Women In Jazz on Live 1940s-50s Radio and TV – Phantom Dancer Radio Mix 17 July


Women instrumentalists in jazz from live 1940s-50s radio feature in a set on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Every Tuesday The Phantom Dancer non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio is brought to you by authentic jazz deco singer and actor, Greg Poppleton

The Phantom Dancer is recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm. It’s re-broadcast on 23 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

You can hear this week’s Phantom Dancer online at 2ser.com after the show. And that’s where you’ll find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mixes, too.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has 8 sets including live swing and jazz by Lucky Millinder, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Loyce Whiteman, Louis Prima, Miles Davis and more. See the full play list below…

WOMEN IN JAZZ

In fact, this week’s Phantom Dancer has a set of women jazz instrumentalists on live 1940s-50s radio. You’ll hear:

VIVIEN GARRY

Jazz double bassist and band leader

Vivien Garry

ANNA MAE WINBURN

Singer and bandleader of the all-women International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Anna Mae Winburn

HAZEL SCOTT

Trinidad-born child prodigy jazz and classical pianist and singer with her own 1950s TV and radio shows.

Hazel Scott

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Hazel Scott, Charlie Mingus and Rudy Nichols sing and play ‘Foggy Day’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ for a 1955 TV spot for the March of Dimes raising money to find a vaccine/cure for polios.

17 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #322

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 July 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Swing on the 1945 ‘One Night Stand’ Radio Series
Open + St Louis Breakdaown
Lucky Millinder Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Jul 1945
How Deep Is The Ocean?
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Lily Ann Carol
‘One Night Stand’
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Sep 1945
I Got Rhythm + Temptation
Tony Pastor Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Set 2
Modern Jazz on 1950s Radio
Open + From the Land of the Sky Blue Waters
Billy May Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
KFI NBC LA
21 Dec 1953
Black Velvet
Illinois Jacquet
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Nature Boy + Ornitholgy
Miles Davis Quintet
‘ABC Dancing Party’
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
30 Oct 1957
Set 3
1920s-30s Style
T’ain’t No Sin To Take Off Your Skin and dance Around In Your Bones
Lee Morse
Comm Rec
New York City
1929
Moanin’ Low
Libby Holman
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1929
Procession of the Sardar + Two Guitars (close)
A and P Gypsies
‘A and P Gypsies’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1933
Set 4
Women in Jazz on Radio
Open + A Woman’s Place is in the Groove
Vivien Garry
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
1951
Diggin’ Dyke
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Los Angeles
17 Jul 1945
I’ve Got The World on a String
Hazel Scott (piano)
‘Jazz Club USA’
Voice of America
1951
Set 5
Duke Ellington ‘A Date with the Duke’
C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date with the Duke’
Paradise Theatre
Detroit
ABC
19 May 1945
Chelsea Bridge
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date with the Duke’
Apollo Theatre NYC
WJZ ABC NYC
30 Jun 1945
Hollywood Hangover
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date with the Duke’
Regal Theatre
Chicago
ABC
26 May 1945
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date with the Duke’
Radio City
WJZ ABC NYC
7 Jul 1945
Set 6
1931-32 Cocoanut Grove
Take It From Me
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) The Three Ambassadors
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove LA
1931
Stardust
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Donald Novis
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove LA
1932
It’s Love
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove LA
1931
The Sun’s In My Heart
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) The Three Cheers
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove LA
1932
Set 7
1938 Swing Radio Bands
Love Me or Leave Me
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
23 Aug 1938
Open + Murdy Purdy
Gene Krupa Orchestra
Aircheck
28 May 1938
One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie Orchestra
Famous Door
WABC CBS NY
Jul 1938
Love Nest
Les Brown Orchestra
Green Room
Hotel Edison
22 Nov 1938
Set 8
Bop Records 1944-45
The Street Beat
Sir Charles Thompson All-Stars
Comm Rec
New York City
4 Sep 1945
Twilight in Teheran
Buck Ram All-Stars
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Sep 1945
Dizzy Boogie
Slim Gaillard
Comm Rec
Hollywood
Dec 1945
Nuts to Notes
Herbie Fields
Comm Rec
New York City
4 May 1945
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You’re Never Too Old! Anita O’Day – Phantom Dancer 10 July 2018 Radio Mix


Anita O’Day is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. 

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer, brings you The Phantom Dancer every week.

It’s live every Tuesday on 107.3 2SER Sydney from 12:04-2pm, during which time it’s recorded for re-broadcast over 23 radio stations and online.

You can hear all Phantom Dancer episodes online now at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK

The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton has a set of John Coltrane for you, a set of Stan Kenton 1940s radio transcriptions, a set of ‘Dixieland Swing’ from live 1930s radio, and this week’s Phantom Dancer feature, Anita O’Day, from 1944-1960 radio and TV.

See the full play list below…

FEATURED ARTIST – ANITA O’DAY

Anita O’Day left an unhappy childhood to dance in danceathons where she’d sometime sing for tips. She said her influences were Martha Raye, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

A botched tonsilectomy as a child during which her uvula was removed meant she couldn’t hold long notes. So she developed a rhythmic, staccato approach to singing that was perfect for uptempo swing songs.

A call from Gene Krupa to join his band in 1941 was her entre to popularity. She was with Krupa for a year. Sick of the travel and one night stands she left the band to strike out on her own. She returned to Krupa in 1945 then joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

TABBY THE CAT

In the Stan Kenton band she had her two big hits. We’ll hear these on today’s Phantom Dancer as radio transcriptrions, ‘Tabby The Cat’ and ‘I’m Going Mad For A Pad’.

These two hits cemented her repuation as a unique jazz singer with a swingingly rhythmic style.

Her jazz reputation grew in the 1950s with albums and festivals. She appeared on TV on one of the Timex Jazz Specials heard on previous Phantom Dancers.

RONALD REAGAN

In 1960 she was introduced by Ronald Reagan opening a ‘Ford Star Time’ TV show backed by Gene Krupa. We’ll hear this appearance on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Anita O’Day had a hiatus during the ’60s resuming her career to critical acclaim in 1970. She appeared in movies and on TV and was still performing into the 21st century.

Her final album, released when she was in her eighties, was the aptly named ‘Indestructible’.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Hear Anita O’Day at the height of her powers in this week’s Phantom Dancer feature video with Gene Krupa and Roy Eldridge:

10 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #322

107.3 2SER Tuesday 10 July 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Women Band Sings on 1945-47 Radio
The Best Man
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Betty Perry
‘One Night Stand’
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jan 1947
Snap Your Fingers
Buddy Morrow Orchestra (voc) Helen Leigh
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 May 1946
I’m Not Having It
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 2
John Coltrane on Radio
Open + Song of Praise
John Coltrane Quartet
‘Portraits in Jazz’
Half Note
WABC-FM NY
7 May 1965
Set 3
1930s European Dance Bands
Pot Pourri aus dem Film ‘Frauen im Metropol’
Adolf Steimel Organum Tanz-Orchester
Comm Rec
Berlin
5 Sep 1940
Flat Foot Floogie
Teddy Stauffer Orchestra (voc) Billy Toffel
Comm Rec
Berlin
24 Nov 1938
Vous Avez un Beau Chapeau, Madame
Ernst van’t Hoff Orchestra (voc) Band
Comm Rec
Hilversum
1939
Set 4
Stan Kenton Radio Transcriptions
Memphis Lament
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Flamingo
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Night
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Red Dorris
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Sep 1941
Set 5
Anita O’Day
Open + Drum Boogie
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Ford Star Time’
CBS TV
9 Feb 1960
Tabby The Cat
Anita O’Day (voc) Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1944
Open + I’d Do It All Over Again
Anita O’Day (voc) Gene Krupa Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WOR Mutual NYC
15 Aug 1945
I’m Going Mad For A Pad
Anita O’Day (voc) Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
Dec 1945
Set 6
1930s Dixieland Swing
Will You Won’t You Be My Baby
Louis Armstrong
Comm Rec
Paris
Oct 1934
Intro + In A Minor Mood + Dogtown Blues
Bob Crosby Bobcats
‘Swing Concert’
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
18 May 1937
Honeysuckle Rose + Basin Street Blues (close)
Bunny Berrigan
Aircheck
New York City
12 Mar 1936
Set 7
Count Basie Blue Room 1944-45
Harvard Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
27 May 1944
Bangs
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
14 Apr 1944
Jumpin’ At The Woodside
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
5 May 1944
Avenue C
Count Basie Orchestra
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
31 Jan 1945
Set 8
Charlie Parker
Dark Shadows
Charlie Parker as, Errol Garner piano, Red Callender bass, Doc West drums voc Earl Coleman
Comm Rec
Los Angeles
19 Feb 1947
Moose The Mooch + Lullaby of Birdland
Charlie Parker as, John Lewis piano, Curley Russell bass, Kenny Clarke drums
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
9 May 1953
Hot House
Charlie Parker as, Miles Davis tp, Al Haig piano, Tommy Potter bass, Al Haig drums
‘Art Ford Show’
Birdland
WMCA NY
12 Dec 1948

1930 Philco Hour – 3 July Phantom Dancer


Dance band music for one of America’s leading radio manufacturers in 1930 features on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV, presented by Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer since 1985.

On air every Tuesday, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney from 12:04-2pm, the Phantom Dancer is recorded for re-broadcast over 23 radio stations and online.

You can hear all Phantom Dancer episodes online now at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of 1930s Western swing records, a set of Louis Armstrong of 1950s radio, a set of Lester Young from 1956 radio and this week’s feature – ‘The Philco Hour’ from 1930-31.

See the full mix play list below…

RISE AND FALL

On this week’s Phantom Dancer we hear the ‘Philco Orchestra’ from the ‘Philco Hour’ radio series of 1930- 31.

Beginning as a battery manufacturer, then as a battery supplier for radios, then as a power unit supplier for radio, by the mid 1920s Philco was building its own radios.

Its research and development department made many improvements in radio home receiver technology throughout the 1930s.

These improvements in combination with aggressive advertising in print and sponsored radio programming such as the ‘Philco Hour’, made Philco rise from third most popular U.S radio brand in 1929 to number one 1939.

Philco developments in sound quality and the aesthetic appeal of their radio units included:

– 1930: superheterodyne tubes for clearer reception (as the Philco announcer explains in this week’s Phantom Dancer mix)
– 1930: tone control. A listener could change their radio sound to brilliant, bright, mellow, or deep frequencies.
– 1930: smaller, cheaper car radios
– 1934: the first true high fidelity radio receiver on the market
– 1936: automatic tuning – listeners could assign their favorite stations to presets.
– 1939: mystery control, the first wireless remote control made for radios.

Philco was also a pioneer in television broadcasting. It launched experimental station W3XE in 1932 and was selling Philco TVs in 1939.

But in 1960, it filed for bankruptcy.

You can hear more of the 1930s ‘Philco Hour’ here as your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week:

3 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #321

107.3 2SER Tuesday 3 July 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Swing Ballads on 1946-47 Radio
Walking Stick
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ ABC NY
22 Sep 1947
Come Rain Come Shine
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (voc) Frances Glenn
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
Might As Well Be Spring
Art Mooney Orchestra (voc) Johnny Darcy
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Set 2
1950s Big Band Radio
Theme + I’m Walkin’
Johnny Richards Orchestra
‘ABC Dancing Party’
WABC ABC NY
1957
Take The A Train (theme) + Caravan
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
16 Apr 1956
On The Alamo
Georgie Auld (ts) Orchestra with Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1952
Set 3
Philco Orchestra 1930-31 Radio
Open + Cinderella Brown
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Boy! Oh! Boy! I’ve Got It Bad
Boswell Sisters
‘Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1931
I Don’t Mind Walking In The Rain
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Program’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Set 4
1930s Radio Swing
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + O Ya Ya
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NYC
26 Sep 1939
Hallelujah + A Fine Romance
Johnny Green Orchestra (voc) Fred Astaire and Trudy Wood
‘Packard Hour 1936 Election Special’
KFI NBC Red LA
11 Mar 1936
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Louis Armstrong with Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
14 Oct 1939
Set 5
Louis Armstrong Trad Jazz 1940s-50s Radio
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (theme) + Indiana
Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
12 Dec 1954
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
Louis Armstrong
Wintergarden Theatre
WNBC NBC NYC
19 Jun 1947
Fine and Dandy
Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
7 May 1950
Royal Garden Blues
Louis Armstrong
‘Damon Runyon Memorial Concert’
Blue Note
ABC Chicago
11 Dec 1948
Set 6
Early ’40s Dance Bands
Slow and Easy
Charlie Spivak Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1941
The Lion and the Mouse
Glen Gray and the Casa loma Orchestra
Aircheck
Hotel New Yorker
New York City
May 1944
Saturday Night
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Patti Thomas
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
11 Feb 1945
Knock Me A Kiss + Close
Gene Krupa Orchestra (voc) Roy Eldridge
Aircheck
13 Nov 1942
Set 7
1930s Western Swing on Records
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Texas Rose (voc)
Comm Rec
San Antonio
22 Dec 1938
Does My Baby Love Me, Yes Sir
Jimmie Revard and hos Oklahoma Playboys
Comm Rec
San Antonio
14 Sep 1937
Who’s Sorry Now?
W. Lee O’Daniel
Comm Rec
Dallas
30 Sep 1935
I Never Felt So Blue
Adolph Hofner and his Texans
Comm Rec
San Antonio
25 Oct 1938
Set 8
Lester Young on 1956 Radio
Lullaby of Birdland + Lester Leaps In
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Three Little Words
Lester Young
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
5 Sep 1956

Jim Davidson, 1939-57 Electric Guitar, Non-Stop Swing Mix – 26 June Phantom Dancer


Jim Davidson was an Australian swing band leader and second-in-charge of light entertainment at the BBC in the 1950s. He also worked in the same soap factory I did.

And that electric guitar scene in one of those Back To The Future movies sounds embarrassingly lame and pig-ignorant compared to the real electric guitar breaks played on live 1930s-50s radio you’ll hear this week by Charlie Christian, Mary Osbourne, Tal Farlow and Les Paul.

I’m Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer, band-leader and your Phantom Dancer every week over radio 2SER 107. 3 Sydney, 23 Australian radio stations, and online.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

On air every Tuesday, live from 107.3 2SER Sydney from 12:04-2pm, the Phantom Dancer is recorded for re-broadcast. You can hear all Phantom Dancer episodes online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of Benny Goodman from 1939 radio including the sextet with Charlie Christian on electric guitar. There’s also a set of electric guitar from live 1940s-50s radio including some 1945 hot guitar work by Mary Osbourne who later in this week’s Phantom Dancer mix inaudibly backs Billie Holiday singing on 1958 TV. And this week’s feature, a set of 1930s commercial recordings by Sydney swing maestro Jim Davidson. See the full mix play list below…

Jim Davidson with the ABC Dance Band and Wireless Chorus presenting 'Colour Canvas' from the Studios at 96 Market Street, Sydney, October, 1939
Jim Davidson with the ABC Dance Band and Wireless Chorus presenting ‘Colour Canvas’ from the Studios at 96 Market Street, Sydney, October, 1939

JIM DAVIDSON
Quoting from Jeff Brownrigg’s article, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17, (MUP), 2007

“James Hutchinson (Jim) Davidson (1902-1982), band leader, was born on 6 August 1902 at Balmain, Sydney, second son of Alexander Davidson, a restaurant cook from New Zealand, and his English-born wife Mabel, née Walker. Jim described his father, of Scottish descent, as hard, stern and unsmiling. His maternal grandfather encouraged his interest in music, taking him to hear the American bandmaster John Philip Sousa on his Australian tour of 1911. Davidson took up the cornet, joining his school cadet band and a local church band. After leaving school at 14, he found work with the soap manufacturer Lever Bros Pty Ltd. His days, however, were a means to an end and nights were given over to music. Replacing his cornet with a drum kit, he played in dance band and cinema pit ensembles.

On 8 February 1928 Davidson married Gertrude Madeline Kitching at St Thomas’s Church of England, Rozelle; they were to be divorced in 1935. He had joined Jimmy Elkins’s dance orchestra in the mid-1920s and after it disbanded in 1928 he played at the Ambassadors restaurant until it was destroyed by fire in 1931. Following engagements at the Ginger Jar and a significant concert at Hillier’s Café in August 1932—sometimes described as the first jazz concert in Sydney—Davidson opened the winter season of 1933 at Sydney’s Palais Royal dance hall, which drew crowds of 10,000 a week. Further successful seasons followed in 1934 and 1936. A regular Thursday evening 2UE live radio broadcast from the Royal augmented his audience. The Columbia recording company made sound recordings of his most popular pieces; Davidson claimed that a 78-rpm disc of `Shuffle Off to Buffalo’ and `Forty Second Street’ sold 95,000 copies. He and his orchestra also played a six-month season at the Palais de Danse at St Kilda, Melbourne, in 1933. At a formal `Dress Night’, when patrons were encouraged to dress as elegantly as the musicians, who routinely wore evening dress, Davidson met Marjorie McFarlane, an artist. They were married with Presbyterian forms at Scots Church, Melbourne, on 7 June 1935.

While in Melbourne, having signed a contract with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Davidson enlarged his orchestra and performed over the national network to all States. Broadcasting from Sydney from 1936, Jim Davidson’s ABC Dance Band, with the trumpeter Jim Gussey, the vocalist Alice Smith and the trombonist and arranger George Trevare, became the most popular in the country. It presented dance programs on Friday and Saturday evenings and played for other ABC shows including `Out of the Bag’ and `A.B.C. Parade’. In 1937-39 the band made three interstate tours, with a variety of artists including Bob Dyer, Tex Morton and Gladys Moncrieff. Davidson was a strict but encouraging leader who inspired great loyalty in his players.

On 30 May 1941 Davidson was appointed an honorary lieutenant in the Australian Imperial Force. He produced, directed and led the orchestra in variety shows staged for troops in the Middle East and the South-West Pacific Area. From 1943 he was in charge of the AIF’s concert parties. Rising to temporary lieutenant colonel, he transferred to the Reserve of Officers in October 1947. He applied for the position of director of light entertainment at the ABC but was unsuccessful. Stung by his rejection, he made use of management skills developed in his military command, taking up an offer of work as director of productions for the Tivoli circuit and, soon after, for Harry Wren Enterprises. He managed Australian tours for performers such as Will Mahoney and Evie Hayes and for the British comedian Tommy Trinder.

In 1947 Davidson joined the British Broadcasting Corporation. He arrived in London with his wife the following January. Starting as assistant-head of variety (music), he rapidly advanced to become the second-in-charge of the light entertainment unit. His most important contributions included support for what became the `Goon Show’, which went to air against some resistance on 28 May 1951. Davidson estimated that he had produced 3500 live shows on radio, among them a historic Beatles concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April 1963. He was given a farewell concert there before his retirement in September.

Returning to Australia in 1964, Davidson was disappointed that although Australians remembered his success as a band leader, they were unaware of his achievements in England. He served briefly as a consultant to the ABC but found that old `ghosts’ continued to haunt its corridors. The Davidsons turned to house renovation and gardening, first in Sydney and then in the southern highlands of New South Wales. Survived by his wife, Jim Davidson died on 10 April 1982 at Bowral and was cremated. His memoir, A Showman’s Story (1983), was published posthumously.”

And your Phantom Dancer Vid of the Week?

Jim Davidson and his Australian Broadcasting Commission Dance Orchestra with his 1938 record ‘So Little Time’. Vocals by Alice Smith and Johnny Warren. Jim Davidson broadcast late night over national stations of the ABC.

26 JUNE PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #321

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 June 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Benny Goodman on 1939 ‘Camel Caravan’
Let’s Dance (theme) + Down By The Old Mill Stream
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
4 Nov 1939
Flying Home
Benny Goodman Sextet (g Charles Christian)
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
9 Sep 1939
Sing, Sing, Sing + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Nov 1939
Set 2
Latin Rhythms
Nachts am Kongo
Teddy Stauffer (voc) Eric Helgar
Comm Rec
Berlin
24 Oct 1938
Dilo
Prado Perez
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
24 Jul 1953
Tanga
Machito with Zoot Sims tenor sax
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
1951
Set 3
Electric Guitarists on live 1940s-50s Radio
Open + I’ve Got Plenty of Nothin’
Les Paul Trio
‘Les Paul Show’
AFRS Hollywood
27 May 1945
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Tal Farlow
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Composer Club
WRCA NBC NYC
23 Apr 1957
Texas Polka + Isle of Capri + Close
Gay Claridge Orchestra (elec g) Mary Osbourne
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
Set 4
Jim Davidson Australian Swing
Fair and Warmer
Jim Davidson and his Palais Royal Orchestra (voc) Austral Sisters
Comm Rec
Sydney
7 Sep 1934
She Changed Her Hi-De-Ho For His Yodel-O-Dee-Ay
Jim Davidson and his Palais Royal Orchestra (voc) Male Trio
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Mar 1934
Marmelade
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
2 Jun 1938
Set 5
1930s Fats Waller
Christopher Columbus
Fats Waller
ComM Rec
New York City 1936
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (theme) + I Simply Adore You
Fats Waller
WEAF NBC Red NY
5 Jul 1938
You Can’t Be Min and Someone Else’s Too
Fats Waller
Aircheck
Yacht Club
New York City
18 Oct 1938
Watcha Know, Joe?
Fats Waller
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red
Chicago
10 Dec 1940
Set 6
1930s-50s French Swing on Record
Frenchie’s Blues
Freddy Johnson Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
28 Jun 1939
Week-End Stomp
Alix Combelle Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
20 Feb 1940
Le Boogie de Paris
Jacques Helian Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
1946
Mambo Zero
Ruben Calzado
Comm Rec
Paris
1953
Set 7
Billie Holiday on Rdaio
You Better Go Now
Billie Holiday (voc) Percy Faith Orchestra
‘Woolworth Hour’
KNX CBS LA
1956
Billie’s Blues
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WMEX Boston
Apr 1959
Interview + Fine and Mellow
Billie Holiday
‘Studio 58 The Sound of Jazz’
WCBS TV CBS NY
8 Dec 1957
You Go To My Head
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
Oct 1953
Set 8
1940s Big Band Radio
Tangerine
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
Artistry in Rhythm (theme) + Artistry Jumps
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Hollywood
27 Nov 1945
Bommpsie
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 mar 1949

12 June Phantom Dancer A&P Gypsies


The Phantom Dancer, heard every week over radio 2SER 107. 3 Sydney, 23 Australian radio stations and online, is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Presented by Greg Poppleton, you can hear Phantom Dancer episodes online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX
– has sets of swing bands from 1940s radio, bop and hard bop from 1950s radio, 1943-45 commercial recordings by the Sydney swing orchestra of George Trevare, a set of women jazz singers on-air with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on 1930s-50s radio and more. See the play list below.

A & P GYPSIES
One of the curiosities on today’s Phantom Dancer is part of a weekly broadcast from 1933 of one of the last of the 1920s commercial brand orchestras. In this case, the orchestra is the A&P Gypsies.

A&P, otherwise known as the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, was a U.S chain of grocery stores that ceased supermarket operations in November 2015, after 156 years in business.

ipana troubadours

U.S radio historian Elizabeth McLeod writes about these commercial brand orchestras,

“The most popular program format of the late 1920s was the sponsored musical feature. It could be a large symphonic group, a dance orchestra, or a song-and-patter team—and it would usually carry the sponsor’s name. The A&P Gypsies, for example—a large, genre-crossing orchestra conducted by Harry Horlick. The Ipana Troubadors—a hot dance band directed by Sam Lanin. The Goodrich Zippers—a banjo-driven orchestra conducted by Harry Reser, when he wasn’t leading the same group under the name of The Clicquot Club Eskimos. Everyone remembers The Happiness BoysBilly Jones and Ernie Hare—but what about Scrappy Lambert and Billy Hillpot, who performed exactly the same sort of material as Trade and Mark, The Smith Brothers. The list is endless: The Silvertown Cord Orchestra, featuring the Silver Masked Tenor. The Sylvania Foresters. The Flit Soldiers—yet another Harry Reser group. The Champion Sparkers. The Fox Fur Trappers. The Ingram Shavers, who were the Ipana Troubadours on alternate Wednesdays. The Yeast Foamers. The Planters Pickers. And, the magnificently named Freed-Eisemann Orchestradians. All playing pretty much the same sorts of music, all announced by Phillips Carlin or John S. Young or Alwyn Bach or Milton Cross in pretty much the same sort of stiffly formal style.”

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is a 1929 commercial recording by the A&P Gypsies, ‘Only The Girl’. Happy Listening…

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 #322

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 June 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 1940-44 Radio
Theme + Chopping Wood
Woody Herman Orchestra
Famous Door
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jan 1940
It’s a Crying Shame
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Aug 1944
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Civic Auditorium
Oakland Ca
4 Jun 1944
Set 2
Jazz Organ and Harpsichord
Sunrise Serenade (theme) + This Is The Missus
Rosa Rio
’Rosa Rio Time’
WJZ ABC NY
14 Jul 1947
Tea For Two
Johnny Saab
’Organ Interlude’
WJSV Washington DC CBS
21 Sep 1939
The Turkish March
Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord)
’Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
17 Dec 1941
Set 3
Latin Strains On 1930s-40s Radio
Theme + Chiu Chiu
Desi Arnez Orchestra (voc) DA and Band
Ciro’s
KECA ABC LA
1947
Habenero and Vacero
A&P Gypsies
’A&P Show’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1933
Night Must Fall + Nightingale + My Shawl (theme)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
’All-Star Parade of Bands’
Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Set 4
Bop and Hard Bop on 1950s Radio
Strike Up The Band
Pete Brown Quintet
’One Night Stand’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Happy Birthday + Body and Soul
Sarah Vaughan
’Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
26 Mar 1953
Out of Nowhere + Jumping With Symphony Sid
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
24 Jan 1954
Set 5
Women Singers with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on 1930s-50s Radio
In A Mizz
Ivie Anderson (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Boston
26 Jul 1939
Riff Staccato
Joya Sherrill (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Club Zanzibar
AFRS Re-broadcast
28 Oct 1945
Take The ‘A’ Train
Betty Roche (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues
Kay Davis and Al Hibbler (voc) Duke Ellington Orchestra
’Date With The Duke’
Radio City
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Set 6
Commercial Sides: George Trevare and His Australians
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Under The Trees
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Lawrence Brooks
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
No Love No Nothin’
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Al Royal
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Let’s Have One For The Road
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Unknown
Comm Rec
Sydney
1943-45
Set 7
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra 1939 – 41 Radio
Intro + Here We Go Again + White Cliffs of Dover
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Ray Eberle
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
27 Dec 1941
Georgia On My Mind
Glenn Miller Orchestra
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
30 Aug 1941
Blueberry Hill
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
’Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
6 Nov 1940
My Blue Heaven + Close
Glenn Miller Orchestra
NBC Baltimore
5 Sep 1939
Set 8
Kings Of Jazz Trumpet on 1930s-50s Radio
Night Song
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NY
26 Sep 1939
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
Louis Armstrong
‘Jubilee’
AFRS LA
Mar 1943
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Roy Eldridge (voc) Anita Love
Unissued Comm Rec
Paris
9 Jun 1950
Down South Camp Meeting
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Anita Love
Hotel Astor Roof
WCBS CBS NY
25 May 1953

June Newsletter – Greg Poppleton


Heigh-ho!

As you know, June is traditionally the month to spoon beneath the moon as Greg Poppleton croons you your favourite 1920s-30s toons

And I hope you’ll be able to spoon while I croon at one of these June events:

SATURDAY 9 JUNE
SUNDAY 10 JUNE
MONDAY 11 JUNE

Greg Poppleton at Transport Heritage Expo 2018
10AM – 2PM
Country Concourse, Central Station (Pitt St end)

Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s on the Central Station Country Trains Concourse 9 – 11 June for the Sydney Central Station Transport Heritage Expo.

Music free. Dancers welcome. In fact, there will be a flash swing dance mob on Saturday! Buy tickets for steam and diesel heritage train rides.

The NSW Rail Museum will be operating steam train rides through the city from Central this June long weekend as part of the annual Transport Heritage Expo. This event is set to be a fantastic nostalgic long weekend event for families and transport enthusiasts alike!
https://www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/

SUNDAY 10 JUNE
Private Event

Greg Poppleton brings his 1920s – 1930s Sextet to an extraordinary private event. Greg plays for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and all special occasions

THURSDAY 21 JUNE
Private Event

Greg Poppleton will entertain at a community centre event.

SUNDAY 24 JUNE
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Meantime, as an actor (not band related), I’ll be March Hare in The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Sydney Botanic Gardens, More Info and Tickets 

SATURDAY 30 JUNE
Penrith RSL

8 Tindale St, Penrith
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Greg Poppleton and his Jazz Deco Quartet entertain with songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

FREE

All Ages. Free car parking. Bar. Bistro. Dance Floor

EVERY TUESDAY
There’ are four live Phantom Dancer shows on 107.3 2SER radio for your listening pleasure this month. Every Tuesday, 12:04-2pm and any time online. Also heard every Sunday at 7pm on ArtSoundFM Canberra and on 23 radio stations across Australia. See the 5 June play list below. Listen to All Shows here

‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips’, Greg Poppleton Quartet.
Recorded live, 2017 Central Station Transport Heritage Expo by Cy Chan, a Chinese tourist.
If the video doesn’t work on your browser, you can see it here on YouTube

A NEW RECORDING OUT SOON
1920s – 30s Songs in English, German, Spanish and Italian

The band and I were in the studio yesterday recording a fresh set of 1920s – 30s songs. They’re songs we’re sure you’ll enjoy dancing and singing along to. I’ll keep you posted on the album release date which will be sometime this Spring.

You can find all Greg Poppleton albums and mixes at Bandcamp now selling in $A.

MAY PHOTOS

Photos above: ‘Wizards’ hosted in the Great Hall and McLauren Hall of Sydney University

BOOKINGS and ENQUIRIES
Contact Tony Jex at OzManagement: info@ozmanagement.com
PHANTOM DANCER RADIO SHOW and 5 JUNE PLAY LIST

Listen online now and any time at 2ser.com
Heard on 23 radio stations across Australia.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio Community Radio Network Show CRN #321

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 June 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Prehistoric Stan Kenton from 1941 Radio
Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription C. P. MacGregor Studios Los Angeles Nov 1941
A Setting In Motion
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription C. P. MacGregor Studios Los Angeles 20 Sep 1941
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription C. P. MacGregor Studios Los Angeles 6 Jan 1942
El Choclo
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription C. P. MacGregor Studios Los Angeles Oct 1941
Set 2
Swing Band Leaders Speak on the Radio
Sunrise Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino New Rochelle NY WEAF NBC Red NY 15 Nov 1938
When I Get It + Blue Lou + Close
Harry James Orchestra lead by Tommy Dorsey
Casino Gardens Ocean Park KECA ABC LA 12 Aug 1944
Hallelujah
Benny Goodman Quartet
‘For The Record’ WEAF NBC NY 1944
Set 3
Lounge Music on 1920s – 1950s Radio
Sugarloaf Mambo
Bernard ‘Whitey’ Berquist’ and the Chicago NBC Symphony Orchestra
‘Monitor’ WRCA NBC NY 19 Jun 1956
On The Wood Pile
Harry Bruer (xylophone) with the Colonial Club Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’ WABC CBS NY 1929
White Sails + Time On My Hands
Johnny Saab (organ)
‘Musical Interlude’ WJSV CBS Washington DC 21 Sep 1939
Set 4
From Birdland over WNBC in 1952
Stuffy
Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’ Birdland WNBC NBC NY 1952
Stardust + Lady Be Good
Kai Winding Group
‘Stars in Jazz’ Birdland WNBC NBC NY 2 Sep 1952
Set 5
The 1950s Dixie Revival on Radio
Chicago
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland Band’
‘Marine Corp Show’ Radio Transcription Los Angeles 1950
Squeeze Me
Muggsy Spanier and his Dixieland All-Stars
‘Club Hangover’ KCBS San Francisco 11 Apr 1953
St James Infirmary
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band
‘Club Hangover’ KCBS San Francisco 10 Oct 1954
Memphis Blues + Bay City (close)
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
‘Easy Street’ KCBS San Francisco 9 Dec 1958
Set 6
Early Radio Appearances By Famous Singers
Shine
The Hoboken Four (Frank Sinatra’s first radio appearance)
‘Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour’ WABC CBS NY 1935
From The Bottom Of My Heart
Frank Sinatra (voc) Harry James Orchestra
‘America Dances’ Famous Door WABC CBS NY / BBC London Jul 1938
I’m Happy About The Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
Sign of the Drum Cincinnati Ohio NBC 17 Jun 1939
I Cried For You
Bing Crosby
WABC CBS NY 7 Nov 1931
Set 7
Harmony Singers on 1930s – 1940s Radio
When My Dreamboat Goes Home
The King Sisters with Frank DeVol
‘Radio Transcription’ Los Angeles 1949
Chi Baba, Chi Baba
Lionel Hampton Orchestra (voc) Herman McCoy and the Hamp-Tones
Casa Manana Culver City Ca KFI NBC LA 20 Jul 1947
That Sly Ol’ Gentleman
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton and the Quintones
‘Camel Caravan’ WABC CBS NY 4 Apr 1939
Tiger Rag
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red Philadelphia 12 Jul 1939
Set 8
Swinging on 1940s Radio
Open + Tea For Two
Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino New Rochelle NY WOR Mutual NY 5 Aug 1944
Theme + Quiet Riot
Buddy Rich Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’ Quonset Naval Air Station Rhode Island Blue Network 25 Jan 1946
The Elks’ Parade
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
Terrace Room New Jersey WCBS CBS NY 17 Feb 1945
Cottontail
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’ Evansville Indiana ABC 16 Jun 1945

 

5 June Phantom Dancer – Harry Breuer 1920s Xylophone Magic


The 5 June Phantom Dancer is, like every Tuesday and online, your non-stop mix with Greg Poppleton of swing and jazz from live 1930s – 1950s radio and TV.

LISTEN NOW ONLINE AT 2SER.COM

For example, in the second set, the big swing band leaders speak briefly. That’s Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey (leading Harry James’ band) and Benny Goodman.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl and in that you’ll hear a set of famous singers in their very early radio days, Bing Crosby, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra.

Johnny Saab plays the BC Hammond Organ with oil reverb over CBS in 1939.

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.

HARRY BREUER

Breuer, who you’ll hear playing his xylophone in a 1929 broadcast with the Colonial Club Orchestra on this week’s Phantom Dancer was one of the first musical stars of radio.

To quote his bio in the Percussive Arts Society webpage,
“Harry Breuer, one of the great mallet players and composer of highly original xylophone solos such as “Back Talk,” “On the Woodpile” and “Bit O’ Rhythm,” achieved fame in the 1920s when he was a soloist in the big United States movie houses. He broadcasted [sic] from New York’s Roxy Theater, played the major radio shows during the 1920s and ’30s, recorded for Warner Bros. and Fox Movietone, and finally joined the NBC radio staff where he played for such conductors as Robert Russell Bennett and Skitch Henderson. In the 1940s and 1950s Breuer was featured in several films, and during the 1950s he recorded four feature record albums including Mallet Magic. Leaving broadcasting in the 1960s, he continued as a freelance artist and joined Carroll Sound in New York as a consultant.”

You’ll hear Harry Breuer playing “On The Wood Pile” in a 1929 “Brunswick Brevities” show on this week’s Phantom Dancer. See the play list below.

In the 1960s, he collaborated with Jacques Perrey to compose and record electronic music. Together, they recorded The Happy Moog for Pickwick. He was working with a Kurzweil synthesizer at the age of 86 on an album titled, Mallets in Wonderland.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is Stan Kenton in Berlin in 1953 from a film called “Schlagerparade” (Hit Parade). What a stage set up! Beautiful. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #321

107.3 2SER Tuesday 5 June 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
Prehistoric Stan Kenton from 1941 Radio
Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
C. P. MacGregor Studios
Los Angeles
Nov 1941
A Setting In Motion
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
C. P. MacGregor Studios
Los Angeles
20 Sep 1941
Blues in F Minor
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
C. P. MacGregor Studios
Los Angeles
6 Jan 1942
El Choclo
Stan Kenton Orchestra
Radio Transcription
C. P. MacGregor Studios
Los Angeles
Oct 1941
Set 2
Swing Band Leaders Speak on the Radio
Sunrise Serenade
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red NY
15 Nov 1938
When I Get It + Blue Lou + Close
Harry James Orchestra lead by Tommy Dorsey
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park
KECA ABC LA
12 Aug 1944
Hallelujah
Benny Goodman Quartet
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
1944
Set 3
Lounge Music on 1920s – 1950s Radio
Sugarloaf Mambo
Bernard ‘Whitey’ Berquist’ and the Chicago NBC Symphony Orchestra
‘Monitor’
WRCA NBC NY
19 Jun 1956
On The Wood Pile
Harry Bruer (xylophone) with the Colonial Club Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
WABC CBS NY
1929
White Sails + Time On My Hands
Johnny Saab (organ)
‘Musical Interlude’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Set 4
From Birdland over WNBC in 1952
Stuffy
Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge Orchestra
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Stardust + Lady Be Good
Kai Winding Group
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Set 5
The 1950s Dixie Revival on Radio
Chicago
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland Band’
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1950
Squeeze Me
Muggsy Spanier and his Dixieland All-Stars
‘Club Hangover’
KCBS San Francisco
11 Apr 1953
St James Infirmary
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band
‘Club Hangover’
KCBS San Francisco
10 Oct 1954
Memphis Blues + Bay City (close)
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
‘Easy Street’
KCBS San Francisco
9 Dec 1958
Set 6
Early Radio Appearances By Famous Singers
Shine
The Hoboken Four (Frank Sinatra’s first radio appearance)
‘Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour’
WABC CBS NY
1935
From The Bottom Of My Heart
Frank Sinatra (voc) Harry James Orchestra
‘America Dances’
Famous Door
WABC CBS NY / BBC London
Jul 1938
I’m Happy About The Whole Thing
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
Sign of the Drum
Cincinnati Ohio NBC
17 Jun 1939
I Cried For You
Bing Crosby
WABC CBS NY
7 Nov 1931
Set 7
Harmony Singers on 1930s – 1940s Radio
When My Dreamboat Goes Home
The King Sisters with Frank DeVol
‘Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1949
Chi Baba, Chi Baba
Lionel Hampton Orchestra (voc) Herman McCoy and the Hamp-Tones
Casa Manana
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
That Sly Ol’ Gentleman
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton and the Quintones
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
4 Apr 1939
Tiger Rag
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red Philadelphia
12 Jul 1939
Set 8
Swinging on 1940s Radio
Open + Tea For Two
Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Theme + Quiet Riot
Buddy Rich Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Quonset Naval Air Station
Rhode Island
Blue Network
25 Jan 1946
The Elks’ Parade
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
Terrace Room
New Jersey
WCBS CBS NY
17 Feb 1945
Cottontail
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Evansville Indiana
ABC
16 Jun 1945