love
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Two Cigarettes in the Dark
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Phil Thomas
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Were You Foolin’? + I’ll Take an Option on You + Serenade of Love (theme)
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard and The Three Blue Keys
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Set 5
1930s German Swing  
Darf ich bitten?
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Sep 1936
Ja und nein
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Aug 1939
Aus lauter Liebe
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1937
Oh! Aha!
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Rudi Schuricke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1939
Set 6
Early Dorseys  
Theme + On The Beach at Bali Bali
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
11 Aug 1936
Sandman (theme) + Is That Religion?
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Riviera
Fort Lee NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Sep 1934
Weary Blues
Eddy Howard Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
4 Aug 1936
Farewell Blues
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
1934
Set 7
Sweet Music  
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
24 Nov 1947
For You
King Sisters
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jun 1945
Sweet Lorraine
Frank Sinatra
‘Frank Sinatra Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Nov 1946
What is This Thing Called Love?
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Eugenie Baird
‘Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
1947
Set 8
1930s Fats Waller  
Yacht Club Swing (theme) + Whatcha Know, Joe?
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
14 Oct 1938
Sto Beating ‘Round The Mulberry Bush
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
16 Jul 1938
I Had To Do It
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Oct 1938

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer 26 April 2022


Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

Because of the current Sydney Covid lockdown I can’t mix live from the 2SER studios as I normally do on Tuesdays, so this is a ‘classic’ Phantom Dancer from ‘the vaults’ in a ‘repeat premier’ for your aural enjoyment. Make sure you donate to community radio 2SER to keep these Phantom Dancers going.

Greg Poppleton has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer, your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV, each week since 1985.

Hear The Phantom Dancer online from 12:04pm AEST Tuesday 26 April at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/ where you can also hear two years of archived shows.

The finyl hour is vinyl.

Sam The man taylor

SAM ‘THE MAN’ TAYLOR

Taylor was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He attended Alabama State University, where he played with the Bama State Collegians. He later worked with Scatman Crothers, Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan and Big Joe Turner. Taylor was one of the most requested session saxophone players in New York recording studios in the 1950s. He also replaced Count Basie as the house bandleader on Alan Freed’s radio series, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, on CBS, from where this week’s Phantom Dancer Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor tracks originate.

Taylor played the saxophone solo on Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll”. He also played on “Harlem Nocturne”; on “Money Honey”, recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters in 1953; and on “Sh-Boom” by the Chords.

During the 1960s, he led a five-piece band, the Blues Chasers. In the 1970s, he frequently played and recorded in Japan.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor’s hit 1955 recording on the 1930s jazz standard, Harlem Nocturne. The song was written by Earle Hagen when he was a teenager! He later gave us some of the greatest TV themes ever: “Andy Griffith Show”, “Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Gomer Pyle USMC”, “Danny Thomas Show”, “That Girl”, “I Spy”, “Mod Squad”

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!

26 APRIL PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #542

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 April 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Swing on 1930s Radio
Open + Star Dust
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WOR Mutual NY
1951
Take the A Train (theme) + Koko
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Town Casino
NBC Cleveland OH
1952
GI Jive + Close
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Collins
‘The Raymond Scott Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Set 2
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
Open + Push It
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Flag Waver
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
11 Sep 1956
Taylor Made + Close
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Set 3
Hillbilly Radio
Theme + Sugar Foot Rag
Skip Skipper Quartet
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I Found It In Mother’s Bible
Skip Skipper Quartet (voc) Miss Sally Carter
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I’ve Got A Gal Up On My Mind + Rainbows End + Close
The Plainsmen
‘Call of the Range’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
1946
Set 4
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
Enchanted
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Shine On Harvest Moon
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Deed I Do
Bing Crosby (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Baby, Baby + Close
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Set 5
Louis Armstrong
Open + I Never Knew
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas Tx
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
You Rascal You
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
7 May 1950
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
12 Dec 1954
Skeleton in the Closet + Close
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Set 6
1930s Australian Dance Orchestras
Marmelade
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Cosmopolitan Blues
Maurice Gilman Orchestra (voc) Noel Judd
Comm Rec
Sydney
8 Jan 1935
Annie Laurie
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Harlem Heat
Dudley Cantrell and his Grace Grenadiers
Comm Rec
Sydney
22 Nov 1937
Set 7
1940s Dance Band Singers
I Dream of You
Bob Allen (voc) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘For The Record’
Carnegie Hall
WEAF NBC NY
17 Apr 1944
Playmates
Lorraine Benson (voc) Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Betty Martin and Randy Ryan (voc) Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Old Fashioned Love
Eddy Howard (voc) Eddy Howard Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1948
Set 8
Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday
Repetition / Interview / They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker and Strings
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Apr 1951
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
Birdland
31 Mar 1951
Ornithology
Charlie Parker and Kenny Dorham
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949

Cocoanut Grove Radio 1934 – Phantom Dancer 4 January 2022


Ted Fio Rito, band leader, composer and pianist, under the radio pseudonym ‘Vincent Valsanti’, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist in a 1934 Cocoanut Grove radio transcription.

As it’s the holiday season and I’m taking a day off, this is a repeat of The Phantom Dancer broadcast 11 May 2021

The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton.

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COCOANUT GROVE

The Cocoanut Grove at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel was a lavishly appointed club – part of the massive 23-acre Ambassador resort, which also included four restaurants, a bowling alley, a billiard room, a shopping plaza, and even a movie theater – decorated in Moroccan style and featured full-sized palm trees reportedly salvaged from Rudolph Valentino’s film “The Sheik.” In addition to the decor, which also offered a night sky filled with stars (thanks to about 1000 small light bulbs), an elevated stage, and both dining and dancing room for several hundred patrons, customers came for the smooth musical entertainment provided by a series of dance orchestras and popular vocalists – many of whom would later go on to star careers in radio, recordings, and the film industry.

In the 1980 book, “Are the Stars Out Tonight?”, former Ambassador PR Director, Margaret Tante Burk, recalls the Grove’s opening night:

“…on the night of April 21, 1921… the new club officially opened its Moroccan style, gold leaf and etched palm tree doors… The Cocoanut Grove was aptly named, guests agreed as they were escorted by the maître de and captains down the wide plush grand staircase… Overhead, soaring about the room were cocoanut trees of papier mache, cocoanuts and palm fronds which had been rescued from the sandy beaches of Oxnard where they had served as atmosphere of the 1921 classic, The Sheik. Swinging from their branches were stuffed monkeys blinking at the revelers with their electrified amber eyes. Stars twinkled in the blue ceiling sky, and on the southernmost wall hung a full Hawaiian moon presiding over a painted landscape and splashing waterfall.”

Ray West Orchestra in 1930…

Due to the foresight of Abe Frank, the manager of both the hotel and the Grove, in the mid-1920s the Ambassador had been equipped with a small radio studio, allowing the music of the various orchestras to be broadcast and enjoyed well outside the confines of the nightclub. From the late 1920s well into the 1960s, live “remote” programs broadcast from the Cocoanut Grove were a popular feature of nighttime radio, allowing millions of people to enjoy the music they would otherwise be unable to afford to hear in person. These broadcasts, aired live nightly for two full hours, only increased the reputation of the Grove as “the place to be” when it came to top notch West Coast entertainment.

From the beginning, the Cocoanut Grove’s glamorous atmosphere attracted the top names in Hollywood for dining, dancing, and mingling. This celebrity connection was always well-publicized by the Ambassador and for a very good reason, too: tourists coming to Los Angeles for a vacation wanted to see the stars and there was no place where the stars came out quite so regularly as the Ambassador Hotel. On an average evening, it was common to see such well-known celebrities as Joan Crawford, Jack Oakie, or Jean Harlow coming to see Bing Crosby or Russ Columbo sing with Gus Arnheim’s Orchestra or dance to Jimmie Grier’s band as they accompanied Loyce Whiteman, The Three Ambassadors (Martin Sperzel, Jack Smith, and Al Teeter), or popular tenor Donald Novis. Even though there was a nationwide depression, Hollywood stars and executives still needed to be entertained — and the Cocoanut Grove was often their first choice.

From 1930 to 1943, six Academy Awards ceremonies were hosted at the hotel. As many as seven U.S. presidents stayed at the Ambassador, from Hoover to Nixon, along with heads of state from around the world.

It was the place to be seen even in the 1960s…

In 1968, the Ambassador Hotel was the scene of the shooting of Bobby Kennedy.

Due to the decline of the hotel and the surrounding area, the Ambassador Hotel was closed to guests in 1989. In 2001, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) purchased the property with the intent of constructing three new schools within the area. After subsequent litigations to preserve the hotel as a historic site, a settlement allowed the Ambassador Hotel to be demolished in 2005.

VALSANTI

Ted Fio Rito used the pseudonym ‘Valsanti’ for these Cocoanut Grove transcriptions because of an existing recording contract.

Fio Rito was a pianist, hammond organist and the composer of such classic tunes as, “I Never Knew,” “Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye,” “Laugh, Clown, Laugh,” “Roll Along, Prairie Moon” and “Alone at a Table for Two.”

He started his career as a pianist with a series of bands led by Harry Yerkes, then moved to Chicago in 1921 to join Dan Russo’s band. The following year, he joined with Russo to become the co-leader the Oriole Terrace Orchestra, which he eventually took over when Russo departed in 1928.

Before coming to the Cocoanut Grove in mid-1933, Fio Rito had spent a number of years touring the East Coast and Midwest, including many engagements in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Cincinnati. An early radio enthusiast, Fio Rito’s band was frequently heard on the air from various nightspots – preparing him well for the regular broadcasts scheduled to emanate from the Grove during his stay.

Musically, the orchestra that Fio Rito brought to the Grove was sweet, smooth and clever, playing highly danceable music accented with temple blocks, rapid triplets, and even an occasional solo on the Hammond organ by its talented leader.

Due to an existing recording contract, Theodore Salvatore Fiorito’s singers also adopted pseudonyms for these transcriptions. Muzzy Marcellino, Fio Rito’s guitarist and primary vocalist, sings as Jack Howard. Howard Phillips sings under the name of Bill Thomas, and Fio Rito’s vocal trio The Debutants appear as The Three Keys. 

Watch Ted Fio Rito from the Cocoanut Grove in this 1934 Paramount short ‘Star night atthe Cocoanut Grove’ also featuring Mary Pickford and Bing Crosby. You’ll hear the extreme high and low four octave voice of Jimmy Durante’s future comic foil Candy Candido in what is thought to be his earliest film performance….

 

 

4 JANUARY PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 JANUARY 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am, Sunday 11 – 11:56pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am, Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Swing Bands One Night Stand Radio  
Theme + Song of the Wanderer
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Mar 1946
16:00 On The Clock
Shep Field and His New Music
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1944
Come Rain Come Shine + Close
Hal McIntyre Orchestra (voc) Frankie Lester
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1946
Set 2
1950s-60s Jazz Radio  
Jazz Connoisseur
Harry James Orchestra (dms) Buddy Rich
Moonbowl
Freedomland
WNEW NYC
1962
The Theme
Miles Davis Sextet
‘Treasury of Music’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
AFRTS Re-broadcast
25 Aug 1959
 
 
 
Set 3
Benny Goodman in Chicago  
Let’s Dance (theme) + Farewell Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
20 Jan 1936
Soft Spring
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Aug 1941
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Feb 1936
Set 4
Vincent Valsanti (Ted Fio Rito)  
Serenade of Love (theme) + Flirtation Walk
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
When You’re in Love
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Two Cigarettes in the Dark
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Phil Thomas
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Were You Foolin’? + I’ll Take an Option on You + Serenade of Love (theme)
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) Jack Howard and The Three Blue Keys
Cocoanut Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1934
Set 5
1930s German Swing  
Darf ich bitten?
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Sep 1936
Ja und nein
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Aug 1939
Aus lauter Liebe
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1937
Oh! Aha!
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Rudi Schuricke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1939
Set 6
Early Dorseys  
Theme + On The Beach at Bali Bali
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
11 Aug 1936
Sandman (theme) + Is That Religion?
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Riviera
Fort Lee NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Sep 1934
Weary Blues
Eddy Howard Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exhibition
KRLD CBS Dallas Tx
4 Aug 1936
Farewell Blues
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
1934
Set 7
Sweet Music  
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
24 Nov 1947
For You
King Sisters
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jun 1945
Sweet Lorraine
Frank Sinatra
‘Frank Sinatra Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Nov 1946
What is This Thing Called Love?
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Eugenie Baird
‘Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
1947
Set 8
1930s Fats Waller  
Yacht Club Swing (theme) + Whatcha Know, Joe?
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
14 Oct 1938
Sto Beating ‘Round The Mulberry Bush
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
16 Jul 1938
I Had To Do It
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Oct 1938

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton – New Album Mix


1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton. Enjoy this 53 minute YouTube mix of 1920s – 1930s jazz swing songs. It’s mixed from six albums by Australian 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton.

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1920s – 1930s SONG MIX:
0:00 Tip Toe Through the Tulips
3:48 The Charleston (correct tempo, dancers!)
6:17 Sweet Sue
8:33 Carolina in the Morning
12:13 It’s Only a Paper Moon
14:34 My Gal Sal
17:39 San Antonio Rose
19:47 St James Infirmary
22:47 Singing the Bathtub
24:50 Love Me or Leave Me
28:50 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
32:27 Exactly Like You
34:39 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
39:54 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
42:43 Ain’t She Sweet (Grahame Conlon ukulele)
45:15 Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
47:46 St Louis Blues

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton Band:
Greg Poppleton: 1920s – 1930s singer
Paul Furniss: soprano, alto, tenor saxes and clarinet
Al Davey: trumpet and trombone
Bob Henderson: trumpet
Matt Baker: piano
Peter Locke: piano
Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo
Geoff Power: sousaphone
Rod Herbert: sousaphone
Darcy Wright: double bass
Mark Harris: double bass
Dieter Vogt: double bass
Lawrie Thompson: drums and washboard
Joel Davis: drums

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Casa Loma 1920s-40s Ork Collective – Phantom Dancer 16 November 2021


Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. It was a collective that was the top swing band before Benny Goodman. Loved for its complex, danceable arrangements, Coleman Hawkins named it as his favourite band.

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Here’s a 1941 Warner Brothers short of the band featuring Lindy Hoppers, Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan. Key band soloists are also introduced in the fimal song…

COLLECTIVE

The Casa Loma Orchestra began in 1927 as a unit of the Jean Goldkette organisation under the name ‘Orange Blossoms’. Orange Blossoms, in the early 20th century was the newspaper headline for reports on wedding receptions.

The name, Casa Loma, came in 1929 when they were booked to play at the Casa Loma in Toronto, which suddenly closed. Stranded in that city, the musicians formed a musical collective, first under the direction of violinist Hank Biagini. In 1933, saxophonist Glen Gray was voted to front the band as the ‘first among equals’.

In 1930, the Casa Loma Orchestra was incorporated in New York with the members becoming owners, shareholders and board members. The band members were hired on the grounds of musical and congenial competence and followed strict conduct and financial rules. Because the band operated as a collective group, as opposed to almost all other bands that had a leader for whom everyone worked, the band maintained a stable collection of personnel that varied little. Members who broke the rules could be summoned before the board, have their contract bought out, and be ejected from the band.

Even the orchestra’s talent arranger, Gene Gifford, who created the unique Casa Loma sound, fell victim to the band’s strict rules, being bought out in 1935 for alcohol-related infractions.

In 1943, Eugenie Baird became the first woman vocalist with the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Here she is being interviewed by Guy Lombardo on 1955 TV. She also sings, You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You…

RADIO

The orchestra featured in the mid-1930s incarnation of the long-running ‘Camel Caravan’ series, which you’ll hear an excerpt from on this week’s Phantom Dancer. You’ll also hear a radio transcription of their famous sound made in 1934, and the orchestra live in 1943 and on the air with Eugenie Baird singing in 1944.

16 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 16 NOVEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Ginny Simms Show
Theme + Come To Baby
Ginny Simms (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘The Ginny Simms Show’
WABC CBS NYC
11 Jan 1946
I’ll Always Be With You
Alton Williams (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘The Ginny Simms Show’
WABC CBS NYC
11 Jan 1946
What a Deal
Ginny Simms (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘The Ginny Simms Show’
WABC CBS NYC
11 Jan 1946
Indian Love Song
Ginny Simms and Gene Kelly (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘The Ginny Simms Show’
WABC CBS NYC
11 Jan 1946
Set 2
Cocoanut Grove
Music in the Moonlight (theme) + Say That You Are Teasing Me
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo Delys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Bon Voyage to Your Ship of Dreams
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Donald Novis
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Dinah + Music in the Moonlight (theme)
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) The Three Cheers
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Set 3
 Glen Gray 1945 Radio
Smoke Rings (theme) + Begin the Beguine
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (cl) Fats Daniels
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocan Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945
A Door Will Open
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Skip Nelson
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocan Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945
Midnight
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocan Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945
What a Drag
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Fats Daniel
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocan Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945
Set 4
Glen Gray Vinyl
Maniac’s Ball
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1934
Zonky
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
17 Dec 1935
My Heart Tells Me
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Eugenie Baird
Aircheck
Hotel New Yorker
Aug 1944
Blackberry Jam
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Nov 1943
Set 5
1920s Orchestras
My Mother Was a  Lady + She May Have Seen Better Days
Tonsorial Twitterbugs Quartet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem
Paul Lavalle
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
The Booglie Wooglie Piggy
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Beyond the Moon
Toots Mondello
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Bugle Woogie + Close
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Set 6
Boogie Piano
Original Boogie
Lil Armstrong
‘DuPont Show of the Week’
‘Chicago and All That Jazz’
NBC TV
26 Nov 1961
Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Radio Transcription
8 Feb 1946
Piano Boogie
Dorothy Donegan
Comm Rec
Chicago
1942
What’s His Story?
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Radio Transcription
8 Feb 1946
Set 7
Eddie Condon
Blues + Riverboat Shuffle
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
1948
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
27 Jan 1945
Davenport Blues
Carl Kress and Tony Mottola guitar duet
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
22 Jul 1944
Blues
Eddie Condon Group with Charlie Barnet and Charlie Shavers
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Set 8
1940s Swing Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS NYC
21 Jul 1944
Loose Wig
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
16 Oct 1944
Honeydripper Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Wham + Close
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945

Garwood Van, Band Leader, Politician – Phantom Dancer 2 November 2021


Garwood Van is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Songwriter of ‘Time to Dream’ and dance band leader from 1936, Garwood Van also was an actor in ‘Love on Tap’ (1939).

Garwood Van held long residencies at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, the Trocadero, Ciro’s and Florentine Gardens in Los Angeles. The band’s theme song was Poinciana. Featured vocalists included Gail Storm, Wally Ruth and Maxine Conrad. After giving up the band scene, he operated a successful record shop and music store in Las Vegas.

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GARWOOD VAN

From the ‘Las Vegas Sun’, Wednesday, April 28, 1999

Headline: Former big-band leader, community activist Van dies
by Jace Radke

In the early 1940s and ’50s visitors to the Las Vegas Strip were dancing to the big-band sound, and many were tapping away to the orchestra of Garwood Van “the Music Man.”

Van, who worked with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Vic Damone, Andy Williams and Liberace, died at the age of 88 on Sunday. He gave Redd Foxx his first gig.

Van first played Las Vegas in 1942 at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas and later conducted orchestras at the Last Frontier, Flamingo, Thunderbird, Dunes and New Frontier hotels.

G. Barney Rawlings, a former Strip performer and singing emcee who logged more than 3,000 consecutive performances at the Thunderbird, remembers Van’s talents and his distinctive voice.

“He was one of the last big-band leaders in the old days, and he always had the top players,” Rawlings said. “I must have met him the first week after he moved to town, and I still remember his low, scratchy voice.

“He always talked like he had a sore throat, but he sure knew how to lead that band.”

In 1952 Van met his wife, Joan, in Lake Tahoe where she was working as a dancer. They were married and moved to Las Vegas the same year.

Joan Van saw her husband play his style of music for many, including President Ronald Reagan.

“His band just had a sweet dance sound,” Van said of her husband. “It was melodic and maybe a little like the sound of Lester Lannon’s band.”

In 1959 the Vans opened Garwood Van’s Musicland, and quickly built it into one of Nevada’s largest music stores.

Van took time away from his business and music to give to his community, Rawlings said.

“We were cut from the same pattern of becoming part of the community that we were performing in,” Rawlings said. “He didn’t just go to work and forget about the community when he was done performing.

“He didn’t just ride along. He was out supporting the city.”

In 1976 Van, a Republican, unsuccessfully ran for the County Commission. He had touted his business experience and sensitivity to issues.

“One promise I can make right now is to run an entirely open campaign and, if elected, serve my constituents with integrity and dedication,” Van said in an August 1979 Sun story.

Van held several administrative positions in various Las Vegas groups and organizations.

He served as a director and song leader for the Las Vegas Rotary Club, was a member of the Civilian Military Council, a president of the Merchants Bureau of Greater Las Vegas and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Van, who was an avid golfer, was a member of the Las Vegas Country Club and was vice president of the Desert Inn Country Club.

“He loved to golf and was out on the course as much as he could be,” Joan Van said. “He wasn’t able to get out as much after he had a hip operation a couple years ago, and he missed golf.”

Van was also a member of the Musicians Locals 47 and 369.

Van is survived by his wife and son, Gary Van, both of Las Vegas.

A PERSONAL STORY

From a site called Audiokarma, a Musicland employee in 2019 wrote the following personal reminiscence about her employer, Garwood Van…

“I worked at Garwood Van’s Musicland in the late 60s/early 70s while attending college at what is now University of Nevada at Las Vegas but was then named Nevada Southern University. Musicland was a large record and stereo component shop located at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, where the Bonanza Shopping Center is now.

This is back in the day when records were arranged in alphabetical order in waist-level bins according to genre.

Garwood was in his sixties when I knew him, but he had been a well-known band leader in Las Vegas since he started at the old El Rancho in 1942.

He and his ex-dancer wife Joan owned and managed the shop. Sometimes his son Gary Paul Van (also deceased) would work, too.

Garwood was a very nice man, and I would give him a ride home in my ’54 Pontiac when needed, and he would tell me stories about Las Vegas. Several entertainers would stop in and shop at his store when they were in town, including Paul Anka. I think I waited on George Harrison once, unfortunately trying to steer him to an album by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, when he had asked about the popularity of his own latest album, but I really loved “Lucky Man” more than “My Sweet Lord” — He had asked my preferences and each to their own?

I remember how eagerly anticipated new music was, and we used to play the newest tunes, which were piped outside, and one morally irate gentleman roared into the store to violently object to our first spin of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”

It was an interesting time – Vietnam, civil rights, great music, various experimentations, etc., all in a town which was such a strange mixture of Mormons and mob.

Garwood was pretty conservative, but he also ran the Pussycat a Go-Go with his partner Joe Yip from 64-72, a popular club where I enjoyed seeing acts like Sly and the Family Stone – Hilarious to see them roll out of their bus in a cloud of smoke, patchouli, satins, and sparkles when it was time to get on stage. (Jim Morrison was arrested there when his cigarette was mistaken for a joint in 1968. I was tossed out in 1969 for dancing with a Black man who was a great dancer, but the temporary twosome was not culturally acceptable in Las Vegas back then.) The Pussycat was located on the Strip near where the Palazzo Casino is now.

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 2 NOVEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1940s One Night Stand Radio
Girl of my Dreams
Randy Brooks Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Nov 1945
I Love Yoy
Jack Teagarden Orchestra (voc) Phyllis Lane
‘One Night Stand’
Coral Gables
Weymouth Mass.
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Aug 1944
They Didn’t Believe Me + Blue Moon (close)
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jul 1945
Set 2
Stan Kenton
Open + Taboo
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Lakeside Ballroom
Dayton OH
WLW NBC Cincinati
16 Sep 1952
Impressionism
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Devine’s Million Dollar Ballroom
WTMJ NBC Milwaukee
10 Jun 1952
Limelight + Close
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Student Union Building
Teachers’ College
WBOW NBC Terre Haute
16 Jun 1953
Set 3
1950s Jazz Radio
Route 66
Bobby Troup Trio (voc) Bobby Troup
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cameo Club
WRCA NBC NYC
1956
The Goof and I
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘Monitor’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NYC
26 Jun 1955
Sleep + Close
Buddy Hamilton Quintet
‘Jazz International’
AFRTS Hollywood
16 Jun 1960
Set 4
Garwood Van
Theme: Poinciana. Medley: Rise and Sine / I Want To Be Happy
Garwood Van Orchestra
Starlight Room
Hotel Chase
Mutual Network St Louis
9 Aug 1944
Just a Memory
Garwood Van Orchestra
Starlight Room
Hotel Chase
Mutual Network St Louis
9 Aug 1944
Fine and Dandy
Garwood Van Orchestra
Starlight Room
Hotel Chase
Mutual Network St Louis
9 Aug 1944
Blue Caribean Sea
Garwood Van Orchestra
Starlight Room
Hotel Chase
Mutual Network St Louis
9 Aug 1944
Set 5
1920s Orchestras
I’m Just Wild About Animal Crackers
Irving Aaronson and his Commanders (voc) Quartet
Comm Rec
NYC
23 Jun 1926
Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
Sam Lanin Orchestra
Hit of the Week Records
NYC
13 Aug 1931
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
Oct 1929
I Found a Million Dollar Baby
Don Voorhees Orchestra
Hit of the Week Records
NYC
10 Sep 1931
Set 6
1930s Cancer Stick Radio
To You
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Camel Caravan
WABC CBS NYC
11 Jul 1939
Get On Board
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
Camel Caravan
WABC CBS NYC
27 Jun 1939
My Inspiration
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Camel Caravan
WABC CBS NYC
18 Jul 1939
If I Didn’t Care
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Camel Caravan
WABC CBS NYC
4 Jul 1939
Set 7
Goodman Orchestra 1946
Somebody Stole My Gal
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Benny Goodman Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Jul 1946
Swing Angel
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
And The Angels Sing
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Benny Goodman Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Jul 1946
Clarinade + Sweet Lorraine
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
Set 8
Miles Davis
Moose The Mooche
Miles Davis
Comm Rec
Hollywood
28 Mar 1946
Groovin’ High
Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
11 Dec 1948
Bigfoot Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
11 Dec 1948
Ornitholgy
Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
11 Dec 1948

Coon-Sanders Nighthawks – Phantom Dancer 26 Oct 2021


Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, from 1925-29 radio and recordings, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Started in 1918, as the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, this leading dancing orchestra and foundational member of the MCA agency was lead by drummer Carleton Coon and pianist Joe Sanders.

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I’m Greg Poppleton, and I’ve brought you The Phantom Dancer every week on 107.3 2SER radio Sydney since 1985

TICKER TAPE MACHINE

The orchestra began broadcasting in 1922 on clear channel station WDAF, which could be received throughout the United States. They were broadcast in performance at the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City.

They took the name Nighthawks because they broadcast late at night (11:30pm to 1:00am). By 1924, their fan club had 37,000 members. Fans were encouraged to send in requests for songs by letter, telephone, or telegram. That move became so popular that Western Union set up a ticker tape between Sanders’s piano and Coon’s drums so the telegrams could be acknowledged during the broadcasts. Their song “Nighthawk Blues” includes the lines: “Tune right in on the radio/Grab a telegram and say ‘Hello’…”

BLACKHAWK

The group left Kansas City for the first time in 1924 for a three-month engagement in a roadhouse in ChicagoIllinois. The orchestra moved to Chicago the same year, where Jules Stein used the profits from a tour he booked for them to establish the Music Corporation of America (MCA), with the orchestra as its first client.

In 1925, they recorded the Paul Whiteman and Fred Rose composition “Flamin’ Mamie” which you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

The orchestra moved into the Blackhawk in Chicago in 1926. The members of the orchestra at that time were Joe Richolson and Bob Pope, trumpets; Rex Downing, trombone; Harold Thiell, John Thiell and Floyd Estep, saxophones; Joe Sanders, piano; Russ Stout, banjo and guitar; “Pop” Estep, tuba; Carleton Coon, drums. Teddy Roy also played with the group in the late 1920s.

In the following years, the Nighthawks performed at the Blackhawk every winter, doing remote broadcasts over radio station WGN. Their reputation spread coast-to-coast through these broadcasts and the many records they made for Victor Records. They also undertook successful road tours.

MEL TORME

Singer, and child prodigy, Mel Torme, first performed professionally at age four with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, singing “You’re Driving Me Crazy” at Chicago’s Blackhawk restaurant.[

In 1931, the orchestra moved to New York City, for an 11-month broadcast engagement at the Hotel New Yorker arranged by William S. Paley, who needed a star attraction to induce radio stations to join the Columbia Broadcasting System.

At the peak of the band’s success, the musicians owned identical Cord automobiles, each in a different color with the name of the Orchestra and the owner embossed on the rear. The Orchestra’s popularity showed no signs of abating, and their contract with MCA had another 15 years to run in the spring of 1932 when Carleton Coon came down with a jaw infection and he died on May 4 that year.

Sanders attempted to keep the organization going; however, without Coon, the public did not support them. In 1935, he formed his own group and played until the early 1940s, when he became a part-time orchestra leader and studio musician.

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 OCTOBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1940s One Night Stand Radio
My First Love
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Paul Charlie
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
Feb 1944
Sackhouse Stomp
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
Feb 1944
No Love No Nothin’ + King Porter Stomp
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Gladys Tell
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
Feb 1944
Set 2
Guest Star
Open + With Every Breath I Take
Buddy Clark
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription NYC
12 Jun 1949
Far Away Places
Margaret Whiting
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription NYC
12 Jun 1949
Running Off the Rails
Ted Dale and the Contented Hour Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription NYC
12 Jun 1949
Cheek to Cheek + Close
Buddy Clark and Contented Hour Singers
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription NYC
12 Jun 1949
Set 3
Chamber Music
By Heck + Fletcher’s Folly
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
30 Jun 1941
In The Hush of the Night
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
30 Jun 1941
Angie-Wangie Blues + Close
Angie Watina
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
30 Jun 1941
Set 4
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
Open + Harold Teen + Mississippi
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Frolics’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1 Mar 1929
Flamin’ Mamie
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
Comm Rec
Chicago
21 Dec 25
Bless You Sister
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Frolics’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1 Mar 1929
Kansas City Kitty + What a Girl, What a Night!
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Frolics’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1 Mar 1929
Set 5
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Open + The Sergeant Was Shy
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Apr 1945
I Can’t Get Started
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NYC
11 Sep 1944
Murder at Peyton Hall
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
3 Jan 1947
Keep the Home Fires Burning + Close
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NYC
11 Sep 1944
Set 6
Cotton Club
Three Blind Mice
Duke Ellington Cotton Club Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
17 Apr 1938
Downtown Uproar
Duke Ellington Cotton Club Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
17 Apr 1938
If Dreams Come True
Duke Ellington Cotton Club Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
24 May 1938
That Gal From Joes + Riding on a Blue Note
Duke Ellington Cotton Club Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
1 May 1938
Set 7
Gimmick Band Radio Transcriptions
They Ought To Write a Book
Shep Field and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
1940
Moonlight Serenade
Gray Gordon and his Tic Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
1939
Cecilia
Shep Field and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
1940
You Are My Dream
Gray Gordon and his Tic Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
1939
Set 8
Charlie Parker
Half Nelson
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
26 Feb 1949
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
26 Feb 1949
Theme + 52nd Street Theme Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
4 Sep 1948
Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
Royal Roost
4 Sep 1948

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 19 OCTOBER  & Saturday 23 OCTOBER 2021
Tuesday 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturday 5 – 6pm

National Program will differ during 2SER Radiothon
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
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5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
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Robin Hood
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Dec 1944
Beloved
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Lily Ann Carroll
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Dec 1944
Calypso Joe
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Al Porcino
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Dec 1944
Set 2
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Music in the Moonlight (theme) + This Time It’s Love
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo Delys
Radio Transcription
Transco
Hollywood
1931
Lady Be Good
Jimmy Grier Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Transco
Hollywood
1931
Laying in the Hay + Music in the Moonlight (theme)
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Harry Foster
Radio Transcription
Transco
Hollywood
1931
Set 3
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Theme + I Maybe Wrong
Jo Stafford and The Satisfiers
‘Supper Club’
WEAF NBC NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Apr 1946
I Don’t Know Enough About You + You Always Hurt The One You Love
The Mills Brothers
‘Supper Club’
WEAF NBC NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Apr 1946
Day by Day + Aren’t You Glad You’re You + Close
Jo Stafford and The Satisfiers
‘Supper Club’
WEAF NBC NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Apr 1946
Set 4
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Take the A Train Theme + Carnegie Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC/AFRS
1945
Otto, Make That Riff Staccato
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ray Nance
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC/AFRS
1945
All At Once
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC/AFRS
1945
Yesterdays + Blue Cellophane
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Kay Davis
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC/AFRS
1945
Set 5
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Open + Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Perez Prado Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Jul 1953
Bilo
Perez Prado Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Jul 1953
Whatever Lola Wants + Close
Perez Prado Orchestra
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Jul 1953
Set 6
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Tin Roof Blues (theme) + That’s A’Plenty
Pee Wee Erwin and his Dixieland 6
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Dec 1950
Wolverine Blues
Pee Wee Erwin and his Dixieland 6
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Dec 1950
Beale Street Blues
Pee Wee Erwin and his Dixieland 6
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Dec 1950
Set 7
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Picon Concerto for Licorice Stick
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Sep 1941
Long, Long Ago
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Sep 1941
Good Night for a Murder
George Barnes
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Sep 1941
Fletcher’s Folly + Close
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Sep 1941
Set 8
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I’m Gonna Love That Guy
Joan Edwards
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
I’ll Buy That Dream
The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
On The Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe Dick Todd
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945
Gotta Be This or That
Joan Edwards
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Oct 1945

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2SER is the place where so many amazing things happen! It’s the place where we share incredible music. It’s the place where you can hear independent news and current affairs. It’s the place where journalists get their start. It’s the home of The Phantom Dancer, you’re non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV twice a week!

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Or call during The Phantom Dancer on (+61 2) 9514 9500

2SER is the place on your radio that brings you The Phantom Dancer live – every week since 1985!

What is The Phantom Dancer? It’s your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV with feature stories and videos every week! I produce and present it as a volunteer, every week since July 1985.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

And subscribe now!

For 42 years 2SER has been a mainstay of independent Sydney media, a place to hear new
music, the voices of local artists, and socially conscious news and information. Volunteer-driven and not for profit, 2SER also trains over 100 emerging broadcasters and journalists each year.

Please subscribe to 2SER during 2021 RADIOTHON from October 11-24 to help keep the station doing what it does best. And when you subscribe to 2SER during radiothon you can chose to be in the running for 4 exciting prize draws…

Subscribe today at 2SER.com!

When you subscribe to 2SER during The Phantom Dancer, 12, 16, 19 & 23 October, you’ll be in the draw for your choice of 4 brilliant prize packs…

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SUBSCRIBER LEVELS:

There’s a new subscriber level for this year’s Radiothon, the SUPER SUB! The Super Sub receives extra benefits. Read on…

SUPER SUB: $300
PASSIONATE: $160
STANDARD: $80
CONCESSION: $40

All subscribers will receive the SUBSCRIBER PACK:

  • –  Subscriber card
  • –  Listening Post magazine
  • –  Exclusive RADIOTHON 2021 bumper sticker
  • –  Eligibility for on-air and online prizes throughout the year
  • –  Passionate Subscribers will receive all of the above PLUS a limited edition RADIOTHON 2021 T-shirt
  • –  SuperSubs will receive all of the above PLUS a 2SER Tote Bag and Stubby Cooler.

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PRIZES

There are FOUR MAJOR PRIZE PACKS. Subscribers (available for Sydney subscribers only) can choose which one you want to be in the draw for, when you subscribe

  • –  Music Lover Prize Pack
  • –  Makers and Creatives Prize Pack
  • –  Bookworm Prize Pack
  • –  Healthy Choice Prize Pack

PRIZE PACK 1 – MUSIC LOVER ($2000) 

AudioTechnica LP60x turntable  (valued at $500)

Egg Records – Tote Bag and $50 Voucher

Repressed Records – $100 Voucher

Vintage Records – $100 Voucher

Atomic Brewery Tour for 10 – $500

Atomic Brewery Case of Beer – $65

Record Pack from PIAS:

  • Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant
  • Durand Jones & The Indications – Private Space
  • Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
  • Pom Poko – Cheater
  • Big Scary – Daisy
  • Maple Glider – To Enjoy Is the Only Thing
  • LIARS – The Apple Drop

Record and Merch Pack from Remote Control Records:

  • Dot Dash tote bag
  • Dot Dash hat
  • Pointer Recordings tote bag
  • Jess Locke – Don’t Ask Yourself Why
  • Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – When in Rome, Carpe Diem
  • Teeth & Tongue – Given Up On Your Health
  • Jess Ribeiro – Kill It Yourself
  • Atoms for Peace – Judge Jury and Executioner
  • Blood Diamonds – Phone Sex (feat. Grimes) 12”
  • Milwaukee Banks – Deep Into the Night
  • Boomgates – Double Natural
  • Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Blue Poles

PRIZE PACK 2 – MAKERS AND CREATIVES ($1750)

RODE Mic + Interface – $450

Wireless Go II Mics – $400

Downtown Music Fender s-acoustic pack $770

2 x Atomic Brewery Case of Beer – $130

PRIZE PACK 3 – BOOKWORM ($1610)

A selection of new Australian novels and books – $200

Dresden Glasses voucher – $500

Saturday Paper Digital Subscription – $100

Faber Writing Academy voucher – $250

A selection of Australian novels from 2021 – (titles tbc)

Atomic Brewery Case of Beer – $65

Atomic Brewery Dinner for Two – $200

Casula Powerhouse Voucher – $100

Adventure Rider Magazine 1 year subscription – $55

PRIZE PACK 4 – HEALTHY CHOICE  ($2030)

Ooooby Middy Mix Box Sub – $1000

Mountain Bike from Bicycles Plus – $800

Foliata – plant/nursery packages – $200

House Plant from Flower Power $30

Now SUBSCRIBE to 2SER online. Or call 9514 9500 during The Phantom Dancer

12 and 16 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #513

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 OCTOBER  & Saturday 16 OCTOBER 2021
Tuesday 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturday 5 – 6pm

National Program will differ during 2SER Radiothon
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
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Three Little Words
Tony Pastor Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland Oregon
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Laura
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Dick Dyer
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland Oregon
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Set 2
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Music in the Moonlight (theme) + Fresh as a Daisy
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo Delys
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Casa Loma Stomp
Jimmy Grier Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Trees + Music in the Moonlight (theme))
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Harry Foster
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 3
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Open + You Belong to My Heart
Helen Forrest (voc) Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
‘Music for Millions’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1945
After You’ve Gone + Baia
Helen Forrest (voc) Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
‘Music for Millions’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1945
It’s the Least You Can Do + Close
Helen Forrest (voc) Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
‘Music for Millions’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1945
Set 4
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Take The A-Train (theme) + Blues on the Double
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Toledo Ohio
ABC/AFRS
1945
The Kissing Bug
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘A Date With The Duke’
Toledo Ohio
ABC/AFRS
1945
I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Kay Davis and Al Hibbler
‘A Date With The Duke’
Toledo Ohio
ABC/AFRS
1945
Teardrops in the Rain + My Little Brown Book
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Al Hibbler
‘A Date With The Duke’
Toledo Ohio
ABC/AFRS
1945
Set 5
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Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (theme) + Carambula
Machito (voc) Machito
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
1951
Cambia
Machito
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
1951
Cao Cao
Machito (voc) Graziella
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
1951
No, No, Chi, Chi
Machito (voc) Graziella
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
1951
Set 6
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Theme + Desert Night
John Kirby Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1944
I’ll Be Seeing You
John Kirby Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1944
Andyology
John Kirby Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1944
I Learned a Lesson
John Kirby Sextet (voc) Rosetta Williams
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1944
Set 7
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Limehouse Blues
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
You’re 1-A in the Army and A-1 in my Heart
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
Pinetop’s Boogie
Sylvia Marlowe
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
You Are My Sunshine + Close
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
Set 8
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Open + If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Peggy Lee
‘The Peggy Lee Show’
KNX CBS LA
15 Jul 1951
Too Young
Peggy Lee
‘The Peggy Lee Show’
KNX CBS LA
15 Jul 1951
It’s Time Benny Goodman
‘The Peggy Lee Show’
KNX CBS LA
15 Jul 1951
Make the Man Happy
Peggy Lee
‘The Peggy Lee Show’
KNX CBS LA
15 Jul 1951