Claude Thornhill Piano Child Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 4 September Radio Show 2018


He was a piano playing child prodigy who entered the Con at age 16 after playing professionally in theatre for years. His name is Claude Thornhill and he is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

THE PHANTOM DANCER

Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio in a non-stop mix by Greg Poppleton.

Mixed live-to-air on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com. That’s where you can hear lots of past Phantom Dancers, too.

IN THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX?

The Claude Thornhill feature and a whole mix of swing and jazz from live 1930s-50s radio. Read the full play list below.

The last hour of the mix is ALL VINYL.

CLAUDE THORNHILL

This week I’m quoting the wiki article on Claude Thornhill. Usually I write a bio based on different sources, but I’m short of time this week recording a new album for the Greg Poppleton band with the Billion Dollar Quartet.

“Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 – July 1, 1965) was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. He composed the jazz and pop standards “Snowfall” and “I Wish I Had You”.

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As a youth, he was recognized as an extraordinary talent and formed a traveling duo with Danny Polo, a musical prodigy on the clarinet and trumpet from nearby Clinton, Indiana. As a student at Garfield High School in Terre Haute, he played with several theater bands. Thornhill entered the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music at the age of 16.

That same year he and clarinetist Artie Shaw started their careers at the Golden Pheasant in Cleveland, Ohio, with the Austin Wylie Orchestra. Thornhill and Shaw went to New York together in 1931. Thornhill went to the West Coast in the late 1930s with the Bob Hope Radio Show and arranged for Judy Garland in Babes in Arms. In 1935, he played on sessions with Glenn Miller, including “Solo Hop”, which was released on Columbia Records. He also played with Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble, and Billie Holiday. He arranged “Loch Lomond” and “Annie Laurie” for Maxine Sullivan.

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In 1939 he founded the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. Danny Polo was his lead clarinet player. Although the Thornhill band was a sophisticated dance band, it became known for its superior jazz musicians and for Thornhill’s and Gil Evans’s arrangements. The band played without vibrato so that the timbres of the instruments could be better appreciated. Thornhill encouraged the musicians to develop cool-sounding tones. The band was popular with both musicians and the public. Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool nonet was modeled in part on Thornhill’s sound and unconventional instrumentation. The band’s most successful records were “Snowfall”, “A Sunday Kind of Love”, and “Love for Love”.

Thornhill was playing at the Paramount Theater in New York for $10,000 a week in 1942 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. As chief musician, he performed shows across the Pacific Theater with Jackie Cooper as his drummer and Dennis Day as his vocalist.

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In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy and reunited his ensemble. Danny Polo, Gerry Mulligan, and Barry Galbraith returned with new members, Red Rodney, Lee Konitz, Joe Shulman, and Bill Barber. In the mid 1950s, Thornhill was briefly Tony Bennett’s musical director. He offered his big band library to Gerry Mulligan when Mulligan formed the Concert Jazz Band, but Gerry regretfully declined the gift, since his instrumentation was different. A large portion of his extensive library of music is currently held by Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

Thornhill died of a heart attack in Caldwell, New Jersey, at the age of 56. In 1984, he was posthumously inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.”

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

A tour-de-corn from 1942 with Claude Thornhill, his piano, and his orchestra. Vocals by the Snowflakes including future bop singer with Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart. (You can hear Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart bop duets live in 1949 with Charie Parker on the 21 August Phantom Dancer).

4 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #330

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 September 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 23 other stations.

Set 1
Pop Singers on
Open + Buttons and Bows
Jo Stafford
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
22 May 1949
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Margaret Whiting
‘Oxydol Show’
CBS
1950
The Birth of the Blues + Basin Street Blues + Close
Liz Tilton and Curt Massey
‘Alka-Seltzer Show’
CBS
17 Jun 1949
Set 2
1950s Radio Jazz Pop
Summertime (theme) + Them There Eyes
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
1950
At Last
The Honey Dreamers
‘Airtime’
Radio Transcription
1945
‘S Wonderful + Sleepy Time Down South (theme)
Louis Armstrong
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 3
Philco Orchestra
Let a Little Pleasure Interfere with Business
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Cinderella Brown
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Egyptian Ella
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1931
Set 4
Jan Garber 1944-45
Snowfall (theme) + Where or When
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
AFRS Re-Broadcast
23 Jun 1947
Classics in Jazz + Flight of the Bumble Bee
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Let’s Go Home + Close
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Pennsylvania
WJZ ABC NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 5
Swinging 1940s Big Band Radio
Stealing Apples
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WABC CBS New York
Jul 1943
Cottontail
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Mr Chips + Blue and Boogie
Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 6
Women Singers 1939 Radio
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
Kay Doyle (voc) Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Mutual Network
Boston
20 Sep 1939
The Very Thought of You (theme) + And the Angels Sing
Liz Tilton (voc) Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverly-Wiltshire Hotel
Beverly Hills Ca
KFI NBC LA
22 Oct 1939
Little Sir Echo
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp Orchestra
Sign of the Drum
NBC Cincinnati
17 Jun 1939
Yankee Doodle
Linda Keene (voc) Jack Teagarden Orchestra
‘Young Man with a Band’
WABC CBS NY
Nov 1939
Set 7
1938-40 Sweet Band Radio Transcriptions
So You’re The One
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Innes
Radio Transcription
1940
Heart and Soul
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription
1938
It Seems Like Old Times
Glen Gray Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
1939
Goodbye Now
Chuck Foster Orchestra (voc) 3Ds
Radio Transcription
1940
Set 8
Bop Radio
Groovin’ The Blues
Miss Rhapsody
Comm Rec
6 Jul 1944
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Bye Bye Blackbird + Straight No Chaser
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Spotlight
Mutual, Washington DC
Feb 1959
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Australian Trad Jazz on 1949 Radio – Phantom Dancer Show 21 August 2018


Trad jazz became the leading jazz style in Australia after World War Two. On this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, we hear 1949 radio broadcasts by two of the leading exponents of the style – Dave Dallwitz and Graeme Bell.

THE PHANTOM DANCER

Your non-stop mixtape of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. Produced and presented by Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is mixed live-to-air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm.

It’s then re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of ‘Limehouse Blues’ on-air between 1934 and 1946, there’s a set of live radio dance bands from 1939, and there’s the Australian trad jazz on 1949 radio feature. The last hour of the mix is ALL VINYL.

See the full play list below….

AUSTRALIAN TRAD JAZZ

This week’s feature – a set of 1949 trad radio broadcasts from Adelaide and Melbourne and a commercial side from 1929.

JOE WATSON

Trumpeter Joe Watson came to Australia from the USA with the visiting Ray Tellier band and decided to stay. He lead Melbourne’s Green Mill Dance Hall Orchestra. This commercial record was made for ‘Coles’ stores on their ‘Embassy’ label.

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DAVE DALLWITZ – SOUTHERN JAZZ GROUP

Jazz pianist, band leader, ragtime, jazz, revue, symphonic and chamber music composer, classical cellist and bassoon player. He lead the Adelaide-based Southern Jazz Group from 1945 to 1951, which we hear in a South Australian radio broadcast from 1949. He was also an artist and associate member of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

Dave Dallwitz

GRAEME BELL

Dixieland and classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader. He famously toured Czechoslovakia in 1947, and later toured Germany and the UK in the early 50s. He was the first Westerner to lead a jazz band to China.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Australian band, Graeme Bell, cut this on tour in Czechoslovakia in 1947.

21 AUGUST PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #328

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 August 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 23 other stations.

Set 1
1940s Swing Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Wherever There’s Me There’s You
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (voc) Frances Glenn and Jay Johnson
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
I Don’t Want To Love You Like I Do
Lee Castle Orchestra (voc) Natalie Kaye
‘One Night Stand’
Terrace Room
Newark NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Aug 1944
All Or Nothing At All + I Got Rhythm
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) Ted Travers
‘One Night Stand’
Roosevelt Hotel
Washington DC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Feb 1944
Set 2
Friendly Five Footnotes
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Ooh That Kiss! + Goodnight Sweetheart + I Wouldn’t Change You For The World + Alabamy Bound + I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme)
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) FR
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
1932
Set 3
Concerts in Miniature
Open + Young Blood
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
NBC
1952
Intermission Riff
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
WSOC NBC Charlotte NC
1952
Artistry in Bolero
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Bowling Field
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Set 4
Your Hit Parade
Happy Days Are Here Again (theme) + Stop Beating Around The Mulberry Bush
Al Goodman Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain and The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS NY
22 Oct 1938
Gotta Be This Or That
Mark Warnow Orchestra (voc) Joan Edwards
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-Broadcast
27 Oct 1945
Moonlight Becomes You + Love Me Or Leave Me (close)
Mark Warnow (voc) Barry Wood
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-Broadcast
23 Jan 1943
Set 5
Limehouse Blues
Limehouse Blues
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1934
Limehouse Blues
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
6 Nov 1940
Limehouse Blues
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
Jun 1942
Limehouse Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Jul 1946
Set 6
Australian Trad Jazz Radio
Alabama Stomp
Joe Watson Green Mill Orchestra
Comm Rec
Melbourne
17 Oct 1929
Strut Miss Lizzy
Graeme Bell Dixieland Band (voc) Roger Bell
3AW
Melbourne
1949
Emu Strut
Southern Jazz Group
5AD
Adelaide
18 Jun 1949
Georgia Bo Bo
Graeme Bell Dixieland Band (voc) Ade Monsborough
3AW
Melbourne
1949
Set 7
1939 Radio Dance Bands
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
The Sign of the Drum
Cincinnati NBC Red NY
17 Jun 1939
This is No Dream
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
White Sails
Harry James Orch (voc) Connie Haines
‘America Dances’
WABC CBS NY and BBC London
19 Jul 1939
Last Two Weeks in July
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
21 Oct 1939
Set 8
New Sounds in Jazz Radio
My Heart Stood Still
Shorty Rogers’ Giants
‘The Tonight Show’
Jul 1955
Royal Roost Bop
Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart (voc)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949
Budo
Bud Powell Trio
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Mar 1953

Shep Fields Rippling Rhythm – Phantom Dancer Swing Radio Mix 14 Aug 2018


Keys to success in popular music include a compelling back story that informs the music preferably with a rags to riches theme, a catchy name and/or a gimmick.

Shep Fields found fame almost as soon as he found the latter. And changing his name from Saul Feldman to the catchier Shep Fields also would have helped.

Shep Field is the feature artist on today’s Phantom Dancer. He was so popular and internationally famous even the Australian swing band of Wally Portingale included him in a song for their ‘All In Fun Revue’.

WHAT’S THE PHANTOM DANCER?

Excellent question young Harry. It’s your non-stop mixtape of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. And it’s been live-to-air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm, since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is then re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

In fact, you’ll be able to hear this week’s Phantom Dancer on 2ser.com online after the show. And there’s a stack of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mix tapes for you to enjoy there as well.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of ‘Women in Jazz’ introduced by jazz writer Leonard Feather for the Voice of America in 1951, we go free form with John Coltrane over WCBS-FM in 1965 and there’s the Shep Fields feature.

See the full play list below….

SHEP FIELDS

was a Swing Era U.S musician and band leader. He found fame by incorporating a simple idea into his music.

This week’s Phantom Dancer video, below, is a 1930s dramatisation of the eureka moment the idea struck. But here’s how the story goes for those of you not into film.

UP THE LADDER

Shep played clarinet and tenor saxophone in bands while at university. He played in a band at the prestigious Roseland Ballroom in 1931. In 1933 he was leading a band in that great proving ground for New York musicians and comedians in the 1930s and 1940s – the Borscht Belt. Next year he replaced the Jack Denny Orchestra in a residency at Hotel Pierre in New York City. He left that gig to back the dancers Veloz and Yolanda on a tour. 1936 found him in Chicago, with a contract to play at the Palmer House with radio broadcasts from that same spot included.

EUREKA!

Now he had come this far, the question was, how could he distinguish himself sufficiently from all the other dance band on the air and on stage to move to the next level of ‘name band’.

The inspiration came when he and his wife were sitting in a milk bar. Mrs Fields was blowing bubbles into her soft drink through a straw.

Eureka! Shep decided there and then that bubbling sound was what would introduce his band over the air. This moment was dramatised in a short film for cinema release in the late 1930s.

A BRAND IS BORN

Fields staged a contest amongst his fans in Chicago to suggest a new name for his band with the new sound.

The word ‘rippling’ came up in a number of entries. Fields himself came up with ‘Rippling Rhythm.’ And so a brand was born.

IDENTITY

That same year, 1936, with brand in place and signature sound, Shep Fields landed a record deal with the popular Bluebird label. His hits for this famous jazz record company included ‘Cathedral in the Pines’, ‘Did I Remember?’ and ‘Thanks for the Memory’.

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In 1937 Fields had his own radio show, ‘The Rippling Rhythm Revue’ with comedian Bob Hope, whose theme song was ‘Thanks for the Memory’ as announcer.

In 1938, Fields and Hope were featured together in the comedian’s first feature movie, The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Today’s Phantom Dancer will feature 1930s radio transcriptions of Shep Field’s Rippling Rhythm Orchestra in the final vinyl hour. In a 1940 radio transcription you’ll hear singer Hal Derwin who later became a band leader in his own right.

ALL REEDS

Shep Fields dropped his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra in 1941 for a bold experiment, an all-reeds orchestra with rhythm section and no brass called Shep Fields and His New Music.

We’ll hear his New Music in a radio transcription from 1942.

Though the critics liked it, the public wanted Rippling Rhythm.

And with the popularity of the big bands declining after World War Two, Fields bowed to the public pressure of declining New Music ticket sales. In 1947 he re-launched his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra.

He had already brought his own venue to guarentee bookings and radio airtime, the prestigious Glen Island casino in New Rochelle, New York, which is where the opening track in this week’s Shep Field set originates.

The Rippling Rhythm Orchestra lasted until 1963. That year, Shep Fields quit band leading to be a radio disc jockey in Houston. When that ended, he worked at Creative Management Associates with his brother Freddie Fields in Los Angeles.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

It’s Shep Fields and his New Music with the ‘soundie’ The Whistler’s Mother-in-Law. Happy viewing!

31 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #327

107.3 2SER Tuesday 14 August 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 23 other stations.

Set 1
1944 Swing Bands
It’s Mellow
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Tune Town Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
St Louis
5 Apr 1944
Swinging on a Star
Bob Chester Orchestra (voc) Betty Bradley and David Allyn
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman, Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Oct 1944
When I Get It + Blue Lou
Harry James Orchestra lead by Tommy Dorsey
Casino Garden
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
12 Aug 1944
Set 2
Coltrane
My Favourite Things
John Coltrane
Half Note Club
WCBS-FM CBS NY
26 Mar 1965
Set 3
Famous Singers
Eleg Volt Nekem Magabol (I’ve Had Enough of You)
Karady Katalin
Comm Rec
Budapest
1943
Song of the Wanderer
Helen Humes (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
Aircheck
1939
Taking a Chance on Love
Ethel Waters
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Set 4
Women in Jazz 1951
Boogie Mysterioso
Mary Lou Williams with Mary Osbourne (elec g)
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
New York City
1951
Mary’s Guitar Boogie
Mary Osbourne
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
New York City
1951
Low Ceiling
Beryl Booker with Mary Osbourne (elec g)
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
New York City
1951
Set 5
Shep Fields Feature
Rippling Rhythm (theme) + My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
Aircheck
1947
Heavenly, Isn’t It?
Shep Fields and his New Music
Radio Transcription
New York City
1943
One Never One, Does One?
Shep Fields Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Robert Goday
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Let There Be Love
Shep Fields Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
Set 6
Sweet Bands on 1960s Radio
Open
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
New York World’s Fair
WCBS CBS NY
1964
Auld Lang Syne + Let’s Do It Again
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
Grill Room
Hotel Taft
WNBC NBC NY
1 Jan 1970
Blue, Blue My Heart Is Blue
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Top of the Strip
Dunes Hotel
KLAV Las Vegas NV
19 Jul 1969
Medley
Jan Garber Orchestra
Lady Luck Lounge
Desert Inn
KLAC Las Vegas NV
4 Jul 1965
Set 7
Ray Noble’s American Orchestra
The Very Thought of You (theme) + Flowers for Madame
Ray Noble’s American Orchestra
‘Coty Hour’
Radio City
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Mar 1935
Irving Berlin Songs
Ray Noble’s American Orchestra
‘The Magic Key of RCA’
Radio City
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Feb 1936
Set 8
New Jazz on 1949 – 51 Radio
Perdido + Tiny’s Blues
Terry Gibbs All-Stars
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
1951
Move
Stan Getz
‘Modern Jazz Concert’
Carnegie Hall NY
Voice of America
25 Dec 1949

Personal Hygiene Film For Young Girls (c 1920) – Phantom Dancer 19 June


It’s Phantom Dancer time Tuesday on radio and online – your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio with Greg Poppleton.

What’s on?

Well, there’s a set of ‘Sweet Bands’ from live 1930s-40s radio and some early late night Benny Goodman from 1935. The Velvet Fog, Mel Torme, sings two songs including one when aged 17 in front of Chico Marx’s Orchestra on a CBS Fitch Bandwagon and the last hour is all vinyl.

Hear the show after it’s broadcast 19 June online at 2ser.com

Tirelessly searching YouTube for a swingy, jazzy, instructive, or ‘weird and wonderful’ Video of the Week, I’ve found something curiously wonderful – a circa 1920s ‘Women’s Hygiene’ film. It actually is medically educational (and educational as a social history) though the shower scene does verge on the pseudo-educational sexploitation films of the 1950s-60s. 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!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #320

107.3 2SER Tuesday 19 June 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 on 1950s Radio
One O’Clock Jump + Sixteen Men Swinging
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Sitting In The Sun
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) JoAnn Greer
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroom
KFI NBC LA
12 Oct 1953
Capital Idea + (theme)
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Magnolia Room
Hotel Claridge
WMC NBC Memphis
19 Jun 1953
Set 2
Swing Dance Bands on 1942-44 Radio
Open + Abraham
Chico Marx Orchestra (voc) Mel Torme
‘Fitch Band Wagon’
Blackhawk Restaurant
WBBM CBS Chicago
20 Dec 1942
Was It Like That?
Lionel Hampton Orchestra (voc) Dinah Washington
‘One Night Stand’
Civic Auditorium
Oakland Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 Jun 1944
One Night Stand + Close (Coca Cola Waltz in 4/4 Swing)
Denny Beckner Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Norfolk, Virginia
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Mar 1944
Set 3
Navy Star Time Singers 1952 Radio
Baby, That Ain’t Right
Frankie Laine (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Mel Torme (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
I’ll Get By + Close
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Set 4
1946 Radio Swing
Instrumental
Harry James Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands ‘
El Patio Playhouse
KHJ Mutual LA
13 Apr 1946
Begin The Beguine
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 jun 1946
Blue Moon + Summertime
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Dec 1946
Set 5
1934 – 36 Radio Bands
There’s Something In The Air
Red Nichols Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1936
Robins and Roses
Lee Wiley (voc)
WABC CBS NY
17 Jun 1936
Christopher Columbus
Isham Jones Orchestra
WOR Mutual NY
13 Mar 1936
Goodbye
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Feb 1935
Set 6
Big Bands 1942-45 Radio
McGhee Special
Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jul 1942
Open + Smiles
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Slip Of The Lip
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Fourth War Loan Drive’
WEAF NBC NY
1 May 1943
One O’Clock Jump (open) + Unidentified Time
Johnny Otis Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
Set 7
Sweet Bands on 1930-40s Wireless
You Are My Dream
Gray Gordon and his Tic Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Glass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
It Was Just One Of Those Things
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles
13 May 1946
Words Of Love
Eddy Howard Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1945
It’s A Whole New Thing
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Charlie Fisher
Radio Transcription
New York City
1938
Set 8
Bop Inspired Radio
Moppin’ The Blues
Pete Brown Quintette
Comm Rec
New York City
11 Jul 1944
A Minor Thing + In Your Own Sweet Way
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Theme
Harold Rumsey Lighthouse Five
Hermosa Beach Ca
‘Monitor’
WRCA NBC NY
12 Jun 1955
High On An Open Mike
Fats Navarro (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Alen Eager, Charlie Ventura (ts) Ralph Burns (piano) Al Valente (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Buddy Rich (d)
‘Saturday Night Swing Session’
WNEW NY
12 Apr 1947
Fine and Dandy
Slim Gaillard Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951

12 June Phantom Dancer A&P Gypsies


The Phantom Dancer, heard every week over radio 2SER 107. 3 Sydney, 23 Australian radio stations and online, is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Presented by Greg Poppleton, you can hear Phantom Dancer episodes online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX
– has sets of swing bands from 1940s radio, bop and hard bop from 1950s radio, 1943-45 commercial recordings by the Sydney swing orchestra of George Trevare, a set of women jazz singers on-air with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on 1930s-50s radio and more. See the play list below.

A & P GYPSIES
One of the curiosities on today’s Phantom Dancer is part of a weekly broadcast from 1933 of one of the last of the 1920s commercial brand orchestras. In this case, the orchestra is the A&P Gypsies.

A&P, otherwise known as the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, was a U.S chain of grocery stores that ceased supermarket operations in November 2015, after 156 years in business.

ipana troubadours

U.S radio historian Elizabeth McLeod writes about these commercial brand orchestras,

“The most popular program format of the late 1920s was the sponsored musical feature. It could be a large symphonic group, a dance orchestra, or a song-and-patter team—and it would usually carry the sponsor’s name. The A&P Gypsies, for example—a large, genre-crossing orchestra conducted by Harry Horlick. The Ipana Troubadors—a hot dance band directed by Sam Lanin. The Goodrich Zippers—a banjo-driven orchestra conducted by Harry Reser, when he wasn’t leading the same group under the name of The Clicquot Club Eskimos. Everyone remembers The Happiness BoysBilly Jones and Ernie Hare—but what about Scrappy Lambert and Billy Hillpot, who performed exactly the same sort of material as Trade and Mark, The Smith Brothers. The list is endless: The Silvertown Cord Orchestra, featuring the Silver Masked Tenor. The Sylvania Foresters. The Flit Soldiers—yet another Harry Reser group. The Champion Sparkers. The Fox Fur Trappers. The Ingram Shavers, who were the Ipana Troubadours on alternate Wednesdays. The Yeast Foamers. The Planters Pickers. And, the magnificently named Freed-Eisemann Orchestradians. All playing pretty much the same sorts of music, all announced by Phillips Carlin or John S. Young or Alwyn Bach or Milton Cross in pretty much the same sort of stiffly formal style.”

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is a 1929 commercial recording by the A&P Gypsies, ‘Only The Girl’. Happy Listening…

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 #322

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 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 1940-44 Radio
Theme + Chopping Wood
Woody Herman Orchestra
Famous Door
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jan 1940
It’s a Crying Shame
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Aug 1944
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Civic Auditorium
Oakland Ca
4 Jun 1944
Set 2
Jazz Organ and Harpsichord
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + This Is The Missus
Rosa Rio
’Rosa Rio Time’
WJZ ABC NY
14 Jul 1947
Tea For Two
Johnny Saab
’Organ Interlude’
WJSV Washington DC CBS
21 Sep 1939
The Turkish March
Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord)
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
Set 3
Latin Strains On 1930s-40s Radio
Theme + Chiu Chiu
Desi Arnez Orchestra (voc) DA and Band
Ciro’s
KECA ABC LA
1947
Habenero and Vacero
A&P Gypsies
’A&P Show’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1933
Night Must Fall + Nightingale + My Shawl (theme)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Set 4
Bop and Hard Bop on 1950s Radio
Strike Up The Band
Pete Brown Quintet
’One Night Stand’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Happy Birthday + Body and Soul
Sarah Vaughan
’Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
26 Mar 1953
Out of Nowhere + Jumping With Symphony Sid
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
24 Jan 1954
Set 5
Women Singers with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on 1930s-50s Radio
In A Mizz
Ivie Anderson (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Boston
26 Jul 1939
Riff Staccato
Joya Sherrill (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Oct 1945
Take The ‘A’ Train
Betty Roche (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues
Kay Davis and Al Hibbler (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
’Date With The Duke’
Radio City
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Set 6
Commercial Sides: George Trevare and His Australians
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Under The Trees
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Lawrence Brooks
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
No Love No Nothin’
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Al Royal
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Let’s Have One For The Road
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Unknown
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Set 7
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra 1939 – 41 Radio
Intro + Here We Go Again + White Cliffs of Dover
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Ray Eberle
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Georgia On My Mind
Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
30 Aug 1941
Blueberry Hill
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
6 Nov 1940
My Blue Heaven + Close
Glenn Miller Orchestra
NBC Baltimore
5 Sep 1939
Set 8
Kings Of Jazz Trumpet on 1930s-50s Radio
Night Song
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NY
26 Sep 1939
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
Louis Armstrong
‘Jubilee’
AFRS LA
Mar 1943
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Roy Eldridge (voc) Anita Love
Unissued Comm Rec
Paris
9 Jun 1950
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Anita Love
Hotel Astor Roof
WCBS CBS NY
25 May 1953

Herbie Fields Child Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 29 May Radio Swing Jazz Mix


Herbie Fields is a musician I’ve long wanted to play a set of. Now the time has come.

I’m Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and your Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

On air every Tuesday, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney from 12:04-2pm, the Phantom Dancer is recorded for re-broadcast over 23 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX
– opens with a set of dance bands live on the 1940s ‘One Night Stand’ radio series,
– hear a set of Sarah Vaughan from live 1950s radio,
– a set of early radio dance bands from rare 1920s-30s radio,
– a set of the daddies of boogie woogie pianists from live 1930s radio,
– a set of today’s feature artist, Herbie Fields, including Miles Davis’s recording debut. See the full play list below for more…

HERBIE FIELDS
Herbie Fields was a child prodigy clarinet and sax player whose meteoric career in the mid-1940s faltered in the 1950s, making him increasing disgruntled until he couldn’t take it any more.

A student at the famous Juilliard School of Music, he began recording and broadcasting in 1944 after a two year stint in the U.S Army.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer we’ll hear his first orchestra live from 1944 radio on its own national network band remote. It was coveted radio exposure mostly given to more seasoned bands. We’ll also hear a song from his first recording session made for the prestigious Savoy record label.

The 1945 Savoy record we’ll hear on today’s show features singer Rubberlegs Williams. Rubberlegs, sounding very Fats Waller, calls out Herbie Fields by name on the record – more evidence of the meteoric rise of Herbie Field as a swing name.

This was also the first recording by teenage Miles Davis on trumpet. Miles sounds like Miles even then, though some players on the session complained that the teenager wasn’t good enough – another story for another Phantom Dancer.

Herbie Fields and his 3 year old daughter, Sandra
Herbie Fields and his 3 year old daughter, Sandra

 

UP-AND-COMING
His star rising in just twelve short months, Fields also won Esquire magazine’s New Star Award on alto sax in 1945.

In 1946, RCA Victor signed Fields as leader of his own big band. Despite including musicians of the calibre of Neal Hefti, Bill Evans, Marty Napoleon and Serge Chaloff, the band was a commercial failure. Big bands were out of fashion.

He went from big band to septet in 1949. We’ll hear that septet on this week’s Phantom Dancer in a 1951 radio broadcast.

In the septet was Frank Rosolino trombone, Jimmy Nottingham trumpet, Jim Aton double bass, Bill Evans piano and Tiny Kahn drums. The group backed Billie Holiday on a successful U.S east coat tour. You’ll hear in this septet broadcast how Fields could play in swing, bop and r’n’b styles all on the one song (‘How High The Moon’).

R’N’B
In the 1950s, Fields moved into rhythm and blues. He became a sax ‘honker’.

You’ll hear him mix honk with bop and swing on ‘How High the Moon’ with his septet on what the 1951 announcer calls a ‘rock’n’roll’ number.

But his decreasing popularity after such a promising career start in 1944 made him increasing disgruntled.

Bill Evans said of Field’s r’n’b style, “In some ways he had been a forerunner of rock ‘n’ roll. He was wiggling, jerking. Rock ‘n’ roll came, brought millions of dollars, but nothing for Herbie Fields.”

Field’s recorded sporadically as an r’n’b artist, bop player and big band leader.

He was leading a trio in his own Miami restaurant in 1958 when is suddenly had enough at age 39.

PHANTOM DANCER VIDEO OF THE WEEK
It’s Herbie Fields on clarinet with the Lionel Hampton sextet on a Decca recording of ‘Ribs and Hot Sauce’.

29 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #318

107.3 2SER Tuesday 29 May 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 Bands on ‘One Night Stand’
Theme + Kentucky
Gay Claridge Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree, Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Jan Savitt Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Sep 1945
9:20 Special + Pavanne (close)
Sonny Dunham Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Apr 1944
Set 2
Sarah Vaughan Sings Jazz on 1953-56 Radio
Tenderly
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Mar 1953
I Get a Kick Out of You
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Mar 1953
Linger Awhile + ‘S Wonderful + Tenderly
Sarah Vaughan
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s
KFI NBC LA
21 May 1956
Set 3
Herbie Fields Feature
That’s The Stuff You Got To Watch
Herbie Fields, Miles Davis’s first recording, Rubberlegs Williams (voc)
WOR Studios
New York City
25 Apr 1945
Theme + Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Herbie Fields Orchestra (voc) Carol Kaye
Glen Island Casinu
New Rochelle NY
WOR MBS NY
9 Aug 1944
How High The Moon + Close
Herbie Fields Septet
‘Stars on Parade’
Radio Transcription
1951
Set 4
1920s-30s Radio Bands
I’m Just A Vagabond Lover
Eskimo Pie Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1929
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo Delys
Radio Transcription
1932
I Following You + Coca Cola Waltz
Leonard Joy Coca-Cola Orchestra
‘Coca-Cola Top Notchers’
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Mar 1930
Set 5
Duke Ellington on 1950s Radio
Open + Tulip or Turnip
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ray Nance
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
13 Aug 1952
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WNBC NBC NY
11 Jun 1951
The Hawk Talks
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Great Times
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
11 Feb 1951
Set 6
Eddie Condon
Open + At The Jazz Band Ball
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
30 Sep 1944
I’m a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Jul 1944
Easter Parade
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
23 Sep 1944
Ensemble Blues
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
29 Jul 1944
Set 7
Boogie Woogie
Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie
Pine Tops Smith
Comm Rec
Chicago
29 Dec 1928
Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis (voc) Johnny Mercer
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
11 Apr 1939
Honky Tonk Train Blues
Meade Lux Lewis
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Roll ‘Em
Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
Set 8
Farewell
Boompsie
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949

Women Jazz Stars On Live 1940s-50s Radio – 15 May Phantom Dancer


Women instrumentalists in jazz from live 1940s-50s radio feature in a set on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Every Tuesday The Phantom Dancer non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio is brought to you by authentic jazz deco singer and actor, Greg Poppleton

The Phantom Dancer is recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm. It’s re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

You can hear this week’s Phantom Dancer online at 2ser.com from 15 May. And that’s where you’ll find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mixes.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of Benny Goodman small groups from live 1943 radio, a set of Dave Brubeck from 1950s radio by request, and a set of jazz and swing from the Armed Forces Radio Service ‘Jubilee’ series, including an aircheck by Gerald Wilson, Kay Starr and The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

WOMEN IN JAZZ

In fact, this week’s Phantom Dancer has a set of women jazz instrumentalists on live 1940s-50s radio. You’ll hear:

MARJORIE HYAMS

Jazz vibraphonist, pianist and arranger. She played in Woody Herman’s Orchestra (1944 – 1945), the Hip Chicks (1945), Mary Lou Williams (1946), Charlie Ventura (1946), George Shearing (1949 – 1950), and led her own groups.
Marjorie Hyams

MELBA LISTON

Jazz trombonist, musical arranger and composer. She was the first woman trombonist to play in big bands. She was a star writer and arranger.
Melba Liston

VIVIEN GARRY

Jazz double bassist and band leader
Vivien Garry

GINGER SMOCK

Jazz violinist, band leader and TV personality
Ginger Smock

INTERNATIONAL SWEETHEARTS OF RHYTHM

The first integrated all women band in the US featuring some of the top female talent of the early-mid 1940s.
International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Phantom Dancer Vid of the Week?

It’s the Vivien Garry Quintet playing bop on disc in ’46, ‘Operation Mop’ (nothing to with floors, mop-mop was a jazz style). In the quintet: Arvin Garrison (her husband) guitarist, Wini Beatty, piano, Ginger Smock on violin and Dody Jeshke, drums.

15 MAY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #316

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 May 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
Louis Prima on 1939-45 Radio
Theme + Robin Hood
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Dec 1944
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Sep 1945
Should I + Close
Louis Prima Orchestra
Hickory House
via WJSV CBS Washington
23 Sep 1939
Set 2
1945-48Jubilee Radio Series
Theme + Cruisin´ With Cab
Gerald Wilson
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Apr 1946
Tuxedo Junction
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Blues + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Kay Starr
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1 May 1948
Set 3
Louis Armstrong on Radio
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Louis Armstrong
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Mahoganny Hall Stomp
Louis Armstrong
Aircheck
1949?
S’Wonderful + Close
Louis Armstrong
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 4
Women Jazz Instrumentalists
Open + A Woman’s Place Is In The Groove
Vivien Garry
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1951
Stella By Starlight
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (tb) Melba Liston
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
mid-1956
Northwest Passage + Blue Flame Theme
Woody Herman Orchestra (vibes) Marjorie Hyams
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Sep 1944
Set 5
Music From The Movies
Melody For Two + September in the Rain
Louis Levy and the Gaumont British Symphony
Comm Rec
London
1937
Carranga
Ray Noble Orchestra
Coty Hour
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Mar 1935
Over The Rainbow
Judy Garland
‘The Gulf Screen Guild Show’
KNX CBS LA
8 Jan 1939
Midnight + On The Good Ship Lollipop
Joe Haymes Orchestra (voc) Cliff Weston
Grill Room
Hotel McAlpen
WABC CBS NY
29 Jan 1935
Set 6
The Benny Goodman Small Groups
Oh Baby
Benny Goodman Sextet
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
Aircheck
26 Jan 1946
Three Little Words
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Blue Network
25 Sep 1943
Sweet Lorraine
Benny Goodman Trio
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
Aircheck
26 Jan 1946
Sweet Georgia Brown
Benny Goodman Quintet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Springfield, Mass
Blue Network
29 Sep 1943
Set 7
Dave Brubeck
Jeepers Creepers
Dave Brubeck
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
Dec 1953
The Duke
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
I’ll Remember April
Dave Brubeck
Aircheck
Jan 1954
The Trolley Song
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Set 8
1940s Big Band Radio
Blue ‘n’ Boogie (theme) + Airmail Special
Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Mar 1945
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
26 Nov 1945
Artistry in Rhythm (theme) + Artistry Jumps
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Hollywood
27 Nov 1945
Bommpsie
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 mar 1949