7 February Phantom Dancer – Julius Sumner Miller ‘Why Is It So?’


Where has the year gone?

7 February already? It’s almost Christmas!

Well, it feels like Christmas now because today’s Phantom Dancer is ONLINE at Radio 2SER

Never mind, here’s your The Phantom Dancer play list for 7 February, your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV.

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 Phantom Dancer mix this week: Australia swing on 1930s – 40s radio, Trad Jazz on the air with Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and more plus a mix of women big bands on live 1940s radio.

See the full play list below.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is Professor Julius Sumner Miller examining reflected images on glass slabs from the 1960s ABC TV series, ‘Why Is It So?’

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 #250

107.3 2SER Tuesday 7 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
Post Swing Era Swing on 1948 – 53 Radio
Open + Blue Flame + Woodchoppers’ Ball
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Royal Grove
Peony Park
WOW NBC Omaha Nebraska
1948
Grieg’s Grotto
Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra (voc) Frances Caldwell
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Hotel Claridge
WMC NBC Memphis Tenn.
19 Jun 1953
Blue Velvet + Close
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Alan Copeland and The Modernaires
‘Bob Crosby Show’
Television Centre Hollywood
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1955
Set 2
1930s-1940s Australian Radio
Mortein Commercial
Rex ‘Wacka’ Dawe
‘Yes, What?’
5AD Adelaide
1938
Minnie’s In The Money
Barbara James (voc) Reg Lewis Orchestra
‘Hit Parade’
2UE
Sydney
1945
My Song Goes Around The World + With A Sweet Melody + Sweet Lucy Brown
Frank Coughlan Trocadero Orchestra
Radio Transcription
Featuradio
Sydney
Apr 1936
Set 3
1943 – 45 Swing Bands
Open + Swingin’ The Blues
Clyde McCoy Fort Huachuca Band
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Oct 1943
Open + Whispering
Gene Krupa Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
11 Nov 1944
On The Sunny Side of the Street + Close
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) The Sentimentalists
‘GI Jive’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1945
Set 4
1930s Radio Dance Orchestra
In The Mood
Russ Morgan Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
Sugar Foot Stomp
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Madhattan Room
WOR Mutual NY
21 Oct 1937
Hold Tight
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Marion Hutton
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WEAF NBC Red
20 Jun 1939
Set 5
1938-39 Radio Mickey Mouse Bands
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Jan Garber Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
The Man I Love
Del Courtney Orchestra
Aircheck
Rainbow Room
New Kenmore Hotel
Albany NY
31 Oct 1938
Annabelle
Gray Gordon and his Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
Radio Transcription
New York City
1939
You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven
Blue Barron Orchestra (voc) Russ Carlyle and The Glee Club
Radio Trancription
New York City
1939
Set 6
Trad Bands On The Air
Wailing Blues
The Cellar Boys
Comm Rec
Chicago
24 Jan 1930
Bay City (theme) + Down Home Rag
Turk Murphy’s San Francisco Jazz Band
Easy Street
KCBS San Francisco
2 Dec 1958
Singing The Blues
Jack Parnell’s Jazzmen
‘Swing Session’
BBC London
13 Feb 1945
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden (voc)
‘Spotlight Bands’
Metropolitan Opera House
WJZ NBC Blue NY
18 Jan 1944
Set 7
Women Swing Singers on 1940s Radio
Blueberry Hill
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Nan Wynn
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1940
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Charlie Spivak Orchestra (voc) Irene Day
Spotlight Bands
Jamestown NY
Blue Network
19 Jan 1945
Long Ago And Far Away
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Doris Day
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
7 Jul 1944
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Set 8
Moderne Sounds on the Radio Apparatus
I Keep Rollin’ On
Hot Lips Page Hot 7
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Jun 1944
Slipped Disc
Benny Goodman Sextet
‘Kings of Jazz’
BBC NY
8 Dec 1945
Love For Sale
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert In Miniature’
Fort Sheridan, Illinois
NBC
2 Sep 1952
Elevation
Elliot Lawrence Orchestra
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
5 Dec 1947

8 March 2016 Phantom Dancer – International Women’s Day Show


Hear the IWD2016 Phantom Dancer now online at 107.3 2SER Sydney

8th March is International Women’s Day. So today’s The Phantom Dancer mix, with Greg Poppleton on 107.3 2SER Sydney and online, is non-stop swing and jazz women singers, women instrumentalists and women big bands from 1930s – 1950s radio.

Meet Australia’s Des Tooley ‘The Lady Baritone’ from 1930, Mary Osbourne pioneer electric guitarist, big band guitarist and founder of Osbourne guitars, Dizzy Gillespie trombonist Melba Liston, Woody Herman vibes player Marjorie Hyams and the big bands of Ina Ray Hutton, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more. Check out the play list.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is also conveniently live-streamed for your enjoyment Tuesdays 12 – 2pm (1 – 3am GMT), http://www.2ser.com.

After the Tuesday broadcast, you can hear past Phantom Dancers archived at 2ser.com/Phantom_Dancer as well. Scroll down for the show you want to hear.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is from a 1936 swing short featuring Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears. Enjoy!

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #205

107.3 2SER Tuesday 8 March 2016
International Women’s Day Show
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Women Jazz Band Leaders on the Radio
Open + Hallelujah
Ina Rae Hutton Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Fort Monroe Virginia
Blue Network
13 Apr 1943
Pine Top’s Boogie
Sylvia Marlowe (harpsichord) and Band
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Dec 1941
Bohemia After Dark + Close
Marian McPartland Trio
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Composers Club
WRCA NBC NY
23 Apr 1956
Set 2
Dinah Washington on WJZ NY in 1951
Baby Get Lost + patter with Symphony Sid
Dinah Washington (voc) Quartet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
21 Jul 1951
I Wanna Be Loved + I Won’t Cry Anymore
Dinah Washington (voc) Quartet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
21 Jul 1951
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Dinah Washington (voc) Quartet
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
21 Jul 1951
Set 3
Pop Singers on the Air
Open + I Cried For You + He’s Home For A Little While
Helen Forrest
‘Personal Album’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Open + You Make Me Feel So Young
Rosemary Clooney
‘Rosemary Clooney Show’
KNX CBS LA
4 Nov 1954
You Bought A New Kind Of Love To Me + I Surrender Dear + Close
Ginny Simms
‘Ginny Simm’s Show’
WABC CBS NY
11 Jan 1946
Set 4
Women Instrumentalists on the Radio
Tin Roof Blues
Jack Teagarden Band (piano) Norma Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
7 May 1955
Isle of Capri
Gay Claridge Orchestra (electric guitar) Mary Osbourne
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
21 Aug 1945
Northwest Passage
Woody Herman’s Third Herd (vibes) Marjorie Hyams
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WABC CBS NY
18 Feb 1945
Set 5
Big Bands led by Women on the Wireless
Jump Children
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Comm Rec
New York City
14 Oct 1946
Open + Who Ya’ Hunchin’
Ella Fitzgerald Orchestra
Roseland Ballroom
WEAF NBC Red NY
26 Feb 1940
Galvanising
International Sweethearts of Rhythm
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1945
Mr Sandman + Eddie My Love
The Chordettes (backed by Count Basie’s Orchestra)
‘Saturday Night Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
Paramount Theatre
Brooklyn
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Set 6
Mildred Bailey’s Music Till Midnight Radio Show
Open + Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
1944
Tain’t Me
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
24 Nov 1944
I Dream Of You
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
1944
Robin Hood
Mildred Bailey (voc) Paul Baron Orchestra
‘Music Till Midnight’
WABC CBS NY
12 Jan 1945
Set 7
More Women Instrumentalists
Strange Things Happen Every Day
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (vocal and guitar)
Comm Rec
New York City
23 Sep 1944
Stella By Starlight
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (tb) Melba Liston
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jul 1956
The Boogie Woogie Girl
Christine Chatman (voc) and her Orchestra (piano) Mabel Smith
Comm Rec
New York City
6 Apr 1944
Solid Geometry For Squares
Joe Marsala Orchestra (harp) Adele Girard
Log Cabin Farm
Armouk NY
WJZ NBC Blue NY
23 Oct 1942
Set 8
Women Singers 1930s-40s Radio
I’m sailing On A Sunbeam
Des Tooley (The Girl with the unusual (baritone) voice) Beryl Newell (piano)
Comm Rec
Sydney
Mar 1930
Mr Paganini + Sing Me A Swing Song + Copper Coloured Gal
Francis Faye (vocal and piano)
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Honeysuckle Rose
Lena Horne (voc) Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
1944
Mean To Me
Sarah Vaughan (voc) Billy Eckstine Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1945

Phantom Dancer 12 Jan 2016, Live Kay Starr, Glenn Miller, Eddie Condon. Three Stooges Vagabond Loafers (1949)


The Tuesday 12 January Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton on 107.3 2SER and online and archived at 2ser.com is full of surprises from live 1920s – 60s swing and jazz radio broadcasts.

NOW hear the show online at 2ser.com until end of February 2016.

You’ll hear a set of women big band singers from early 1940s radio. Hoagy Carmichael with a Bix Beidebecke intro leads off a set of 1929 – 1930s jazz radio. You’ll also hear the Kai Winding Group live from 1950s radio and an unusual 1947 broadcast by swing pianist, Claude Thornhill, playing the bop classic, Anthropology.

Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael

You can hear the show archived after the broadcast at http://www.2ser.com. Click on Program Guide and then Phantom Dancer in the Tuesday column.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is the first episode in a series of Three Stooges shorts. Enjoy Vagabond Loafers from 1949.

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #195

Tuesday 12 January 2016
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
2RRR Gladesville Thurs 11am – 12,
2SER Sunday 2SER 5 – 6pm
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 30 other stations.

Set 1
Stardust On The Moon
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Martha Tilton
Madhattan Room
Hotel Pennsylvania
WABC CBS NY
20 Oct 1937
I Want To Be Happy
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NY
25 Dec 1936
Elks’ Parade + Close
Bobby Sherwood Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Avadon Ballroom
Los Angeles
AFRS Re-broadcast
3 Jun 1946
Set 2
Always
Kai Winding Group
‘Stars In Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NY
2 Sep 1952
Anthropology
Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ ABC NY
22 Sep 1947
Set 3
Peace Pipe
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All Star Parade Of Bands’
Birdland
WRCA NBC New York
9 jan 1956
Got To Travel On
Jerry Gray and his Band of Today (voc) Jerry Gray
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
30 Oct 1959
Ad + The Shiniest Mouth in Town
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Butch Stone
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
KFI NBC LA
12 Oct 1953
Set 4
Tin Roof Blues
Jack Teagarden
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
30 Apr 1955
You’re Just In Love
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong and Thelma Middleton
‘All Star Parade of Bands’
Basin Street
WRCA NBC NY
8 May 1955
Set 5
Nit Wit Serenade
Chick Webb Orchestra
Comm Rec
New York
1936
Chicago
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NY
2 Feb 1935
Song of India
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘Ford V-8 Show’
Texas Centennial Exposition
CBS Dallas Tx
Aug 1936
I May Be Wrong
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
‘Camel Caravan’
WABC CBS NY
16 Jan 1936
Set 6
Mister Beebe
Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (voc) June Richmond
‘Jubilee’
AFRS New York
1943
The Wonder Of You
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Joy Sherrill
Club Zanzibar
WJZ ABC NY
10 Nov 1945
Star Eyes
Les Brown Orchestra (voc) Roberta Lee
Palladium Ballroom
KNX CBS LA
Nov 1943
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Charlie Barnet Orchestra (voc) Kay Starr
‘For The Record’
WEAF NBC NY
11 Sep 1944
Set 7
Bessie Couldn’t Help It
Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra (voc) HC
Comm Rec
New York
15 Sep 1930
Harvey
Irving Mills’ Hotsy Totsy Gang (voc) Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York
Oct 1929
Can’t We be Friends? + Moanin’ Low
The Dixie Two-Steppers
Radio Transcription
New York
1929
Turn On The Heat (theme) + Milenberg Joys
ARC-Brunswick Studio Band inc. Bob Effros (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl) Joe Venuti (vln)
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York
3 Nov 1930
Set 8
Back to Croajingalong
George Trevare and his Australians
Comm Rec
Sydney
1945
Kansas City Man
Featuring Sidney Bechet and Bob Wilbur
‘This Is Jazz’
WOR Mutual NY
19 Apr 1947
Love Nest
Eddie Condon Group
‘Eddie Condon Town Hall Jazz Concert’
Ritz Theatre
WJZ Blue NY
9 Sep 1944
If I Had You
Muggsy Spanier
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
18 Apr 1953