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– Freddy Martin Singing Saxophone-Phantom Dancer 29 Nov 2022

Freddy Martin was a U.S band leader and tenor saxophonist. His singing saxophone and his orchestra became one of the most popular and musical sweet bands. He made his first recording in 1930 and was leading bands until 1983. He is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Tony Bennett – Phantom Dancer 22 Nov 22

Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Spike Jones – Phantom Dancer 15 Nov 2022

Spike Jones is this week’s Phantom dancer feature artist. He was a US drummer, percussionist and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Jazz Piano Billy Maxted – Phantom Dancer 8 Nov 2022

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.Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Tadd Dameron – Phantom Dancer 1 Nov 2022

Tadd Dameron, U.S jazz composer, arranger, and pianist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He was the most influential arranger of the bebop era. He also wrote charts for swing and hard bop players. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Blues – 2SER Radiothon Wk 2 Tues – Phantom Dancer

St Louis Blues features on this Tuesday’s annual 2SER radiothon Phantom Dancer. Time to subscribe and support 2SER community radio. Now is your moment to win great prizes when you pledge your support to 2SER which has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985.

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– Big Bands – 2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Sat – Phantom Dancer 15 Oct 2022

A live Saturday Phantom Dancers swing mix for the 2022 2SER Radiothon – your chance to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985. This week’s show is a Big Band-a-thon – all from 1944-51 radio.

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– 2SER Radiothon Wk 1 Honeysuckle Rose – Phantom Dancer 11 Oct 2022

2SER Radiothon comes by but 2 weeks a year. It’s your chance to win great prizes when you pledge your support to this community radio station. 2SER has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton since 1985. This week’s show is a Honeysuckle Rose-a-thon – all from vinyl 1930s-60s radio transcriptions.

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– Lenny Herman and 1950s Lounge Music

Lenny Herman accordianist and xylophonist led what was dubbed ‘The Mightiest Little Band in the Land’ in the 1940s and 50s. For fans of 1950s Lounge Music albums, here’s one of those bent easy listening orchestras live on 1948 and 1957 radio as this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Sorcery and Swing Melbourne

Sorcery and Swing comes to Melboirne, 7 October. The Kelvin Club will tranform into a “Roaring Twenties” speakeasy for this not-to-be-missed event! Book Now: pearls@kelvinclub.com or (03) 9654 5711

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– Charlie Shavers Teenage Prodigy – Phantom Dancer 16 Aug 2022

Charlie Shavers was an American jazz trumpeter. He played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams, Tommy Dorsey. and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer. One of his songs, “Undecided”, is a jazz standard. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– The King’s Jesters – Phantom Dancer 2 Aug 2022

The King’s Jesters, billed as America’s ‘biggest little band’ is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. They were a vocal group who accompanied themselves on guitar, banjo and other instruments and with orchestra. They were household names in the 1930s and early 1940s. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Jones and Hare 1920s – Phantom Dancer 26 Jul 22

Jones and Hare, Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, were a vocal duo who sang novelty songs, popular on radio in the 1920s and continuing on radio up to 1939. Billy Jones (1889-1940) was a tenor and Ernie Hare was a bass/baritone (1883-1939). They’re this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artists. Read their story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Don Redman Swing Inventor? Phantom Dancer 28 June 2022

Don Redman is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Don Redman was a U.S jazz musician, arranger, bandleader and composer. The inventor of swing. Hear him in a rare, static-filled 1933 home radio disc recording. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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– Tony Bennett – Phantom Dancer 14 Jun 2022

Tony Bennett, singer, is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. You’ll hear him and his music in a 1955 interview. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Spike Jones – Phantom Dancer 7 Jun 2022

Spike Jones is this week’s Phantom dancer feature artist. He was a US drummer, percussionist and bandleader specializing in spoof arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– Charlie Parker: Diligent Practice Creates New Style – Phantom Dancer 10 May 2022

Charlie Parker is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Charlie Parker was an influential alto sax soloist and key in the development of bebop. He said that he spent three to four years practicing up to 15 hours a day in the mid-1930s. And it was while practicing and experimenting on his alto sax in 1939 that he created his unique sound. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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– 21st Birthday Party

21st birthday wishes to XX who has booked Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s singer and jazz band to play for their 21st birthday party today.

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– Jazz at the Pines – Picnic & Music

Jazz at The Pines, the much-loved monthly jazz picnic, returns to Dural after being put on pause due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Ticket prices are still the same as they were in 2018! Jazz at the Pines in October features Greg Poppleton’s 1920s-30s Music.

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– Bob Crosby and Machito – 12 April 2022

Bob Crosby is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Also hear Cab Calloway, Afro-Cuban Machito, Women in Jazz and WW2 Russian swing. Read his story, watch videos, see playlist and listen to show here…

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