1920s - 1930s Jazz Swing Background Chill Mix 2

by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters



Hello Bandcampers,

Looking for jazz that swings?

Looking for "a fresh take on the familiar" (JazzReview.com)?

Looking for a modern day singer who sounds authentically 1920s and 1930s?

Here I am. Download me NOW!

Since 2002, I've been reviving the songs of the Roaring 20s, Great Depression and 1930s Swing Era with my band of swinging, world-toured classic jazz musicians.

Drawing on influences like Louis Armstrong, Al Bowlly, Annette Hanshaw, Cab Calloway and very early jazz Bing Crosby, I've gained a loyal following with my authentic Jazz Age/Swing Era vocals, my always top-notch swinging 1920s-30s band and my original, high-energy performances.



When you think contemporary 1920s - 1930s band, do you think COMMERCIAL RADIO AIRPLAY, YouTube views of OVER 1 MILLION, true-to-the-era vocals with SWINGING musicianship?

Probably not.

But Greg Poppleton, authentic 1920s - 1930s singer and band, has all of the above.

Greg was hooked on jazz from age three. That's when he saw Louis Armstrong on TV. And he's never had any interest in contemporary music since.

That makes Greg Poppleton such a completely original singer, that when he sings jazz and swing from the 1920s and 30s - and that's all he sings - his style is fresh, original, natural and timeless.

“Jazz is about the here and now,” says Greg. “Even in a show of 1920s-30s songs, everything is improvised on the spot. That makes the music fresh, alive and exciting.”

Jazz and non-jazz audiences say, "More, please!".

That's why critics write...
“Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection,”
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic The Australian and Fine Music Sydney FM

“5 STARS. Poppleton’s vocals capture the essence of the swing years with uncanny accuracy.”
— John Gilbert, eJazzNews (U.S.)

“Awesome. Totally fun,”
— Jesse Miner - ‘Hey, Mr Jesse’ Swing Podcast (USA)

“Greg has the natural knack of sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer.”
— John Buchanan, Jazz Concert and Festival Producer

“Greg nails the 1920s vocal stylings.”
— Bill Lawson, Radio Adelaide

“Boy do these guys swing!”
— Gerard H Beulah Jr, JazzReview.com (USA)

“Absolutely flooring. Greg Poppleton’s 1920s – 1930s jazz and swing always hits the spot. So authentic.”
- Women’s Vintage Radio (U.S)

“Damn, I wish I had known you when we had a theatre. We would have called you over to perform with us in a minute! Your great voice, your ability to “sell a song” and your particular energy came across as completely American while sounding Australian! And that trio is an absolute knockout.”
- Lance Belville, Writer / Theater Director, San Francisco

Greg is an entertainer.

He's also appeared in a few Hollywood movies. He has worked with Nicole Kidman, John Goodman and Adrien Brody.

Greg Poppleton was auditioned twice for the band leader role in Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby.

‘They Didn’t Believe Me’ from Greg’s new album ‘Back In Your Own Backyard’ was picked for the soundtrack of a new German-Israeli movie co-production, The Cake Maker.

He leads the 1920s Orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios.

Greg Poppleton has released four albums. Two have been played on commercial radio.

2006 - The Phantom Dancer: Album of the Week: Women's Vintage Radio (US)

2012 - Doin' The Charleston: Album of the Week and Commercial radio airplay

2013 - Sweet Sue: Album of the Week

2014 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 1 (songs from 3 albums) 960,000 YouTube views

2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2 (songs from 3 albums) 60,000 YouTube views

2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard. Commercial radio airplay

Major Festivals:

World's first 2016 International Jazz Day Event

Sydney Festival

Waiheke International Jazz Festival NZ


“Greg Poppleton sang all the top songs of the 1920s. There were many happy faces in the audience. Greg’s interpretations, dancing, swaying, staring and facial gymnastics made the music all the more interesting and amusing.”
— Warren Fahey AM, music historian, record producer (Festival)

“Thank you for the most amazing gig and for asking me to sing with you...what an honour. You had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. They loved you and Cazzbo on sousaphone hit the spot as well. We will definitely get you back some time.” (Re-booked)
— Shelley Rae King, President Illawarra Jazz Club

“Greg Poppleton was considered a little eccentric growing up in the mid-'70s. As his mates brought the Sex Pistols' album or sung along to Queen on the radio, he was rifling through the back shelves of music stores looking for recordings from the 1930s Swing Era.”
— Sue Javes, Sydney Morning Herald

Please visit the band website: www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Contact: greg@gregpoppleton.com

Chill Mix 2 Set List

Time / Song

00'00 – I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In The 5 and 10 Cent Store)

03'19 – Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (with verse)

06’25– Sweet Lorraine

10'06 – On The Road To Gundagai

12'57 – As Time Goes By

17'40 – St James Infirmary (featuring Al Davey trumpet)

20'41 – Button Up Your Overcoat

23'02 – My Blue Heaven

26'09 – Stormy Weather

30’29 – Carolina in the Morning

34'32 – Three Little Words

36'31 – Would You Like To Take A Walk?

40'24 – The Way You Look Tonight

44'45 – My Gal Sal

48'15 – Am I Blue?

53’58 – Sweet Sue (Alternative Take to Chill Mix 1)

56'50 – My Blue Heaven (wild live version)

58’04 – Hear 1920s - 1930s Swing Jazz Background Chill Mix 1 gregpoppletonandhisbakelitebroadcasters.bandcamp.com/edit_album?id=3860457020


released June 7, 2015

Mix songs are from the following Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters albums available on Bandcamp:

- The Phantom Dancer (2006)
- Doin' The Charleston (2012)
- Sweet Sue (2013)

In this mix you'll hear:
Greg Poppleton (authentic 1920s - 1930s vocals)
Paul Furniss (soprano, alto, tenor saxes and clarinet)
Matt Baker (p)
Geoff Power (sousaphone)
Darcy Wright (double bass)
Al Davey (tp / tb)
Lawrie Thompson (d / washboard)
Grahame Conlon (g / bj)
Peter Locke (p)
Mark Harris (db)
Dieter Vogt (db)
Bob Henderson (tp)
Joel Davis (d)
Rod Herbert (sousaphone)

Live excerpt - My Blue Heaven
Greg Poppleton (vocals)
Tony Esterman (p)
Darcy Wright (db)
Bob Gillespie (d)

Cover Photo by Michael Very at the Blue Note.



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Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters Sydney, Australia

Greg Poppleton, "Captures the essence of the 1920s - 1930s with uncanny accuracy," eJazzNews.com (USA).

“Greg has captured the 1920s vocal style to perfection,” Kevin Jones, 102.5FM Fine Music Magazine.

"Greg Poppleton's music always hits the spot - so authentic sounding!” Women's Vintage Radio, KMRN Radio, Gillespie Network (USA)
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