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08 November 2022

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Jazz Piano Billy Maxted – Phantom Dancer 8 Nov 2022

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Billy Maxted, U.S jazz arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He wrote for Benny Goodman, Red Nichols and Claude Thornhill and led his own Dixieland band in the 1950s which we’ll hear live on this week’s Phantom Dancer.

The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week.

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BILLY

Maxted began his career in 1937 as a member of the Red Nichols big band, for which he wrote arrangements.

From 1940 he played with Teddy Powell, Ben Pollack and Will Bradley (1941-42).

After serving in the U.S. Navy he wrote arrangements for the big bands of Claude Thornhill and Benny Goodman.

He led a band with Ray Eberle (1947-48) and soon after led his own Manhattan Jazz Band, which played Dixieland with Bob Zurke on boogie-woogie piano.

He was house pianist at Nick’s club in Greenwich Village from 1949-1960 from where he did a weekly broadcast over NBC.

In the 1950s he recorded for MGM, Brunswick, Cadence, and Seeco.

In 1958, British bandleader Reg Owen had a major hit on the American charts with Maxted’s upbeat instrumental composition, “Manhattan Spiritual”, released on the Palette label.

His sidemen included trumpeter Chuck Forsyth, trombonist Lee Gifford, either Sol Pace or Dan Tracey on clarinet, and (by 1958) bass saxophonist Johnny Dengler.

In the 1960s, he recorded for K&H and Liberty and as a sideman for Bob Crosby, Pee Wee Erwin, and Red Nichols.

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Set 1
Selling Bonds
Open + Trumpeter’s Lullaby
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Two Sleepy People
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Babysitter
Ralph Marterie Orchestra
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
The Gal That Got AwayRalph Marterie Orchestra (voc) Bill Walters
‘Treasury Show’
WBBM CBS Chicago
26 Dec 1954
Set 2
Coleman Hawkins
It’s the Talk of the Town
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
Honeysuckle Rose + Close
Coleman Hawkins Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS Chicago
19 Jun 1963
Set 3
Art Lowrey
Open + Almost Like Being in Love
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
The Girl Without a Name
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
Monterey + Begin the Beguine
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
April Love + Say No More
Art Lowrey Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Hotel Chase
AFRS Re-broadcast
KMOX CBS St Louis
1957
Set 4
Billy Maxted
Open + Tin Roof Blues (theme) + Tailgate Ramble
Billy Maxted and his Manhattan Jazz Band
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s
AFRS Re-broadcast
WRCA-FM NBC NYC 1957
When the Saints Go Marching In
Billy Maxted and his Manhattan Jazz Band
‘One Night Stand’
Nick’s
AFRS Re-broadcast
WRCA-FM NBC NYC 1957
Set 5
1930s-40s German Dance Orks
Guter Mond
Hans Carste Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuericke
Comm Rec
Berlin
1940
Ich mache alles mit Musik
Kurt Wege Soloists
Comm Rec
Berlin
1940
Bei dir war es immer so schön
Kurt Wege Soloists
Comm Rec
Berlin
1938
Über die Dächer der großen Stadt
Hans Carste Orchestra (voc) Rudi Schuericke Terzett
Comm Rec
Berlin
1939
Set 6
1930s Dance Bands
Down T’uncle Bill’s
Hal Kemp Orchestra (voc) Skinnay Ennis
Radio Transcription
NYC
14 Dec 1934
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Isham Jones Orchestra
WOR Mutual NYC
24 Jan 1936
Babs
The Inkspots
WEAF NBC Red NYC
9 Aug 1935
Whistling in the Dark
Gus Arnheim Orchestra (voc) Loyce Whiteman
Radio Transcription
Los Angeles
1931
Set 7
1940s Women Singers
Blue Rain
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra (voc) Connie Morgan
‘Spotlight Bands’
Columbus OH
Blue Network
19 Nov 1943
I Cover the Waterfront
Sarah Vaughn‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
Love Me or Leave Me
Sarah Vaughn
‘Eddie Condon Floorshow’
WPIX TV NYC
13 Dec 1948
It Had to Be You + Rocking Chair (theme)
Mildred Bailey
‘Music till Midnight’
WABC CBS NYC
1944
Set 8
1960s Radio and TV Jazz
Chicago
Benny Goodman Trio
WNBC NBC TV
NYC
21 Aug 1967
Sometimes I’m HappyTony Bennett (voc) Gene Krupa Trio
Radio Transcription
1963
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles + Rose Room
Charlie Shavers Quartet
London House
WBBM CBS  Chicago
May 1962
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