March 5th, 2012, 06:55 AM
Duke Ellington, Rosa Rio, Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey
Hello Phantom Dancers,
This week’s Phantom Dancer answers the question, ‘How can I best listen to my radio?’ Your question is answered pithily in a 1950s broadcast. After which, you’ll be able to hear this week’s Phantom Dancer broadcasts of orchestras lead by Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Tommy Dorsey and more with even greater enjoyment. Rosa Rio is also on this show, playing the organ and singing in 1947. She passed away only 10 months ago, still performing professionally at the age of 107!
And this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week shows an idealised 1940s vision of life after school for Australian kiddies
See the clip, broadcast, online times and play list on the Radio Lounge Blog: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...d-tommy-dorsey
March 11th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Mound City Blues Blowers-Phantom Dancer Tues 13 Mar Sat 17 Mar
Who were ‘Our Orchestra’? We’ll hear one of their toe-tapping TRANSCO Radio Transcriptions from Hollywood in 1934 on this week’s Phantom Dancer. But who were they? Maybe you know? If so, please write and say
And, of course, this Tuesday’s and Saturday’s Phantom Dancer is jam-packed with swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio & TV. Tune in to hear broadcast excerpts from Duke Ellington, Bob Crosby, Benny Goodman, another swingingly unusual ultra-rare 1944 commercial recording by George Trevare and his Australians, and plenty more
See this week’s play list, broadcast times, live-stream link and Phantom Dancer - The Mound City Blue Blowers singing and playing ‘I Ain’t Got Nobody’ and ‘My Gal Sal’ - by following the Greg Poppleton Radio Lounge Blog link with play lists and videos going back to Aug 2009.
March 26th, 2012, 07:02 AM
Andre Previn, George Trevare, 1938 GPO Film
Hello Phantom Dancers,
Lot’s of rare 1930s-50s radio swing and jazz for you on this Tuesday’s and Saturday’s Phantom Dancer
You’ll hear a set of live radio jazz from 1950s greats like Andre Previn, Count Basie and Sarah Vaughan
There’s absurdist singing from the World’s Funniest Woman, Beatrice Lillee over WEAF NY in 1934
Plus another rare track of Australian swing from 1944 by George Trevare’s Orchestra
See the full play list, broadcast times and live stream details plus this week’s Video Of The Week, a delightfully surreal UK GPO film from 1938 on the Greg Poppleton Radio Lounge Blog...
April 1st, 2012, 09:12 AM
1929 Brunswick Brevities
Hello Phantom Dancers
What a humdinger of a show for you this Tuesday and Saturday
The fourth set of this week’s mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV comes from US Radio’s earliest recorded syndicated show – Brunswick Brevities
Showcasing the latest in Brunswick Electrical Records, we’ll hear this week from Red Nichol’s and his Five Pennies, Irving Mills & his Hotsy Totsy Gang, Scrappy Lambert and Hoagy Carmichael
See the play list, station, time and live-stream link AND this week’s Phantom Dancer Video Of the Week, Dame Edna Everage interviews Sean Connery on the radio show blog: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...ick-brevities/
April 7th, 2012, 05:24 AM
Phantom Dancer 10 & 14 April + Al Jolson
Firstly, for those of you who listen to the Phantom Dancer live-stream outside of NSW, daylight saving here is now finished. Phantom Dancer times are now back to +10 hours GMT. You can hear The Phantom Dancer on 2SER Tuesdays 12 noon AEST and Saturday 6pm AEST
Well, there was such a big response from you by email about the set of rare 1920s radio Brunswick Brevities tracks I played for you on last week’s Phantom Dancer, that I’ve programmed even more rare 1920s radio for you this week, in the same spot on the show, the 4th set, so you know when to tune in
Incidentally, for those of you who don’t know, you can contact me, The Phantom Dancer, with your feedback about the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Phantom Dancer plays swing and jazz from live 1920s-1960s radio and TV. I’ve been presenting the show live-to-air over 2SER 107.3 in Sydney every week since 1985
The show is now also live-streamed. You can see this week’s play list, program times and live-stream link on the show blog: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2012....s-radio
Since The Phantom Dancer opens this week with Al Jolson singing ‘Baby Face’ on a Kraft Music Hall Show from 1948, I thought it would fit in nicely to have Mr Jolson sing ‘Baby Face’ in a late 1940s screen test for the Video of the Week
The screen test is not for an audition, but for Larry Parks who played Al Jolson in the biopic ‘Jolson Sings Again’ to study the great man for the film. My favourite part of the screen test is the peculiar way he saunters off after he’s sung his 3 choruses in long shot. He starts off with 3 choruses in mid-shot. (He sings 3 choruses on the Music Hall broadcast, as well). Enjoy the dynamic Al Jolson!
April 14th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Pete Jolly on TV in 1956
Hi-Ho Phantom Dancers,
Hope you enjoyed Lassie ‘singing’ on last week’s show. This Tuesday and Saturday on The Phantom Dancer your highlights include: Charlie Parker on WPIX TV NY in 1949 with Joe Bushkin, Chubby Jackson and George Wettling, Billie Holliday on WNTA TV NJ with Mary Osbourne on guitar (though you can barely hear her) and Mark Murphy on the ‘Stars in Jazz’ TV Show from 1958, hosted by Bobby Troup
Since there’s so much TV on the radio on this week’s Phantom Dancer, this week’s Video Of The Week is a ‘Stars in Jazz’ clip from 1956 featuring pianist Pete Jolly and his trio. The clip was uploaded by Pete Jolly’s son which makes it extra special. And the beverage ad in the middle is a killer. Enjoy!
PS: You can see this week’s Phantom Dancer times, live-streaming link and Video of the Week on the Greg Poppleton Radio Lounge: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...er-radio-show/
April 23rd, 2012, 05:42 AM
Cab Calloway-St James Infirmary
Here’s a ‘classic’ Phantom Dancer for you this Tuesday 24 April and Saturday 28 April I hope you’ll enjoy
I’m away from the studios both days. On Tuesdays I’m attending an acting masterclass lead by Jean-Pierre Mignon
On Saturday I’ll be launching my new 10-piece 1920s Dance Orchestra playing authentic 1920s arrangements. The orchestra is called The Lounge Bar Lotharios
The launch will be at Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith, from 2 – 5pm if you’d like to come along. Here are more details for you about the launch from the event’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/409094382435779/
Now for the Video of the Week – Cab Calloway with an unusual version of St James Infirmary – which The Lounge Bar Lotharios will be playing in its original 1920s form on 28 April. Enjoy!
See this week's play list, station and live-stream info, and Video of the Week at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/1119/
April 30th, 2012, 08:09 AM
Phantom Dancer and Vaughn Monroe
Heigh-Ho Phantom Dancers
For your listening and dancing pleasure on The Phantom Dancer this Tuesday and Saturday, tune in to live swing and jazz from 1930s-50s radio by Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman & Del Courtney
See show dates, times and live-stream details and this week’s Phantom Dancer Video Of The Week - Vaughn Monroe, The Moon Maids, and his Orchestra on TV in 1960 introduced by Ronald Reagan - on Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...said-it-again/
Vaughn’s Orchestra plays their radio theme, Racing With The Moon, followed by his 1945 hit ‘There I’ve Said It Again’. Enjoy!
May 6th, 2012, 08:07 AM
Harry James - Helen Forrest 1942
Good Morning, Afternoon & Evening to you Phantom Dancers,
I've got some big news about The Phantom Dancer show coming up in the next few weeks
In the meantime, there's some big songs on this week's show, including a live radio version by Glenn Miller of 'In the Mood', Lionel Hampton on the air in 1945 playing Swanee River, Bunny Berrigan from Cleveland in 1939 swinging Black Bottom and another 1944 recording by George Trevare & his Australians - Jungle Jive
See the full play list and Harry James & Helen Forrest on The Phantom Dancer Video Of The Week on the Greg Poppleton Radio Lounge http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/1142/. Enjoy!
May 13th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Inkspots, Sanders, Webb, Ellington on the Radio
Hello Phantom Dancers
Big news for The Phantom Dancer!
Starting with this Tuesday's show, I've been invited to upload The Phantom Dancer to CRN, the Community Radio Network, for potential rebroadcast by over 180 community radio stations across Australia
The Phantom Dancer will play live-to-air via satellite Mondays from 18:04 to 19:00 EST, starting Monday 4 June, and repeat the following Monday overnight at 03:00 EST, and of course whenever your local community station chooses to rebroadcast it
So ask your local community station to schedule The Phantom Dancer (that is, unless, of course, you live in Sydney where 2SER is already your local community radio station). Then you can hear The Phantom Dancer on your own local AM, FM or Digital Radio. For licensing reasons, The Phantom Dancer, can still not be podcast. But, The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed from 2SER Sydney – Live-Stream http://www.2ser.com/on-air/streaming
The Phantom Dancer play list on 107.3 2SER Sydney and live-streamed from 2SER this Tuesday and Saturday (it'll be the standby CRN program) features live swing and jazz from 1920s-60s radio & TV by The Inkspots in 1939, Joe Sanders in 1937, Chick Webb in 1939 and Duke Ellington celebrating 25 years in show-business in 1952 and lots more, as always! Happy Listening.
And this week's Phantom Dancer Video of the Week? A most amazing stop-motion animation from 1930. Enjoy the Metal-Eating Bird! See this week's Phantom Dancer play list and 'It's A Bird' (1930) at the Greg Poppleton Radio Lounge Blog: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2012....on-1930
May 19th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Jimmy Dorsey and Griff Williams
Hello Phantom Dancers,
Swing, jazz and dance from live 1920s - 60s radio & TV this week includes broadcasts by Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Jimmy Dorsey and Griff Williams
This is the 2SER Phantom Dancer for Tues 22 May and Sat 27 May. It's the CRN National Standby Show #2. Live-streamed worldwide
See the full play list and this week's Video of the Week, program intros from 1950s US TV shows, at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...950s-tv-shows/ Enjoy!
May 26th, 2012, 08:05 AM
George Trevare, Red Perskey, Bob Gibson
More swing, jazz and dance from live 1920s-1960s radio & TV as heard twice a week over 2SER 107.3 Sydney and across Australia over your local community radio station via CRN, the Community Radio Network
If your local station doesn’t broadcast The Phantom Dancer, ring them, email them or write to them and ask them, why not?
This week’s Phantom Dancer highlights include Australian recordings from the 40s, 50s and 60s by George Trevare, Red Perskey and Bob Gibson, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie over WJZ New York in 1951 and Enrique Madriguera & His Music Of The Americas with Eddie Gomez from New York’s Copacabana in 1945
And this week’s Phantom Dancer Video of the Week uses the 1939 recording ‘Im Paradies’ by Adalbert Lutter & his Orchestra for some 1938 film footage of Frankfurt am Main. Enjoy!
See this week's play list and video on the Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge blog: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2012....om-1938
June 4th, 2012, 08:29 AM
On this week's Phantom Dancer you'll hear a set of 40s swing bands from the Spotlight Bands series plus live broadcasts by Benny Goodman, Eddie Heywood and the Boswell Sisters
And you can see this week's Video of the Week – The Pepsodent Show from 3AW Melbourne with film of Melbourne from 1940/42 - where you can read this week's play list, at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...3aw-melbourne/. Enjoy!
June 9th, 2012, 07:43 AM
George Gershwin Live On Radio In 1934
There's delightful swing, jazz and dance for you from live 1920s – 1960s radio & TV on this week's Phantom Dancer - produced by Greg Poppleton at 107.3 2SER Sydney and heard across Australia over the Community Radio Network
There's even a late 1940s bop set for you this week, with live radio bop by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnet and Benny Goodman
And this week's Video of the Week? 'Music By Gershwin' George Gershwin himself on NBC New York radio for Feen-A-Mint chewing gum, live in 1934
See the play list and video of the week at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/2...radio-in-1934/
June 16th, 2012, 05:41 AM
Alvino Rey and the Sonovox
G'day Phantom Dancers,
By request on this week's Phantom Dancer, you get to enjoy once more an Alvino Rey set from a 1942 Spotlight Bands Blue Network broadcast which I played just over a year ago. In particular, the requester asked for the song 'Cash for Your Trash'
The requests email address is email@example.com
Alvino Rey, born Alvin McBurney, was a bandleader and pioneer electric guitarist. He built his first amplified guitar pickup in 1923 at the age of 15, but didn't patent it. Gibson had him help design a pickup for their first electric guitar, the ES-150 in 1935
Quoting Wiki, "Starting in 1939, Rey used a carbon throat microphone to modulate his electric guitar sound. The mike, developed for military pilots, was worn by Rey's wife Luise, who stood behind a curtain and sang along with the guitar lines. The novel combination was called "Singing Guitar", and later became known as the Sonovox. Along with early Vocoders (initially called Voders), which were initially developed to scramble messages between the Pentagon and field commanders during WWII, the Sonovox innovation was one the first known talk box experiments. A Soundie film of Rey using the Sonovox is posted on YouTube and further info about Rey and the Sonovox can be found in the Dave Tomkin's book, "How To Wreak A Nice Beach" (How to Recognize Speech)"
This week, see two Phantom Dancer Videos of the Week! Both demonstrate the Sonovox. The first is a brief explanation from the Disney studios. Is the chappie asking the questions the voice of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc?
The second video is the Alvino Rey Sonovox clip with 'Stringy The Guitar'. All Stringy's voices are done through Alvino Rey's pedal steel.
See his week's play list and both video clips on the Phantom Dancer Blog - Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge: http://gregpoppleton.wordpress.com/
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