The Boswell Sisters Bio and Film – 31 Oct Phantom Dancer Play List


Hear Greg Poppleton bring you The Phantom Dancer – your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV – every Tuesday after the midday news on 107.3 2SER and online at radio 2ser.com

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below, including a 1930s radio transcription by the influential jazz vocal harmony trio, the Boswell Sisters.


BOSWELL SISTERS – PHANTOM DANCER PROGRAM NOTES
Martha, Connie and Vet were the 1920s-1930s harmony sensations, The Boswell Sisters.

They were yet another 1920s – 30s jazz stand-out who had classical backgrounds, having studied classical piano, cello, and violin respectively.

“We studied classical music . . . and were being prepared for the stage and a concert tour throughout the United States, but the saxophone got us,” Martha told the Shreveport Times in 1925.

The sisters’ older brother Clyde, also a classically trained musician, was the one who first got his sisters into jazz. He introduced them to cornetist Emmett Louis Hardy, who shaped the sisters’ knowledge of jazz harmony, syncopation and improvisation. Vet took up the banjo, Connie took up saxophone and Martha continued playing the piano. Hardy died of tuberculosis at age 22. Clyde died from flu at 18.

For your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, here are the Boswell Sisters in a 1932 Vitaphone short.
Also heard, a little dig at ‘music experts’ involving band leader Abe Lyman. Warning, the song ‘Louisiana Waddle’ contains racist lyrics. Read more Boswell notes and see today’s Phantom Dancer play list below…


The trio played concerts and vaudeville in the early 1920s, gradually replacing their classical repertoire with jazz. They first recorded in 1925 and after arriving in Los Angeles in 1929 sang on radio shows and recorded film music.

You’ll hear a song from one of their 1930 Hollywood Continental Broadcasting Corporation transcriptions on The Phantom Dancer today.

They became nationally famous, then internationally famous, after they moved to New York City in 1930 with their own show over CBS.

They recorded for Brunswick from 1931-1935, recordings that are considered milestone in vocal jazz. Connee wrote the vocal arrangements, Glenn Miller wrote the band arrangements and engaged the best New York jazz musicians to accompany the sisters, including the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Fulton McGrath, Joe Venuti, Arthur Schutt, Eddie Lang, Joe Tarto, Manny Klein, Dick McDonough and Carl Kress. Connee also made more conventional solo records for Brunswick during the same period.

They had 20 hits in this time, appeared on film and experimental TV, toured Europe twice, and even made a recording released only in Australia. They influenced the Andrew Sisters in the US, the Trio Lescano in Italy, Allanovy Sestry in Czechoslovakia and the Harmony Sisters in Finland. Connie Boswell’s solo recordings were a major influence on Ella Fitzgerald.

Vet’s daughter and granddaughter published the book, The Boswell Legacy, in 2014.

The young Boswell Sisters performing at home as a classical trio in 1918.
The young Boswell Sisters performing at home as a classical trio in 1918.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 30s singer. He is also a film and TV actor who has worked with Adrien Brody, Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and many others.
Band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
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PHANTOM DANCER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #285

107.3 2SER Tuesday 31 October 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on 1944-46 Radio
Hot Lips (theme) + Hurry Homes
Henry Busse Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Sep 1944
Come Out Where Ever You Are
Harry James Music Makers (voc) Buddy DiVito Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KFI NBC LA
1944
Strictly Dynamics
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Sep 1946
Set 2
1930s Radio incl. Boswell Sisters
Coca-Cola Waltz (theme) + I’m A Dreamer, Aren’t We All?
Leonard Joy Orchestra
‘Coca-Cola Top Notchers’
WEAF NBC Red NY
19 Mar 1930
The One I Love Just Can’t Be Bothered With Me
Boswell Sisters
Continental Broadcasting Corporation
Hollywood
1930
Thank Your Father + Coca Cola Waltz
Leonard Joy Orchestra
’Coca-Cola Top Notchers’
WEEI NBC Red Boston
26 Mar 1930
Set 3
Trad on 1940s-50s Radio
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue Network
New York City
18 Nov 1944
Sweet Sue
Al Hirt Jazz Band
’At The Jazz Band Ball’
WWL CBS New Orleans
18 Aug 1956
Aunt Hagar’s Childen’s Blues + Basin Street Blues
Henry Levine
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
16 Jun 1940
Set 4
Jazz Piano Stars on 1950s Radio
Theme + Let’s Get Away From It All
Andre Previn Trio
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
1959
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Love For Sale
Erroll Garner Trio
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Lady Is A Tramp + Close
George Shearing
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jul 1953
Set 5
1930s-1940s Australian Dance Bands
Fair and Warmer
Jim Davidson New Palais Dance Orchestra (voc) Austral Singers
Comm Rec
Sydney
7 Sep 1934
Jungle Jive
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Elsie Wardrope
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943
Hang Your Heart On A Hickory Limb
Jim Davidson ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jul 1939
Shoo Shoo Baby
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Set 6
Women Singers with 1950s Big Bands
Theme + Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Patty Ryan
’One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Jun 1955
Till I Waltz Again With You
Harry James Orchestra (voc) April Ames
Hotel Astor Roof
WOR Mutual NY
25 May 1953
Too Young To Go Steady
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Dolly Houston
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WRCA NBC NY
May 1956
Indian summer
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Norma Oldham
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WNBC NBC NY
6 Jun 1951
Set 7
Swing Era Toe-Tappers
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Radio Transcription
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
I’m Looking For A Guy Who Plays Alto and Baritone Doubles on a Clarinet and Wears a Size 37 Suit
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra (voc) Rose Ann Stevens
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
30 Mar 1940
Honeydripper
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Trio
’Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Blue Network
23 Nov 1945
Solid Geometry For Squares
Joe Marsala Orchestra (harp) Adele Girard
Band Remote
Log Cabin
New York
23 Oct 1942
Set 8
Bop and Cool
Broadway
Charlie Parker
Birdland
WJZ NYC
9 May 1953
I Want a Little Girl
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
I Remember Clifford
Oscar Pettiford Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1957
Koko + Anthropology (theme)
Barry Ulanov All Star Metronome Jazzmen
WOR Mutual NY
8 Nov 1947
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29 August Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio – Ep 9 Radar Men From The Moon


If the 22 August show is anything to go by, the 29 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, since 1985.

You can now hear The Phantom Dancer live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

See the full play list below.

This week hear Charlie Parker and Strings, Glenn Miller from the Meadowbrook Ballroom NJ in 1939 and the dixie trombone of Miff Mole on 1944 radio.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 9 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 #277

107.3 2SER Tuesday 29 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
Sweet Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Kentucky
Gay Claridge Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
Theme + Some Day I’ll Meet You Again
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams
’One Night Stand’
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Aug 1944
Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night of the Week + Sweet Dreams + Theme (Peer Gynt)
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) The Martin Men
’One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1944
Set 2
Swing Bands on 1938 Radio
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
Dipsy Doodle Theme + The One Rose
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
’RCA Victor Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC RED NY
2 Jul 1938
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1938
Set 3
Django Reinhardt
Bei Dir war es immer so schoen
Django Reinhardt (g) Fud Candrix Orchestra
Comm Rec
Brussels
16 Apr 1942
Limehouse Blues
Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France
’Saturday Night Swing Club’
Bricktop Cabaret
Montmatre, Paris
Via shortwave to WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Moten Swing + Close
Django Reinhardt and the ATC Orchestra
’AFN Bandstand’
AFN Paris
26 Oct 1945
Set 4
Paul Whiteman in the 1930s
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
26 Jun 1936
Don’t Count Your Kisses
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Little Durelle
’Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
New York City
2 Feb 1936
Comes Love
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
Schroeder Hotel
Milwaukee Wis CBS
New York City
9 Aug 1939
Set 5
Jimmy Dorsey
Just For a Thrill
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Dixieland Detour
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Contrasts (theme) + Just You Just Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Feb 1943
I Should Care + Jumping Jehosephat (close)
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Teddy Walters
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
11 Feb 1945
Set 6
Miff Mole on 1944 Radio
Big Butter and Egg Man
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Rosetta/Memphis Blues/There’ll Be Changes Made/I Would Do Anything For You
Miff Mole with Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Peg O’ My Heart
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Set 7
Glenn Miller at The Meadowbrook 1939
Intro + The Lady’s In Love With You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Love With a Capital You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
24 Nov 1939
Pavanne
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Farewell Blues + Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Nov 1939
Set 8
Charlie Parker and Strings
Repetition + They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker
Birdland
WJZ NYC
7 Apr 1951
April in Paris
Charlie Parker
The Spotlight
Apollo Theatre NYC
17 Aug 1950

20 June Phantom Dancer – Harry James Trumpet Serenade (1942 Music Short)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 20 June.

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.

You can now hear it ONLINE at Radio 2SER

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix there’s a set of Jack Teagarden’s trombone, women sing the standards on 1951 radio and 1952 TV and Duke Ellington is on the air over his 1945 ‘Date With The Duke’ radio series.

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 the Harry James Orchestra with singer Helen Forrest from a 1942 musical short, Trumpet Serenade.

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 #267

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 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
Women Sing Standards on 1951 Radio and 1952 TV
Theme + If I Could Be With You + Too Young
Peggy Lee (voc) Russ Case Orchestra
’Peggy Lee Show’
CBS
15 Jul 1951
More Than You Know
Jo Stafford (voc) Victor Young Orchestra
’Your Melody Hour’
NBC
5 Aug 1951
I Get A Kick Out of You
Ann Hathaway
’Adventures in Jazz’
WCBS TV CBS NY
4 Jan 1952
Set 2
Jack Teagarden & his Trombone 1936-55
Jack-Armstrong Blues
Jack Teagarden and Louis Armstrong’s All Stars (voc) JT and LA
Aircheck
1949
The Music Goes Around and Around
Jack Teagarden and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (voc) JT and PW
’Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ Blue NBC NY
12 Jan 1936
Lazy River + I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (theme)
Jack Teagarden All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
30 Apr 1955
Set 3
Miles Davis for US Savings Bonds on 1959 Radio
The Theme + So What?
Miles Davis Sextet
’Treasury of Music’
WNBC NBC NY
25 Aug 1959
Set 4
The Duke Is On The Air
Take The A Train (theme) + Midriff
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ ABC NY
30 Apr 1945
One O’Clock Jump
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NY
1945
Stomp, Look and Listen + Take The A Train (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Set 5
Trad Jazz on 1940s-50s Radio and TV
New Orleans Masquerade
The New Graeme Bell Band
Sylvania Hotel
Comm Rec
Jul 1960
South Rampart Street Parade
The Dukes Of Dixieland
’Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
WCBS TV NY
30 Apr 1958
Black and Blue
Muggsy Spanier
’This is Jazz’
WOR MBS NY
22 Mar 1947
It’s The Talk of the Town
Eddie Condon Group (voc) Red McKenzie
’Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
27 Jan 1945
Set 6
Mickey Mouse Bands on 1940s Radio
12th Street Rag
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WGN Mutual Chicago
1 Nov 1948
Old Fashioned Love
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) EH
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1948
Once In Love With Amy
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Merv Griffin and Band
Aircheck
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
1940s
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Ginny Simms (voc) Your Hit Parade Orchestra
’Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Set 7
Swinging 1940s Radio
Sleep
Benny Carter Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
KECA Blue LA
1944
Blackberry Jam
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
Blue Network
19 Nov 1943
Open + Smiles
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC Red NY
11 Sep 1944
Beulah’s Boogie
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Casa Mañana
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
Set 8
Benny Goodman
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Benny Goodman Sextet
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
Little White Lies
Patti Page (voc) Benny Goodman Sextet
’One Night Stand’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Jun 1948
Slipped Disc
Benny Goodman Sextet
’Kings of Jazz’
BBC London (from NYC)
8 Dec 1945

25 April Phantom Dancer – Boswell Sisters Film Clip ‘Crazy People’ (1932)


The Phantom Dancer, which I’ve been presenting on 107.3 2SER Sydney since 1985, is your non-stop 2 hour swing and jazz mix from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Today’s Phantom Dancer includes:
– a set of Duke Ellington trombonist’s Juan Tizol compositions,
– a set of Cuban rhythms by Xavier Cugat and Desi Arnez,
– 2 sets of rare mid-1930s swing and more from live 1920s-60s radio and TV broadcasts.

You can now hear today’s show online at radio 2SER.

And the last hour is all vinyl!

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week: The Boswell Sisters singing ‘Crazy People’ in 1932. Enjoy!

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #260

107.3 2SER Tuesday 25 April 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)

National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12 noon
2SER Sundays 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
1930s Swing on the Wireless
Back Room Romp (A Contrapuntal Stomp)
Rex Stewart and his 52nd Street Sompers
Comm Rec
NYC
7 July 1937
Margie
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS New York
6 Sep 1938
Here Comes Your Pappy Down The Own Dusty Road + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) The Freshman
‘Ford V-8 Revue’
NYC
1936
Set 2
The Songs of Juan Tizol
Zambu
Harry James Orchestra featuring Juan Tizol
Meadowbrook Gardens
Cedar Grove NJ
WNBC NBC NY
Feb 1946
Take The A-Train (theme) + Caravan
Duke Ellington featuring Juan Tizol (tb)
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Nov 1952
Perdido + Lullaby of Birdland (theme)
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Mar 53
Is There Life On Other Planets?
Various Learned Professors
‘University of Chicago Roundtable’
NBC Chicago
1948
Set 3
The Great Jazz Singers of the 1950s on Radio and Tv
Keeps On Raining
Billie Holliday
‘Eddie Condon’s Floor Show’
WPIX TV NY
1949
You’re My Thrill
Carmen McCrea
‘All-Star Parade Of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Linger Awhile + Tenderly (Close)
Sarah Vaughan
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Sardi’s Hollywood
KFI NBC LA
21 May 1956
Set 4
Cuban Rhythms – Cugie and Desi on the Radio
Open + Brazil
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Choir
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1944
Cachita
Desi Arnez Orchestra (voc) DA
Ciro’s
Hollywood
KNX CBS LA
1946
Chiu Chiu + Close
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Nita Rosa
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1944
Set 5
1944 – 1946 Radio Swing on One Night Stand
Cherokee
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Radio Transcription
21 Jul 1944
Zanzi
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jul 1945
On The Road To Mandalay
Jack Teagarden Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Joplin, Missouri
AFRS Re-broadcast
18 Mar 1946
Holiday For Swing + Trinidad
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 May 1946
Set 6
1930s Swing on the Radio
can You Take It?
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
18 Aug 1933
Let’s Dance (theme) + Te Object Of My Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
Zonky
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
17 Dec 1935
Happy As The Day Is Long + Close
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exposition
Dallas
Aug 1936
Set 7
Bix Beidebecke
Singin’ The Bluess
Frankie Trambauer Orchestra Orchestra, Bix Beidebecke (cnt) The 1st recorded jazz ballad?
Comm Rec
New York
4 Feb 1927
In A Mist + Candlelight – both composed by Bix
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson (piano)
‘Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue Network NY
22 Jul 1944
You Took Advantage Of Me
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Bing Crosby (cnt) Bix Beidebecke
Comm Rec
New York
28 Apr 1928
Set 8
Bop Singers On The Air
What’s The Matter Now?
Clyde Hart’s All-Stars (tp) Dizzy Gillespie (voc) Rubberleg Williams
Comm Rec
NYC
Jan 1945
Hurry Home + Deedle + Royal Roost Bop
Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart (voc)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Jackie Kane and Roy Kral (voc) Charlie Ventura Quartet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NY
1949
Romance Without Finance
Charlie Parker Quintet (voc) Jimmy Butts
Comm Rec
NYC
15 Sep 1944

11 April Phantom Dancer – Sheik of Araby in Kings Cross, Sydney


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 11 April.

You can hear it now, any time, archived online at radio 2SER

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.

In this week’s mix we swing and sway with Doris Day on 1939-45 radio, spend 23 Sep 1943 with Fats Waller in the studio and on radio and play the bop from the 21 March show time stopped me from playing for you.

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: I sing The Sheik of Araby, live at a restaurant called Concrete Blonde in Kings Cross, Sydney. Grahame Conlon (bj) Rod Herbert (sousaphone) Bob Gillespie (drums – drummer for the Maynard Ferguson English Orchestra and drummer/musical director for Lovelace Watkins, drummer for the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras touring Australia in the 1990s).

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 #259

107.3 2SER Tuesday 11 April 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 1940s Radio
Theme + The Moon Is Low
Ray McKinley Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Jack Barrow Orchestra (voc) Dolores Crane
‘One Night Stand’
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1945
I Can’t Get Started + Theme
Jack Jenney (tb) Frank DeVol Orchestra
’Music Depreciation Revue’
KHJ Mutual – Don Lees
Los Angeles
4 Feb 1945
Set 2
Smooth On 1950s Radio
Open + It’s A Good Day
Perry Como and the Ray Charles Singer (voc) Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
’Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Champagne Music (theme) + Red Petticoats
Lawrence Welk Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1958
Medley: How Deep Is The Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 3
Dixie on 1920s-50s Radio
Muskrat Ramble
Bob Crosby Bobcats
’Bob Crosby Show’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1955
I Want To Be Happy
Eddie Condon
’Dr Jazz’
Eddie Condon’s
WMGM NY
10 Dec 1951
Jazz Me Blues
Little Buster and the Corn Poppers (Red Nichols)
’Dickenson Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Nov 1929
Set 4
1930 Radio Jazz
Tin Ear
Bob Effros and The Philco Orchestra
’Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Singing River
Boswell Sisters
Continental Broadcasting Corporation
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1930
I Don’t Need Atmosphere To Fall In Love With You + Close
Little Jack Little
’Little Jack Little Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Set 5
Swing and Say with Doris Day on 1939-45 Radio
I’m Happy About The Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
NBC Cincinatti
17 Jun 1939
Blue Music
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Peacock Room
Baker Hotel
CBS Dallas
9 Aug 1945
Long Ago and Far Away
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
I Wish I Knew
Doris Day (voc) Les Brown Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Hollywood
16 Aug 1945
Set 6
Fats Waller 23 Sep 1943 in Story and Song
Reefer Song
Fats Waller
Comm Rec
New York City
23 Sep 1943
Ain’t Misbehavin’ + There’s a Girl in my Life + Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
’Personally, It’s Off The Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
Set 7
1934 Radio Jazz and Dance
Maniacs’ Ball
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Intro + It Don’t Mean A Thing
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
’Chrysler Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Song of the Vipers
Louis Armstrong
Comm Rec
Paris
Oct 1934
Swingy Little Thingy
Hal Kemp Orchestra
’Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 8
Bop and Hop On 1940s-50s Radio
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
Now’s The Time
Howard McGee
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Oct 1951
I’m Glad There’s You
Charlie Ventura (voc) Jackie Kain and Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1949

28 March 2017 Phantom Dancer – I’ll See You In My Dreams Video


On this week’s Phantom Dancer radio show – your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985:
– a set of Billie Holliday on 1950s radio, 1930s radio dance bands, Latin rhythms on 1940s-60s radio and a set of ground-breaking jazz saxophonists. See the play list below.

Listen archived online now at radio 2ser.com.

Your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: airchecks by Red Nichols from 1929 radio, the early Benny Goodman swing band on 1934-37 radio and star women singers on 1940s-50s radio.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a reflective piece I filmed at Waiheke in New Zealand last year. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were playing at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival. The music is from the latest Greg Poppleton album ‘ Back In Your Own Backyard’ available now on CD and Mp3 at Bandcamp. 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 #257

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 March 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
Dance Bands On 1930s Radio
Theme (My Time Is Your Time) + Sweet Music
Rudy Vallee
‘Fleischman Yeast Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
13 Dec 1934
Weather + Never In A Million Years
Unidentified Orchestra
‘Sunrise’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Day In Day Out + Address Unknown + Running Through My Mind + South of the Border
Jerry Livingstone and his Young Men Of Manhattan (voc) Ann Stuart and Paul Dylam
Miami Room NYC
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 2
Seminal Jazz Sax On 1940s-50s Radio
Theme + Look Out
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor (ts) Big Band
‘Saturday Night Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre
Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
1957
These Foolish Things
Lester Young (ts) Nat King Cole Trio and Buddy Rich
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
20 Mar 1946
Dizzy Atmosphere
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker (as) with Milt Jackson, Al Haig, Tommy Potter and Stan Levey
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
29 Dec 1945
Set 3
Traditional Jazz on 1947 – 56 Radio
With You Anywhere You Are
Al Hirt Band
‘Jazz Band Ball’
WWL CBS New Orleans
18 Aug 1956
Yellow Dog Blues
Wild Bill Davison, Albert Nicholas (voc) Coot Grant
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
3 May 1947
Fidgety Feet + I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (theme)
Jack Teagarden and Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
7 May 1955
Set 4
Latin Rhythms On 1940s-60s Radio
Cuban Love Song (theme) + A Banda
Edmundo Ros Orchestra
‘Edmundo Ros Programme’
BBC London
1969
Gatto Noche Un Amor
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) del Campo
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Los Angeles
1944
Peanut Vendor Cha cha
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 5
Swing Bands on 1940 Radio
East St Louis Toodle-Oo (theme) + Grievin’
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Southland Cafe
WNAC NBC Red Boston
9 Jan 1940
Reminiscing Time
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
29 Apr 1940
Sioux Sue
Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverley-Wiltshire Hotel
KFI NBC Red LA
4 Feb 1940
All The Things You Are + Make Believe Dance Land
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
WMCA NY
24 Mar 1940
Set 6
1930s Radio Dance Bands
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1938
Solitude
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
22 Aug 1935
Scattin’ At The Kit Kat
George Hall Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Siberian Sleighride
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS New York City
1937
Set 7
1940s Radio Swing Bands
Frantic in the Atlantic
Cab Calloway Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Zanzibar
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Sep 1944
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Memphis Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Roof Garden
Astor Hotel
WABC CBS New York City
28 Aug 1942
I’ve Found A New Baby + Close
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cornell University
Blue Network
Ithaca New York
25 Sep 1943
Set 8
Billie Holiday On Radio
It’s Like Reaching For The Moon
Billie Holiday (voc) Teddy Wilson Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
30 Jun 1936
You Go To My Head
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
Oct 1953
Billie’s Blues
Billie Holliday
‘Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Apr 1959
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
29 Oct 1951

7 February Phantom Dancer – Julius Sumner Miller ‘Why Is It So?’


Where has the year gone?

7 February already? It’s almost Christmas!

Well, it feels like Christmas now because today’s Phantom Dancer is ONLINE at Radio 2SER

Never mind, here’s your The Phantom Dancer play list for 7 February, your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Non-stop swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio presented by Greg Poppleton over 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday from 12 noon since 1985.

And now live-streamed, archived online at 2ser.com and heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: Australia swing on 1930s – 40s radio, Trad Jazz on the air with Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and more plus a mix of women big bands on live 1940s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is Professor Julius Sumner Miller examining reflected images on glass slabs from the 1960s ABC TV series, ‘Why Is It So?’

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 #250

107.3 2SER Tuesday 7 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
Post Swing Era Swing on 1948 – 53 Radio
Open + Blue Flame + Woodchoppers’ Ball
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Royal Grove
Peony Park
WOW NBC Omaha Nebraska
1948
Grieg’s Grotto
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra (voc) Frances Caldwell
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Hotel Claridge
WMC NBC Memphis Tenn.
19 Jun 1953
Blue Velvet + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Alan Copeland and The Modernaires
‘Bob Crosby Show’
Television Centre Hollywood
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1955
Set 2
1930s-1940s Australian Radio
Mortein Commercial
Rex ‘Wacka’ Dawe
‘Yes, What?’
5AD Adelaide
1938
Minnie’s In The Money
Barbara James (voc) Reg Lewis Orchestra
‘Hit Parade’
2UE
Sydney
1945
My Song Goes Around The World + With A Sweet Melody + Sweet Lucy Brown
Frank Coughlan Trocadero Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Featuradio
Sydney
Apr 1936
Set 3
1943 – 45 Swing Bands
Open + Swingin’ The Blues
Clyde McCoy Fort Huachuca Band
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1943
Open + Whispering
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
11 Nov 1944
On The Sunny Side of the Street + Close
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) The Sentimentalists
‘GI Jive’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Set 4
1930s Radio Dance Orchestra
In The Mood
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Sugar Foot Stomp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Hold Tight
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red
20 Jun 1939
Set 5
1938-39 Radio Mickey Mouse Bands
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
The Man I Love
Del Courtney Orchestra
Aircheck
Rainbow Room
New Kenmore Hotel
Albany NY
31 Oct 1938
Annabelle
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle and The Glee Club
Radio Trancription
New York City
1939
Set 6
Trad Bands On The Air
Wailing Blues
The Cellar Boys
Comm Rec
Chicago
24 Jan 1930
Bay City (theme) + Down Home Rag
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
2 Dec 1958
Singing The Blues
Jack Parnell’s Jazzmen
‘Swing Session’
BBC London
13 Feb 1945
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden (voc)
‘Spotlight Bands’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Jan 1944
Set 7
Women Swing Singers on 1940s Radio
Blueberry Hill
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Nan Wynn
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day
Spotlight Bands
Jamestown NY
Blue Network
19 Jan 1945
Long Ago And Far Away
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris Day
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Set 8
Moderne Sounds on the Radio Apparatus
I Keep Rollin’ On
Hot Lips Page Hot 7
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jun 1944
Slipped Disc
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘Kings of Jazz’
BBC NY
8 Dec 1945
Love For Sale
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
Fort Sheridan, Illinois
NBC
2 Sep 1952
Elevation
Elliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Dec 1947