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
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6 February 2018 Phantom Dancer – Yes! Serious Music Can Be Entertaining. Proof.


The Phantom Dancer, presented by 1920s-1930s singer and band leader, Greg Poppleton, since 1985, is your non-stop two hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV.

This week, you’ll hear 8 sets including folk singer Susan Reed, dixieland by Kid Ory and Turk Murphy, a set of vocal harmonists including The King Sisters, a set hit songs by Woody Herman and Count Basie from the Avadon Ballroom – all from live radio broadcasts, of course.

You can hear this show online for the next 4 weeks after the 6 Feb broadcast at radio 2ser.com

BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE

Duke Ellington’s longest and most ambitious orchestral work is heard in part on today’s Phantom Dancer.

From an April 1945 WJZ NYC ‘Date With The Duke’ broadcast out of the 400 Club in New York City we’ll hear live, Work Song and Spiritual.

Duke Ellington introduced it in his first concert at Carnegie Hall, January 23, 1943. He wrote it as “a parallel to the history of the Negro in America.”

It was first performed as a preview at Rye High School in Westchester County, New York, the day before its premiere at Carnegie Hall.

Another performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall on January 28 are the only known performances of the complete work.

Thereafter, Duke Ellington only performed pieces of it, as we’ll hear on today’s Phantom Dancer.

Following ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ on the Armed Forces Radio Service re-broadcast disc, Joya Sherill singing the pop ditty, ‘Accentuate The Positive’. Something of a statement by the AFRS editor, I’m suspect.

The first movement, ‘Black’, is divided into three parts, the Work Song, the spiritual Come Sunday , and Light.

‘Brown’ has three parts, West Indian Dance or Influence; Emancipation Celebration, and The Blues.

‘Beige’ covers “the Afro-American of the 1920s, 30s and World War II,” wrote Leonard Feather in the liner notes of the 1977 release of the original 1943 performance.

Duke Ellington mentions his Carnegie Hall performance of ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ in an interview with Frank Sinatra before playing Solitude at the piano on this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. A scratchy ‘Songs By Sinatra’ radio broadcast from 1943. He’s then joined by Raymond Scott and the CBS Radio Orchestra.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #302

107.3 2SER Tuesday 6 February 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Dance Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Kentucky
Gay Claridge Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1944
Laura
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Dick Dyer
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
CBS/AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week + Sweet Dreams Sweetheart
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) The Martin Men and Artie Wayne
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 January 1945
Set 2
Susan Reed Folk Singer
The Continental
Harry Sosnik and the Savings Bonds Orchestra
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
NYC
7 Dec 1947
The Soldier and the Lady / Turtle Dove / Danny Boy
Susan Reed – Zither, Irish Harp, ‘the Everloving’
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
NYC
7 Dec 1947
Two Guitars + Close
Harry Sosnik and the Savings Bonds Orchestra
’’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
NYC
7 Dec 1947
Set 3
A Date With The Duke
Working Song ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ Suite
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ Blue NYC
30 Apr 1945
Spiritual ‘Black, Brown and Beige’ Suite
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ Blue NYC
30 Apr 1945
Accentuate The Positive
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherill
’A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ Blue NYC
30 Apr 1945
Set 4
Stars For Defence
Theme + You ‘Ol Son-of-a-Gun + Love Look Away
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Stars for Defence’
Radio Transcription
8 Feb 1959
Civil Defence
Leo A Hoig
‘Stars for Defence’
Radio Transcription
8 Feb 1959
Two Little Girls + Always Together + Close
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Stars for Defence’
Radio Transcription
8 Feb 1959
Set 5
Harmony on 1930s-40s Radio
People Will Say We’re In Love
Nillsen Twins (voc) Spike Jones City Slickers
Aircheck
1944
A Stairway To The Stars
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red
Philadelphia
12 Jul 1939
Everybody Loves My Baby
King Sisters
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1947
Chi-Baba Chi-Baba
Herman McCoy and The Hamp Tones (voc) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Casa Mañana
Culver City CA
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
Set 6
Woody Herman Hits
Open + Apple Honey
Woody Herman Orchestra (Gene Krupa opens)
‘Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
NBC TV
New York City
30 Dec 1957
Woodchoppers’ Ball
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
WOW NBC Omaha
1954
Four Brothers
Woody Herman Orchestra
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWL CBS New Orleans
10 Nov 1951
Golden Wedding
Woody Herman Orchestra (drums) Dave Tough
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Oct 1944
Set 7
Turk Murphy and Kid Try On KCBS Radio
Bay City (theme) + Down Home Rag
Turk Murphy
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
2 Dec 1958
St James Infirmary
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
10 Oct 1954
Sadie Green, The Vamp of New Orleans
Turk Murphy
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
9 Dec 1958
Milneburg Joys + Close
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
30 Oct 1954
Set 8
Count Basie at the Avadon
Hobnail Boogie
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Lazy Lady Blues
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmie Rushing
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946

8 August Phantom Dancer – Ep 6 Radar Men From the Moon


If the 1 August show is anything to go by, the 8 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 8 August play list below.

Hear the show post-broadcast! It’s now online FREE for four weeks at 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 and the week before. There’s also a set of Connie Boswell on 1930-36 radio, and three songs by Benny Goodman from the famous 1935 ‘Let’s Dance’ programs that introduced swing to the world.

There’s also a set of Peter Igelhoff singing with and leading Berlin dance bands between 1937 and 1941.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 6 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 #274

107.3 2SER Tuesday 8 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 on the 1935 Let’s Dance Program
Let’s Dance (theme) + Hunkadola
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Apr 1935
Makin’ Whoopee
Benny Goodman Quartet
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
23 Feb 1935
Walk, Jenny, Walk
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 May 1935
Set 2
Swinging The Classics
Beethoven Riffs On
John Kirby Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
15 Jan 1941
Intro + Rachmaninoff Prelude in C#m
Wally Portingale Orchestra
’Army on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Sydney
Oct 1943
Caprice XXIV Paganini
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Aug 1941
Set 3
Big Bands on 1950s Radio
Spoken Intro + Night and Day
Ted Heath Orchestra
’NBC International Bandstand’
NBC and BBC London
2 Mar 1959
Just Squeeze Me
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ray Nance
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Nov 1956
Caribbean Clipper + Close
Glenn Miller Orchestra conducted by Ray McKinley
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
30 Jun 1957
Set 4
Connie Boswell on 1930-36 Radio
Sweeping the Clouds Away
Connie Boswell
Radio Transcription
Continental Broadcasting System
Hollywood
1930
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Connie Boswell (voc) Freddy Rich Orchestra
’Dodge Program’
WABC CBS NY
1935
Ad + I’ve Got A Feeling You’re Fooling
Connie Boswell (voc) B. A. Rolfe Orchestra
’Goodrich Silvertown Time’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1936
Set 5
Swing Bands Live on 1937 Radio
Moten Swing (theme) + Shout and Feel It
Count Basie Orchestra
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom
New York City
30 June 1957
Theme + Mr Ghost Goes To Town
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
WEAF NBC Red NYC
31 Jan 1937
One, Two Button Your Shoes
Duke Ellington (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
18 Mar 1937
Mother Goose Marches On
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Meyer Alexander Chorus
’Camel Caravan’
KNX CBS LA
10 Aug 1937
Set 6
Muggsy Spanier on 1940s-50s Radio
Relaxin’ at the Trouro
Muggsy Spanier
’Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue New York
23 Sep 1944
Dippermouth Blues
Muggsy Spanier
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
25 Oct 1953
Buddy Bolden’s Blues
Muggsy Spanier
’This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual
New York City
22 Mar 1947
That’s A’Plenty + Theme
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953
Set 7
Peter Igelhoff German Dance Music 1937-41
Spatzenkonzert
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jun 1938
Capriolen
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1937
Dieses Leid hat keinen Text
Peter Igelhoff piano and ensemble (voc) Evelyn Kuenneke
Comm Rec
Berlin
1940
Schade, dass wir auseinandergehn
Peter Igelhoff und sein Ensemble
Rec Comm
Berlin
1941
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

11 July Phantom Dancer – 7 Year Old Sugar Chile Robinson Boogie Prodigy


Huzzah! Your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 11 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 can now be heard ONLINE on the website of Radio 2SER

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix listen to a set of Woody Herman from 1944-45 radio, swing from live 1930s radio and progressive jazz including a radio broadcast by the Miles Davis Nonet in 1948.

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 is a child piano prodigy who has is also on today’s Phantom Dancer broadcasting with Lionel Hampton, Sugar Chile Robinson! 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
That Ace Drummer Man Gene Krupa on 1945-46 Radio
Whispering
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
MBS
1946
Bugle Call Rag
Gene Krupa Orchestra
Pacific Square
San Diego
MBS
2 Mar 1945
Yes, Yes, Honey
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Carolyn Gray
’One Night Stand’
The Click, Phildelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Jan 1945
Set 2
Rock’n’Roll Live on 1950s Radio
Theme + I Was Born To Rock
Smilin’ Smokey Lynn
’Midnite Matinee’
Olympic Auditorium
KFVD Los Angeles
28 Sep 1951
Tender Trap
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
’Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
12 May 1956
Baby Please Don’t Go
’Sepia Swing Club’
WDIA Memphis
14 Dec 1951
Set 3
Progressive Jazz on 1948-62 Radio and TV
Theme + Move
Miles Davis Nonet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA New York
4 Sep 1948
Strike Up the Band
Pete Brown
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Oleo + Theme
Phineas Newborn Jr
’Jazz Scene USA’
TV Series
Los Angeles
15 Oct 1962
Set 4
Woody Herman on Live 1944-45 Radio
Flying Home
Woody Herman Orchestra
’Old Gold Show’ Rehearsal
WABC CBS NY
2 Aug 1944
Goosey Gander
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Jul 1945
Apple Honey + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Aug 1945
Set 5
Raymond Scott Orchestra 1940
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Creepy Weepy
Raymond Scott Orchestra
’Music Depreciation’
KHJ Mutual-Don Lees LA
1940
Blueberry Hill
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Nan Wynn
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Caterpillar Creep
Raymond Scott Orchestra
’Music Depreciation’
KHJ Mutual-Don Lees LA
1940
Set 6
1930s Swing Bands on Radio
I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1938
The Chant
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Aircheck
28 May 1939
Satan Takes a Holiday
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
KNX CBS LA
17 Aug 1937
Bugle Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NYC
30 June 1937
Set 7
Tommy Dorsey on 1945 Radip
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Instrumental
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
400 Restaurant
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Sep 1945
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Sentimentalists
Aircheck
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
3 Feb 1945
Song of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Aircheck
Ocean Park Ca
19 Aug 1945
The Minor Goes Muggin’
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Aircheck
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
3 Feb 1945
Set 8
Pianists on 1940s-50s Radio
Caldonia Boogie
Sugar Chile Robinson with Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1946
Theme + I’m In a Dancing Mood
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS
New York City
Mar 1957
When Your Lover Has Gone
Erroll Garner
‘Storyville’
WHDH Boston
Dec 1953

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

27 June Phantom Dancer – Jimmie Lunceford Big Band Film (1936)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 27 June.

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

It’s now been broadcast. So now it’s online at Radio 2SER. Check it out.

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

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix there’s a set of 1940s swing bands from the Spotlight Bands series, a set of 1940s Nat King Cole and a set of the Dorsey Brothers on air, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey with a feature by their chief arranger, Sy Oliver.

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 a 1936 Vitaphone short of Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra
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 #268

107.3 2SER Tuesday 27 June 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 on the 1940s Spotlight Bands Radio Series
Blue Skies + You’re Too Beautiful
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy DeVito
’Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Aug 1946
Futurama
Gene Krupa Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Dark Eyes + Temptation (theme)
Jimmy Joy Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Harlingen Tx
Blue Network
6 Jan 1945
Set 2
Nat King Cole Trio Time on 1947 – 59 Radio
Straighten Up And Fly Right (theme) + Sunday + Ad
Nat King Cole Trio (voc) NKC
’King Cole Trio Time’
KFI NBC LA
6 Mar 1948
Little Joe From Chicago + Boogie A La King
Nat King Cole Trio
’King Cole Trio Time’
Radio Transcription
1959
Tired
Pearl Bailey (voc) Nat King Cole Trio
’King Cole Trio Time’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Mar 1947
Set 3
Those ‘Fabulous Dorseys’ on 1950s Radio and TV
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Sentimental Baby
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Lynn Roberts
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Claridge Hotel
WMC NBC Memphis
1953
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Smiles
Sy Oliver Orchestra
’Endorsed By Dorsey’
WOR Mutual NY
3 Mar 1946
When The Saints Go Marching In + I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme)
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Johnny Ray
’Stage Show’
CBS TV NY
1 Jan 1955
Set 4
Modern 1950s Sounds: RnB, Bop and Cool
Open + King Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet
’Sepia Swing Club’
WDIA Memphis
14 Dec 1951
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
I’ve Got Rhythm
The Flexible Five
’California Melodies’
KHJ Mutual Los Angeles
1950
Set 5
Broadcasting From The Savoy
Round Midnight (theme) + 711
Cootie Williams Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Body and Soul (theme) + Chant of the Groove
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom NYC
1940
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Billie Holiday
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom NYC
30 Jun 1937
Floogie Boo + St Louis Blues
Cootie Williams Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Set 6
Swing Bands on 1930s – 1940s Radio
Chatterbox
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Apr 1938
Are You Kidding?
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Band
’Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Benny’s Bugle
Lee and Lester Young Orchestra
Club Capri
KHJ Mutual LA
2 Dec 1941
The Blizzard
Louis Prima Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field NY
Mutual Network
15 Jan 1945
Set 7
Pop Songs on 1930s Radio
The You And Me That Used To Be
George Hall Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
When Summer Is Gone (theme) + You’ve Got Me Crying Again
Hal Kemp Orchestra
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Chlo-e
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
KNX CBS LA
17 Aug 1937
The Little Man Who Wasn’t There
Johnny Messner Orchestra
’Radio Transcription’
New York City
1939
Set 8
Modern Improvised Jazz on 1950s Radio
The Cinch + I Don’t Want To Be Kissed
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
8 Nov 1958
The 7-11 Jump
Erroll Garner Trio
Basin Street
WCBS CBS New York City
May 1956
All The Things You Are
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS New York City
Feb 1956