24 April 2018 Phantom Dancer – Bea Wain First To Record ‘Over The Rainbow’


You’ll hear some very loving and touching words on today’s Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer, presented every week by actor, Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer goes live from 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday after the noon news.

It’s your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV sent to 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

Hear this week’s Phantom Dancer (after 24 April), and past Phantom Dancers, online at radio 2ser.com

In the mix this week, live 1930s-60s radio by Bob Crosby, Sammy Kaye, Al Trace, Larry Clinton and Bea Wain. See the full play list below.

THOSE TOUCHING WORDS?

“Beautiful, Bea Wain, beautiful.”

Who’s Bea Wain? She’s one of the greatest singers of the Swing Era and my absolute favourite.

Who said those words? You’ll hear them on today’s Phantom Dancer in the Bea Wain set, incidentally.

It was Andre Baruch, award-winning network radio announcer, who said them spontaneously as the announcer for the 1939 ‘Your Hit Parade’ after Bea Wain sang, ‘O, You Crazy Moon’.

They were married in 1938 and remained together until his death 53 years later. Bea Wain died last August aged 100.

THE UNSUNG SINGING GREAT

Bea Wain began singing on local radio at age six. She lived in the Bronx. Her accent disappeared when she sang. She had four No. 1 hits. And she never had a singing lesson.

She also had her name shortened from Beatrice to Bea by some unknown radio exec, to save space on record labels.

Quoting from her New York Times obituary,
“I never wanted anybody to teach me how to sing,” she said in an interview with Sara Fishko for the New York public radio station WNYC in 2013. “I had piano, elocution and dancing lessons, but never singing lessons.”

And she went on to sing professionally past the age of 90.

THE BIG BREAK

Was a big band arranger and in 1938 was forming a swing band with big RCA – NBC promotion. You’ll hear the band broadcasting ‘The RCA Campus Club’ from the Glen island Casino on today’s Phantom Dancer. The singer he hired to front this important band was Bea Wain.

How’d he find her.

She was in the chorus for the Kate Smith Radio Show. She stepped forward for an eight bar solo. That was enough for Clinton. She was hired. Again quoting from her NYT obit:

“The impeccable Wain never fails to captivate us as Clinton’s brassmen play natty little curlicues around her,” Will Friedwald wrote in his book “Jazz Singing: America’s Great Voices From Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond” (1990).Bea wain

OVER THE RAINBOW

In 1939 Billboard magazine’s college poll voted her the most popular female vocalist. Ella Fitzgerald was second.

In 1938 she was the first to record ‘Over The Rainbow’ from the film, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. MGM, which owned the rights, stopped the record from being issued until after the film, and Judy Garland’s version (who sang it in the movie) was released.

Wain’s ‘Over The Rainbow’ is the Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. It’s interesting to hear the first-ever version, totally untouched by Garland’s version.

Wain said in a 1988 interview, that when Helen O’Connell, a fellow big band singer, was asked how it felt to be a part of music history, she replied, “If I knew it was history, we would have paid more attention.”

HIT RECORDS

In a short recording career of just a few years (she got tired of touring and the poor recording fees and rarely made records after 18 months with the Clinton band), Bea Wain had four hit records, all with Larry Clinton’s Orchestra .
1. Heart and Soul, which she introduced in the short ‘A Song is Born’ announced by Andre Baruch
2. Deep Purple
3. Cry, Baby, Cry
4. My Reverie, an up-tempo version of the Debussy piano piece ‘Reverie’ with lyrics by Larry Clinton.

‘My Reverie’ became Bea Wain’s theme song but, quoting from her New York Times obituary, “it was almost scrapped when Debussy’s heirs learned, to their horror, that the music had been adapted for a pop audience with a brisk tempo and lyrics.

But when Larry Clinton sent them his recording, Wain recalled, they replied, “If this girl sings it, O.K”

MR AND MRS MUSIC

After the World War Two, during which Bea Wain sung in Army Camps and her husband, Andre Baruch served overseas, the couple became ‘Mr and Mrs Music,’ a daily program on WMCA, New York, on which they doubled as disc jockeys and interviewers.

bea wain and andre baruch

 

They continued on radio when they moved to Palm Springs in 1973 and retired from being DJs in 1980.

After that, Bea Wain sang on TV and in clubs, (there’s a 1983 TV medley of her 1938-39 hits on YouTube).

Quoting from the Wiki article on Wain, she told Christopher Popa in a 2004 interview, “Actually, I’ve had a wonderful life, a wonderful career. And I’m still singing, and I’m still singing pretty good. This past December, I did a series of shows in Palm Springs, California, and the review said, “Bea Wain is still a giant.” It’s something called Musical Chairs. I did six shows in six different venues, and I was a smash. And I really got a kick out of it.”

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week the first recording of ‘Over The Rainbow’ sung by Bea Wain in 1938 but not released until after the ‘Wizard of Oz’ (in which the song features) came out in 1939. Enjoy this original take wholly uninfluenced by Judy Garland…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #313

107.3 2SER Tuesday 24 April 2018
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 and Sway with Sammy Kaye
Theme + Elmers Tune
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Three Kaydettes
‘Spotlight Bands’
Washington DC
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Ad + It’s a Great Feeling
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Kaydettes
‘Sammy Kaye Showreel’
Radio Transcription
1949
Medley: How Deep is the Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 2
Bob Crosby
Open + Mama Why Don’t You Dance With Me
Bob Crosby and The Modernaires (voc) Jerry Gray Orchestra
‘Club 15’
KNX CBS LA
25 Nov 1947
Don’t Forget Tonight Tomorrow
Bob Crosby (voc) Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Muskrat Ramble
Bob Crosby Bobcats
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1950
Set 3
WGN Parade of Bands Home Recordings
Open + Isn’t It Romantic
Al Trace and his Shuffle Rhythm
‘WGN Parade of Bands’
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
c 1950
Marie + Linger Awhile
Ted Fio Rito Orchestra
‘WGN Parade of Bands’
Chez Paree
WGN Chicago
c 1950
Bella Bella Marie + Medley: In My Dreams + I Love You So Much It Hurts
Jimmy Featherstone Orchestra (voc) JF and Peggy Murdoch
‘WGN Parade of Bands’
Walnut Room
Bismarck Hotel
WGN Chicago
c 1950
Set 4
Bea Wain
East of the Sun
Bea Wain (voc) Larry Clinton Orchestra
‘RCA Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Jul 1938
Try, Try Again
Bea Wain and Band (voc) Larry Clinton Orchestra
‘RCA Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Jul 1938
Oh, You Crazy Moon
Bea Wain
‘Your Hit Parade’
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Oct 1939
Set 5
Swing Trumpet Stars on Ballads
Cirribirribin (theme) + You’re In Love With Someone Else
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Hotel Astor Roof
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1942
Oh What It Seemed To Be
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Mitchell
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 May 1946
Goodnight, Good Neighbour
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Daye
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Feb 1945
Clouds
Henry Busse Orchestra (voc) Carl Grayson
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1935
Set 6
Hal Kemp and Skinnay Ennis Sells Beauty Creme
When Summer Is Gone (theme) + You’ve Got Me Crying Again
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Last Year’s Girl
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
It’s Only A Paper Moon + Ad
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
I Couldn’t Tell Them What To Do
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 7
1950s-60s Radio Swing Bands
One O’Clock Jump + Blee Blop Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Cohn’s Alley
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Peony park
WOW NBC Omaha
1954
Song of India
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NY
Dec 1955
Flashback From The Future
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Aircheck
24 Oct 1965
Set 8
Mickey Mouse Bands Live and Transcribed
Romance (theme) + We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra (voc) Lorraine Benson
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
24 Nov 1947
I’ll See You In My dreams
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1941
Would It Make Any Difference To You?
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) CR
Radio Transcription
1943
Can’t We Be Friends?
Johnny Mesner Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
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27 March Phantom Dancer – Bunny Berigan and How Disease Effects Legacy


It never ceases to amaze me how disease can over-shadow the brilliant legacy of a person’s life. How much ‘expert’ blather was there about Stephen Hawking’s motor neurone disease as an excuse to avoid explaining and understanding his discoveries in physics? It’s belittling and disrespectful.

Louis Armstrong’s favourite trumpet player was Bunny Berigan. We’ll be hearing radio broadcasts by Bunny Berigan on this week’s The Phantom Dancer.

Even today, seventy years after his death, he is still considered to have been one of the top trumpet players in jazz.

But what I find additionally interesting is how his legacy has been marred by the alcoholism that affected the inventiveness of his playing in the latter part of his short thirty-three years and which ultimately killed him through cirrhosis of the liver.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll also hear a set of live vintage radio by Dave Brubeck, Jack Teagarden and women singers with their own radio shows – Lee Wiley, Peggy Lee, Dinah Show and Mildred Bailey.

 

THE PHANTOM DANCER is two hours of non-stop swing and jazz mixed from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV by Greg Poppleton, Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Broadcast 12:04pm Tuesdays 107.3 2SER Sydney then over 22 radio stations and online.

HEAR The Phantom Dancer live-streamed and afterwards online on the Radio 2SER website. http://www.2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

HOW DISEASE EFFECTS LEGACY

When jazz musicians talk about Bunny Berigan, his alcoholism always comes up.

‘What might have been had he not drank?’, is usually the most positive musing. But to me, from a music perspective, his illness should have no bearing on his legacy. Surely it’s his trumpet playing and technique that’s important, the music played, the songs composed, the landmark recordings made. Louis Armstrong praised Bunny Berigan’s trumpet sound and jazz ideas both before and after Berigan’s death.

I have known jazz musicians, world-touring, who’ve died after long illnesses. They kept their illnesses private, performing to the very end. Even though everyone knew they were terminally ill, the particulars of their illnesses were never discussed. These musicians had the luxury and the determination to never be defined by their disease. Nowadays, when people talk about them, they talk about their music, the good times and their positive legacy. How they died, their disease, and their substance abuse (in one case) are irrelevancies.

However, other jazz musicians I have known, have had deaths after long, debilitating illnesses during which time it was impossible to perform. Others have died suddenly – a heart attack, an overdose, a bleed. Always, these musicians are discussed in terms of their deaths, their creative life work overshadowed by the fabula of their failing health or their fatal surprise.

I guess it’s easier to talk about sickness and death than music. The musical process is a specialist field. Feeling poorly and falling off the perch is something on which everyone has an expert opinion.

BUNNY BERIGAN…
…was the stage name of Roland Bernard Berigan.

He composed, sang, and most famously was a brilliant trumpet player. Of his compositions, we’ll hear a live recording of one, ‘Chicken and Waffles’, from a live 1936 radio broadcast on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

He was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting. His 1937 classic recording of a song from a flop music, ‘I Can’t Get Started’ (which we’ll also hear in two live 1930s versions on this week’s Phantom Dancer) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975. ‘I Can’t Get Started’ was Berigan’s radio theme when he launched his own band in 1937.

Bunny Berigan had learnt violin and trumpet and was playing in local bands by his mid-teens. In 1930 he joined the Hal Kemp Orchestra and soon came to notice. He became a sought-after studio musician in New York as well as playing in the orchestras of Freddy Rich, Freddy Martin, Ben Selvin, Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman. In fact, Goodman’s manager only got ‘that ace drummer man’ Gene Krupa to join the band by telling him Berigan was already on board.

After leaving Goodman, Berigan began to record regularly under his own name and to back singers such as Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Billie Holiday. We’ll hear him this week with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in early 1937. His solo on ‘Marie’ became one of his signature performances. We’ll hear a 1940 radio version. And, of course, a critic describing Berigan’s trumpet on the 1940 show had to bring up his alcoholism.

After leaving Goodman, Berigan began to record regularly under his own name and to back singers such as Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Billie Holiday. We’ll hear him this week with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in early 1937. His solo on ‘Marie’ became one of his signature performances. We’ll hear a 1940 radio version. And, of course, a critic describing Berigan’s trumpet on the 1940 show had to bring up his alcoholism.

MUSICAL ADVICE FROM BERIGAN
And instrumentalists PLEASE TAKE NOTE. There’s nothing more irritating to a singer than an instrumentalist taking too much air during the singer’s solo, or cramping the singer’s freedom of expression by trying to steer the improvisation…

Your Phantom Dancer Bunny Berrigan singing and playing trumpet on ‘Until Today’ with Freddy Rich’s Orchestra in 1936 . Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #308

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 March 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
Swing on 1940s Radio
Theme + Girl of My Dreams
Randy Brooks Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Nov 1945
K.C. Caboose + Are You Happy?
John Kirby Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
18 Jul 1944
They Didn’t Believe Me + Blue Moon (Close)
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
26 Jul 1945
Set 2
Big Bands on 1950s Radio
Theme + I’m Walking
Johnny Richards Orchestra
‘ABC Dancing Party’
Birdland
WABC ABC NYC
1957
If I Had You
Ted Heath Orchestra
‘International Bandstand’
London
NBC/BBC
2 Mar 1959
It’s All In The Game
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Set 3
Bing Crosby Radio
Open + Pistol Packin’ Mama
Bing Crosby
‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC LA
16 Dec 1943
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra
Bing Crosby
’Philco Radio Time’
KECA ABC LA
19 Nov 1947
Ukulele Lady + Green Grow The Lilacs + Close
Bing Crosby + Rosemary Clooney (2nd song)
’Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney Show’
KNX CBS LA
19 Oct 1961
Set 4
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street
Open + Dixieland One-Step
Henry Levine Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
O Sussanah
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
Cheery-Beery-Bee
The Tune Toppers
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
Dangerous Mood
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
Set 5
Trombonist Jack Teagarden
Announcer’s Blues
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Music Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
19 jan 1936
Mr Jessie
Jack Teagarden Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
22 Nov 1941
You Took Advantage of Me + Tea For Two + Close
The Three T’s (Jack and Charlie Teagarden and Frank Trambauer)
Hickory House
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Dec 1936
(1936 Home Recording)
Wolverine Blues + Close
Jack Teagarden Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
27 Dec 1941
Set 6
Women Singers With Their Own Radio shows
Somebody Loves Me
Peggy Lee
‘Peggy Lee Show’
KNX CBS LA
1947
Beg Your Pardon
Dinah Shore
‘Dinah Shore Show’
KNX CBS LA
4 May 1948
Too Good To Be True
Lee Wiley
‘Lee Wiley Sings’
WABC CBS NY
1 Jul 1936
Summertime
Mildred Bailey
‘Mildred Bailey Show’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jan 1945
Set 7
Bunny Berigan
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + Organ Grinder’s Swing
Bunny Berigan Orchestra
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + Ay, Ay, Ay
Bunny Berigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NY
26 Sep 1939
Marie
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (Bunny Berigan tp feature)
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
9 Mar 1940
Runnin’ Wild + Chicken and Waffles
Bunny Berigan Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
31 Oct 1936
Set 8
Dave Brubeck
This Can’t Be Love
Dave Brubeck
Aircheck
Jan 1954
The Song Is For You
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Mar 1957
Stardust
Dave Brubeck
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Dec 1953
All The Things You Are
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956

21 February 2017 Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Mix – Why Is It So? (1960s TV)


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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

You can hear it archived online now at radio 2ser.com

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: (in the last hour of vinyl) airchecks by the Benny Goodman Orchestra and alumni Gene Krupa, Helen Ward and Harry James plus a set of women bands on radio including Ella Fitzgerald and Ann Mae Winburn.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is another educational ‘Why Is It So?’ from ABC TV Sydney in the 1960s. In this episode, Professor Julius Sumner Miller investigates the fascinating physics behind balance.

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 #252

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Woody Herman on 1944 – 46 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Irresistible You
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
21 Aug 1944
Bijou
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
23 Jul 1945
Wild Root + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘Wild Root Creme Oil Show’
Eastwood Gardens
ABC Detroit Mich.
26 Apr 1946
Set 2
1950s Novelty Songs on the Radio
The Thing
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH and Band
Aircheck
Hollywood
1950
Wimoweh
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Band
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wis.
4 Aug 1952
Old Piano Roll Rock
Vincent Lopez Orchestra (voc) Johnny Messner
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 3
Piano Jazz and Dance on 1930s Radio
If You Were Someone Else + You and I Know + Goodbye Jonah
Fairchild and Carroll
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Sep 1937
The New York Boat
Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
2 Feb 1936
Oceans of Time + Let’s Face The Music and Dance (close)
Dick Carroll and his Music
‘The World Dances’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 4
Stank Kenton 1941-45 Radio Transcriptions
Got A Penny, Jenny?
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1945
Flamingo
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
6 Jan 1942
I Haven’t Got The Heart + Artistry In Rhythm (theme)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Set 5
Benny Goodman and alumni
Intro + Sugarfoot Stmp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Theme + Amour
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Anita O’Day
Aircheck
1941
My Funny Valentine
Helen Ward
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WNBT-TV NBC NY
29 Mar 1949
Feet Draggin’ Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Chatterbox
Mountainside NJ
Feb 1940
Set 6
Early 1930s Radio and Film Music
Gnädige Frau komm und spiel mit mir
Hans Albers
‘Quick’ (film)
Berlin
19 32
Wagon Wheels
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘Chrysler Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
You’re My Everything
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) Pete Fylling
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KGO NBC San Francisco
1932
Somebody Love Me
Ben Selvin Orchestra
‘Davis Gelatine Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 7
Women Band Leaders on 1940s Radio
Galvanising
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
The Boogie Woogie Girl
Dorothy Chatman Orchestra (voc) Sammy Price
Comm Rec
New York City
6 Apr 1944
Central Avenue Boogie
Anna Mae Winburn (voc) International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Chewin’ Gum + I Wanna Be A Rug Cutter
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra (voc) EF
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Mar 1940
Set 8
Jazz on 1950s Telly
Them There Eyes
Billie Holliday
‘Tonight Show’
NBC Hollywood
1958
Ellington Medley
Duke Ellington (piano) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (as) Lee Castle (tp) Buddy Rich (d) and Orchestra
‘Dorsey Brothers’ Stage Show’
CBS-TV NY
1 Jan 1955
St Louis Blues Jam Session
Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Gene Krupa, lionel Hampton and more
‘Second Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS-TV NY
30 Apr 1958

27 Jan Phantom Dancer. Julius Sumner Miller – Thermal Expansion of Stuff – Gases, Liquids


Listener Jayme Harpring’s mum, Eleanor Russell, sings over CBS from The Edgewater, Madison Wi, with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra on this Tuesday’s Phantom Dancer.

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And, as always, there’s lots of swing, jazz and dance for you from live 1920s – 60s radio and TV (listen online at http://www.2ser.com), including Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Abe Lyman and many more presented by your Phantom Dancer, Greg Poppleton. See the play list.

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

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

2SER Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
12 noon – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

Set 1
Non Hai Piu La Veste a Fiori Blu
Pippo Bazizza Orchestra (voc) Alberto Rabiagliati and Il Quartetto Vocale Hot
Comm Rec
Turin
1946
Adam Blows His Hat
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Aquarium Restaurant NY
AFRS re-broadcast
1946
Go Away Blues / Solid Old Man / Poco
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘A Date With The Duke’
AFRS re-broadcast
1945
Set 2
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Eleanor Russell
Starlite Roof
The Edgewater
Madison Wi
4 Aug 1952
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Bing Crosby and Trudy Erwin (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra
‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC LA
16 Dec 1943
Be Anything, But Darling, Be Mine
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Eleanor Russell
Starlite Roof
The Edgewater
Madison Wi
4 Aug 1952
Set 3
Ace In The Hole
Abe Lyman Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
22 Jun 1926
Open + Parade Of The Blues
Boswell Sisters
Continental Broadcasting System,
Los Angeles
1930
Medley: Pagan Love Song / You Were Meant For Me / Just You Just Me / Singin’ In The Rain
Colonial Club Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
New York
1929
Set 4
Manhattan Minuet
Raymond Scott Quintet
Comm Rec
New York
28 Jul 1939
Love Of My Life
Art Kassel Orchestra (voc) Harvey Crawford
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
1949
Home On The Range
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Waltz Time’
AFRS re-broadcast
1944
Set 5
Heat Wave
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
2 Dec 1947
Great Moments
Buddy Rich Orchestra
Aircheck
Los Angeles
Mar 1946
Mister Pastor Goes To Town
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Aircheck
New York
Feb 1942
Wham + For Dancers Only
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1942
Set 6
At Your Command
Fred Rich Orchestra (voc) Bunny Berrigan
Comm Rec
New York
15 Jun 1931
Fine and Dandy
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) The Rhythmsters Trio
Radio Transcription
Hotel Mark Hopkins
San Francisco
1932
Ad + Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Lavena’
Radio Transcription
New York
1934
Love Is Just Around The Corner + When Day Is Done (theme)
Henry Busse Orchestra (voc) Marion Holmes
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1935
Set 7
Ellington Medley
Duke Ellington (p) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey  (cl)  Lee Castle (tp) Buddy Rich (d) Stage Show Orchestra
‘Stage Show’
WCBS TV NY
1 Jan 1955
Once In A While
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NY
Dec 1955
Once In A While
Sarah Vaughan (voc) Jimmy Jones (p)
‘Jazz Club USA’
Carnegie Hall
Voice of America NY
25 Dec 1949
Lover Come Back To Me
Billie Holliday (voc)
Storeyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Apr 1959
Set 8
Cafunga
Brughera (voc)
Comm Rec
Paris
1936
Perfidia
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Cuban Holiday
Woody Herman Herd
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWL CBS New Orleans
10 Nov 1951
Moonlight Fiesta
Harry James and his New Jazz Band (Juan Tizol vtb))
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWL CBS New Orleans
1951

Live On The Radio – Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters
– Live on the Radio from the 2014 Dubbo Jazz Festival over Radio16.

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Growing up listening solely to jazz and swing from the 1920s and 1930s, Greg Poppleton’s powerful, melodic 3 octave voice is totally uninfluenced by contemporary music.

Greg Poppleton – singer and MC
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Jim Elliott – clarinet, alto and bass saxophones

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Song List

    00’00 – Ain’t Misbehavin’
    03’47 – St Louis Blues
    08’00 – Sweet Lorraine (vocal / guitar duo)
    11’11 – Bye Bye Blues (clarinet feature)
    14’05 – Makin’ Whoopee
    19’10 – Sweet Sue
    21’20 – Carolina In The Morning (parts sung through megaphone)
    25’33 – Hindustan (trumpet feature)
    29’21 – Phone call
    30’32 – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
    34’12 – Goodbye
    34’55 – My Blue Heaven (1st chorus sung through megaphone)

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Boogy Boogy Boo Belgian Swing 1939 – Phantom Dancer 15 July 2014


Hello Phantom Dancers,

The July 15 show of 1920s – 1960s swing and jazz from live vintage radio promises to be a little rip-snorter.

YOU CAN HEAR IT ONLINE NOW AT 2SER.COM

There’s live radio swing and jazz by Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima, and very early George Olsen on the air in 1932. See the play list below.

And for your Phantom Dancer video of the week some Belgian swing from 1939, Boogy Boogy Boo..

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#113
2SER Tuesday 15 July 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
The Answer Is Love
Dick Freeman’s Trocadero Orchestra (voc) Barbara James
Comm Rec
Sydney
27 Mar 1940
Robin Hood
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) L.P.
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Rebroadcast
23 Dec 1944
Here We Go Again + Moonlight Serenade (theme)
Tex Beneke Orchestra
Paladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
2 Oct 1946
Set 2
 
 
Bugle Call Rag
George Olsen’s Music
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1932
Serenade For A Wealthy Widow
Vincent Valsanti (aka Ted Fio Rito) Orchestra
‘Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Dixie Jamboree + I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme)
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Set 3
 
 
Open + Buckle Down Buck Private
WJSV Concert Orchestra (voc) Audience
‘Music of Wartime America’
USO Club
YWCA Building
Washington DC
WJSV CBS
1 Jul 1942
Theme + Sun In The Morning
Bing Crosby and the Charioteers (voc) John Scott Trotter Orchestra
‘Philco Radio Time’
KECA ABC LA
30 Oct 1953
Jealousie + Dream Girl + Close
Art Kassel Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
1940s
Set 4
 
 
Song Of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Tommy Dorsey Show’
AFRS Rebroadcast
23 Jun 1943
Stomp, Mr Henry Lee
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
17 Apr 1954
Improvised Solo Below High C
Maynard Ferguson (tp) with Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
WRC NBC
Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Set 5
 
 
Skyliner
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
13 Jul 1944
Scuttlebutt
Artie Shaw’s Gramercy 5
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Ord Ca
Mutual
19 Sep 1945
Out Of Nowhere
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Aug 1952
Lady Be Good
Woody Herman Third Herd
Royal Grove
Peony Park
Omaha Nebraska
NBC
1954
Set 6
 
 
Levee Blues
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland’ Orchestra (voc) Charlie Teagarden
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1950
Monday Night Special
Joe Sullivan (p) Eddie Condon (g) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Dave Tough (d)
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
5 Jan 1941
Sound Advice
CuJohn J. Anthony
‘The Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
1999
I Want To Be Happy
Seger Ellis Choirs Of Brass
Radio Transcription
New York
1937
Set 7
 
 
42nd Street
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
July 1933
Lost
Isham Jones Orchestra
WOR Mutual NY
6 Mar 1936
Indian Love Call
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Little Miss
 Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy
Comm Rec
New York
8 Jul 1940
Set 8
 
 
Baltimore Bounce
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
20 Dec 1939
Rose Of The Rio Grande
Jack Teagarden Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red NY
13 Dec 1941
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Bob Crosby Bobcats
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
I Hear You Screaming + Close
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Aircheck
22 Sep 1942

The Mills Brothers on ‘TV’ 1932. Phantom Dancer Play List 17 June 2014


I couldn’t be in the studio last Tuesday, June 10.

So I’m looking forward to playing lots of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV for you this Tuesday 17 June.

Time to warm up the set for this week’s Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer hear Dick Freeman’s Ensemble from Sydney in 1936, Al Jolson sings about Lifebuoy and Rinso the year after, and Stan Kenton blasts through your loudspeaker from WSOC Charlotte N.C. See the full play list below.

And as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, some early TV, or at least an early depiction of TV. The Mills Brothers feature in a Fleischer Screen Songs short from 1932, singing Hold That Tiger and I Ain’t Got Nobody. Sing along. Just follow the bouncing ball!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#109
2SER Tuesday 17 June 2014
12 noon – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
Set 1
 
 
Robins and Roses
Dick Freeman Ensemble
Sydney
8 Dec 1936
Open + This Year’s Crop Of Kisses
Al Jolson (voc) Victor Young Orchestra
‘Lifebuoy Program’
WEAF NBC Red NY
6 Apr 1937
The Farmer Leaves The Hay
Paul Whiteman
Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
9 Aug 1939
Set 2
 
 
Moon Song
Annette Hanshaw (voc)
Will Osbourne Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
2 Dec 1932
Here You Come With Love
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH
‘Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Open + I’ve Got Rhythm
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Dodge Show’
New York
13 Feb 1936
Set 3
 
 
Going To Heaven
Nelson Eddy (voc) Robert Ambruster
Orchestra
‘Chase and Sanborn Hour’
KFI NBC LA
3 Oct 1937
Charleston Alley
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
28 Jul 1941
 
 
 
Set 4
 
 
Open + Sweets
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
WSOC NBC Charlotte N.C.
1952
All Of Me
Harry James Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
KHJ MBS LA
1950
Kansas City Moods + How Blue The Night
Jan Savitt Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Jul 1944
Set 5
 
 
Cruisin’ With Cab
Cab Calloway
‘Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
At The Fat Man’s
Les Brown Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
Nov 1943
Lucky
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1946
Bust Out
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Aircheck
1943
Set 6
 
 
Lazy Bones
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1935
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + ‘Round My Old Deserted Farm
Bunny Berrigan
Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
27 Mar 1938
Sound Advice
John J Anthony
‘Goodwill Hour’
WOR Mutual NY
c 1945
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) The Songcopators
Radio Transcription
New York
1936
Set 7
 
 
Diminuendo In Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC
Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945
Rocks In My Bed
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherill
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC
Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945
Crescendo In Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC
Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945
Teardrops In The Raib
 Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC
Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945
Set 8
 
 
Gin Mill Special
Erskine Hawkins
Orchestra
Aircheck
1946
Little Jazz
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
San Diego
Blue Network
12 Sep 1945
Rhythm Hymn
Jack Teagarden
Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blythe Ca
Mutual Network
5 Nov 1943
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS re-broadcast
June 1946