Phantom Dancer

One 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 Benchmark and a voiceover artist for RGM.

Greg is also Australia's only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer with Trio to full 1920s Orchestra. His band albums have more than 1 Million YouTube plays - more at Greg Poppleton Music.

Read Phantom Dancer playlists with a weekly insight into a selected swing jazz artist at Greg Poppleton's Radio Lounge Blog

Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

Tuesdays at 12pm
  • Greg Poppleton


Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 13th Feb 2018

Before Timmie Rogers, African-American comedians had to either work in pairs or groups, talking only to each other while playing characters This week's Phantom Dancer has a set by this breakthrogh singer and comedian. We also hear jazz on 1948-49 TV presented by Eddie Condon. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 6th Feb 2018

Jazz composer Duke Ellington's most ambitious work, 'Black Brown & Beige' had its premiere in a high school. After another two performances at Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall, Ellington never played the entire work again. We hear two excerpts in today's Phantom Dancer mix live over the Blue Network from the 400 Restaurant New York City in 1945. Yes, 'serious' compositions can be entertaining! Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 30th Jan 2018

Pee Wee Russell's unique clarinet sound stretched the boundaries of jazz clarinet. He plays with Mary Lou Williams on 1948 TV in this week's Phantom Dancer. And he was bullied. Over 23 stations and online, The Phantom Dancer is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV with Greg Poppleton. Read More