25 October Phantom Dancer – Don Redman 1920s Swing Pioneer


Thank you to everyone who supported 2SER and The Phantom Dancer during this October’s Subscriber Drive.

I’m looking forward to presenting another year of Phantom Dancer shows for you. The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV broadcasts.

In December, The Phantom Dancer will have been on air in various forms for 32 years.

Hear The Phantom Dancer live on 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday after the midday news and online at radio 2ser.com

See today’s play list below. It includes a 1956 ‘Rock’n’Roll Party’ WCBS NYC aircheck from 1956 of the swinging Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams and Big Al Sears. There’s also a RARE Don Redman aircheck from the same radio station when it was known as WABC and from 1933.

PROGRAM NOTES – DON REDMAN 1920s SWING PIONEER

My favourite 1930s singer and composer of witty songs, Don Redman talked-sung his way through many of his own compositions exceptional charisma.

Songs written by Don Redman include the jazz standard, Cherry, I Heard, Try Getting a Good Night’s Sleep,
Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You and today’s Phantom Dancer rarity, Watching the Knife and Fork Spoon.

It’s a rarity because extant Don Redman radio broadcasts are rare. In fact, I heard they were long lost. But the 1933 Don Redman radio broadcast on today’s Phantom Dancer sound like it comes from a home recording with all the crackle, surface noice and static. But though all the noise, the classic Redman charm shines through.

Don Redman had musical parents. He started learning trumpet at 3, joined his first band at 6, and could play all wind instruments by 12. He polished his musical knowledge at a conservatory, then began work as a professional jazz musician in New York City in the early 1920s.

In 1923 he joined the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra playing reeds and arrangements. His arrangements contributed hugely to the development of what become Swing. In 1927 he was invited to join McKinney’s Cotton Pickers as their musical director and leader and made it a huge success.

Don Redman then formed his own band in 1931, signed to Brunswick Records and also did a series of those now rare radio broadcasts, part of one of which we’ll hear today.

You can hear Don Redman online in the Betty Boop cartoon ‘I Heard’ for which he wrote the music and this Vitaphone musical short which has been a Phantom Dancer Video of the Week.

In 1940 he turned to freelance arranging, writing hits for Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie and Harry James.

Don Redman is was the great-uncle of saxophonist Joshua Redman.

Now as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, here is the much faster tempo commercial recording made by Don Redman in 1933 of his song, Watching the Knife and Fork Spoon. You can hear the live 1933 radio version on today’s Phantom Dancer. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #284

107.3 2SER Tuesday 25 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 1941-45 Radio
Come Out Where Ever You Are
Harry James Music Makers (voc) Buddy DiVito
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KFI NBC LA
1944
Paxtonia
George Paxton Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
New York City
AFRS re-broadcast
19 Jul 1945
War Dance For Wooden Indians + Pretty Little Petticoat (theme)
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Bermuda Room
Hotel Brunswick
WBZ NBC Boston
6 Dec 1941
Set 2
Club Hangover on 1954 Radio
Relaxing at the Touro (theme) + That Dada Strain
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
27 Nov 1954
Stomp, Mr Henry Lee!
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
17 Apr 1954
One O’Clock Jump + Deep Forest (theme)
Earl Hines
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
30 Jan 1954
Set 3
1956 Rock’n’Roll Radio
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Perdido + Low Light + Beaver junction
Count Basie Orchestra
’Alan Freed Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
2 Jun 1956
Give Me Someone To Love
Joe Williams
’Alan Freed Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
2 Jun 1956
Right Now + Teeners’ Canteen
Big Al Sears
’Alan Freed Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
2 Jun 1956
Set 4
Early Swing 1933-36 Radio
Theme + Watching The Knife and Fork Spoon
Don Redman Orchestra (voc) Don Redman
Casino de Paree
WABC CBS NY
22 Dec 1933
I Got Rhythm
Benny Goodman Orchestra
’Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 May 1935
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Feb 1936
Set 5
1930s-1940s Australian Dance Bands
Fair and Warmer
Jim Davidson New Palais Dance Orchestra (voc) Austral Singers
Comm Rec
Sydney
7 Sep 1934
Jungle Jive
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Elsie Wardrope
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943
Hang Your Heart On A Hickory Limb
Jim Davidson ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jul 1939
Shoo Shoo Baby
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Set 6
Women Singers with 1950s Big Bands
Theme + Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Patty Ryan
’One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
19 Jun 1955
Till I Waltz Again With You
Harry James Orchestra (voc) April Ames
Hotel Astor Roof
WOR Mutual NY
25 May 1953
Too Young To Go Steady
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Dolly Houston
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WRCA NBC NY
May 1956
Indian summer
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Norma Oldham
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WNBC NBC NY
6 Jun 1951
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
Joe Marsala Orchestra (harp) Adele Girard
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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Sarah Vaughan Was Not A Jazz Singer – 10 Oct Subscriber Drive Phantom Dancer


The Tuesday October 10 and 18 Phantom Dancers will be part of the annual 2SER Subscriber Drive.

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.

And for both Subscriber Drive Phantom Dancer shows, you’ll hear some of the greats of jazz, including Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong and Harry James, from live 1920s-60s radio, broadcasting money songs and songs to inspire you to support the Phantom Dancer with your $$$$.

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.

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 and give what you can.

PROGRAM NOTE: SARAH VAUGHAN

Over the last two weeks I’ve described some of the ‘classical’ background of Fats Waller and Harry James.

This week I’m playing a song from a 1953 NBC broadcast by Sarah Vaughan, an extraordinary singer who had NO classical background, but a singer with a vocal instrument acclaimed as being suited for opera, though she chose not to train in that genre.

Vaughan’s New York Times obituary stated, “[Sarah was a] singer who brought an operatic splendour to her performances of popular standards and jazz.”

Her voice which remained resonant and supple throughout her illustrious career, spanned soprano to female baritone with no difficult intervals. Musicologist Henry Pleasants noted that Vaughan ranged from a soprano high C down to contralto low D.

She used a hand held microphone to add ternary dynamics to her voice.

As to being a jazz singer?

Sarah avoided classifying herself as one. In a 1982 interview for Down Beat she said,
“I don’t know why people call me a jazz singer, though I guess people associate me with jazz because I was raised in it, from way back. I’m not putting jazz down, but I’m not a jazz singer…I’ve recorded all kinds of music, but (to them) I’m either a jazz singer or a blues singer. I can’t sing a blues – just a right-out blues – but I can put the blues in whatever I sing.”

Here’s Sarah singing rock/doo-wop/cha-cha in 1959 and having a laugh during the song. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #282

107.3 2SER Tuesday 10 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
Jazz Women on Radio support 2SER
Open + I Get A Kick Out Of You
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
29 Mar 1953
Cry Me A River
Julie London
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cameo
WRCA NBC NYC
1956
Thank You
Frances Faye
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cameo
WRCA NBC NYC
5 Mar 1956
Set 2
Loosen the Purse Strings with 1940s Swing
Theme + Always
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Buddy Moreno and Band
’March of Dimes’
Radio Transcription
1944
Got a Penny, Jenny?
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) June Christy
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
Dec 1945
Give Me Twenty Nickels For a Dollar
Nat King Cole
’King Cole Trio Time’
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Mar 1947
Set 3
1930s Dance Bands Donation Jamboree
Jamboree
Frank Coughlan Orchestra (voc) FC
’Featuradio radio Transcription’
Sydney
Jul 1937
The Coat and The Pants Do All of the Work
Bob Dyer
Comm Rec
Sydney
5 Sep 1940
I’m Shooting High
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red
Chicago
20 Jan 1936
Set 4
Swing Bands on 1943-46 Radio
Singin’ In The Rain
Cliff Edwards (uke and voc)
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
28 May 1929
Let a Little Pleasure Interfere With Business
Philco Orchestra (tp) Bob Effros
’Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1930
That’s A’Plenty + Say It With Music (theme)
Red Nichols Orchestra
’Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
27 Aug 1929
Set 5
Money Songs on 1940s Swing Radio
Get Some Cash For Your Trash
Fats Waller
Broadcast
Garrick Stare Var Theatre
Chicago
2 Feb 1942
Million Dollar Smile
Dinah Washington (voc) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS
Hollywood
16 Oct 1944
This Is Worth Fighting For
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Saunders
’Treasury War Bond Show’
Radio Transcription
Mar 1942
Three Cent Stomp
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’Jubilee’
AFRS
Hollywood
Feb 1949
Set 6
1930s Dance Bands Want You To Subscribe
You’re The Top
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
Radio Transcription
New York
14 Dec 1934
The Gold Diggers Song
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
28 Jul 1933
You’ve Stayed Away Too Long
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York
1935
The Moon Is A Silver Dollar
Gray Gordon Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
New York
1939
Set 7
Glenn Miller Says, “It’s Great to Donate”
Outside Of That I Love You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton and Tex Beneke
‘Chesterfield Show’
Masonic Auditorium
CBS Detroit
26 Jun 1940
Sold American
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
8 Mar 1939
Open + Flying Home
Glenn Miller Orchestra
’I Sustain the Wings War Bond Rally’
Chicago Theatre
WBBM CBS Chicago
10 Jun 1944
The Moon Is A Silver Dollar
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Apr 1939
Set 8
Bop and Post Bop Appeals For Your Dough Off 1945-64 Radio
I Want Every Bit Of It
Ruuberlegs Williams (voc) Clyde Hart’s All-Stars including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
Comm Rec
New York
Jan 1945
A Gem From Tiffany
Shelly Manne Quintet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
1956
To Each His Own
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Aug 1956
More
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1964

Greg Poppleton 1920s-30s Show, Corrimal Hotel 7 October – Illawarra Jazz Club


Every Saturday, the Illawarra Jazz Club in Wollongong, hosts a jazz band at the Corrimal Hotel on the Princes Highway in Corrimal.

Sometimes the bands are small groups, other times they are big bands. Many local bands and singers are featured.

Greg Poppleton and band were invited to play on Saturday 7 October.

The brief was to use as many outstanding young players as possible in a 1920s – 30s quartet who could play in the style.

So the band featured Damon Poppleton (14) on alto sax, Michael Brady (22) on guitarlele and banjo, Jim Elliott bass sax, Adam Barnard on snare, bells, splash cymbal and washboard, and myself singing the songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era.

What a fun afternoon. It was full house from 3:30 till the show’s end at 6:30pm. And the Jazz Club told me it was the largest turnout in some months.

As always, I snapped some photos for you. Enjoy!

We’ll be back in Wollongong at the Builders’ Club, 61 Church St Wollongong, 2:30-5:30pm Sunday 22 October. Free! We hope you can drop by!

Have us at your place! Visit the band website www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

Adam Barnard on washboard
Adam Barnard on washboard
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Damon Poppleton, alto sax
Dancing to Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing
Dancing to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Michael Brady on the guitarlele doubling banjo
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s-1930s singer
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
The Greg Poppleton band at Corrimal Hotel
Jim Elliott, bass sax
Jim Elliott, bass sax

Have us at your place! For bookings, visit the band website, www.gregpoppletonmusic.com.

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

Phantom Dancer 12 September – Final Episode ‘Radar Men From The Moon’


If the 5 September show is anything to go by, the 12 September Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

This week you’ll hear a ‘Night in Tunisia’ set, a set of live Latin rhythms by Prado Perez, Xavier Cugat and Enric Madreguera and Freddie Rich from 1932 radio with a band including Bob Effros, Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein, the Dorsey Brothers, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang.

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.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 11, the climactic end, of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
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 #279

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 September 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 with Trumpet Band Leaders on One Night Stand, 1943-45
Theme + Blue Skies
Lee Castle Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Ice Terrace Room
Newark, New Jersey
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Aug 1944
Theme + Sunday
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
Oct 1943
Disorder At The Border + Theme + Memories of You + Begin The Beguine
Sonny Durham Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Ice Terrace Room
Hotel New Yorker NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
16 Jul 1945
Set 2
Latin Jazz on Live 1945 – 55 Radio
Theme + Oya Negra
Enric Madreguera and his Music of the Americas (voc) Eddy Gomez
’One Night Stand’
Copacabana NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Jul 1945
Theme + Siboney
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Ramona Room
Hotel Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets + Close
Prado Perez
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Set 3
Stan Kenton 1950s Radio
Young Blood
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert in Miniature’
NBC Fort Sheridan Ill.
30 Sep 1952
Too Marvellous
Stan Kenton Quintet
’Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
Washington DC
1952
Francesca + Artistry in Rhythm (theme)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
’Concert in Miniature’
Hampton Beach Casino
New Hampshire
WBZ NBC Boston
21 Jul 1953
Set 4
Count Basie 1954-56
Ingin’ The Ooh
Count Basie Nonet
Comm Rec
Boston
7 Sep 1954
You For Me
Count Basie Orchestra
Red Hill Inn
Pennsauken NY
WCBS CBS NY
1 Dec 1956
Bubbles
Count Basie Orchestra
’Treasury Bandstand’
American Legion Park
WLAN ABC Lancaster PA
2 Sep 1954
Set 5
Freddie Rich 1932
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Copenhagen
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Bend Down Sister
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Japanese Sandman
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
You Try Somebody Else + Close
Freddie Rich and the Friendly Five Orchestra
’Friendly Five Footnotes’
CBS Radio Transcription
New York City
1932
Set 6
Harry James 1942-46
Ciribiribin (Theme) + You’re In Love With Someone Else
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Roof Garden
Hotel Astor
WABC CBS NY
28 Aug 1942
Open + Joe Blow
Harry James Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS Los Angeles
1943
Theme + Save The American Way
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
’Treasury War Bond Show’
Radio Transcription NYC
Mar 1942
All Of Me
Harry James Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City CA
AFRS Re-broadcast
10 Feb 1946
Set 7
Nawlins Jazz On The Air
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Theme) + Sensation Rag
Muggsy Spanier and group
’This Is Jazz’
WOR MBS NY
22 Mar 1947
Eh Las Bas
Papa Celestin and his New Orleans Jazz Band (voc) Papa Celestin
’Dixieland Jamboree’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
1950
Jazz Me Blues
Bob Crosby Bobcats
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Chicago
29 Apr 1940
Maryland, My Maryland
George Lewis and his New Orleans Ragtime Jazz Band
’Dixieland Jamboree’
WDSU ABC New Orleans
29 Apr 1951
Set 8
A Night In Tunisia
A Night In Tunisia
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
A Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker – Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
’Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ NYC
31 Mar 1945

29 August Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio – Ep 9 Radar Men From The Moon


If the 22 August show is anything to go by, the 29 August Phantom Dancer is going to be the best show ever.

Your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV has been presented by myself, Greg Poppleton, over radio station 107.3 2SER Sydney, since 1985.

You can now hear The Phantom Dancer live-streamed and online on Radio 2SER’s website: http://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/.

See the full play list below.

This week hear Charlie Parker and Strings, Glenn Miller from the Meadowbrook Ballroom NJ in 1939 and the dixie trombone of Miff Mole on 1944 radio.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is episode 9 of the 1952 Republic serial, Radar Men From The Moon.
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 #277

107.3 2SER Tuesday 29 August 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
Sweet Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Kentucky
Gay Claridge Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
Theme + Some Day I’ll Meet You Again
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Billy Williams
’One Night Stand’
Astor Roof
Hotel Astor NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Aug 1944
Saturday Night Is The Lonliest Night of the Week + Sweet Dreams + Theme (Peer Gynt)
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) The Martin Men
’One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1944
Set 2
Swing Bands on 1938 Radio
Theme + Stop Beating Around The Mulberry Bush
Al Goodman Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain and The Hit Paraders
’Your Hit Parade’
WABC CBS NY
22 Oct 1938
Dipsy Doodle Theme + The One Rose
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Bea Wain
’RCA Victor Campus Club’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC RED NY
2 Jul 1938
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1938
Set 3
Django Reinhardt
Bei Dir war es immer so schoen
Django Reinhardt (g) Fud Candrix Orchestra
Comm Rec
Brussels
16 Apr 1942
Limehouse Blues
Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France
’Saturday Night Swing Club’
Bricktop Cabaret
Montmatre, Paris
Via shortwave to WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Moten Swing + Close
Django Reinhardt and the ATC Orchestra
’AFN Bandstand’
AFN Paris
26 Oct 1945
Set 4
Paul Whiteman in the 1930s
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
26 Jun 1936
Don’t Count Your Kisses
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Little Durelle
’Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue
New York City
2 Feb 1936
Comes Love
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
’Chesterfield Show’
Schroeder Hotel
Milwaukee Wis CBS
New York City
9 Aug 1939
Set 5
Jimmy Dorsey
Just For a Thrill
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Dixieland Detour
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Oct 1939
Contrasts (theme) + Just You Just Me
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
8 Feb 1943
I Should Care + Jumping Jehosephat (close)
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Teddy Walters
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
11 Feb 1945
Set 6
Miff Mole on 1944 Radio
Big Butter and Egg Man
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Rosetta/Memphis Blues/There’ll Be Changes Made/I Would Do Anything For You
Miff Mole with Eddie Condon Group
’Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Peg O’ My Heart
Miff Mole Six
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
30 Oct 1944
Set 7
Glenn Miller at The Meadowbrook 1939
Intro + The Lady’s In Love With You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and Glenn Miller
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Love With a Capital You
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
24 Nov 1939
Pavanne
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Apr 1939
Farewell Blues + Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Nov 1939
Set 8
Charlie Parker and Strings
Repetition + They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker
Birdland
WJZ NYC
7 Apr 1951
April in Paris
Charlie Parker
The Spotlight
Apollo Theatre NYC
17 Aug 1950