Julius Sumner Miller Electric Charges. Phantom Dancer 2 Hour Swing Mix 2SER Tues 30 June 2015


Halfway through the year and here is your Phantom Dancer play list for Tuesday 30 June 107.3 2SER Sydney 12noon – 2pm and online at http://www.2ser.com

YOU CAN HEAR THE 30 JUNE PHANTOM DANCER UNTIL 30 JULY AT 2SER.COM (scroll down to immediately under the Bop City photo.)

On this week’s 2 hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio you’ll hear swing band sets from live 1940s radio, swing from 1930s radio, airchecks by Louis Jordan, Slim Gaillard, Oscar Pettiford and more.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is Julius Sumner Miller giving Dramatic Demonstrations in Physics on the matter of Electric Charges. This is program 39, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969. Enjoy, along with a Phantom Dancer extra this week…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #163

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 June 2015
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:03 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)Repeat Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Say It With Music (Open) + After You’ve Gone
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
1944
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ray Nance and Taft Jordan
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant NY
AFRS re-broadcast
30 Apr 1945
You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It
Harry James Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
27 Sep 1945
Set 2
If I Didn’t Care
Bob Lyons Trocadero Orchestra (voc) Olive Lester
Comm Rec
Sydney
10 Jan 1940
Medley: Just Naive + Someone Cares
Henry Russell Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
Radio City
KFI NBC LA
1948
Open + Along The Navajo Trail
Pat Friday (voc) Henry Russell Sextet
‘Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Set 3
Procession of the Sardar
Les Brown Orchestra
‘Comm Rec’
Chicago
8 Apr 1941
Ad + White Sails
Johnny Saab (Hammond Organ)
WJSV CBS
Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Ad + It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More + Aloha Oe
Wendell Hall
‘Pineapple Picadour’
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1931
Set 4
Smich a Place (Laughing & Crying)
Karel Moravec (harmonica) Sextet
Comm Rec
Progue
1945
The Geek + Straighten Up And Fly Right (theme)
Nat King Cole Trio
‘King Cole Trio Time’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
13 Mar 1948
Thermopylae
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1952
Set 5
Apollo Jump
Lucky Millinder Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
16 Nov 1941
Open + Unidentified Time
Johnny Otis Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
One O’C;oak Jump
Count Basie Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1945
Clap Hands Here Comes Charley
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Set 6
We’ve Got The Moon and Sixpence
Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverly Wiltshire Hotel
Beverly Hills Ca
KFI NBC Red LA
21 Mar 1940
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
New York City
1934
It’s Easy To Remember (Open) + Caravan
George Hall Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Haunting Me
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1935
Set 7
Moonlight on the Ganges
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
8 Feb 1943
Open + I’d Do It All Over Again
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor
WOR Mutual NY
15 Aug 1945
Throwing The Switch
Earl Hines Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Smokey Mary + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Aircheck
23 May 1942
Set 8
Broke But Happy
Louis Jordan Tympany 5 (voc) LJ
Aircheck
Empire Hotel
Hollywood
Apr 1949
Lady Be Good
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951
Lover Come Back To Me
Stan Getz Quartet
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Two French Fries
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
26 May 1957

Family Connections To Phantom Dancer Radio Shows


Recently The Phantom Dancer has been contacted by family members of some of the singers and radio personalities presented each week on the show. So this week I’ve put up two sets of live radio featuring talent that some Phantom Dancers have a personal connection to – Lawrie Brooks, John Reed King, The Thrasher Sisters and Eleanor Russell.

Now, you can check out this show online (after 20 Sep) and hear earlier Phantom Dancer shows any time you wish over the next month by following The Phantom Dancer links at 2ser.com

And The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week – a WMGM NY ‘Doctor Jazz’ show aircheck of Ride Red Ride, Henry Red Allen, Stuyvesant casino, New York, 24 Feb 1952…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show #71

2SER Tuesday 17 September 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

Open + Begin The Beguine

Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra

‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca

AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Oct 1945

Frolic Sam
Duke Ellington Orchestra

‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 37

Blues On Parade + Close
Woody Herman Orchestra
Famous Door
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jan 1940
Set 2
Is This Going To Be My Lucky Summer?
Jack Birch
‘Gulf Spray Show’
WABC CBS NY
1940
Be Anything, But Darling Be Mine
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Eleanor Russell
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wi
4 Aug 1952
Lili Marlene
Lawrie Brooks (voc)
‘Humphrey Bishop Cavalcade’
2CH AWA Sydney
1944
Set 3

Shoo-Shoo Baby
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
21 Nov 1943
Idaho
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
11 Oct 1943
Tuesday At Ten
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati OH
28 Nov 1943
Set 4

Open + One For The Boys
Tommy Pederson Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood

AFRS Re-broadcast
Mar 1947
Open + Sugar
Sextet From Hunger
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1947
I Ain’t Getting Any Younger
Woody Herman (voc) Third Herd
‘Just Jazz’
Shrine Auditorium
AFRS Los Angeles
1947
Set 5

The Pants That My Pappy Gave To Me
Bob Dyer (voc) and The Mountain Boys
Comm Rec
Sydney
23 Aug 1940
Open + Tonight You Belong To Me
Bob Crosby, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires, Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Bob Crosby Show’
Television City
Hollywood
1955
Bugle Call Rag + Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
10 Aug 1939
Set 6

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There
Johnny Messner Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Nellie’s Nightmare
Buddy Rich Orchestra

Band Remote
New York
1947

Lover Come Back To Me
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WOR Mutual NY
18 Jan 1939
Girl Of My Dreams
The Cab Jivers
Broadcast
1940
Set 7

Ornithology
Howard McGhee (tp) Les Robinson (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Irving Ashby (g) Red Callender (b) Jackie Mills (d)
‘Junior Jazz At The Auditorium’
Los Angeles
Aug 1946
Open + Sid’s Ahead
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Cannonball Adderley (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Joe Jones (d)
The Spotlight
ABC
Washington DC
Feb 1959
Set 8

Please
Ambrose Orchestra (voc) Sam Browne
Comm Rec
London
1933
Open + Flowers For Madam
Ray Noble Ochestra (voc) Al Bowlly
‘Coty Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Mar 1935
We Shall Have Music
Jack Hylton Orchestra

BBC Broadcast
London
7 Sep 1944

Etude In Red
Vic Lewis Jazzmen

BBC Broadcast
London
22 Aug 1945

Set 8

What’s The Matter Now
Clyde Hart All-Stars (voc) Rubberlegs Williams
Comm Rec
New York
Jan 1945
High On An Open Mike
Charlie Ventura
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1948
Smoke Signals + Theme
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
26 May 1957

Phantom Dancer History – 2SER 1st Anniversary 1980


History time, Phantom Dancers,

The very first 2 hour Phantom Dancer (and Program 50 for national listeners) starts this week.

I started The Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER Sydney way back in December 1985.

I had already been doing a 15 minute segment of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV within another program called Cityscope since Dec 1984. The segment was called, Hot House, after the song.

Then in December 1985 I was asked to fill in for a vacated time slot. The previous show had been called Jazz Direction Out and I unhappily inherited the name.

However, the show hit the right note with listeners. I even had a few live shows, bring musicians into the studio like James Morrison, John Morrison, Ian Date, Andrew Speight, Ted Heath Goes Latin (the band) and an outside recording of Mic Conway and his Hiccups Orchestra.

And the first request came in, handwritten in blue biro, posted from a motel in Blakehurst on a scrap of pad paper.

The next name for the show after a schedule reshuffle was even worse than Jazz Direction Out. I didn’t choose it. My proposed title, ‘Hot Shit!’, was not accepted (and was at that time illegal). Because the show was in a late lunchtime slot, it got called ‘Swing Sandwich’. Cringe.

In 1989 there was yet another radio schedule reshuffle and the show was moved to 11:30pm – 1am Sunday night – Monday mornings. I called it ‘Round About Midnight’, after the song. Listenership bloomed. And I did a few ‘wacky’ things like a ‘Honeysuckle Rose-a-thon’ and a live mix of women in jazz with excerpts from an episode of Lost In Space. Like, far out, daddy-o!’.

Sunday nights used to start at 6pm for me at 2SER, because that’s when I’d also record, then dub edit, a weekly half-hour quiz show that had a 2 year run on 2SER called, ‘Wordsports’, a word game devised by performance poet Komninos and which I also ran at the Harold Park Hotel.

I also won the first of two BASF Hi Fi Certificates Of Merit for a soundscape called ‘Registered Clubs Of NSW A Musical Legacy,’ and began working in radio professionally.

In 1991 The Phantom Dancer won a BASF Hi Fi Certficate Of Merit for its special, ’42 Years Of TV’, demonstrating that TV had been around much longer than the 25 years the Australian commercial networks had been crowing about that year.

Another reshuffle saw the show put back to a weekday afternoon at 1pm. This, too, was considered a dead spot like late Sunday night, but contrary to expectations, listenership grew some more. In this ‘carnation, I called the show ‘The One O’Clock Jump’.

Another reshuffle shunted the show in 1994 to another then graveyard slot of 10:30am Tuesday morning. But the show did well. And I changed the name to The Phantom Dancer.

Introduced in 1994, The Phantom Dancer was the first 2SER show with a digitally edited theme – and that’s the show theme that’s still in use.

On 8 May 1995, The Phantom Dancer, was the first 2SER show (and possibly one of the first Sydney radio shows) to be wholly digitally produced and edited. The one hour special commemorated the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe. And it went to air on CD. The hard-to-get CD blank cost me around $30.

In 1997, The Phantom Dancer almost went off-air due to a ‘music producer’ who nevertheless still thought enough of the show to claim in a prestigious jazz dictionary (without telling me) that he ‘produced’ the show. He went on to an academic career.

The Phantom Dancer did have its one only ever producer in 1999. Jo White helped refocus the show and as a result, the show became even more popular in the 2000s and 2010s.

In April 2007, a story on The Phantom Dancer, was the feature article in a Sydney Morning Herald Metro lift out.

In November 2007, The Phantom Dancer, won Best Music Show in the annual national CBAA Radio Awards.

In 2008, the show began to be repeated 6am Sunday mornings.

Then in 2010, the repeat program was moved to 6pm Saturday evenings.

In 2011 I was very honoured to receive a much coveted 2SER volunteers award.

In 2012, The Phantom Dancer, went national. It’s now heard on over 30 radio stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia. It has a particularly strong listenership on the popular ArtsoundFM in Canberra.

And now, as of 30 April 2013, The Phantom Dancer has grown to be two hours long! And I still work professionally in radio – as a voice over artist with RGM Voices (here’s my voicereel) – as well as volunteer.

I suppose that makes me one of the many radio professionals 2SER has created over the years.

Many people have supported and nurtured the Phantom Dancer since 1985 when hair was long, black pants, black coats and black pointy shoes were de rigueur, and swing was a dirty word. The list of names is too long to print here. Most important are the many 2SER Phantom Dancer subscribers who keep Australia’s only live 1920s-60s radio swing & jazz show, and 2SER, on air with their subscriptions and donations. 2SER is a community supported station. Thank you.

Hence, this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. It’s a mix of 2SER 1st Birthday Idents by Sydney commercial radio personalities for the very first subscriber drive in 1980. Long time 2SER listeners, is that the voice of John Cochrane giving George Donikian some feedback after his first ID read? Enjoy…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show #50

2SER Tuesday 30 April 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

Set 1

Open + Ad

Victor Miller Orchestra with Mel Blanc

‘Mel Blanc Show’
KNX CBS Los Angesles
3 Jul 1947

Open (April Showers+ + Baby Face
Al Jolson (voc) Lou Bring Orchestra

‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Oct 1948

Mood Indigo
Ted Fio Rito Orchestra
Chez Paree
WGN Chicago
1950
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
Wally Portingale Orchestra
‘Army On Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Sydney
Sep 1943
Set 2
Back Room Romp (A Contrapuntal Stomp)
Rex Stewart and his 52nd Street Stompers
Comm Rec
New York
7 Jul 1937
Boog It
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton and Band
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
5 Apr 1940
Jumpin’ For Maria
Dean Hudson Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
New York

AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Nov 1944
Holiday For Strings
Lucky Millinder Orchestra (p) Sir Charles Thompson

‘One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem, NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Jun 1946

Set 3

Night Life (Go Up In Smoke)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Laura
Charlie Parker Quartet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WCOP Boston
1954
Ghost Of A Chance
Lester Young
‘Adventures In Jazz’
WCBS TV CBS NY
1952
Walkin’
Andre Previn
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
1959
Open + Undercurrent Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
29 Mar 1949
Set 4

Sepulveda
Jimmy Grier Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1946
Lamar’s Boogie
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar
New York

AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Winnin’ Boy
Jelly Roll Morton
‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1940
When You And I Were Young Maggie
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Set 5

Sorta Blue
Graeme Bell
Comm Rec
Sylvania Hotel
Sydney
Jan 1960
Never On Sunday
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City

AFRTS Re-broadcast
1964
Have I Told You Lately?
Tony Bennett (voc) Gene Krupa Trio
‘Guard Sessions’
Hollywood
1963
My Love Is Blue
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Dunes Hotel
KLAV CBS Las Vegas
19 Jul 1969
Set 6

RIde Tenderfoot Ride
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
New York
1938
Open + In A Minor Mood
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Swing Concert’
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
18 May 1937
News From Europe
WABC CBS NY
30 Oct 1938
The Moon Was Yellow
Billy Cotton Orchestra (voc) Alan Breeze
Comm Rec
London
19 Jan 1935
Set 7

Washington Squabble
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1935
Caravan
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NY
26 Sep 1939
Babs + Baby Brown
Inkspots
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Aug 1935

The Ingenues – All-Girl Vitaphone Band, 1928


This week’s Phantom Dancer has a whole set of Duke Ellington from his ABC ‘Date With The Duke’ series (1945/46) and lots more live 1930s-50s swing & jazz radio besides

And a quick plug – enjoy The Phantom Dancer live as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival at FIVE Eliza (5 Eliza St Newtown) Free, 6 – 10pm. Presented by 2SER

This weeks Video Of The Week: The Ingenues – all-women orchestra Vitaphone film clip from 1928

And here’s a photo of The Ingenues at Sydney’s Central Station on tour in Australia in the 1920s

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
, Live Stream, Digital Radio

Community Radio Network Show #16

2SER Tuesday 18 September 2012
12 noon – 1:30pm (+10 hours GMT)

 

2SER Saturday 22 September 2012
6 – 7:30pm (+10 hours GMT)

Saturday 23 September 2012
6 – 10pm Phantom Dancer DJ Sets LIVE
5 Eliza Street, Newtown
Presented by 2SER & Sydney Fringe Festival

Sunday 29 September 2012
2 – 5pm Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters LIVE
Penrith RSL – 8 Tindale St, Penrith

Set 1
Just A Memory
Garwood Van Orchestra
Starlight Room
Hotel Chase
Mutual Network
St Louis Missouri
9 Aug 1944
For The First Time
Abe Lyman Orchestra (voc) Frank Munn & The Amsterdam Chorus)
Waltz Time
AFRS re-broadcast
New York
1944
Teardrops From My Eyes
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) Scottie Marsh
Boulevard Room
Stevens Hotel
ABC Chicago
1951

Ad + Surrender + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
‘Ford Show’
KNX CBS LA
3 Jan 1946
Set 2
I Want to Be Happy
Frank Coughlan Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
Dec 1938
Perfidia
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Aug 1941
Get The Moon Out Of Your Eyes
Billy Mills Orchestra

‘Johnson Wax Show’
WEAF NBC NY
10 Jan 1940

Avalon
Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
‘Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Set 3
 

My Heart Sings

Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘Date With The Duke’
Blue Network
1945

Sentimental Journey

Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
Blue Network
1945

I’ve Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good

Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Al Hibbler
‘Date With The Duke’
Blue Network
1945

Subtle Slough + Mood To Be Wooed

Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘Date With The Duke’
Blue Network
1945
Set 4
 
Swamp Fire
Dick Jurgens Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1939

Intro + The Butcher Boy

Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Gail Reese & Ray Eberle
Paradise Restaurant
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Jun 1938
Limehouse Blues
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
New York
May 1942
Mulligantawny
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
The Royal Grove
Peony Park
Omaha Nebraska
NBC
1954
Set 5
 
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Jay Wilbur Orchestra (voc) Sam Costa
Comm Rec
London
1937

Basin Street Blues

Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
11 Apr 1953
Don’t Blame Me
Cootie Williams Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom
New York
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Sentimental Journey
Harry James Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
1945
Set 6
 

Maniac’s Ball

Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1934

Jungle Drums

Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Jan 1939

One O’Clock Jump

Count Basie Orchestra
Famous Door
WABC CBS NY
Jul 1938