Monday, January 21, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.21.19

On the Neon Beat this week: We launch Juke 1 with a 1957 hit for Jill Corey. A sprite little chart topper called, “Love Me To Pieces.” Juke 2, we pour ourselves a cuppa java with Frank Sinatra singing “The Coffee Song.” Juke 3 sets sail with Roger Whittaker's lovely, “The Last Farewell.” Hear the hits of stage, film and boob tube like Maureen McGovern with the theme from “The Posiden Aventure,” Dean Martin with his hit song from “The Caddy,” Ferrante and Teicher with the love theme from “The Apartment,” and The Four Aces with “Three Coins in the Fountain.” More film music with Henry Mancini's iconic “Moon River,” and Tom Jones with the theme from the James Bond film, “Thunderball.” Hear the great women of song like Ella Fitzgerald singing, “I'll Take Manhattan,” Barbra Streisand's “A Kid Again,” KC's own Marilyn May with her rousing signature hit, “Step to the Rear,” Dionne Warwick with “Walk on By,” Kay Starr's jazzy version of “Slow Boat to China” from an album considered to be one of her best, and a 1964 chart hit and a Grammy award winner for the late Nancy Wilson. We'll spin hits by Andy Williams, Perry Como, Al Martino, the Platters, The Lettermen, Jerry Vale, Shelly Fabares and lots more. Dig the period instrumentals with Lawrence Welk's “Calcutta,” Bill Pursell's beautiful, “Winter Love,” Cliff Nobels with “The Horse,” Jimmy Dorsey with his 1957 hit, “So Rare” and The T-Bones with a hit song used in a TV commercial for Alka Seltzer.

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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.8.19

On the Neon Beat this week: We open the first Jukebox with a trip to the big easy with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong as we head “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans.” We'll spin some great show tunes including Ella Fitzgerald with “Let Yourself Go,” Fred Astaire with an iconic song from “Top Hat,” Perry Como with Betty Hutton singing a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Hear a song from “Kiss Me Kate” sung by the Four Lads, a rousing song from Barbra Streisand's Broadway Album, the theme from “A Summer Place sung by The Lettermen, and we bring back the Four Lads for one from “West Side Story.” Juke 2 opens with a Dean Martin favorite, “Lay Some Happiness on Me.” We track more of our great Italian singers like Frank Sinatra singing “Witchcraft,” and Frank with Keely Smith doin' “How Ya Fixed for Love.” Tony Bennett sings a song about that “Toddlin' Town” with the Count Basie Orchestra and enjoy Vic Damone as he sings the song from the film “Laura.” Enjoy songs by the old pro's we know and love like Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Patti Page, Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick. Crank up the instrumentals with Henry Mancini, Ferrante and Teicher, John Williams and the Boston Pops, Leroy Anderson, and Hugh Masakela's “Grazing in the Grass.” Laugh a little with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as they sing one from one of their famous “road movies”, “Put er' There Pal.” Lots, lots more.

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.1.19

On the Neon Beat this week: We’ll kick things off with a hit remake of a good old Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby number from the 30’s redone by the Four Lads. Sing along with their 1953 hit song, “Istanbul.” You’ll hear other great period groups like The Ames Brothers, The Four Freshmen, The Hi Lo’s, The McGuire Sisters and The Seekers. Enjoy fine instrumental and orchestral hit songs with Raymond Lefevre’s “Soul Coaxing,” Percy Faith with the iconic film hit, “The Theme From A Summer Place,” Herb Alpert’s “Theme from Casino Royale,” Henry Mancini with the “Theme from Brian’s Song,” and the “Love theme from One Eyed Jacks” performed by Ferrante and Teicher. Lots of film and stage favorites this week including Motown’s Diana Ross with the tender theme from “Mahogany,” Victor Young’s “Around the World,” Perry Como with a song from “South Pacific,” Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” from the Martin and Lewis movie “The Caddy,” and the great Mario Lanza singing a song heard in the 1951 film, “The Great Caruso.” More great listening with Frank Sinatra’s “Young at Heart,” and Nat King Cole with a Fats Waller standard. Songs with Doris Day, Connie Francis, Dennis Day, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis and lots, lots more.

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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.26.18

On The Neon Beat this week: We open things up on Juke 1 with the theme from “Bus Stop” sung by The Four Lads. We’ll feature lots of other movie/Broadway selections including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby performing a Cole Porter number from “High Society,” Jo Stafford with a lovely selection from “South Pacific,” Bing Crosby himself with a classic number from “Porgy and Bess,” Henry Mancini with “the Baby Elephant Walk” from Hatari, and Doris Day’s “Que Sera Sera” from The Man Who Knew Too Much. Ella Fitzgerald tackles some more Cole Porter with his signature song, “Anything Goes.” Love ya some Nat King Cole as he sings, “To the Ends of the Earth,” and “All Over the World” with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus. Enjoy the harmonies of the fine period groups like The Four Lads, The Four Aces, The McGuire Sisters, The Mills Brothers, The Lettermen, The Pied Pipers, the Chordettes with “Mister Sandman” and The Classics Four singing “Spooky.” Hang out for “a little breeze” listening to Peter and Gordons’s “Lady Godiva. Crank up the instrumental selections with Perez Pardo, The Al Casey Combo, David Rose’s “Holiday for Strings,” Dave “Baby” Cortez with “the Happy Organ, and the lovely “Cast your Fate to the Wind” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Swing with big band selections by Glen Gray and Benny Goodman. More chart hits with Dean Martin, Peggy Lee’s “Pass Me By,” Perry Como’s “Seattle,” Ketty Lester’s “Love Letters,” Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick and much more.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.17.18

On The Neon Beat this week: Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this week’s offerings with a rousing Jerome Kern song, “Pick Yourself Up.” Hear a great Harold Arlen song performed by the Four Lads, “Let’s Fall in Love.” Listen to some big band with Harry James with Helen Forrest singing “I’ve Heard that Song Before,” and Harry’s Orchestra with a swingin’ selection called “The Mole.” Hear more swingin’ stuff with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Celebrate the season with us with Christmas pop standards with Frank Sinatra, Pearl Bailey, the New Christy Minstrels, Johnny Mathis, Kay Starr, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Stan Freberg, Tom Paxton and more. Enjoy some Christmas candy with Burl Ives singing, “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” These and the fine standards like, Billy Williams with “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” Frank Sinatra kicks off Juke 3 with a film song with the kids singing, “Pocketful of Miracles.” We’ll play Tony Bennett’s signature hit song, “I Left My Heart in SF”, Doris Day’s “Everybody Loves a Lover” and Buddy Clark with the enchanting Irish love ballad, “Peg O’ My Heart.” And those great instrumental fav’s with, Al Hirt, Horst Jankowski, Les Baxter, Frank Mills and Leroy Anderson. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays from Radio George, myself and the family.
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Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.10.18

On The Neon Beat this week: The first lady of song opens Juke 1 and 3 with two fine standards: Ella Fitzgerald sings the George and Ira Gershwin standard “I Got Rhythm,” and a Cole Porter selection from “Kiss me Kate.” Enjoy more great American standards with Frank Sinatra’s award winning rendition of “A Very Good Year” with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra. Hear some more classic Cole Porter with Roy Rogers. Lena Horne sings “The Lady is a Tramp” and Nat King Cole performs more great Gershwin singing, “Our Love is Here to Stay.” We’ll spin hit songs by the great period groups like, The Fontane Sisters, The Four Preps, The McGuire Sisters, The Seekers, and the one major chart hit for Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads. Listen to fine orchestral selections with Paul Mauriat’s 1968 chart buster, “L’amour Est Bleu,” Ray Anthony with the theme from “Peter Gunn,” The British group, “Sounds Orchestral” with the beautiful “Cast your Fate to the Wind,” Andre Previn’s 1959 jazzy hit, “Like Young,” and some great big band with Harry James, “Carnival.” We’ll team up Louis Prima and Keely with “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home.” We’ll spin songs with Dean Martin, Doris Day, Bobby Darin and Matt Monro. And we’ll throw in seasonal favorites by Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Julie Andrews and David Rose and his orchestra. Lots more:
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Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.3.18

On The Neon Beat this week: We open this week’s offerings with “Sonny Boy” as the 1950’s crooner takes on the new sound called “rock n’ roll,” with the song “Dungaree Doll.” We follow Eddie with a little pillow talk with Dean Martin. Then hear the iconic soulful song, “At Last” by Etta James. Listen to music of the stage and silver screen with a couple of songs from “Sound of Music” with Tony Bennett and Julie Andrews. More show tunes with Nat King Cole doing “The Continental,” Ella Fitzgerald singing “From this Moment On,” and Andy Williams with a selection from “State Fair.” Hear Petula Clark with a lovely song written by actor Charlie Chaplin. Listen to several selections with Frank Sinatra, one in particular involving a fun little Cole Porter ditty Frank performed with Rosemary Clooney. Listen to a passionate offering by Sam Cooke, “Nothing Can Change Our Love.” Laugh a little with writer and TV producer Allan Sherman with his famous “Letter from Summer Camp.” Instrumentals abound with selections from Bert Kaempfert’s Orchestra, Nelson Riddle, Al Hirt, Frankie Yankovic with the good ol’ “Beer Barrel Polka,” and David Benoit’s jazzy rendition of “The Charlie Brown Theme” More with Bing Crosby, Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters, Lou Rawls, Bette Midler and even a little Jim Croce. Lots more at: