1. 00:00 I’ll See You In My Dreams (1924)
2. 02:36 Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home (1924)
3. 05:07 They Didn’t Believe Me (1914)
4. 07:05 Too Marvellous (1937)
5. 11:07 Back In Your Own Backyard (1927)
6. 13:32 Egyptian Ella (1930)
7. 16:06 When My Dreamboat Comes Home (1936)
8. 19:22 Honeysuckle Rose (1929)
9. 22:36 Nobody’s Sweetheart (1924)
10. 26:13 The Lady Is A Tramp (1937)
11. 29:40 Makin’ Whoopee! (1928)
12. 33:36 Yes, We Have no Bananas! (1922)
Relaxing, syncopated, romantic 1910s – 1920s – 1930s music for your Kaffeeklatsch – or enjoy as you work!
Sit back, have a coffee and soak in the ambience as authentic 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and his small jazz band take you on the musical journey that is their fourth and latest album, Back In Your Own Backyard.
Greg Poppleton – 1920s – 30s vocals
Geoff Power – brass (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone)
Paul Furniss – reeds (alto sax and clarinet)
Grahame Conlon – strings (guitar)
Lawrie Thompson – percussion (drums and washboard)
Greg Poppleton sang with his 1920s-1930s trio at the unusual music venue, Central Station, every day of the June Long Weekend for the Transport Heritage Expo.
The band drew a big semi-circle of onlookers at a location people normally rush through to catch their train.
At one point in the second set, I spied a group of six dressed in fine vintage fashion, hesitating outside the semi circle of onlookers.
When I called out to them that they might want to dance to the next song, Somebody Loves Me, it turned out they were swing dancers!
So I took some snaps as they took to the terrazzo to swirl and twirl to the band’s swinging authentic 1920s – 1930s swing.
After the gig, my agent, Tony Jex, from OzManagement, texted me this nice message from a person who was in the audience,
“Greg, thanks for the dedication of Avalon today. By the way, On The Sunny Side of the Street is my funeral song and always gets me teary. Thanks again,” Craig and Baby Steven.
In the Greg Poppleton band:
Greg Poppleton – Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer
Geoff Power – sousaphone and trumpet
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard, snare, bells, blocks and choke cymbal.
Swing dancing to Greg Poppleton
Swing dancers took the chance to dance to Somebody Loves Me
On the way home, I snapped the same green steam train chugging through Redfern Station
Steam train waiting at Central for the Transport Heritage Expo
Grahame Conlon, guitar
Geoff Power, playing Sunday on cornet
Greg Poppleton 1920s – 30s singer leads his trio: Geoff Power sousaphone and cornet, Grahame Conlon guitar, Adam Barnard washboard and snare
Children love dancing to Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s music. lots of high fives.