27 Feb Phantom Dancer – Errol Buddle Dead, The Last Australian In The Australian Jazz Quintet.


The Phantom Dancer is presented by authentic 1920s – 30s singer, Greg Poppleton.

It’s your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV.

Hear the mix after the 27 Feb broadcast at radio 2ser.com

This week, The Phantom Dancer, bids farewell to Sydney jazz identity, jazz bassoon and sax great –  the last Australian in the Australian Jazz Quartet, Errol Buddle.

Errol died last week and The Phantom Dancer brings you a broadcast he made with the AJQ in 1956.

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AUSTRALIAN JAZZ QUARTET/QUINTET

The broadcast of the Australian Jazz Quintet is from Birdland as part of the NBC Radio Series ‘The All-Star Parade of Bands’.

I make these cultural observations about the broadcast:

1. Fred Collins, NBC announcer, network jazz DJ and ‘expert’, obviously doesn’t know what to do with The Australian Jazz Quintet. He comes across like he hasn’t done his research. He’s polite, almost seeming to damn with very faint praise. And the AJQ get short shrift from Fred in the promotion department.

2. The All-Star Parade of Bands usually has two bands doing 13 minutes each with an ad in between as the second band sets up. In this broadcast, the AJQ do two songs in the middle and the closing theme. Most of the show is given to Carmen McRae.

3. The American in the AJQ is the spokesman for the group on the radio.

4. The AJQ use voicings and phrasings that hark back to the Australian dance bands of the late 30s and 1940s. This, as well as jazz bassoon, must have sounded uncomfortable to New York jazz ears who went for an overload of the safe and familiar with Carmen.

5. The NBC live recording for the AJQ is rather indistinct sounding. Carmen and her pianist is much more present in the radio mix.

 

WHO WERE THE AJQ?

They were three Australians and one American. The Australians were Errol Buddle (bassoon and tenor saxophone), Bryce Rohde (piano), and Jack Brokensha (vibraphone and percussion).

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Errol Buddle, who played in the Sydney Jazz Scene , died last week.

Bryce Rohde returned to the U.S. from Australia in 1965 and played in the San Francisco jazz scene until he died in 2016.

Jack Brokensha returned to Detroit after the 1958 AJQ Australian tour.  He was hired by Berry Gordy of Motown Records as a percussionist. He was one of the few white members of Motown’s Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio’s house band, The Funk Brothers. He was given the nickname “White Jack”, to distinguish him from Jack Ashford, an African American percussionist nicknamed “Black Jack”.

 

THE AJQ STORY

Errol Buddle, Bryce Rohde and Jack Brokensha went to Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1952, across from the U.S. city of Detroit with the aim of touring the U.S as a trio. Initially they had visa troubles. For a while, Errol Buddle played bassoon in the Windsor Symphony. A chance booking on WXYZ-TV Detroit for Brokensha after being spotted at a Windsor gig led to all three getting visas and regular TV, recording and club work in Detroit. There they met the fourth member of the AJQ, who you hear talking on the Birdland broadcast, Richard J. (Dick) Healey (alto sax, clarinet, flute, bass).

Because what happened next is so detailed, I will quote directly from the Wikipedia article on the AJQ

“Early 1954 appearances on the Detroit WXYZ-TV show “Soupy’s On” led comedian Soupy Sales to recommend the group to a Detroit suburb club owner Ed Sarkesian to accompany jazz vocalist Chris Connor for two weeks at the club (Rouge Lounge in River Rouge, a Detroit suburb) and to have the group perform between each of her sets. Since Buddle had been playing bassoon regularly with the Windsor Symphony, Healey and Rohde quickly decided to make arrangements for the flute-bassoon-vibes combination, giving the group a distinctive sound. This unusual instrumentation created much interest in the quartet, not only from jazz enthusiasts, but also from classical music aficionados. During the two-week engagement with Connor, Sarkesian contacted Joe Glaser of Associated Booking Corporation in New York. Sarkesian named the group The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet, and based on a quickly recorded 78 disk, he garnered a five-year contract with ABC and Bethlehem Records for the group. Sarkesian then became the group’s personal manager, which worked out very well because he also soon became a major promoter of jazz concerts and festivals.

Under the new arrangement with ABC the AJQ performed at the Blue Note in Chicago and on a concert in Washington DC. with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, and Carmen McRae. Soon they began playing at clubs like The Hickory House, Birdland (jazz club), Basin Street, and the Roundtable in New York; the Blue Note, Modern Jazz Room, and Robert’s Show Room in Chicago; Storyville in Boston; Jazz City in Los Angeles; Macumba in San Francisco; Sonny’s Lounge in Denver; Peacock Alley in St. Louis; Rouge Lounge in Detroit; Peps and Blue Note in Philadelphia; Midway Lounge in Pittsburgh; Colonial in Toronto, Ball & Chain in Miami and many others. At many of these clubs the AJQ shared the band stand with well-known groups such as the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Les Brown Orchestra, Johnny Smith Quartet, Bud Shank Quartet, Miles Davis, Pete Jolly Trio, J. J. Johnson, Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet, Art Blakey Quintet, Teddy and Marty Napoleon Quartet, Bud Powell Trio, Thelonious Monk, Conte Candoli/Al Cohn Quintet, Ahmad Jamal Trio, Don Shirley Trio, Lee Konitz Quartet, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday and others.

National concert tours took place in 1955–57. In 1955 there was the “Modern Jazz Show” with the Dave Brubeck QuartetGerry Mulligan, and Carmen McRae. In 1956 there was “Music For Moderns” with Count BasieErroll Garner, the Kai Winding Septet, the Chico Hamilton Quintet, and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet. In 1957, there was again “Music For Moderns” with the George Shearing Quintet, the Gerry Mulligan Quintet, Chico Hamilton, Helen MerrillCannonball Adderley, and Miles Davis. These tours included performances at major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York.

The AJQ appeared on several national television shows, the most notable being the Steve Allen Tonight Show, The Dave Garroway Today Show, The Arthur Godfrey Show, In Town Tonight Chicago, and the Ed Mackenzie and Soupy Sales Shows from ABC in Detroit. On the Radio they were heard on CBS’s “Woolworth Hour”, NBC’s “Monitor”, and ABC’s “Parade of the Bands”.

During 1955 to 1958 the AJQ recorded seven albums under the Bethlehem label. The first album, distinguished by its cover illustrated by four side-by-side kangaroos, was a 10″ LP recorded in February 1955 and featured arrangements of eight standard songs. A 12″ version of this album, released in 1956, added three standards and one original song by bassist Jimmy Gannon, who also assisted on the recording. Meanwhile, another album, this one with scores of kangaroos on its cover, was released with 10 songs including two originals, one by Gannon and the other by Healey.

In 1958 the group travelled to Australia for The Australian Concert Tour for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Also, there were TV and Radio Broadcasts, and, in Melbourne and Sydney, there were concerts with Sammy Davis Jr. These performances were broadcast nationally by the ABC. After the 1958 tour the group members decided to terminate the AJQ and become independent performing and recording artists. However, reunion concerts occurred in Adelaide in 1986 and 1993, and a recording of the 1993 concert was distributed.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Australian_Jazz_Quartet

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ERROL BUDDLE – YOUR PHANTOM DANCER VIDEOS OF THE WEEK!

Your Phantom Dancer ‘Video of the Week’ features Errol Buddle on tenor in a cameo about Sydney jazz club, The El Rocco. Good to see some of the extras at least tried to get ’80s versions of early 1960s short back and sides.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #305

107.3 2SER Tuesday 27 February 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
1950s Dance Bands on Radio
Theme + Komonoi Ostrow
Lawrence Welk Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1955
South
Chuck Cabot Orchestra
Empire Room
Rice Hotel
CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World (That’s Where Everything Is) + Will You Still Be Mine? (Theme)
Matt Dennis
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Chi-Chi Club
WRCA NBC NYC
13 Jun 1955
Set 2
Bands on 1936 Radio
Theme + I’ve Got Rhythm
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Dodge Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
13 Feb 1936
Christopher Columbus
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians (voc) Band
‘Ford Show’
WABC CBS NY
14 Apr 1936
Hallelujah
Johnny Green Orchestra
‘Packard Hour’
KFI NBC LA
11 Mar 1936
Set 3
Australian Jazz Quintet
Spring Is Here + The Fire Dance
Australian Jazz Quintet
’All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
1956
You’re My Thrill + Coming Down To Earth
 Carmen McRae
 ’All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Lullaby of Birdland
 Australian Jazz Quintet
’All Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Set 4
Cocoanut Grove Radio 1933-34
Lady Play Your Mandolin
Vincent Valsanti Orchestra (voc) The Playmates
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Making Faces At The Man In The Moon
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1931
Dancing With The Daffodils + Sweet and Lovely (theme)
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 5
Jazz Tenor Sax Stars On Radio
Too Marvellous For Words
Chu Berry and his Stompy Stevedours
Comm Rec
New York
23 Mar 1937
Body and Soul (theme) + Chant of the Groove
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem
4 Aug 1940
I Cover The Waterfront
Lester Young
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Dec 1948
Long Island Sound
Stan Getz
‘Stars of Modern Jazz’
Carnegie Hall
Voice of America
25 Dec 1949
Set 6
1939 Radio Dance Bands
Way Back In 1939 AD
Gray Gordon Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Concerto for Trumpet
Harry James Orchestra
Chatterbox Club
Mountainside NJ
Aircheck
1940
Scatterbrain
Blue Barron Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Theme + Over The Waves
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘America Dances’
CBS NY and BBC London
1939
Set 7
Swing on 1943 Radio
Take The A-Train (theme) + Way Low
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Hurricane Restaurant
WJZ NBC Blue
28 Aug 1943
Blackberry Jam
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
Blue Network
19 Nov 1943
T’aint What You Think
Les Brown Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Miami FL
Blue Network
10 Aug 19435
Jumpin’ Jiminy + Close
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
Mar 1943
Set 8
1950s – 60s Swing On Radio and TV
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Blee Blop Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Hamp’s Boogie Woogie
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Second Timex All-Star Jazz Concert’
CBS TV
30 Apr 1958
What Is This Thing Called Love + My Funny Valentine
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962

Phantom Dancer 12 Jan 2016, Live Kay Starr, Glenn Miller, Eddie Condon. Three Stooges Vagabond Loafers (1949)


The Tuesday 12 January Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton on 107.3 2SER and online and archived at 2ser.com is full of surprises from live 1920s – 60s swing and jazz radio broadcasts.

NOW hear the show online at 2ser.com until end of February 2016.

You’ll hear a set of women big band singers from early 1940s radio. Hoagy Carmichael with a Bix Beidebecke intro leads off a set of 1929 – 1930s jazz radio. You’ll also hear the Kai Winding Group live from 1950s radio and an unusual 1947 broadcast by swing pianist, Claude Thornhill, playing the bop classic, Anthropology.

Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael

You can hear the show archived after the broadcast at http://www.2ser.com. Click on Program Guide and then Phantom Dancer in the Tuesday column.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is the first episode in a series of Three Stooges shorts. Enjoy Vagabond Loafers from 1949.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #195

Tuesday 12 January 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12,
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Stardust On The Moon
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
20 Oct 1937
I Want To Be Happy
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Dec 1936
Elks’ Parade + Close
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
Set 2
Always
Kai Winding Group
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Anthropology
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ ABC NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 3
Peace Pipe
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade Of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York
9 jan 1956
Got To Travel On
Jerry Gray and his Band of Today (voc) Jerry Gray
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
30 Oct 1959
Ad + The Shiniest Mouth in Town
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Butch Stone
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
KFI NBC LA
12 Oct 1953
Set 4
Tin Roof Blues
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
30 Apr 1955
You’re Just In Love
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong and Thelma Middleton
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 5
Nit Wit Serenade
Chick Webb Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
1936
Chicago
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Feb 1935
Song of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exposition
CBS Dallas Tx
Aug 1936
I May Be Wrong
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Jan 1936
Set 6
Mister Beebe
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) June Richmond
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York
1943
The Wonder Of You
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joy Sherrill
Club Zanzibar
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Star Eyes
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Roberta Lee
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
Nov 1943
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Set 7
Bessie Couldn’t Help It
Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra (voc) HC
Comm Rec
New York
15 Sep 1930
Harvey
Irving Mills’ Hotsy Totsy Gang (voc) Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York
Oct 1929
Can’t We be Friends? + Moanin’ Low
The Dixie Two-Steppers
Radio Transcription
New York
1929
Turn On The Heat (theme) + Milenberg Joys
ARC-Brunswick Studio Band inc. Bob Effros (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl) Joe Venuti (vln)
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York
3 Nov 1930
Set 8
Back to Croajingalong
George Trevare and his Australians
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
Kansas City Man
Featuring Sidney Bechet and Bob Wilbur
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
19 Apr 1947
Love Nest
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
Ritz Theatre
WJZ Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
If I Had You
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953

New Years Phantom Dancer Tues 29 December 2015.


Your 29 December Phantom Dancer brings you New Years swing and jazz from live 1936 – 1966 radio on 107.3 2SER Sydney, 12 noon, Tues 29 December, online and archived at 2ser.com.

In fact, you can hear the New Years Phantom Dancer at 2ser.com now

In the first half, re-broadcast to stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia in the final week of the year, it’s New Years broadcasts from 1936 – 1958 featuring Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Kid Ory and more.

Then it’s vinyl with excerpts from the famous AFRS 1945 New Years Dancing Party. You’ll hear great swing and get New Years greetings from Woody Herman, Louis Prima, Benny Goodman and Auld Lang Syne by Guy Lombardo

And as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, part 16 in the ongoing series of Dramatic Demonstrations in Physics has Professor Julius Sumner Miller rousing your enthusiasm for Ideas of Heat and Temperature. These programs were made at ABC TV in Sydney in 1969.

Phantom Dancer
29 December 2015
107.3 2SER Sydney 12 – 2pm and Online
CRN (Community Radio Network) Program #193

After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12,
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
New Years Eve Aboard An Ocean Liner Raymond Scott Quintette Comm Rec
New York
21 Jul 1939
In The Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra ‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
27 Dec 1939
Never Should Have Told You + Predictions for 1937 + Chim Bomba + Close Rudy Vallee and Wim the Astrologer ‘Royal Gelatin Show’
WEAF NBC Red NY
31 Dec 1936
Set 2
Open + Happy Holidays Bing Crosby (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra ‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC LA
30 Dec 1943
Rhapsody In Blue (theme) + Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Paul Whiteman Orchestra and Chorus ‘The Paul Whiteman Show’
WJZ ABC NY
1 Jan 1947
Poinciana + Close Bing Crosby (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra ‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC LA
30 Dec 1943
Set 3
Deep Forest (theme) + Dippermouth Blues + When The Saints Go Marching In + Tiger Rag Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
1 Jan 1957
Set 4
Auld Lang Syne + Newport Up + Together + Maccarena + You Better Know It Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Grissom and Ozzie Bailey ‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1958
Set 5
Sad Sack Harry James Orchestra (Hollywood) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
One O’Clock Jump Count Basie Orchestra (New York) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Warsaw Concerto Freddy Martin Orchestra (Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Woodchopper’s Ball Woody Herman Orchestra (Meadowbrook Ballroom, Cedar Grove NJ) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Set 6
Open + Stompin’ At The Savoy + Tea For Two Teddy Wilson Trio ‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC NY
31 Dec 1957
Stompin’ Down Broadway + Opus 1 (close) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Set 7
Afterthoughts + Canadian Sunset + Soft Summer Breeze + The Man I Love + Begin The Beguine Eddie Haywood Trio ‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Embers
WRCA NBC NY
31 Dec 1957
Set 8
Robin Hood Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) LP ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Gotta Be This Or That Benny Goodman Orchestra (with Slam Stewart b, Red Norvo vibes, Boston) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Let The Zoomers Drool Duke Ellington Orchestra (Evansville, Indiana) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Auld Lang Syne Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (Grill Room, Hotel Taft, NY) ‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945

Swing and Jazz from Live 1920s-60s Radio. The Phantom Dancer 5 Jan 2016


Your Tuesday 5th January Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER has been described by leading radio experts as ‘The Best Phantom Dancer Yet in 2016’.

Check out the play list below and Julius Sumner Miller Phantom Dancer Video of the Week to see what’s got them ‘raving’.

Hear the show archived after the broadcast at http://www.2ser.com. Click on Program Guide and then Phantom Dancer in the Tuesday column to reveal an Aladdin’s Cave of past Phantom Dancer treasures.

 

This Tuesday on your non-stop 2 hour swing jazz mix, hear a set of swing live from ’46 radio, singers Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore on their own 1940s radio shows, plus tap your toes or cut a rug to the non-stop Hour of VINYL POWER all the kids are dancing to – beginning with the hottest radio swing bands of the 1950s and finishing with a set of Artie Shaw on live 1939 radio. That’s from 1 – 2pm.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is Professor Julius Sumner Miller on the 1969 ABC TV Science series, Dramatic Demonstrations in Physics, Episode 11: exciting adventures in the Centifugal Forces and Other Strange Matters. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #196

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 January 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Open + Straight Life
Earl Hines Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
29 Apr 1946
Swing Guitar
European Division of the US Air Transport Command Orchestra
‘The ATC Band Plays Django’
AFN Paris
Feb 1946
Tuesday At Ten + Close
Ray McKinley Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 2
When The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day + Got The Sun In The Morning + Record Player Ad
Bing Crosby (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra
‘Philco Radio Show’
KECA ABC LA
30 Oct 1953
Once In A While + Close
Dinah Shore (voc) Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
‘MUM Show’
KECA Blue LA
1944
Miliana Ae
Harry Owens and his Royal Hawaiians (voc) Eda Bush
‘Sweet Leilani Time’
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
KGO NBC San Francisco
1947
Set 3
Soap Ad + Deep Purple
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ Blue NBC NY
12 Jan 1936
Dancing In The Dark
Bob Chester Orchestra
Mayfair Room
Hotel Van Cleve
Dayton OH
via WJSV CBS Washington DC
22 Sep 1939
Down For The Count
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
7 Oct 1940
Set 4
Singin’ In The Rain
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Night and Day
Fred Astaire
Film Soundtrack
1936
Mammy + Close
Al Jolson (voc) Victor Young Orchestra
‘Lifebuoy Show’
KNX CBS LA
4 Jun 1937
Set 5
Robins and Roses
Orville Knapp Orchestra (voc)Leighton Noble
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Linda
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Charlie Fisher
Green Room
Hotel Edison
WJZ ABC NY
1947
Possum Song
Stan Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Vonce Caplette
Radio Rendezvous
Twin Falls Idaho
Mutual
25 Feb 1947
In The Still of The Night
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Allen Jones
‘Woody Herman Show’
AFRS re-broadcast
New York
Oct 1944
Set 6
Take The A-Train (theme) + Bensonality
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Palladium Party
Harry James Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WMAQ NBC Chicago
20 Jun 1954
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Sweet Cakes
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Statler Hotel
WRCA NBC NY
1955
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (theme) + Indiana
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
‘Guest Star’
New York
12 Dec 1954
Set 7
Lerne lieben ohne zu weinen
Hans Rehmstedt Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuericke
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1939
You Do The Darndest Things Baby
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Chatterbox
William Penn Hotel
WCAE NBC Red
Pittsburgh
10 Jan 1937
The Yam
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Charlie Fisher
Radio Transcription
New York
1938
Down By The Old Mill Stream
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
31 Oct 1936
Set 8
Snug As A Bug In A Rug
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
17 Mar 1939
Nightmare (theme) + Rose Room
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Summer Terrace
Ritz-Carlton Room
WNAC NBC Red Boston
19 Aug 1939
Melancholy Lullaby
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Oct 1939
Rosalie
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
18 Jan 1939

Julius Sumner Miller 22 – Heat Energy Transfer By Conduction. Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio 3 Mar 2015


Dear Phantom Dancers,

12 noon Tuesday 17 February is Phantom Dancer time on 107.3 2SER Sydney. Swing, jazz and dance from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on 30 CRN stations across Australia.

HEAR THE SHOW AT 2SER ONLINE FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS

This week, in the 2 hour radio mix, you’ll hear live swing and jazz by Buddy Rich, The Mills Brothers, Helen Forrest and more. Listen online at http://www.2ser.com.

See the play list below…

As this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates Heat Energy Transfer By Conduction. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#147

2SER Tuesday 3 Mar 2015
12 noon – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

Set 1
Should I?
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
Ritz Theatre
WJZ Blue Network NY
10 Feb 1945
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NY
AFRS re-broadcast
27 May 1945
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Aug 1944
Set 2
A Setting In Motion
Stan Kenton Orchestra (feat. Howard Rumsey)
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Oct 1941
Instrumental + Fab TV Ad (1955)
Stan Kenton Orchestra (feat. Frank Russolino and Lee Konitz)
‘Concert in Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
WNBC NBC NY
1953
To Each His Own + Body and Soul + Mood Indigo
Larry Green Orchestra
Starlight Roof
Hotel Chase
KMOX CBS St Louis
1958
Set 3
Now You’ve Got Me Doing It
Phil Harris Orchestra  (voc) PH
Comm Rec
New York
16 Sep 1935
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Connie Boswell
‘Dodge Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
13 Feb 1936
Break ‘Em Down + Let’s Get Together (theme)
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem
WEAF NBC Red NY
25 Jan 1940
Set 4
Open + You’re Driving Me Crazy + Easy Street
Billy May Orchestra
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1954
Let’s Be Sweethearts Again
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) BC and Margaret Whiting
Club 15
KNX CBS LA
25 Nov 1949
Rock Island Flagstaff + Close
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Yank Swing Session’
AFRS Hollywood
1940s
Set 5
Jealousy
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Billy Eckstine
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
Sep 1949
Lazy River
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas Tx
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
It’s Dawn Again
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 May 1946
Jenny
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Aquarium Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
25 Oct 1946
Set 6
Starburst (theme) + Blue Moon
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Newport, RI
Blue Network
2 Oct 1944
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Come To Baby Do
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Lena Horne
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
That’s it!
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
ABC
5 Nov 1945
Set 7
Fraulein, kleines Fraulein (Cheek to Cheek)
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1936
Nightmare (theme) + Yesterdays
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Oct 1939
Pennies From Heaven
Mills Brothers
‘Norge Program’
New York
1937
When My Dream Boat Comes Home
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NY
30 Jun 1937
Set 8
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
26 May 1951
Walkin’
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Cannonball Adderley (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chanbers (b) Philly joe Jones (d)
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual NY
3 Jan 1959

Phantom Dancer Show 20 Jan – Julius Sumner Miller – The Thermal Expansion Of Solids


A set of requests on this Tuesday’s Phantom Dancer for Andrew and Olivia.

Hear today’s Phantom Dancer online till late Feb. Less talkmore music.

With lots of swing, jazz and dance from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV (online at http://www.2ser.com), we’ll also hear Andrew and Olivia’s request for the original Phantom Dancer program from 1934 and Phil Harris playing the theme ‘A Boy And A Girl Were Dancing’ from a 1933 TRANSCO Cocoanut Grove radio transcription.

Jim davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra
Jim Davidson and his Palais Royal Orchestra

As this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates The Thermal Expansion of Stuff – Solids. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#142

2SER Tuesday 20 Jan 2015
12 noon – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

Set 1
San Luigi (Le Tristezze di…) (St Louis Blues)
Trio Lescano
Comm Rec
Milan
1942
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Andrew Sisters
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
27 Dec 1939
You Forgot To Remember
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red NY
25 Dec 1935
Set 2
Japanese Sandman
Rytmin Swing Yhtye
Comm Rec
Helsinki
22 Jan 1948
Blue Skies + The Hucklebuck
Erroll Garner
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York
14 Dec 1949
Too Close For Comfort
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
16 Dec 1956
Set 3
Rose Room (theme) + A Boy and a Girl were Dancing
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Jeffrey Gill
Radio Transcription
TRANSCO
Los Angeles
1933
A Boy and a Girl were Dancing / The Song of Suurender / One Morning In May / The Carioca / I’ll String Along With You / Will You Be Hating Me Tomorrow for Loving You Tonight
Studio Orchestra
‘Phantom Dancer Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
1934
Set 4
Moszkowski’s Spanish Dance
Henry Levine Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
4 Aug 1941
Squeeze Me
Eddie Condon
‘Doctor Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s Club
WMGM NY
5 Jan 1951
One O’Clock Jump + Deep Forest (theme)
Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS
San Francisco
30 Jan 1954
Set 5
Teasy Toe
Les Brown Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Sep 1949
Interview
Gerard Hoffnung and Cyril Richardson
‘Saturday Night on the Light’
BBC Light Programme
London
1955
Mister Beebe
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) June Richmond
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Riff Staccato
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherill
‘One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar NY
AFRS re-broadcast
28 Oct 1945
Set 6
Hodge Podge
Gene Krupa Trio
V-Disc
New York
4 May 1944
Million Dollar Smile
Lionel Hampton Orchestra (voc) Dinah Washington
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
16 Oct 1944
West End Blues
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1944
It’s Sand Man
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
23 Dec 1944
Set 7
Rhythmus der Freude (There’s a New World)
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jun 1937
Who Blew out The Flame?
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
6 Dec 1938
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + Organ Grinder’s Swing
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York
1937
It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Bob Eberly
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Set 8
Sweet Georgia Brown
Fats Navarro (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Allan Eager Charlie Ventura (ts) Ralph Burns (p) Al Valante (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Buddy Rich (d)
‘Saturday Night Swing Session’
WNEW NY
12 Apr 1947
The Cinch
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
8 Nov 1958