17 February Gin Mill Social Photos with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, 1920s singer and band, opened another Gin Mill Social 1920s party at Slide Cabaret 17 February.

It’s the 1920s at the Gin Mill Social! Inside an old closed down bank lies the hottest spot on Oxford Street, Number 41.

It’s prohibition time, an era of secrecy and excess and you have the secret password. Hang out the front of the old bank when you arrive, but look busy, we don’t want those cops spotting you.

The party begins at 7pm sharp. – Food is served banquet style, arriving on platters made for sharing. Eat as much or as little as you like.

The dress code is simple – Girls in pearls. Guys in ties.

The Gin Mill Social is perfect for a birthday, anniversary dinner, meet with the in-laws, hang with the outlaws, or simply to reconnect with old friends. Candles are lit. Lights are low. Conversations are loud. It’s a lively atmosphere.

Join us… Feast, dance and play! Next show Friday 24 March. TICKETS

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

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Dancing at the Gin Mill Social

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Desert

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Missy the Fan Dancer

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Finhead juggling fire

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MC Lou P Lou

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Watching the show from the mezzanine

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Paul Baker, banjo with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

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Tap dancers!

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Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, with his Bakelite Broadcasters opens the Gin Mill Social with real 1920s hotcha.

Have Greg Poppleton’s authentic 1920s jazz and swing at your soiree anywhere in the world. CONTACT

Greg Poppleton 1920s Great Gatsby Party – Raising Dollars For Scholars


Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters had the flappers and gentlemen dancing The Charleston at a 1920s Great Gatsby gala raising money for education.

Taking the photos: MICHAEL HENNESSY PHOTOGRAPHY
MOBILE NO. 0425292809
EMAIL: michael@hennos.com

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are the absolute best in Sydney 1920s-30s jazz and swing:
Greg Poppleton – authentic 1920s-30s singer / film and TV actor
Geoff Power – cornet and sousaphone
Paul Furniss – alto and soprano saxes plus clarinet
Grahame Conlon – guitar and banjo
Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard.

Tony Jex provided the sound for the 1000 seat hall.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Looking for a swinging jazz band for your wedding, corporate event and party?
Trio to full 1920s orchestra. Sound, lights and staging for small parties to big events.
Call Tony or email. Contact.

Official 2016 Art Deco Ball Photos


Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s-1930s singer.

Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters have been the band for the popular Great Art Deco Ball, the highlight of the Blue Mountains 1920s Festival since 2013.

Brigitte Grant took the official photos of the ball in 2016. I am now able to show them to you.

In Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s singer and megaphone
Geoff Power – trumpet and sousaphone
Chuck Morgan – guitar and banjo
Jim Elliot – clarinet, alto sax and bass saxophone

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters play for clubs and festivals across Australia and NZ. We’re also available for your wedding, corporate function and party. Contact.

6 December Phantom Dancer – Musical Queens (1934)


On this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio you’ll hear a set of 1930s-40s Australian swing, James P Johnson piano mentor to Fats Waller in a 1944 Eddie Condon tribute to Fats Waller, a set of swing bands on Spotlight Bands and Benny Goodman in a set of Camel Caravan shows from 1939.

See the full play list below. Hear the full show now online at 2ser.com

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio every week online and on 2SER radio.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (12 – 2am GMT)

The show is then archived for you to listen to any time at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a 1934 Vitaphone short with the all-women orchestra, Phil Spitalny and his Musical Queens. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #243

107.3 2SER Tuesday 6 December 2016
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 30 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Bands on 1936-37 Radio
Open + Swing High Swing Low
Peter van Steeden Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Town Hall Tonight’
WEAF NBC Red Ny
17 Mar 1937
Goodnight Sweetheart + If You Love Me
Paul Whiteman Orchestra with Ray Noble (voc) The King Singers
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
Chicago via WEAF NBC Red NY
3 Feb 1936
Set 2
Eddie Condon celebrates Fats Waller on 1944 Radio
The Joint is Jumpin’ + Squeeze Me
Eddie Condon’s Barefoot Gang (voc) Hot Lips Page
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
17 Jun 1944
Willow Tree + Candied Sweets + I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
James P Johnson (piano)
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall
WJZ Blue NY
17 Jun 1944
Set 3
Navy Star Time
Open + It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
On The Lone Prairie
Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
On The Sunny Side Of The Street + Anchors Aweigh
Frankie Laine (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Set 4
1940s – 50s Swing Bands on One Night Stand
Summertime (theme) + The Whistler
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hollywood Palladium
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Mar 1946
I Found A New Baby
Lenny Conn Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Rolling Home + I Get A Kick Out Of You
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
1952
Set 5
Spotlight Bands Programmes
Nightmare (theme) + Tabu
Artie Shaw Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mutual Network, San Diego
12 Sep 1945
Even Steven
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jamestown NY
Blue Network
19 Jan 1945
St Louis Blues
Louis Prima Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field, Long Island NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945
The Honeydripper + For Dancers Only
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Jefferson Barracks Missouri
Mutual
23 Nov 1945
Set 6
1930s-1940s Australian Swing
Annie Laurie
Jim Davidson and the ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Jun 1938
Blue Velvet
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Johnny Fitzgerald
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
We’re Off To See The Wizard
Jim Davidson and the ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
21 Nov 1939
Der Fuehrer’s Face
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Dick Bentley
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943
Set 7
Benny Goodman Camel Caravan 1939
And The Angels Sing
Benny Goodman (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
2 May 1939
Kingdom of Swing
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
4 Apr 1939
St Louis Blues
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Johnny Mercer
‘Camel Caravan’
Fox Theatre
CBS St Louis
9 May 1939
Sing Sing Sing
Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Lionel Hampton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
11 Apr 1939
Set 8
Modern Jazz on 1950s Radio
The Duke (theme) + I’m in a Dancing Mood
Dave Brubeck Quartet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
Mar 1957
Ad + Hob Nail Boogie
Count Basie Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
31 Aug 1952
Four
Buddy Rich Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Nov 1958

13 Sep Phantom Dancer – “I’ll See You In My Dreams” Video


Here’s the play list and Video of the Week for the 13th September 2016 Phantom Dancer.

Because I’m filming an ad today, at the last minute I’ve had to replace the previously listed 13 September show (which is now the 27 Sep Phantom Dancer) with a hand-picked, bespoke, premium classic Phantom Dancer I hope you’ll enjoy.

For any newbies reading, what is The Phantom Dancer?

Well, you can hear today’s show here at 2ser.com

It’s your weekly non-stop 2 hour mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV broadcasts presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985. The Phantom Dancer is produced in the studios of 107.3 2SER in Sydney where it is played twice weekly – Tuesdays 12 noon and Sunday 5pm. It’s also heard on 30 stations of the Community Radio Network across Australia.

The Phantom Dancer is online, too, so you can hear it any time anywhere around the world.

Past shows are archived for your listening pleasure at 2ser.com/PhamtomDancer

Your Tuesday 13 Seotember Phantom Dancer on 107.3 2SER kicks off with a set of branded musical program excerpts from 1931 and 1936. There are live radio Latin rhythms by Leon Kellner and Prado Perez and a set of Friendly Five Footnotes featuring Freddy Rich’s Orchestra from 1932.

The last hour is all vinyl.

This week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is “I’ll See You In My Dreams”, the 1920s Cliff Edwards song played by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and which I sometimes use to close the national edition of The Phantom Dancer. It was filmed at Hekenua Bay on Waiheke Island is NZ while I was there singing at the International Jazz Festival there.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the latest 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 #231

107.3 2SER Tuesday 13 September 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12,
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on other stations.

Set 1
Open + Goody Goody
Texaco Singers and Orchestra
‘Texaco Star Theatre’
WEAF NBC Red NY
31 Mar 1936
Love Is Like That
Sapolin Speedsters
‘Sapolin Paint Program’
Radio Transcription
NY
1931
Open + All’s Well
Chevrolet Orchestra
‘Chevrolet Musical Moments’
Radio Transcription
NY
1936
Set 2
Do, Do, Do
Annette Hanshaw (voc) Irving Brodsky (p)
Comm Rec
NY
26 Nov 1926
I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (Open) + Rampart Street Parade
Jack Teagarden All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
7 May 1955
Lady Be Good
Andre Previn (p)
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
7 Oct 1946
Set 3
Lullaby of Birdland (theme) + Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Erroll Garner (p – Theme) Perez Prado Orchestra
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Whistle My Love
The Moonglows (voc) Sam The Man Taylor Big Band, Big Al Sears (ten sax)
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre
WCBS CBS NY
1957
Smiles Cha Cha
Leon Kellner Orchestra
‘Treasury Star Parade’
Blue Room
Hotel Roosevelt
WWL CBS New Orleans
1964
Set 4
You Gotta Accentuate The Positive
Frankie Masters Orchestra (voc) Frankie Masters, Phyllis Miles and The Girl Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids, Idaho
Blue Network
1945
Limehouse Blues
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Nov 1940
Jam Session + Goodbye (Close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
23 Oct 1937
Set 5
Theme + Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 Jul 1944
An Old Manuscript
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel New Yorker NY
1944
Adios
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Marine Ballroom
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Jun 1956
Cirribirribin (theme) + Jump Sauce
Harry James Orchestra
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
10 Jul 1946
Set 6
Zaz Zuh Zaz
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) CC
Comm Rec
New York
Nov 1933
Cotton Pickers’ Congregation
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
14 Oct 1938
Some Other Spring
Billie Holliday (voc) Billie Holliday Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
1 Jul 1939
Deed I Do
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Aircheck
mid – 1939
Set 7
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Copenhagen
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Sugar
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Dixie Jamboree
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Waiting For The Robert E Lee
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
New York
1932
Set 8
Salt Peanuts
Charlie Parker Quintet (voc) CP
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
12 Feb 1949
The Duke
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Dec 1945

Sunday Dance at Cronulla with Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters


We love playing for the good people of Cronulla RSL They love their jazz and they love to dance!

I’ve posted some photos below for you of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters entertaining with swing and jazz from the 1920s and 1930s at Cronulla RSL, last Sunday 15 May.

In the band: Greg Poppleton 1920s vocals, Grahame Conlon guitar, Dave Clayton double bass, Alex Inman-Hislop drums.

And we had a few sit ins: Damon Poppleton on soprano sax, Flynn Poppleton on drums and Bob Gillespie on drums. Bob was the drummer for Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, Lovelace Watkins, the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras touring Australia and many, many more!

We also bring 1920s and 1930s razzamatazz to weddings, corporate events and birthday parties. Find out more from Tony.

Though we’re Sydney-based we can travel anywhere! In fact, all Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters musicians have performed around the world.

The view from Cronulla RSL looking out over Cronulla Beach on a beautiful autumn afternoon

The view from Cronulla RSL looking out over Cronulla Beach on a beautiful autumn afternoon

 

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a couple of sit-ins, Damon Poppleton on soprano sax and Flynn Poppleton on drums. Dave Clayton in on double bass, you can see the tip of Grahame Conlon's guitar and Greg poppleton is singing On The Sunny Side of The Street.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters with a couple of sit-ins, Damon Poppleton on soprano sax and Flynn Poppleton on drums. Dave Clayton in on double bass, you can see the tip of Grahame Conlon’s guitar and Greg Poppleton is singing On The Sunny Side of The Street.

 

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Grahame Conlon, guitar

 

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Dave Clayton, double bass

 

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Alex Inman-Hislop, drums

 

Damon jazz soprano sax

Damon Poppleton sat in on the third set playing soprano sax

 

Bob Gillespie, formerly with Maynard Ferguson's English Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Lovelace Watkins also sat in on Alex' drums for the third set.

Bob Gillespie, formerly with Maynard Ferguson’s English Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Lovelace Watkins also sat in on Alex’ drums for the third set.

Looking for Sydney’s only authentic 1920s and 1930s singer and band for your wedding, corporate event and birthday party. You’ve found us! NOW find out more from Tony.

Laurel and Hardy ‘Twice Two’ Phantom Dancer Swing Radio Mix 1 March 2016


The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton on 107.3 2SER is your non-stop 2 hour swing and jazz mix from 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Today’s show celebrates the first day of autumn with swing and jazz by Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman and more – live from 1920s-60s radio. Check out the play list.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is also conveniently live-streamed for your enjoyment Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (1 – 3am GMT), http://www.2ser.com.

After the Tuesday broadcast, you can hear past Phantom Dancers archived at 2ser.com

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is the 1933 Laurel and Hardy classic ‘Twice Two’. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #204

107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 March 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Sweet Bands on the Air on ‘One Night Stand’ in 1944
Fire Dance (theme) + Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Shep Fields and his New Music (voc) Tommy Lucas
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana Nightclub NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1944
Valse Triste (Sibelius)
Russ Morgan Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Apr 1944
Swinging On A Star + Medley: Don’t Take Your Love From Me / Beautiful Love + Vieni Su (theme)
Carl Ravazza Orchestra (voc) Carl Ravazza and Trio
‘One Night Stand’
Blackhawk Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Aug 1944
Set 2
Hot Big Bands on 1946 Radio
Instrumental
Ray McKinley Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Let’s Eat
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (voc) Bobby S
‘One Night Stand’
Avodon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
The Man I Love + Out of Nowhere
Gene Krupa Orchestra (tp) Red Rodney (ts) Charlie Ventura
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
31 Mar 1946
Set 3
Bop and Jump on 1950s Radio
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
Open + The Dripper
Louis Jordan Tympani 5
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Sardi’s
KFI NBC LA
9 Jul 1956
Open + Caldonia
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) WH
‘Woody Herman’s Music Shop’
Radio Transcription
1950
Set 4
Dance Bands on 1950s Radio
Open + Two Hearts
Vincent Lopez Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NY
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Do You Ever Think Of Me?
Billy May Orchestra (voc) The Encores
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroom
KFI NBC LA
21 Dec 1953
Medley: Easter Parade + You’ll Never Know + Stars Fell on Alabama + The Best Things In Life Are Free + Jealous
Chuck Cabot Orchestra (voc) Lyn Avalon and The Caboteers
Empire Room
Rice Hotel
CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Set 5
1930s Swing Singers on the Radio
Whistle While You Work
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra (voc) Gail Reese/div>
Paradise Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
8 Apr 1938
Hurry Home
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
3 Jan 1939
You Can’t Be Mine (And Someone Elses Too)
Fats Waller
Yacht Club
WABC CBS NY
18 Oct 1938
A Vous Tous De Vey, A Vous
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Marian Mann
Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker
WOR Mutual NY
25 Mar 1940
Set 6
Swinging ’50s Radio
Cirribirribin (theme) + Stealing Apples
Harry James Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WMAQ NBC Chicago
18 Jun 1954
Great Times
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Jazz from America’
VOA NY
11 Feb 1951
Just A’Sittin’ And A’Rockin’
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Cherokee
Art Tatum (piano) Murray MacEachern Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1950s
Set 7
1940s Big Bands on the Radio
Open + Tom Foolery
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park
KECA ABC LA
19 Sep 1946
In A Magic Garden
Raymond Scott Orchestra
WABC CBS NY
Apr 1944
Mister Beebe
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) June Richmond
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
At The Balalaika + Close
Ted Weems Orchestra (voc) Perry Como
‘Beat The Band’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1941
Set 8
Bop Big Bands and Small Groups
Wahoo
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
31 Mar 1950
Tiny’s Blues and Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson Band
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roosr
WMCA NY
12 Mar 1949
Groovin’ High
Charlie Parker Quintet
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
22 Sep 1953