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13 December 2022

(Until 13 December)

Christmas Radio Part 1 – Phantom Dancer 13 December 2022

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Christmas radio carols from 1930s – 50s radio plus pop music programming from the season is the focus for the first part of this week’s Phantom Dancer. The first part of the Phantom Dancer is nationally networked and will be on radio across Australia from 19 November.

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

MERRY

According to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2016, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, written by Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie in 1934, is the most played Christmas song of the last 50 years.

It was first performed live by Eddie Cantor on his Christmas radio show in November 1934. Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded their version in 1935, followed later by a range of artists including Frank Sinatra in 1948.

Long-time Christmas classics still dominate the Christmas charts – such as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Sleigh Ride” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.

The most popular set of these titles—heard over airwaves, on the internet, in shopping malls, in elevators and lobbies, and on the street during the Christmas season—have been composed and performed from the 1930s onward.

CHRISTMAS TOP 5

The most performed Christmas songs in 2015 according to ASCAP…

RankSongComposersYear
1Santa Claus Is Comin’ to TownJ. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie1934
2Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasRalph Blane, Hugh Martin1944
3Winter WonderlandFelix Bernard, Richard B. Smith1934
4Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne1945
5The Christmas SongMel Tormé, Robert Wells1944

13 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
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107.3 2SER Tuesday 13 December 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
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
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
Kid Ory
Theme + Maple Leaf Rag
Kid Ory and his San Francisco Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Basin Street Blues
Kid Ory and his San Francisco Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
That’s a’Plenty
Kid Ory and his San Francisco Jazz Band
Club Hangover
KCBS San Francisco
25 Dec 1954
Set 2
Jubilee 1944
Jingle Bells (intro) + One O’Clock Jump + Jumping at Ten
Delta Rhythm Boys (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1944
Just a-Sittin’ and a Rockin’
Delta Rhythm Boys (voc) Count Basie Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1944
My Silent Love
Lena Horne
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1944
Set 3
Henry Hall Christmas
Theme + It Had to Be You
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (MC: Oliver Wakefield)
‘Henry Hall Program’
BBC London
21 Nov 1936
The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) Molly, Marie and Mary
‘Henry Hall Program’
BBC London
21 Nov 1936
Serenade in the Night
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra (voc) Don Donovan
‘Henry Hall Program’
BBC London
21 Nov 1936
Set 4
Jubilee 1947
Jack Armstrong Blues
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Rock-a-Bye River + Ring Dem Bells
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
The Christmas Song
King Cole Trio
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Jingle Bells + Close
Paul Baron Orchestra + Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
25 Dec 1947
Set 5
Bunny Berrigan
Theme + Mr Ghost Goes To Town
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
WEAF NBC Red NYC
31 Jan 1937
Moonshine Over Kentucky + Heigh Ho
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra (voc) Ruth Gaylor
Paradise Restaurant
WEAF NBC Red NYC
3 May 1938
Swinging & Jumping
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NYC
24 Sep 1939
Little Gate Special + I Can’t Get Started (theme)
Bunny Berrigan Orchestra
Manhattan Centre
WNEW NYC
24 Sep 1939
Set 6
1930s-40s English Dance Bands
On The Air
Carroll Gibbons and The Savoy Hotel Orpheans (voc) Dorothy Stedeford
Comm Rec
London
7 Nov 1932
The Man Who Comes Around
Nat Gonella and his New Georgians (voc) Nat Gonella, Stella Moya, Jack Wallace
Comm Rec
London
1940
Tony’s Wife
Carroll Gibbons and The Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Comm Rec
London
28 Jun 1933
Oh Buddy, I’m in Love
Nat Gonella and his New Georgians (voc) Stella Moya
Comm Rec
London
1941
Set 7
Paper Records
Pardon Me Pretty Baby
Sam Lanin Orchestra (voc) Paul Small
‘Hit of the Week Records’ NYC
Aug 1931
I Found a Million Dollar Baby
Don Voorhees Orchestra‘Hit of the Week Records’ NYC
10 Sep 1931
Home
Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees (voc) Rudy Vallee
‘Hit of the Week Records’ NYC
Jan 1932
I’m Keeping Company
Hit of the Week Orchestra (voc) Scrappy Lambert
‘Hit of the Week Records’ NYC
Aug 1931
Set 8
Jazz Moderne
I’ll Remember April
Erroll Garner Trio
Peacock Lane
KNX CBS LA
Mar 1957
Dreamin’Erroll Garner Trio
Peacock Lane
KNX CBS LA
Mar 1957
Flat Foot Floogie
Slim Gaillard
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
28 May 1951
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