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19 April 2022

(Until 19 April)

Ahad Duo Sydney Hawaiian Music – Phantom Dancer 19 April 2022

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

The Ahad Duo, 1920s-30s Sydney Hawaiian Duo, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

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 19 April) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

AHAD DUO

Ahad Duo, Victoria Ahad aka (Mim) and Jack Campbell, husband and wife played shows around Sydney Australia in the late 20s and early 30s.

They were regular broadcasters over Broadcasters’ Limited’s 2BL station in Sydney (taken over by the ABC in 1932) from 1925-33, relayed to 2HL Newcastle and 4QG Brisbane.

‘Snuggle’ and ‘Home’ which you’ll hear on this week’s Phantom Dancer, and in the video above, is their only known recording to survive.

It was recorded in 1932. Beryl Newell accompanied them on piano. This suggests to me that the record was made at the Columbia Graphophone studios in Homebush, Sydney, where Beryl was a session pianist.

Here is a photo of Victoria Ahad from a 1931 edition of the Wireless Weekly…

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Snuggle and Home are rare recordings remastered and sent to The Phantom Dancer by grandson of the Ahad Duo, Kristian Kriesel.

In the Ahad Duo,
Jack Cambell: Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar and Electric Lap Steel (some years later) and Vocals
Victoria Ahad Cambell: Piano, Piano Accordion, Ukulele, Vocals

Victoria was a classically trained opera singer. Her background was Lebanese. Ahad was her surname before she married Jack Cambell, who was Anglo-Australian. They jammed with Pacific islanders.

They played mainly around Sydney in the late 20s – early 30s and were based in the Sydney inner city suburb of Balmain.

Jack Cambell died in the late 1950s. Victoria died in the late 1960s.

Music has been passed down through the generations, with one of Jack and Victoria’s, Kristian Kriesel being an ambient musician who has performed live on 2SER.

19 APRIL PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #541

107.3 2SER Tuesday 19 April 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
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
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
1948-59 Jazz Radio
Little Joe From Chicago + Boogie a la King
Nat King Cole Trio
Radio Transcription
1959
Night Flight
George Shearing
‘Stars in Jazz’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NYC
2 Jul 1952

Mambo the Most
Woody Herman Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Peony Park
WOW NBC Omaha 1948
Set 2
1930s Radio
Sunrise Serenade
Freddy Monroe aka Frankie Masters Orchestra
‘Streamlined Interlude’
WJSV CBS Washington DC
21 Sep 1939
The More I Know + Robins and Roses
Clint Noble Orchestra (voc) Trio
WENR NBC Chicago
3 Jul 1936
I’ll Remember
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima
Hickory House
WABC CBS NYC
22 Sep 1939
Set 3
Friendly Five
I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme) + It’s The Girl + Sweet and Lovely
Freddy Rich Orchestra (voc) Freddy Rich
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
NYC
1931
Talk on Light Planes
Casey Jones
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
NYC
1931
It’s Great To Be in Love + I’ve Got Five Dollars (theme)
Freddy Rich Orchestra
‘Friendly Five Footnotes’
Radio Transcription
NYC
1931
Set 4
Ahad Duo
Little Fugue + Accordeana
Magnati Quartet
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
23 Jun 1941
Fletcher’s Folly
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
23 Jun 1941
Snuggle
Ahad Duo
Comm Rec
Sydney
1932
Home
Ahad Duo
Comm Rec
Sydney
1932
Set 5
Eddie Condon
Easter Parade
Eddie Condon
‘Eddie Conlon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
23 Sep 1944
Cricket Jumps
Eddie Condon
‘Eddie Conlon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
23 Sep 1944
Relaxin’ at the Touro
Eddie Condon
‘Eddie Conlon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
23 Sep 1944
It’s the Talk of the Town
Eddie Condon (voc) Red McKenzie
‘Eddie Conlon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NYC
27 Jan 1945
Set 6
Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Fats Waller
‘Personally, It’s Off the Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
There’s a Girl in my Life
Fats Waller
‘Personally, It’s Off the Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
‘Personally, It’s Off the Record’
WABC CBS NY
23 Sep 1943
Set 7
1930s English Dance Bands
Love is the Sweetest Thing
Ambrose and his Orchestra (voc) Sam Browne
Comm Rec
London
28 Oct 1932
I’ll Never Say “Never Again” Again
Billy Cotton Orchestra (voc) Chips Chipendall
Comm Rec
London
17 Aug 1935
Let’s Put Out the Lights and Go to Sleep
Ambrose and his Orchestra (voc) Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle
Comm Rec
London
28 Oct 1932
Every Little Tingle in My Heart
Billy Cotton Orchestra (voc) Chips Chipendall
Comm Rec
London
17 Aug 1935
Set 8
1950s-60s Jazz radio
High Falutin’
Gene Krupa Trio
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
13 Mar 1959
Seventh Heaven
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WABC ABC NYC
26 May 1957
I Want a Little Girl + Bernie’s Tune
Charlie Shavers
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
May 1962

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