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 Mar 2018

A hint of ukuleles takes a set on this week's The Phantom Dancer with Harry Reser and Wendall Hall from 1925 and 1931. Presented by Australia's only authentic 1920s-1930s singer, this week's Phantom Dancer also has a set of shuffle from 1940s radio, Les Paul and Mary Ford from their 1950 radio series, and Charlie Parker from live January - February 1949 'Symphony Sid Show' broadcasts. Read about ukes, see the play list and see a Roy Smeck uke video here. Read More

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

Hans Albers, singer and the 'German John Wayne', features in a set of his hit 1930s-40s movie songs on this week's Phantom Dancer. Also live 1940s radio sets of Raymond Scott, Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. Hear show, play list and video now Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 27th Feb 2018

Jazz bassoonist and saxophonist, Errol Buddle, co-founder of the 1950s US jazz sensations, The Australian Jazz Quartet (AJQ), died last week. So The Phantom Dancer presents a performance by the AJQ from Birdland NYC over NBC in 1956. The Phantom Dancer is your weekly non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio presented by authentic 1920s-30s singer and band leader, Read More

Phantom Dancer :: 12:00pm 20th Feb 2018

A station callsign on a 1930s radio broadcast brings to mind Mechanical TV. See and read about mechanical TV here. The wonder of the 1920s. Plus Greg Poppleton brings you a non-stop swing jazz mix with Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Miles Davis and Fred Astaire on The Phantom Dancer. Here the mix hear from 20 Feb. Also heard on 2SER and 23 radio stations. Read More