Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.23.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet take the stage to open this hour with a lively version of “Bei Mir Bistu Shoene.” Perry Como takes the mic next for his hit, “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Enjoy a little “salsa” version of the song “Magic Is the Moonlight” with Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado. Nat King Cole croons his 1950 hit, “Nature Boy.” Frank Sinatra sings one of his many hits for the Epic label, “Over and Over.” Great instrumentals by Ferranti and Teicher, Herb Alpert and the TJB, and we’ll hear Billy May’s Orchestra with “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” Listen to the McGuire Sisters with their hit song that held the charts from 1954 into 1955, “Sincerely.” Hear a lovely Fred Astaire film standard sung by The Lettermen. Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters team up for “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” We’ll play, Dinah Washington, The Association and more. At:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with some rousing film music from “The Tender Trap.” Then we’ll join up Bette Midler and Barry Manilow as they convey my sentiments, “I Love Being Here With You.” Enjoy a fun mid 50’s song by request, from the Mill Brothers as we get “throwed,” “Smack Dab in the Middle.” We’ll take a stroll down “Primrose Lane” with Mr. Jerry Wallace. We’ll track some period instrumentals by Mitch Miller and Aker Bilk. Nat King Cole will leave you “Breathless” performing from The Sands in Vegas. The Polish Prince will sing one his 1960’s hits, “Roses are Red.” Sing along with one of The Carpenters many charting hits, “Top of the World.” Barbra Streisand performs her tender hit from Funny Girl. And we’ll say, “Thanks for the Memories” with Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. Hear Teresa Brewer, Tony Bennett and more. See past lists, leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Della Reese opens this set with her top charting hit, “Don’t You Know.” We’ll strike up the big band sound with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra playing a little “Tea for Two Cha Cha.” We’ll “Take Five” with the Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Do a little Rat Packin’ with Frank Sinatra singing “Nice N’ Easy.” Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin pair up for some laughs doing, “Clyde’s Song.” Hear the jazz piano of George Shearing with Nat King Cole singing the lyrics to “Let There Be Love.” We’ll board the “Night Train” with Kay Starr. Listen to a Broadway selection from Pal Joey sung by Vic Damone. We’ll spin a lovely 1956 instrumental you may have forgotten called, “When the White Lilacs Bloom Again” by violinist, Helmut Zacharius. Hear the Ray Charles Singers with “Love Me with All Your Heart” from 1960. Jo Stafford sings “You Belong to Me.” Listen to Perry Como, Jaye P. Morgan, The Four Coins and more. Go to:

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.16.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin launches this great set with “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On.” Nat King Cole follows next with his 1953 hit, “Pretend.” Listen to one of many Pat Boone hits, “If Dreams Come True.” Listen to Kay Starr sing a song from which the game show “Wheel of Fortune” gets its name. Enjoy some movie music with Henry Manicini’s theme from “Darling Lili” and Percy Faith performing a song from “My Fair Lady.” Hear Kitty Kallen’s come from behind hit for the year 1954, “Little Things Mean A Lot.” Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck with “The Last Waltz”, and Petula Clark’s “Don’t Sleep In The Subway.” Hear a local Kansas City singer perform a lush mix of “Lady In Red” thus introducing Mr. Rob McHenry. Hear Glen Campbell, Burl Ives, Jim Lowe and much more. All on:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney sings a bawdy song that opened up a few installments of the TV series “Madmen.” Louis Prim
a takes the stage next with some jazz horn music lessons, “The Music Goes Round and Round.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye as she sings a song about that American city of fountains. The McGuire Sisters perform one of their many charting hits for the “Coral” label, “It May Sound Silly.” Listen to a beautiful song by Johnny Mathis, “A Certain Smile.” Hear great instrumentals by Hugo Winterhalter with Eddie Heywood, Benny Goodman, Michel Legrand, and Horst Jankowski.” We’ll play Al Martino, The Ames Brothers and more. Leave comments see the playlists past and present at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Lads open this hour with their 1958 hit with The Ray Conniff Singers, “Put A Light In The Window.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next with a song about the windy city! Daughter Nancy follows next with some James Bond film music. Nat King Cole croons a Fats Waller standard, “Aint Misbehaving.” Actress Judy Garland steals a performance of a great Al Jolson hit. Hear the Platters as they sing “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” Listen to Perry Como with a great song from “South Pacific.” Hang onto your hat as Hollywood ghost singer Gogi Grant sings her 1956 hit, “The Wayward Wind.” Hear the Kingston Trio, Ray Charles, Mel Torme and more. All at: — with Wally Thornton.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Neon Beat at Radio George - 3.9.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lou Rawls opens this great set with his hit, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine.” Then enjoy a great Glenn Miller standard for slow dancin’ with Les Brown and the Ames Brothers singing “Moonlight Seranade.” We’ll team up Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby for a bawdy film number from “High Society” called, “Well, Did You Evah?” Nat King Cole croons a lovely song from a 1951 film called “Anna.” Hear some television music performed by Nelson Riddle and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy a song from “Meet Me in St. Louis” sung by Judy Garland. Barbra Streisand sings one of her many 1960’s hits, “He Touched Me.” Ella Fitzgerald swings with a great Artie Shaw big band hit, “Begin the Beguine.” Hear Pat Boone, Georgia Gibbs and much mo.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Louis Armstrong teams up with Bing Crosby for some great Naw’lins jazz as they sing, “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.” Then listen to the lovely Jo Stafford as she performs, “Sunday Kind Of Love.” We’ll spin some Frank Sinatra a great Cole Porter selection. Then “try” to sit still as go rockin’ with Perez Prado’s “Rock-a-mambo Number 5.” Enjoy some smooth film music sung by The Lettermen with the theme from “Summer Place.” We’ll track some classic Lena Horne singing “The Lady Is a Tramp.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye as we play, “”If My Friends Could See Me Now. Listen to some film music with crooner Vic Damone as he sings “An Affair to Remember.” Hear The Mills Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton and more. See the lists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this set as we go “Swinging Down the Lane.” Andy Williams is next with a toe tapper called “That Old Bilbao Song.” Listen to Chad Stewart and Jeremy Clyde as they sing “A Summer Song.” Frank Sinatra sings with the Gordon Jenkins Orch with their award winning hit, “It Was a Very Good Year.” Patti Page sings the female take on the song, “Gentle on My Mind.” The Fifth Dimension take the stage with “The Wedding Bell Blues.” Listen to a film classic from Casino Royale as Dusty Springfield purrs, “the Look Of Love.” Hear Tony Bennett, Al Martino, The Vogues and more. It’s all at:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.3.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Ella Fitzgerald steams on stage opening another round of great music with a Cole Porter song from “Kiss Me Kate.” Pat Boone follows with one of his many charting hits, “Friendly Persuasion.” Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely version of the song, “Tenderly.” (definite “ooo” factor) We’ll play “Quando Quando” by Engelbert Humperdinck followed by Matt Monro singing a theme from a period James Bond film. Enjoy some great instrumentals by Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and Eddie Heywood. We’ll track a smooth old Ray Noble hit sung by Nat King Cole. (more “ooo” factor”) Hear The Mills Brothers, Frankie Avalon, Actress Marilyn Monroe and more. All at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tommy Edwards begins this great set with his 1958 chart hit, “It’s All In the Game.” Frank Sinatra takes the stage next with a spiffy take on a good old Harold Arlen song. Then “Pick Yourself Up” with the first lady of swing, Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy some classic big band as Harry James plays his lilting trumpet to, “You Made Me Love You.” Doris Day sings her song from the Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much. We’ll team up Perry Como and Betty Hutton for a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Bing Crosby and his son Gary perform a fun rendition of “Sam’s Song.” We’ll track some classic “Ink Spots” with the song, “Someone’s Been Rockin’ My Dreamboat” with a little homage to Bugs Bunny. Hear Al Hirt, Roger Whittaker, Nancy Sinatra and more. See the lists and leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin launches this set with one of the more popular versions of what was an old Russ Morgan song, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Dionne Warwick follows up with some classic Bacharach/Hal David. Enjoy some classic doo-wop with The Casinos. We’ll get “Fancy Free” with Fred Astaire from the film “Top Hat.” Then we really go to the back o’ the rack for some classic Mildred Bailey. Laugh a little with Dennis Day as we do a wee bit rough housin’ as “Clancy Lowers The Boom.” Swing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra as we play “The Jersey Bounce.” Hear Tony Bennett’s “Just In Time”, some Perry Como, Petula Clark’s “The Other Man’s Grass”, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka and much more. Go to:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.23.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr sings her 1952 hit, "Side By Side as we open another round of music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for "I've Got The World On A String." Enjoy a steamy number from a 1952 review performed by Eartha Kitt. Nat King Cole follows with "To The Ends Of The Earth." Enjoy some classic 50's rock with Dion's "Runaround Sue." Hear some great old folk music with Peter, Paul and Mary, and Jimmie Rodgers. We remember a 1960 movie with John Wayne as Johnny Horton sings "North To Alaska." Great instrumentals by Glen Gray, Michel Legrand, and Hugo Winterhalter. Listen to Perry Como, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and more. Hear the show all week at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee starts this hour up with a rousing version of "Come Back To Me." Then hear Vic Damone as he sings a song from "West Side Story." Dean Martin sings a fun song from "Oceans Eleven." Frank Sinatra goes "All The Way" with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Listen to Barbra Streisand sing a hit song she bet, in the studio, would never be one. Strap on your seat belt for an old novelty song by The Playmates. Bring you soup and fish as we do some polka with Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters. Etta James sings some soul with "Trust In Me." Hear Robert Goulet with his signature song from "Camelot." Patsy Cline, Al Martino, Elvis Presley and lots more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Trini Lopez launchers this hour with a salsa treatment of an old folk song, "Lemon Tree." Rosemary Clooney takes the stage next with "April In Paris." Nat King Cole warms things up the Ralph Carmichael chorus with "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer." Hear the New Seekers with a song that later turned up as a theme for a soft drink. Listen to the English gentleman, Matt Monro with a lovely version of "Ebb Tide." Hear some early Tony Bennett as he sings "Because of You." We'll team up Sammy Davis with Count Basie for a great old Peggy Lee hit. Instrumentals by Moe Kauffman, Walter Wanderley, and Bill Pursell. Hear Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Much more at:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.17.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney open this hour with "Come To The Mardis Gras." Then we'll track a rousing jazz standard called "Avalon" performed by Nat King Cole. Hear a lovely 1967 song from the Broadway play, "I Do, I Do" sung by Ed Ames. Frank Sinatra sings a good old Les Brown hit, "How Bout You." His daughter Nancy sings her 1966 hit, "Sugar Town." Hear some great film music from My Fair Lady sung by Vic Damone. Glen Campbell sings a song that brought home the bacon for songwriter John Hartford for years after, "Gentle On My Mind." We'll spin a 1950's hit for a one hit wonder group called "The Pony Tails" (tight harmony) Listen to Eydie Gormet, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Sherman, Henry Mancini and much more. All at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this set with a lush version of "April In Paris." We'll do a little "Walking After Midnight" with Patsy Cline." Listen to an Uncle Milton Berle song of "Sam You Made The Pants Too Long" by Barbra Streisand. Enjoy a lovely version of an old Hoagy Carmichael standard sung from Nat King Cole. Tony Bennett sings a song from the film "The Sandpiper." We'll play one of the folk hits by the Australian group, The Seekers, "I'll Never Find Another You." Hear The Drifters "Up On The Roof." We'll remember one of the great "road movies" as we team up Bing Crosby with Bob Hope. You'll hear Joni James, Glen Campbell, Segio Mendez and monay more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Hang on to your hat as Caterina Valente storms on the stage with a rousing version of an old Xavier Cugat hit, "The Breeze and I" Tony Bennett recalls some hungrier times with his 1960's hit, "Rags To Riches." Listen to an old Jazz standard featuring The Ames Brothers, "On a Slow Boat To China." Laugh a little with Allen Sherman's letter from summer camp. We'll "Sing In the Sunshine" with Gale Garnett. Enjoy some movie instrumentals with Morris Stoloff and Henry Mancini. Hear some Sinatra with the song "My Blue Heaven" from the Swingin' Session album. The New Christy Minstrels, Sarah Vaughan, Bobby Darin and more. Hear them all at: (pic" Allen Sherman from "My Son the Nut" album. circa 1963 )

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.9.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: "Something's Gotta Give!" The McGuire Sisters begin this hour with a rousing hit version of that song. Pat Boone is next with a 1957 hit called, "Love Letters In The Sand." Listen to some great folk with The Kingston Trio as they perform, "Raspberries and Strawberries." Andy Williams will sing a 1963 hit single, "Can't Get Used To Losing You." We'll play a Frank Sinatra song from the 1961 film. "Pocketful Or Miracles." Great instrumentals by Roger Williams, The T-Bones, and Felix Slatkin's "Theme From The Sundowners." Enjoy a little Stevie Wonder with "Your Are The Sunshine Of My Life." Hear a lovely song by Della Reese, "Most Beautiful Words." The Chordettes, Perry Como, Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy these and more classic greats at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pucker up as Georgia Gibbs storms on stage with "Kiss Of Fire." Then, hear a 1960's one hit wonder who went by the name of "Leapy Lee." Watch out for those "Little Arrows." Hear the signature hit song for Mr. Tony Bennett, "I Left My Heart In SF." Listen to Frank Sinatra with the song, "Softly As I Leave You." Dean Martin teetotles a touch with , "Little Old Wine Drinker Me." Connie Francis performs her sultry version of "Embraceable You." Listen to a Glenn Yarborough hit from a 1965 film starring Steve McQueen and Lee Remick, "Baby the Rain Must Fall." Louis Armstrong sings and toots some great Broadway music. Listen to Buddy Greco, Dionne Warwick, Dion and the Belmonts and more. See the playlists and leave a comment at..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Nat King Cole Trio opens this set with an old Duke Ellington standard, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." Next, a jazzy version of an old song, roughly translated means, "lovely sweet one." The Mills Brothers sing, "Cielito Lindo." Dusty Springfield sings a hit song from the film, "the Thomas Crown Affair." Hear great instrumentals by Walter Wanderley, Raymond Lefevre, Bert Kaempfert, and some Glen Gray big band. We'll team up Frank and Nancy Sinatra for "Something Stupid." Tom Jones with "It's Not Unusual." Bobby Darin performs a smokin' version of "I Got Rhythm." Hear Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark and more at: