We Put On A ‘Helluva’ Show. And I Met Mrs Sparkle.


What do you do?

The venue you’re playing at has been undercut by not one, but two, nearby venues.

Audience numbers are down.

What do you do?

Well, if you’re Greg Poppleton at Mosman Bowling Club today, you put on a ‘helluva’ show for the club and the beautiful people who came to see and hear us.

Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco singer channeling the spirits of the 1920s and 1930s
Greg Poppleton Jazz Deco singer channeling the spirits of the 1920s and 1930s

You put on an intimate show – singing to each of the 40 guests individually -from the stage and table by table.

You bring people together and get the audience singing.

You tell personal stories, weave in an amazing anecdote about a song or two or three, and you sing a request or two that brings a tear to the eyes of the requesters.

Greg Poppleton and an over the shoulder shot of some of the audience at Sunday Jazz in Mosman Bowling Club
Greg Poppleton and an over the shoulder shot of some of the audience at Sunday Jazz in Mosman Bowling Club

And you have a swinging band:

Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Grahame Conlon – banjo and guitar
Dave Clayton – double bass
Adam Barnard – drums and washboard

The Greg Poppleton swing rhythm section. Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Dave Clayton double bass, and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo
The Greg Poppleton swing rhythm section. Adam Barnard drums and washboard, Dave Clayton double bass, and Grahame Conlon guitar and banjo

In short, you create a ‘helluva’ show with great musicians that makes everyone happy. In fact, everybody left today with a smile and a desire to come back for more. Many left clutching a Greg Poppleton CD sold to them by Bev Evans. A CHILDHOOD HERO.

Having a special occasion? GREG POPPLETON MAKES JAZZ DECO POP!

The Copasetic 1920s – 1930s Jazz Singer and Band are absolutely the Bee’s Knees. 1.17 Million Total YouTube views. We’ll make your special occasion sparkle, too.  Enquire now.

Mosman Bowling Club presents a different top notch jazz band for your enjoyment on the first Sunday of every month, 2 – 4:30pm. And they welcome new players and members, too. Get in touch.

A guest photo. Greg Poppleton and Dave Clayton . double bass singing, 'Yes, We Have No Bananas'.
A guest photo. Greg Poppleton and Dave Clayton . double bass singing, ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’.

MRS SPARKLE
Bev Evans was Mrs Sparkle in the Mr Sheen ads. Her talent made the ads hugely successful. As a result, she became Australia’s leading hand and placement model.

I used to watch Mrs Sparkle on TV as a very little kid and marvel at how natural she was while being incredibly precise in her movements. I’ve been in 60 TV commercials myself and looking natural while being ‘big’ as a TVC requires is a rare skill.

And I loved the music. Little did I know then that the song was ‘Mr Gallagher and Mr Sheen’, written in 1922. No, I’m not a ‘make-a-quick-buck-off-the-Great-Gatsby-movie’ blow-in. I’ve loved the music of the 1920s and 1930s eversince I first saw Louis Armstrong on TV when I was three years old.

Here’s  Mrs Sparkle selling Mr Sheen on 1960s TV

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Ever Heard A Metamodern Band? Now’s Your Chance


Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club
Greg Poppleton, 1920s singer, at the Illawarra Jazz Club

 

Derrida said,

“If this work seems so threatening, this is because it isn’t simply eccentric or strange, but competent, rigorously argued, and carrying conviction.”

The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his metamodern jazz band, for an afternoon of Liederhosen.

Let me explain…

Greg Poppleton’s music is a metamodern mediation between aspects of modernism and postmodernism.

As a modernist he is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer.

As a postmodernist he is both cognizant that he can never be truly ‘authentic’ yet pursues his single-minded mission with Virilian speed to create fascinatingly ephemeral ‘1920s Urzeiten’ unique to his time and place on stage.

“To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend,” Jacques Derrida.

Deftly avoiding jazz cliches and gimmicky contemporary music incorporations, Greg becomes ‘1920s’ on-stage utilising a thorough ethical framework of sound music practice, stagecraft and an authentic passion for the genre since earliest childhood.

“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation,” Weimar Jazz Age writer, broadcaster and essayist, Walter Benjamin.

Greg is truly a metamodern singer in English and German, and the Corrimal Hotel is the one place in the Illawarra where this musical intersection can engage, challenge and charm.

Totally untouched by contemporary music, producing sounds that intrigue and catch listeners off-guard, Greg has over 1 MILLION YouTube plays for just one mix of his 1920s-30s music from three albums.

Gloriously rejected by the more traditional elements of the jazz community in which he is supposed to belong and embraced by Bob Rogers on commercial radio and 18-35 year olds in Europe, the US and Mexico, there is no middle ground with Greg Poppleton.

Greg entertains, bringing an operatically trained voice, a lifelong single-minded approach to the music of the 1920s and 1930s, and an acting background which has seen him in movie scenes opposite such Hollywood stars as Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman.

Now I ask you, writing in the first person, is there a place for my metamodern Greg Poppleton band in your hearts so that you’ll be at the Corrimal Hotel, Saturday 7 October, 3:30-6:30pm?

There’s a bistro. A bar. And no PA!

To find out more, do visit Greg’s website at http://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com for photos, music and contact.

Greg Poppleton, Corrimal Hotel, Sat 7 Oct

20 June Phantom Dancer – Harry James Trumpet Serenade (1942 Music Short)


Here’s your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 20 June.

Your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

Presented by Greg Poppleton on Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

You can now hear it ONLINE at Radio 2SER

In this week’s Phantom Dancer mix there’s a set of Jack Teagarden’s trombone, women sing the standards on 1951 radio and 1952 TV and Duke Ellington is on the air over his 1945 ‘Date With The Duke’ radio series.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is the Harry James Orchestra with singer Helen Forrest from a 1942 musical short, Trumpet Serenade.

Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #267

107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 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
Women Sing Standards on 1951 Radio and 1952 TV
Theme + If I Could Be With You + Too Young
Peggy Lee (voc) Russ Case Orchestra
’Peggy Lee Show’
CBS
15 Jul 1951
More Than You Know
Jo Stafford (voc) Victor Young Orchestra
’Your Melody Hour’
NBC
5 Aug 1951
I Get A Kick Out of You
Ann Hathaway
’Adventures in Jazz’
WCBS TV CBS NY
4 Jan 1952
Set 2
Jack Teagarden & his Trombone 1936-55
Jack-Armstrong Blues
Jack Teagarden and Louis Armstrong’s All Stars (voc) JT and LA
Aircheck
1949
The Music Goes Around and Around
Jack Teagarden and Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra (voc) JT and PW
’Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ Blue NBC NY
12 Jan 1936
Lazy River + I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues (theme)
Jack Teagarden All-Stars
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
30 Apr 1955
Set 3
Miles Davis for US Savings Bonds on 1959 Radio
The Theme + So What?
Miles Davis Sextet
’Treasury of Music’
WNBC NBC NY
25 Aug 1959
Set 4
The Duke Is On The Air
Take The A Train (theme) + Midriff
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
400 Restaurant
WJZ ABC NY
30 Apr 1945
One O’Clock Jump
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NY
1945
Stomp, Look and Listen + Take The A Train (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
’A Date With The Duke’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Set 5
Trad Jazz on 1940s-50s Radio and TV
New Orleans Masquerade
The New Graeme Bell Band
Sylvania Hotel
Comm Rec
Jul 1960
South Rampart Street Parade
The Dukes Of Dixieland
’Timex All-Star Jazz Show’
WCBS TV NY
30 Apr 1958
Black and Blue
Muggsy Spanier
’This is Jazz’
WOR MBS NY
22 Mar 1947
It’s The Talk of the Town
Eddie Condon Group (voc) Red McKenzie
’Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
27 Jan 1945
Set 6
Mickey Mouse Bands on 1940s Radio
12th Street Rag
Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Edgewater Beach Hotel
WGN Mutual Chicago
1 Nov 1948
Old Fashioned Love
Eddy Howard Orchestra (voc) EH
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1948
Once In Love With Amy
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Merv Griffin and Band
Aircheck
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
1940s
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Ginny Simms (voc) Your Hit Parade Orchestra
’Your Hit Parade’
WNBC NBC NY
1 Mar 1947
Set 7
Swinging 1940s Radio
Sleep
Benny Carter Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate Ca
KECA Blue LA
1944
Blackberry Jam
Glen Gary and the Casa Loma Orchestra
’Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
Blue Network
19 Nov 1943
Open + Smiles
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
’For The Record’
WEAF NBC Red NY
11 Sep 1944
Beulah’s Boogie
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
’One Night Stand’
Casa Mañana
Culver City Ca
KFI NBC LA
20 Jul 1947
Set 8
Benny Goodman
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Benny Goodman Sextet
’Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
Little White Lies
Patti Page (voc) Benny Goodman Sextet
’One Night Stand’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Jun 1948
Slipped Disc
Benny Goodman Sextet
’Kings of Jazz’
BBC London (from NYC)
8 Dec 1945

7 March Phantom Dancer – 1952 Liberace TV Beer Barrel Polka


The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com. The Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

LISTEN NOW ARCHIVED ONLINE AT RADIO 2SER.COM

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: airchecks by Red Nichols from 1929 radio, the early Benny Goodman swing band on 1934-37 radio and star women singers on 1940s-50s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, Liberace ‘Rolls Out The Barrel’ on his 1952 TV show.

Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #253

107.3 2SER Tuesday 28 February 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Women Singing Stars on 1943 – 1953 Radio
Theme + It’s A Lovely Day Today
Jo Stafford (voc) Buzz Adlam Orchestra
‘Navy Star Time’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1952
Down By The Riverside
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (voc and g) Lucky Millinder Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
2 Aug 1943
Corner To Corner
Sarah Vaughan
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
16 Apr 1953
Set 2
1930s Dance Bands on the Radio
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Phil Harris Orchestra (voc) PH
Aircheck
Hollywood
28 Feb 1937
Swamp Fire
Frankie Masters Orchestra
‘Rhythm and Romance’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
Ad + The Broken Record
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc and piano) Ramona
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Set 3
Jazz Piano Virtuosi on 1930s – 50s Radio
Humouresque
Art Tatum
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
Radio City
WJZ NBC Blue NY
28 Jul 1941
Theme + Oh Baby!
Ralph Sutton Quartet
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
24 Jul 1954
The Joy Jump + One O’Clock Jump + Deep Forest (theme)
Earl Hines and the Esquire All-Stars (voc) Earl Hines and Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
30 Jan 1954
Set 4
Big Bands on 1947-53 Radio
Blue Flame (theme) + Woodchoppers Ball
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
Starlite Roof
Edgewater Hotel
CBS Madison Wi
12 Jul 1950
September Song
Harry James Orchestra
Cocoanut Grove
Ambassador Hotel
KFI NBC Los Angeles
7 Jan 1953
Early Autumn
Claude Thornhill Orchestra (voc) Fran Warren
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 5
The New Wave on 1940s-50s Radio
What’s New
Howard McGee Group
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
Sep 1951
Imagination
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
2 Jun 1951
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Lester Young Quintet
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
7 Aug 1956
Confirmation
Charlie Parker Quintet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
19 Feb 1949
Set 6
Early Benny Goodman Swing Band on Radio
Let’s Dance (theme) + You’re The Object Of My Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1934
I Hate To Talk About Myself
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
Palomar Ballroom
KFI Red NBC Los Angeles
22 Aug 1935
Mama That Moon’s Here Again
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Jul 1937
Life Goes To A Party
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS New York City
22 Dec 1937
Set 7
1920s Radio – Brunswick Brevities
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
They Didn’t Believe Me
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) Scrappy Lambert
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Harvey
Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang (voc and piano) Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
That’s A’Plenty + Say It With Music (theme)
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Set 8
Kansas City Jazz On Radio
Moten Swing
Jay McShann Orchestra (incl Charlie Parker)
Radio Transcription
KFBI Witchita Ka.
2 Dec 1940
Oh Lady Be Good
Count Basie Orchestra (with violin!)
Chatterbox
Hotel William Penn
WCAE NBC Pittsburg Pa
8 Feb 1937
You Say Forward, I’ll March
Jay McShann Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York City
Dec 1943
Andy’s Blues
Count Basie Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avodon Balroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
Jun 1946

17 January 2017 Phantom Dancer – Wireless Send-up From 1926 With The Savoy Orpheans


The Phantom Dancer two hour non-stop mix playlist for 17 January.

You can hear this show now, archived at radio 2ser.com

Non-stop swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio presented by Greg Poppleton over 107.3 2SER Sydney every Tuesday from 12 noon since 1985.

And now live-streamed, archived online at 2ser.com and heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the mix this week: harmony on 1930s-50s radio by The Inskspots and King Sisters, swing bands from 1930s radio including Bunny Berrigan and Artie Shaw, and a complete Paramount on the Air radio trailer for the Marx Brothers movie, Duck Soup, with jazz soundtrack by Nathaniel Finston’s Paramount Orchestra.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a send-up of radio recorded in London in January 1926 featuring the Savoy Orpheans Orchestra and comedian Norman Long.

Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Greg Poppleton will be bringing his 1920s-30s Show to the Foundry 616 Jazz Club, Thursday 19 January.
With Paul Furniss (reeds) Geoff Power (trumpet, trombone, sousaphone) Grahame Conlon (banjo and guitar) Adam Barnard (drums and washboard)

TICKETS. Dinner sittings 7pm and 8pm. Show only 8:30pm. General admission and concession tix available.

Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Show - Foundry 616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris St Ultimo
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s-30s Show – Foundry 616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris St Ultimo, Thurs 19 January 8:30pm . TICKETS

 

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #248

107.3 2SER Tuesday 17 January 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations.

Set 1
Modern Swing Sounds on 1950s Radio
At Sundown
Les Brown Orchestra
Hershey Park Ballroom
WLAN ABC Lancaster Penn.
1957
Indiana
Lester Young Quartet + Idrees Sulieman (tp)
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
22 Dec 1956
Perdido
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1952
Set 2
Sweet Bands on 1950s Radio
Theme + I Concentrate On You
Chuck Cabot Orchestra
Empire Room
Rice Hotel
KTRH CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Chevrolet Ad + Walkin’ Down The Road
Dinah Shore (voc) Frank deVol Orchestra
‘Chevrolet Show’
WRCA NBC NY
25 Dec 1954
Afternoon of a Faun for Dance
Vincent Lopez (piano) Vincent Lopez Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Grill Room
Hotel Taft NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1959
Set 3
Progressive Jazz on 1950s Radio
Open + Well You Needn’t
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
15 Sep 1956
Jet Propulsion + Black Velvet
Illinois Jacquet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
1952
Set 4
1930s Swing Bands on the Air
Sandman
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
3 Feb 1936
Lonesome Road
Larry Clinton Orchestra (voc) Ford Leary
Coconut Grove
Hotel Park Central
WEAF NBC Red NY
7 Jul 1939
Running Wild + Chicken and Waffles
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
‘Saturday Night Swing Club’
WABC CBS NY
31 Oct 1936
Set 5
1939 Radio Swing
Mahogany Hall Stomp
Roy Eldridge Orchestra
Aircheck
Arcadia Ballroom
New York City
1939
Beer Barrel Polka
Bob Crosby Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jul 1939
I Know That You Know
Teddy Wilson Orchestra
‘America Dances’
BBC London
1939
Carioca + Nightmare (theme)
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Summer Terrace
Ritz Carlton Hotel
WNAC NBC Boston
19 Aug 1939
Set 6
Marx Brothers 1933
Duck Soup Radio Trailer
Marx Bros with Nathaniel Finston’s Orchestra
‘Paramount Movie Parade’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1933
Set 7
The Dixie Revival on 1940s-50s Radio
Beale St Blues
Jimmy Dorsey’s Dorseyland Band
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1950
St James Infirmary
Red Allen’s Dixelanders
‘Doctor Jazz’
Stuyvesant Casino
WMGM NY
1952
Someday
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
Wintergarden Theatre
WNBC NBC NY
19 Jun 1947
Impromptu Ensemble
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
Set 8
Harmony on the Wieless
Miss Otis Regrets
King Sisters
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1947
Kate
The Town Criers (voc) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park Ca
KECA ABC LA
6 Dec 1947
I’ve Got No Strings
Andrew Sisters (voc) Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
WABC CBS NY
13 Feb 1940
Tiger Rag
The Inkspots
WFIL NBC Red Philadelphia
12 Jul 1939
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s Show - Foundry 616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris St Ultimo, Thurs 19 January 8:30pm . TICKETS
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters 1920s-30s Show – Foundry 616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris St Ultimo, Thurs 19 January 8:30pm. TICKETS

10 January Phantom Dancer – 1924 Sound Film Ben Bernie Jazz Orchestra


HEAR your Jan 10 Phantom Dancer mix ONLINE at 2SER radio

The Phantom Dancer is presented by authentic 1920s – 30s singer, Greg Poppleton.

Today on your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio you’ll hear a set of Australian dance bands my parents danced to in the 1930s, Frank Coughlan and his Trocadero Orchestra, Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra and Dudley Cantrell’s Grace Granadiers (who played in the Grace Brothers department store ballroom on Broadway in Sydney.)

There’s also a set of women band leaders on the wireless Ella, Billie, Anna Mae Winburn and a set of jazz from swinging 60s radio and TV by Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa and the Charlie Shavers Quartet without Charlie Shavers.

Eight sets in total – names, bands, song titles and the originating radio station and date are listed in the play list below.

The play list is after The Phantom Dancer video of the Week.

Here is The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week. “A very important bit of film, both for the history of Film and Music in the early twentieth century! Surely one of the earliest films with the sound printed on the nitrate film itself instead of a separate disc or cylinder. It was produced by the De Forest Phonofilm system, which unfortunately was met with little success because there was no backing by any major studio. All that came of it were a few films of mostly musical subjects – which were at the time still making records by the acoustic process!” Alex Allen, YouTube. Enjoy!

Make sure you come back to this blog, Greg Poppleton’s Radio Lounge, every Tuesday, for the newest Phantom Dancer play list and Video of the Week!

Thank you.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #248

107.3 2SER Tuesday 10 January 2017
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 22 other stations

Set 1
It’s Trad, Dad on Live 1940s Radio
Open + Dark Eyes
Henry Levine Dixieland Octet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Jun 1941
Basin Street Blues
Frank, Jack and Tom Coughlan with the Wally Portingale Orchestra (voc) Frank, Jack & Tom
‘Army on Parade’
2CH AWA Network
Oct 1943
Tiger Rag
Wild Bill Davison and band (members announced)
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
10 May 1947
Set 2
1940s Radio Swing Bands with Women Singers
St Louis Blues (Le tristezze di San Luigi)
Trio Lescano (voc) Pippo Barzizza Orch
Comm Rec
Turin
1940
Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night of the Week
Woody Herman Orchestra (voc) Frances Wayne
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Feb 1945
Somebody Loves Me
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Kitty Kallen
Rice Hotel
CBS Houston
Apr 1953
Set 3
Stan Kenton 1952 NBC ‘Concerts in Miniature’
Open + Sweets
San Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
WSOC NBC Charlotte NC
1952
Artistry in Bolero
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
WRC NBC Washington DC
15 Jul 1952
Blue Moon
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
30 Sep 1952
Set 4
Paul Whiteman Orchestra on 1936-39 Radio
Ad + Flight of a Hay Bag
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
2 Feb 1936
Open + The Music Goes Round and Round
Paul Whiteman Orchestra (voc) Jack Teagarden
‘Paul Whiteman’s Musical Varieties’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
12 Jan 1936
Comes Love
Paul Whiteman Orchestra
‘Chesterfield Show’
Hotel Schroeder
CBS Milwaukee
Ocean Park Ca
AFRS Re-broadcast
9 Aug 1939
Set 5
1930s – 1940s Sydney Dance Bands. For My Father’s 100th Birthday
Don’t Sweetheart Me
George Trevare Orchestra (voc) Joan Blake
Comm Rec
Sydney
1944
Harlem Heat
Dudley Cantrell and the Grace Grenadiers
Comm Rec
Sydney
22 Nov 1937
Hang Your Heart On A Hickory Limb
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Orchestra (voc) Alice Smith and Jack Carpenter
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jul 1939
Blue Birds In The Moonlight
Dick Freeman and his Trocadero Dance Band (voc) Barbara James
Comm Rec
Sydney
Mar 1940
Set 6
1930s – 40s Women Band Leaders
Some Other Spring
Billie Holiday Orchestra (voc) Billie Holiday
Comm Rec
New York City
5 Jul 1939
Who Ya’ Hunchin’?
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Savoy Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Feb 1940
Mary Lou Williams’ Girl Stars
Boogie Misterioso
Comm Rec
New York City
24 Jul 1946
Diggin’ Dyke
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945
Set 7
Swinging Sixties Radio and TV Jazz
Chicago
Benny Goodman Quartet
‘Illinois Sesquicentennial’
WMAQ NBC TV Chicago
21 Aug 1967
Hello Dolly
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City
AFN Europe Re-broadcast
Jul 1964
A Tisket A Tasket
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Gene Krupa Quartet
‘Guard Session’
Radio Transcription
Hollywood
1963
Set 8
A Date With The Duke ABC 1945
A Friend Of Yours
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Regal Theatre
ABC Chicago
25 May 1945
Chelsea Bridge
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
Apollo Theatre
WJZ ABC NYC
30 Mar 1945
Blues On The Double
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC Battle Creek Mich.
2 Jun 1945
C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘A Date With The Duke’
ABC Toledo OH
9 Jun 1945