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20 December 2022

(Until 20 December)

New Year Radio Pt 1 Xmas Radio Pt 2- Phantom Dancer 20 December 2022

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

New Year radio from NBC’s ‘All-Star Parade of Bands’ 1965-66 and 1970-71 radio plus Swing and jazz programming from the Christmas season is the focus for the first part of this week’s Phantom Dancer.

And a song never before played on The Phantom Dancer gets two live radio airings on this week’s show, ‘Teach Me Tonight’, from live 1954 and 65 radio.

The first part of the Phantom Dancer is nationally networked and will be on radio across Australia from 26 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 20 December) and two years of Phantom Dancer mixes online at, at https://2ser.com/phantom-dancer/

1966

I remember waking up New Year morning, 1 January 1966, watching the sun rise next to the neighbour’s camphor laurel from my bed on the back verandah of the house I grew up in.

It was a beautiful yellow orp in a cloudless lapis blue sky. I made a note to my 5 year old self to remember the joy of the moment forever. It was a year of optimism. Then within a few short months, in April of that year, I was fighting for my life.

1969

New Years Eve night 31 December 1969 was what I recall to be a three hour special on a local commercial station (Channel 9) covering the momentous decade that was the 1960s.

I thought at the time the same thing would happen in 1979, 1989 and so on. But no decade has been so optimistically radical since.

Australia did have a bright three years with the progressive Whitlam government 1972-75.

And, since you’ll be hearing Tuxedo Junction live from 1970 radio on this week’s show, it reminds me that in the early 70s, Sydney ABC station 2BL always played Tuxedo Junction sung by a blues singer as its open song after the station came on the air for the morning at 5:45am.

However, by 1979 the country was in the doldrums under the ‘austerity’ of a wealthy farmer prime minister and a suburban lawyer treasurer.

20 DECEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
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107.3 2SER Tuesday 20 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
Glenn Miller 1965
Open + Moonlight Serenade (theme) + St Louis Blues March
Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Riverboat
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Teach Me Tonight
Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Joan Shephard
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Riverboat
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Ray McKinley
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Riverboat
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Moonlight Serenade (extended theme)Ray McKinley and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
The Riverboat
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1965
Set 2
Glenn Miller 1970
Moonlight Serenade + Tuxedo Junction
Buddy de Franco and the Glenn Miller Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Gull Golden Mile Hotel
Fort Laudedale FL
1 Jan 1970
Set 3
Count Basie 1965
One O’clock Jump (theme) + Splanky
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Pick Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1965
Auld Lang Syne
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Pick Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1966
Chestnut Street Ramble + One O’Clock Jump (theme)
Count Basie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Pick Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1 Jan 1966
Set 4
World’s Greatest Jazz Band
My Inspiration (Theme) Son of a Preacher Man
World’s Greatest Jazz Band (Bobby Hackett, Yank Lawson, Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton, Carl Fontana, Bob Wilber, Lou McGarity, Billy Butterfield, Wes Johnson Jnr)
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Roosevelt Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
1 Jan 1970
Mercy, Mercy
World’s Greatest Jazz Band
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Roosevelt Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
1 Jan 1970
Spinning Wheel
World’s Greatest Jazz Band
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Roosevelt Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
1 Jan 1970
South Rampart Street Parade
World’s Greatest Jazz Band
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Roosevelt Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
1 Jan 1970
Set 5
Dizzy Gillespie & Jonah Jones
Theme + Soul Kiss
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
London House
WMAQ NBC Chicago
31 Dec 1969
On the Street Where You Live (theme) + Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Jonah Jones Quartet
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Rainbow Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1969
Mack the Knife
Jonah Jones Quartet (voc) Jonah Jones
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Rainbow Grill
WNBC NBC NYC
31 Dec 1969
Set 6
Dinah Shore
Open + Let It Snow
Dinah Shore
‘The Dinah Shore Show’
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Dec 1954
Happy Christmas, Little Friend
Dinah Shore
‘The Dinah Shore Show’
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Dec 1954
Walkin’ Down the Road
Dinah Shore
‘The Dinah Shore Show’
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Dec 1954
Teach Me Tonight + Close
Dinah Shore
‘The Dinah Shore Show’
WRCA NBC NYC
24 Dec 1954
Set 7
Jingle Bells
Let’s Dance (theme) + Jingle Bells
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Joseph Urban Room
Congress Hotel
WMAQ NBC Red Chicago
1936
Jingle Bells
Mel Blanc and The Sportsmen‘Mail Call’
AFRS Hollywood
1945
Jingle Bells
Glenn Miller Orchestra (voc) Tex Beneke and The Modernaires
‘Sunset Serenade’
Cafe Rouge
Hotel Pennsylvania
WJZ NBC Blue NYC
27 Dec 1941
Jingle Bells
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Birdland
WJZ ABC NYC
Jan 1954
Set 8
Charlie Parker
Jumping with Symphony Sid/Jingle Bells (theme) + Half Nelson
Charlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
White ChristmasCharlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
Little Willie Leaps
Charlie Parker
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
25 Dec 1948
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