Photos – Swing With Greg Poppleton – Django Bar


The band and I had lots of fun last night (Sunday 16 July) with the All About Swing Dancers at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

Thank you to everyone for coming.

You can see the band next at:
Sat 29 July – Gin Mill Social (sold out)
Sun 30 July – Sydney Rowing Club 3-6pm
Sun 13 August – Mosman Bowling Club 2-4:30pm

Check out the Greg Poppleton Gig Guide.
Join the Mailing List

To whet your appetite for the next shows, here are four photos of Greg Poppleton and All About Swing at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar. Enjoy!

Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar, Sunday 16 July
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar, Sunday 16 July
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar. Greg Poppleton (blue-striped suit 1920s-30s swing vocals) Geoff Power (sousaphone doubling cornet) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Damon Poppleton (alto sax).
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar. Greg Poppleton (blue-striped suit 1920s-30s swing vocals) Geoff Power (sousaphone doubling cornet) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Damon Poppleton (alto sax).
Greg Poppleton singing 'Button Up Your Overcoat' on the big screen with Damon Poppleton watching.
Greg Poppleton singing ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’ on the big screen with Damon Poppleton watching.

July Newsletter


My Dear Readers,

‘SWING NIGHT WITH GREG POPPLETON’ @ DJANGO BAR
TICKETS

Come down for a night of Swing Music and Dance as Greg Poppleton and swing dancers transport you to a 1920s-30s dance hall.

TICKETS
$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

With me for Swing Night I’ve put together a swinging trio for you,
– ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet,
– Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo,
– High school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton
– PLUS ‘All About Swing’ dance school

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and Road to Gundagai.

TICKETS

Siobhan Ford and partner from All About Swing will be dancing to Greg Poppleton at ‘Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @Django Bar’. TIX

WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN

We’re back at SYDNEY ROWING CLUB 3pm, Sunday 30 July.

Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s – 1930s vocals
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Damon Poppleton – alto sax
Alex Inman-Hislop – drums

GIN MILL SOCIAL TONIGHT AND SATURDAY 29 JULY

Tonight we’re playing the very first 1920s Gin Mill Social at Cellos, the beautiful art deco room on Level 4, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

A lavish 1920’s dinner party with live music,
swing dancing, pop up performances and an extravagant menu!

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

Party like it’s 1929 at the Gin Mill Social… a night where you will feast, dance and play.

Sydney loves a pop-up, and the glamorous speakeasy event will take over the top floor of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel at Cellos Grand Dining Room, a heritage-listed jewel 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 loud and lively, and pop-up performances punctuate the night, starting with the authentic twenties jazz sounds of the Greg Poppleton Trio followed by a second band.

More than a dinner party, this is the perfect way to give Gatsby a run for his money!

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

Dress code: guys in ties, girls in pearls.

Join us…..
Feast, dance and play!

FRIDAY 30 JUNE AND SATURDAY 29 JULY – NEW VENUE
Gin Mill Social Pop-Up At Cello’s
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
169 Castlereagh St, City
TICKETS

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.

Yes, NOW you can hear the show ONLINE at 2ser.com

Listen while you surf the net!

Here’s the play list for the first show in July…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #269

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 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
Spike Jones 1949 Spotlight Review
Ghost Riders In the Sky
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc)
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 21 May 1949
By The Sea
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Trio
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 30 Jan 1949
Carolina Moon + When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The Tuba (theme)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Professor Beetlebaum
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’ AFRS Re-broadcast 27 Feb 1949
Set 2
Louis Jordan Jive on 1940s Radio
Caldonia (theme) + You Was Right, Baby
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
Cafe Zanzibar WOR Mutual NY 15 Oct 1945
Nagasaki + One O’Clock Jump
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Jubilee’ AFRS Re-broadcast 1943
Don’t Worry ‘Bout That Mule + Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Here Comes Mr Jordan – Pilot Show’ Radio Transcription 1946
Set 3
Sinatra on 1943 – 44 Radio
Theme + With A Song In My Heart
Frank Sinatra
’Treasury Star Parade’ Radio Transcription New York 1944
Where or When
Frank Sinatra
’Vimms Vitamins Show’ CBS Van Nuys CA 7 Jun 1944
That ‘Ol Black Magic + Put Your Dreams Away (theme)
Frank Sinatra
’Songs By Sinatra’ WABC CBS NY 31 Dec 1943
Set 4
Stan Kenton 1941-44 Radio Transcriptions
Artistry in Rhythm + Two Guitars
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Tabby The Cat
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Radio Transcription Los Angeles Dec 1944
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Set 5
Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concerts
Singing’ The Blues
Eddie Condon Group featuring Bobby Hackett tp
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 16 Sep 1944
Wolverine Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 15 Jul 1944
Heebie Jeebies + Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’ WJZ Blue NY 9 Sep 1944
Set 6
Early Jazz and Dance on the Radio
Ja, ja die Frau’n Sind mine schwache Seite
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec Berlin 26 Jan 1928
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City Oct 1929
That’s A Plenty
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Brunswick Brevities’ Radio Transcription New York City 27 Aug 1929
I’m Through With Love
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
’Cocoanut Grove’ Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1931
Set 7
Bob Crosby on the Camel Caravan Show 1939
Skaters’ Waltz (In Swingtime)
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 11 Jul 1939
Get On Board And Ride
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 27 Jun 1939
Diga Diga Doo
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 18 Jul 1939
Little Rock Getaway
Bob Crosby Orchestra (piano) Joe Sullivan
’Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 4 Jul 1939
Set 8
Sweet Bands From 1939
Way Back In 1939 AD
Glen Gary and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Garden of the Moon
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription New York City 1939
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinnati OH 17 Jun 1939
It’s A Wonderful World
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription Chicago 1939
As you know, we play for all types of events, especially those with a 1920s / 1930s theme.

If you, or someone you know, is looking for real 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing for their wedding, corporate function or party, please contact the ever helpful Tony Jex to see what we can do for you and to get your obligation-free quotation.

Tony: 02 9567 7171   |   0407 941 263   |  tony@ozmanagement.com

 

Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar Sunday 16 July


Hello!

I’ll be swinging at the hip Django Bar with my band, Sunday 16 July and I’d love to see you there.

It’ll be a cheeky, barnstorming, high energy show featuring a sunny collection of upbeat songs from the Prohibition and Swing Era.

It’s called Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at the Django Bar.

And I’ll be joined by the All About Swing dancers. All dancers welcome! TICKETS 

$17 pre, $20 door | 6pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Limited table bookings for groups of 8 or more only are available – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Here I am improvising on Margie to two of the All About Swing dancers at a gig in April…

And here’s the band and I with Siobhan and Katrina Jane from the All About Swing crew…

In my swinging trio for the Django Bar, Sunday 16 July, will be: ARIA nominee Geoff Power on sousaphone and trumpet, Ricky May alumnus Grahame Conlon grooving guitar and banjo, and high school alto sax up-and-comer Damon Poppleton. Damon has already performed on stage with Anna Vriend (Canada) and Denis di Blasio (USA).

Damon is way underage, so under 18s are welcome accompanied by a responsible adult.

On the song list will be The Charleston, My Blue Heaven, The Way You Look Tonight, Falling in Love Again and On The Road to Gundagai.

Come along have dinner, have a dance and have fun!
See you Sunday 16 July at Swing Night with Greg Poppleton @ Django Bar.
Doors open 6pm. Show 8pm. Finishes 10pm.

Tickets:
Door: $20
Pre-book: $17 + bf at stickytickets
Swing Night with Greg Poppleton at Django Bar 8pm Sunday 16 July with All About Swing Dancers

4 July 2017 Phantom Dancer – Radar Men From The Moon Chapter 2


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 4 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.

If you missed the show live and streaming, it’s now online for you to hear over the next month at Radio 2SER

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix listen to a set of early Frank Sinatra from 1943-44 radio, jump jive by Louis Jordan on 1940s radio and the King of Corn, Spike Jones, on 1949 radio.

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 Part 2 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 #269

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 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
Spike Jones 1949 Spotlight Review
Ghost Riders In the Sky
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc)
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 May 1949
By The Sea
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Trio
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jan 1949
Carolina Moon + When Yuba Played The Rhumba On The Tuba (theme)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers (voc) Professor Beetlebaum
’Corn’s A’Poppin’’
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Feb 1949
Set 2
Louis Jordan Jive on 1940s Radio
Caldonia (theme) + You Was Right, Baby
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
Cafe Zanzibar
WOR Mutual NY
15 Oct 1945
Nagasaki + One O’Clock Jump
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1943
Don’t Worry ‘Bout That Mule + Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
’Here Comes Mr Jordan – Pilot Show’
Radio Transcription
1946
Set 3
Sinatra on 1943 – 44 Radio
Theme + With A Song In My Heart
Frank Sinatra
’Treasury Star Parade’
Radio Transcription
New York
1944
Where or When
Frank Sinatra
’Vimms Vitamins Show’
CBS Van Nuys CA
7 Jun 1944
That ‘Ol Black Magic + Put Your Dreams Away (theme)
Frank Sinatra
’Songs By Sinatra’
WABC CBS NY
31 Dec 1943
Set 4
Stan Kenton 1941-44 Radio Transcriptions
Artistry in Rhythm + Two Guitars
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Sep 1941
Tabby The Cat
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1944
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Sep 1941
Set 5
Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concerts
Singing’ The Blues
Eddie Condon Group featuring Bobby Hackett tp
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
St Louis Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Wolverine Blues
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
15 Jul 1944
Heebie Jeebies + Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
Set 6
Early Jazz and Dance on the Radio
Ja, ja die Frau’n Sind mine schwache Seite
Jack Hylton Orchestra (voc) Austin Egen
Comm Rec
Berlin
26 Jan 1928
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
’Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
That’s A Plenty
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies
’Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
27 Aug 1929
I’m Through With Love
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
’Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 7
Bob Crosby on the Camel Caravan Show 1939
Skaters’ Waltz (In Swingtime)
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jul 1939
Get On Board And Ride
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
27 Jun 1939
Diga Diga Doo
Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
Little Rock Getaway
Bob Crosby Orchestra (piano) Joe Sullivan
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
4 Jul 1939
Set 8
Sweet Bands From 1939
Way Back In 1939 AD
Glen Gary and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Garden of the Moon
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinnati OH
17 Jun 1939
It’s A Wonderful World
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1939

Coffee Break – 1920s-1930s Songs by Greg Poppleton [Full Album]


Greg Poppleton – Coffee Break music. Back in Your Own Backyard [Full Album] 1920s – 1930s small jazz band and authentic 1920s-30s-style singer. Released October 31 2016

Download on Bandcamp: https://gregpoppletonandhisbakelitebr…
Download on CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppl…
Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bac…
Download on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Backyard-…
Buy CD on Bandcamp: https://gregpoppletonandhisbakelitebr…
Buy CD on CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppl…
Buy CD through the band website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com/music

1. 00:00 I’ll See You In My Dreams (1924)
2. 02:36 Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home (1924)
3. 05:07 They Didn’t Believe Me (1914)
4. 07:05 Too Marvellous (1937)
5. 11:07 Back In Your Own Backyard (1927)
6. 13:32 Egyptian Ella (1930)
7. 16:06 When My Dreamboat Comes Home (1936)
8. 19:22 Honeysuckle Rose (1929)
9. 22:36 Nobody’s Sweetheart (1924)
10. 26:13 The Lady Is A Tramp (1937)
11. 29:40 Makin’ Whoopee! (1928)
12. 33:36 Yes, We Have no Bananas! (1922)

Relaxing, syncopated, romantic 1910s – 1920s – 1930s music for your Kaffeeklatsch – or enjoy as you work!
Sit back, have a coffee and soak in the ambience as authentic 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and his small jazz band take you on the musical journey that is their fourth and latest album, Back In Your Own Backyard.

Greg Poppleton – 1920s – 30s vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)

More from Greg Poppleton
Chill Mix 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW2sx…
Chill Mix 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts52w…
The Sheik (live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlAqT…

Follow Greg Poppleton
Website: http://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Greg.Popplet…
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregpoppleton

Band agent: OzManagement
tony@ozmanagement.com

Subscribe to this Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GregPopp…

© Greg Poppleton
℗ Greg Poppleton

Swing Dancers and Children Dancing


Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big semi-circle of onlookers at a location people normally rush through to catch their train.

At one point in the second set, I spied a group of six dressed in fine vintage fashion, hesitating outside the semi circle of onlookers.

When I called out to them that they might want to dance to the next song, Somebody Loves Me, it turned out they were swing dancers!

So I took some snaps as they took to the terrazzo to swirl and twirl to the band’s swinging authentic 1920s – 1930s swing.

After the gig, my agent, Tony Jex, from OzManagement, texted me this nice message from a person who was in the audience,

“Greg, thanks for the dedication of Avalon today. By the way, On The Sunny Side of the Street is my funeral song and always gets me teary. Thanks again,” Craig and Baby Steven.

In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.

And please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.

A Jazz Singer From China


Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.

The band drew a big audience on the station concourse.

In fact, we were the first jazz band to ever attract an audience at a Heritage Transport Expo.

Sousaphonist Cazzbo Johns joined the band for the Sunday session of 1920s – 1930s music

And I invited Cy Chen, a jazz singer from China, holidaying in Australia, to sing two songs – All of Me and Autumn Leaves. And the crowd loved her.

I took some snaps, plus I’ve found some snaps online of the gig for you to see.

In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Cazzbo Johns – sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.

And please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.

We play for weddings, corporate events and parties, too.

Action pix:

Please visit Greg Poppleton’s website at www.gregpoppletonmusic.com with lots of band videos, photos and gig guide.