If you're following the Swing DJs discussion forum then you already know Sydney based Greg Poppleton and his radio show “The Phantom Dancer“.
Greg is also a film and TV actor, voiceover artist and a 1920s-30s style dance band singer.
He is band leader of Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters and the 1920s Lounge Bar Lotharios Orchestra.
Last November, he released with the Bakelite Broadcasters their latest album. It's for sure not a typical album for Swing DJs but if you like 1920s style vocals then you'll like this album.
Release date: November 18, 2013
Immediate download of 15-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
About the album
Taken from Bandcamp:
All the songs on this album are played live to tape in one go. It was just like the band and I were on a stage. You were in the audience, mobile in one hand, cigarette lighter waving in the other, mixing decades as I do.
It was such a teeny tiny venue we piled into. I had to lower my voice so my singing didn't spill into the instrument mikes. Very intimate. Gives the vocals a kind of ‘breaking the stereotype sweet edge' on songs like the St Louis Blues.
And a southern gentleman strolls in on the second half of Carolina In The Morning. Don't know where he came from but I instantly liked him and he's stayed in the act ever since.
I believe in never playing the same song the same way twice, because I can't. So I've put in alternative takes of a couple of songs for you. The drummer went all tango in the third chorus of one take of Am I Blue
We sincerely trust you’ll enjoy, ‘Sweet Sue.’ And if you do, contribute. Buy a track, or two, or the whole album. Huzzah!
Greg Poppleton – vocals
Paul Furniss – saxes (soprano/alto/tenor) and clarinet
Al Davey – trumpet and trombone
Grahame Conlon – guitar
Darcy Wright – double bass
Mark Harris – double bass
Lawrie Thompson – drums
Which are your favorite songs to DJ/dance to? Leave a comment below!