Greg Poppleton

21 May - Hear 1940s Jazz Harpsichord on this week's Phantom Dancer LISTEN

21 May 2024

(Until 21 May)

1940s Jazz Harpsichord – Phantom Dancer

Greg Poppleton Swing Radio Show

Jazz Harpsichord first appeared around 1940 when pianist Johnny Guarnieri played harpsichord in swing band leader Artie Shaw’s quintet “Gramercy Five”. 1940s Jazz harpsichord, by Primo Angeli, Sylvia Marlowe (born Sapira) and Ernesto Romanoni, is your Phantom Dancer feature this week.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

LISTEN to this week’s Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 21 May) and weeks of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

ANGELI

Primo Angeli plays jazz harpsichord in the Brockseiper track on this week’s Phantom Dancer. He was also pianist with drummer Freddie Brockseiper’s Orchestra at the time of the 6 July 1943 recording.

He studied music in Bologna and was a member of Nanni dal Dello’s orchestra which toured Germany in 1937.

Primo stayed in Germany, becoming part of the Berlin swing scene.

He recorded with the orchestras of Willy Berking, Hans Rehmstedt, and the Golden Seven.

From 1940 he recorded with the propaganda band Charlie and His Orchestra, in which Lutz Templin brought together the elite of European jazz.

His piano records with the bands of Benny de Weille and Franz Kleindin have a Teddy Wilson flavour.

He also played with his own combo.

After 1945, Angeli worked with his wife, singer Henriette Schäffler, in US Army soldiers’ clubs and as an organist at the Hotel Frankfurter Hof.

He moved to Munich, working for Bavarian Radio and opened an organ school.

MARLOWE

Sylvia Marlowe was the stage name of Sylvia Sapira. She was an American harpsichordist who played both Baroque repertoire and contemporary compositions by composers such as Alan Hovhaness.

She also released an album of jazz harpsichord in 1941.

In 1957 she founded the Harpsichord Music Society, Inc. to promote new works for harpsichord and award scholarships for the advanced study of harpsichord and its repertoire.

Composers commissioned by the society include Elliott Carter, Ned Rorem, Vittorio Rieti and Henri Sauguet.

ROMANONI

Ernesto Romanoni played jazz harpsichord and celeste in 1941 and 1942 recordings by violinist Helmut Zacharias und seine Solisten: Helmut Zacharias (vln,ldr) Ernesto Romanoni (harpsichord, celeste), Alfio Grasso, Meg Tevelian, Jani Nemeth (g) Cesare Cavaion (b)

In Berlin for the Zacharias band on November 29, 1941, he played harpsichord on a recording of the movie tune, Bei dir war es immer so schön, and later in 1942, Hallo, Hella.

He also recorded in Berlin in 1941 with Tullio Mobiglia mit seinem Bar-Orchester, including the slow foxtrot, Es wiegt sich ein Schiff im Wind.

21 May PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 May 2024
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
National Program
5UV Adelaide Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
2YYY Young Monday 3 – 4am
7RPH Hobart Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 3am – 4 and 6 -7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
and Sunday 11pm
Reading Radio (QLD) Friday 1am – 2
2RRR Ryde Friday 11am – 12
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Saturday 4am – 5am
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturday 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm
2SEA Sapphire Coast Eden Sunday 9 – 10pm

Set 1
Duke Ellington
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (theme) + Bluetopia
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘2nd Esquire All-Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Jan 1945
The Air Conditioned Jungle
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘2nd Esquire All-Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Jan 1945
FrustrationDuke Ellington Orchestra
‘2nd Esquire All-Star Jazz Concert’
Metropolitan Opera House NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
17 Jan 1945
Set 2
Ben Bernie
Lonesome Old Town + The Marine Hymn
Ben Bernie Orchestra
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
15 Sep 1942
Wonder When My Baby’s Coming Home?
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Gail Robbins
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
15 Sep 1942
My Great-Great-Grandfather
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Ben Bernie
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
15 Sep 1942
Old Fashioned Swing + Idaho + Goodbye + Lonesome Old Town (close)
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) The King’s Jesters

‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
15 Sep 1942
Set 3
Jazz Harpsichord
Open + Turkish March
Sylvia Marlowe
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
Club Morocco
WJZ NBC Blue
17 Dec 1941
Cymbal Serenade
Primo Angeli with Freddie Brockseiper Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
29 Nov 1941
Bir mir war es immer so schoen
Ernseto Romanoni with Helmut Zacharias
Comm Rec
Berlin
6 Jul 1943
Pine Top’s Boogie + Close
Sylvia Marlowe
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
Club Morocco
WJZ NBC Blue
17 Dec 1941
Set 4
Stan Kenton
Open + Four Mothers’ Sound (Fascinating Rhythm)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
You Go to my Head
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
Savannah
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
Don’t Worry About Me
Stan Kenton Orchestra (voc) Chris Connor
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
Cool Eyes
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
Frivolous Sal + Limelight (close)
Stan Kenton Orchestra
‘Concert in Miniature’
Palm Gardens
Columbus OH
WTAM NBC Cleveland OH
19 May 1953
Set 5
Jack Hylton Records
St Louis Blues
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
5 Oct 1933
Four Words
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
18 Jan 1929
Ellington Medly
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
18 Nov 1933
Handsome Gigolo
Jack Hylton Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
10 May 1930
Set 6
Cotton Club
Oh Babe Maybe Some Day + I  Let a Song Go Out of my Heart
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
8 May 1938
Dinah
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Harry Carney
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
24 Mar 1938
Alabamy Home + If Ypu were in my Place
Duke Ellington Orchestra (voc) Ivie Anderson
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
22 May 1938
Downtown Uproar
Cootie Williams’ Jam Band
Cotton Club
WABC CBS NYC
17 April 1938
Set 7
Benny Goodman
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman Quintet (voc) Kay Starr
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
A Sunday Kind of Love
Benny Goodman Quintet (voc) Kay Starr
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1948
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 Jun 1944
After You’ve Gone + Goodbye
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Lisa Morrow
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
21 Jun 1944
Set 8
1950s Jazz
Little Jazz + Rockin’ ChairRoy Eldridge Quintet‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NYC
Mar 1957
Lady Be GoodRoy Eldridge Quintet
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NYC
Mar 1957
Fine and DandySlim Gaillard Quintet‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
2 Jun 1951
All Gigs
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney
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