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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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– Sonic Journey ABC Radio – Obscure 1920s-50s Women Jazz Singers

Sonic Journey with Simon Marnie, ABC Radio Sydney, Staurday 3 September, has myself chatting to Simon about obscure women swing and jazz singers who broadcast live on 1920s-50s radio. In between, you’ll hear their songs from those live vintage radio shows. That’s happening 11am – 12 noon, Saturday 3 September, on ‘Weekend Mornings’ over 702 ABC Radio Sydney.

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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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– Don Redman Swing Inventor? Phantom Dancer 1 February 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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– Meredith Willson from Sousa to Swing – Phantom Dancer 18 Jan 22

Meredith Willson, this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist, was a piccolo and flute virtuoso who played in John Philip Sousa’s band, the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini, composed popular music and 3 Broadway shows including ‘The Music Man’, was a two time Academy Award nominee, wrote three books and conducted the Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra during WW2. Read his story, watch videos, see the play list and listen to the show here…

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– Yao Lee and 1940s-60s New Years Eve! – 28 December 2021

Yao Lee, Hong Kong’s Patti Page is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. Her most famous song opens this week’s Phantom Dancer. The first hour for the national show then continues with a mix of swing by Harry James, vocals by Giselle McKenzie, Rhythm and Blues from a 1951 radio aircheck, and live radio hard bop by Miles Davis and John Coltrane aired in 1958.

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