Immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
He's not handsome. He's over 20. But, man, what a voice! Protege of Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Bette Midler, Greg Poppleton, "Captures the essence of the 1920s - 1930s with uncanny accuracy," eJazzNews.com (USA)
Comes in a lovely poly-sealed 4 panel Audio CD digipak with artwork by Swing DJ Trevor Hutchison.
Includes immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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“Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters make me want to slip on my two-tone shoes, tie up my bow tie and meet my honey on the dance floor,”
David Byrne, Atlanta, Ga.
In the forefront of this jaw-droppingly extraordinary band of world-touring vintage jazz musicians who specialize in the jazz of the Roaring 20s and Swinging 30s is the undeniably authentic and unique Jazz Age vocal style of Greg Poppleton.
Growing up exclusively on a diet of Annette Hanshaw, early Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Ruth Etting, Greg’s 3.5 octave sonic palette has a DNA recovered from the very bones of smoking, catchy, 1920s speakeasy pop and 1930s small group swing.
“Greg has captured that decade's [1920s] vocal style to perfection,”
Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Sydney, former jazz critic for The Australian.
"Captures the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy," eJazzNews (USA)
“We must say, Greg Poppleton's music always hits the spot - so
authentic sounding!” Women's Vintage Radio. KMRN Radio, Gillespie Network (USA).
From ‘All About Jazz’…
“Regarding: "Falling In Love Again - Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt" ... Congratulations! We reviewed your submission, and have decided to feature it as an All About Jazz Download of the Day."
The band mixes lush dreamy vintage pop with the powerful, ecstatic immediacy of hot, Roaring 20s jazz and 1930s swing, as sophisticated and pristine as anything on a 78 disc.
Geoff Power (sousaphone, trumpet and trombone) is a world-renowned, ARIA-nominated, festival headliner. 9 US tours. Recorded an album in New York City with Vince Giordano.
Al Davey (trumpet and trombone) is hailed as one of Australia's best jazz trumpet exponents. Leading Sydney freelance musician and festival headliner.
Paul Furniss (soprano, alto, tenor saxes and clarinet) is named in Wikipedia as one of Australia's all-time great jazz musicians. Paul has toured the US, UK, Europe, Japan and NZ.
Grahame Conlon (guitar and banjo) backed USA divas Barbara Morrison, Ernestine Anderson and Terry Lamond. Toured US and Europe including two Bix Beidebecke Festivals.
Rod Herbert (sousaphone and bass trombone) has toured ithe US, playing the Monterey Jazz Festival, England, France, Switzerland and Singapore.
Lawrie Thompson (drums and washboard) has toured with Graeme Bell, Billy Eckstine, and Don Burrows, recording the award winning album 'Don Burrows live at the Sydney Opera House'. Toured Europe, Asia and the USA. Backed Larry Adler.
What can you expect at a Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters show?
How about this from the Facebook page of Warren Fahey AM, folk musician, record producer and music historian:
“Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience and Greg's interpretations, including dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing.”
And that's the happy vibrancy captured on this album that will make you up and happy and vibrant, too.
Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters’ new album, ‘Doin’ The Charleston’ was played for an entire hour by ‘The Fifth Beatle’, Bob Rogers, on the Macquarie commercial radio Network. It was also Album of the Week on ArtSoundFM Canberra and 5MBS Adelaide.
"Just too fun to ignore!" Yanick Theriault, CFBO Radio (Canada)
released 07 October 2012
Greg Poppleton & the Bakelite Broadcasters are:
Greg Poppleton - Vocals
Paul Furniss - Soprano Sax / Alto Sax / Tenor Sax / Clarinet
Al Davey - Trumpet / Trombone
Grahame Conlon - Tenor Banjo
Geoff Power - Sousaphone on Tracks 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
Rod Herbert - Sousaphone on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 14
Lawrie Thompson - Drums / Washboard
Recorded 11am - 4pm Monday 4 June 2012
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