Two Albums Now Available On CD

 

 

Back In Your Own Backyard

RELEASED OCTOBER 31 2016

  1. Cake Walkin' Babies From Home 02:33

  2. Too Marvellous 03:11

  3. They Didn't Believe Me 02:49

  4. I'll See You In My Dreams 02:36

  5. Egyptian Ella 02:36

  6. Back In Your Own Backyard 02:25

  7. When My Dreamboat Comes Home 03:15

  8. Makin' Whoopee! 03:56

  9. Nobody's Sweetheart 03:37

  10. Honeysuckle Rose 03:14

  11. The Lady Is A Tramp 03:29

  12. Yes, We Have No Bananas! 02:07

Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Geoff Power - Sousaphone, Trumpet and Trombone
Paul Furniss - Alto Sax and Clarinet
Grahame Conlon - Spanish Guitar with steel strings
Lawrie Thompson - Drums and Washboard

Recording Engineers: 
Rowan Wilson and Gregory Appia

Mix and Mastering: 
Peter Gage

Downloads Post Mastering:
George Stathopoulos

Artwork: 
Locallure Design

"Given the knowledge of the era and the authenticity of performance, Poppleton’s latest release, Back In Your Own Backyard is a real delight. It's sure to surprise lovers of early jazz that such is happening Down Under, as well as win over “newbies” to the music ... It would take an extremely jaded heart not to smile and tap your feet, much less dance around the room, to Greg Poppleton."
— Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (U.S)

9 O'Clock Special CD - 2CH (commercial) Sydney


Doin' The Charleston

RELEASED OCTOBER 7 2012

  1. The Charleston 02:31

  2. Exactly Like You (interpolating 'Eccentric') 02:15

  3. Tip Toe Through The Tulips 03:51

  4. Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt (Falling In Love Again) 03:22

  5. Road To Gundagai 02:52

  6. St James Infirmary (alternate take) 03:14

  7. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter) 03:00

  8. My Gal Sal 03:08

  9. Sweet Lorraine 03:46

  10. Three Little Words 02:04

  11. St James Infirmary 03:04

  12. Button Up Your Overcoat 02:22

  13. I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five And Ten Cent Store) 03:23

  14. Stormy Weather 04:25


Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Paul Furniss - Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Al Davey - Trumpet and Trombone
Grahame Conlon - Tenor Banjo
Geoff Power - Sousaphone on Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
Rod Herbert - Sousaphone on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 14
Lawrie Thompson - Drums and Washboard


Recording Engineers: 
Peter O'Malley and Paul Mirtschin

Mix and Mastering:
Peter Gage

Artwork: 
Trevor Hutchison

Thank you, Jimmy Vargas

"Even in the 21st Century, the music of the Roaring 20s still holds a fascination for many...Greg Poppleton keeps the 1920s flag flying with this enjoyable disc. Listening to the 1929 recording by the Mound City Blues Blowers of 'My Gal Sal' shows Poppleton has captured the basic sound. Grahame Conlon makes a mockery of those many banjo jokes with his rollicking solo on 'Road To Gundagai'. As for the leader, some may find his voice a little affected at times but he has captured the decade's vocal style to perfection especially on 'Falling In Love Again' sung in both English and German. As enjoyable as the band is to listen to, Greg Poppleton must be even better live."
— Kevin Jones FM 102.5 Fine Music Magazine

Album Of The Week - ArtSound FM Canberra
Jazz CD Of The Week - 5MBS Adelaide
9 O'Clock Special CD - 2CH (commercial) Sydney


Sweet Sue

RELEASED NOVEMBER 18 2013

  1. Sweet Sue 02:18

  2. Walking My Baby Back Home 03:39

  3. Blue Skies 03:07

  4. Carolina In The Morning 03:43

  5. The Way You Look Tonight 04:25

  6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 03:44

  7. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 02:39

  8. Am I Blue? 05:06

  9. St Louis Blues 05:32

  10. Am I Blue (with Tango) 04:51

  11. As Time Goes By 04:05

  12. These Foolish Things 03:54

  13. Sweet Sue (Take 2) 02:18

  14. I've Got The World On A String 03:26

  15. Blue Moon 03:51

Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Paul Furniss - Soprano, Alto Sax  and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Al Davey - Trumpet and Trombone
Grahame Conlon - Guitar
Darcy Wright - Double Bass
Mark Harris - Double Bass
Lawrie Thompson - Drums

Artwork: 
Damon Poppleton Year 5 Newtown Public School

Recording Engineers: 
Peter O'Malley and Paul Mirtschin

Mix and Mastering:
Peter Gage

FIVE STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S)

Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s - 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot.
— Women's Vintage Radio (U.S)

Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-‘70s, rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the Swing Era
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

“Awesome. Totally fun,”
— Jesse Miner - ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (USA)

Album Of The Week - 102.5FM Fine Music


The Phantom Dancer

SWING ERA SONGS OF 1926 - 1939 IN RADIO REVIEW
RELEASED MAY 30 2006

  1. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 02:51

  2. It's Only A Paper Moon 02:25

  3. On The Sunny Side Of The Street 05:18

  4. Love Me Or Leave Me 04:05

  5. My Blue Heaven 02:55

  6. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) 02:53

  7. South Of The Border 03:15

  8. Do, Do, Do 03:08

  9. Would You Like To Take A Walk? 03:33

  10. Night And Day 03:38

  11. Anything Goes 02:34

  12. East Of The Sun 03:45

  13. Star Dust 06:01

  14. Two Sleepy People 04:01


Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singe
Paul Furniss - Alto and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Bob Henderson - Trumpet
Matt Baker - Piano (tracks 2, 5, 7) 
Peter Locke - Piano
Dieter Vogt - Double Bass
Joel Davis - Drums


Recording Engineer: 
Phil Punch - Electric Avenue

Mastering:
Rick O'Neil - Turtlerock

Artwork: 
Artstate Design

"Don’t you just appreciate pleasant surprises? Especially musical ones! There’s nothing like stumbling across an artist who is fresh, original, filled with musical integrity, and especially one that has a unique perspective on the familiar. Australian Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Greg Poppleton is such an artist; one whom this reviewer can’t say enough great things about.

And boy do these guys swing! I thoroughly enjoy this CD. It’s fresh and open. The music literally pulls you into yesteryear and reminds you of the infinite palettes jazz offers and a peak into where it was in the late 20s. The musicians are incredible and their presentation is flawless.

Greg Poppleton has captured the essence of the jazz singers of that era and is able to exhibit an originality that make his offering a new standard for tomorrow’s generation. You will be listening to this disc for years to come!"
— Gerard H Beulah Jr, JazzReview.com (U.S)

Feature Album - Women's Vintage Radio (U.S)


1920s - 1930s Jazz Swing Background Chill Mix 1

RELEASED OCTOBER 26 2014

SONG - from the album ALBUM - TIME

  1. Sweet Sue from the album Sweet Sue - 00'00

  2. St James Infirmary (alt. take Paul Furniss soprano sax) from the album Doin' The Charleston - 02'14

  3. It's Only A Paper Moon from the album The Phantom Dancer - 05'27

  4. Tip Toe Through The Tulips from the album Doin' The Charleston - 07'50

  5. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams from the album Sweet Sue - 11'39

  6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter from the album Doin' The Charleston - 14'17

  7. South Of The Border from the album The Phantom Dancer - 17'12

  8. Blue Skies from the album Sweet Sue - 20'24

  9. Love Me Or Leave Me from the album The Phantom Dancer - 23'27

  10. Walkin' My Baby Back Home from the album Sweet Sue - 27'28

  11. I Can't Give You Anything But Love from the album Sweet Sue - 31'05

  12. Do, Do, Do from the album The Phantom Dancer - 34'45

  13. Exactly Like You from the album Doin' The Charleston - 37'50

  14. Falling In Love Again from the album Doin' The Charleston - 40'03

  15. On The Sunny Side Of The Street from the album The Phantom Dancer - 43'21

  16. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) from the album The Phantom Dancer - 48'35

  17. The Charleston from the album Doin' The Charleston - 51'25

Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Paul Furniss - Soprano, Alto Sax and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Al Davey - Trumpet and Trombone
Bob Henderson - Trumpet
Matt Baker - Piano
Peter Locke - Piano
Grahame Conlon - Guitar and Banjo
Mark Harris - Double Bass
Darcy Wright - Double Bass
Dieter Vogt - Double Bass
Geoff Power - Sousaphone
Rod Herbert - Sousaphone
Joel Davis - Drums
Lawrie Thompson - Drums and Washboard

Mix:
Greg Poppleton

Artwork:
Damon Poppleton (age 11)

Enjoy this perfect jazz set as you work online. Timed for the magic 53 minutes and 53 seconds

This is the full stereo mix.

The YouTube version (released March 17 2014) is left-channel only.

1.12 Million plays - YouTube

"Just too fun to ignore!" CFBO Radio (Canada)

“Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience. Greg’s interpretations, dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing.”
— Warren Fahey AM, music historian, record producer (Festival)


1920s - 1930s Jazz Swing Background Chill Mix 2

RELEASED JUNE 7 2015

SONG - from the album ALBUM - TIME

  1. I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In The 5 and 10 Cent Store) from the album Doin' The Charleston - 00'00

  2. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (with verse) from the album The Phantom Dancer - 03'19

  3. Sweet Lorraine from the album Doin' The Charleston - 06'25

  4. On The Road To Gundagai from he album Doin' The Charleston - 10'06

  5. As Time Goes By from the album Sweet Sue - 12'57

  6. St James Infirmary (featuring Al Davey trumpet) from the album Doin' The Charleston - 17'10

  7. Button Up Your Overcoat from the album Doin' The Charleston - 20'41

  8. My Blue Heaven from the album The Phantom Dancer - 23'03

  9. Stormy Weather from the album Doin' The Charleston - 26'09

  10. Carolina in the Morning from the album Sweet Sue - 30’29

  11. Three Little Words from the album Doin' The Charleston - 34'32

  12. Would You Like To Take A Walk? from the album The Phantom Dancer - 36'31

  13. The Way You Look Tonight from the album Sweet Sue - 40'42

  14. My Gal Sal from the album Doin' The Charleston - 44'45

  15. Am I Blue? from the album Sweet Sue - 48'15

  16. Sweet Sue (Alternative Take to Chill Mix 1) - 53'58

  17. My Blue Heaven (wild live version) - 56'50

Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Paul Furniss - Soprano, Alto Sax and Tenor Saxes and Clarinet
Al Davey - Trumpet and Trombone
Bob Henderson - Trumpet
Matt Baker - Piano
Peter Locke - Piano
Grahame Conlon - Guitar and Banjo
Mark Harris - Double Bass
Darcy Wright - Double Bass
Dieter Vogt - Double Bass
Geoff Power - Sousaphone
Rod Herbert - Sousaphone
Joel Davis - Drums
Lawrie Thompson - Drums and Washboard

Live excerpt - My Blue Heaven
Greg Poppleton - Authentic 1920s - 30s singer
Tony Esterman - Piano
Darcy Wright - Double Bass
Bob Gillespie - Drums

Mix:
Greg Poppleton

Cover Photo:
Greg Poppleton.

Enjoy this sunny mix of songs from the 1920s and 30s sung by Greg Poppleton.

Greg Poppleton is also a film and TV actor who has appeared in 9 feature films, 17 TV shows and 59 TV commercials, as well as roles in short film, corporate videos, music videos, stage, as a voice artist and in radio.

In movies I’ve played scenes opposite Academy and Golden Globe winning actors Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and John Goodman. I have been directed by Baz Luhrmann, Michael Apted and Michael Petroni.

Movie credits include:
- Backtrack
- Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- Footy Legends
- Hunt Angels
- Fat Pizza
- Moulin Rouge!
- Dirty Deeds
- Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueberger
- The Fifth Shadow

TV productions include:
- Black Comedy
- Deadly Women
- The Gruen Transfer
- Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
- Kangaroo Gang
- My Place
- Underbelly: The Golden Mile
- Cops LAC
- All Saints
- Blackjack
- Monster House

“At the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.”
— John Quigley, Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival, www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news.