Xavier Cugat 1940s-50s Radio – Phantom Dancer Show 2 April 2019


LATIN

Xavier Cugat, ‘King of the Rhumba’, a leading figure in the spread of Latin music, is your feature artist on this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton.

One of his trademark gestures was to hold a chihuahua while he waved his baton in front of his orchestra.

See the full Phantom Dancer play list below of swing and jazz mixed by Greg Poppleton from live 1920s-60s radio below.

PHANTOM DANCER

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Cugat and dog

CUGIE

Xavier Cugat was a Spanish born musician and bandleader. He migrated with his family to Havana, Cuba, at age five in 1905.

CUBA

Cugat studied classical violin. He was a child prodigy. To help pay for his education he was a violinist at the age of nine in a silent movie theatre. He was first chair violinist for the Teatro Nacional Symphonic Orchestra. He drew caricatures when he wasn’t playing.

NEW YORK CITY

Cugat arrived in New York City with his family at age 14. He played violin solos in recitals with Enrico Caruso.

After a stint leading his band in Los Angeles in the 1920s, Cugat took his band to New York for the 1931 opening of the Waldorf–Astoria Hotel.

He then led the Waldorf–Astoria Orchestra for sixteen years, shuttling between New York and Los Angeles for music and film engagements.

MOVIES

Cugat appeared in the films Gay Madrid (1930), You Were Never Lovelier (1942), Week-End at the Waldorf (1945), Bathing Beauty (1944), Holiday in Mexico (1946), A Date with Judy (1948), On an Island with You (1948) and Chicago Syndicate (1955).

LATIN MUSIC

In the 1920s Cugat led a band that played at the Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles.

Charlie Chaplin, a friend of Cugat’s, visited the Grove wanting to dance the tango. So Cugat added tangos to the band’s set list.

Seeing the popularity of the tango at the Grove, Cugat convinced the owner to hire South American dancers to give tango lessons.

When this also became popular, Cugat made the dancers part of his orchestra. In 1928 he Xavier Cugat and His Gigolos were filmed for a 15 minute Vitaphone short.

Over the years, Cugat’s orchestra included such musical stars as Desi Arnaz, Abbe Lane, Yma Sumac and Miguelito Valdés.

CARTOONS

Xavier Cugat worked for the Los Angeles Times as a cartoonist. His caricatures were nationally syndicated. His older brother, Francis, was also an artist of some note. He painted the cover art for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.

DINER

Cugat owned and operated the Mexican restaurant Casa Cugat, which opened in West Hollywood in the 1940s. The restaurant was frequented by Hollywood celebrities and featured two singing guitarists who would visit each table and play diners’ favourite songs upon request. It closed in 1986.

The restaurant’s exterior and a fanciful depiction of its interior can be found in scenes in the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter in which Cugat has a substantial role playing himself. A brief scene revolving around the restaurant can also be seen in the earlier 1943 film The Heat’s On, also starring Cugat as himself.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is from 1957. Abbe Lane (Cugat’s 4th wife) sings with the orchestra. The Spanish banner on the top right of the screen means ‘Censured under Francoism’. Happy rule breaking!

26 MARCH PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #379

107.3 2SER Tuesday 2 April 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12:04 – 1pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
Big Bands on 1944-45 Radio
Open + Swinging on a Star
Eddie Oliver Orchestra (voc) The Oliver Twisters
‘Spotlight Bands’
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Aug 1944
Texakana
Denny Beckner Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
Norfolk Va
30 Mar 1944
To Each His Own + Close
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) Ginny Powell
‘One Night Stand’
Club Morocco
Los Angeles
1945
Set 2
12:15 Music at 12:15
Open + My Dog Has Fleas
Dave Rose Orchestra
‘Music at Midday’
Radio Transcription
WOR Mutual NY
10 Aug 1945
Lady of the Evening
Dave Rose Orchestra
‘Music at Midday’
Radio Transcription
WOR Mutual NY
10 Aug 1945
Holiday for Strings
Dave Rose Orchestra
‘Music at Midday’
Radio Transcription
WOR Mutual NY
10 Aug 1945
Fascinating Rhythm
Frean and Rigatti piano duo
‘Music at Midday’
Radio Transcription
WOR Mutual NY
10 Aug 1945
Time On My Hands + Close
Unidentified Orchestra
‘Music at Midday’
Radio Transcription
WOR Mutual NY
10 Aug 1945
Set 3
Yiddish Jazz
Open + The Bridegroom Special
Sam Medoff
‘Yiddish Melodies in Swing’
WHN NY
24 Nov 1940
Zum Gali Gali + Oriental Hora
Barry Sisters (voc) Yiddish Swingtet
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
1957
Yidel mitn Fiedel + Close
Barry Sisters
‘Yiddish Melodies in Swing’
WHN NY
18 Feb 1945
Set 4
Xavier Cugat
Open + Amor, Amor + Besume Mucho + Besume Mirame
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Del Campo
‘One Night Stand’
Trocadero, Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
18 Feb 1945
Say Si, Si
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Nita Rossa
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Tibirico
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Hotel Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Set 5
Jan Savitt 1938-39 Shuffle Rhythm Radio
Quaker City Jazz (theme) + And The Angels Sing
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters (voc) Bon Bon
Arcadia Restaurant
KYW NBC Red Philadelphia
1939
You Go To My Head
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters (voc) Carlotta Dale
Radio Transcription
New York City
25 Aug 1938
Good Morning
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Futuristic Shuffle
Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Comm Rec
New York City
22 Jul 1938
Set 6
Sarah Vaughan Radio
Love Me or Leave Me
Sarah Vaughan
‘Eddie Condon’s Floor Show’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Mean To Me
Sarah Vaughan
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
I Cover The Waterfront
Sarah Vaughan
‘Eddie Condon’s Floor Show’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Don’t Blame Me
Sarah Vaughan
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Mar 1945
Set 7
Pianist Band Leaders on Radio
Open + If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes
Nat King Cole (voc) NKC
Trocadero
KHJ Mutual-Don Lees Los Angeles
25 Apr 1945
Dont Take Your Love From Me
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Audrey Morris
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier, Atlantic City NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Aug 1956
Go Away Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
Hurricane Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
29 Aug 1943
I Give You My Word
Fats Waller Rhythm (voc) Kay Perry
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Dec 1940
Set 8
Mod Radio
The Gentle Art of Love (theme) + Nico’s Tempo
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
26 May 1957
The Man I Love
Patti Page (voc) Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1948
A Gem From Tiffany
Shelly Manne Quintet
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
1956

Revisiting Australian Swing from 1943-45 – Phantom Dancer Show 26 Mar 2019


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.

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George Trevare

GEORGE TREVARE

The first curiosity on this week’s Phantom Dancer is a vinyl set of the excellent 1940s Sydney dance band led by George Trevare.

George was a trombonist and arranger with his own sound incorporating swing, strings and harp, all very well recorded.

In 1945, his band included Wally Norman (trumpet), George Trevare (trombone), Rolph Pommer (saxophone), Pat Lynch (piano), Morgan McGree (guitar), Horrie Bissell (bass), Al Vincer (drums, vibraphone) and a young Don Burrows playing clarinet.

Singer Lawrence Brooks on one of the Trevare sides is the father of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Geraldine Brooks.

In the 1950s and 60s he produced two TV music shows, The Magic of Music (1961) and Look Who’s Dropped In, a four part series about jazz (1957).

Here’s the 1945 group playing Waltzing Matilda…

A and P GYPSIES

The second curiosity 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 AandP Gypsies.

AandP, otherwise known as the Great Atlantic and 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 AandP 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 AandP 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 #377

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 March 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 24 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 and P Gypsies
’A and 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

Victory Belles All-Women 1940s Radio Show – Phantom Dancer 19 March 2019


VICTORY BELLES

This week I’m thrilled to find for you on The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, a 1942 all-woman jazz show I played on the Phantom Dancer over ten years ago. The tape has re-surfaced. This week, enjoy the Victory Belles as your Phantom Dancer featured artists with the Bea Turpin Orchestra and singer Martha Mears (who sang White Christmas with Bing Crosby in the movie, Holiday Inn). See the full play list below.

PHANTOM DANCER

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BACKGROUND

Billboard, 13 Feb 1943 page 7 wrote,

“KNX-CBS is the only net here having an all-girl show. ‘Victory Belles’ uses an all girl ork and comedienne, with Mabel Todd filling the latter spot. Show is produced by Ona Munson. Billy Gould, sound effects, the only man on the program is forced to don Mother Hubbard wig – and cigar – to hold his job on this show.”

Ona Munson
Ona Munson

STORY

Jeannie Gayle Pool in her book, ‘Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band’ quotes Peggy Gilbert talking about the Victory Belle broadcasts,

“Ona Munson, who was a movie star, she was in Gone With The Wind, you remember? And she had quite a little reputation at that time as a star and she had her own show on CBS. She wanted an all-girl jazz orchestra on it and so we got together…There was actually no leader. A bunch of us just got together and said, “Here we are and this is it.” I was one of them and we were on that for a year. We had a weekly program. 1942, I think, right after the war started. We were at CBS in Hollywood. And what terrific audiences…they would bring fellows in from all over the place around here, in uniform, And it was just a terrific show. I loved it. The girls were such fine musicians. they would cut the stuff. They’d put the arrangements in front of us just before we went on. We’d be lucky if we had time to go through it before the show started. we’d talk through it, usually, and maybe go through a couple of parts of it. And then, away we’d go. Accompanying acts and doing our own thing.”

Side note: Munson introduced the song ‘You’re the Cream in My Coffee’ in the 1927 Broadway musical ‘Hold Everything’.

Martha Mears singing 'White Christmas' with Bing Crosby in the movie 'Holiday Inn'.
Martha Mears singing ‘White Christmas’ with Bing Crosby in the movie ‘Holiday Inn’.

EIGHT JILLS OF JIVE

“We had some fine musicians. we had Jane Sager on trumpet; and we had Pee Wee [Naomi Preble] on trombone;…Katherine Cruise on first alto: I was on first tenor, clarinet and vibes; Dody Jeshke on drums and Bea Turpin on piano.”

There would have been a double bass player and singer.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is not the Victory Belles, but a breathtaking climb up the radio 2UW tower in Sydney, 1944. Happy clambering!

19 MARCH PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #377

107.3 2SER Tuesday 19 March 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12:04 – 1pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
Mod 1950s Radio
Lover Come Back To Me
Bud Powell
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Feb 1953
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Hi Hat Club
WCOP Boston
Indiana
Lester Young
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
22 Dec 1956
Set 2
Duke Ellington 1942-47 Radio
Feeling A Little Tomorrow Like I Feel Today
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Ciro’s Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
25 Jul 1947
I Wonder Why?
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
‘Spotlight Bands’
Buffalo NY
Blue Network
27 Nov 1943
Poco + Take The A Train (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
El Patio Ballroom
Lakeside
KLZ CBS Denver CO
15 Jul 1942
Set 3
Singin’ Sam
Open + Ol’ King Cole
Singing Sam
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
What’s It Gonna Get Ya? + Hortence
Singing Sam
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
A Brownbird Singing + Close (Coca Cola Waltz)
Singing Sam
Radio Transcription
New York City
1940
Set 4
Women’s Radio ‘Victory Belles’
Open + Ten Little Soldiers
Bea Turpin Eight Jills of Jive (voc) The Music Maids
‘Victory Belles’
KNX CBS LA
12 Dec 1942
When You And I Were Young, Maggie
Bea Turpin Orchestra
‘Victory Belles’
KNX CBS LA
12 Dec 1942
When You And I Were Young, Maggie (voc) Mabel Todd
Bea Turpin Orchestra
‘Victory Belles’
KNX CBS LA
12 Dec 1942
I Came Here To Talk For Joe
Bea Turpin Orchestra (voc) Martha Mears
‘Victory Belles’
KNX CBS LA
12 Dec 1942
Set 5
Bunny Berrigan 1934-36 Radio
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + My Melancholy Baby
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Broadcast
mid-1939
Moonshine over Kentucky and Heigh Ho
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Paradise Restaurant
WOR Mutual NY
3 May 1938
Familiar Moe
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WCLE Cleveland OH
9 Apr 1939
Deed I Do
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra (voc) Bunny Berrigan
Mutual Network
Boston
20 Sep 1939
Set 6
Billie HolidayRadio
You Better Go Now
Billie Holiday (voc) Percy Faith Orchestra
‘Woolworth Hour’
KNX CBS LA
1954
I Cover The Waterfront
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
29 Oct 1951
I’ll Get By
Billie Holiday
‘Spotlight Bands’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ Blue NY
18 Jan 1944
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Billie Holiday
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
Oct 1953
Set 7
1930s Radio Transcriptions
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) The Songcopators
Radio Transcription
NYC
30 Nov 1936
Panama
Hal Kemp Orchestra
Radio Transcription
NYC
14 Dec 1934
Never Should Have Told You
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) The Songcopators
Radio Transcription
NYC
30 Nov 1936
Blue Moon
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Bob Allen
Radio Transcription
NYC
14 Dec 1934
Set 8
Dorsey Brothers 1956 Radio
You Are My First Love
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Tommy Mercer
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WCBS CBS NY
1956
I Could Have Danced All Night
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Dolly Houston
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Too Close For Comfort
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Tommy Mercer
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Too Young To Go Steady
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Dolly Houston
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Stadtler
WCBS CBS NY
1956

Top Women Stars on 1940s Radio – Phantom Dancer 12 March 2019


TOP WOMEN STARS

They were some of the biggest stars in the business from the 1940s onwards. They are this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists with Greg Poppleton. Read on to discover one unusual fact about each of these three great singers, Jo Stafford, Georgia Gibbs and Dinah Shore.

Plus, Fletcher Henderson shows us how to write a swing band arrangement with the Benny Goodman Orchestra on a 1938 Camel Caravan.

PHANTOM DANCER

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You can hear the show live every Tuesday 12:04-2pm on 107.3 2SER Sydney

jo stafford

JO STAFFORD

In 1950, Stafford began working for Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. government broadcaster transmitting programmes overseas to undermine the influence of communism. She presented a weekly show that aired in Eastern Europe, and Collier’s magazine published an article about the program in its April 21, 1951 issue that discussed her worldwide popularity, including in countries behind the Iron Curtain. The article, titled “Jo Stafford: Her Songs Upset Joe Stalin”, earned her the wrath of the U.S. Communist Daily Worker newspaper, which published a column critical of Stafford and VOA.

Georgia Gibbs

GEORGIA GIBBS

Her key attribute was tremendous versatility and an uncommon stylistic range from melancholy ballad to uptempo swinging jazz and rock and roll.

In her 2006 book, ‘Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair With 50s Pop Music’, Newsweek music critic Karen Schoemer wrote: “What really turned me around, though, were her R&B covers … Georgia was the rare fifties canary with a genuine flair for rock and roll … by the time I was through listening … I had a healthy new respect for Georgia, and a sense of indignation over her neglect by critics.”

Dinah Shore

DINAH SHORE

After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman, and both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television, starring in her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963 and hosting two talk shows in the 1970s.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is an hour Dinah Shore TV Show from 1960 featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Prado Perez and Al Hirt. Happy televiewing!

12 MARCH PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #376

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 March 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12:04 – 1pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
1940s Dance Bands on 1940s Radio
Flying Home (theme) + Star Dust
Lionel Hampton (vibraharp) and Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Civic Auditorium
Oakland Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
4 Jun 1944
Major and a Minor
Tiny Bradshaw Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
16 Apr 1945
Old Man River + Close
Benny Carter Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 Aug 1944
Set 2
Benny Goodman 1935-38 Radio
Makin’ Whoopee
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
23 Feb 1935
One O’Clock Jump
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Madhattan Room
WABC CBS NY
20 Oct 1937
Blue Skies
Benny Goodman Orchestra (Fletcher Henderson gives a lesson on arranging)
‘Camel Caravan’
WBBM CBS Chicago
13 Sep 1938
Set 3
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers
I’d Love It
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers
Comm Rec
6 Nov 1929
Rocky Road
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (voc) Don Redman
Comm Rec
6 Nov 1929
Miss Hannah
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers (voc) Don Redman
Comm Rec
6 Nov 1929
Set 4
1940s Women Vocal Stars
Open + I May Be Wrong
Jo Stafford
‘Supper Club’
AFRS Re-broadcast
Good, Good, Good + My Baby Said Yes
Georgia Gibbs
‘Georgia Gibbs – Paul Whiteman Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Jul 1945
Medley + Close
Dinah Shore
‘Showtime’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Set 5
Glen Gray 1934-36 Radio
Old Man River
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1934
Zonky
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
17 Dec 1935
Black Jack
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1934
Truckin’ + Weary Blues
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
2 Jan 1936
Set 6
Louis Armstrong 1937 – 44 Radio
St Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Orchestra
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
1937
Theme + If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1943
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas TV
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Aug 1943
Swinging on a Star
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Tuskagee Alabama
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Oct 1944
Set 7
Duke Ellington 1950s Radio
All of Me
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
30 Jul 1952
Boy Meets Horn
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
30 Jun 1951
Take The A-Train
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Bette Roche
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
13 Aug 1952
The Happening + Got To Go
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WNBC NBC NY
8 Jun 1951
Set 8
Hip Savoy Sides from 1945
Seventh Avenue
Clyde Hart’s All-Stars
Comm Rec
NYC
Jan 1945
The Street Beat
Sir Charles Thompson All-Stars
Comm Rec
NYC
4 Sep 1945
That’s The Blues
Rubberlegs Williams
Comm Rec
NYC
Jan 1945
Poppity Pop
Slim Gaillard
Comm Rec
NYC
Dec 1945

Phil Harris Academy Award Winner and Band Leader – Phantom Dancer 26 Feb 19


ACADEMY AWARD

Phil Harris was an American jazz musician, singer, actor and comedian. He also made the best live action short Academy Award winner for 1934, ‘So This is Harris!’. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist presented by 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton.

PHANTOM DANCER

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Phil Harris

PHIL HARRIS

Harris began is career in entertainment as a 16 year old drummer in San Francisco forming the Lofner-Harris Orchestra with Carol Lofner. The orchestra had a residency in the prestigious Hotel St Francis, San Francisco, until 1932 and also toured overseas.

One country the Lofner-Harris Orchestra visted was Australia. In 1927, Harris married actor Marcia Ralston in Sydney.

COCOANUT GROVE

In 1932 – 33, Harris’ orchestra was resident at Los Angeles’ Cocoanut Grove ‘where all the stars come to dance,’ and features in his 1933 short, ‘So This Is Harris!’.

This week’s Phantom Dancer features a radio transcription made by the Harris Orchestra in 1933, simulating their live Cocoanut Grove broadcasts. The transcription demonstrates Harris’ friendly singing style and his debonair wit.

JACK BENNY

It was that warm style and wit that got the Harris band the job of providing the music for the Jack Benny radio show in 1936. Harris soon became a cast member, remaining with the show except for a stint with the US Navy during WW2 until 1952 .

He married Alice Faye in 1941 and together they hosted the popular Phil Harris-Alice Faye music and comedy radio show until 1954.

In the 1970s-80s he lead on orchestra in Las Vegas, mostly on the same bill as Harry James.

TV

Harris guested on many TV shows into the 1980s including F-Troop and the Dean Martin Show. He was a close friend of Bing Crosby and after Bing died in 1977, Harris replaced him as commentator for the annual Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

He was also a voice actor for animated films including Jungle Book (1967) (as Baloo the Bear), The Aristocats (1970), Robin Hood (1973), Tailspin (1989). His last film role was in Rock-a-Doodle (1991).

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week is the 1934 Academy Award short film winner, ‘So This Is Harris! which includes Phil singing ‘Lazy River’ just like in this week’s 1933 radio transcription –

26 FEBRUARY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #375

107.3 2SER Tuesday 26 February 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12:04 – 1pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
1940s Swing Bands
Theme + Octave Jump
Bob Chester Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blackhawk Restaurant
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
8 Oct 1944
Theme + Lady in Red
Henry Russell Hollywood Radio City Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
KFI NBC LA
1945
Dispatch From Dogpatch
Henry Busse Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Paladium Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Sep 1944
Set 2
Phil Harris Cocoanut Grove
Theme + Mimi
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) The Three Ambassadors
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Lazy River
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Phil Harris
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Long About Sundown
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) Leah Ray
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
You + Theme
Phil Harris Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1933
Set 3
Ray Anthony 1950s Radio
Open + Sweet and Gentle
Ray Anthony Orchestra (voc) June Vallee
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Martin Kane Theme
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Palladium Ballroom
KFI NBC LA
23 Nov 1953
DC7 + Close
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1954
Set 4
1930s Australian Dance Bands
This Year’s Kisses
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
1936
Jamboree
Frank Coughlan Orchestra (voc) Frank Coughlan
Radio Transcription
Sydney
Jun 1937
The Girl on the Police Gazette
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra (voc)
Comm Rec
Sydney
1936
Set 5
Tommy Dorsey
I’ll Never Smile Again
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers
‘America Dances’
BBC London via CBS NYC
28 May 1940
I’ll Never Smile Again
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Stuart Foster and The Sentimentalists
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
24 Jun 1945
Tico Tico
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
24 Jun 1945
Bingo Bango Boffo
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
6 Dec 1947
Set 6
Crooners
Where The Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day
Bing Crosby
Comm Rec
New York City
23 Nov 1931
The Song is You
Les Allen (voc) BBC Dance Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
4 Apr 1933
My Song
Chick Bullock (voc) Phil Spitany Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
18 Sep 1931
Who?
Orlando Roberson (voc) Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
19 Sep 1934
Set 7
Radio Trad
Muskrat Ramble
Louis Armstrong All-Stars
‘Second Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
CBS TV
30 Apr 1958
Charlie, My Boy
Jimmy Dorsey ‘Dorseyland’ Orchestra (voc) Pat O’Connor/Charlie Teagarden
Radio Transcription
New York City
1950
Kansas City Man
Sidney Bechet and Bob Wilbur
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
22 Mar 1947
Shake It and Break It
Graeme Bell Band
3AW Melbourne
1949
Set 8
Dizzy Gillespie
Intro + Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
31 Mar 1951
More Than You Know
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Winter Palace
Stockholm
Radio Sweden
2 Feb 1948
Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jul 1956
Jam Session
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Rex Theatre
Paris Radio
Feb 1953

Howard Rumsey Lighthouse – Phantom Dancer 19 February 2019


LIGHTHOUSE

Double bassist Harold Rumsey was a byword in jazz in the 1950s. Leaving the Stan Kenton Orchestra after an argument, he formed his Lighthouse All-Stars, creating a new jazz venue and introducing audiences to the newest champions of modern jazz all at the same time. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton feature artist.

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RUMSEY

Howard Rumsey became a bassist after first playing piano and drums. He first played professionally in the bands of Vido Musso, Johnnie Davis and Stan Kenton.

You’ll hear a Rumsey solo with Stan Kenton on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

He then played bass for Barney Bigard and Charlie Barnet.

LIGHTHOUSE

After playing in big bands he formed the Lighthouse All-Stars. For most of the 1950s the All-Stars played Sundays at the Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach, California and were one of the main modern jazz bands on the U.S west coast.

Rumsey found the Lighthouse in early 1949 and sold the idea of having jazz in the venue to it’s new owners. Opening night, 29 May 1949, was a huge success with a band that included Los Angeles musicians Sonny Criss, Teddy Edwards, Hampton Hawes, Frank Patchen, Bobby White and Keith Williams.

SECOND

After a few years, Rumsey formed a second edition of the Lighthouse All-Stars with Jimmy Giuffre, Shorty Rogers and Shelly Manne.

THIRD

Rogers, Giuffre and Manne left together in 1953 for another job leading to a third edition includong Bud Shanks, Bob Cooper, Rolf Ericson and Max Roach.

This band took part in a historic recording on 13 September 1953, Roach’s first show with the group, that featured Chet Baker and Miles Davis, with Russ Freeman andLorraine Geller.

END

By the early 1960s, Los Angeles had lost interest in jazz. Rumsey moved on to own and operate ‘Concerts By The Sea’ in Redondo Beach, California between 1971 – 1985.

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week featires Rumsey’s Lighthouse Five on the early 1960s Los Angeles TV show ‘Frankly Jazz’. Happy viewing…

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN#373

2SER Tuesday 19 Feb 2019
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)

Set 1
Should I?
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
Ritz Theatre
WJZ Blue Network NY
10 Feb 1945
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Buddy Morrow Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln NY
AFRS re-broadcast
27 May 1945
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues + Blue Flame (theme)
Woody Herman Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
21 Aug 1944
Set 2
A Setting In Motion
Stan Kenton Orchestra (feat. Howard Rumsey)
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
20 Oct 1941
Instrumental + Fab TV Ad (1955)
Stan Kenton Orchestra (feat. Frank Russolino and Lee Konitz)
‘Concert in Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
WNBC NBC NY
1953
To Each His Own + Body and Soul + Mood Indigo
Larry Green Orchestra
Starlight Roof
Hotel Chase
KMOX CBS St Louis
1958
Set 3
Now You’ve Got Me Doing It
Phil Harris Orchestra  (voc) PH
Comm Rec
New York
16 Sep 1935
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Connie Boswell
‘Dodge Show’
Radio Transcription
New York
13 Feb 1936
Break ‘Em Down + Let’s Get Together (theme)
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem
WEAF NBC Red NY
25 Jan 1940
Set 4
Open + You’re Driving Me Crazy + Easy Street
Billy May Orchestra
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1954
Let’s Be Sweethearts Again
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) BC and Margaret Whiting
Club 15
KNX CBS LA
25 Nov 1949
Rock Island Flagstaff + Close
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Yank Swing Session’
AFRS Hollywood
1940s
Set 5
Jealousy
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Billy Eckstine
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
Sep 1949
Lazy River
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) LA
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas Tx
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
It’s Dawn Again
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 May 1946
Jenny
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Aquarium Restaurant
WABC CBS NY
25 Oct 1946
Set 6
Starburst (theme) + Blue Moon
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Newport, RI
Blue Network
2 Oct 1944
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Come To Baby Do
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Lena Horne
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1945
That’s it!
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
ABC
5 Nov 1945
Set 7
Fraulein, kleines Fraulein (Cheek to Cheek)
Die Goldene Sieben
Comm Rec
Berlin
Feb 1936
Nightmare (theme) + Yesterdays
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Oct 1939
Pennies From Heaven
Mills Brothers
‘Norge Program’
New York
1937
When My Dream Boat Comes Home
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NY
30 Jun 1937
Set 8
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
26 May 1951
Walkin’
Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Cannonball Adderley (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chanbers (b) Philly joe Jones (d)
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual NY
3 Jan 1959

Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson – 12 Feb 2019 Phantom Dancer


THE HIPSTER

Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist with Greg Poppleton. The stride and boogie pianist claimed to have invented the word ‘hipster’. His stellar career nosedived in 1946 after he released the drug song ‘Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?’. That same song brought him out of obscurity when ‘discovered’ by Dr Demento in 1985 after which he released three albums.

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harry the hipster gibson

HARRY ‘THE HIPSTER’ GIBSON

was a jazz songwriter, stride and boogie woogie pianist, who sang in a large style that pitched the story out to his audience.

Born Harry Raab, he began his musical career in the late 1920s playing stride piano in Dixieland jazz bands in Harlem. He added barrelhouse boogie to his repertoire in the 1930s, and was discovered by Fats Waller in 1939. Waller brought him down to 52nd Street Manhattan jazz clubs where he became famous and changed his surname to Gibson.

AHEAD

Gibson’s songwriting was considered ahead of its time in the early 1940s. His singing and piano was also unique, his piano in particular taking on a ‘frantic’ quality.

CLASSICAL

At the same time as playing in 52nd Swing Street clubs, Gibson attended the strictly classical Juilliard School of music where he excelled.

We missed out last week, but on this week’s Phantom Dancer Gibson will play live on a 1944 Blue Network Eddie Condon jazz concert, Bix Beidebeck’s difficult piano pieces ‘Candlelight’ and ‘In a Mist’.

harry the hipster gibson

HIPSTER

Gibson grew up near Harlem, New York City. So his use of black jive talk was not an affectation but his uptown New York dialect. In his autobiography, Gibson claimed he coined the term hipster between 1939 and 1945 when he was performing on Swing Street when he started using “Harry the Hipster” as his stage name.

NAUGHTY

On this week’s Phantom Dancer we hear the 1946 Musicraft recording that sent his career plunging – ‘Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine’. His own drug use didn’t help.

BEATLES

In the 1960s Gibson saw the huge success of the Beatles and switched to rock and roll. By the 1970s, he was playing hard rock, blues, bop, novelty songs and a few songs that mixed ragtime with rock and roll. His hipster act became a hippie act. His old records were revived on the Dr. Demento radio show, particularly ‘Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine’, which was included on the 1975 compilation album Dr. Demento’s Delights.

His comeback resulted in three more albums: Harry the Hipster Digs Christmas, Everybody’s Crazy but Me, and Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine (Delmark, 1989). Those two include some jazz, blues, ragtime, and rock and roll songs about reefer, nude bathing, hippie communes, strip clubs, male chauvinists, “rocking the 88s”, and Shirley MacLaine.

In 1991, shortly before his death, Gibson’s family made a biographical movie short on his life and music called Boogie in Blue, published as a VHS video that year.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week has Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson give a school music lesson about how to ‘Keep the Beat’ in this 1944 soundie. Pay attention!

12 FEBRUARY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #374

107.3 2SER Tuesday 12 February 2019
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
1944-46 Radio Big Bands
Racing with the Moon (theme) + Candy Hop
Vaughan Monroe Orchestra (voc) VM
‘One Night Stand’
Blackhawk Restaurant
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
6 Feb 1945
Accentuate the Positive
Frankie Masters Orchestra (voc) Frankie Masters, Phyllis Miles and the Girl Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Blue Network
1945
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #2
Freddy Martin Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
27 Jan 1946
Set 2
Count Basie Rock’n’Roll
(Theme and close) One O’Clock Jump + Little Pony + Why Not? + The Moon is Green + Tpp Close For Comfort (voc) Joe Williams
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
16 Jun 1956
Heading Home + As Long As I’m Moving
Shirley Gunter
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
16 Jun 1956
In Self-Defence
The Flairs
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
16 Jun 1956
Set 3
Woody Herman 1947 – 50s Radio
Open + I’ve Got News For You
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) WH
‘Just Jazz’
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
1947
Ad + The Goof and I
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘Monitor’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
26 Jun 1955
Mambo the Most
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Peony Park
WOW NBC Omaha Nebraska
1948
Set 4
Jazz Inspired Arabic Music
(Open and Close) Coca Cola Ad
Unknown
Cairo 1950
Rhumba
Hanan and Fairouz
Comm Rec
Beirut
1950s
Swing
Hanan and Fairouz
Comm Rec
Beirut
1950s
Set 5
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson 1944 – 46
Who Put The Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
8 Feb 1946
Candlelight + In a Mist
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
10 Jul 1944
Who’s Goin’ Steady With Who?
Harry ‘The Hipster’ Gibson
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
8 Feb 1946
Set 6
Eddie Condon 1944 Blue Network
Rosetta
Eddie Condon group with Muggsy Spanier and Miff Mole
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Memphis Blues
Eddie Condon group with Muggsy Spanier and Miff Mole
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Eddie Condon group with Muggsy Spanier and Miff Mole (voc) Red McKenzie
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
I’d Do Anything For You
Eddie Condon group with Muggsy Spanier and Miff Mole
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
16 Sep 1944
Set 7
1930s Count Basie
Texas Shuffle
Count Basie Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
22 Aug 1938
Swing It, Brother, Swing
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Billie Holliday
Aircheck
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NYC
30 Jun 1937
Darn That Dream
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Helen Humes
Southland Cafe
WNAC NBC Red Boston
20 Feb 1940
St Louis Blues
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Jimmy Rushing
Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Red Pittsburgh
8 Feb 1937
Set 8
1932 Dance Music
Gnaedige Frau, komm und spiel mit mir
Hans Albers
Movie
‘Quick’
Berlin
1932
Try Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Don Redman Orchestra (voc) DR
Comm Rec
New York City
26 Feb 1932
Linda
earl Burtnett Orchestra (voc) Jess Kirkpatrick
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1932
On the Alamo / My Ideal / I’ll Get By + Egyptian Shimmy
Anson Weekes Orchestra
Radio Transcription
San Francisco
1932