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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. Greg Poppleton has brought this multi-award-winning show to you since 1985.

Poppleton is Australia's only authentic 1920s and 1930s dance band singer. His band albums have more than 1 Million YouTube plays. Band website.

Greg Poppleton is a film and TV actor with Benchmark and a voiceover artist for MCA.Hear the latest Phantom Dancer shows below, with playlists and a weekly insight into a selected swing jazz artist.

Check out the last four weeks of shows below:

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LATEST EPISODES

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 23rd Apr 2019

Illegitimate daughter of a Buddhist nun, almost sold to a brothel as a child, this week's Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton feature artist is Zhou Xuan, China's most popular singer in the 1940s. You'll hear 3 of her records from 1944 - 46 incorporating Latin rhythms, Western opera and jazz dance music into traditional Chinese forms. There's even a snatch of Mrs Hills' 1936 'Happy Birthday to You'. Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 16th Apr 2019

Barbara James Australian radio swing and jazz singer from the 1930s-60s features in this week's Phantom Dancer. Also in the mix, 1939 Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey's arranger Matt Denis, Charlie Parker and singer Loyce Whiteman all from live vintage radio. Happy Listening! Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 2nd Apr 2019

Xavier Cugat, 'King of the Rhumba', a leading figure in the spread of Latin music, is your feature artist on this week's Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton. Read his story, see video, listen to the radio show online from 26 March here. Read More