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Doin' the Charleston

by Greg Poppleton and the Bakelite Broadcasters

Greg has the natural knack of sounding exactly like a 1920s / 1930s singer.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Exactly Like You (Interpolating That Eccentric Rag)
2:15 $0.99
2. My Gal Sal
3:08 $0.99
3. Sweet Lorraine
3:46 $0.99
4. Three Little Words
2:05 $0.99
5. Road to Gundagai
2:53 $0.99
6. St James Infirmary
3:05 $0.99
7. Button Up Your Overcoat
2:23 $0.99
8. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store)
3:24 $0.99
9. The Charleston
2:32 $0.99
10. Stormy Weather
4:25 $0.99
11. Tip Toe Through the Tulips
3:52 $0.99
12. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
3:00 $0.99
13. Falling in Love Again (Ich Bin Von Kopf Bus Fuss Auf Liebe Eingestellt)
3:23 $0.99
14. St James Infirmary (Bonus Alternative Take)
3:14 $0.99
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Album Notes

Greg Poppleton was hooked on jazz from age three. That's when he saw Louis Armstrong on TV. And he's been untouched by current music since.

This makes Greg Poppleton's 1920s - 1930s vocal style totally authentic. And fun.

He sounds straight off a 78. He can't help sound that way.

And the backing musicians swing.

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

“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.”

“Last year at the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Thredbo Jazz Festival I saw some great acts. I made Greg Poppleton an offer [to play at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival] on the spot.”
- John Quigley, Director Waiheke International Jazz Festival, www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news.

Greg has also appeared in feature films including Chronicles of Narnia Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Backtrack and Moulin Rouge!

That's why critics write...
"It would take an extremely jaded heart not to smile and tap your feet, much less dance around the room to Greg Poppleton."
— Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (U.S.A)

“Captures the 1920s - 1930s vocal style to perfection,”
— Kevin Jones, jazz critic Fine Music 102.5 FM

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

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

“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

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

“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 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) 1,270,000 YouTube views

2015 - 1920s-30s Background Chill Mix 2 (songs from 3 albums) 70,000 YouTube views

2016 - Back In Your Own Backyard. Commercial radio airplay

2019 - 20s 30s Tin Pan Alley Vol. 1. Syncopated Times reviewed

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.”
— 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: http://www.gregpoppletonmusic.com
Contact: greg@gregpoppleton.com



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