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27 December 2022

(Until 27 December)

New Year’s Eve Radio Pt 2 – Phantom Dancer

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

New Year radio from 1945-71 swing and jazz broadcasts is the play list for this week’s Phantom Dancer.

Happy New Year!

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

NEW

Each major city in Australia holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, usually accompanied by a fireworks display.

The most prominent celebration in the country is Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve of two fireworks shows — the evening “Family Fireworks” at 9:00 p.m., and the main fireworks at midnight.

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a focal point of the show, via pyrotechnics launched from the bridge, as well as lighting displays that illuminate it during the show. Fireworks are set off from multiple other pints along the middle of the harbour from barges.

Local Sydney councils also hold firework displays. The northern hill at Sydney Park, 5 km south of the CBD, was a good vantage point, always crowded by thousands of people, to see many of them.

Over the years, local councils have invaded these spontaneous public gatherings by moulding them into uncreative, organised events flattened by mind-numbing, doof-doof, washing-machine rumble. Commercial conformity killing community creativity for “consoomers” to herd in and graze.

Musically, Sydney is a very uncreative place.

It embraces the safe and commercial. The music scene is largely funded by gambling. For rock, doof-doof and rap audiences it’s a race to get drugged or drunk to keep vital against swirling strident soundscapes dead-deafened by deludedly curatorial drones.

YEAR’S

In 1976, the Sydney Committee decided to repackage the failing Waratah Festival into the Festival of Sydney. They agreed that New Year’s Eve should launch the new festival as a ‘big bang affair’. This made New Year’s Eve official in Sydney for the first time.

EVE

Gloucester Park, a racecourse in central Perth, is the largest and most recognized display in the Western Australian city. In Brisbane events are held at Southbank. At night, 50,000 Australians gather at sites around the Brisbane River to watch a fireworks display. In Melbourne, hundreds of thousands of Australians come to the Central Business District to see the fireworks.  In the South Australian capital of Adelaide, events are held at both Rymill Park in the city, Semaphore and at Glenelg beach.

Here’s TV coverage of the Sydney New Year fireworks in 2021. TV coverage of the Sydney fireworks has two embarrassing traditions,

  1. Struggling hosts (with the exception of Lawrence Mooney),
  2. Cringey muzak smothering the exciting atmosphere of the fireworks going off and the cheering of millions.

Millions of dollars are spent on the fireworks. The talent and craft of the pyrotechnicians is extraordinary as you’ll see in the clip. The insta-music soundtrack is like putting a butterfly decal over the Mona Lisa. “Here’s the butterfly decal, everybody! Yay!”

The video is best watched with the sound off…

27 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
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Community Radio Network Show CRN #577

107.3 2SER Tuesday 27 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
Count Basie 1960
One O’Clock Jump (theme) + Jingle Bells
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Monitor’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1960
Alright, Okay, You Win
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Joe Williams
‘Monitor’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1960
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Count Basie Orchestra
‘Monitor’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1960
One O’Clock Jump (extended theme)Count Basie Orchestra
‘Monitor’
Birdland
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1960
Set 2
Woody Herman 1954
Blue Flame + Third Herd
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1954
Sleepy Serenade
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1954
Get Outta Town
Woody Herman’s Third Herd (voc) Leah Matthews
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1954
Apple Honey
Woody Herman’s Third Herd
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Blue Note
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1954
Set 3
Dorsey Brothers 1954
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (theme) + Lover
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NYC
31 Dec 1954
Do it Yourself
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NYC
31 Dec 1954
Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight + Happy Days Are Here Again + Well Get It
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (d) Buddy Rich
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NYC
1 Jan 1955
It Happens to Be Me + Stomping Down Broadway
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Lynn Roberts
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Statler
WRCA NBC NYC
1 Jan 1955
Set 4
Sy Oliver & Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines
Theme + Rumble
Sy Oliver Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Riverboat
WNBC NBC NYC
1 Jan 1971
Deep Forest (theme) + Dippermouth Blues
Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
1 Jan 1957
When the Saints Go Marching In
Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
1 Jan 1957
Tiger Rag
Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Club Hangover
KCBS CBS San Francisco
1 Jan 1957
Set 5
New Years Eve 1945
Robin Hood
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) LP
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Salt Lake City
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Gotta Be This or That
Benny Goodman Orchestra with Red Norvo & Slam Stewart
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Boston
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Let the Zoomers’ Drool
Duke Ellington Orchestra
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Evansville IN
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Auld Lang Syne
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
‘New Year’s Dancing Party’
Gril Room
Hotel Roosevelt NYC
AFRS Hollywood
31 Dec 1945
Set 6
Gene Krupa
Open + Flying Home
Gene Krupa Quartet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Metropole Cafe
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Dark Eyes
Gene Krupa Quartet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Metropole Cafe
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Set 7
Dorsey Brothers
Green Eyes
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Jilla Webb & Tommy Mercer
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Flagler’s Drive
Dorsey Brothers OrchestraMeadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Your Daddy’s Got the Gleeks
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (voc) Charlie Shavers
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Stomping Down Broadway
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WCBS CBS NY
1 Jan 1956
Set 8
Charlie Parker
Jumping with Symphony Sid (theme) + Be Bop
Charlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1 Jan 1949
Slow Boat to ChinaCharlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1 Jan 1949
Ornithology
Charlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1 Jan 1949
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