How Did The Infamous 1930s Cotton Club Really Sound? Find Out-14 Nov Phantom Dancer Radio Show


Every week, Greg Poppleton brings you The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV.

Divided into 8 sets, Greg has been bringing you the Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER Sydney since 1985. It’s now heard on 23 radio stations across Australia. You can hear it any time only at 2ser.com

HOW DID THE INFAMOUS 1930s COTTON CLUB REALLY SOUND?

You’ll hear it on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Set 7, in fact, is an all vinyl mix of Duke Ellington broadcasts from the infamous New York City nightclub where gangsters rubbed shoulders with socialites in a black fantasia.

The air checks are from 1937 and 1938.

This is the nightclub that inspired James Haskin’s novel, The Cotton Club, which in turn formed the basis of the 1984 Francis Ford Coppola 1984 hit crime drama of the same name.

An while Duke Ellington became synonymous with the Harlem nightspot in the late 1930s, it also featured such stars as Cab Calloway, Adelaide Hall, a very young Lena Horne, Fletcher Henderson and pianist/bandleader Dorothy Dandridge.

Started by heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson in 1920 as the Cafe Deluxe, Owney Madden took over the Harlem Club in 1923 on his release from Sing Sing prison.

Seeking rehabilitation through employment, no doubt, the gangster/bootlegger used the club to sell his boutique #1 beer. Though lovingly crafted from premium hops, no doubt, his brewed beverage was nonetheless illegal at the time due to prohibition.

And though the club was located in the black cultural heartland of Harlem, and the talent was all black, presenting ‘authentic black entertainment’, the club was notorious for its brazenly selective door policy, strictly well-off white patrons only.

However, the steep cover charge translated into high fees for the performers.

Ellington, himself, was expected to write ‘jungle music’ for the ‘black exotica’ presented in the form of revues with dancers, comedians and the band.

Meanwhile the club killed many of the smaller black cabarets in Harlem, unable to compete with the lavish Cotton Club shows, their customers discouraged by the flood of white tourists who wanted to try any black club if it couldn’t be the Cotton Club.

At the time of the 1937-38 Duke Ellington broadcasts you’ll hear on today’s Phantom Dancer, the club had moved out of Harlem to Broadway. It was a safer locale for the club’s patrons after the Harlem race riots of 1936.

The Cotton Club’s Broadway opening featured a lavish 130 performer show starring Cab Calloway and dancer Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson who was paid the highest ever fee for a performer on Broadway.

In 1940, changing tastes, high rents and a tax evasion investigation closed the Cotton Club’s doors permanently.

Here’s footage 1930s Harlem and the original, famous Cotton Club with Duke Ellington:

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #288

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 November 2017
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
Big Bands on 1950s Radio
Take The A Train (Theme) + Koko
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Town Casino
NBC Cleveland OH
17 Sep 1952
South
Chuck Cabot Orchestra
Empire Room
Rice Hotel
KTRH CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Cry
Ray Anthony Orchestra (voc) Marcie Miller
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WCBS CBS NY
1952
Set 2
Progressive Jazz on Radio
Instrumental
Miles Davis Nonet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Red Pepper Blues
Art Pepper
’Jazz International’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
Hollywood
16 Jun 1960
Perdido
Pete Brown
’Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Set 3
Bing Crosby
Love in Bloom (theme) + Humming, Singing and Whistling
Bob Crosby (voc)Georgie Stoll Orchestra
’Woodbury Program’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
18 Sep 1934
Too Marvelous
Bing Crosby (voc) Buddy Cole Music
’Ford Roadshow’
KNX CBS LA
7 Sep 1957
Blue Skies + When The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day (theme)
Bing Crosby (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra
’Philco Show’
KECA ABC LA
30 Oct 1953
Set 4
Accordion Jazz
Japanese Sandman
Rytmin Swing Yhtye
Comm Rec
Helsinki
22 Jan 1948
Theme + It Had To Be You + The Very Thought Of You
Art van Damme Quartet (voc) Louise Carlisle
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1950
Kissa Viekoon (Jeepers Creepers)
Bruno Laako and Lepokot (The Bats)
Comm Rec
Helsinki
1939
Set 5
1st Esquire Jazz Concert
Blues + Esquire Bounce
Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins and more
’1st Esquire Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue New York
Metropolitan Opera House
18 Jan 1944
Rockin’ Chair
Mildred Bailey
’1st Esquire Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue New York
Metropolitan Opera House
18 Jan 1944
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
’1st Esquire Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue New York
Metropolitan Opera House
18 Jan 1944
I’ll Get By
Roy Eldridge (tp) Billie Holliday (voc)
’1st Esquire Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue New York
Metropolitan Opera House
18 Jan 1944
Set 6
1940s Dance Bands on the Air
How Cute Can You Be
Jimmie Grier Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1945
A Red Kiss On A Blue Letter
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris Day
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Sioux Sue
Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverley Wiltshire Hotel
Beverley Hills Ca
KFI NBC LA
4 Feb 1940
It’s Mellow
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel New Yorker NYC
1944
Set 7
Cotton Club on 1937-38 Radio
Harlem Speaks
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WOR Mutual NY
18 Mar 1937
Intro + Jig Walk
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
22 May 1938
I’m Slappin’ on Seventh Avenue + Lost in Meditation
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
22 May 1938
The Gal From Harlem + Riding On A Blue Note
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
1 May 1938
Set 8
Lester Young on 1956 Radio
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Three Little Words
Lester Young
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
5 Sep 1956
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Lester Leaps In
Lester Young
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
7 Aug 1956
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19 September Phantom Dancer – Missile Monsters (1958)


If the 12 September show is anything to go by, the 19 September Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll hear Fats Waller, Benny Goodman and news on the European Crisis over WABC NY in 1938. There’s also a set of jazz electric guitar from 1950-64 radio including Wes Montgomery, and tune in for Part 3 in the Harry James aircheck series 1946-48.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://www.2ser.com/phantomdancer.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week introduces a series of 1950s fantastic science fiction film trailers. First up – ‘Missile Monsters’.
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #279

107.3 2SER Tuesday 19 September 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on Live 1943-45 Radio
Theme + 9:20 Special
Andy Kirk Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 May 1945
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Eddie Heywood Sextet
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 May 1945
Sheik of Araby + Lover Come Back To Me + The Fire Dance (theme)
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Orlando, FL
Blue Network
21 Jul 1943
Set 2
Electric Guitar Jazz on 1950-64 Radio
Theme + Stumbling
Les Paul
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
NBC Transcription
16 Jun 1950
Theme + There’ll Never Be Another You
Wes Montgomery (eg) Billy Taylor Trio
’Your Navy Swings’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1964
How High The Moon + Ba-Ba-Lu + Close
Slim Gaillard
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
9 Sep 1952
Set 3
Big Bands on 1949-61 Radio
Theme + Re-stringing The Pearls
Jerry Gary and his Band of Today
Palladium Ballroom
KFI Los Angeles
20 Jan 1961
Perdido
Ray Anthony Quintet
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1952
Bop City + Close
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’Rendezvous Ballroom’
Balboa CA
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
30 Jul 1949
Set 4
Jazz Infused Dance Music 1930s-1950s Records and Radio
Rumba
Hanan and Feyrooz
Comm Rec
Cairo
1950s
Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina
Alberto Rabiagliati (voc) Barzizza Orchestra
Comm Rec
Turin
1938
Parisian Song + Close
Lucille Dumont
’Rhythmes de Paris’
CBC Montreal
2 Nov 1951
Set 5
Reed Led Bands on 1940s Radio
Little Pink Elephants
Shep Fields and his New Music
Radio Transcription
New York City
1943
Looking For Yesterdays
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Aircheck
26 Oct 1940
1932
Gulf Coast Blues
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1944
Captain Kidd + Twilight Time
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Butch Stone
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas TX
9 Aug 1945
Set 6
Harry James 1946-48
Lover Come Back To Me
Harry James Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
18 Oct 1946
Poppin’ Off
Harry James Orchestra
The Click
Philadelphia
22 Dec 1947
Sleepy Time Gal
Harry James Orchestra
’Call For Music’
KNX CBS LA
4 May 1948
Forgotten
Harry James Orchestra
’Call For Music’
KNX CBS LA
1949
Set 7
Women Band Leaders
You Bring Out The Savage In Me
Valaida Snow (tp and voc)
Comm Rec
London
20 Feb 1936
I Got Rhythm
Jean Rodgers (piano) PA
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Mr Paganini
Frances Faye (piano)
’Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Gin Mill Special
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 8
1938 Radio, WABC New York
The Joint is Jumping / Summertime / Stomping At The Savoy
Fats Waller
’This is New York’
WABC CBS NY
11 Dec 1938
CBS News
WABC CBS NY
25 Sep 1938
Love Me Or Leave Me
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
23 Aug 1938

September Newsletter – Greg Poppleton


Heigh Ho Music Lovers,

“As it enters the ear, does it come in like broken glass, or does it come in like honey?”
Eddie Condon

HOW’S THIS PHOTO FOR A STROKE OF LUCK?

How’s this photo for a stroke of luck?
Taken? Mosman Bowling Club, 13 August.
I must have clicked the camera shutter twice by accident and I got this fantastic action shot of all you lovely people who came to see the band on 13th August at Mosman Bowling Club.
I put it up on Instagram – and 10 x Grammy winners, Manhattan Transfer, left this comment,

Greg Poppleton Instagram Page:
“The audience at Mosman today for Sunday jazz @gregpoppletonmusic #singer #singingaudience #downthebowlo #sundays #jazzsinger @gregpoppleton
themanhattantransfer Good stuff!”

GIN MILL SOCIAL – SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
4-course meal | Music & Entertainment | $139 (+ booking fee) 

A night of glamour, food, drinks and entertainment… don’t forget your dancing shoes.” – Broadsheet

A lavish 1920s dinner party with live music, swing dancing and pop up performances – the perfect way to celebrate any occasion!

Give Gatsby a run for his money and party like it’s 1929 at the Gin Mill Social!… a night where you will feast, dance and play.

It’s like gold-class on steroids” – weekendnotes

Cellos is a heritage-listed grand dining room that has been beautifully restored to its Art Deco glory. This will be your playground for the evening. Enjoy a 4 course menu with food inspired by hotel banquets of the era. Music is lively. Greg Poppleton kicks off the night with a set of acoustic 1920s songs. Pop-up performances punctuate the night.

DRESS CODE
Guys in ties, girls in pearls

TICKETS
4 Course Meal, Music & Entertainment $139.00pp (+booking fee)
*Bookings of less than 6 people may be seated at share tables.

TIMING INFORMATION
Doors open at 6:45pm. STRICT ARRIVAL TIME OF 7pm. LATE ARRIVAL LOCK OUT PERIOD MAY APPLY.

PHOTOS FROM PENRITH RSL and SYDNEY ROWERS
We’re back at Penrith RSL, Saturday 11 November, 2-5pm Free.
And we return to Sydney Rowing Club 3 – 6pm. Free
PHANTOM DANCER

Every week I bring you a non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV on The Phantom Dancer.

Produced at 107.3 2SER Sydney, where it’s heard Tuesdays after the 12 noon news, The Phantom Dancer is heard around Australia on 22 radio stations and online.

See the play list below for next Tuesday’s show.

You can hear all the August shows online as you work on the Radio 2SER website

2RRR listeners can hear the one hour show, Thursdays 11am
ArtSoundFM listeners get the 1 hour show, Sundays 7pm

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #278

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 September 2017 After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) National Program: 2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12 ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on One Night Stand, New York City, 1944-45
Blue Flame (Theme) + Good, Good, Good
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Woody Herman
’One Night Stand’ Cafe Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania AFRS Re-broadcast 6 Aug 1945
Theme + Memories of You + Begin The Beguine
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Cafe Rouge Hotel Pennsylvania AFRS Re-broadcast 14 Apr 1944
Crescendo in Blue + Close
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’One Night Stand’ Club Zanzibar NYC AFRS Re-broadcast 7 Oct 1945
Set 2
Your Navy Swings 1957-70
Samba de Orpheus
Bola Sete with Vince Guaraldi Trio
’The Navy Swings’ Radio Transcription Hollywood 1965
The Old Colouring Book
Sandy Stewart (voc) Tony Motolla Quartet
’The Navy Swings’ Radio Transcription Hollywood 1963
That Ol’ Black Magic
Buddy de Franco Quartet
’The Navy Swings’ Radio Transcription Hollywood 1959
Set 3
Sweet Bands on 1950s Radio
Theme + Kominoi Ostrow
Lawrence Welk
Aragon Ballroom Ocean Park Ca KECA ABC LA 1955
Gone Five Minutes
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Peggy Barrett
’One Night Stand’ Cocoanut Grove Ambassador Hotel LA AFRS Re-broadcast 1951
Jealous Lover + Armaund’s Theme
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Ralph Anthony
’One Night Stand’ Cocoanut Grove Ambassador Hotel LA AFRTS Re-broadcast 1955
Set 4
Trad Stars from Club Hangover
Theme + Royal Garden Blues
Kid Ory and his Creole Jazz Band
Club Hangover KCBS CBS San Francisco 20 Nov 1954
St James Infirmary
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover KCBS CBS San Francisco 7 May 1955
After Hours + When The Saints Go Marching In
Muggsy Spanier with Red Richards (piano)
Club Hangover KCBS CBS San Francisco 20 Nov 1954
Set 5
Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (theme) + Hold My Hand
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red New York City 16 Jul 1938
Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller
Yacht Club Aircheck New York City 14 Oct 1938
Frenesi
Fats Waller
Panther Room Hotel Sherman WMAQ NBC Red Chicago 3 Dec 1940
I Had To Do It
Fats Waller
Yacht Club Aircheck New York City 18 Oct 193
Set 6
Harry James
Ciribiribin
Harry James with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 3 Jan 1939
Carnival of Venice
Harry James Orchestra
Southland Cafe WNAC NBC Red Boston 19 Mar 1940
Theme + Shorty George
Harry James Orchestra
’America Dances’ WABC CBS NY and BBC London 19 Jul 1939
Jeffrie’s Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Blue Room Hotel Lincoln WABC CBS NY 22 May 1941
Set 7
Early Radio
Intro + Let’s Fly Away
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Bill Moreing
Hotel Mark Hopkins KGO NBC San Francisco 1932
My Favourite Band
Ted Weems Orchestra (voc) Parker Gibbs and Arthur Jarrett
Comm Rec Chicago 16 Feb 1931
Out Of Nowhere + What Is It?
Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Loyce Whiteman (voc) Gus Arnheim Orchestra
’MJB Demi-Tasse Revue’ Cocoanut Grove Ambassador Hotel KFI NBC Gold LA 1931
Set 8
Benny Goodman’s Modern Small Groups
Liza
Benny Goodman Trio
’Kings of Jazz’ BBC NYC 8 Dec 1945
Little White Lies
Benny Goodman Sextet (voc) Patti Page
’One Night Stand’ Click Philadelphia 3 Jun 1948
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Benny Goodman Quintet
’Jubilee’ AFRS Hollywood Philadelphia Jan 1948
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5 September Phantom Dancer – Ep 10 Radar Men From The Moon


If the 29 August show is anything to go by, the 5 September Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

Check out the truth of that last assertion. You can hear all the August Phantom Dancers at the Radio 2SER Phantom Dancer website

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://www.2ser.com/phantomdancer.

See the full play list below.

This week you’ll hear Fats Waller from live 1938-40 radio, jazz stars on pre-recorded 1960s radio, Harry James’ live radio farewell from the Benny Goodman Orchestra, 3 Jan 1939, and a set of early 1930s radio dance bands.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 10 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #278

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 September 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on One Night Stand, New York City, 1944-45
Blue Flame (Theme) + Good, Good, Good
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Woody Herman
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Aug 1945
Theme + Memories of You + Begin The Beguine
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Apr 1944
Crescendo in Blue + Close
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
7 Oct 1945
Set 2
Your Navy Swings 1957-70
Samba de Orpheus
Bola Sete with Vince Guaraldi Trio
’The Navy Swings’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1965
The Old Colouring Book
Sandy Stewart (voc) Tony Motolla Quartet
’The Navy Swings’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1963
That Ol’ Black Magic
Buddy de Franco Quartet
’The Navy Swings’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1959
Set 3
Sweet Bands on 1950s Radio
Theme + Kominoi Ostrow
Lawrence Welk
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1955
Gone Five Minutes
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Peggy Barrett
’One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
1951
Jealous Lover + Armaund’s Theme
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Ralph Anthony
’One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1955
Set 4
Trad Stars from Club Hangover
Theme + Royal Garden Blues
Kid Ory and his Creole Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS
San Francisco
20 Nov 1954
St James Infirmary
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS
San Francisco
7 May 1955
After Hours + When The Saints Go Marching In
Muggsy Spanier with Red Richards (piano)
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS
San Francisco
20 Nov 1954
Set 5
Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (theme) + Hold My Hand
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
16 Jul 1938
Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
Aircheck
New York City
14 Oct 1938
Frenesi
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
I Had To Do It
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
Aircheck
New York City
18 Oct 193
Set 6
Harry James
Ciribiribin
Harry James with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Carnival of Venice
Harry James Orchestra
Southland Cafe
WNAC NBC Red Boston
19 Mar 1940
Theme + Shorty George
Harry James Orchestra
’America Dances’
WABC CBS NY and BBC London
19 Jul 1939
Jeffrie’s Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
22 May 1941
Set 7
Early Radio
Intro + Let’s Fly Away
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Bill Moreing
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KGO NBC San Francisco
1932
My Favourite Band
Ted Weems Orchestra (voc) Parker Gibbs and Arthur Jarrett
Comm Rec
Chicago
16 Feb 1931
Out Of Nowhere + What Is It?
Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Loyce Whiteman (voc) Gus Arnheim Orchestra
’MJB Demi-Tasse Revue’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC Gold LA
1931
Set 8
Benny Goodman’s Modern Small Groups
Liza
Benny Goodman Trio
’Kings of Jazz’
BBC NYC
8 Dec 1945
Little White Lies
Benny Goodman Sextet (voc) Patti Page
’One Night Stand’
Click
Philadelphia
3 Jun 1948
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Benny Goodman Quintet
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Philadelphia
Jan 1948

1 August Phantom Dancer – Episode 5 Radar Men From The Moon


If the 25 July show is anything to go by, the 1 August Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV has been presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, and now online, since 1985.

See the 1 August play list below.

Hear today’s show online at community radio 2ser.com

You’ll hear that set of jazz greats on 1950s-60s Tonight Shows I didn’t get to play after running out of time last week. There’s a set of women stars on 1940s-50s radio, including The International Sweethearts of Rhythm that was missed last week plus Benny Goodman on 1937-38 radio

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 5 of the 1940s Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #273

107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 August 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Benny Goodman Swings on 1937-38 Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Manhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Some of These Days
Benny Goodman Quartet
’Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
7 Oct 1946
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South + Camel Hop
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Steel Pier
ABC Atlantic City NJ
1951
Set 2
Women Vocal Groups on 1940s – 50s Radio
Buttons and Bows
Dinah Shore
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
5 Dec 1948
Motherless Child + Theme
Ethel Waters (voc) Fletcher Henderson (piano)
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
16 Jul 1950
Set 3
The Father of Rock’n’Roll Tenor Sax – Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor
Right Now, Right Now (theme) + Road Runner
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
You Mean Everything To Me + I Almost Lost My Mind
Ivory Joe Hunter (voc and piano) Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
Park Waver + Close
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Band
’Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
24 Jul 1956
Set 4
Stan Kenton Concerts In Miniature NBC 1952
Theme + Bill’s Blues
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert In Miniature’
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Blue Moon
Stan Kenton Orchestra with Lee Konitz (as)
’Concert Encores’
NBC
30 Sep 1952
Talk Of The Town + Invention For Guitar and Trumpet
Stan Kenton Orchestra with Maynard Fergusson (tp)
’Concert In Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
NBC
15 Jul 1952
Set 5
Dance Bands on Chicago 1940s Radio
Cherokee
Eddy Howard Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1948
Theme + Baby Don’t Tell Me
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra (voc) Rose Ann Stevens
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
30 Mar 1940
Daddy, Surprise Me
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WGN Chicago
1 Nov 1948
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) EH
Aragon Ballroom
Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
Jazz on 1929-1930 Radio
Call Of The Freaks
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York
1 Aug 1930
Am I Blue? + Liza
Dixie Two Steppers
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1929
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Ruth Eating (voc) Ben Selvin Orchestra
’Columbia Tele-Focal Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Tell Me Who + There’s No Place Like Home (theme)
Ray Miller Orchestra (voc) Bob Nolan
’Sunny Meadows Program’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
25 Jan 1929
Set 7
Sax Stars of the 30s and 40s
Theme + Back In Your Own Backyard
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Ft Devon Mass.
Blue Network
15 Oct 1945
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
Lester Young
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Dec 1948
Limehouse Blues
Chu Berry
WNEW Jam Session
New York City
11 Nov 1938
Body and Soul (theme) + Chicago
Coleman Hawkins
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck
1944
Set 8
Jazz on the Tonight Show
Them There Eyes
Billie Holiday
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
My Heart Stood Still
Shorty Rogers Giants
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
After You’ve Gone
Roy Eldridge
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman
Tonight Show
NBC NYC
1958

25 July Phantom Dancer – Ep 4 Radar Men From the Moon


The 25 July Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

What is The Phantom Dancer?

It’s a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

And it’s been presented by my good self, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, and now online, since 1985.

See the play list below. And LISTEN to the show at radio 2ser.com. It’s now online

You’ll hear a set of jazz greats on the 1950s-60s Tonight Show, swing bands on 1935 radio and women vocal groups on 1940s-50s radio.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 4 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #272

107.3 2SER Tuesday 25 July 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on 1940s Armed Forces Radio
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Diggin’ Dyke
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Begin The Beguine
Cliff Lang Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
7 Oct 1946
Red Sails in the Sunset + Racing with the Moon (theme)
Vaughan Monroe Orchestra (voc) VM and the Moon Maids
Steel Pier
ABC Atlantic City NJ
1951
Set 2
Women Vocal Groups on 1940s – 50s Radio
Theme + Take The A-Train
The King Sisters (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
’Magic of Music’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1947
On The Alamo
Jul Conlon and the Rhythmaires
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1952
Somebody Loves Me
The Little Sisters (voc) Harry Zimmerman Orchestra
’California Melodies’
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
1948
Set 3
Modern Jazz on 1940s-60s Radio
Straight, No Chaser
Thelonius Monk
Connie Mack Park
WCAU CBS Philadelphia
3 Mar 1960
Instrumental
Miles Davis Nonet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Set 4
Trad Jazz on 1940s – 50s Radio
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Al Hirt Jazz Band
’Jazz Band Ball’
The Wires
WWL CBS New Orleans
1951
Charlie My Boy
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Orchestra (voc) Pat O’Connor
’Jimmy Dorsey Show’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1950
Mama’s Gone, Goodbye + St Louis Blues
Kid Roy Creole Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
5 Feb 1955
Set 5
Swing Bands on 1935 Radio
Swinging’ and Jivin’
Claude Hopkins Orchestray
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
The Continental
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1935
Stack o’ Lee Blues
Ray Noble’s American Orchestra
’City Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 May 1935
Solitude
Helen Ward (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Mar 1935
Set 6
Trad Jazz On-Air 1930-1953
Relaxin’ At The Tour (theme) + Royal Garden Blues
Muggsy Spanier
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago (AM Home Recording with lots of static)
18 Oct 1953
Ballin’ The Jack + Walkin’ The Dog
Red Nichols Five Pennies
’Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
25 Aug 1930
I’m Confessin’
Hot Lips Page
’Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM New York City
1953
Bugle Call Rag
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Ritz Theatre
WJZ Blue New York City
30 Sep 1944
Set 7
Artie Shaw on 1939 Radio
Theme + Donkey Serenade
Artie Shaw Orchestra
’Melody and Madness’
WEAF NBC Red New York City
22 Aug 1939
Don’t Worry About Me
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Summer Terrace
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Boston
19 Aug 1939
I’m Sorry For Myself
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NYC
20 Oct 1939
St Louis Blues + Nightmare (theme)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NYC
19 Oct 1939
Set 8
Jazz on the Tonight Show
Them There Eyes
Billie Holiday
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
My Heart Stood Still
Shorty Rogers Giants
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
After You’ve Gone
Roy Eldridge
Tonight Show
NBC Hollywood
1958
Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman
Tonight Show
NBC NYC
1958

18 July Phantom Dancer – Ep3 Radar Men From the Moon


STOP PRESS! Your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 18 July.

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

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

Today’s show has been broadcast. But you can now hear it over and over again online at radio 2ser.com

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix listen to a set of strange radio from 1947 – 1960s including real singing canaries and a puffing tuba version of the Sound of Music. There’s also a set of women jazz singers from 1950s radio and TV including Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Roche and Ella Fitzgerald.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Episode 3 of the 1940s Republic Serial, Radar Men From the Moon:
Enjoy!

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

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #270

107.3 2SER Tuesday 18 July 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on Air From The Palladium Ballroom 1949-61
Let’s Dance
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Mar 1949
Walkin’
Harry James Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Nov 1959
It Took Ten Days Blues
Jerry Gary and His Band of Today
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Jan 1961
Set 2
Strange and Wonderful 1938 – 1960 Radio Transcriptions
Theme + The Sound of Music
Felicia Saunders with Harry Sosnik and the Savings Bonds Orchestra
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
3 Apr 1960
Theme + In A Little Spanish Town
The Master Radio Canaries
’Hartz Mountain Pet Food Canaries’
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1949
I’m Wild About Horns on Automobiles
Hoosier Hot Shots
’Alka-Seltzer Radio Spot’
NBC Transcriptions, Chicago
1938
Set 3
1920s-30s Women Pop Singers
He’s So Unusual
Helen Kane
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jun 1929
I Can’t Write The Words
Mildred Hunt (voc) Philco Orchestra
’Philco Hour’
WABC CBS NY
1931
After You’ve Gone + Got A Bran’ New Suit
Kay Thompson (voc) Dodge Orchestra
’Dodge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Set 4
Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye on 1940s Radio
Theme + Kiss Me Sweet, Kiss Me Simple
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Laura Leslie and Don Cornell
’Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Swanee River
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
So In Love + My Gal Sal + Theme
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Tony Alamo
’Chrysler Showroom’
Radio Transcription
1949
Set 5
Women Jazz Singers 1950s Radio & TV
Intro + Fine & Mellow
Billie Holliday
’The Sound of Jazz’
WCBS CBS TV NY
8 Dec 1957
My Gentleman Friend
Sarah Vaughan
’Concert Recording’
Apollo Theatre NY
17 Aug 1950
All Of Me
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Betty Roche
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Ridin’ High
Ella Fitzgerald (voc) Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Texaco Swing Into Spring’
WRCA TV NBC NY
9 Apr 1958
Set 6
Cab Calloway on Live 1940s Radio From Cafe Zanzibar NYC
Do I Care? No, No
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Mar 1940
Minnie The Moocher (theme) + The Very Thought Of You
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Sep 1944
The More I See You
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Jul 1945
Lammar’s Boogie + Coastin’ With JC
Cab Calloway Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 July 1946
Set 7
Early Radio Jazz and Dance
Blue Melody Blues
Tiny Parham and his Musicians
Comm Rec
Chicago
1 Feb 1929
Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman and Dave Marshall
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
1931
Happy Feet
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys, Brox Sisters
’King of Jazz’
Film Soundtrack
1929
Is It Spain + A Most Remarkable Girl
The Dixie Two-Steppers (voc) The Dixie Tenor
’Sunny Meadows Program’
Radio Transcription
1929
Set 8
Glenn Miller Broadcasting to Germany 1944
Intro + Here We Go Again
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944
Now I Know
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra (voc) Johnny Desmond
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Begin the Beguine
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra (voc) Irene Manning
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944
Great Day + Close
Glenn Miller AEF Orchestra
Radio Transcription
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE)
Abbey Road Studios
London
Oct-Nov 1944