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15 August 2023

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Bop Singers Dave Lambert and Buddy Stewart Killed by Cars

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Dave Lambert was an American jazz lyricist, singer, and an originator of vocalese. He was best known as a member of the trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Lambert spent a lifetime experimenting with the human voice and expanding the possibilities of its use within jazz.

Buddy Stewart (born Albert James Byrne Jr.) was an American jazz singer.

Both Lambert and Stewart were killed in car crashes (1966 & 1950 respectively)

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 15 August) and weeks of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

PS: Come join me and my friends for two great jazz shows 6pm Saturday 19 August & 1pm Sunday 20 August at Sunshine Coast Jazz Club. Book now

In keeping with the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club’s motto, “Putting Sunshine into Jazz”, the SSJC brings you Australia’s only authentic 1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton and 6-piece swing band in two shows of 1920s-30s jazz and swing

“Greg Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the Swing Years with uncanny accuracy.” John Gilbert eJazzNews (U.S)

Come dressed Gatsby style. Guys in ties. Girls in pearls

The Band
Greg Poppleton – 1920s-30s vocals
Geoff Power – trumpet
Damon Poppleton – alto saxophone
Shane Cranney – guitar
Adam Barnard – washboard & snare
Will Sargisson – keyboard
Richard Stevens -sousaphone.

The Place
Pelican Room, Caloundra Power Boat Club, Lamerough Parade

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6pm Saturday 19 August Dinner & Show
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https://sunshinecoastjazzclub.net.au/index.php/new-events?view=event&itid=56

1pm Sunday 20 August Afternoon Jazz
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https://sunshinecoastjazzclub.net.au/index.php/new-events?view=event&itid=57

Bookings essential!

Yep! Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance online.
If you can’t book via the links, book now on 0427 782 960 (9am – 6pm Mon -Fri) OR email suncoastjazz2@gmail.com

See you at Sunshine Coast Jazz Club 19 & 20 August!

DAVE LAMBERT

Dave Lambert’s band debut was with Johnny Long’s Orchestra in the early 1940s. Along with early partner Buddy Stewart, Lambert successfully brought singing into modern jazz (concurrently with Ella Fitzgerald).

In the late 1950s he teamed with wordsmith and vocalese pioneer Jon Hendricks. The two were later joined by Annie Ross, and the lineup was a hit.

After Ross left the group in 1962, Lambert and Hendricks went on without her by using various replacements, but the partnership ended in 1964.

He then formed a quintet called “Lambert & Co.” which included the multiple voices of Mary Vonnie, Leslie Dorsey, David Lucas, and Sarah Boatner.

The group auditioned for RCA in 1964, and the process was documented by filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker in a 15-minute documentary entitled Audition at RCA (below). It was one of the last images recorded of Lambert, as two years later he was killed in a highway incident.

BUDDY STEWART

Stewart’s parents were dancers, and he first performed on the vaudeville stage at the age of eight.

He sang in vocal groups, including the 1940s group The Snowflakes where he sang with the Claude Thornhill orchestra. In 1942, he appeared in soundies with Martha Wayne and the Thornhill orchestra. (See below)

After serving in the U.S. Army from March 1942 to 1944, he sang with the Gene Krupa orchestra, sometimes as a member of The G-Noters.

In 1945, Buddy Stewart and Dave Lambert sang together on “What’s This?” in the scat style. Stewart remained with Krupa through 1946, often singing alongside Anita O’Day and Carolyn Grey.

In 1947 he recorded with the Charlie Ventura orchestra for Savoy. He began recording as a solo act in 1948, as a co-leader with Kai Winding, and in 1949 with the Charlie Barnet orchestra. He also recorded with Blossom Dearie and Charlie Parker.

In 1950, he was killed in a car accident while traveling to New Mexico to see his wife and child. To assist Stewart’s widow, a benefit concert was performed at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. Performers included Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Ventura, Stan Getz, Tony Scott, Al Cohn, Lester Young, Lennie Tristano, Harry Belafonte, J. J. Johnson, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Dizzy Gillespie.

15 AUGUST PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #612

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 August 2023
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
Glenn Miller
I Sustain The Wings (theme) + Jeep Jockey Jump
Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
Office of War Information NYC
12 Feb 1944
Speak Low
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Ray Eberle
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
Office of War Information NYC
12 Feb 1944
Juke Box Saturday Night
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) The Crew Chiefs and Bobby Nichols
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
Office of War Information NYC
12 Feb 1944
With My Head in the Clouds + Lady Be Good (close)Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Ray Eberle and The Crew Chiefs
‘Uncle Sam Presents’
Office of War Information NYC
12 Feb 1944
Set 2
Count Basie
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + You For Me
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Play it Fair
LaVerne Baker (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Ev’ry Day + Cherry Point + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NYC
7 Apr 1956
Set 3
Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart
Deedle + What’s This?
Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
26 Feb 1949
Hurry Home
Buddy Stewart
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949
Deedle
Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949
Royal Roost Bop (All the Things You Are)
Dave Lambert & Buddy Stewart
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949
Set 4
Ted Fio rito
Serenade of Love (theme) + Medley: You’re Blasé & Sophisticated Lady
Vincent Valsanti aka Ted Fio Rito Orchestra
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Waltz Medley: Dreaming & Was it a Dream?
Vincent Valsanti aka Ted Fio Rito Orchestra
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
June in January
Vincent Valsanti aka Ted Fio Rito Orchestra (voc) Phil Thomas
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Okay Toots + Serenade of Love (theme)
Vincent Valsanti aka Ted Fio Rito Orchestra (voc) Don Juan, Two, and Three
‘Cocoanut Grove’
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1934
Set 5
Sammy Kaye
Dear Mum
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Allen Foster
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Three Kaydettes
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Seeing You See Again Did Me No Good
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) Tommy Ryan‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Remember Pearl Harbour + Close
Sammy Kaye Orchestra (voc) The Three Kaydettes
‘Spotlight Bands’
Blue Network
31 Jan 1942
Set 6
1930s Swing
Open + Lady Be Good
Barney Rapp & his New Englanders
Sign of the Drum
NBC Cincinnati OK
17 Jun 1939
I Can’t Get Started (theme) + Ay, Ay, Ay
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NYC
26 Sep 1939
Theme + Spain
Les Brown & his Blue Devils
Green Room
Hotel Edison
Aircheck
22 Nov 1938
Little Posey + Warm Valley (theme)
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WENR Blue Chicago
26 Sep 1940
Set 7
Let’s Dance
Let’s Dance (theme) + You’re the Object of my Affection
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Buddy Clark
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
1 Dec 1934
ICrazy Rhythm
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
8 Dec 1934
Solitude
Benny Goodman Orchestra (voc) Helen Ward
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
9 Mar 1935
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love + Goodbye (theme)
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Let’s Dance’
WEAF NBC Red NYC
2 Feb 1935
Set 8
Modern Jazz
Open + Perdido
Terry Gibbs All-Stars
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC  NYC
Aug 1951
Tiny’s BluesTerry Gibbs All-Stars
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC  NYC
Aug 1951
Three Little Words
Gene Krupa Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
13 Mar 1959
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