Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.21.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Robert Goulet kicks off this week’s offerings with a song from the play “Little Me.” Eartha Kitt takes the stage next for an amorous number from a 1952 review that put her on the map. Next we “Get Outta Town” with Mel Torme followed by a great Hoagy Carmichael standard. Peggy Lee will sing a rouser to begin the work week, “It’s A Good Day.” We’ll spin a hit track by Sammy Davis Jr. called, “The Shelter of Your Arms” followed by the jazz standard with Stan Getz and A
strud Gilberto singing, “The Girl from Impanema.” Listen to Brook Benton with his soul classic, “A Rainy Night in Georgia.” We’ll spin great old records by Frankie Avalon (“Why Because I Love You) and Johnny Mathis with the song “Gina.” Listen to hits by The McGuire Sisters, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee starts off this great set with “A Doodlin’ Song.” (feel free to doodle along) Perry Como grabs the mic next with The Ray Charles Singers for “Papa Loves Mambo.” Enjoy some great film and Broadway music: Doris Day with a song from “Pal Joey”, The Four Lads with a number from the Marilyn Monroe movie, “Bus Stop”, Connie Francis with the theme from “Where the Boys Are”, and Sarah Vaughan from the show, ‘Damn Yankees.” Enjoy Tony Bennett with his hit standard, “I Left My Heart If S.F.” We’ll spin Frankie Valli with “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, Jerry Wallace’s “Primrose Lane”, and we’ll track Robert Goulet with “I’ve Got The World On A String.” Laugh a little with Phil Harris’s “The Thing.”, Instrumentals by Harry James, Mantovani, and Jackie Gleason. See the play lists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Drifters launch this hour where the Neon lights are bright, “On Broadway.” Then we’ll go where the lights are always bright and play the Elvis hit “Viva Las Vegas.” Dean Martin teams up with The EZ Riders for their 1956 hit, “Memories Are Made of This.” Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sing a romp of a Cole Porter song heard in the film “High Society.” We’ll go “Up a Lazy River” with Kay Starr followed by Nat King Cole’s chart hit from 1962, “Rambling Rose.” Dinah Shore performs a song from “My Fair Lady.” Sing along with Mitch as the Mitch Miller Gang sings, “I’m Lookin’ over a Four Leaf Clover.” Engelbert Humperdinck sings one of his hit songs from 1967, “The Last Waltz.” Hear the 1954 hit by The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.” Hear songs by Connie Francis, Louis Prima, Dianne Reeves and more. Listen at:

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.14.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra opens this set with his 1966 hit from the album of the same name, “That’s Life” with Ernie Freeman and his orchestra. Next you’ll hear the 1960’s “mondo film” hit sung my Andy Williams, “More.” Enjoy some toe tapping “west coast Jazz’ with Anita O’Day as we “Face the Music and Dance.” We’ll listen to Bing Crosby and Actress Judy Garland in a 1954 recording as they verbally square off with “Ya Ta Ta, Ya Ta Ta.” Enjoy a cuppa “Black Coffee” with the sultry voice of Julie London. Enjoy some great instrumentals by Les Brown, Al Hirt, David Rose and Ray Anthony. We’ll spin a huge charting hit by The Carpenters as they sing, “Top of the World” followed up with Glen Campbell’s version of “Dream Baby.” Barbra Streisand sings hit written by Paul Williams for the movie, “A Star is Born.” Hear songs by Jimmie Rogers, Barry Manilow, Bobby Vee and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin launches this juke with a signature standard for Dino heard in the film “the Caddy.” Frank Sinatra takes it next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra for “Makin’ Whoopie.” Doris Day performs her signature song from the film “Romance on the High Seas.” We’ll slip off our “shoozies” with Sarah Vaughan as we “Make Ourselves Comfortable.” Nat King Cole is next with a heart-warming song performed with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus, “That Sunday, That Summer.” Enjoy a song taken from Barbra Streisand’s first album, “My Name Is Barbra,” “I Got No Strings.” Glenn Yarborough performs a hit theme song from a 1960’s Steve McQueen film called, “Baby the Rain Must Fail.” Hear Al Martino sing a wartime favorite about “the Lady of the Lamplight.” Listen to Sam Cooke with one of his many hits, “You Send Me.” We’ll track songs by The Fontane Sisters, The Mills Brothers, fulfill a request for Ronnie and The Daytonas and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters open this hour with the theme from the 1956 film, “Picnic.” Tony Bennett takes the stage next for a “Goodfellows” favorite called “Rags to Riches.” Just as we’re getting out our lawn rakes we’ll track the Roger Williams performance of the song, “Autumn Leaves.” We’ll track a recording featuring Les Brown and his Band of Renown with The Ames Brothers singing a great Glenn Miller standard, “Sentimental Journey.” Harry James and his Orchestra follow it up with Rosemary Clooney singing “In the Cool Cool of the Evening.” Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with “If My Friends Could See Me Now!!” Then we’ll team up Bob Hope and Bing Crosby for “Chicago Style.” Listen to Louis Armstrong with a great song from “Hello Dolly.” Enjoy a Rogers and Hart standard sung by the Lettermen, “Where or When.” Hear Nat King Cole with a rousing version of the jazz standard “Avalon”, and Perry Como’s great comeback hit, “It’s Impossible.” We’ll track records by Brook Benton, Ella Fitzgerald, Chad and Jeremy and more. Listen at:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.8.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole opens this set with a jazzy toe tapper called “Walkin’ My baby Back Home.” Then, Eydie Gorme takes the stage for her lovely rendition of the song, “Love Letters.” New
York’s Jerry Costanzo follows with a good old Blue Eyes standard, “Can I Steal A Little Love.” Listen to the Les Elgart orchestra with “The Bandstand Boogie.” Enjoy some big band with Les Brown and Doris Day singing, “S’ Wonderful” and the great Glenn Miller swing standard, “In the Mood.” Hear Frank Sinatra with the theme about that city that never sleeps followed by actress Judy Garland with some film music, “Meet Me In Saint Louis.” Well spin some great records with Tony Bennett (Just In Time), Frankie Laine with his latter 40’s hit single, “That’s My Desire” and Burt Bacharach’s “Magic Moments” sung by Perry Como.” Hear Kay Starr, Robert Goulet, The Four Preps and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The McGuire Sisters launch this great set in full harmony with one of their many charting hits, “Sincerely.” Engelbert Humperdinck performs the international hit, “Quando, Quando.” We’ll spin a track with Sergio Mendez and Brazil with the song, “Pretty World.” Hear the Dixie Cups with their hit standard, “Chapel of Love.” We’ll sail somewhere “Beyond the Sea” with Mister Bobby Darin followed by a fun ditty by Pearl Bailey singing, ‘Takes Two to Tango.” Put on a little “attitude” with Peggy Lee as she sings “Pass Me By.” Hear great film music with Walter Huston’s memorable performance of a song from the movie “Knickerbocker Holiday.” Vic Damone sings a snappy song from “Pal Joey” followed with a Cole Porter standard sung by the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald. Hear Frank Sinatra (Paper Moon) Shelly Fabares, Harry James and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barbra Streisand takes the stage for a fun song written by Milton Berle. Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters team up for “Dreamers Holiday.” Listen to Margaret Whiting perform a song from “South Pacific.” Listen to the great Mario Lanza with “Be My Love.” (by request) We’ll hook up Rosemary Clooney and Guy Mitchell for a number from the film “Pagan Love Song.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for a song about the Windy City. Get ready to cut a rug with a boogie standard performed by a talent from Wellington, Kansas. Chuck Miller does “The House Of Blue Lights.” Hear some classic television music with Henry Mancini’s “the theme from “Charlie’s Angels.” We’ll spin a Burt Bacharach/Hal David track sung by BJ Thomas followed by a 1966 hit song by Petula Clark. Hear Buddy Knox, Andy Williams, Doris Day and lots more. Listen at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.31.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Lads open up this set with a popular song from the Broadway play, “Gypsy.” The English gentleman, Matt Monro, takes the mic next with his 1961 hit song, “My Kind Of Girl.” Peggy Lee struts her stuff with a bluesy rendition of “I’m A Woman.” Hear some Greenwich Village folk with the one charting hit song from the Village Stompers. You’ll hear a Sinatra set starting with daughter Nancy’s 1966 hit, “Sugar Town” then dad steps in with “Pennies from Heaven.” We’ll get some attitude from the Raylettes giving Ray Charles some “what for” with the song, “Hit the Road Jack.” Dusty Springfield follows up with one of her great songs, “Son of a Preacher Man.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney as we “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Hear Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Annette Funicello with the Beach Boys, Louis Armstrong and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett launches this hour with the song “If I Ruled the World.” Dean Martin opens his closet next for some genuine Italian Mambo. Next, listen to MGM’s Joni James with “Purple Shades.” Then we’ll slip in a little James Taylor with a good old Drifters hit song. Great instrumentals with Benny Goodman, Raymond Lefevre, Bob Crew, and Al Delory. The Mills Brothers perform one of their many period hit songs, “Cab Driver.” We’ll track a little Elvis with the song, “It’s Now or Never.” Hear a classy Nat King Cole Trio rendition of “Sweet Lorraine” followed up with a live performance of The Lettermen singing “Going Out Of My Head.” We’ll drop in a request for some more King Sisters singing a period big band novelty tune called, “The Hut Sut Song.” Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Andy Williams kicks off another great set with a snappy early recording of his hit song, “Butterfly.” Ed Ames is next with lovely hit from the Broadway play, “I do, I do.” Listen to Vikki Carr as she performs her 1967 hit song, “It Must Be Him.” Introducing our luminous vocalist of the great American songbook Jerry Costanzo with his great big band performing “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” Petula Clark sings one of her hit records, “I Know a Place” followed up with Mr. Al Martino performing a dance floor version of the song, “Volare.” We’ll spin some Dionne Warwick singing one of the many songs penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Next hear Ray Charles and the Singers with their 1960 hit record, “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Frank Sinatra sings a songbook standard with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, “Old Devil Moon.” Enjoy a couple of “summer” selections from Nat King Cole and Percy Faith. Listen to Brenda Lee, Kai Winding, Bobby Vinton and more. Go to:
— with Jerry Costanzo.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.24.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lena Horne opens this set with a signature performance of the song, “Stormy Weather.” Then Louis Prima takes up his horn and blows thru here, and the “Music Goes Round and Round.” Louis Armstrong takes up his toot and sings, “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” Hear Jo Stafford’s 1951 chart hit, “Shrimp Boats” then The Ray Conniff singers with the song, “Young At Heart.” Enjoy some class folk music with the Kingston Trio, a trip to “Mocking bird Hill” with Patti Page, followed by “The Glow Worm” with the Mills Brothers. We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra for a little “saccharine cowboy” music. Judy Collins sings the lovely scripture song taken from Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Listen to Glen Campbell with the theme from the film, “True Grit.” We’ll play Jack Jones, Pat Boone and a request for Dick and Dee Dee. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this hour with a jazzy version of “Mississippi.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for some film music from The Yellow Rolls Royce, “Forget Domani.” Hear the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with the song “Sherry.” We’ll spin a 1963 folk hit by The Rooftop Singers. Listen to instrumentals by Billy May, Reg Owen, and David Benoit. Vic Damone performs a song from the film, “My Fair Lady.” Actress Debbie Reynolds sings a song from the movie “Tammy and the Bachelor.” Perry Como remembers the film, The King and I singing the song “Hello Young Lovers.” Johnny Mathis performs an old Errol Garner hit song covered by just about every easy listening artist of the day, “Misty.” Listen to Gale Storm, Tony Bennett and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this vinyl stack with a hit from the play, A Most Happy Fella”. Dino sings “Standing on the Corner” with the Four Lads. Peggy Lee is next with a fun song of concession called, “Alright, Ok, You Win.” Then we’ll warm things up with The Mills Brothers performing a good ol’ Les Brown hit. Listen to Fats Domino with the hit song, “My Blue Heaven.” We’ll spin a 1951 hit for Nat King Cole, “Too Young,” followed by Sarah Vaughan’s, “A Sinner Kissed an Angel.” You’ll hear Bing Crosby with Fred Waring perform a signature song for the oldest male collegiate singing group in the country. (hint: Cole Porter was a member) Hear a “big sky” set with Gogi Grant, Hugo Montenegro, and Loren Green. Hear songs by Eddie Fisher, Al Hirt, Doris Day and a request for The King Sisters. Listen at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.17.15

On The Neon Beat This Week, Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr. begins this set with his 1968 hit song from the musical “Golden Rainbow”, “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” Frank Sinatra is next with a Cole Porter standard, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Hear the song, “Only a Paper Moon” sung by Ella Fitzgerald with the Delta Rhythm Boys. We’ll match up Tony Bennett with Canadian jazz diva, Diana Krall with, “The Best Is Yet to Come.” The Nat King Cole Trio performs a period WW2 hit, “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Dinah Shore sings a fun song performed by Bob Hope in the film, “The Paleface.” Listen to more film music by The Four Lads, “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Dean Martin sings his signature song also heard in the film, “The Caddy” with Jerry Lewis. We’ll track great songs by the Fontane Sisters, Pat Boone, Joni James and more.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Mel Carter launches this hour with his biggest charting hit, “Hold Me, Thrill Me” followed by folk singer Gale Garnett with “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine.” Dean Martin croons a smooth Alfredo version of “Blue Moon.” Hear Vic Damone with a snappy song from “West Side Story” followed by a 70’s memory from Carly Simon. Enjoy a smooth selection from Porgy and Bess sung by Robert Goulet followed by Barbra Streisand singing a song from her first 1964 album, “My Name Is Barbra.” We’ll play great instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Ferranti and Teicher, and Henry Mancini. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald with a toe tapper from “Kiss Me Kate” and Nat King Cole with a rendition of a good old Harry James/Judy Garland hit. Lotz’ more. Leave comments and see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tony Bennett opens this juke with a jazzy version of what has become a Christmas song from “The Sound of Music.” Next, you’ll hear the “English Seafarer” with the song that would give him that nickname. Roger Whittaker sings, “The Last Farewell.” Hear some bouncy Broadway with Dionne Warwick’s, “Promises, Promises.” Hear The Mantovani Orchestra with a smooth rendition of a Victor Young song from the film “Around The World In 80 Days.” This is followed by Andy Williams with a song from an award winning film starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. Enjoy a toe tappin’ version of “Bill Baily” performed by Bobby Darin and then, a bawdy performance of “The Gentleman Is a Dope” by Jo Stafford. Laugh a little with “44 Sycamore” by the amazing Phil Harris. Listen to Dinah Shore, Les Baxter, Patti Page and more. Listen at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.10.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this set with Vaughn Monroe singing his signature hit, “Racing with the Moon.” Then we’ll track some great Benny Goodman big band: “Goody Goody.” You’ll hear Peggy Lee’s steamy 1958 hit, “Fever” followed up by a record that defined an era: Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Enjoy some fun Rat Packin’ with Frank Sinatra cuttin’ up with Sammy Davis Jr. followed up with Dean Martin. We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby for a good old Bunny Berigan hit: “I Can’t Get Started.” Listen to Johnny Mathis sing one of his many Columbia hits, “A Certain Smile.” Ella Fitzgerald turns up the temperature with a song from “Kiss Me Kate.” We’ll spin hit songs by Andy Williams, Pat Boone, The Carpenters and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr launches this set with an early 1950’s toe tapper called, “Side by Side.” Then listen to the Capitol records hit master Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers singing the song, “Personality.” Dean Martin takes the mic next for a smooth alfredo version of “Under the Bridges of Paris.” We’ll play a late 1940’s standard performed by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” Hear great instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Glenn Miller, and Paul Mauriat. We’ll track songs from the great American songbook sung by Nat King Cole, “Smile” and Sarah Vaughan with “Someone To Watch Over Me.” Enjoy a country set featuring Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell, and Roger Miller. Hear the Four Preps, Connie Francis, Georgie Shaw and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Steve Lawrence kicks off this hour with his 1961 hit, “Portrait of My Love.” Then we’ll remember a Clint Eastwood film called “Kelly’s Heroes” as we play “Burning Bridges” by The Mike Curb Congregation. Hear the Carpenters perform a song heard on Sesame Street and translated into several languages, “Sing.” Frank Sinatra croons one of his standard hits, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” You’ll hear a “touch of tabasco” as we hear Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado do a salsa version of “Magic is the Moonlight.” Enjoy some period big band as we do some “Stomping at the Savoy” with Benny Goodman. Barbra Streisand sings her million seller hit from the film, “Funny Girl.” Actress Judy Garland performs a song dedicated to actor Clark Gable. Hear songs with The Association, Louis Armstrong, Nany Wilson and more. Listen at: