Help Community Radio 2SER Now. Phantom Dancer Tues 19, Sat 23 Oct 2021


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Radiothon 2021, ‘This Must Be The Place!’

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!

2SER is community radio. Radio for the community by the community. Your community financial support keeps 2SER on-air…

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Subscribe online now

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

19 and 23 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #514

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
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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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

Help Community Radio 2SER Now. Phantom Dancer 12 and 16 Oct 2021


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Radiothon 2021, ‘This Must Be The Place!’

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!

2SER is community radio. Radio for the community by the community. Your community financial support keeps 2SER on-air…

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Subscribe online now

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
LISTEN ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE

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

Steel Guitar in 1930s German Pop – 5 Oct 2021


Steel Guitar in 1930s-40s German Pop music, off radio and recordings, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 5 October) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

This week, Steel Guitar in Nazi Germany…

HAWAIIAN GUITAR

The steel guitar was invented by Hawaiian 11 year old, Joseph Kekuku, in the late 1880s. He later toured the world as a Hawaiian guitar soloist.

Quoting The Smithsonian magazine, “According to one of the most popular origin myths, Kekuku picked up a railway spike as he was walking along railroad tracks and put it in his pocket. When he returned to his dormitory later that day and was playing the guitar, he had a moment of inspiration—Kekuku pulled out the steel railroad tie, ran it along the guitar strings as he strummed, and noticed the unique sound the steel made.”

Kekuku modified his guitar to raise the strings higher off the fretboard and created a smooth metal cylinder to run over it as he played. He had modified an existing instrument into something entirely new.

Steel guitar is played on the lap, and the guitarist plucks the chords instead of strumming them while running a steel bar over the neck.

The steel guitar made a huge impact on different styles of American music. Hawaiian music was the most popular music genre by record sales in 1916. In Australia, Hawaiian music had a huge fan base in the 1940s into the 1960s.

In 1931, an electric Hawaiian guitar hit the market – the frying pan guitar – and it launched Hawaiian music back into the mainstream. The breakthrough song was the big hit of 1933, My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua.

In Europe, strangely, Nazi Germany, was the country that made the most steel guitar recordings, incorporating the instrument into its dance bands and on radio. You’ll hear one 1940 radio selection and two Berlin dance band recordings featuring steel guitar with dance orchestra.

5 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

Community Radio Network Show CRN #512

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 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
In a Moment of Madness
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Kitty Kallen
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
29 Jun 1944
Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The 3 Kaydettes
‘Spotlight Bands’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
31 Jan 1942
Annie Laurie + Memories of You (theme)
Sonny Durham Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Aug 1944
Set 2
Rock’n’Roll Dance Party
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + You For Me
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Play it Fair
LaVerne Baker (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Ev’ry Day + Cherry Point + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Set 3
Jimmy Grier
Music in the Moonlight (theme) + After All is Said and Done
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Dick Webster
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
A Secret Love
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Kenny Allen
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Kiss By Kiss + Music in the Moonlight (theme)
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) The 3 Cheers
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 4
Steel Guitar in German Dance Bands
Heimat deine Sterne
Wilhelm Strienz
‘Wunschkonzert für die Wehrmacht’
RRG Berlin
1940
Wenn wir uns einmal wiederseh’n
Joop Carlquist und sein Hawaiian-Tanzorchester
Comm Rec
Berlin
1939
Eine Insel aus Traumen geboren
Hans Rehmstedt Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuricke
Comm Rec
Berlin
Dec 1938
Set 5
Chicago Style Jazz
Open + At The Jazz Band Ball
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall NYC
WJZ Blue NYC
30 Sep 1944
Relaxin’ at the Trouro + Royal Garden Blues
Muggsy Spanier
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
18 Oct 1953
Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall NYC
WJZ Blue NYC
9 Sep 1944
Set 6
1910s New Orleans Jazz Stars
Livery Stable Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NYC
31 Oct 1936
Winnin’ Boy
Jelly Roll Morton
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1940
King Porter Stomp
Jelly Roll Morton
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1940
Nick LaRocca Interview + Tiger Rag
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NYC
31 Oct 1936
Set 7
1930s Swing Bands
All Those in Favour of Swing Say Aye
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Edythe Wright
Roof Hotel Astor
WABC CBS NYC
14 Sep 1939
Deep Night
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Jack Leonard
Roof Hotel Astor
WABC CBS NYC
14 Sep 1939
Cotton Pickers’ Congregation
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WEAF NBC Red NYC
14 Oct 1938
Down South Camp Meeting
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NYC
20 Nov 1937
Set 8
1950s Progressive Jazz
Jeepers Creepers
Dave Brubeck
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
Dec 1953
Some Blues + Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Stan Getz
Red Hill Inn
Pennsauken NJ
WRCA NBC NY
16 Feb 1957
Congo Square Duke Ellington Orchestra
Aircheck
27 Aug 1960
A Gem From Tiffany
Shelly Manne
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NYC
1956

Phantom Dancer Is Back Live – Southern Louisiana Music – 28 Sep 2021


Southern Louisiana music, off the radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. You’ll hear Cajun and New Orleans jazz from 1950s and 60 radio.

It is so good to be back in the studio to create a fresh non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted for you. My name,s Greg Poppleton, Greg Poppleton. I’ve been mixing The Phantom Dancer for you since June 1985 and this week is the first live mix since the latest Sydney Covid lockdown starting June this year.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 28 September) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

This week, two musics from Sothern Louisiana…

CAJUN

Cajun music is relatively catchy with an infectious beat and a lot of forward drive, placing the accordion at the center. Besides the voices, only two melodic instruments are heard, the accordion and fiddle, but usually in the background can also be heard the high, clear tones of a metal triangle.

The harmonies of Cajun music are simple and the melodic range is just one octave, rising a fifth above the tonic and descending a fourth below. Because the Cajun accordion is a diatonic instrument (do-re-mi or natural major scale) it can only play tunes in a few keys. For example, a “C” accordion is tuned such that the entire C scale is available on the ten buttons (over two octaves) and it can play a tune in the key of C with all the notes of the C scale available (C-D-E-F-G-A-B). A “C” accordion can also play a few Cajun songs in the key of F however the Bb note will be missing. Also it can play in the key of D with a bluesy sound since the F natural note becomes a flat third or minor third in the key of D. However a skilled accordion player can play in these other keys and still make good music whereby the notes missing (because of the limitations of the diatonic tuning) are not needed by the melody.

Since an instrument must match the singer’s range, much Cajun singing is sung in the singer’s upper range. The accordionist gives the vocal melody greater energy by repeating most notes.

Dancehall Cajun, which we’ll hear today from a 1966 KEUN Mamou La recording of thier live ‘Fais-do-do’ radio show, is often known in South Louisiana as ‘Fais do-do’ music because it is commonly played at fais do-dos; this in turn comes from the local practice of couples bringing their children with them to the dance hall.

As bands moved from house dances to large halls, electrical amplification of instruments was introduced so as to cut through the noise of the crowd.

Typically in dancehall Cajun performances, the melody is played by the accordion followed by a bridge, a vocal verse, a leading line by the steel guitar, a leading line by the fiddle, then a leading line by the accordion player again followed by a bridge. This is followed by the next vocal verse, and so on. Lawrence Walker, Aldus Roger, Nathan Abshire, Iry LeJeune, and Sidney Brown are examples of this musical period.

JAZZ

Probably the single most famous style of music to originate in the city was New Orleans jazz, also known as Dixieland. It came into being around 1900. Many with memories of the time say that the most important figure in the formation of the music was Papa Jack Laine who enlisted hundreds of musicians from all of the city’s diverse ethnic groups and social status. Most of these musicians became instrumental in forming jazz music including Buddy Bolden, Bunk Johnson and the members of Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

One of early rural blues, ragtime, and marching band music were combined with collective improvisation to create this new style of music. At first, the music was known by various names such as “hot music”, “hot ragtime” and “ratty music”; the term “jazz” (early on often spelled “jass”) did not become common until the 1910s. The early style was exemplified by the bands of such musicians as Freddie Keppard, Jelly Roll Morton, “King” Joe Oliver, Kid Ory. The next generation took the young art form into more daring and sophisticated directions, with such creative musical virtuosos as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Red Allen.

New Orleans was a regional Tin Pan Alley music composing and publishing center through the 1920s, and was also an important center of ragtime.

Louis Prima demonstrated the versatility of the New Orleans tradition, taking a style rooted in traditional New Orleans jazz into swinging hot music popular into the rock and roll era. He is buried in New Orleans.

Contemporary jazz has had a following in New Orleans with musicians such as Alvin Batiste and Ellis Marsalis. Some younger jazz virtuosos such as Wynton Marsalis and Nicholas Payton experiment with the avant garde while refusing to disregard the traditions of early jazz.

28 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 SEPTEMBER 2021
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
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
Theme + Cowboy Song
Gay Claridge Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 Oct 1945
Nevertheless
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Kenny Gardiner
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Roosevelt NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Oct 1950
Play, Fiddle, Play + Smoke Rings (theme)
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945
Set 2
Jazz Blues
Memphis Blues
Wild Bill Davison (cnt)
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
17 May 1947
Tin Roof Blues
George Brunies (tb and voc)
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
10 May 1947
Wild Cat Blues
James P Johnson and Sidney Bechet (piano and cl)
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
24 May 1947
Set 3
Ted Fio Rito
Theme + Stay As Sweet As You Are
Vincent Valsanti (aka Ted Fio Rito) Orchestra (voc) Bill Thomas
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Two Hearts
Vincent Valsanti (aka Ted Fio Rito) Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Miss Otis Regrets + What a Difference a Day Makes + Theme
Vincent Valsanti (aka Ted Fio Rito) Orchestra (voc) Spooky Dickenson
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Set 4
South Louisiana Music
Eh, La Bas
Papa Celestin
‘Dixieland Jambake’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
1950
Ma Negresse
Nathan Abshire and his Pine Grove Boys
‘Fais Do-Do’
KEUN Mamou La
1966
Runnin’ Wild
George Lewis
‘Dixieland Jambake’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
16 Sep 1950
Grand Mamou
Adam Landreneau
‘Fais Do-Do’
KEUN Mamou La
1966
Set 5
Your Hit Parade
Theme + Casual Jazz
 Mark Warnow Orchestra (voc) Barry Wood
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Jan 1943
So In Love
Axel Stordahl Orchestra (voc) Frank Sinatra
‘Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NYC
30 Apr 1949
Change Partners + I’ve Got a Pocketful of Deams
Al Goodman Orchestra
‘Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS NYC
22 Oct 1938
Set 6
Glenn Miller Ballads
On The Alamo
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Gail Reese
Paradise Restaurant
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
18 Jun 1938
Shadows on the Sand
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
6 Nov 1940
Please Come Out of Your Dream
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
8 Mar 1939

Georgia On My Mind
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Sunset Serenade’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
30 Aug 1941
Set 7
1930s Radio Transcriptions
You’re a Heavenly Thing
Orville Knapp Orchestra (voc) Edith Caldwell
Radio Transcription
1936
Gone With The Wind
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
1939
Robins and Roses
Orville Knapp Orchestra (voc) Leighton Noble
Radio Transcription
1936
In a Sentimental Mood
Dick Jurgens Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1938
Set 8
1950s Piano Jazz
Lover
Erroll Garner
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
May 1956
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Patty Ryan
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jun 1956
Here Lies Love Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
It’s Time For Us To Part
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Gene Williams
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Aug 1956

Benny Goodman Goes Bop, Re-Learns Clarinet – Phantom Dancer 24 August 2021


Benny Goodman goes Bop from live 1948-49 radio is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

The Sydney Covid Lockdown worsens, so again, unfortunately, I must premier a Phantom Dancer classic. I’m itching to make new mixes and write new bios for you live in the studio soon.

The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV – is hosted by me, Greg Poppleton and heard online and over 20 radio stations.

Hear past Phantom Dancer online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

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


BENNY

By the late 1940s, as you’ll hear on today’s Phantom Dancer, Goodman had moved from swing to bop, gaining praise from jazz critics for his recordings.

Goodman had broken up his swing orchestra in 1947, although he continued to assemble big bands and small groups for touring and recording throughout the remainder of his career.

He halfheartedly embraced the bebop movement and in the late 1940s made several recordings with noted bop musicians. Although Goodman’s solos were firmly in the old school, the blend of the two styles was effective.



BOP

His orchestra and his small groups became bop oriented. He hired many from the bop second wave to create the right sound, including Buddy Greco (who also sang), Zoot Sims and Wardell Gray.

For bop clarinet, Goodman was much influenced by Swedish clarinetist Stan Hasselgard. For some arrangements and bebop advice, he went to pianist Mary Lou Williams.

Interestingly, during this time, Goodman changed his clarinet technique,
“In 1949, when he was 40, Goodman decided to study with Reginald Kell, one of the world’s leading classical clarinetists. To do so, he had to change his entire technique: instead of holding the mouthpiece between his front teeth and lower lip, as he had done since he first took a clarinet in hand 30 years earlier, Goodman learned to adjust his embouchure to the use of both lips and even to use new fingering techniques. He had his old finger calluses removed and started to learn how to play his clarinet again—almost from scratch.”

Initially, he enjoyed the humour in bop, saying about a Thelonius Monk piece, “I like it, I like that very much. I like the piece and I like the way he played it. I think he’s got a sense of humour and he’s got some good things there.”

But within eighteen months bop frustrated Goodman and he returned to swing. In fact, he had changed his mind so completely about bop that in 1953 he was quoted, “Maybe bop has done more to set music back for years than anything. Basically it’s all wrong. It’s not even knowing the scales. Bop was mostly publicity and people figuring angles.”

Read trumpeter Al Stewart’s first hand account of playing in Benny Goodman’s bop band

24 AUGUST PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 24 August 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 – 4pm
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1940s Radio Big Bands  
Open + Memories of You (theme) + Begin the Beguine
Sonny Dunham Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Apr 1944
That’s My Type
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Feb 1946
Candy Kid’s Note To A Classy Chassis + Close
Vaughn Monroe Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Commodore Hotel NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Feb 1945
Set 2
Latin Music  
Open + Tico Tico
Lena Romay
‘Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Open + Amor Amor + Besume Mucho
Xavier Cugat (voc) Del Campo
‘One Night Stand’
Trocadero
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
18 Feb 1945
Cabando Canha + + The Moon is in My Heart + Close
Enric Madreguera and his Music of the Americas (voc) Eddie Gomez
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Set 3
Chamber Music Society  
Open + Carry Me Back To Old Virginny
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
21 Jul 1941
Blow The Man Down
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
21 Jul 1941
Three Valve Jump
Erskine Hawkins
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
21 Jul 1941
Clarinet in a Haunted House
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
21 Jul 1941
Set 4
Benny Goodman Bop Radio  
Undercurrent Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Limehouse Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Blue Lou
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Body and Soul
Benny Goodman Trio
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Set 5
Artie Shaw  
Nightmare (theme) + Rose Room
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Summer Terrace
Ritz Carlton Room
WNAC NBC Red
Boston
19 Sep 1939
The Lamp is Low
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
‘Melody and Madness’
WABC CBS NY
22 Aug 1939
Jungle Drums
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Jan 1939
St Louis Blues + Nightmare (theme)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Oct 1939
Set 6
1930s Radio  
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
Kay Kyser and his Band from the Carolines (voc) Sully Mason and Band
Aircheck
12 Jun 1934
Here Comes Cookie
Henry Busse Orchestra (voc) Marion Holmes
Radio Transcription
1935
Thanks
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Deane Janis
Radio Transcription
1934
Fine and Dandy
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) The Rhythmsters
Radio Transcription
1932
Set 7
1920s Radio  
What a Day!
Eskimo Pie Orchestra (voc) Kay Parker
‘The Eskimo Pie Program’
Jul 1929
The Man From the South
Ted Weems Orchestra (voc) Arthur Jarrett and Parker Gibbs
Comm Rec
Chicago
2 Dec 1929
1927 Radio Routine
Bing Crosby and Judy Garland
‘Bing Crosby Show’
KECA ABC LA
5 Oct 1947
Set 8
Women Singers on the Air  
The Starlit Hour
Ella Fitzgerald (voc) Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Feb 1940
Mean To Me
Sarah Vaughan (voc) Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Mad About The Boy
Lena Horne (voc) Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
No Love, No Nothin’
Dinah Washington (voc) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Trianon Ballroom
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jun 1944

Phil Harris – Phantom Dancer 17 August 2021 Feature Artist


Phil Harris is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Wonga Phil Harris was a drummer, band leader, singer, comedian, actor, Academy Award winner and voice-over artist. Because of the continuing Sydney lockdown, this show is a re-broadcst of the 23 Feb 2021 Phantom Dancer

His first name, Wonga, is a Cherokee word meaning fast messenger.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton. Hear past Phantom Dancer online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 17 August at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

PHIL

Phil Harris’ parents were circus performers. Phil started playing in his father’s tent band as a drummer at age 9.

He began his dance band career as a drummer in San Francisco, first in 1925 with the Henry Halstead Orchestra, which toured Australia in 1927. In the late 20s he formed an orchestra with Carol Lofner which had a three year engagement at the St. Francis Hotel.

The Lofner-Harris orchestra recorded for VictorColumbiaDecca, and Vocalion.

MOVIES

In 1933, he made a short film for RKO called So This Is Harris!. It won the Academy Award for best live action short subject. He followed with a feature-length film, Melody Cruise

He starred in I Love a Bandleader (1945) with Leslie Brooks. He appeared in The Wild Blue Yonder a.k.a. “Thunder Across the Pacific” (1951), alongside Forrest Tucker and Walter Brennan. He made a cameo appearance in the Warner Bros. musical, Starlift, with Janice Rule and Dick Wesson, and was featured in The High and the Mighty with John Wayne in 1954.

He made many TV appearances guesting on the Ed Sullivan Show and Dean Martin Show in the 1960s

As a singer, he had a #1 hit in 1950 with the novelty record, “The Thing”.

He was an avid golfer and won many amateur golf tournaments. Took over managing the Bing Crosby Golf Tournament after Crosby’s death

RADIO
 

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll hear Phil Harris from a radio transcription simulating a broadcst from the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel where his band was resident in 1933-34.

In 1936, Harris became musical director of The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny singing and leading his band.

When Harris showed a knack for giving snappy one-liners, he joined the cast.

In 1946, after serving in the US Navy during WW2, Harris and wife Alice Faye began co-hosting The Fitch Bandwagon, a comedy-variety program that followed the Jack Benny show on Sunday nights.

On The Fitch Bandwagon and its later incarnation as The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Harris played a vain, stumbling husband, while Faye played his sarcastic but loving wife.

The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show ran until 1954. Harris was concurrently on Jack Benny’s show from 1948 to 1952.

VOICE ACTOR

Harris was a popular voice actor for animated films – he played Baloo in The Jungle Book (1967), Thomas O’Malley in The Aristocats (1970), Little John in Robin Hood (1973), and Patou in Rock-a-Doodle (1991). 

17 AUGUST 2021 PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 August 2021
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
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4pm
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1945 Radio Dance Bands  
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Sun Valley Jump
Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Blue Network
1945
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Ray Noble Orchestra (voc) Trudy Irwin and the Smart Set
‘By Request’
KNX CBS LA
13 Jun 1945
Dark Eyes + Close
Jimmy Joy Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Hartigan TX
Blue Network
6 Jan 1945
Set 2
1940s-50s Mod Jazz Bands  
Open + Who’s Sorry Now?
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Old Man Bebop
Dizzy Gillespie
AFRS Radio Transcriptions
1946
El Greco + Let’s Dance (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Set 3
Phil Harris  
Young and Healthy
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Phil Harris and The Three Ambassadors
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
The Girl in the Little Green Hat
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Lee Norton
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Come On, Get Up
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Leah Raye
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Set 4
Women on Radio  
Theme + 24 Hours of Sunshine
The Andrew Sisters, Dick Haymes, Jerry Gray Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
8 Jan 1950
If I Loved You + Lady Be Good (close)
Georgia  Gibbs (voc) Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Pennsylvania Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Jul 1945
That Ol’ Black Magic + Close
Jo Stafford, The Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
22 May 1949
Set 5
1940s Australian Swing  
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Let’s Have One For The Road
George Trevare Orchestra (voc)
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Long Ago and Far Away
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) al Royal
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Set 6
Radio Trad  
Back to Coajingolong
George Trevare Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
September in the Rain
Eddie Condon 
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
21 Oct 1944
Levee Blues
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band (voc) Charlie Teagarden
Radio Transcription
1950
Gin Mill Blues + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Swing Concert’
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
18 May 1937
Set 7
 Lseter Young 1950s Radip  
Lullaby of Birdland (theme)
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Lullaby of Birdland (theme)
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Lester Leaps In
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Set 8
Benny Goodman Small Groups  
Oh, Baby!
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
Limehouse Blues
 
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946
Sweet Georgia Brown
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Mutual Network
29 Sep 1943
Sweet Lorraine
Benny Goodman Trio
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jan 1946

Doc Cheatham Always Trying New Ideas – Phantom Dancer 3 August 2021


Doc Cheatham, born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, requested by a regular listener. Doc Cheatham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader. You’ll hear a set of bands he played in from live radio broadcasts, and a set of 1930s Cab Calloway in which band Cheatham played 1st trumpet. This is another classic Phantom Dancer as Sydney stays in lockdown.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton. Hear past Phantom Dancer online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 9 February at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

Doc Cheatham, born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, requested by a regular listener. Doc Cheatham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader. You’ll hear a set of bands he played in from live radio broadcasts, and a set of 1930s Cab Calloway in which band Cheatham played 1st trumpet.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV hosted by me, Greg Poppleton. Hear past Phantom Dancer online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

This show will be online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 3 August at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

NEVER STOPPED LEARNING – 1920s

His trumpet playing career began with jazz bands in the 1920s. When he started, he was influenced by the jazz that was around him and that had developed in the late 1910s. His early trumpet influences included Henry Busse and Johnny Dunn. He moved to Chicago in 1924 and heard King Oliver. Oliver’s playing was a revelation to Cheatham. Cheatham followed the Jazz King around and Oliver gave him a trumpet mute which Cheatham treasured and performed with for the rest of his career.

A further revelation came in 1925 when he met, and sometimes depped for Louis Armstrong. Armstrong became a lifelong influence on Cheatham.

So began a professional career playing in famous bands, and eventually leading his own, which involved constant experimentation with technique and musical form. A listener asked that I do a Phantom Dancer with Doc Cheatham as feature artist. When I read his story I connected immediately with his lifelong study of performance technique. I do it myself, currently experimenting with a different breathing technique for singing, and new camera techniques for acting.

1930s – SCHLOSSBERG

After touring Europe with the  Sam Wooding band in 1929-30, Cheatham returned to the US in 1930 and played with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers before joining the Cab Calloway Ork. Cheatham was Calloway’s lead trumpeter from 1932 to 1939.

He studied with Max Schlossberg for 6 months in 1931. 

Doc Cheatham in Cab Calloway's Orchestra
Doc Cheatham in Cab Calloway’s Orchestra

 

1940s – CLAVE RHYTHM

As a swing trumpeter during WW2 Cheatham played in the orchestras Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson, Fletcher Henderson and Claude Hopkins.

After 1945, he moved to Latin music, joining the bands of Perez Prado, Marcelino Guerra and Ricardo Ray. 

He was fired the first time he joined Machito’s band. He couldn’t handle clave rhythm. Cheatham eventually mastered it.

1950 – 60s

Doc Cheatham singing
Doc Cheatham singing

While continuing with Latin bands into the 1950s, Cheatham also played with Wilbur de Paris (in whose band he had played in 1927) and Sammy Price.

He was part of a tour of Africa for the US State Department in 1959 and led his own band on Broadway from 1960-65 before touring with Benny Goodman.

1970 – 90s

In his sixties during the 1970s, Doc Cheatham made a vigorous self-assessment of his trumpet playing. He taped himself, listening critically to the results. The discipline paid off with greater positive critical attention.

He even began singing. His singing career started by accident in a Paris recording studio on 2 May 1977. During a sound check at the start of a recording session with Sammy Price’s band, Cheatham sang and scatted his way through a couple of choruses of ‘What Can I Say Dear After I Say I’m Sorry’. The miking happened to be good from the start and the tape machine was already rolling. The track was included on the LP ‘Doc Cheatham: Good for What Ails You’. His singing was so well received, Cheatham continued to sing as well as play trumpet for the rest of his career.

In 1998, Doc received a posthumous Grammy for Best Jazz Solo on ‘Stardust’, a track on his CD, Doc Cheatham and Nicholas Payton (see video near the top of this article). His wife Amanda and daughter Alicia accepted the award on his behalf.

Watch Doc Cheatham on TV in Antwerp, 1958,

3 AUGUST PLAY LIST

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107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 August 2021
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

2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am

2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4pm

2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm

3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm

7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm

1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am

2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm

5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm

4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am

7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am

3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am

6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am

3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Mickey Mouse Bands  
Oh You Beautiful Doll (theme) + Lullaby of Broadway
Frank Foster Orchestra (voc) Frank Foster
‘One Night Stand’
Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
13 Aug 1945
The Ol’ Piano Roll Blues
Paul Neighbours Orchestra
Biltmore Bowl
Biltmore Hotel LA
via KGHL NBC Billings Montana
1954
Early in the Morning + Close
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) The Martin Men
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Aug 1944
Set 2
Women Singers on 1945-46 Radio  
Open + Look For the Silver Lining
Dinah Shore
‘Showtime’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
I Can See It My Way
Doris Day
‘Barry Gray’s Nightclub’
WOR Mutual NY
5 Feb 1946
If a Nightinggale Could Sing Like You + I Surrender Dear + Close
Ginny Simms
‘Ginny Simms Show’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jan 1946
Set 3
Club Hangover  
Open + Royal Garden Blues
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
5 Feb 1955
I Found a New Baby
Ralph Sutton
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
7 Sep 1954
After Hours + When The Saints Come Marching In
Red Richards (piano) Muggsy Spanier Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
20 Nov 1954
Set 4
Doc Cheatham with Cab Calloway’s Ork  
Hot Water
Doc Cheatham (tp) Cab Calloway Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
7 Dec 1932
A Minor Breakdown
Doc Cheatham (tp) Cab Calloway Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
10 Dec 1937
Mississippi Mud + Minnie the Moocher
Doc Cheatham (tp) Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) Cab Calloway
KTSP Studios
St Paul-Minneapolis
28 May 1938
Set 5
Bands Doc Cheatham Played In  
Rocky Road
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (tp is Rex Stewart, not Doc C) (voc) Don Redman
Comm Rec
NYC
3 Nov 1930
Cao, Cao
Machito (voc) Graciela
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
1951
Whatever Lola Wants + Close
Perez Prado
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Set 6
Let’s Dance 1934-35  
Let’s Dance (theme) + The Object of My Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
Let’s Dance
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
Solitude
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
Let’s Dance
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Mar 1935
Goodbye
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Let’s Dance
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
Set 7
 Harry James 1950s Radio  
Cirribirribin (Theme) + Stealin’ Apples
Harry James Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WMAQ NBC Chicago
18 Jun 1954
Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James Octet
Aircheck
c 1950
Palladium Party
Harry James Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WCBS CBS NY
25 May 1953
Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James Octet
Aircheck
c 1950
Set 8
Women Radio Singers  
Manhattan
Lee Wiley
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1950
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Kay Starr (voc) Charlie Barnett Orchestra
‘For the Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Robin Hood
Mildred Bailey
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
12 Feb 1945
I Miss Your Kiss
Joya Sherill (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date with the Duke’
WJZ ABC NY
12 May 1945

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Rock’n’Roll Sax – Phantom Dancer 6 July 2021


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 6 July 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!

6 JULY PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #499

107.3 2SER Tuesday 6 JULY 2021
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
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
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

Hal Kemp Launched by Royal Drummer – Phantom Dancer 15 June 2021


Hal Kemp, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear his dance orchestra in broadcasts from 1934 to 1939. He was the tripling trumpets king, developing a unique sound for a ‘sweet band’ that made his orchestra one of the most popular of the Swing Era. And having the Prince of Wales, the future Eddie 8, sit in on drums with the band during an Atlantic crossing, kicked off his career.

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

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HAL

First up, the Hal Kemp Orchestra in action from the short, “Here’s Hal!”. Bandleader Hal Kemp leads his band in his own arrangement of “In an 18th Century Drawing Room”…

James Hal Kemp was a US reeds player, bandleader, composer and arranger.

He formed his first band in high school. At 19 he led the University of North Carolina band – the Carolina Club Orchestra. They went to England, where they made their first recordings in London, and on their return journey made the acquaintance of the Prince of Wales, who performed with them.

As a result, the band was mentioned in US press reports, so on their return they received several offers of contracts. In 1927, Kemp formed his own orchestra, which at various times featured Skinnay EnnisBunny Berigan, and John Scott Trotter. The band became a popular jazz orchestra in the late 1920s.

KEMP

In the 1930s, Kemp’s band turned to “sweet” dance music. From 1932 to 1934, they performed at the Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago, and appeared regularly on radio broadcasts. They became well-known nationally, and secured a contract with Brunswick Records. Most of the vocals on their recordings were by Skinnay Ennis, whose vocal style and the arrangements by Trotter, which featured staccato triplets by the trumpeters and clarinets played through megaphones, gave Kemp’s records a distinctive sound.

Kemp and his orchestra had a number of hit records, including “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” (1933), “In the Middle of a Kiss” (1935), “There’s a Small Hotel” (1936), “When I’m With You” (1936), “This Year’s Kisses” (1937), and “Where or When” (1937).

Saxie Dowell in the Kemp Orchestra wrote what is still a children’s favourite, “Three Little Fishies” which he sings in this 1936 short…

In 1936, John Scott Trotter left the orchestra to join Bing Crosby and was succeeded as arranger by Hal Mooney and Lou Busch. Ennis left in 1938, and Bob Allen became the band’s featured singer. 

From 1937, Kemp recorded for Victor Records. His other recordings included “Got A Date With An Angel”, “Heart Of Stone”, “Lamplight”, “The Music Goes ‘Round And Around”, “You’re The Top”, “Bolero”, “Gloomy Sunday” and “Lullaby Of Broadway”.

Hal Kemp died in Madera, California in 1940, aged 36, following a road accident while driving from Los Angeles to a performance in San Francisco in foggy conditions. His car was hit by an oncoming truck. He died in hospital from pneumonia two days later. The orchestra remained operational for some time after Kemp’s death, led by singer Art Jarrett. It disbanded in the early 1940s.

One more band clip. First released in 1941, this short was filmed the day before Kemp was killed in a fatal automobile accident in 1940. It was re-released in 1953. The music includes “The Joke’s On You,” sung by band vocalist Maxine Grey, and “Trade Winds,” sung by band vocalist Robert Allen). The band also plays “I’ll Be Missing You”, and concludes with “Begin the Beguine.” This is not the same short as the 1938 Paramount short of the same name…

15 JUNE PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #495

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 JUNE 2021
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
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  
Minnie the Moocher (theme) + Foo a Little Ballyhoo
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
New Zanzibar Club
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
You’re My Thrill
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Betty Perry
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1947
Northwest Passage + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Aug 1945
Set 2
Friendly Five Footnotes  
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + It’s the Girl
Freddie Rich Orchestra (voc) Freddie Rich
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
I’m With You
Freddie Rich Orchestra (voc) Freddie Rich
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Roll on Mississippi + I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme)
Freddie Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 3
Francophone Radio  
Honeysuckle Rose
Django Reinhardt with the ATC Band
‘Beaucoup de Music’
AFN Paris
1 Dec 1945
Song of Paris + close
Maurice Duvier Orchestra (voc) Lucille Dumont
‘Rhythms de Paris’
CBC Montreal
2 Nov 1951
Improvisation No. 6
Django Reinhardt
‘Beaucoup de Music’
AFN Paris
1 Dec 1945
Set 4
Hal Kemp  
When Summer is Gone (theme) + You’ve Got Me Crying Again
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York
1934
A Heart of Stone
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Shinnay Ennis
‘Lady Esther Serenade’
WABC CBS NYC
26 Aug 1936
Lamplight
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Shinnay Ennis
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Got a Daye with an Angel + Close
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘R. H Macy Morning Show’
WOR Mutual NYC
Oct 1935
Set 5
Stan Kenton 1953  
Theme + Casual Jazz
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Hampton Casino
Hampton Beach NH
WBZ NBC Boston
21 Jul 1953
Yesterdays
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert Encores’
Blue Room
WMAQ NBC Chicago
2 Apr 1953
Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Ross Auditorium
KFSD NBC San Diego
10 Feb 1953
 
 
 
Set 6
Glenn Miller in German  
In The Mood (theme) + Stardust
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Hour’
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
London
Nov 1944
Anvil Chorus
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Hour’
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
London
Nov 1944
String of Pearls
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Hour’
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
London
Nov 1944
Little Brown Jug + Close
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Hour’
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
London
Nov 1944
Set 7
1920s-30s Women Singers  
Dancing on the Ceiling
Jessie Matthews
Comm Rec
London
4 May 1934
Look For The Silver Lining
Marilyn Miller and Lawrence Gray
Soundtrack
Hollywood
Jun 1929
Everything’s in Rhythm with my Heart
Jessie Matthews
Comm Rec
London
18 Sep 1935
Bill
Helen Morgan
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Feb 1928
Set 8
Medleys  
Someone to Watch Over Me + Somebody Loves Me + Fascinating Rhythm + Dawn of a New Day
Roy Bargy and Walter Gross (pianos) Lynn Murray Chorus
‘Everybody’s Music’
WABC CBS NY
10 Jun 1938
Medley of Ellington Hits
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Carnegie Hall
New York City
13 Nov 1948
They Can’t Take That Away From Me + Nice Work If You Can Get It + Love Walked In Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Maxine Sullivan
‘Everybody’s Music’
WABC CBS NY
10 Jun 1938
 
 
 

Ted Fio Rito Cocoanut Grove 1934 – Phantom Dancer 11 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.

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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 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….

 

11 MAY PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #489

107.3 2SER Tuesday 11 MAY 2021
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
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 Tuesday 8 – 9pm
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
4RPH Brisbane Sunday 3 – 4am
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome 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