1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton – New Album Mix

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton. Enjoy this 53 minute YouTube mix of 1920s – 1930s jazz swing songs. It’s mixed from six albums by Australian 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton.

Greg’s newest album, ’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 2′ , is now on

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1920s – 1930s SONG MIX:
0:00 Tip Toe Through the Tulips
3:48 The Charleston (correct tempo, dancers!)
6:17 Sweet Sue
8:33 Carolina in the Morning
12:13 It’s Only a Paper Moon
14:34 My Gal Sal
17:39 San Antonio Rose
19:47 St James Infirmary
22:47 Singing the Bathtub
24:50 Love Me or Leave Me
28:50 Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
32:27 Exactly Like You
34:39 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
39:54 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
42:43 Ain’t She Sweet (Grahame Conlon ukulele)
45:15 Cakewalkin’ Babies From Home
47:46 St Louis Blues

1920s 1930s Jazz Swing Songs by Greg Poppleton Band:
Greg Poppleton: 1920s – 1930s singer
Paul Furniss: soprano, alto, tenor saxes and clarinet
Al Davey: trumpet and trombone
Bob Henderson: trumpet
Matt Baker: piano
Peter Locke: piano
Grahame Conlon: guitar and banjo
Geoff Power: sousaphone
Rod Herbert: sousaphone
Darcy Wright: double bass
Mark Harris: double bass
Dieter Vogt: double bass
Lawrie Thompson: drums and washboard
Joel Davis: drums

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The Charleston: 1920s-30s Wednesdays

The Charleston. Though recorded last Wednesday, 22 April 2020, I’ve been caught out with a busy audition schedule.

Now I can happily post this – your second in the series of 1920s-30s Wednesdays – The Charleston, composed by J.C. Johnson in 1923.

While we’re self-isolating, my son, Damon, and I, will serenade you with a 1920s-30s song every Wednesday.

This Wednesday, 29 April, it’s Amapola.

Do you have any 1920s-30s songs you’d like to hear on future 1920s-30s Wednesdays? Feel free to contact us

This week’s Phantom Dancer swing jazz mix has Harry Reser as feature artist. Tune in.

Press Release – New Album ’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Volume 1′

Greg Poppleton Releases Volume 1 in his Three Part Album Series,
‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1’

Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Volume 1

Greg Poppleton has released the first volume in a three album series called, ‘20s 30s Tin Pan Alley’  as a limited edition CD and downloads.

Listen to ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ in German and English as a thank you to the band’s may online fans in Germany…

Available now at
Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

Greg describes himself as an authentic 1920s – 30s singer. “While I wasn’t alive in the 20s and 30s,” Greg says, “I fulfil all the other qualities of authentic for this style of vocal jazz and swing.”

  1. When he was 3, he saw Louis Armstrong on TV and fell in love with the music. He was hooked on 20s jazz and 30s swing from then on and is a rarity in that to get to this music he didn’t migrate from some ‘youth’ music genre. I’m totally uninfluenced by other music.
  2. Vocalists in the 20s and 30s needed strong voices to be heard. Greg’s a classically trained singer. His coach had been taught by Tito Schipa and Lauritz Melchior.
  3. He’s not a jazz instrumentalist holding a tune while putting on a megaphone voice.

The nine songs on the album include a special German and English version of ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ as a thank you to the many fans Greg has in Germany.

Greg Poppleton 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley CD

  • Website: https://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
  • Tour schedule:
    October 12 – One Enchanted Evening – magic & music show Sydney
    November 9 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    January 18 – Saturday Jazz – Penrith
    February 1 – Great Art Deco Ball – 1920s Festival Katoomba
    March 15 – Jazz At The Pines – Dural
    August 12 – Bondi Pavilion
    October 20 – Private Event
  • Album release details:
    Greg Poppleton – 1920s – 30s vocals
    Al Davey – trumpet and trombone
    Paul Furniss – alto sax and clarinet
    Grahame Conlon – guitar, banjo and ukulele
    Geoff Power – sousaphone
    Rod Herbert – sousaphone (song 6)
    Adam Barnard – washboard and snare
    Lawrie Thompson – drums and washboard (songs 2, 6, 8)

    Recorded by Peter Gage, Paul Mirtschin and Peter O’Malley, Sydney.
    Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave.
    Mixed by Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe, Electric Cave, Sydney.
    Mastered by Bob Scott, Bob Scott Audio Design and Recording, Sydney.
    Artwork by Michele Tenaglia, Turin.

  • Discography:
    (2006) The Phantom Dancer
    (2012) Doin’ The Charleston
    (2013) Sweet Sue
    (2016) Back In Your Own Backyard
    (2019) 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1

Greg Poppleton has been leading bands singing the songs of the 1920s – 30s since 1994. He began his present band in 2002. Since then, Greg has played jazz festivals and venues in Australia and the Waiheke International Jazz Festival in New Zealand. Two of Greg’s albums have been played on Sydney commercial radio. Greg has also been an award-winning jazz broadcaster since 1985. His Phantom Dancer radio show is heard on over 20 radio stations across Australia and online.

“FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the 1920s- 1930s with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S)

“Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.”
— John Quigley, Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival

“Captures the 1920s – 1930s vocal style to perfection.”
— Kevin Jones 102.5 Fine Music FM

“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot.”
— Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S)

“Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s, rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the Swing Era”
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.”
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide

“Awesome. Totally fun.”
— Jesse Miner – ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (US)

“Poppleton and company get inside each tune with their complete commitment to the style.”
— Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (U.S)

“Hi Greg. I “met” you (not in person) during your Friday evening performance at the Waiheke Jazz Festival. I live my life on purpose and in the moment, rarely missing a calling / opportunity. However, during your performance I totally froze when you made eye contact, and I could not bring myself to talk to you afterwards. I regret not telling you that your music has moved and inspired me. Thank you for giving of yourself so generously! With best wishes for your future,”
— W.T.  NZ

’20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1′ available now at
Bandcamp: https://gregpoppleton.bandcamp.com/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1

CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/gregpoppleton

Apple iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/20s-30s-tin-pan-alley-vol-1/1477720009

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5CckWNaTr68d3Bdo0gH03G

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Greg Poppleton Album Interview By Radio Legend Bob Rogers

An updated post from January 2017 which has suddenly gained a lot of interest here:

Bob Rogers is an iconic Australian radio and TV broadcaster.

He has been in radio 75 years.

Earlier this year Bob interviewed me about my latest album of 1920s – 1930s songs, Back In Your Own Backyard. Buy CDs on band website. Mp3s at Bandcamp.

Bob Rogers at 2SM Radio
Bob Rogers at 2SM Radio

We talked about my  latest  album of songs from the 1920s and 1930s, ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’, now at Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes.

Bob played two tracks from the album. It’s rare, and a great honour, for an independent jazz band to be played on Sydney commercial radio, let alone by Australia’s radio legend.

backyard-full1920s - 1930s songs on Back In Your Own Backyard by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters-front
The fourth album of 1920s – 1930s songs on Back In Your Own Backyard by Greg Poppleton. Available at Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes

Back in 2012, Bob Rogers played  my entire ‘Doin’ The Charleston’ album of songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

That album has a version of the iconic 1920s song, The Charleston, and a version of the equally iconic 1920s Australian song, ‘Road to Gundagai‘. (Album now on Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes).

The second album of 1920s - 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters, Doin' The Charleston.
The second album of 1920s – 1930s songs by Greg Poppleton, Doin’ The Charleston. Available now at Bandcamp / CDBaby / iTunes

Bob Rogers began radio as a panel operator on 3XY Melbourne in 1942. His first DJ show was in Hobart a few years later. He then went to Brisbane and made a hit of Slim Dusty’s ‘Pub With No Beer’.

He presented Australia’s first Top 40 show on Sydney’s 2UE from 1958 to 1962 and was Australia’s top radio DJ for the next 8 years.

In 1962 he joined 2SM Sydney which jumped to number 1.

In 1964 Rogers was chosen to represent 2SM on The Beatles’ tour through Europe, Asia and Australia. Rogers became known as the Fifth Beatle.

He returned to 2UE and presented his morning radio show with a new format of provocative commentary, gossip and music. His programme became the go-to interview show for Australian and international celebrities including Frank Sinatra.

The Bob Rogers Show, a late night TV variety show, ran for five years on the Seven Network.

In November 1995, Rogers joined Sydney radio station 2CH.

According to the Nielsen radio ratings survey, Bob Rogers’ Morning show became the fourth most heard radio programme in Sydney in that particular time slot – no mean feat for an easy listening station in Sydney to achieve a greater audience share than a talkback station.

His Saturday 2CH show is rated No. 1 in Sydney.

Bob Rogers with The Beatles.
Bob Rogers with The Beatles.

Greg Poppleton is Australia’s only authentic 1920s – 1930s singer with band. To book, contact Tony Jex at OzManagement

I Gave Nicole Kidman A Big Bunch Of Red Roses…

…in the film Moulin Rouge! while she was singing ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’.

Then she knocked them out of my hand, pushed me backwards and danced over me.

Since then I’ve appeared in Dirty Deeds in a scene opposite John Goodman, Hunt Angels in a scene with Ben Mendelsohn and an improvised scene with Adrien Brody in Backtrack.

Here’s a clip of Nicole and I which I just found online. I give her the red roses at 1:50. Enjoy!

Greg Poppleton Actor website: www.gregpoppleton.com
Greg Poppleton singer website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com

Singing The Charleston:

Hear The Charleston, sung by Greg Poppleton from the album “Doin’ The Charleston”, on Bandcamp