Recently The Phantom Dancer has been contacted by family members of some of the singers and radio personalities presented each week on the show. So this week I’ve put up two sets of live radio featuring talent that some Phantom Dancers have a personal connection to – Lawrie Brooks, John Reed King, The Thrasher Sisters and Eleanor Russell.
Now, you can check out this show online (after 20 Sep) and hear earlier Phantom Dancer shows any time you wish over the next month by following The Phantom Dancer links at 2ser.com
And The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week – a WMGM NY ‘Doctor Jazz’ show aircheck of Ride Red Ride, Henry Red Allen, Stuyvesant casino, New York, 24 Feb 1952…
Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
On July 10, a beautifully sunny Wednesday afternoon in Sydney, Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, played their jazz from the 1920s to a harbourside room brimming with Sydney Jazz Club members in the Sydney Flying Squadron club.
The dance floor was full.
In the band: Greg Poppleton Sydney only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Paul Furniss alto sax and clarinet, Al Davey trumpet and trombone, Geoff Power sousaphone, Grahame Conlon banjo, Lawrie Thompson drums and washboard.
Pictures tell a thousand words about the event. Motion pictures a thousand more. Here are two YouTube clips of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters on 10 July playing St James Infirmary and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Enjoy and check out the band’s latest album, CD and download, on Bandcamp, Doin’ The Charleston
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB CONCERT
The lyrics I sing on St James Infirmary are different from the lyrics usually trotted out. I chose them from a treasure trove of verses I found printed as part of a 1920s published arrangement. I chose verses that have the most relevance to me, and I hope, you. They’re about loss as distinct from blokes in box back coats with gold coins covering their eyes. Who’s worn a box back coat down the local pub any day since 1899?
Just last Friday, The Lotharios entertained at the annual BMLOT Awards in the iconic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. BMLOT stands for Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon Tourism and the 2012 Awards is one of the biggest nights in the Greater Blue Mountains social calendar
The Lotharios played for BMLOT at their annual Winter Ball at The Fairmont Resort last May
It’s exciting to hear all about the great things the Blue Mountains has to offer local and overseas tourists. The Mountains are abuzz with creativity and the spirit of diversity and entrepreneurship thrives there
Singer Greg Poppleton returns to the Carrington, in their Grand Dining Room, Friday 23 February, with his 5-piece Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters for dining, dancing and Charlestoning at the Carrington’s Roaring 20s Ball
Today, you can see Roaring 20s Lounge Bar Lotharios FREE at the Moocooboola Festival, Boronia Park, Hunters Hill, 2:15 – 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Here’s a photo of the Lotharios at the BMLOT awards. If you’d like Sydney’s 1920s Great Gatsby Orchestra to add WOW to you occasion, please contact Tony
Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters play the songs of the 1920s for Sunday Jazz Lunch at Concrete Blonde, 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, 1 July, 1 – 4pm. Music rarely heard and never forgotten. Books advised: +61 2 9380 8307