17 April 2018 Phantom Dancer – Johnny Green Body and Soul


Johnny Green was a U.S composer, songwriter, pianist, band leader and orchestra conductor. His most famous song is ‘Body and Soul’.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer we’ll be hearing a few of the 1930s radio orchestras lead by Johnny Green. Below, your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a short film simulating a Johnny Green radio broadcast. The short was made in 1935.

This week you’ll also hear sets with Patti Page, Johnny Ray and Erroll Garner from live 1957 TV and some of the great swing bands from the 1930s live on the 1938-39 BBC series, ‘America Dances’.

Produced and presented by Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV every week.

Hear this week’s Phantom Dancer (after 17 April) and past Phantom Dancers online at radio 2ser.com

JOHN ‘JOHNNY’ WALDO GREEN

He won four Academy Awards for his film scores and a fifth for producing a short musical film. And he went by the name of John or ‘Maestro’ in his later years.

As you’ll hear on today’s live 1930s radio broadcasts of Johnny Green and his Orchestra, Green couldn’t help but be self-assured.

He entered Harvard at age 15. You’ll hear him talk today on a 1939 aircheck about his early music schooling and his first song as a kid.

Indeed, by the time he was at Harvard, bandleader Guy Lombardo had heard Green’s Gold Coast Orchestra and hired him to create dance arrangements for his nationally famous Lombardo orchestra.

JAZZ STANDARDS

Green’s first song hit was written for the Lombardo orchestra. It was Coquette (1928), which Green wrote when he was 19.

Two years later, in 1930, Green wrote ‘Body and Soul’ which is now a jazz standard.

In the early 30s he was the radio and recording accompanist and arranger to singers James Melton, Libby Holman and Ethel Merman, and as you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer, Ruth Etting. He was also arranger and conductor for Paramount Pictures.

In this period he also wrote the standards ‘Out Of Nowhere’ (which you’ll hear in play today), ‘Rain Rain Go Away’, ‘I Cover the Waterfront’, ‘You’re Mine You’, ‘I Wanna Be Loved’ (his 1934 Oldsmobile show theme song), ‘Easy Come Easy Go’, ‘Repeal The Blues’ and the theme for Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop cartoons.

johnny green record

Nathaniel Shilkret and Paul Whiteman commissioned Green to write larger works for orchestra, including ‘Night Club: Six Impressions for Orchestra with Three Pianos’.

After spending 1933 in London, where he wrote the first musical comedy ever for BBC Radio, Green returned to New York City where, William S. Paley, president of the Columbia Broadcasting System and an investor in New York’s St. Regis Hotel, encouraged him to form what became known as Johnny Green, his Piano and Orchestra.

And he continued to lead his orchestra in top ranking radio shows into the 1940s, backing singers such as Fred Astaire and Alan Jones.

In the early 40s, Green moved to Hollywood. He became one of the people central to changing the overall sound of the MGM Symphony Orchestra.

ACADEMY AWARDS

He was Music Director at MGM from 1949 to 1959 and was nominated for an Oscar thirteen times. He won the award for the musical scores of Easter Parade, An American in Paris, West Side Story, and Oliver!, as well as for producing the short “The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture”, which won in the Short Subjects (One-Reel) category in 1954.

johnny green an american in paris

After leaving MGM, Green guest-conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He also continued to compose the occasional filmscore, including the critically acclaimed They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? in 1969. He conducted the orchestra for the 1961 United Artists’ film version of West Side Story, for which he won a Grammy.

Green was a chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, leading the orchestra through 17 of the Academy Award telecasts.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a short film from 1935 of a Johnny Green Orchestra broadcast in action, with announcer Harry von Zell. I like the short scene of the ‘old radio listener’ slapping his knee with laughter. Enjoy…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #311

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 April 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on 1944-46 Radio
Theme + Boyd’s Nest
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Club Morrocco
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Aug 1946
Begin the Beguine
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
A Fellow on a Furlough + Blue Skies
Bob Chester Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Oct 1944
Set 2
1950s Hipster Radio
Bling, Bling!
Machito
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
1951
Stuffy
Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Cherry Blossom + Close
Georgie Auld
‘Here’s To Veteran’s’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Set 3
Women Pop Singers on the Air
Open + Poor, Poor People of Paris
Giselle McKenzie
‘Airtime’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1945
I Love You, Yes I Do
Ella Mae Morse
‘Here’s To Veteran’s’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Cry Me A River
Julie London
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Cameo
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Set 4
Johnny Green on 1930s Radio
Bio + Penny Serenade
Johnny Green Orchestra
‘Fitch Bandwagon’
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Apr 1939
Out of Nowhere + I Want To Love (theme)
Johnny Green (voc) Ruth Etting
‘Oldsmobile Show’
WABC CBS NY
27 Feb 1934
Row, Row, Row
Johnny Green Orchestra (voc) Ray Bloch Swing 14
‘Rhymo’
WABC CBS NY
26 May 1940
Set 5
Eddy Howard Ballard Singer
Careless (theme) + Thou Swell
Eddy Howard (voc) and his Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Mutual Network, Chicago
5 Dec 1945
I Wish I Was A Willow
Eddy Howard (voc) Dick Jurgens Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1938
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Eddy Howard (voc) and his Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1939
Medley + So Long For Now (theme)
Eddy Howard (voc) and his Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
Mutual Network, Chicago
5 Dec 1945
Set 6
1950s Radio Swing Bands
Blue Flame (theme) + Hollywood Blues
Woody Herman Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWL CBS New Orleans
1951
Hob Nail Boogie
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Aug 1952
Flager’s Drive
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Summertime
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Aug 1956
Set 7
America Dances on the BBC
Open + Over The Waves
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘America Dances’
New York City
BBC London
1939
Every Tub + Song of the Wanderer
Count Basie Orchestra
‘America Dances’
New York City
BBC London
1939
Body and Soul
Teddy Wilson Orchestra
‘America Dances’
New York City
BBC London
1939
Two O’Clock Jump + Close
Harry James Orchestra
‘America Dances’
New York City
BBC London
19 Jul 1939
Set 8
The Big Record TV Show
Intro + I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Patti Page
‘The Big Record’
CBS TV NY
27 Nov 1957
Ad + Cry + Soliloquy of a Fool
Johnny Ray
‘The Big Record’
CBS TV NY
27 Nov 1957
Where or When + Tea For Three
Erroll Garner
‘The Big Record’
CBS TV NY
27 Nov 1957
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16 January 2018 Phantom Dancer – Child Prodigies on 1930s-50s Radio.


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.

Hear this week’s episode online from 16 January for the next four weeks  on the website of radio 2SER Sydney.

This week’s Phantom Dancer features two sets of CHILDREN OF PROMISE outstanding talent under 15 years of age already engaged in professional music careers.

In play list order. (You can see this week’s full play list below)…

TONI HARPER
Toni Harper age 11
Born 1937, Toni retired from performing at the age of 29. Learning dance under Maceo Anderson, Harper was cast by the choreographer Nick Castle in Christmas Follies, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in 1945. She later went on to perform on stage with Herb Jeffries, Cab Calloway, and in Japan with Cannonball Adderley. Harper recorded ‘Candy Store Blues’ in 1946, aged 9, and you’ll hear her sing her hit on a live 1948 radio broadcast on this week’s Phantom Dancer. It was a platinum record.

FRANKIE LYMON
Frankie Lymon
Frankie Lymon was vocal lead for The Teenagers. His song, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” became The Teenagers’ first single in January 1956. It peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard pop singles chart and topped the Billboard R&B singles chart for five weeks. Six other top ten blues singles followed over the next year: including ‘I Promise to Remember’ which you’ll also hear in a live radio performance on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

FRANK SINATRA
frank sinatra
Today, The Phantom Dancer plays 15 year old Frank’s first radio appearance on NBC’s ‘Major Bowes Amateur Hour’. Sinatra joked during a Las Vegas Show in the 1960s that the quartet he started in, The Hoboken Four, was so popular on Major Bowes they appeared for weeks after under different names. They then toured the US as part of the Major Bowes theatre troupe, with Sinatra quitting mid-tour. He’d had enough.

SUGAR CHILE ROBINSON
sugar chile robinson
He won a talent show at age three, and by age seven in 1945 was playing guest spots with Lionel Hampton, who was prevented by child protection legislation from taking Robinson on tour with him. However, Robinson performed on radio with Hampton and Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson, and appeared as himself in the Hollywood film No Leave, No Love.
In 1946, he played for President Harry S. Truman at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, shouting out “How’m I Doin’, Mr. President?” – which became his catchphrase – during his performance of ‘Caldonia’. He stopped recording in 1952, “I wanted to go to school…I wanted some school background in me and I asked my Dad if I could stop, and I went to school because I honestly wanted my college diploma.”

JOEY PRESTON
joey preston drums
You’ll hear 8 year old Joey play drums with Sugar Chile and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra on this week’s Phantom Dancer. On June 27, 1947, a small record company out of Hollywood called Modern Records issued a six-record 78rpm set of ‘America’s Youngest Drumming Sensation: Joey Preston’s Sextette.’ On one of the songs, Preston plays piano. The liner notes were written by Stan Kenton, who calls Preston ‘an amazing talent,’ and that he has seen Preston ‘demonstrate his artistry on numerous occasions.’ Preston also appeared in three Hollywood films 1946-48.

JUDY GARLAND
judy garland 1938
So much as been written about Judy Garland I have nothing more to add here, except the scratchy 1939 radio recording you hear of her on this week’s Phantom Dancer is a brilliant send-up of opera by her.

BABY ROSE MARIE
baby rose marie
And as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, here’s another child of promise, who started a hugely successful singing career at age 3, later co-starring in the Dick van Dyke show, The Monkees and more. She was the last pre-WWII hit-maker alive.
Here is a link to a column she wrote, July 2017, about standing up to her sexual harasser on set in the 1950s (and losing work because of it) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dick-van-dyke-star-rose-marie-what-happened-i-publicly-shamed-my-harasser-guest-column-1063597

Rose Marie died just two weeks ago, 28 December 2017, aged 94. Marvel at her extraordinary talent, aged just 5 in this Warner Brothers’ Vitaphone Short from 1929…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #300

107.3 2SER Tuesday 16 January 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
Mod and Bop 1943 – 1956
Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
23 Jan 1943
Sweet Georgia Brown
Clifford Brown Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
6 May 1956
Cherry Blossom + Manhattan (Close)
Georgie Auld
‘Here’s To Veterans’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Set 2
Dance Bands on 1944-51 Radio
Sound Off
Vaughan Monroe Orchestra (voc) VM and the Moon Men
Marine Ballroom
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
ABC
1951
How Do You Fall In Love?
Griff Williams Orchestra (voc) Walt King
Empire Room
Palmer House
WGN Chicago
5 Mar 1947
The Same Words
Jan Garber Orchestra (voc) Liz Tilton
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 May 1944
Set 3
Women Singers with 1940s Big Bands
Embraceable You
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Jule Hopkins
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
21 Feb 1946
I’ll Be Around
Sonny Dunham Orchestra (voc) Pat Cameron
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Apr 1944
Out of this World
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Aug 1945
Set 4
Children of Promise Part 1
Candy Store Blues
Toni Harper (9 years old) Count Basie Orchestra (piano) Eddie Beale
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
6 Jan 1948
Open + I Promise To Remember + Why Do Fools Fall In Love + Close
Frankie Lymon (aged 13) and The Teenagers, Sam The Man Taylor Orchestra
’Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
28 Aug 1956
Set 5
Children of Promise Part 2
Shine
Hoboken Four with Frank Sinatra (age 15)
‘Major Bowes Amateur Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1935
Caldonia Boogie
Sugar Chile Robinson (piano, age 6) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1946
Sugar’s Boogie Woogie
Sugar Chile Robinson, add Joey Preston (age 8) drums
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1946
Swing and Sweet + Thank for the Memory (opera send-up)
Judy Garland (age 14)
’Gulf Oil Show’
KFI NBC LA
Jan 1939
Set 6
1930s Radio Dance Orchestras
One, Two Button Your Shoe
Red Nichols Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
30 Nov 1936
Hot Lips (theme) + Rose Room
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1935
Isn’t This a Lovely Day?
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
26 Aug 1935
Ain’t Cha Glad + When Summer is Gone (theme)
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
‘Lavena Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1934
Set 7
Headline 1940s Bands Live
Deed I Do
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) TP
Aircheck
New York City
Nov 1942
The Trouble With Me Is You
Nat King Cole Trio (voc) NKC
Trocadero
KHJ MBS LA
26 Apr 1945
Wagon Wheels
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Aug 1945
In There + Close
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1944
Set 8
Bop and Brubeck
Hot House
Miles Davis and Bud Powell
Carnegie Hall
VOA
25 Dec 1949
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
’Symphony Sid Show’
WMCA NYC
4 Sep 1948
All The Things You Are
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956

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

20 December Christmas Phantom Dancer – Bizarre Short Film ‘What A Life!’


Christmas comes early to The Phantom Dancer this year. The 107.3 2SER broadcast date is the Tuesday before Christmas, 20 December.

Hear the Xmas Show Now Online at radio 2ser.com

So on your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio you’ll hear plenty of Jingle Bells by Fats Waller, The Delta Rhythm Boys, Benny Goodman, Paul Baron and more. Lena Horne, Frances Langford, The Three Sisters and Chiquita also bring some Christmas cheer.

Eight festive sets in total – names, bands, song titles and the originating radio station and date are listed in the play list below.

See Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Thursday 19 January at their debut Foundry616 jazz club 1920s show. Dinner and show also available. TICKETS

The play list is after The Phantom Dancer video of the Week.

Here is The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. It’s a bizarre short film from 1949 about post-war austerity and misery called “What A Life!”. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #246

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 December 2016 Christmas Show
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
Let’s Dance (theme) + Jingle Bells
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
25 Dec 1935
Open + It Had To Be You + The Fairy On The Christmas Tree
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) The 3 Sisters
BBC Regional Service
London
25 Dec 1936
Set 2
Open + Maple Leaf Rag
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Theme + Blue Christmas
Jan Garber Orchestra (voc) Ray Cordell
Melody Mill
WGN Chicago
1950
Weary Blues + Ad
Kid Ory
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Set 3
Jingle Bells (open) + The Morning After
Chico Hamilton Quartet
‘Stars In Jazz’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
New York
25 Dec 1958
Wrap your Troubles In Dreams
Chico Hamilton Quartet (voc) Georgia Carr
‘Stars In Jazz’
AFRTS Re-broadcast
New York
25 Dec 1958
Blee Blop Blues + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
16 Dec 1956
Set 4
Happy Hollidays + Here We Come a’Caroling + Silent Night
Bing Crosby and the Norman Luboff Choir (voc) Paul Weston Orchestra
‘Christmas Sing With Bing’
KNX CBS LA
24 Dec 1957
Description of Ballarat’s Carols By Candlelight + Joseph Mine, Help Me Cradle The Child Divine
Ted Furlong (station manager 3BA Ballarat) + The Ballarat YWCA Choir
Christmas Sing With Bing’
KNX CBS LA
via 3BA Ballarat
24 Dec 1957
Champagne Cocktail + Close (When Summer Is Gone)
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Time’
KNX CBS LA
24 Dec 1937
Set 5
Open + March of the Toy Soldiers
Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cinncinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jingle Bells
 Thrasher Sisters
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cinncinnati
19 Dec 1943
Jack-Armstrong Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Embraceable You
 The Pied Pipers (voc) Harry James Orchestra
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS
25 Dec 1945
Set 6
Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Comm Rec
New York
29 Nov 1936
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Café Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Jingle Bells
Dave Brubeck
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
Jan 1954
Jingle Bells (theme) / Half Nelson / White Christmas / Little Willie Leaps
Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
‘Symphony Side Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
25 Dec 1948
Set 7
Open + March of the Toys
Phil Davis Orchestra
‘Fountain of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
19 Dec 1943
My Silent Love
Lena Horne (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1945
Embraceable You
The Pied Pipers (voc) Harry James and the Music Makers
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1945
Yesterdays
Art Tatum (p)
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Set 8
Open + 2 Latin American Christmas Songs
Chiquita
‘Chiquita’
AFRS Hollywood
Dec 1946
O Come All Ye Faithful / Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Frank Sinatra
‘V-Disc Christmas Selections’
New York
1944
Good King Wenceslas
Carol Richards, Garry Crosby, The Mellow Men (voc) Ray Noble Orchestra
‘The New Edgar Bergen Show’
KNX CBS LA
25 Dec 1955

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.

Phantom Dancer 10 Feb. 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Radio. Julius Sumner Miller – The Strange Behaviour Of Ice And Water


Hello Phantom Dancers,

There’s 2 hours of swing, jazz and dance from live 1930s – 60s radio and TV (listen online at http://www.2ser.com) for you on this Tuesday’s 10 Feb 2015 Phantom Dancer, presented by Greg Poppleton.

LISTEN. SHOW ONLINE TILL MARCH

There’s a set of Count Basie, a set of 1930s swing, hot big band swing from the 1940s and plenty more. See the play list.

1943 Count Basie Ad
1943 Count Basie Ad

As this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates the Strange Behaviour of Ice and Water. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#144

2SER Tuesday 10 Feb 2015
12 noon – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

Set 1
Pot Pourri from the film ‘Frauen im Metropol’
Adolf Steimel Organum-Tanz-Orchester
Comm Rec
Berlin
5 Sep 1940
Komennoi Ostrow
Lawrence Welk Champagne Music
Aragon Ballroom
Ocean Park
KECA ABC LA
1955
Hello Dolly
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRTS re-broadcast
Jul 1964
Set 2
That Da Da Strain
Bobby Hackett ct, Edmond Hall cl. Vic Dickenson tb. Joe Sullivan p. Eddie Condon g. Geo. Wettling d.
Private Concert
Commodore Hotel
NYC
17 Mar 1953
The Turkish March
Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord)
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
A Rainy Day
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH and Leah Ray
Cocoanut Grove
TRANSCO
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Set 3
Naina Paivina (Some of these Days)
Erik Lindstrom Kvintetti (voc) Helena Siltale
Comm Rec
Helsinki
13 Dec 1955
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
18 Dec 1953
Set 4
Variations on I’ve Got Rhythm
Count Basie Orchestra
V-Disc
New York
27 May 1944
Open + Bread
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1 Jan 1953
Two For The Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Red Hill Inn
Pennsauken NJ
Mutual Network
30 Dec 1956
Set 5
Cincinnati
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
4 Apr 1948
Drop Me Off
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Ft Devons Mass.
ABC
15 Oct 1945
Hawaiian War Chant
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
26 Nov 1940
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Set 6
Backslider’s Ball
Lucky Millinder Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
15 Jun 1952
Interview
Gerard Hoffnung and Cyril Richardson
‘Saturday Night on the Light’
BBC Light Programme
London
1955
Before Midnight
Gladys Bentley Quartet
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
early 1950s
Barrelhouse
Illinois Jacquette
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Set 7
Liza
Gene Krupa Trio
V-Disc
New York
4 May 1944
Limehouse Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
Love Me Or Leave Me
Sarah Vaughan
‘Eddie Condon Floor Show’
WNBT TV NY
13 Dec 1948
Bebop Boogie
Lester Young Sextet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Dec 1948
Set 8
Harmony In Harlem
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NY
1 May 1938
Let’s Stop The Clock
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Dec 1938
Just An Angel In Disguise + I Hear Blue Birds
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Janet Blair
Aircheck
Cedar Point, OH
3 Jul 1940
Livery Stable Blues
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red
Chicago
Jul 1939