9 May Phantom Dancer – The Greatest Double Bass Film Performance (1946)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 9 May.

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 hear a set of Women Singers and Headliners on 1930s-40s Radio and dance bands from love 1937 radio.

The last hour is all vinyl.

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

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens. Forget the clown who titled this clip with ‘Hilarious’, watch the double bass player, he is brilliant.
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 #262

107.3 2SER Tuesday 9 May 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
Society Bands on 1948 – 51 Radio
Open + I’m A Fool To Want You
Art Wayner Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Latin Quarter
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
31 Jul 1951
It’s Almost Like Being In Love
Del Courtney Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Shephard
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
San Francisco
AFRS Re-broadcast
1947
Johnny Won’t You Stay A While + Blue Champagne
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc)
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Nov 1951
Set 2
Count Basie On 1956 Radio
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Perdido
Count Basie Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s
KFI NBC Los Angeles
14 May 1956
In A Mellotone
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
16 Dec 1956
April in Paris + One O’Clock Jump (Close)
Count Basie Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
2 Jul 1956
Set 3
Les Paul and Mary Ford on NBC 1950
Lover + If A Nightingale Could Sing Like You (theme)
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
12 May 1950
Dry My Tears
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
30 Jun 1950
What Is This Thing Called Love? + If A Nightingale Could Sing Like You (theme)
Les Paul and Mary Ford
’Les Paul and Mary Ford Show’
Radio City
NBC Los Angeles
26 May 1950
Set 4
Women Vocal Trios On Air
Il Pinguino Innimorato
Trio Lescano and Silvana Fires (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orchestra
Cetra, Rome
1940
I’ve Got No Strings
Andrew Sisters (voc) Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
13 Feb 1940
Shoo Shoo Baby
Thrasher Sisters (voc) Phil Davis Orchestra
’Fountain Of Fun’
WLW Cincinnati
21 Nov 1943
Set 5
Women Singers and Headliners on 1930s-40s Radio
I Wish I Were Twins
Valaida Snow (voc) Billy Mason Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
18 Jan 1935
From The Land of the Sky Blue Water
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
’Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
1944
It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
Helen Ward (voc) Bob Crosby Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
My Baby Said Yes
Irene Day (voc) Charlie Spivak Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Feb 1945
Set 6
Swing on 1937 Radio
Cosmic Rhythm
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Russian Swing
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Marek Windheim and Alexander Chorus
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
17 Aug 1937
St Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
’Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Swing It, Brother, Swing
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Billie Holliday
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck NYC
30 Jun 1937
Set 7
Early 1930s Radio Jazz and Dance Bands
Cheer Up and Ballyhoo
Eddie Cantor (voc) Phil Spitalny’s Music, Bob Effros (tp) Joe Venuty (violin)
Hit of the Week Record
New York City
Oct 1931
Dinah
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Bob Effros (tp)?
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Do The New York
Gus Arnheim Orchestra
’Cocoanut Grove’
TRANSCO Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1920s and 1940s version)
’Forever Pops’
ABC Chicago
1950
Set 8
Bop on Radio
Katzenjammer’s Ball
Jack Allen’s Original Katzenjammers
Comm Rec
Sydney
23 Feb 1950
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Three Little Words
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956
Cheryl
Charlie Parker Quintet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949

Penrith RSL 1920s Show Photos – 15 April 2017


Here are some photos taken today at the Penrith RSL 1920s Show – the first leg of the Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 – and a clip from the local Penrith Press.

Tomorrow we’re at The Basement, Master Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm. Free!

In the photos: Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s singer with red megaphone, Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo, Dave Clayton double bass, Bob Gillespie drums and Damon Poppleton soprano sax.

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Greg Poppleton article 1920s Penrith show

Greg Poppleton Easter Tour 2017 - Penrith RSL 15 April, Builders Club Wollongong 16 April, Gin Mill Social 21 April

We also play for weddings, corporate events and parties. Request a quote.

Egyptian Ella – New Greg Poppleton Video


Huzzah!

The new video by Greg Poppleton …

Egyptian Ella by Walter Doyle (1930) – from the album Back In Your Own Backyard

Greg Poppleton and his 1920s-30s swing and jazz band come from Way Down South –
so far south, in fact, that the next stop is Antarctica!

Enjoy…

We love playing 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing

And we believe in sharing this music at free shows and uploads

But we still have to eat

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If you’re broke,
add this to your play list.
Kick in later when you have the money

If you’re rich,
think of the good karma your support will bring you

We ask for only $1

That’s 1/3 the price of a coffee

And this song will last you forever

Thank you.

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Egyptian Ella
Vocals: Greg Poppleton
Soprano Sax: Paul Furniss
Sousaphone: Geoff Power
Guitar: Grahame Conlon
Drums: Lawrie Thompson

18 April Phantom Dancer – 1946 周璇 Zhou Xuan – 夜上海 Ye Shang Hai (Nightlife in Shanghai)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 18 April.

Hear the show online now at Radio 2SER.com

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 hear Jo Stafford and a set of women pop singers on 1930s-50s radio, a set of Dizzy Gillespie radio and a set of 1940s radio swing bands lead by trumpet players Barzizza, Spivak and Randy Brooks.

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 ‘Shanghai Nightlife’ filmed in 1946 and sung by Zhou Xuan one of China’s seven great singing stars.
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 #260

107.3 2SER Tuesday 18 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
Swing Bands of Trumpet Playing Leaders on 1940s Radio
Non Hai Piu La Veste A Fiori Blu
Alberto Rabagliati e Quartetto Vocale Hot (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orchestra
Comm Rec
Cetra, Rome
1946
Open + Stomping Room Only
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
1947
Perdido + Theme
Randy Brooks Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Jul 1945
Set 2
Mickey Mouse Bands On 1950s – 60s Radio
Open + Tea For Two
Leon Kellner Orchestra
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWL CBS New Orleans
1964
Mississippi Mud
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Al Galante and Band
Aragon Ballroom
Aragon Ballroom
WBBM CBS Chicago
Dec 1950
Little Girl + Goodnight My Love + Drifting and Dreaming (Close)
Orrin Tucker Orchestra (voc) OT
Boulevarde Room
Stevens Hotel
ABC Chicago
1951
Set 3
Women Pop Singers on 1930s-50s Radio
More Than You Know
Jo Stafford (voc) Victor Young Orchestra
’Your Melody Hour’
KFI NBC Los Angeles
5 Aug 1951
If This Is Love, I Don’t Want Love
Kay Thompson
’Dodge Show’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Brahm’s Lullaby + Close
Ginny Simms + Chorus (voc) Cookie Fairchild Orchestra
’Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Set 4
Crooners on 1940s Radio
Open + Careless Hands
Frank Sinatra and The Hit Paraders (voc) Alex Stordahl Orchestra
’Your Hit Parade’
KFI NBC LA
30 Apr 1949
Open + Let’s Have Another Cup Of Coffee + Rise and Shine
Gordon MacRae
’The Railroad Hour’
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Aug 1950
Lucky Ol’ Sun
Dick Haymes and The Andrew Sisters (voc) Jerry Gary Orchestra
’Club 15’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
23 Sep 1949
Set 5
Dizzy Gillespie on 1940s-50s Radio
Lady Byrd
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Aircheck
Apollo Ballroom
Harlem NY
22 Jan 1947
Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Winter Palace
Stockholm
Radio Sweden
2 Feb 1948
Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jul 1956
Jam Session
Dizzy Gillespie with Orchestra
Rex Theatre
RTF Paris
Feb 1953
Set 6
Piano Playing Band Leaders on the Air
If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes
Nat King Cole Trio
Trocadero
KHJ Mutual LA
26 Apr 1945
Body and Soul
Teddy Wilson Orchestra
’America Dances’
BBC London via WABC CBS NY
1939
Every Tub
Count Basie Orchestra
’Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
14 Jan 1953
Flying Home
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
13 Aug 1952
Set 7
1930s Radio Jazz and Dance Bands
Black and Blue Rhythm
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
26 Sep 1933
Crazy Rhythm
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1934
Dardenella
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
’Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
31 Oct 1936
Haunting Me
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1935
Set 8
Trad Bands on Radio
Beale Street Blues
Jimmy Dorsey Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1950
Heebie Jeebies
Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
I’m Confessin’
Hot Lips Page
’Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM New York City
1950
That’s A Plenty
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953

Harbour Cruise Wedding with 1920s Jazz and Dance


Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-30s singer and his trio, had the great honour of playing for Stephanie and Jared, their family and friends, on their wonderful wedding harbour cruise.

I took some photos of the band and the harbour that day (while protecting Stephanie and Jated’s privacy). Enjoy…

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie's and Jared's Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

Greg Poppleton 1920s singer at Stephanie’s and Jared’s Sydney Harbour wedding ferry cruise.

 

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie's and Jared's wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

Greg Poppleton 1920s Trio accompanying Greg for Stephanie’s and Jared’s wedding. (L-r) Geoff Power (sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (guitar doubling banjo) Jim Elliott (tenor sax).

 

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

I looked up and took this snap strolling under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on my way to the wedding ferry.

 

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. A clipper?

And while strolling to the wharf, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

 

Or this?

 

And on the way, I wondered what kind of boat the Greg Poppleton band would be playing on. This?

While waiting to find out at the wharf, I took this pic of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Two groups of bridge walkers are climbing the outer arch.

 

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on the ferry, Royale.

The Greg Poppleton 1920s jazz quartet played on this ferry, Royale.

 

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal - the Sydney Opera House and harbour Bridge together.

An iconic Sydney view behind the Greg Poppleton band as we played on the Royal – the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge together.

To book Greg Poppleton for your wedding or harbour cruise, Contact Tony.