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1929-31 Radio – Phantom Dancer 4 Feb 2020

Because of a fractured leg I haven’t been able to bring you The Phantom Dancer non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio LIVE.

This week’s 4 February Phantom Dancer on radio and online is the first live mix for the new twenties and the feature artist is earliest jazz radio from transcriptions recorded between January 1929 and 1931.

The Phantom Dancer with actor and 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton can be heard online now at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

The last hour is all vinyl.

transcription disc

 

ELECTRICAL TRANSCRIPTIONS

Commercial recordings made ‘electrically’, that is, recording music and voice using microphones, first appeared on the market in 1924. By 1929, they had superceded the original acoustic technology by which sound was recorded onto disc or cylinder using a horn.

In 1928, the first radio programs were transcribed electrically. The sound of these early radio transcriptions were often better than the sound on commercial records.

They were 78 rpm discs which played 5 minutes of programming. As you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer, this often meant the end of a music piece was chopped or quickly faded.

In the first set, you’ll hear the transcription end mid song for the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, with the orchestra resuming mid-song, slightly fasted and after the musicians had obviously moved to complete the program.

Six five minute discs made up a half-hour show.

transcription disc

 

Here is The Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, the 1930s short ‘Behind the Mike’, showing our radio dramas are made while advertising cars. 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!

4 FEBRUARY PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #422

107.3 2SER Tuesday 4 February 2020
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
and early morning on 23 other stations.

Set 1
 So-A-Tone
Station Open + Sweeter Than Sweet
Studio Orchestra
WENR and W9XR
Chicago
1930
Bless You Sister
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Frolics’
Radio Transcription
28 Feb 1929
Kansas  City Kitty  + What a Girl! What a Night! (close)
Coon-Sanders Nighthawks (voc) Joe Sanders
‘Maytag Frolics’
Radio Transcription
28 Feb 1929
Set 2
Selling Radios
Let a Little Pleasure Interfere with Business
Philco Orchestra
Philco Program
Radio Transcription
New York City
1930
Boy! O Boy! I’ve Got It Bad
Philco Orchestra (voc) Boswell Sisters
Philco Program
Radio Transcription
New York City
1931
Singing in the Rain
Philco Orchestra
Philco Program
Radio Transcription
New York City
1931
Set 3
Gypsy Jazz on 1945 Radio
Open + Good For You Bad For Me
Boswell Sisters
Radio Transcription
Continental Broadcasting
Hollywood
1930
A Diet of Love
Connie Boswell
Radio Transcription
Continental Broadcasting
Hollywood
1930
Lazy Louisiana Moon + The One I Love Just Can’t Be Bothered With Me
Boswell Sisters
Radio Transcription
Continental Broadcasting
Hollywood
1930
Set 4
Selling Dependence
Was willst du haben?
George Olsen Music (voc) Ethel Chapee
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1930
That Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia + Close
George Olsen Music (voc) Hotcha Gardiner
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red NY
1 Dec 1930
Why Do You Suppose?
The Coca Cola Orchestra
‘Coca Cola Top Notchers’
WEEI Boston Aircheck
NBC Red NYC
26 Mar 1930
Set 5
1920s Women Singers
He’s So Unusual
Helen Kane
Comm Rec.
New York City
14 Jun 1929
Pagan Love Song
Annette Hanshaw (voc) Frank Ferrara Hawaiian Trio
Comm Rec
New York City
4 Jun 1929
Hi Diddle-Diddle
Hannah and Dorothea Williams (voc) Charley Straight Orchestra
Comm Rec
Chicago
10 Mar 1926
Moanin’ Low
Libby Holman
‘Bruswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1929
Set 6
Brunswick Brevities
Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
Hotsy-Totsy Gang
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Harvey
Hoagy Carmichael
‘Brunswick Brevities’
Radio Transcription
New York City
Oct 1929
Mystery Medley
Red Nichols Orchestra
Comm Rec
Chicago
20 Nov 1928
They Didn’t Believe Me
Red Nichols Orchestra (voc) Scrappy Lambert
Eddie Condon’s Town Hall Jazz Concert’
AFRS Rebroadcast
14 oct 1944
Set 7
Heat
Balling the Jack + Walking the Dog
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
25 Aug 1930
Turn on the Heat + Strike Up the Band
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
5 Aug 1930
Call of the Freaks
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1 Aug 1930
Black and Blue + Ain’t Misbehavin’
Red Nichols Orchestra
‘Heat’
Radio Transcription
New York City
3 Aug 1930
Set 8
Sunny Meadows
Little by Little + Waiting at the End of the Road
Dixie Two-Steppers
Radio Transcription
1929
Can’t We Be Friends + Moanin’ Low
Dixie Two-Steppers
Radio Transcription
1929
Open + Angry
Ray Miller Orchestra
‘Sunny Meadows”
Radio Transcription
Chicago
18 Jan 1929
You’re the Cream in My Coffee
Ray Miller Orchestra
‘Sunny Meadows”
Radio Transcription
Chicago
18 Jan 1929

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