Greg Poppleton

Tues 24 May - Phantom Dancer radio show, swing & jazz from live 1920s-60s radio & TV TUNE IN

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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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Greg Poppleton 1920s Parties
– 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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– Hotel Astor 1910s-60s Gay Bar – Phantom Dancer 23 Nov 2021

Hotel Astor in New York City, the source of many a big band broadcast on The Phantom Dancer is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature. Starting in the 1910s, the Astor Bar acquired a reputation as a gay meeting place, where gay patrons were both accepted and extorted. Read the story, see videos and play list, and hear show here…

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– Glen Gray Casa Loma 1920s-40s Ork – Phantom Dancer 16 Nov 2021

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. It was a collective that was the top swing band before Benny Goodman. Loved for its complex, danceable arrangements, Coleman Hawkins named it as his favourite band. Read their story, see videos and play list, and hear show here…

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