Dorsey Brothers – 17 December 2019 Phantom Dancer


LAST SHOW OF THE DECADE

Kinda. This week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton is the last mix before the annual Christmas and New Year Phantom Dancer specials. Your feature artist – the fabulous Dorsey’s, Tommy and Jimmy.

Dorsey Brothers band poster

LISTEN

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online after the 17 November 107.3 2SER Sydney live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney.

DORSEY

The Dorsey Brothers were an American studio jazz band, led by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. They started recording in 1928 for OKeh Records.

BROTHERS

They signed to Decca in 1934, formed a more traditional band and performed live until a falling out in May 1935. Glenn Miller, trombonist with the band in 1934-35, composed four songs for the Dorsey Brothers – “Annie’s Cousin Fannie”, “Dese Dem Dose”, “Harlem Chapel Chimes”, and “Tomorrow’s Another Day”.

dorsey brothers band racoon coats

In 1935, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra had two No. 1 recordings on Decca, including “Lullaby of Broadway” with Bob Crosby on vocals, topping the charts for two weeks and No. 1 for three weeks.

Tommy Dorsey left the orchestra in 1935, ending the group as most band members either followed him or left.

MARK 2

The Dorseys reunited on March 15 1945 to record a V-Disc at Liederkranz Hall in New York City. Released in June 1945, the disc contained “More Than You Know” and “Brotherly Jump”. The songs were performed by the combined orchestras of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. They reunited again in 1947 for the film The Fabulous Dorseys. In the 1950s, they had a network TV series, Stage Show.

VIDEO

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, the Dorsey Brothers and silent movie with their recording of ‘Is It a Dream?’ from 1928…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #418

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 December 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
1 ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
1944 Swing Bands
Open + Jeep Jockey Jump
Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
NBC
12 Feb 1945
Speak Low
Bob Chester Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman, Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcastY
8 Oct 1944
How Do I Say I Love You?
Richard Himber Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Aniston, Alabama
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1944
Set 2
Live Rock’n’Roll on 1950s Radio
Open + The Dripper
Louis Jordan and the Tympani 5
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s
KFI NBC LA
9 Jul 1956
Cry Baby
Bonnie Sisters (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Ad + One O’Clock Jump+ Close
King Porter Band
‘Burgie Big Beat’
KNX Los Angeles
1956
Set 3
Swing on 1938 Radio
I Want To Be Happy
Frank Coughlan’s Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
Dec 1938
Open + Heart and Soul
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
International Casino
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Nov 1938
Indistinct Title shouted out by the Audience
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
6 Sep 1938
Set 4
1950s All-Star Parade of Bands on NBC Radio
Cheek To Cheek
Billy Taylor Trio
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Composers Club
WRCA NBC NY
7 May 1956
Love Is Just Around The Corner
George Shearing
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
11 Jul 1953
That Old Devil Me
Sarah Vaughan
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s Hollywood
KFI NBC LA
21 May 1956
Set 5
Jazz and Pop on 1945 Radio
Is There A Story
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
Open + Back In Your Own Backyard
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Devons Mass.
Blue Network
15 Oct 1945
I Wish I Knew
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris Day
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
16 Aug 1945
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Gene Krupa Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WOR Mutual NY
15 Aug 1945
Set 6
Swing Radio from 1938
Blues in D Flat
Seven Pearce Arrows
Demo Rec
Sydney
Sep 1938
Monday Morning
Jan Savitt Top Hatters (voc) Carlotta Dale
KYW NBC Red Philadelphia
17 Oct 1938
The Gal From Joe’s
Duke Elligton Orchestra
Cotton Club
WOR Mutual NY
1 May 1938
The Dipsy Doodle
Glenn Miller Orchestra (pre-famous sound)
Paradise Restaurant
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Jun 1938
Set 7
Tommy Dorsey on Radio 1934 – 1955
Open + Is That Religion?
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
Ben Mardin’s Riviera
Fort Lee NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Sep 1934
Open + Losers Weepers
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘America Dances’
WABC CBS NY and BBC London
28 May 1940
Buster’s Gang Comes On
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
29 Jan 1945
Tangerine + Close
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Tommy Mercer and Dolly Houston
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NY
Dec 1955
Set 8
Bebop Reeds from 1948-49 Radio
Sax of a Kind
Lee Konitz (as)
‘Bandstand USA’
Carnegie Hall
Voice of America
25 Dec 1949
Indiana
Benny Goodman (cl) Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Just You Just Me
Lester Young Sextet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
27 Nov 1948

Press Release – New Album ’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Volume 1′


PRESS RELEASE
Greg Poppleton Releases Volume 1 in his Three Part Album Series,
‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1’

Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Volume 1

Greg Poppleton has released the first volume in a three album series called, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley’  as a limited edition CD and downloads.

Listen to ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ in German and English as a thank you to the band’s may online fans in Germany…

Available now at
Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

Greg describes himself as an authentic 1920s – 30s singer. “While I wasn’t alive in the 20s and 30s,” Greg says, “I fulfil all the other qualities of authentic for this style of vocal jazz and swing.”

  1. When he was 3, he saw Louis Armstrong on TV and fell in love with the music. He was hooked on 20s jazz and 30s swing from then on and is a rarity in that to get to this music he didn’t migrate from some ‘youth’ music genre. I’m totally uninfluenced by other music.
  2. Vocalists in the 20s and 30s needed strong voices to be heard. Greg’s a classically trained singer. His coach had been taught by Tito Schipa and Lauritz Melchior.
  3. He’s not a jazz instrumentalist holding a tune while putting on a megaphone voice.

The nine songs on the album include a special German and English version of ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ as a thank you to the many fans Greg has in Germany.

Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley CD

  • Website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
  • Tour schedule:
    October 12 – One Enchanted Evening – magic & music show Sydney
    November 9 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    January 18 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    February 1 – Great Art Deco Ball – 1920s Festival Katoomba
    March 15 – Jazz At The Pines – Dural
    August 12 – Bondi Pavilion
    October 20 – Private Event
  • Album release details:
    Greg Poppleton – 1920s – 30s vocals
    Al Davey – trumpet and trombone
    Paul Furniss – alto sax and clarinet
    Grahame Conlon – guitar, banjo and ukulele
    Geoff Power – sousaphone
    Rod Herbert – sousaphone (song 6)
    Adam Barnard – washboard and snare
    Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard (songs 2, 6, 8)

    Recorded by Peter Gage, Paul Mirtschin and Peter O’Malley, Sydney.
    Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave.
    Mixed by Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave, Sydney.
    Mastered by Bob Scott, Bob Scott Audio Design and Recording, Sydney.
    Artwork by Michele Tenaglia, Turin.

  • Discography:
    (2006) The Phantom Dancer
    (2012) Doin’ The Charleston
    (2013) Sweet Sue
    (2016) Back In Your Own Backyard
    (2019) 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1

BIO
Greg Poppleton has been leading bands singing the songs of the 1920s – 30s since 1994. He began his present band in 2002. Since then, Greg has played jazz festivals and venues in Australia and the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand. Two of Greg’s albums have been played on Sydney commercial radio. Greg has also been an award-winning jazz broadcaster since 1985. His Phantom Dancer radio show is heard on over 20 radio stations across Australia and online.

“FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the 1920s- 1930s with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S)

“Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.”
— John Quigley, Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival

“Captures the 1920s – 1930s vocal style to perfection.”
— Kevin Jones 102.5 Fine Music FM

“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot.”
— Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S)

“Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s, rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the Swing Era”
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.”
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide

“Awesome. Totally fun.”
— Jesse Miner – ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (US)

“Poppleton and company get inside each tune with their complete commitment to the style.”
— Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (U.S)

“Hi Greg. I “met” you (not in person) during your Friday evening performance at the Waiheke Jazz Festival. I live my life on purpose and in the moment, rarely missing a calling / opportunity. However, during your performance I totally froze when you made eye contact, and I could not bring myself to talk to you afterwards. I regret not telling you that your music has moved and inspired me. Thank you for giving of yourself so generously! With best wishes for your future,”
— W.T.  NZ

’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1′ available now at
Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

Greg Poppleton

Dolly Dawn – Inspiration for Ella Fitzgerald – Phantom Dancer 1 October 2019


DOLLY DAWN

When you listen to Ella Fitzgerald you hear Dolly Dawn? Why? Because Dolly Dawn was a big influence on Ella Fitzgerald’s singing style. Dolly Dawn is this week’s Phantom Dancer presented by Greg Poppleton.

ONLINE

This week’s Phantom Dancer will be online right after the 1 October 107.3 2SER Sydney live mix at 2ser.com.
Hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

FOCUS

Dolly Dawn was one of the first vocalists to become the sole focus of a band. When Walter Winchell coined the term ‘canary’ for female singers, he was referring to her.

She sang with George Hall and his Orchestra from age 16. Though born Theresa Maria Stabile, (she was a cousin of band leader Dick Stabile) she had already given herself the stage name Billie Starr after winning a singing contest at age 14.


George Hall and Harriet Mencken, a writer on The New York Journal-American, came up with the name, Dolly Dawn, for her.

‘She’s as fresh as the dawn and as dimpled as a doll,’ the newspaperwoman said, according to an article in Radio Guide in 1937. Miss Dawn never stopped hating the name, which she thought made her sound like a stripper.

DAWN PATROL

Nevertheless, her relationship with Hall and his wife was so close that they formally adopted her when she was 19. In a ceremony on 4 July 1941, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, George Hall officially turned the band over to her and became her manager.

NEW YORK – JANUARY 28: Big Band singer Dolly Dawn and orchestra leader George Hall. Dolly models hat fashions. Image dated January 28, 1936. New York, NY. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

The band was renamed ‘Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol’ and on this week’s Phantom Dancer we hear her introduce herself as a band leader on NBC’s ‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’.

The WW2 draft took most of her band, so from 1942 she continued without the band, appearing in engagements across the US. She continued to record into the 1950s.

She developed a cult following that saw her in scattered club appearances in the 1970s and 80s, particularly in response to the release of a double album of her records with George Hall on the RCA Bluebird label in 1976.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is Dolly Dawn singing with George Hall’s Orchestra in the 1938 short, ‘Hall’s Holliday’. Enjoy!

1 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #407

107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 October 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
1939 – 40 Radio Remotes
Theme + Choppin’ Wood
Woody Herman Orchestra
The Famous Door
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jan 1940
Dardenella
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
25 Oct 1939
The Chinese Lullaby + Close
Teddy Powell Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Blair
The Famous Door
WJSV Washington DC via WABC CBS NY
21 Sep 1939
Set 2
This Is Jazz 1947 Radio
Theme + St Louis Blues + Tin Roof Blues
Wild Bill Davison and more (voc) George Brunies
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
10 May 1947
Chocolate Bar
James P Johnson
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1947
Blue Turning Gray Over You + I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Wild Bill Davison and more
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
17 May 1947
Set 3
Glenn Miller in German 1944
Long Ago and Far Away
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Johnny Desmond
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
30 Oct 1944
Body and Soul
Glenn Miller Orchestra
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
27 Nov 1944
Poinciana
Glenn Miller Orchestra
ABSIE American Broadcasting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
6 Nov 1944
Set 4
Dolly Dawn
The You and Me That Used To Be
George Hall Orchestra (voc) Dolly Dawn
‘Easy to Remember’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Dolly Dawn Speaks
Dolly Dawn
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Aug 1941
Beethoven Wrote But It Swings
Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol
Comm Rec
15 Feb 1939
52nd Street
George Hall Orchestra (voc) Dolly Dawn
‘Easy to Remember’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Set 5
Novelty Songs on 1930s-40s Radio
The Music Goes Round and Round
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Jack Teagarden
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Open The Door Richard
The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Swingin’ On A Star
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Tuskagee Alabama
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Oct 1944
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Ginny Simms
‘Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Set 6
Trad Bands on 1940s Radio
Ollie Outs In Free
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza and Band
Radio Transcription
1942
Tain’t Me
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Collins
Radio Transcription
1944
Cancel the Flowers
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza
Radio Transcription
1941
The Beard
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1944
Set 7
Cocoanut Grove 1931 – 32 Radio Transcriptions
Do The New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1931
Down Among the Sleepy Pines
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Jean Shark and the Three Ambassadors
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1932
Out of Nowhere
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Bing Crosby
‘MJB Coffee Revue’
KFI NBC Orange
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1931
I Know You’re Lying But I Love It
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys and the Four Cheers
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1932
Set 8
Jazz Piano on Radio
Budo
Bud Powell
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
7 Mar 1953
All The Things You Are
Thelonius Monk
Aircheck
1948
Cherokee
Art Tatum
Radio Transcription
late 1940s
I’ll Remember April
Erroll Garner
Peacock Lane
KFI NBC LA
Mar 1957

1920s Party Sat 12 October – Lock Out Laws Can’t Beat Magic and Music


The lock-out laws haven’t shut down all of Sydney’s entertainment nightlife.

In fact, Sydney’s nightlife will witness an extraordinary eclipse of vaudevillian entertainment on Saturday 12 October, worthy of Sydney’s position as a world city.

One Enchanted Evening
Saturday 12th October 2019
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sir Stamford Circular Quay
93 Macquarie St, Sydney.
$159 per person [+booking fee]
Includes performance and three course dinner (see the mouth-watering menu below)
Dress code: Guys in ties. Girls in pearls.
GRAB your Tickets now

One Enchanted Evening Greg Poppleton Bruce Glen Music and magic show

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Inner Magic Circle Magician, Bruce Glen, gets together with Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, for ‘One Enchanted Evening’.

In ‘One Enchanted Evening’ you’ll be enthralled by Bruce’s stories & magic of bygone days. Your toes will tap to Greg’s dazzling performance of 20s jazz and 30s swing classics.

All this while you dine on a delectable three course dinner in the elegantly historic Sir Stamford at Circular Quay.

Bruce Glen,  known as The Gentleman Magician, is one of the select few magicians admitted as an associate of the Inner Magic Circle in London. His Edinburgh International Magic Festival shows were sold out.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer. He fell in love with the music at age 3 when he saw Louis Armstrong on TV. It’s been his passion ever since. Greg and his band have played festivals across Australia and NZ.

It’s an all-ages magic and music gala dinner show with a mouth-watering three course menu and drinks package. And it’s for one night only in the beautiful and historic Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel, 93 Macquarie St, Sydney.

GRAB your Tickets now!

ONE ENCHANTED EVENING MENU (ALTERNATE SERVE)

Entrée
Zucchini fritters, haloumi cheese, pickled vegetable, rocket, lime (G/F) (V)
or
Warm crisp pork belly, apple puree, shitake mushroom, kumara chips (D/F, G/F)

Main Course
Pan seared salmon fillet
kale puree, baby corn, cherry tomato, eshallot, kiflers potato (G/F)
or
Char grilled chicken breast
heirloom vegetables, corn puree, capsicum salsa, jus (G/F)

Dessert
Passionfruit curd,
meringue, blueberries, shortbread crumble, crème fraiche
or
Chocolate mousse,
candied orange segments, chocolate crumbs, meringue drops, yuzu sorbet

Menu is correct at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change
Special dietary requests welcome – just indicate requirements on booking form

GRAB your Tickets now!!

St James Infirmary – Phantom Dancer 20 Aug 2019


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

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

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

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

The last hour is all vinyl.

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

Night and Day Video – Swing Dancers at Sydney’s Central Train Station


Photos and video from the Greg Poppleton band’s third day of playing Tin Pan Alley 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing at the 2019 Transport Heritage Expo, Sydney Central Railway Station…

Enjoy. Band Website – www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s singer holding his megaphone and his Tin Pan Alley band
Greg Poppleton 1920s-1930s singer holding his megaphone and his Tin Pan Alley band.

 

Greg Poppleton singing to a swing dancing couple.
Greg Poppleton singing to a swing dancing couple.

 

Swinging to Greg Poppleton's Tin Pan Alley music
Swinging to Greg Poppleton’s Tin Pan Alley music

 

Swing dancers join the band after the show, Suzy and Sandy from Sydney with Steve and from Los Angeles. In the band, Geoff Power cornet doubling sousaphone, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboar
Swing dancers join the band after the show, Suzy and Sandy from Sydney with Steve and from Los Angeles. In the band, Geoff Power cornet doubling sousaphone, Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer, Grahame Conlon guitar and Adam Barnard washboard.

Band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Announcing Bob Hawke’s Death at ALGWA Conference Dinner


Greg Poppleton’s 1920s Quartet were invited to be the entertainment for the ALGWA biennial conference dinner.

During the dinner, it was my solemn duty to break the news that Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd Prime Minister, had died. There is film of this moment below…

ALGWA is the national Australian Local Government Women’s Association. With branches in every state and territory it seeks to strengthen networking, mentoring and innovative opportunities that encourage and support women in local government.

algwa sign at conference dinner
ALGWA sign at conference dinner

BREAKING THE NEWS BOB HAWKE HAD DIED

When news came through during the evening that one of Australia’s most popular political leaders had died, I was asked to break the news to the conference delegates.

Thank you to Cazzbo Johns, who put down her sousaphone to film the moment I broke that sad news news mid band set at the ALGWA Conference Dinner…

<h4>1920s SINGER AND BAND</h4>
The Greg Poppleton band for the Conference Dinner included:
– Greg Poppleton: Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer singing into a 1920s suspension microphone and 1920s megaphone
– Paul Furniss: clarinet and alto saxophone
– Cazzbo (Carolyn) Johns: sousaphone
– Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo

<h4>SOUND AND LIGHTS</h4>
were provided for the long arc shaped room by Tony Jex at OzManagement. As Tony is the booker for the Greg Poppleton band, the ALGWA Conference had lights, sound and operation at a discount.

To book Greg Poppleton, contact Tony: tony@ozmanagement.com

The band photo below was taken by magneticshots.com, event photography.

greg poppleton 1920s band
Greg Poppleton 1920s band

<h4>DANCING</h4>
The Greg Poppleton band played a conga and The Charleston so that The Salsa Republic Dancers could get delegates together on the dance floor.

Below, delegates are dancing the conga.

Dancing the conga to Greg Poppleton
Dancing the conga to Greg Poppleton

The band also played The Charleston for The Salsa Republic

Salsa Republic dancing The Charleston to Greg Poppleton's 1920s band
Salsa Republic dancing The Charleston to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s band

<h4>WHY BOOKING A REAL 1920s BAND FOR A 1920s THEME MAKES REAL DOLLARS AND SENSE</h4>
So many bands play songs from the 1920s.

The Greg Poppleton band is 1920s. That’s because Greg sings the music of the 1920s and 1930s exclusively.

The difference is sound.

Bands and DJs that play 1920s, 1930s, rock, blues, Sinatra, comb, spoons, gypsy, Buble and what ever else is supposed ‘to get people dancing’ try really hard to hide the fact they can’t make the right 1920s – 30s sounds.

It’s that simple.

Like, the family wagon is a car but racers aren’t going to use it to try and win a grand prix, are they?

Booking the family wagon instead of the specialist twenties singer and band ruins any 1920s -30s atmosphere you’ve spent money, time and reputation on creating.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone
Greg Poppleton 1920s singer and Cazzbo Johns on sousaphone

And here’s Cazzbo with Grahame Conlon on guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band at the ALGWA dinner. Tony Jex is in the back ground at the sound desk.

Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band
Cazzbo Johns sousaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar doubling banjo in the Greg Poppleton band

On sax and clarinet with the Greg Poppleton band is one of Australia’s most celebrated jazz figures, Paul Furniss…

Paul Furniss with the Greg Poppleton band on alto sax and clarinet.
Paul Furniss with the Greg Poppleton band on alto sax and clarinet.

To book Greg Poppleton, contact Tony: tony@ozmanagement.com
Please visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com