Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.19.19

On the Neon Beat this week: We begin this week's offerings with a big band era set starting with Jo Stafford's “Teach Me Tonight,” followed with Les Brown's “How Bout You?,” Peggy Lee from Stagedoor Canteen singing “Why Don't You Do Right,” and The Ames Brothers with “Cherokee.” Our show and stage selections include a little rat-packin' with Frank and Sammy doin' “Me and My Shadow,” Andre Previn with the theme from the film “Laura,” Doris Day with “Secret Love” from “Calamity Jane,” and “Herb Alpert singing “This Guy's in Love With You” from the 1968 TV special “Beat of the Brass.” Hear prodigy pianist Peter Nero play one from “My Fair Lady.” More stage and film with Tony Bennett singing one from “Bye Bye Birdie,” Dionne Warwick with “Promises Promises,” Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly from “High Society,” and Spencer Ross with a period TV theme from “The Philadelphia Story.” Sing along with the great period hit makers like, The Chordettes, Frankie Vallie, The Carpenters, Bobby Darin, The Kingston Trio, Tom Jones, Glen Campbell, Eddie Fisher, The Four Lads, Kay Starr, Andy Williams, Bobby Goldsboro and more. We'll go “Racing With the Moon” with the big band of Vaughn Monroe. Hear Lloyd Price with his hit song, “Personality” followed with Anne Murray singing a tender “Love Song.” Frank Sinatra performs some of his signature songs, “I've Got You Under My Skin,” and “Hidden Persuasion.” We'll spin one of Nat King Cole's early hits as a solo crooner, “A Blossom Fell” followed with Nelson Riddle's 1956 hit, “Lisbon Antigua.” Bette Midler slams on stage for her rousing version of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Lot's lot's more. Enjoy now by left clicking on:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.10.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Herb Alpert launches this week with a film favorite from 1967. The theme from “Casino Royale.” You'll hear lots more stage and film this week including Dean Martin and the Four Lads singing a song from Frank Loesser's play, “A Most Happy Fellow,” Ella Fitzgerald performs a fine Gershwin show selection and some Cole Porter from “Anything Goes,” The Brothers Four with a song from the 1960 John Wayne film, The Alamo,” Jerry Vale sings the theme from “Three Coins in the Fountain,” Tony Bennett with a standard from “Sound of Music,” the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with a amorous song from “Kismet,” and Vic Damone sings songs from the movies “Laura” and “Pal Joey.” Enjoy a couple of instrumental movie themes. Elmer Bernstien's theme from “The Great Escape” and Paul Mauriat's theme from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Laugh a little as we team up Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis for “The Money Song.” Hear the Lettermen with the theme from “A Summer Place,” and a period 1960's boob tube theme from the TV network drama “Ben Casey” by Valjean. We'll play the song that defined an era called “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole. And Nat will be back on Juke 3 for his classy rendition of “Lush Life.” Listen as we spin songs by the period hit makers like Frank Sinatra with “Love and Marriage,” The Platters with “The Great Pretender,” “The Last Farewell,” with Roger Whittaker, and “Sign of the Times” by Petula Clark. More with Harry Belefonte, Rosemary Clooney, The Association and a delightful childhood memory performed by The Limeliters. Lots more. To listen, go to: Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.3.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Bobby Darin kicks off this week with a swingin' version of “Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey.” Kansas City's own Marilyn Maye is next singing a song about that fine city of fountains. Jukebox 2 launches with Bing Crosby playin' in an Irish band called. “McNamara's Band.” Then, we take a trip “On a Slow Boat to China” with the Ames Brothers, followed with a steamy period song performed by the late, Doris Day. Frank Sinatra opens Juke 3 with a swingin' session version of “My Blue Heaven.” We'll team up Lee Hazelwood and Frank's daughter Nancy for a rousing version of a country song called, “Jackson.” Turn up songs performed by great period groups like The Carpenters, Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers, The Everly Brothers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Four Preps, The Mills Brothers, The Kingston Trio, and The Crew Cuts. Film and stage selections this week include Andy Williams with a song from “Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean,” Michel Legrand's beautiful theme from “The Summer of 42,” Burl Ives with “The Ugly Bug Ball” from Disney's “Summer Magic,” “The Trolly Song” with John Williams and the Boston Pops, Tony Bennett with “the Love Theme from The Sandpiper,” Barbra Streisand singing her hit song from “Funny Girl,” and Vic Damone with a lovely song from “South Pacific.” Hear the pop hit makers like Dean Martin, Peggy Lee with “Fever,” Elvis with the song “Memories,” Harry Belefonte with “Jump in the Line,” “He's My Dreamboat” by Connie Francis, Nat King Cole's “To the Ends of the Earth,” and Dionne Warwick.” Instrumentals with Eddie Heywood, Henry Mancini, Floyd Cramer, and more. Left click on: Enjoy!

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.27.19

On The Neon Beat this week: The great period groups abound on the Beat this week as Juke 1 kicks off with The Lettermen singing, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” Juke 2 launches with The McGuire Sisters with their signature hit song, “Sugartime.” And Juke 3 kicks off with The Ray Charles Singers. You'll hear the Four Aces with those “Wedding Bells” (Are breaking up that old gang of mine.) Hear the Vogues with, “Turn Around Look at Me,” The New Christy Minstrels singing the beautiful song, “Today,” and The Association singing “Cherish.” We'll spin a couple of hit songs by The Carpenters including Paul William's “We've Only Just Begun” and Carole King's “It's Going to Take Some Time.” We'll pair up Frank Sinatra with Keely Smith for “How Ya' Fixed For Love?” Hear great songs from the film and stage sung by Mel Torme, Simon and Garfunkel, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Roger Williams, and Lena Horne. Enjoy great memories with the pop hit makers of the day as Tommy Edwards sings, “It's All in the Game,” Petula Clark sings a warning bout them, “American Boys,” and Dean Martin sings, “You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Hear a Bobby Goldsboro favorite, one of the few songs Bobby didn't actually write, “Watching Scotty Grow.” Listen to NBC Monitor's Jim Lowe with his one hit record, “The Green Door.” Instrumental hit songs include Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, Mitch Miller, The Brass Ring, Hugo Winterhalter, Ralph Flanagan's Band, Raymond Lefevre, Frank Porucel, and Andre Previn. Sip a cuppa Joe with Frank Sinatra as he does a lively version of “The Coffee Song.” Hear a lovely rendtion of “Scarlett Ribbons” by Roger Whittaker. More with Vikki Carr, Frankie Laine, Nat King Cole. Lots Mo! Left click on: Have a great week kids!

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.20.19

On the Neon Beat this week: Les Baxter and the Capitol Records Orchestra launch into this week's offerings with “Wake the Town and Tell the People.” Dionne Warwick takes the stage next with “I Say a Little Prayer” followed with The Lettermen with a “two-fer.” Frank and Dean launch Juke 2 with the song “S'posin,” and “A Cup of Happiness.” We remember Doris Day this week with just a couple of, what were over 650 songs the woman recorded over her lifetime including a selection from “Pal Joey” and her last 1958 chart topping single, “Everybody Loves a Lover.” Barry Manilow slams into Juke 3 with a song he wrote for Dick Clark's “American Bandstand.” Stage and film selections include songs from “To Sir With Love,” “A Summer Place,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “West Side Story,” Cat Ballou,” “Georgie Girl,” “Godspell,” “Casino Royale,” and “The Great Race.” Barbra Streisand sings a stunning Stephen Sondheim piece called “Putting it Together” from her Broadway Album. Sammy Davis Jr provides his own percussion for a Vegas performance of “On a Clear Day.” This week's pairings include Glen Campell with Bobbie Gentry, Nat King Cole with the great George Shearing, Chad and Jeremy, Simon and Garfunkel with “Feeling Groovy,” and Micky and Sylvia’s “Love is Strange.” Get some honey in the horn with Al Hirt's “Java.” More period instrumentals with Herb Alpert and the TJB, Raymond Lefevre, Acker Bilk's lovely “Stranger on the Shore,” Henry Mancini, Percy Faith, and Bert Kaempfert. Lots, lots more.
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Monday, May 13, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.13.19

On The Neon Beat this week: We'll start this week's set with a latter 1950's hit song for Della Reese. “Don't You Know.” Nat King Cole follows with a little spelling exercise called “L.O.V.E,” followed up with the Ray Charles Singers. Then listen to a lush rendition of Arthur Lymon's “Yellow Bird.” Nat King Cole launches Juke 2 with “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Dusty Springfield is next with “I Only Want to Be With You.” Jo Stafford slams into Juke 3 with “The Gentleman is a Dope.” Then listen to Dean Martin as he sings, “Lay Some Happiness on Me.” Our stage, film and boob tube faire includes a rousing performance of “Get Happy” with Judy Garland. Spencer Ross plays a theme from the 1959 TV series, “The Philadelphia Story,” Ferrante and Teicher play the theme from the film “Exodus” followed by a Cole Porter standard from “Anything Goes” by Ella Fitzgerald. The Association sing the theme from “Goodbye Columbus,” Robert Goulet sings a standard from “Porgy and Bess,” And Billy Vaughn's Orchestra performs a pretty theme from “Circus of Horrors.” More film and stage with Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, and Andre Previn. Frank Sinatra cuts include, “Nice N' Easy,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and “Swinging Down the Lane.” Get your 60's pop with some Mamas and Papas with “Monday Monday,” Spanky and Our Gang with “Lazy Day,” and Mama Cass with “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” We'll spin records with Peggy Lee's “Doodlin' Song,” Tony Bennett's “In the Middle of an Island,” and “The Straight Life” with Bobby Goldsboro. More great stuff with Elvis, The Mills Brothers, Petula Clark, The Kingston Trio and lots more. Go to:

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.6.19

On The Neon Beat this week: Nat King Cole slams into Jukebox 1 with a song to leave you “Breathless.” Ella Fitzgerald is next with a fine version of “Begin the Beguine” followed up with a film theme sung by Pat Boone. Juke 2, we team up Tony Bennett with Diana Krall for “The Best is Yet to Come,” Then enjoy one of Kay Starr's first 1950's chart breakers as she sings “Wheel of Fortune.”We start Jukebox 3 with another Nat King Cole single as we hit the “mother road” called “Route 66.” Our film and stage selections include the Ray Conniff singers with a song from “Doctor Zhivago.” Hear Henry Mancini's Orchestra with a theme from an early Peter Sellers film “A Shot in the Dark,” and the theme from “Charade.” The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sings a song from the play “Sherry,” Morris Stoloff plays the theme from the film “Picnic,” Elvis Presley croons the lovely “Love Me Tender,” Perry Como sings a song from “South Pacific,” Burl Ives sings a beloved 1954 song from “So Dear to My Heart,” and the Chordettes do the title song from the award winning film, “Never on Sunday.” We'll spin hit singles by the great period groups like, The Platters, Mitch Miller and the Gang, The Crew Cuts, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, The Andrews Sisters, the Lettermen, The Essex, Chad and Jeremy and The Fifth Dimension. Listen to Frank Sinatra with “Softly as I Leave You,” and “It Happened in Monterrey.” Hear the great period pop like Johnny Mathis with “Wonderful Wonderful,” “Dreamy Eyes” by Johnny Tillotson, Dodie Stevens with the fun “Pink Shoelaces,” and Petula Clark with “Don't Sleep in the Subway Darling.” Much much more! Listen today at: