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Alix Combelle – 1930s-40s French Swing – 1 Sep 2020 Phantom Dancer Radio

Alix Combelle, French swing saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist from 1930s-40s commercial sides.

This Alix Combelle featured show was to be mixed live-on-air 17 March 2020. However, the 2SER studio closed due to COVID. So this is the first live Phantom Dancer in over five months.

The Phantom Dancer produced and presented by 1920s-30s singer and actor Greg Poppleton can be heard online from 12:04pm AEST Tuesday 1 September at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

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Alix combelle sax

ALIX

The French swing saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader came from a musical parisian family

His father, François Combelle, played classical saxophone with the Band of the Republican Guard.

Alix Combelle played drums in the late 1920s. In the early 1930s he played clarinet and saxophone in theater pit orchestras in Paris.

He was a member of a bands led by Gregor (Krikor Kelekian), Arthur Briggs, Michel Warlop, Guy Paquinet, and Ray Ventura.

He worked with visiting American musicians such as Benny Carter, Adelaide Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Freddy Johnson, and Danny Polo. He was a member of Bill Coleman’s band when it included Argentinian swing guitarist Oscar Aleman. He performed with French singers such as Charles Trenet and Jean Sablon and recorded with Philippe Brun. In the 1940s he led the band Jazz de Paris. His son, Philippe, was a drummer.

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1 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #428

107.3 2SER Tuesday 1 September 2020
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program:
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4pm
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2MCE Bathurst / Orange / Central West NSW Wednesday 9 – 10am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am

Set 1
St Patricks Day
Open + Swing High Swing Low
Peter van Steeden Orchestra and Chorus
‘Town Hall Tonight’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
17 Mar 1937
Comedy Routine
Fred Allen
‘Town Hall Tonight’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
17 Mar 1937
Serenade in the Night
Peter van Steeden Orchestra
‘Town Hall Tonight’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
17 Mar 1937
Set 2
1950s Progressive Jazz Radio
Open + Let’s Get Away From It All
Andre Previn
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
1959
Lover
Lester Young, Mary Osbourne and group (voc) Babs Gonsalves
‘Adventures in Jazz’
Birdland
WCBS TV NYC
1952
My Funny Valentine + Close
Chet Baker
‘Storyville’
Copley Square Hotel
WHDH Boston
1954
Set 3
1950 Big Band Radio
Open + Toreador Song
Ralph Flanagan Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
22 Sep 1950
Tenderly
Ray Anthony Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
12 Dec 1950
Hello Young Lovers + Close
Art Wayner Orchestra (voc) Ginny Powell
‘One Night Stand’
The Latin Quarter NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Nov 1950
Set 4
Alix Combelle
Verlaine
Alix Combelle et le Jazz de Paris
Comm Rec
Paris
31 Jan 1941
Every Tub
The Hot Club Swing Stars
Comm Rec
Paris
14 Feb 1938
Oui
Alix Combelle et son Orchestra
Comm Rec
Paris
16 Feb 1943
Reflets
Trio de Saxophones Alex Combelle
Comm Rec
Paris
18 Dec 1940
Set 5
Swing Era Singers
Open + Back in Your Own Backyard
Eddie Fisher
‘Coke Time’
Jun 1958
Speak Low
Nan Wynn
‘Kraft Music Hall’
KFI NBC LA
6 Jan 1944
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So + Close
Bing Crosby
‘Philco Radio Time’
KECA ABC LA
19 Nov 1947
Set 6
Hillbilly Radio
Open + You Can’t Break My Heart
Adolph Hofner
Aircheck
San Antonio
1950s
Open + Y’all Come
Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys
WSM Nashville
1940s
Bye Bye Blues
Hoosier Hot Shots
‘National Barn Dance’
WLS Blue NBC Chicago
1938
Boots and Saddles + Close
Carson Robison and his Buckeroos
‘Ford R&G Used Cars Show’
Radio Transcription
1949
Set 7
1940s Swing Radio
Theme + Later Tonight
Les Brown Orchestra
Hollywood Palladium
KNX CBS LA
Nov 1943
Blue Moon
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
‘Downbeat’
AFRS Hollywood
Feb 1944
Tess’s Torch Song
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Thelma Carpenter
Blue Room
Hotel Lincoln
WABC CBS NY
17 Apr 1944
I’ll Never Smile Again
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) The Sentimentalists
‘Tommy Dorsey and Company’
CBS
24 Jun 1945
Set 8
Mod Sounds
Where or When
Erroll Garner
‘The Big Record’
CBS TV NYC
27 Nov 1957
Hello Dolly + Danke Schoen
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Steel Pier
Atlantic City NJ
AFTRS Re-broadcast
Jul 1964
Straight No Chaser
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Spotlite
Washington DC
Mutual
1959

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