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Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor – Phantom Dancer 15 September 2020

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, influential 1940s jump and 1950s rock tenor saxophonist, is this week’s Phantom Dancer non-stop swing jazz feature artist. You’ll hear him from two 1956 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party broadcasts on this week’s mix.

Greg Poppleton has been bringing you The Phantom Dancer, your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV, each week since 1985.

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SAM ‘THE MAN’ TAYLOR

Taylor was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He attended Alabama State University, where he played with the Bama State Collegians. He later worked with Scatman Crothers, Cootie Williams, Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan and Big Joe Turner. Taylor was one of the most requested session saxophone players in New York recording studios in the 1950s. He also replaced Count Basie as the house bandleader on Alan Freed’s radio series, Camel Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, on CBS, from where this week’s Phantom Dancer Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor tracks originate.

Taylor played the saxophone solo on Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll”. He also played on “Harlem Nocturne”; on “Money Honey”, recorded by Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters in 1953; and on “Sh-Boom” by the Chords.

During the 1960s, he led a five-piece band, the Blues Chasers. In the 1970s, he frequently played and recorded in Japan.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor’s hit 1955 recording on the 1930s jazz standard, Harlem Nocturne. The song was written by Earle Hagen when he was a teenager! He later gave us some of the greatest TV themes ever: “Andy Griffith Show”, “Dick Van Dyke Show”, “Gomer Pyle USMC”, “Danny Thomas Show”, “That Girl”, “I Spy”, “Mod Squad”

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15 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #430

107.3 2SER Tuesday 15 September 2020
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT)
and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program:
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Sunday 10 – 11pm
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4pm
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4pm
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Tuesday 8 – 9pm
2MCE Bathurst / Orange / Central West NSW Wednesday 9 – 10am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Sunday 5 – 6am

Set 1
Swing on 1930s Radio
Open + Star Dust
Eliot Lawrence Orchestra
Meadowbrook Ballroom
Cedar Grove NJ
WOR Mutual NY
1951
Take the A Train (theme) + Koko
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Town Casino
NBC Cleveland OH
1952
GI Jive + Close
Raymond Scott Orchestra (voc) Dorothy Collins
‘The Raymond Scott Show’
AFRS Re-broadcast
1944
Set 2
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
Open + Push It
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Flag Waver
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
11 Sep 1956
Taylor Made + Close
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Big Band
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
4 Sep 1956
Set 3
Hillbilly Radio
Theme + Sugar Foot Rag
Skip Skipper Quartet
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I Found It In Mother’s Bible
Skip Skipper Quartet (voc) Miss Sally Carter
‘Stokely Hi Noon Roundup’
WMPS Memphis
1952
I’ve Got A Gal Up On My Mind + Rainbows End + Close
The Plainsmen
‘Call of the Range’
KNX CBS Los Angeles
1946
Set 4
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
Enchanted
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Shine On Harvest Moon
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Deed I Do
Bing Crosby (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Baby, Baby + Close
Rosemary Clooney (voc) Buddy Cole Music
‘Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Show’
CBS Hollywood
20 Mar 1962
Set 5
Louis Armstrong
Open + I Never Knew
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Spotlight Bands’
Dallas Tx
Blue Network
17 Aug 1943
You Rascal You
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
7 May 1950
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong All-Stars (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Guest Star’
Radio Transcription
New York City
12 Dec 1954
Skeleton in the Closet + Close
Louis Armstrong Orchestra (voc) Louis Armstrong
‘Norge Program’
Radio Transcription
New York City
1937
Set 6
1930s Australian Dance Orchestras
Marmelade
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Cosmopolitan Blues
Maurice Gilman Orchestra (voc) Noel Judd
Comm Rec
Sydney
8 Jan 1935
Annie Laurie
Jim Davidson and his ABC Dance Band (voc) Alice Smith
Comm Rec
Sydney
24 Jan 1938
Harlem Heat
Dudley Cantrell and his Grace Grenadiers
Comm Rec
Sydney
22 Nov 1937
Set 7
1940s Dance Band Singers
I Dream of You
Bob Allen (voc) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
‘For The Record’
Carnegie Hall
WEAF NBC NY
17 Apr 1944
Playmates
Lorraine Benson (voc) Ray Herbeck and his Music with Romance Orchestra
Trianon Ballroom
WGN Chicago
24 Nov 1947
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Betty Martin and Randy Ryan (voc) Bob Strong Orchestra
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
WOR Mutual NY
5 Aug 1944
Old Fashioned Love
Eddy Howard (voc) Eddy Howard Orchestra
Aragon Ballroom
WGN Mutual Chicago
5 Dec 1948
Set 8
Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday
Repetition / Interview / They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Charlie Parker and Strings
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
7 Apr 1951
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker and Miles Davis
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
4 Sep 1948
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
‘Symphony Sid Show’
WJZ ABC NY
Birdland
31 Mar 1951
Ornithology
Charlie Parker and Kenny Dorham
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1 Jan 1949

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