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PopplesOne of 2SER's longest running programs, The Phantom Dancer is a treasure trove of swing, jazz & dance from live 1920s-60s Radio & TV, with Sydney swing bandleader Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton is a film and TV actor with Encompass and a voiceover artist for RGM.

Greg is also Sydney's only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer. He leads two vintage bands -

- Greg Poppleton & his Bakelite Broadcasters (Trio - 6-piece 1920s-1930s Band)

- The Lounge Bar Lotharios (Authentic 10-piece 1920s Dance Orchestra)

Hear past shows, read weekly Phantom Dancer play lists and watch Phantom Dancer Videos of the Week on Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog

Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

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9 May Phantom Dancer – The Greatest Double Bass Film Performance (1946)

Here's your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 9 May.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

In this week's mix hear a set of Women Singers and Headliners on 1930s-40s Radio and dance bands from love 1937 radio.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online below after the Tuesday broadcast, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens. Forget the clown who titled this clip with 'Hilarious', watch the double bass player, he is brilliant.

See it with today's full play list at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1Cz

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25 April Phantom Dancer - Boswell Sisters Film Clip 'Crazy People' (1932)

Here's your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 25 April.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

Today's Phantom Dancer includes:
- a set of Duke Ellington trombonist's Juan Tizol compositions,
- a set of Cuban rhythms by Xavier Cugat and Desi Arnez,
- 2 sets of rare mid-1930s swing and more from live 1920s-60s radio and TV broadcasts.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived below after the broadcast, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens. Forget the clown who titled this clip with 'Hilarious', watch the double bass player, he is brilliant.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week: The Boswell Sisters singing 'Crazy People' in 1932. Enjoy! http://wp.me/pECTP-1Bs

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18 April Phantom Dancer - 1946 周璇 Zhou Xuan - 夜上海 Ye Shang Hai (Nightlife in Shanghai)

Here's your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 18 April.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

In this week's mix hear Jo Stafford and a set of women pop singers on 1930s-50s radio, a set of Dizzy Gillespie radio and a set of 1940s radio swing bands lead by trumpet players Barzizza, Spivak and Randy Brooks.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived below after the Tuesday 12 - 2pm broadcast, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is 'Shanghai Nightlife' filmed in 1946 and sung by Zhou Xuan one of China's seven great singing stars.

Enjoy the video and play list at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1AK

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11 April Phantom Dancer - Sheik of Araby in Kings Cross, Sydney

Here's your Phantom Dancer radio show play list and Video of the Week for Tuesday 11 April.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on radio 2SER 107.3 Sydney since 1985.

In this week's mix we swing and sway with Doris Day on 1939-45 radio, spend 23 Sep 1943 with Fats Waller in the studio and on radio and play the bop from the 21 March show time stopped me from playing for you.

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived below after the Tuesday broadcast, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week this week is: I sing The Sheik of Araby, live at a restaurant called Concrete Blonde in Kings Cross, Sydney. Grahame Conlon (bj) Rod Herbert (sousaphone) Bob Gillespie (drums - drummer for the Maynard Ferguson English Orchestra and drummer/musical director for Lovelace Watkins, drummer for the Glenn Miller and Les Brown Orchestras touring Australia in the 1990s).

Enjoy, with the play list, at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog! little-jack-littlehttp://wp.me/pECTP-1Aw

4 April Phantom Dancer - Jack White (1929)

The first Phantom Dancer radio show for April.

Two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

This week's mix includes a set of Australian swing from 1943-45 radio, a set of radio broadcasts by teenage jazz singer Kay Starr and a set of Artie Shaw broadcasts.

We missed out on Kay Starr and Artie Shaw oday because the turntables were out of order. Instead I played Bobby Sherwood, Xavier Cugat, The Trio Lescano, Lee Konitz and more.

LIsten now. It's archived at Radio 2SER

The last hour is all vinyl.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week: Jack White and the Montrealers. Jack White was the original insult comic. Snappy repartee with the band. A Vitaphone short from 1929.

Enjoy the video and play list at http://wp.me/pECTP-1zJ

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28 March Phantom Dancer - I'll See You In My Dreams

On this week's Phantom Dancer radio show - your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985:
- a set of Billie Holliday on 1950s radio, 1930s radio dance bands, Latin rhythms on 1940s-60s radio and a set of ground-breaking jazz saxophonists. See the play list below.

Live-streamed and archived below, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

In the Phantom Dancer mix this week: airchecks by Red Nichols from 1929 radio, the early Benny Goodman swing band on 1934-37 radio and star women singers on 1940s-50s radio.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week is a reflective piece I filmed at Waiheke in New Zealand last year. Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters were playing at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival. The music is from the latest Greg Poppleton album ' Back In Your Own Backyard' available now on CD and Mp3 at Bandcamp. Enjoy!

Play list and Video at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1zm

 

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14 March Phantom Dancer - Baby Rose Marie (1929)

107.3 Radio 2SER Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s - 60s radio.

This week's Phantom Dancer is a bespoke, hand-picked classic since I'll be filming a TV commercial when the show normally goes live. Plus I've added some very rare 1945 radio with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at the very breakthrough of bebop.

You'll hear a set of Count Basie as a rock'n'roll band on CBS Radio in 1956, a set of swing bands from 1937-39 radio including a toy piano solo, a set of jazz on 1948-52 TV and more.

The final hour of the mix is all vinyl.

The Phantom Dancer is live-streamed as the show goes to air on 107.3 2SER Sydney, Tuesdays 12 - 2pm (12 - 2am GMT)

The show is then archived for you to listen to any time, below

Your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week is a 1929 Vitaphone short of the AMAZING singing Baby Rose Marie, aged around 6 in 1929. She is the only pre-World War 2 hit maker still living in 2017. 

Video and play list at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1zG

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21 March Phantom Dancer Swing Jazz Radio - Les Brown Dance of Renown Telescription 1945

The Phantom Dancer radio show is your two hour non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton since 1985.

In this week's mix, enjoy a mix of Les Brown from 1938-45 radio, women bandleaders on 1943-45 radio and a set of jazz piano stars on 1950s-60s radio.

Live-streamed and archived online at 2ser.com, your Phantom Dancer is heard on over 22 radio stations.

Your Phantom Dancer video of the Week: Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Dance of Renown.

See the play list and video at Greg Poppleton's Radio Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1zD

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28 February Phantom Dancer - Julius Sumner Miller Investigates Heat Energy Transfer By Conduction

Dear Phantom Dancers,

12 noon Tuesday 28 February is Phantom Dancer time on 107.3 2SER Sydney. Swing, jazz and dance from live 1920s-60s radio and TV presented by Greg Poppleton on 22 CRN stations across Australia.

HEAR THE SHOW AT 2SER ONLINE below (after the broadcast)

This week, in the 2 hour radio mix, you'll hear live swing and jazz by Buddy Rich, The Mills Brothers, Helen Forrest and more. Listen online at http://www.2ser.com.

See the play list below and this week's Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, recorded at ABC-TV in Sydney in 1969, Julius Sumner Miller investigates Heat Energy Transfer By Conduction, at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog http://wp.me/pECTP-1yq

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