Monday, January 26, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.26.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Connie Francis kicks off Juke 1 with a song taken from the soundtrack album for the TV series, "Pan Am" Connie sings "Quando Quando" Roger Whittaker is next with an inspirational number called, "New World In the Morning." Ella Fitzgerald sings one of the many great Cole Porter songs from "Anything Goes." Frank Sinatra croons "April In Paris." Billy Williams (Mr. "Oh YEH") sings his hit version of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter." We'll play Dean Martin's "In The Misty Moonlight." Julie London performs a sultry rendition of the song, "Black Coffee" Enjoy some Burt Bacharach sung by Dionne Warwick. Hear Andre Previn, Engelbert Humperdinck and more. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Michael Buble steams on stage with a great jazz standard, "Foggy Day In London." The Lettermen follow up with a live recording of "Goin' Out Of My Head." Petula Clark sings one of her many 1960's hits, "This Is My Song." We'll remember the film "Viva Las Vegas" with Elvis. Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orch play a great Hi-Fi version of "In The Mood." Enjoy Stevie Wonder singing, "My Cheri A'mour" We'll spin a record with Count Basie & Joe Williams singing, "Smack Dab In The Middle." Brook Benton and Dinah Washington team up for a snappy tete-a-tete called, "Baby You Got What It Takes." Hear Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Ray Charles "Hit The Road Jack", Vic Dana and mo. Leave comments see past playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ (pic: me and "Oldies master Michael")

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this set with the theme from "New York, New York." Jazz diva Dianne Reeves is next with more film music from "Good Night and Good Luck." Listen to Art & Dotty Todd with their one 1958 hit, "Chanson' D' Amour" We'll play Tony Bennett's "The Best Is Yet To Come." An "Unforgettable" 1951 standard by Nat King Cole. Hear Jo Stafford's lovely version of "Suddenly There's A Valley." Instrumentals by Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch, James Last, and Al Hirt. Hear Helen Reddy with a song from "Jesus Christ Superstar." Joan Weber's "Let Me Go Lover", The Four Lads, Patti Page and much more. Hear em' all at : http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.13.15

ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Louis Armstrong launches the great memories with a song from Hello Dolly, "So Long Dearie." Patti Page follows with a bawdy 1954 song from "the Pajama Game." Listen to some great Honey in the Horn with Al Hirt's, "Cotton Candy." We remember MGM's Joni James with her 1952 hit, "Purple Shades." We'll spin Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs with their 1963 hit, "Sugar Shack." We'll play some Frank Sinatra singing with Nelson Riddle's orchestra from his "Swinging Session Album." Dig on some Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter's, "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Enjoy a lush Sarah Vaughan recording of, "Eternally." Hear Steve Lawrence, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert and his TJB, and Dean Martin. click here: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens up this hour with a great Jerome Kern song she performed on The Tonight Show. Sammy Davis Jr takes the mic next with a song from the Broadway play, "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off." Enjoy two great Cole Porter selections back to back with two American masters, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. We'll spin Doris Day with "Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered." Hear Sam Cooke singing one of his many charting hits, "Darling You Send Me." Enjoy some great big band with Glen Gray & his Casa Loma Orch, and Benny Goodman. Hear Dean Martin with a signature fav, Gene Kelly,Guy Mitchell and more. Leave a comment see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Engelbert Humperdinck (check my spelling  kicks off this set with his 1978 comeback hit, "After The Loving." Tom Jones (same label and manager as EH) jumps in next with some period film music, "What's New Pussycat." The McGuire Sisters are next followed by some great Hoagy Carmichael )(pic) Hear a sweet 1957 song by Patti Page, "I'll Remember Today." Nat King Cole and the trio sing that Bobby Troup song about "the mother road." Enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forest. The final segment will feature a western theme with Al Caiola, Loren Green, and Dinah Shore. LIsten to the Four Lads, Bruce Channel, The Ames Brothers and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ and have a great week !

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.5.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve Lawrence launches Juke 1 with "Pretty Blue Eyes." We'll play a song that, today, would jack the "politically incorrect" meter. Jack Jones with "Wives and Lovers." Frank Sinatra sings a tender folk ballad called, "Cycles." Nat King Cole performs a song backed up by the Four Knights, "If I May." Also, enjoy one from daughter Natalie as she pays homage to Ella Fitzgerald with "Tiskit, Tasket." We'll spin an "A&M" set with Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert and The Carpenters. Bobby Darin swings with one of his latter 1950's hit records, "Mack The Knife." Tom Jones performs some James Bond film music from "Thunderball." Hear Debbie Reynolds, Robert Goulet and more. All at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ and...Happy New Year !

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. kick off this hour "Me and My Shadow." Next we "Face The Music and Dance" with Anita O'Day. Dean Martin performs one of his latter 60's chart hits, "In the Chapel In the Moonlight." We'll spin a signature song for band leader Vaughn Monroe, "Racing With The Moon." Listen to the New Christy Minstrels singin' "Green Green." Peggy Lee performs her signature 1958 chart buster, "Fever." Enjoy Big Band/Orchestra music by Harry James, Nelson Riddle, and Ferranti and Teichehttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
r. Hear Connie Francis, the Four Aces, Rosemary Clooney and more. See the lists leave comments at

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Haaggha! Sammy Davis Jr works up a sweat with Count Basie as we open this hour with "The Work Song." Perry Como follows up with a 1950's sock hop song called "Tina Marie." Jo Stafford sings a lovely song called "Symphony" accompanied by an Orchestra directed by her husband Paul Weston. Listen to a great spiritual standard by Louis Armstrong. Great Instrumentals by Harry James, Leroy Anderson, and Mantovani. "Let Yourself Go" with Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy an great old hit written by Paul Simon for NY's Queensboro Bridge performed by Harper's Bizarre. Hear Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Petula Clark's "Downtown" and much more. at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, January 5, 2015

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.29.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bobby Darin launches this hour with one of his latter 1950's hits, "Dream Lover." Shirley Bassey follows up with some James Bond film music from, "Diamonds Are Forever." Hang on to your hat as Johnny Mathis sings, "Wild Is the Wind." Frank Sinatra brews up a little "Witchcraft" with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Peggy Lee sings a fun little diddy called, "A Doodlin' Song" Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman as we go "Jumping At The Woodside." Hear Danny White's big U.S. charting hit called, "White On White." We'll spin records by The Association, Ella Fitzgerald, Engelbert Humperdinck, Perry Como and much more.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Happy New Year !!

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett takes the musical pulpit to open this hour with "Sing You Sinners." Then we'll do a little singin' with the angels with Eydie Gormet. Listen to some great Jazz from the Joe Dimino collection with Frankie Laine singing "Waiting For The End Of The Road." Ella Fitzgerald sings a great swinging version of "I've Got Rhythm." We'll spin some Nat King Cole crooning one of his many chart hits, "Mona Lisa." Frank Sinatra sings one of his songs with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra as we go "Learnin' The Blues." Hear Dean Martin's version of "Houston." Listen to The McGuire Sisters, Andy Williams, even some "Alley Oop" with the Hollywood Argyles. Much more. See the playlists leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bette Midler launches this great set with a cut from her album dedicated to Peggy Lee's hits, "Alright Ok You Win." Tom Jhttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
ones takes the stage next with "Daughter Of Darkness." Listen to Ray Charles with one of his smooth hits during his days with the ABC Paramount label, "You Don't Know Me." We team up Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby for a festive number as we "Come To The Mardis Gras." Hear great instrumentals by Sounds Orchestral, Herb Alpert and the TJB, Felix Slatkin, and Mason Williams "Classical Gas." Listen to Patti Page, Kay Star, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee's "Big Spender" and more. All at..

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.22.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Columbia record's The Four Lads launch this set with "Together Wherever We Go." Actress Judy Garland is next as we remember the golden days of MGM with, "On The Atchison Topeka & The Santa Fe." Enjoy a hit by a master of the guitar as Les Paul and Mary Ford play and sing, "Hummingbird." Glen Campbell sings that great John Hartford standard, "Gentle On My Mind." Brook Benton checks out of Heartbreak Hotel into "Hotel Happiness." Hear Kansas City's own Marilyn Maye with "If My Friends Could See Me Now" Jerry Vale sings his 1964 hit song first heard on Ed Sullivan. Hear a lovely seasonal song by Bill Pursell from 1963 called, "Our Winter Love.." Listen to Dinah shore, Johnny Mathis, the T_Bones and more. "Merry Christmas kids!! http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ — with Wally Thornton.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.15.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Georgia Gibbs takes the stage with a fun little 50's diddy called, "Tweedle Dee." Frank Sinatra is next with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra, "You Make Me Fell So Young." Enjoy some smooth Johnny Mathis singing, "Small World" (an.no.no..not the Disney version) Jo Stafford teams up with her husband Paul Weston directing his orchestra for "the Gentleman Is A Dope." Nat King Cole croons a Fats Waller standard. Hear Sammy Davis Jr. with his 1968 hit, I've Gotta Be Me." We'll play The Chordettes, "Mister Sandman." Hear Al Hirt's "Cotton Candy", Engelbert Humperdinck, Benny Goodman, The McGuire Sisters, and a holiday fav from Tony Bennett. Merry Christmas kids!! It's all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole begins this hour with his 1962 country hit, "Ramblin' Rose." Peggy Lee marches a little "attitude" with her song, "Pass Me By." Ella Fitzgerald sings a great Cole Porter standard. We team up Barry Manilow with The Association with two of the group's highest charting songs. Enjoy Judy Collins with her hit version of a Joni Mitchell song, "Both Sides Now." Listen to a good old O.C Smith song, "Little Green Apples." Great instruments by Bert Kaempfert, Raymond Lefevre, and Zim Zemerel. We'll spin records by Kitty Kallen, the Four Aces, Ray Conniff, Dusty Springfield and more. See the playlists leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Trini Lopez begins this great set with a salsa version of a period folk song, "Lemon Tree." Next, we get "Shanghai'd" with Doris Day. Enjoy a seasonal favorite with Jimmy Durante with "Frosty." Sarah Vaughan sings a 1959 chart hit that she actually found "corny." Louis Prima performs a razzy version of "I've Got You Under My Skin" with Keely and the band. Tom Jones sings a Mel Tillis hit song called, "Detroit City." Enjoy a Christmas wish from KC's Koko Conley. Hear Fats Domino, Kay Starr, Wayne Newton's "Danke Shoen" Actress Marilyn Monroe and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.8.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sarah Vaughan kicks off this great set with a good ol' jazz standard, "How High The Moon." Tony Bennett jumps in with a song about that windy city performed with Count Basie. Hear the Vogues with a working song called, "5 O'clock World." Listen to some folk performed by the Australian group, "the Seekers." Enjoy some spontaneous fun with Louis Prima and Keely Smith as we "Jump Jive and Wail." We'll spin what was a huge 1966 hit for Frank & Nancy Sinatra called, "Something Stupid." Vic Damone croons the lovely ballad, "Laura." Peggy Lee will sing a little diddy called "A Doodling Song." Hear Glen Campbell, Julie Andrews, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole with a song about the mother road. Lots more: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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ith their 1955 hit, "Hearts Of Stone." Frank Sinatra and the kids sing a 1959 Oscar winning song from the film, "A Hole In the Head." Listen to a lovely version of a song from "South Pacific" sung by Jo Stafford. We'll get light on our feet with Fred Astaire as he taps and sings a song from "Top Hat." Barbra Streisand performs a song she has described as one of her very favorites. "A Sleeping Bee." Nat King Cole and the trio play a great old Duke Ellington standard. Hear a Christmas folk favorite sung by Tom Paxton. We'll team up Bing and Satchmo, grab our poles and "Go Fishin." Listen to Harry James, Doris Day, Elvis Presley and more. Leave comments see the lists at"

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with some late 1960's gold. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap with "Over You." Connie Francis takes the mic next with song from an album featuring a selection of music from the TV series, "Pan Am." Nat King Cole croons a 1953 hit called, "Pretend." Hear KC's Marilyn Maye with a jazzy seasonal version of "Mistletoe and Holly." We team up Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby for a Cole Porter song from "High Society." Enjoy some Burt Bacharach/Hal David sung by Dionne Warwick. Instrumental hits by Andre Previn, and Vince Guaraldi. Hear Eydie Gormet's "Blame it on The Bossa Nova", Glen Campbell's "Galveston," Mac Davis, Brenda Lee and more. go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/