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  1. Top 'o the day to youse, Phantom Dancers, This is the first post on Organissimo about The Phantom Dancer, 2 hours of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every Tuesday at 12 noon AEST (+11GMT) on 107.3 2SER Sydney and On the air since 1985 and presented by 1920s-30s singer, Greg Poppleton. This Tuesday's Phantom Dancer, 12 noon 107.3 2SER Sydney, online at, and on over 30 stations of the Community Radio Network, brings to your eager ears live 1920s-60s radio by John Kirby and his Sextet, the Johnny Guanieri Quintet, that 1935 Congress Hotel broadcast of Sandman by the Benny Goodman Orchestra we missed out on playing last Tuesday, a couple of songs by Mildred Bailey and loads more. You can see the full play list and this week's Phantom Dancer Video of the Week on Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog This week's video is Jack Teagarden and his All-Stars on a 'Stars In Jazz' TV Show, Los Angeles TV, 1956. The host is singer, Bobby Troup, lyricist for the songs Route 66 and My City Of Sydney. And all the great 50s ads are intact! Enjoy.
  2. You can now listen to the 3 June Phantom Dancer radio show online. Available for a month. Follow the links, see the play list and Vid of the Week at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog... On this Tuesday’s show, a set of Lee Konitz followed by Charlie Parker live off the wireless in 1954, and the Dallape Orchestra swing George Formby’s ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ in Helsinki in 1938. I’ll also be starting each June show with a 1936-1940 recording by Sydney swing maestro, Dick Freeman. Check out the full play list. And for your Phantom Dancer Video of the Week, the 1948 Los Angeles Streetscape film (see 20 May blog entry) was so popular with you that I’ve dug up another for your perusal. Enjoy!