Phantom Dancer Subscriber Drive 18 October – Professor Coleslaw and his Toy Piano Swing


The Tuesday October 18 Phantom Dancer is in the second and final week of the annual 2SER Subscriber Drive.

Thank you to everyone who subscribed and donated, by phone on 02 9514 9500, or online at http://2ser.com/donate/

The Phantom Dancer, which I’ve presented since 1985 on 2SER, is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV.

On-air and online, 107.3 2SER Sydney after the 12 noon news. Hear the show any time online at the 2SER website http://2ser.com.

On this Subscriber Drive, 18 October Phantom Dancer show, you’ll hear some of my favourite, and I hope your favourite, swing, jazz and bop songs from live 1930s-50s radio.

I hope, too, that these songs will inspire you to support the Phantom Dancer with your $$$ so The Phantom Dancer can continue on community radio 107.3 2SER Sydney and online around the world.

SUBSCRIBE OR DONATE

Donations are tax deductible. Subscriptions cost as little as a coffee a month and now can be direct debited monthly.

Call the Phantom Dancer during the 2SER Subscriber Drive, 02 9514 9500 or online to give your financial support. In return, you’ll get the good feeling of giving and more Phantom Dancers.

WHY SUPPORT THE PHANTOM DANCER?

2SER is a grassroots, community-funded Sydney station and we couldn’t deliver to you the stories, ideas and music that we do each and every day, seven days a week, year-round without the support of listeners just like you. 2SER has supported The Phantom Dancer since December 1985.

‘Supporter Drive’ is 2SER’s annual fundraiser.

In order for 2SER to remain independent, once a year we go on air and ask our listeners to dig deep and financially support the station. 2SER gets no funding from the government, we are limited in the amount of sponsorship we can take, and the rest of funds come from a variety of projects and grants.

The revenue raised through Supporter Drive is vital for the survival of 2SER

Each year, we ask our listeners for money to help us keep making great radio. We ask them to become a supporter or make a tax deductible donation.

The financial support from our listeners helps pay for our equipment and maintenance, and is an important part of our budget. It helps to ensure that we are free of commercial influences and it also gives our listeners a sense of ownership of the station; which is a great thing because without them we wouldn’t have a station.

There’s no prizes, no gimmicks, but we need your support to keep 2SER 107.3 on air in Sydney. If you’d like to help then head to 2ser.com/donate. Give what you can.

PROGRAM NOTE: PROFESSOR COLESLAW

Otherwise known as pianist Paul Kuhlthau, Professor Coleslaw plays ‘Toy Piano Jump’ on an actual toy piano. The performance is from a 1939 radio transcription by the Johnny Messner Orchestra and it’s on today’s Subscriber Drive Phantom Dancer.

‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine, in a September 1940 article titled ‘Cashing In On Hobbies’ explained that, “Paul Kuhlthau, of Milltown, N.J., ‘Professor Coleslaw’ on the radio, was just another good pianist until he took up the hobby of finding toy pianos on department store counters which were accurate (sic.) in tune, sometimes testing 300 to select one. One day he played one of his ninety-eight cent toys over the air and it was a hit.”

Paul Kuhlthau composed ‘The Toy Piano Jump’ in 1939. He then went on to write ‘The Boogie Woogie Bride’ and ‘Toy Piano Minuet’ in 1941. He played with the Vincent Lopez into the early 1960s, writing pop songs and rock’n’roll novelties including ‘The Ol’ Piano Roll Rock’.

Here’s Professor Coleslaw and his Toy Piano Jump in the exact 1939 radio transcription, you’ll hear on today’s Phantom Dancer. Enjoy and subscribe!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #283

107.3 2SER Tuesday 18 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
Dance Bands on 1944-1950 Radio
Beethoven Wrote It, But It Swings
Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol (voc) Dolly Dawn
Comm Rec
New York City
15 Feb 1939
We’re Off To See The Wizard
Jim Davidson ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
21 Nov 1939
Behind The Swinging Doors
Jim Davidson ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith, Dave Cranburn, Gordon Rawlinson and Jim Gussey
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Nov 1938
Set 2
Modern Sounds in Swing
Do The Hucklebuck
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Band Vocal
’Band Remote’
Surf Beach Club
Virginia Beach Va.
NBC
27 Aug 1949
Boyd Meets Girl
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
Northwest Passage
Kauko Viitamaki Quintet
Comm Rec
Helsinki
7 Apr 1949
Set 3
Subscribe Now:
Phone 02 9514 9500
Cosa Farai Di Me?
E.I.A.R Orchestra Moderna (voc) Vittorio Belleli
Comm Rec
Rome
1940
Swamp Fire
Frankie Masters Orchestra
’Rhythm and Romance’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Solveig’s Song + Close
Bert Shefta (of modernistic piano fame)
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Jun 1941
Set 4
Out There Orchestrations
Powerhouse
Raymond Scott Quintet
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Sound of Music
Felicia Saunders
’Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
3 Apr 1960
Ads + Sugar Loaf Mambo
Bernard ‘Whitey’ Berquist and the NBC Chicago Symphony
’Monitor’
WRCA NBC NY
19 Jun 1955
Set 5
1930s Novelty Songs
Toy Piano Jump
Johnny Messner Orchestra (toy piano) Prof. Coleslaw
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Somebody
Claude Hopkins Orchestra (voc) Fred Norman
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Oct 1935
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard and Band
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1938
Penny Serenade
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Saxie Dowell and Audience
Aircheck
1939
Set 6
Swinging Fast & Slow
Let’s Have One For The Road
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) unknown
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
Baby Boogie
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra (voc) Rosalind Patton
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Dec 1947
Loose Wig
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’Jubilee’
Hollywood
26 Nov 1945
Square Face
Turk Murphy San Francisco Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
7 Nov 1958
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
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Trio
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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Harry James and Arban’s – 3 October Phantom Dancer + ‘Leave It To Harry’ (1954)


If the 26 September show is anything to go by, the 3 October Phantom Dancer, one week before the annual 2SER Subscriber Drive, is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye and tune in for Part 5 of the Harry James aircheck series 1953-54. Indeed, the entire Vinyl Hour of The Phantom Dancer is devoted to trumpet band leaders on live radio: Louis Armstrong, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins and Dizzy Gillespie.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://www.2ser.com/phantomdancer.

HARRY JAMES
Since we are up to Part 5 in our chronological review of radio airchecks by trumpeter Harry James, it is worth noting here that just like Fats Waller, discussed in last week’s Phantom Dancer play list notes, Harry James also had a classical background when learning his instrument.

Harry James was none for his great facility on the trumpet and his wonderful tone. Harry’s father was a circus band leader. He started teaching Harry trumpet when Harry was aged 10.  The lesson regime was that each day, he had to learn a page from the Arban’s book.

What’s the Arban’s book? It’s the instruction book for cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet written by the famous Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban  before 1859.

Arban was a cornetist, conductor, composer, teacher and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet. He was influenced by Niccolò Paganini’s virtuosic technique on the violin and successfully proved that the cornet was a true solo instrument by developing virtuoso technique it.

Arban’s book consists of:  Introduction / First Studies / Playing Methods: Slurring or Legato Playing /  Scales / Ornaments / Advanced Studies / Tonguing / Phrasing: 150 Classic and Popular Melodies / 68 Duets for Two Cornets / 14 Characteristic Studies / Celebrated Fantasies and Airs Varies

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below.

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list!
Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #281

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 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
Dance Bands on 1944-1950 Radio
Small Town Boogie
Barbara James (voc) Albert Fisher Orchestra
Aircheck
Sydney
1944
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + Let’s Do It Again
Frankie Carle Orchestra (voc) Band
’Your Saturday Dance Date’
Marine Dining Room
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
12 Aug 1950
On The Beach At Waikiki + Aloha Oe
Harry Owens Orchestra (voc) Prince Kawuhi and Chorus
’Sweet Leihani’
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
KPO NBC San Francisco
1940s
Set 2
Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
Theme + Just A Prayer Away
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams
’Sunday Serenade’
WJZ Blue Network NYC
15 Apr 1945
It’s A Great Feeling
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Kaydettes and Kaye Choir
’Sammy Kaye’s Showroom’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1949
How Deep Is The Ocean? + I’m In The Mood For Love + Avalon + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Hotel Astor Roof
AFRS re-broadcast
27 Aug 1945
Set 3
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street 1941
Open + Ballin’ The Jack
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Aug 1941
Peter and the Wolf
Paul Laval Woodwinds
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Jun 1941
Gone With What Wind + Close
Paul Laval Woodwinds
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
4 Aug 1941
Set 4
Swing Bands on 1943-46 Radio
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Leo Reisman Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
National Press Club
Washington DC
Blue Network
23 Jun 1943
Open + Look For The Silver Lining
Andy Russell (voc) Toots Cammerata Orchestra
’Double Feature’
AFRS Re-broadcast
2 Oct 1944
Tuesday at Ten + Close
Ray McKinley Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Century Room
Commodore Hotel
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 5
Louis Armstrong
Theme + If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS
New York City
Mar 1943
Super Tiger Rag
Louis Armstrong and French Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
1934
Lazy River
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
’Spotlight Bands’
Dallas TX
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
Royal Garden Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
’Damon Runyon Memorial Jazz Concert’
Blue Note
ABC Chicago
11 Dec 1948
Set 6
Harry James on 1953-54 Radio
Stomp and Whistle
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy Rich
Aircheck
Superior WI
29 May 1954
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel Astor Roof NYC
25 May 1953
Open + Stealin’ Apples
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Aragon Ballroom
Chicago
18 Jun 1954
Back Beat Boogie
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
Aragon Ballroom
Chicago
20 Jun 1954
Set 7
Erskine Hawkins
What Do You Know About Love?
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) Ida James
Comm Rec
New York City
20 Oct 1938
Open + Eelibuj Boogie
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WOR MBS NY
3 May 1938
Holiday For Strings + Trinidad
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
New York City
1 May 1946
Set 8
Dizzy Gillespie
Intro + Blue ’n’ Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
’Symphony Sid Show’
Bordland
WJZ NYC
31 Mar 1951
Minor Walk
Dizzy Gillespie with Tony Proteau Orchestra
Rex Theatre
RTF Paris
Feb 1953
Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
Ool-Ya-Koo
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Winter Palace
Radio Sweden
Stockholm
2 Feb 1948

Fats Waller’s Classical Background – 19 September Phantom Dancer Radio Show Play List


If the 19 September Phantom Dancer radio show is anything to go by, the 26 September non-stop mix of swing and dance from live 1920s – 1960s radio and TV is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll hear Fats Waller, Benny Goodman and news on the European Crisis over WABC NY in 1938 which we didn’t get to hear on last week’s show. We ran out of time with so much good music.

There’s also a set of women bop singers including Sarah Vaughan and Jackie Kane, and tune in for Part 4 in the Harry James aircheck series 1948-51.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV is presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney. I’ve been bringing you The Phantom Dancer since 1985.

You can now hear it live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://www.2ser.com/phantomdancer.

See the full play list below.

FATS WALLER

Fats Waller was a composer, pianist and entertainer. He wrote such jazz standards as Keeping Out of Mischief Now, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Honeysuckle Rose. You’ll hear him play his popular tune, The Joint is Jumpin’, on today’s Phantom Dancer on a live WABC NYC broadcast from 1938.

What’s little known about Fats Waller is the classic background that informed his unique jazz stride piano style.

Waller’s grandfather was an accomplished violinist. His mother, Adeline, was a church organist. She taught him to play organ, gave him his first lessons in classical music, and hired a tutor for him. His church musical director introduced him to the works of J.S. Bach.

1920s stride piano stars James P. Johnson and Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith later mentored Fats, teaching him stride piano style and introducing him to the works of impressionistic composers of the nineteenth century.

Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #280

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 September 2017
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
Tunes on 1936 Radio
On The Beach At Bali Bali
Teddy Stauffer and his Original Teddies
Comm Rec
Berlin
19 Sep 1936
The Way You Look Tonight
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Freddy Rich
’Your Hit Parade’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
21 Oct 1936
Fix It Easy + Ro-Ro-Rolling Along (theme)
Bob Crosby’s Bobcats (theme voc: The Freshmen)
’Ford V8 Revue’
Radio Transcription
NBC NYC
1936
Set 2
1947 Swing Radio
Spring Isn’t Everything
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Stuart Foster
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
1947
Naughty Angeline
Nat King Cole Trio (voc) Nat King Cole
’King Cole Trio Time’
KFI NBC Hollywood
5 Jul 1947
Come To The Mardi Gras + Close
Ray Eberle Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
9 Sep 1952
Set 3
1950s Big Bands
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Little Pony
Count Basie Orchestra
’Stars in Jazz’
WNBC NBC NY
31 Jul 1952
I’ll Take Romance
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) June Christy
’The Charlie Barnet Show’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
20 Jan 1957
Limelight + Close
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert in Miniature’
WBOW NBC Terre Haute IN
16 Jun 1953
Set 4
Swing Bands on 1945 Radio
Theme + No Can Do
Chuck Foster Orchestra (voc) Judy Tremain
’One Night Stand’
Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Sep 1945
Caldonia (theme) + You Was Right, Baby
Louis Jordan Tympani 5 (voc) LJ
Zanzibar Cafe
WOR Mutual NYC
15 Oct 1945
Taco Tico + Close
Clyde Lucas Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
12 Jan 1945
Set 5
Women Bop Singers
What More Can A Woman Do?
Dizzy Gillespie Septet (voc) Sarah Vaughan
Comm Rec
New York City
25 May 1945
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Jackie Kain and Roy Kral (voc) Charlie Ventura Group
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1948
The Man I Love
Benny Goodman Sextet (voc) Patti Page
’One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
3 Jun 1948
I’m Glad There’s You
Jackie Kain (voc) Charlie Ventura Group
’Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1948
Set 6
Harry James on 1948-51 Radio
Open + How High The Moon
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
1948
Ciribiribin (theme) + Don’t Be That Way
Harry James Jazz Octet
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWJ CBS New Orleans
1950
Open + New York Blues
Harry James Orchestra
Aircheck
1949
Two O’Clock Jump
Harry James Jazz Octet
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWJ CBS New Orleans
1950
Set 7
1930s Radio Dance Bands
You Stayed Away To Long
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Moonshine Over Kentucky + Heigh Ho
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WOR MBS NY
3 May 1938
St Louis Blues
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (tb) Jack Teagarden
’Paul Whiteman’s Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
New York City
16 Feb 1936
My Melancholy Baby + The White Star of Sigma Nu
Joe Haymes Orchestra
Grill Room
Hotel McAlfin
WABC CBS NYC
29 Jan 1935
Set 8
1938 Radio, WABC New York
The Joint is Jumping / Summertime / Stomping At The Savoy
Fats Waller
’This is New York’
WABC CBS NY
11 Dec 1938
CBS News
WABC CBS NY
25 Sep 1938
Love Me Or Leave Me
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
23 Aug 1938

24 January Phantom Dancer – Starman Film ‘Atomic Rulers Of The World’


Here’s your Phantom Dancer two hour non-stop mix playlist for 24 January and Video of the Week.

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.

HEAR today’s show HERE at radio 2ser.com

In the mix this week: 1930s radio including two songs by Johnny Green, the composer of Body and Soul. These are ‘Rockin’ The Town’ (1937) and ‘There’s A Ring Around The Moon’ (1933): Louis Armstrong on Armed Forces Radio 1943 – 1945 and his former wife Lil plays piano on a 1961 TV show plus two sets of live jazz from the 1960s by Oscar Peterson, Gene Krupa, Duke Ellington and more.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a Japanese STARMAN film, Atomic Rulers Of The World. These used to be shown on local TV on Saturday afternoons.

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 #249

107.3 2SER Tuesday 24 January2017
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
1948 Radio When Orwell Wrote 1984
Good Evening (theme) + April Showers
Del Courtney Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
7 Jan 1948
Open + Holy Smoke
Jimmy Zito Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1 Mar 1948
Northwest Passage + Apple Honey
Woody Herman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Hollywood
8 Feb 1948
Set 2
Swing on 1960s Radio
Wheatland
Oscar Peterson Trio
Montreal Jazz Festival
CBC Montreal
1968
Get Out Of Town
Patty McGovern (voc)
‘Jazz International’
AFRTS Hollywood
16 Ju 1960
Hava Nagilah
Henry Red Allen
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
AFRTS Re-broadcast
30 Mar 1962
Set 3
Songs From 1930s Radio
Rhythm and Romance (Chick Webb Orchestra) + The Lamp Is Low
Frankie Masters Orchestra (as Freddie Monroe with Marian Forbes (voc))
‘Rhythm and Romance’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Rocking The Town
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Time’
KNX CBS LA
25 Dec 1938
There’s A Ring Around The Moon + Ad
Johnny Green Orchestra
‘Oldsmobile Program’
WABC CBS NY
5 Mar 1934
Set 4
Louis Armstrong on AFRS 1943-45
Open + Coquette
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
Peanut Vendor
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
24 May 1943
What’s Your Hurry?
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Aug 1945
Set 5
1930-1932 Radio Dance Bands
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
Hit Of the Week Orchestra (tp: Bob Effros) (Voc) Dick Robertson
Comm Rec
New York City
Aug 1930
Down Among The Sleepy Pines
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Jean Shark and The Three Ambassadors
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
Hollywood
1932
Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Dave Marshall and Loyce Whiteman
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
Hollywood
1932
Fine and Dandy
Anson Weeks Orchestra (voc) The Rhythmsters
Radio Transcription
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
San Francisco
1932
Set 6
Back To The Sixties
Original Boogie
Lil Armstrong (piano)
‘Chicago and All That Jazz!’
TV Show
New York City
31 Oct 1961
Danke Schoen
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier<
Atlantic City NJ
AFRTS
Jul 1964
Undecided (theme) + Pennies From Heaven
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Dark Eyes
Gene Krupa Quartet
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Metropole Cafe
WNBC NBC New York City
31 Dec 1965
Set 7
Mid 1930s Radio Swing Bands
Sweet Sue
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Christopher Columbus
Isham Jones Orchestra
WOR Mutual NY
13 Mar 1936
Midnight (theme) + On The Good Ship Lollipop
Joe Haymes Orchestra (voc) Cliff Weston
Grill Room
Hotel McAlpin
WABC CBS NY
29 Jan 1935
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘The Magic Key of RCA’
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
29 Dec 1935
Set 8
Lester Young on The Air
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
Lester Young
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
1956
Lullaby of Birdland + Up’n’Adam
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Be Bop Boogie
Lester Young Sextet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Dec 1948

13 December Phantom Dancer – Christmas in Australia 1958


Here is your Phantom Dancer play list for Tuesday 13 December 2016 on 107.3 2SER Sydney 12noon – 2pm, online and archived for your listening and dancing pleasure after the Tuesday broadcast at http://www.2ser.com

On this week’s 2 hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s – 1960s radio you’ll hear some real radio rarities – George Gershwin, The 3 T’s (Jack and Charlie Teagarden and Frank Trambauer) and The Three Potato Bugs ocarina trio.

Plus there’re a few commercial sides including a 1930s side by Australian swing maestri Frank Coughlan and George Trevare, and a 1940s record by Mandopop singer Yao Lee whose song Rose, Rose I Love You is the only Chinese Pop Song ever to get into the top 3 in the US Charts. It was covered by Frankie Laine in 1951. Petula Clark did a cover of the 1940 song in the UK.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a 1958 film about Christmas in Australia. Enjoy…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #244

107.3 2SER Tuesday 13 December 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
Repeat Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm

Set 1
The Object Of My Affection
Boswell Sisters
Comm Rec
New York
10 Dec 1934
Rose, Rose I Love You
Yao Lee
Comm Rec
Shanghai
1940
Hut Sut Song
The Three Potato Bugs
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue
11 Aug 1941
Set 2
Medley: I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do + Easy Street + You Oughta Be In Pictures + Close
Tommy Carlin Orchestra
Bill Green’s Casino
NBC Pittsburgh
1945
Vagabond Dreams
Frank Geoghan Orchestra
Terrace Room
Hotel Statler
WHK Mutual Cleveland
5 April 1940
I’m Grateful To You + Cross Patch + Without A Shadow Of A Doubt + Shoeshine Boy
Clint Noble Orchestra (voc) unidentified male vocalist and Judy Land
Sustaining Program
NBC
1936
Set 3
Sobbin’ Blues
Frank Coughlan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Sydney
25 May 1937
Dipsy Doodle (open) + Heart and Soul
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
Streets of Paris
International Casino
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Nov 1938
Love Is Sweeping The Country + Wintergreen For President
George Gershwin with Orchestra
‘Music By Gershwin’
KFI NBC Gold LA
1933
Set 4
Open + Who’s Sorry Now?
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Cafe Statler
AFRS Re-broadcast
11 Jan 1952
Bing Steals Bob’s Opening Monologue
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
El Greco
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
1949
Set 5
Curl The Mo, Uncle Joe
George Trevare Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Jump Woogie
Tony Pastor Orchestra
Aircheck
New York
Apr 1944
Ad + Beulah’s Boogie
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
Casa Manana
Culver City
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
Blues In The Night + Honeysuckle Rose
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy Moreno
Blue Room
Roosevelt Hotel
WWL CBS New Orleans
1951
Set 6
Honeysuckle Rose
Coleman Hawkins All-Star Jam Band
Comm Rec
Paris
28 Apr 1937
Hold Tight
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
Earle Theatre
Phildelphia
14 Feb 1939
What Goes Here In My Heart
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
KYW NBC Red
Philadelphia
17 Oct 1938
Medley: You Took Advantage Of Me + Tea For Two + Lady Be Good
The 3 T’s (Jack and Charlie Teagarden and Frank Trambauer)
Hickory House
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Dec 1936
Set 7
It Had To Be You
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobby Ennis
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1939
Snootie Little Cutie
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers (incl Jo Stafford)
‘Tommy Dorsey Show’
Capitol Theatre
Washington DC
Aircheck
18 Aug 1942
My Baby Said Yes
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Daye
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Feb 1945
In A Mizz + Rose of the Rio Grande
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Red Boston
26 Jul 1939
Set 8
Slow Boat To China
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
26 Feb 1949
Blue and Boogie (theme) + Together
Billy Eckstine Orchestra (voc) BE
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
T’Ain’t What You Think
Les Brown Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Miami Fl
Blue Network
10 Aug 1943
Set 9
Today I Feel So Happy
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
7 Sep 1931
Es Leigt in der Luft
Marlene Dietrich, Margo Lion, Oskar Karlweis and more with Mischa Spolianski Revue-Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
May 1928

5 July Phantom Dancer – Bobby Troup, Tony Leonetti But No ‘My City Of Sydney’


On this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, swing and jazz from live 1920s – 60s radio includes performances by Frank Sinatra, Chico Hamilton, Count Basie, Jelly Roll Morton, Jan Savitt, Howard McGee, Bobby Troup and Tony Leonetti not singing ‘My City of Sydney’. (He’s in the video of the week from 1958.)

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.

There’s a set of Shuffle Rhythm bands from 1930s-40s radio, modern jazz from 1950-60 radio and a broadcast of song with full orchestra from a plane flying 24,000 feet above New York City in 1946.

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) and repeated 5 – 6pm Sundays, http://www.2ser.com

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

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week:

Since on today’s Phantom Dancer, Bobby Troup sings his self-penned hit ‘Route 66’, your Vid of the Week has the singer of another Bobby Troup song, the locally famous, ‘My City of Sydney’. That singer is Tony Leonetti. And he’s on the TV version of the radio show that opens today’s Phantom Dancer, ‘Your Hit Parade’. Tony Leonetti sings the Everly Brothers’ ‘All I Do is Dream (Dream, Dream, Dream)’. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #221

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 July 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 30 other stations.

Set 1
Your Hit Parade
Open + Stop Beating Around The Mulberry Bush
Al Goodman Orchestra (voc) The Hit Paraders
‘Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS NY
22 Oct 1938
So In Love
Frank Sinatra (voc) Axel Stordahl Orchestra
‘Your Hit Parade’
KFI NBC Hollywood
20 Apr 1949
Moonlight Becomes You + Love Me Or Leave Me
Mark Warnow Orchestra (voc) Barry Wood
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-broadcast
23 Jan 1943
Set 2
Jazz Moderne from live 1952 – 1960 Radio
Open + Route 66
Bobby Troup (voc) Trio
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Cameo
WRCA NBC NY
1956
Without A Song
Wild Bill Davis Trio
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Sleep + Close
Chico Hamilton Quintet
‘Jazz International’
AFRTS Hollywood
16 Jan 1960
Set 3
The Supper Club broadcasting from a Plane over New York
All Through The Day
Art van Damme Quintet
‘The Supper Club’
TWA Constellation 24,000′ over New York City
NBC/AFRS
4 Apr 1946
Blue Skies + Got Me A Seat Upon The California Sunbeam + Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief + Temptation
Perry Como and the Satisfiers (voc) Ray Bloch Orchestra
‘The Supper Club’
TWA Constellation 24,000′ over New York City
NBC/AFRS
4 Apr 1946
Sweet Georgia Brown + I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Art van Damme Quintet
‘The Supper Club’
TWA Constellation 24,000′ over New York City
NBC/AFRS
4 Apr 1946
Set 4
1930s Swing on the Radio
Bumpy Weather Over Newark
Raymond Scott Quintette
Comm Rec
New York
Apr 1939
There’s a Lull in My Life
Benny Goodman Trio
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
from Pittsburgh
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Stay in My Arms, Cinderella
Bob Chester Orchestra (voc) Stu Bradon
Mayfair Restaurant
Hotel van Cleve
Dayton OH
21 May 1956
Set 5
Swinging 1944 Radio
Blue Lou
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
21 Apr 1944
Hawaiian War Chant
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KFI NBC LA
Oct 1944
Oh So Good
Glenn Miller Orchestra
ABSIE (American Broadcasting Station in Europe)
London
12 Oct 1944
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC Red NY
11 Sep 1944
Set 6
Shuffle Rhythm Live on 1935-45 Radio
Futuristic Shuffle
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Radio Transcripotion
New York
22 Jul 1938
Instrumental
Henry Busse Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
CBS San Francisco
28 Dec 1944
Quaker City Jazz
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Arcadia Restaurant
KYW NBC Red Philadelphia
2 Dec 1938
Sidewalks of Cuba + When Day Is Done (theme)
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Chicago
1935
Set 7
The Dixie Revival on the Air
Winnin’ Boy
Jelly Roll Morton
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1940
Big Butter and Egg Man
Miff Mole and his Nixieland Six
Aircheck
30 Oct 1944
Yesterdays
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
Town Hall NY
WJZ Blue Network
21 Oct 1944
Ride Red Ride + Close
Red Allen Dixielanders
‘Doctor Jazz’
WMGM NY
1950
Set 8
Progressive Jazz Live on the Air, Daddy-o!
Perfume Counter
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Dec 1953
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (theme) Perdido
Howard McGee
Birdland
WMCA NY
Sep 1951
Little Girl Blue
Stan Getz Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Smoke Signals + The Gentle Art of Love
Oscar Pettiford Band
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
26 May 1957

12 April Phantom Dancer Radio Swing – 1951 TV Stand-Up By Myron Cohen


The 12 April Phantom Dancer is, like every Tuesday and online, your non-stop mix with Greg Poppleton on 107.3 2SER of swing and jazz from live 1930s – 1950s radio and TV.

We kick off with a set of Big Band Latin on 1950s radio, and there’s a set of swing bands just from 1940s radio.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

LISTEN NOW ONLINE

The Phantom Dancer is also conveniently live-streamed as the show goes to air on Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (1 – 3am GMT), http://www.2ser.com.

After the Tuesday broadcast, you can then hear the show, and past Phantom Dancers archived, at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer as well. Scroll down for the show you want to hear.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is stand-up comedian Myron Cohen on 1951 TV. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #209

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 April 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 30 other stations.

Set 1
1950s Big Band Radio Latin
Blue Tango
Ray Anthony Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1954
Cha Cha
Vincent Lopez Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NY
AFRTS
1959
Tequila
Ted Heath Orchestra (voc) Duncan Campbell
‘International Bandstand’
BBC London / NBC NY
2 Mar 1959
Set 2
The Heirs To The Glenn Miller Sound Live on Radio
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + Sun Valley Jump
Tex Beneke with the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
11 Sep 1946
Love is Wonderful
Ray McKinley Orchestra (voc) Teddy Norman
‘One Night Stand’
Century Room
Hotel Commodore NY
AFRS
1946
It Took Ten Days Blues + 7:42 + Close
Jerry Gray and his Band of Today
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRTS
30 Oct 1959
Set 3
Women Singers on 1930-33 Radio
Sweet and Lovely (theme) + Any Corner is a Cosy Corner
Loyce Whiteman (voc) Gus Arnheim Orchestra
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1932
Lucky Me Loveable You
The Boswell Sisters
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1930
Won’t You Stay To Tea
Ethel Chappet (voc) George Olsen’s Music
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1932
Set 4
Jubilee Radio Show
Taking a Chance on Love
Ethel Waters
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
Comedy
Nicodemus
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
17 Jul 1945
What’s You Hurry? + Blue ‘n’ Boogie (close)
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Aug 1945
Set 5
1930s Sweet Bands on Radio
Ride Tenderfoot Ride
Dick Jurgens Orchestra (voc) Eddy Howard
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1938
Sweet Is The Word For You
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
1937
Way Back In 1939 AD
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
I Love To Dance With You
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (voc) Carmen Lombardo and Chorus
‘Esso Boulevarde’
WABC CBS NY
7 Oct 1935
Set 6
Jazz Blues on 1940s Radio and TV
Blues + Riverboat Shuffle
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WNBT NBC TV NY
9 Jul 1949
Diminuendo in Blue + Rocks in my Bed + Crescendo in Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC
Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945
Set 7
Swing Bands Broadcasting in 1940
I’m Nobody’s Baby
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Connie Haines
Aircheck
New York
10 Apr 1940
Reminiscing Time
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
29 Apr 1940
Lila Lou
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Frenesi
Jack Teagarden Orchestra
Arcadia Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
11 Dec 1940
Set 8
Modern Jazz on 1950s-60s Radio
Undecided (theme) + St Louis Blues
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Theme + Sweet Georgia Brown
Roy Eldridge Quintet
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
Mar 1957
In Your Own Sweet Way + Trolley Song
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956