Claude Thornhill Piano Child Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 4 September Radio Show 2018


He was a piano playing child prodigy who entered the Con at age 16 after playing professionally in theatre for years. His name is Claude Thornhill and he is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

THE PHANTOM DANCER

Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio in a non-stop mix by Greg Poppleton.

Mixed live-to-air on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com. That’s where you can hear lots of past Phantom Dancers, too.

IN THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX?

The Claude Thornhill feature and a whole mix of swing and jazz from live 1930s-50s radio. Read the full play list below.

The last hour of the mix is ALL VINYL.

CLAUDE THORNHILL

This week I’m quoting the wiki article on Claude Thornhill. Usually I write a bio based on different sources, but I’m short of time this week recording a new album for the Greg Poppleton band with the Billion Dollar Quartet.

“Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 – July 1, 1965) was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. He composed the jazz and pop standards “Snowfall” and “I Wish I Had You”.

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As a youth, he was recognized as an extraordinary talent and formed a traveling duo with Danny Polo, a musical prodigy on the clarinet and trumpet from nearby Clinton, Indiana. As a student at Garfield High School in Terre Haute, he played with several theater bands. Thornhill entered the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music at the age of 16.

That same year he and clarinetist Artie Shaw started their careers at the Golden Pheasant in Cleveland, Ohio, with the Austin Wylie Orchestra. Thornhill and Shaw went to New York together in 1931. Thornhill went to the West Coast in the late 1930s with the Bob Hope Radio Show and arranged for Judy Garland in Babes in Arms. In 1935, he played on sessions with Glenn Miller, including “Solo Hop”, which was released on Columbia Records. He also played with Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Ray Noble, and Billie Holiday. He arranged “Loch Lomond” and “Annie Laurie” for Maxine Sullivan.

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In 1939 he founded the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. Danny Polo was his lead clarinet player. Although the Thornhill band was a sophisticated dance band, it became known for its superior jazz musicians and for Thornhill’s and Gil Evans’s arrangements. The band played without vibrato so that the timbres of the instruments could be better appreciated. Thornhill encouraged the musicians to develop cool-sounding tones. The band was popular with both musicians and the public. Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool nonet was modeled in part on Thornhill’s sound and unconventional instrumentation. The band’s most successful records were “Snowfall”, “A Sunday Kind of Love”, and “Love for Love”.

Thornhill was playing at the Paramount Theater in New York for $10,000 a week in 1942 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. As chief musician, he performed shows across the Pacific Theater with Jackie Cooper as his drummer and Dennis Day as his vocalist.

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In 1946, he was discharged from the Navy and reunited his ensemble. Danny Polo, Gerry Mulligan, and Barry Galbraith returned with new members, Red Rodney, Lee Konitz, Joe Shulman, and Bill Barber. In the mid 1950s, Thornhill was briefly Tony Bennett’s musical director. He offered his big band library to Gerry Mulligan when Mulligan formed the Concert Jazz Band, but Gerry regretfully declined the gift, since his instrumentation was different. A large portion of his extensive library of music is currently held by Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

Thornhill died of a heart attack in Caldwell, New Jersey, at the age of 56. In 1984, he was posthumously inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.”

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

A tour-de-corn from 1942 with Claude Thornhill, his piano, and his orchestra. Vocals by the Snowflakes including future bop singer with Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart. (You can hear Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart bop duets live in 1949 with Charie Parker on the 21 August Phantom Dancer).

4 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #330

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 September 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
Pop Singers on
Open + Buttons and Bows
Jo Stafford
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
22 May 1949
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Margaret Whiting
‘Oxydol Show’
CBS
1950
The Birth of the Blues + Basin Street Blues + Close
Liz Tilton and Curt Massey
‘Alka-Seltzer Show’
CBS
17 Jun 1949
Set 2
1950s Radio Jazz Pop
Summertime (theme) + Them There Eyes
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Bob Crosby
‘Marine Corp Show’
Radio Transcription
1950
At Last
The Honey Dreamers
‘Airtime’
Radio Transcription
1945
‘S Wonderful + Sleepy Time Down South (theme)
Louis Armstrong
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 3
Philco Orchestra
Let a Little Pleasure Interfere with Business
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Cinderella Brown
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1930
Egyptian Ella
Philco Orchestra
‘Philco Show’
WABC CBS NY
1931
Set 4
Jan Garber 1944-45
Snowfall (theme) + Where or When
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
AFRS Re-Broadcast
23 Jun 1947
Classics in Jazz + Flight of the Bumble Bee
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jun 1937
Let’s Go Home + Close
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Pennsylvania
WJZ ABC NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 5
Swinging 1940s Big Band Radio
Stealing Apples
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Hotel Astor Roof
WABC CBS New York
Jul 1943
Cottontail
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Swanee River
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Mr Chips + Blue and Boogie
Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 6
Women Singers 1939 Radio
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
Kay Doyle (voc) Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Mutual Network
Boston
20 Sep 1939
The Very Thought of You (theme) + And the Angels Sing
Liz Tilton (voc) Ray Noble Orchestra
Beverly-Wiltshire Hotel
Beverly Hills Ca
KFI NBC LA
22 Oct 1939
Little Sir Echo
Doris Day (voc) Barney Rapp Orchestra
Sign of the Drum
NBC Cincinnati
17 Jun 1939
Yankee Doodle
Linda Keene (voc) Jack Teagarden Orchestra
‘Young Man with a Band’
WABC CBS NY
Nov 1939
Set 7
1938-40 Sweet Band Radio Transcriptions
So You’re The One
Sterling Young Orchestra (voc) Bobbie Innes
Radio Transcription
1940
Heart and Soul
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle
Radio Transcription
1938
It Seems Like Old Times
Glen Gray Orchestra (voc) Cliff Grass
Radio Transcription
1939
Goodbye Now
Chuck Foster Orchestra (voc) 3Ds
Radio Transcription
1940
Set 8
Bop Radio
Groovin’ The Blues
Miss Rhapsody
Comm Rec
6 Jul 1944
Hi Beck
Lee Konitz
Storyville
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
5 Jan 1954
Bye Bye Blackbird + Straight No Chaser
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Spotlight
Mutual, Washington DC
Feb 1959
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Jan Garber ‘Idol of the Airwaves’ – Phantom Dancer 28 Aug 2018


Jan Garber was the ‘The Idol of the Airwaves’. He broadcast from the 1920s into the 1960s (you heard him on The Phantom Dancer from Las Vegas on CBS in 1965 two weeks back 2ser.com).

His band is still playing after 100 years. He’s this week’s Phantom Dancer featured band leader.

THE PHANTOM DANCER

Swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio in a non-stop mix by Greg Poppleton.

Mixed live-to-air on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com. That’s where you can hear lots of past Phantom Dancers, too.

IN THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX?

The Jan Garber feature and a whole mix of swing and jazz from live 1930s-50s radio. Read the full play list below.

The last hour of the mix is ALL VINYL.

jan garber

JAN GARBER

Now playing as the Howard Schneider Big Band, violinist Jan Garber formed his first band, a quartet, in 1918. He was straight out of Combs Conservatory Of Music Philadelphia and World War 1 army service.

So Jan Garber’s music is now in its 100th year, though Jan himself left for the big ballroom in the sky in 1977.

He was an early regular radio broadcaster, starting at WLW Cincinnati in 1922, a high power station with a huge listening area, especially at night.

He had a ‘hot’ band in the 1920s, adopted the ‘sweet’ style in the 1930s, then changed to swing between 1941 and 1945 before his long term fans persuaded him back to the sweet style he was famous for.

BREAK

Jan’s break into top band popularity occured in early 1933 when he took over leadership of the ‘Little Freddie Large Orchestra’ from Canada.

The drawcard was Freddie Large’s lyrical lead alto saxophone. It was the Pied Piper to radio listeners, The band also had that important distinctive band necessary for any band to rise from the pack through the imaginative arrangements by band pianist, Doug Roe.

The new Garber Band sounded like Lombardo but with more bounce. It became an overnight sensation through network radio broadcasts from Chicago’s Trianon Ballroom.

It was during this time that the diminutive maestro was dubbed, ‘The Mighty Little Maestro of Modern Melody’.

SWING

In 1941, Garber switched to swing. This is the band we’ll mostly hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Despite some distinctive and sometimes haunting arrangements that were signature Garber, the swing band was a financial disaster.

In late 1945 he returned to his tight, well-rehearsed and nonetheless swinging sweet style.

IDOL

During Garber’s swing period he became known as ‘The Idol of The Airlanes.’ WGN Radio Chicago announcer, Pierre Andre, spontaneously came up with that title during a live band broadcast.

Garber featured good singers in his band, many of whom went on to solo recording careers such as Alan Copeland and Tommy Traynor.

His daughter, Janis, was also an excellent singer with the band (you can hear her great voice on 1965 radio with Jan Garber as mixed in the 7 Aug Phantom Dancer, now online at 2ser.com).

HORSE SHOWS

In the 1950s, Garber music became a permanent fixture at gala horse shows in the U.S South and Southwest.

His final-year engagements in the Lady Luck Lounge of the Desert Inn, broadcast over CBS, made his band one of the most popular attractions in the emerging Las Vegas of the 1960s.

JANIS

When Jan retired in the 1970s, his vocalist daughter, Janis, took over the band as leader. The band has remained active ever since, and under different batons since Janis. It has dance gigs booked for 2019 in Arizona.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Jan Garber in a corny 1940s soundie (precursor of the video). Enjoy!

28 AUGUST PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #329

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 August 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
Glenn Miller Glen Island Casino
Moonlight Serenade (theme) + I Never Knew
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC Red NY
30 Dec 1938
Jumping Jive
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC Red NY
20 Jul 1939
Bugle Call Rag + Moonlight Serenade (theme)
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle
WEAF NBC Red NY
10 Aug 1939
Set 2
Count Basie 1956
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Sixteen Men Swinging
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
2 Jul 1956
Peace Pipe
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC NY
9 Jan 1956
One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Zardi’s
KFI NBC LA
14 May 1956
Set 3
Camel Caravan Benny Goodman
Open + Scatterbrain
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Nov 1939
Lilacs in the Rain
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Mildred Bailey
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
18 Nov 1939
King Porter Stomp + Goodbye (close)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WEAF NBC Red NY
14 Oct 1939
Set 4
Jan Garber 1944-45
Open + Gianina Mia
Jan Garber Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-Broadcast
25 May 1944
I Should Care
Jan Garber Orchestra (voc) Debbie Claire
‘One Night Stand’
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
AFRS Re-Broadcast
29 Mar 1945
Let’s Go Home + Close
Jan Garber Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
1945
Set 5
1920s Radio
Shine On Harvest Moon
Phil Spitalny’s Music (voc) Helen Rowland
Hit of the Week Records
New York
Nov 1931
Medley
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
WABC CBS NY
27 Aug 1929
Call of the Freaks
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1 Aug 1930
For Someone I Love + Orange Blossom Time
Dixie Two-Steppers
Radio Trnscription
1929
Set 6
Mid-1930s Radio
Hot Lips (theme) + Rose Room
Henry Busse Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1935
Announcers’ Blues
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
19 Jan 1936
Theme + Mr Ghost Goes To Town
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
WEAF NBC Red NY
31 Jan 1937
Too Good To Be True
Lee Wiley
WABC CBS NY
12 Aug 1936
Set 7
German Swing 1939 – 1942
Eskapaden
Billy Bartholomew
Comm Rec
Berlin
6 Jan 1939
Lang ist’s hier
Billy Bartholomew
Comm Rec
Berlin
6 Jan 1939
Truxa Fox
Eugen Wolff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Apr 1937
Wenn es draussen dunkel ist
Kurt Widmann (voc) Rudi Schuricke
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jan 1940
Set 8
Modern Jazz Piano Radio
How High The Moon
Bud Powell Trio
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Mar 1953
Too Marvellous
Erroll Garner
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
May 1956
In Your Own Sweet Way
Dave Brubeck
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
Feb 1956

Australian Trad Jazz on 1949 Radio – Phantom Dancer Show 21 August 2018


Trad jazz became the leading jazz style in Australia after World War Two. On this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton, we hear 1949 radio broadcasts by two of the leading exponents of the style – Dave Dallwitz and Graeme Bell.

THE PHANTOM DANCER

Your non-stop mixtape of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. Produced and presented by Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, since 1985.

The Phantom Dancer is mixed live-to-air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm.

It’s then re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online at 2ser.com.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set of ‘Limehouse Blues’ on-air between 1934 and 1946, there’s a set of live radio dance bands from 1939, and there’s the Australian trad jazz on 1949 radio feature. The last hour of the mix is ALL VINYL.

See the full play list below….

AUSTRALIAN TRAD JAZZ

This week’s feature – a set of 1949 trad radio broadcasts from Adelaide and Melbourne and a commercial side from 1929.

JOE WATSON

Trumpeter Joe Watson came to Australia from the USA with the visiting Ray Tellier band and decided to stay. He lead Melbourne’s Green Mill Dance Hall Orchestra. This commercial record was made for ‘Coles’ stores on their ‘Embassy’ label.

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DAVE DALLWITZ – SOUTHERN JAZZ GROUP

Jazz pianist, band leader, ragtime, jazz, revue, symphonic and chamber music composer, classical cellist and bassoon player. He lead the Adelaide-based Southern Jazz Group from 1945 to 1951, which we hear in a South Australian radio broadcast from 1949. He was also an artist and associate member of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

Dave Dallwitz

GRAEME BELL

Dixieland and classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader. He famously toured Czechoslovakia in 1947, and later toured Germany and the UK in the early 50s. He was the first Westerner to lead a jazz band to China.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Australian band, Graeme Bell, cut this on tour in Czechoslovakia in 1947.

21 AUGUST PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #328

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 August 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
1940s Swing Bands on One Night Stand
Theme + Wherever There’s Me There’s You
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra (voc) Frances Glenn and Jay Johnson
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom LA
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
I Don’t Want To Love You Like I Do
Lee Castle Orchestra (voc) Natalie Kaye
‘One Night Stand’
Terrace Room
Newark NJ
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Aug 1944
All Or Nothing At All + I Got Rhythm
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra (voc) Ted Travers
‘One Night Stand’
Roosevelt Hotel
Washington DC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Feb 1944
Set 2
Friendly Five Footnotes
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + Ooh That Kiss! + Goodnight Sweetheart + I Wouldn’t Change You For The World + Alabamy Bound + I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme)
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) FR
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
1932
Set 3
Concerts in Miniature
Open + Young Blood
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Rustic Cabin NJ
NBC
1952
Intermission Riff
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
WSOC NBC Charlotte NC
1952
Artistry in Bolero
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Bowling Field
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Set 4
Your Hit Parade
Happy Days Are Here Again (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
Gotta Be This Or That
Mark Warnow Orchestra (voc) Joan Edwards
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-Broadcast
27 Oct 1945
Moonlight Becomes You + Love Me Or Leave Me (close)
Mark Warnow (voc) Barry Wood
‘Your Hit Parade’
AFRS Re-Broadcast
23 Jan 1943
Set 5
Limehouse Blues
Limehouse Blues
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
Radio Transcription
1934
Limehouse Blues
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
6 Nov 1940
Limehouse Blues
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
Aircheck
New York City
Jun 1942
Limehouse Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘One Night Stand’
The Click
Philadelphia
AFRS Re-broadcast
1 Jul 1946
Set 6
Australian Trad Jazz Radio
Alabama Stomp
Joe Watson Green Mill Orchestra
Comm Rec
Melbourne
17 Oct 1929
Strut Miss Lizzy
Graeme Bell Dixieland Band (voc) Roger Bell
3AW
Melbourne
1949
Emu Strut
Southern Jazz Group
5AD
Adelaide
18 Jun 1949
Georgia Bo Bo
Graeme Bell Dixieland Band (voc) Ade Monsborough
3AW
Melbourne
1949
Set 7
1939 Radio Dance Bands
Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp and his New Englanders
The Sign of the Drum
Cincinnati NBC Red NY
17 Jun 1939
This is No Dream
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
White Sails
Harry James Orch (voc) Connie Haines
‘America Dances’
WABC CBS NY and BBC London
19 Jul 1939
Last Two Weeks in July
Artie Shaw Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WEAF NBC Red NY
21 Oct 1939
Set 8
New Sounds in Jazz Radio
My Heart Stood Still
Shorty Rogers’ Giants
‘The Tonight Show’
Jul 1955
Royal Roost Bop
Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart (voc)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
5 Mar 1949
Budo
Bud Powell Trio
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Mar 1953

Hear The Mother of Modern Pop Singing – Phantom Dancer Radio 7 August 2018


When you hear a woman pop singer in any genre singing ‘naturally’ today, blame 1930s big band singer, Helen Ward. She blazed the trail.

You’ll hear a Helen Ward set of live 1930s-40s broadcasts on this week’s Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mixtape of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio, recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm, and presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

It is heard on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

If you can’t catch this week’s Phantom Dancer mix live on 107.3 2SER, you can hear it immediately after 2ser.com online.

That’s the place where you’ll also find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mix tapes.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– visits the Cocoanut Grove 1932-34, dives in Hank Williams on 1952 Hillbilly radio, listens to some of Duke Ellington’s extended works on his ‘Date with the Duke’ 1945 radio series and then there’s the Helen Ward feature. See the play list below….

HELEN WARD

Helen Ward was one of the first swing band ‘girl singers’, as they were known whatever their age, to become a ‘name’.

She was crucial in establishing the natural, untrained voice style of female pop singing that continues to this day with Gaga, Beyoncemore.

Ward came to commercial prominence in 1934 as the singer with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra when it made its breakthough broadcasts on the NBC ‘Let’s Dance’ radio show.

She stayed with the Benny Goodman Orchestra until 1936, just before it became hugely popular.

Helen Ward and Benny Goodman

The ‘girl singer’ who took Helen Ward’s place in the Goodman Orchestra, Martha Tilton, borrowed heavily from the Ward style.

Despite the fact that the Goodman Orchestra had a long and distinguished career into the 1970s, and had female singers like Martha Tilton, Patti Page, Peggy Lee and even Ella Fitzgerald, Ward remained the singer synonymous with the Benny Goodman Band.

THE MOTHER OF MODERN POP SINGING

This is important to note because the Ward style also became the basis of female pop singing that continues to this day.

Her style, which was significant in the Goodman band’s 1934 success is unaffected and untrained. It’s technical waeknesses were overcome by an assured style, creating the illusion of a ‘natural’ voice.

And like so many ‘natural’ singers today, who play ‘natural’ guitar accompanying themselves on ‘natural’ songs about their ‘natural’ lives, Ward, too, learnt an instrument as a child. In her case it was the piano, taught to her by her father, naturally.

She took up singing as a teenager as half of a duo with songwriter and pianist, Burton Lane. That exposure with such a high-profile pop writer brought her to the notice of a number of New York band leaders, with whom she sang over the radio.

Between 1934 and 1936, Ward waxed several records with Goodman. Her version of ‘These Foolish Things’ sold over a million copies and cemented her professional reputation.

She left Goodman in 1936 for both personal and professional reasons. She was engaged to marry Goodman, but after a few months he back out. She also had had enough of the gruelling band road trips.

After singing with Goodman and touring, she stuck to the studios. She recorded for Goodman alumni Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson (standing in for Billie Holiday), Joe Sullivan and Harry James.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer you’ll also hear her on the radio with Bob Crosby in 1939 and Peanuts Hucko.

For a short while in 1943, she returned to performing with a band led by Hal McIntyre.

She went into semi-retirement from singing to be a radio producer in 1946-7 for station WMGM, New York.

From then on, she swapped long periods away from bands with recording and touring including returns to Benny Goodman in 1953, 57 and 58.

Around 1960 she retired from the public eye, but returned in 1979 following the hoopla surrounding the 40th anniversary of the 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert, which she was instrumental in having recorded.

She launched into a string of club gigs in New York City and in 1981 released the album, ‘The Helen Ward Song Book’. Now hear her on The Phantom Dancer.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Helen Ward sings ‘Oh, Sweet Susannah!’ with the Benny Goodman in a 1936 broadcast from the Congress Hotel, Chicago, over NBC. Happy Listening!

7 AUGUST  PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #326

107.3 2SER Tuesday 7 August 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
1930s Radio Dance Bands
Open + Rockin’ the Town
Hal Kemp Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
KNX CBS LA
25 Dec 1937
Dancing in the Dark
Bob Chester Orchestra
Mayfair Room
Hotel van Cleve
Dayton OH
CBS
21 Sep 1939
St Louis Blues + Cavernism (close)
Earl Hines Orchestra
Grand Terrace
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Aug 1938
Set 2
Jazz Moderne on the Wireless
All of Me
Miles Davis
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
17 Oct 1957
Ornitholgy + Fifty-Second Street Theme
Charlie Parker
Hi-Hat Club
WCOP Boston
1954
Set 3
Radio Variety
Al Jolson Story
Al Jolson
‘Rinso Show’
KNX CBS LA
6 Apr 1937
Open + Change Partners
Bob Hope + Skinnay Ennis Orchestra
‘Bob Hope Show’
KNX CBS LA
27 Sep 1938
18 Feb 1945
Abdiction News + Love Marches On + Close
Eddie Cantor
‘Texaco Town’
WABC CBS NY
6 Dec 1936
Set 4
Coconut Grove Radio 1932-34
Theme + Too Beautiful For Words
Jack, Mae and Dee Howard (voc) Vincent Valsanti Orch
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1934
How’s About It?
Phil Harris and Leah Ray (voc) Phil Harris Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1933
Gooby Gear + Music in the Moonlight (close)
Jimmy Grier Orchestra (voc) Donald Novis
Radio Transcription
Cocoanut Grove
Los Angeles
1932
Set 5
Helen Ward Feature
Anything Goes
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
WJZ Blue Network NY
27 Mar 1935
It’s Funny To Everyone But Me
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
18 Jul 1939
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Jan 1935
My Funny Valentine
Peanuts Hucko (voc) Helen Ward
‘Eddie Condon’s Floorshow’
WNBT TV NYC
26 Mar 1949
Set 6
Benny Goodman 1940-46 Radio
Let’s Dance + Big John Special
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Peacock Court
Hotel Mark Hopkins
KFRC Don Lee-Mutual
San Francisco
28 May 1940
Swing Angel
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Meadowbrook Gardens
Culver City CA
KNX CBS LA
26 Jan 1946
Idaho
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Bond Wagon Radio Show’
Chicago Theatre
Chicago
10 aug 1942
Benny Rides Again
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
20 Sep 1941
Set 7
Hillbilly Radio
Various
Hank Williams and Miss Audrey
‘Health and Happiness Show’
Radio Transcription
1952
Set 8
Duke Ellington’s Extended Works 1945 Radio
Frankie and Johnny
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date with the Duke’
Regal Theatre
ABC Chicago
19 May 1945
Diminuendo in Blue / Rocks in My Bed/ Crescendo in Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joya Sherrill
‘Date with the Duke’
ABC Toledo OH
9 June 1945

Savoy Ballroom Broadcasts – Phantom Dancer Radio Show 31 July 2018


A set of 1930s-40s live radio swing from ‘The Home of Happy Feet’, the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York City is the feature on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Every Tuesday, authentic jazz deco singer and actor, Greg Poppleton, brings you The Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mixtape of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio, recorded live-to-air at 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12:04 – 2pm.

It’s re-broadcast on 22 radio stations of the Community Radio Network and online.

You can hear this week’s Phantom Dancer immediately after the 31 July broadcast online at 2ser.com. That’s the place where you’ll also find lots of past Phantom Dancer swing jazz mix tapes.

THIS WEEK’S PHANTOM DANCER MIX

– has a set Charlie Barnet from live 1957-59 radio, a set of jazz from the humorous 1940-41 ‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’ radio series, a set of 1935 Claude Hopkins Orchestra radio transcriptions and the Savoy Ballroom feature. See the play list below….

SAVOY BALLROOM

‘The Home of Happy Feet’ was described by poet Langston Hughes in his ‘Juke Box Love Song’ as the ‘Heartbeat of Harlem’ – Harlem being the centre of the African-America community in New York City.

On this week’s Phantom Dancer, the 1938 CBS broadcast of ‘This is New York’, Fats Waller names it as the Harlem go-to place ‘where everyone’s hip to the jive’. He then launches into the 1934 song that has since become a jazz standard, ‘Stomping at the Savoy’.

Being in Harlem, and as the ‘soul of the neighbourhood’, the dance hall, billed at its opening as the ‘World’s Finest Ballroom’, had a largely black clientele and band roster. However, the club had a no-discrimination policy, the important thing was that patrons knew how to dance and could swing.

savoy ballroom

10,000 SQUARE FEET

The ballroom at the Savoy, on the second floor of the building accessed by a marble staircase, was 10,000 square feet in area and could hold 4,000 people.

The ballroom walls were painted pink and lined with mirrors. Coloured lights shone on the sprung dance floor. The floor was replaced every three years because of the amount of dancing that took place.

On opening night, 20 March 1926, the New York Age reported, “Savoy Turns 2,000 Away On Opening Night – Crowds Pack Ball Room All Week”.

LINDY HOPPERS

Herbert White was a bouncer turned floor manager at the Savoy in the early 1930s. He kept an eye out for the best dancers to form his own dance troupe. This made the Savoy unique in that it came to house the best Lindy Hoppers.

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, as the cohort came to be known, turned professional in 1935 appearing on Broadway and in Hollywood including the 1937 Marx Brothers’ movie, ‘A Day at the Races’.

“The Savoy held a yearly dancing festival called the Harvest Moon Ball featuring lindy dancers. The first Ball was held in 1935, and the contestants introduced the Lindy Hop to Europe the next year.” (wiki)

As well as The Lindy Hop, other dances born in the Savoy dance hot house were The Flying Charleston, Jive, Snakehips, Rhumboogie, and variations of the Shimmy and Mambo.

‘The Evolution of Negro Dance’ was the Savoy’s contribution to the 1939 New York World Fair.

BANDS

The Savoy had a double bandstand so the music could be continuous for dancers with two bands playing alternatively each night. This also allowed the famous Savoy swing band cutting contests of the late 1930s.

Swing bands synonymous with the Savoy include the orchestras of Chick Webb, Erskine Hawkins, Lucky Millinder, Buddy Johnson and Cootie Williams who you’ll hear with Charlie Parker on this week’s Phantom Dancer mix.

The NYPD and Army shut the Savoy down in April 1943 on vice charges, despite the place having been run by gangsters since its 1926 opening. The ridiculous closure was reversed by mid-October that year.

TORN DOWN

The Savoy continued to operate until October 1958. Despite a big campaign to save it, the building was demolished for a housing complex.

“On 26 May 2002, Frankie Manning and Norma Miller, surviving members of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, unveiled a commemorative plaque for the Savoy Ballroom.” (wiki)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Dancing at the Savoy c 1950s

31 JULY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #324

107.3 2SER Tuesday 31 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
Charlie Barnet
Redskin Rhumba (theme) + Lumby
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Charlie Barnet Show’
Radio Transcription
1957
Along The Santa Fe Trail
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Salt Air Ballroom
KDYL Salt Lake City UT
5 Jun 1957
Moten Swing + Redskin Rhumba
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 2
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street
Open + Beale St Blues
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
16 Jun 1940
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
19 Aug 1940
I Dreamt I Dwelled in Harlem + Close
Paul Lavalle Woodwinds
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
1 Sep 1941
Set 3
The Blooz
Pointless Mama Blues
Herbie Fields and Miles Davis (voc) Rubberlegs Williams
Comm Rec
New York City
24 Apr 1945
Chubby’s Blues
Woody Herman’s First Herd (voc) Woody Herman
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Feb 1945
Rocky Mountain Blues
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York City
21 Jan 1927
Set 4
Latin Sounds
Agata
Nino Taranto
Comm Rec
Turin
1937
Pim Pam Pum
Nita Rosa (voc) Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘Xavier Cugat Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Instrumental + Close
Enric Madriguera and his Music of the Americas
‘One Night Stand’
Copacabana
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Jul 1945
Set 5
Trad Jazz on Radio
Back To Coajingalong
George Trevare Orchestra
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
Bay City (theme) + Ragtime Dance
Turk Murphy San Francisco Jazz Band
Easy Street
KCBS CBS San Francisco
9 Dec 1958
Indiana
Kid Ory Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
10 Oct 1954
Farewell Blues + Close
Muggsy Spanier
‘This is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NYC
22 Mar 1947
Set 6
Claude Hopkins Radio Transcriptions
I’d Do Anything For You
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
18 Oct 1935
Chasing the Blues Away
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Singin’ in the Rain
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet
Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1935
Set 7
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Fats Waller
‘This is New York’
WABC CBS NY
11 Dec 1938
Body and Soul (theme) + Chicago
Coleman Hawkins Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck
4 Aug 1940
The Count Steps In
Count Basie Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
Aircheck
30 Jun 1937
Floogie Boo + Close
Cootie Williams Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Savoy Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Feb 1945
Set 8
Progessive Jazz on the Air
The Gentle Art of Love (theme) + Aw, C’mon
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
Jun 1957
Little Girl Blue
Stan Getz
Basin Street
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Cement Mixer
Slim Gaillard
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
20 May 1951

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

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