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Gogo DeLys – Phantom Dancer 30 November 2021

Gogo DeLys Canadian band singer in the US and actor, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 30 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

I’m Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer producer and presenter every week on 107.3 2SER radio Sydney since 1985.

GOGO

Gogo DeLys was born on August 17, 1908 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Marie Gabrielle Belanger. She was an actress, known for Northern Exposure (1933), No Sale (1938) and Television Highlights (1936). She was married to Robert L. Redd. She died on February 19, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The film, Television Highlights, was a Mentone Brevity short that featured an early-day Henny Youngman (billed as Henry Youngman). Gogo DeLys (the correct version of her name), old-timer Lew Hearn and Powers’ Prom Girls. Youngman is the emcee at the Yacht Club nightclub who is trying to get Lew Hearn to buy a television set on which unbooked vaudeville acts are performing.

DELYS

DeLys performed in a talent show while she was a law student at the University of Southern California. A talent scout saw her and turned her career plans from law to singing.

Dubbed “the Canadian Canary” by newspaper columnist Walter Winchell, DeLys was active professionally from the 1920s into the 1940s. In 1928, she performed in vaudeville shows headed by Eddie Peabody and Paul Ash.

Before January 1931, DeLys had moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles, singing on radio station KHJ, where Radio Digest magazine said, “she promptly became an instantaneous hit”. By June 1931, DeLys had become the female vocalist with Georgie Stoll and his orchestra. The following year she sang with Jimmy Grier’s orchestra.

She appeared alongside Fred Astaire and Dick Powell in the big stage shows of Fanchon and Marco.

On radio, DeLys sang with Jerry Joyce’s Boys. She also sang on the radio shows, Little Ol’ Hollywood, Your Hit Parade, and Carefree Carnival. She also had her own show on NBC, “Gogo DeLys Sings.”

In 1936, she had her own twice-weekly program on CBS, and in 1937 she was featured with The Norsemen, James Melton, and Don Voorhees’ orchestra in a series of transcribed programs sponsored by Rexall. In July 1937, Mid-Summer Night’s Serenade debuted on CBS with DeLys as its star. A review in the trade publication Radio Daily described the program as “a well-balanced 15 minutes of evening music.”

Gogo DeLys on radio in 1940…

Gogo DeLys recorded several hits with the Grier band for Brunswick Records, including “Moonstruck,” “Sugar Plum” and “Secondhand Heart for Sale.” You’ll hear her on this week’s Phantom Dancer with the Jimmy Grier Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove Orchestra.

During her radio days, she met future husband, NBC executive Robert L. Redd. As Mrs. Redd, she devoted much of her time to the owning and racing of thoroughbred horses and working for various charity groups. She was a charter member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters and a recipient of the group’s Golden Canary Award.

She is survived by a daughter.

30 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

Community Radio Network Show CRN #520

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 NOVEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 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
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
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
Tony Pastor
Saturday Night  is the Lonliest Night of the Week
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Ruth MacKellar
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Sunday in Savannah
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Bell Bottom Trousers
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor and Ruth MacKellar
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
I Got Rhythm + Close (Temptation)
Tony Pastor Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Set 2
Jack Smith and Martha Tilton
This Is It
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
I’ll Be Yours (Komm Zurueck)
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
I’ll Walk Alone + It Might As Well Be Spring
Martha Tilton
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
One More Dream + The Same Time, The Same Place (theme)
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
Set 3
 Date with the Duke
Take the A Train (theme) + Bluetopia
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Sentimental Journey
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Passion Flower
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Air Conditioned Jungle
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Set 4
GoGo DeLys
Music in the Moonlight (theme) + It’s Time To Love
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Too Many Tears
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Tomorrow + Music in the Moonlight (theme)
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Set 5
1930s German Swing
Dieses Leid hat keinen Text
Evelyn Kuennecke (voc) Peter Igelhoff Orch
Comm Rec
Berlin
Ueber die Daecher der grossen Stadt
Rudi Schuericke Terzett (voc) Hans Carste Orch
Comm Rec
Berlin
Ti Pi Tin
Erwin Hartung (voc) Scala Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
Qui Madame
Peter Igelhoff (voc) and his Ensemble
Comm Rec
Berlin
Set 6
Count Basie
Moten Swing (theme) + One Oclock Jump
Count Basie
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
Nov 1937
I’ll Always Be In Love With You
Count Basie
Savoy Ballroom
NYC Aircheck
30 Jun 1937
Every Tub + Song of the Wanderer
Count Basie
‘America Dances’
Famous Door
WABC CBS NYC
BBC London
Jul 1938
Bugle Blues + Moten Swing (theme)
Count Basie
Savoy Ballroom
NYC Aircheck
30 Jun 1937
Set 7
Miles
Open + Walkin’
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual NYC
3 Jan 1959
Set 8
1940s Swing Radio
Lucky
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1946
Swanee
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Hitsum KitsumJimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Is NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945
Even Stevens
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Is NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945

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30 November 2021

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Gogo DeLys – Phantom Dancer 30 November 2021

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Gogo DeLys Canadian band singer in the US and actor, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist.

LISTEN to this Phantom Dancer mix (online after 2pm AEST, Tuesday 30 November) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

I’m Greg Poppleton, The Phantom Dancer producer and presenter every week on 107.3 2SER radio Sydney since 1985.

GOGO

Gogo DeLys was born on August 17, 1908 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Marie Gabrielle Belanger. She was an actress, known for Northern Exposure (1933), No Sale (1938) and Television Highlights (1936). She was married to Robert L. Redd. She died on February 19, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The film, Television Highlights, was a Mentone Brevity short that featured an early-day Henny Youngman (billed as Henry Youngman). Gogo DeLys (the correct version of her name), old-timer Lew Hearn and Powers’ Prom Girls. Youngman is the emcee at the Yacht Club nightclub who is trying to get Lew Hearn to buy a television set on which unbooked vaudeville acts are performing.

DELYS

DeLys performed in a talent show while she was a law student at the University of Southern California. A talent scout saw her and turned her career plans from law to singing.

Dubbed “the Canadian Canary” by newspaper columnist Walter Winchell, DeLys was active professionally from the 1920s into the 1940s. In 1928, she performed in vaudeville shows headed by Eddie Peabody and Paul Ash.

Before January 1931, DeLys had moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles, singing on radio station KHJ, where Radio Digest magazine said, “she promptly became an instantaneous hit”. By June 1931, DeLys had become the female vocalist with Georgie Stoll and his orchestra. The following year she sang with Jimmy Grier’s orchestra.

She appeared alongside Fred Astaire and Dick Powell in the big stage shows of Fanchon and Marco.

On radio, DeLys sang with Jerry Joyce’s Boys. She also sang on the radio shows, Little Ol’ Hollywood, Your Hit Parade, and Carefree Carnival. She also had her own show on NBC, “Gogo DeLys Sings.”

In 1936, she had her own twice-weekly program on CBS, and in 1937 she was featured with The Norsemen, James Melton, and Don Voorhees’ orchestra in a series of transcribed programs sponsored by Rexall. In July 1937, Mid-Summer Night’s Serenade debuted on CBS with DeLys as its star. A review in the trade publication Radio Daily described the program as “a well-balanced 15 minutes of evening music.”

Gogo DeLys on radio in 1940…

Gogo DeLys recorded several hits with the Grier band for Brunswick Records, including “Moonstruck,” “Sugar Plum” and “Secondhand Heart for Sale.” You’ll hear her on this week’s Phantom Dancer with the Jimmy Grier Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove Orchestra.

During her radio days, she met future husband, NBC executive Robert L. Redd. As Mrs. Redd, she devoted much of her time to the owning and racing of thoroughbred horses and working for various charity groups. She was a charter member of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters and a recipient of the group’s Golden Canary Award.

She is survived by a daughter.

30 NOVEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

Community Radio Network Show CRN #520

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 NOVEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 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
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
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
Tony Pastor
Saturday Night  is the Lonliest Night of the Week
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Ruth MacKellar
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Sunday in Savannah
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Bell Bottom Trousers
Tony Pastor Orchestra (voc) Tony Pastor and Ruth MacKellar
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
I Got Rhythm + Close (Temptation)
Tony Pastor Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Jantzen Beach
Portland OR
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 May 1945
Set 2
Jack Smith and Martha Tilton
This Is It
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
I’ll Be Yours (Komm Zurueck)
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
I’ll Walk Alone + It Might As Well Be Spring
Martha Tilton
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
One More Dream + The Same Time, The Same Place (theme)
Jack Smith
‘Jack Smith Show’
WABC CBS NYC
19 Jun 1947
Set 3
 Date with the Duke
Take the A Train (theme) + Bluetopia
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Sentimental Journey
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Passion Flower
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Air Conditioned Jungle
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘Date With The Duke’
400 Restauarnt
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
30 Jun 1945
Set 4
GoGo DeLys
Music in the Moonlight (theme) + It’s Time To Love
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Too Many Tears
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Tomorrow + Music in the Moonlight (theme)
Jimmie Grier Orchestra (voc) Gogo DeLys
‘Cocoanut Grove Radio Transcription’
Los Angeles
1932
Set 5
1930s German Swing
Dieses Leid hat keinen Text
Evelyn Kuennecke (voc) Peter Igelhoff Orch
Comm Rec
Berlin
Ueber die Daecher der grossen Stadt
Rudi Schuericke Terzett (voc) Hans Carste Orch
Comm Rec
Berlin
Ti Pi Tin
Erwin Hartung (voc) Scala Orchestra
Comm Rec
Berlin
Qui Madame
Peter Igelhoff (voc) and his Ensemble
Comm Rec
Berlin
Set 6
Count Basie
Moten Swing (theme) + One Oclock Jump
Count Basie
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
Nov 1937
I’ll Always Be In Love With You
Count Basie
Savoy Ballroom
NYC Aircheck
30 Jun 1937
Every Tub + Song of the Wanderer
Count Basie
‘America Dances’
Famous Door
WABC CBS NYC
BBC London
Jul 1938
Bugle Blues + Moten Swing (theme)
Count Basie
Savoy Ballroom
NYC Aircheck
30 Jun 1937
Set 7
Miles
Open + Walkin’
Miles Davis
‘Bandstand USA’
Birdland
WOR Mutual NYC
3 Jan 1959
Set 8
1940s Swing Radio
Lucky
Benny Goodman Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
Jan 1946
Swanee
Lionel Hampton Orchestra
‘Jubilee’
AFRS Hollywood
3 Dec 1945
Hitsum KitsumJimmie Lunceford Orchestra (voc) Quartet
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Is NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945
Even Stevens
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Is NY
Blue Network
15 Jan 1945
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