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Richard Maltby Snr Musician Survival Tips – Phantom Dancer 21 Jun 2022

Richard Maltby Snr, trumpeter, band leader, composer, conductor and arranger is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He is most famous for his 1956 recording, “Themes from (the movie) The Man With The Golden Arm”.

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

RADIO & TV

Studying music at Northwestern University for a year, he left to tour the US as a trumpet player with dance bands including Little Jack Little’s, Roger Prypr and Bob Strong.

In 1940 he gave up the trumpet for writing, composing and conducting which he had been doing since writing for Benny Goodman’s Orchestra while it held its residency at the Congress Hotel Chicago in 1935.

He wrote ‘Six Flats Unfurnished’ recorded by Benny Goodman and one of Goodman’s biggest selling records.

He then came under the influence of Paul Whiteman who found him a job composing and arranging for the ABC Network.

Maltby wrote over 5,000 arrangements in many musical styles, including a threnody memoriam to John F Kennedy.

In 1954 is had a hit with ‘St Louis Blues Mambo’ for RCA_victor’s “X” label, later rebranded “Vik”.

In 1955, Maltby organized a 16-piece orchestra group and toured the US in a series of one-night stands. Many of his ”one-nighters” were at universities.

He also appeared for six week engagement at the Cafe Rouge of  the Statler Hotel In New York City.

Maltby also appeared on the Vaughn Monroe TV show in 1955 and theJackie Gleason – Paul Whiteman “Greatest Bands Show.” He was guest artist on “Star of the Day” on the Monitor radio show on NBC.

He and his orchestra have received such plaudits as “A sharp and imaginative crew” from The Billboard and, “One of the hottest instrumental artists,” from the New York Dally Mirror.

MUSIC SURVIVAL TIPS

In a 1965 Billboard article, Maltby explained that there weren’t enough ballrooms and live gig opportunities to sustain his 14-piece orchestra.

“The trick today is to be a maestro part of the week, while devoting the remaining weekdays to other types of musical endevours,” Maltby said.

So on the weekends, Maltby played college dates and other live shows with his orchestra (which for reasons of aesthetics he never went smaller than 14 pieces.). On weekdays he scored TV and radio jingles, produced independent albums, and scored for films.

“To handle this diverse work, one must be a competent composer-arranger,” Maltby noted.

Maltby established his own production company and publishing business.

He also entered into music education: publishing music books, giving music seminars, judging contests, and guest conducting orchestras.

In 1965, Maltby was the biggest contributor to the SESAC transcription library.

You’ll enjoy his swinging 16-piece band on this week’s Phantom Dancer is a 1958 broadcast from Washington DC.

His son, Richard Maltby Jr, is an American theatre director and producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He conceived and directed the only two musical revues to win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards).

21 JUNE PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

Community Radio Network Show CRN #550

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 June 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
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 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Ben Burnie – Music While You Work
It’s a Lonesome Old Town (theme) + I’d Rather Believe Your Eyes
Ben Bernie Orchestra
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Can’t Get Out of this Mood
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Gail Robbins
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Juke Box Saturday Night
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) The King’s Jesters
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
This is the Army, Mr Jones + I Get the Neck of the Chicken + CloseBen Bernie Orchestra (voc) Ben Bernie
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Set 2
Abe Lyman
Open + Shine
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
I’ll Follow You + You Lucky So-and So
Abe Lyman Orchestra (voc) Frank Silvano
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Bugle Call Rag + It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Here it is Monday + Wang Wang Blues + Close
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Set 3
Breakfast Radio
Breakfast Club Opening Theme
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra  (voc) Don, McNeill, Evelyn Lynn, Jack Baker, The Three Romeos
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Instrumentals + My Dream of Love
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Jack Baker
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Breakfast Club Song
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Don McNeill
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
March + You’re The One + Square Dance + Glad Iron Ad
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Evelyn Lynn, Don McNeill
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Set 4
Richard Maltby
Open + You Do Something to Me
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
An Affair to Remember
Richard Maltby Orchestra (voc) Mary Maza
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Three Blind Cats
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Marilyn + Close
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 5
Xavier Cugat
Open + My Shawl (theme)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
In a Little Spanish Town
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Calypso + Besume
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Instrumental + Close
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 6
1940s Swing Radio
Skyliner
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park CA
30 Jan 1946
Once in Love with Amy
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Merv Griffin
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
1940s
Foo a Little Ballyhooo
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) Cab Calloway
New Zanzibar
NYC
14 Aug 1945
My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
1940s
Set 7
Big Bands
Melancholy Lullaby (theme) + Old Man River
Benny Carter Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate CA
KECA Blue LA
1944
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
Duke Ellington Orchestra‘Date with the Duke’
WENR ABC Chicago
26 May 1945
Tangerine
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS Hollywood
Dec 1942
Hitsum Kitsum
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima & Band
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Island
WJZ Blue NYC
15 Jan 1945
Set 8
Bop 1949
Tiny’s Blues
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1220 Mar 1949
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Jackie Kane & Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1949
Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949

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Richard Maltby Snr Musician Survival Tips – Phantom Dancer 21 Jun 2022

Greg Poppleton's Phantom Dancer swing jazz radio show

Richard Maltby Snr, trumpeter, band leader, composer, conductor and arranger is this week’s Phantom Dancer feature artist. He is most famous for his 1956 recording, “Themes from (the movie) The Man With The Golden Arm”.

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

RADIO & TV

Studying music at Northwestern University for a year, he left to tour the US as a trumpet player with dance bands including Little Jack Little’s, Roger Prypr and Bob Strong.

In 1940 he gave up the trumpet for writing, composing and conducting which he had been doing since writing for Benny Goodman’s Orchestra while it held its residency at the Congress Hotel Chicago in 1935.

He wrote ‘Six Flats Unfurnished’ recorded by Benny Goodman and one of Goodman’s biggest selling records.

He then came under the influence of Paul Whiteman who found him a job composing and arranging for the ABC Network.

Maltby wrote over 5,000 arrangements in many musical styles, including a threnody memoriam to John F Kennedy.

In 1954 is had a hit with ‘St Louis Blues Mambo’ for RCA_victor’s “X” label, later rebranded “Vik”.

In 1955, Maltby organized a 16-piece orchestra group and toured the US in a series of one-night stands. Many of his ”one-nighters” were at universities.

He also appeared for six week engagement at the Cafe Rouge of  the Statler Hotel In New York City.

Maltby also appeared on the Vaughn Monroe TV show in 1955 and theJackie Gleason – Paul Whiteman “Greatest Bands Show.” He was guest artist on “Star of the Day” on the Monitor radio show on NBC.

He and his orchestra have received such plaudits as “A sharp and imaginative crew” from The Billboard and, “One of the hottest instrumental artists,” from the New York Dally Mirror.

MUSIC SURVIVAL TIPS

In a 1965 Billboard article, Maltby explained that there weren’t enough ballrooms and live gig opportunities to sustain his 14-piece orchestra.

“The trick today is to be a maestro part of the week, while devoting the remaining weekdays to other types of musical endevours,” Maltby said.

So on the weekends, Maltby played college dates and other live shows with his orchestra (which for reasons of aesthetics he never went smaller than 14 pieces.). On weekdays he scored TV and radio jingles, produced independent albums, and scored for films.

“To handle this diverse work, one must be a competent composer-arranger,” Maltby noted.

Maltby established his own production company and publishing business.

He also entered into music education: publishing music books, giving music seminars, judging contests, and guest conducting orchestras.

In 1965, Maltby was the biggest contributor to the SESAC transcription library.

You’ll enjoy his swinging 16-piece band on this week’s Phantom Dancer is a 1958 broadcast from Washington DC.

His son, Richard Maltby Jr, is an American theatre director and producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He conceived and directed the only two musical revues to win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards).

21 JUNE PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney
LISTEN ONLINE

Community Radio Network Show CRN #550

107.3 2SER Tuesday 21 June 2022
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
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 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2SEA Eden Tuesday 6 – 7pm
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
Denmark FM (West Australia) Saturdays 10 – 11am
Repeat: Wednesdays 10 – 11pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Ben Burnie – Music While You Work
It’s a Lonesome Old Town (theme) + I’d Rather Believe Your Eyes
Ben Bernie Orchestra
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Can’t Get Out of this Mood
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) Gail Robbins
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Juke Box Saturday Night
Ben Bernie Orchestra (voc) The King’s Jesters
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
This is the Army, Mr Jones + I Get the Neck of the Chicken + CloseBen Bernie Orchestra (voc) Ben Bernie
‘War Workers’ Program’
WBBM CBS Chicago
8 Sep 1942
Set 2
Abe Lyman
Open + Shine
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
I’ll Follow You + You Lucky So-and So
Abe Lyman Orchestra (voc) Frank Silvano
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Bugle Call Rag + It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Here it is Monday + Wang Wang Blues + Close
Abe Lyman Orchestra
‘Lucky Strike Hour’
WEAF NBC Red
New York City
8 Dec 1932
Set 3
Breakfast Radio
Breakfast Club Opening Theme
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra  (voc) Don, McNeill, Evelyn Lynn, Jack Baker, The Three Romeos
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Instrumentals + My Dream of Love
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Jack Baker
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Breakfast Club Song
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Don McNeill
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
March + You’re The One + Square Dance + Glad Iron Ad
Joe DeLicchio Orchestra (voc) Evelyn Lynn, Don McNeill
‘The Breakfast Club’
WCFL NBC Blue Chicago
21 Dec 1940
Set 4
Richard Maltby
Open + You Do Something to Me
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
An Affair to Remember
Richard Maltby Orchestra (voc) Mary Maza
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Three Blind Cats
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Marilyn + Close
Richard Maltby Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Blue Room
Hotel Shoreham
WTOP CBS Washington DC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 5
Xavier Cugat
Open + My Shawl (theme)
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
In a Little Spanish Town
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Calypso + Besume
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Instrumental + Close
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Roseland Ballroom
WABC ABC NYC
AFRTS Re-broadcast
1958
Set 6
1940s Swing Radio
Skyliner
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
Casino Gardens
Ocean Park CA
30 Jan 1946
Once in Love with Amy
Freddy Martin Orchestra (voc) Merv Griffin
Mural Room
Hotel St Francis
San Francisco
1940s
Foo a Little Ballyhooo
Cab Calloway Orchestra (voc) Cab Calloway
New Zanzibar
NYC
14 Aug 1945
My Future Just Passed
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Toni Arden
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
1940s
Set 7
Big Bands
Melancholy Lullaby (theme) + Old Man River
Benny Carter Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
Southgate CA
KECA Blue LA
1944
My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
Duke Ellington Orchestra‘Date with the Duke’
WENR ABC Chicago
26 May 1945
Tangerine
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (voc) Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly
‘Command Performance USA’
AFRS Hollywood
Dec 1942
Hitsum Kitsum
Louis Prima Orchestra (voc) Louis Prima & Band
‘Spotlight Bands’
Mitchell Field
Long Island
WJZ Blue NYC
15 Jan 1945
Set 8
Bop 1949
Tiny’s Blues
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1220 Mar 1949
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Jackie Kane & Roy Kral
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
1949
Father Knickerbocker
Chubby Jackson Orchestra
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NYC
5 Mar 1949
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