Monday, October 2, 2017

The Neon Beat at Radio George - 10.2.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Engelbert Humperdinck launches this week’s offerings with one of his first major charting hit records, “The Last Waltz.” Next, Kay Starr goes “Swinging Down the Lane,” followed with Louis Prima tooting out a jazzy version of “The Music Goes Round and Round.” (and it comes out here!) Listen to an Irish romp with Dennis Day with “Clancey Lowered the Boom.” We’ll enjoy a set getting “Sweet and Gentle” with Georgia Gibbs. Then we’ll go “Swinging on a Star” with Bing Crosby and the Williams Brothers. Listen to Nat King Cole’s smooth version of “Non Dimenticar.” Enjoy some great big band with Ella Fitzgerald’s version of a great Artie Shaw standard, and Swing n’ Jive with a Glenn Miller standard, “String of Pearls.” Listen to a lovely 1954 hit for the Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra, followed with the lovely Jo Stafford singing “Sunday Kind of Love.” We’ll track a western set with Marty Robbins, and Roy Rogers with the Sons of the Pioneers. Instrumentals with the Al Casey Combo and Leroy Anderson.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney slams into this set with a little “madmen era” song called “Botcha Me.” Vic Damone is next with a film song from the movie, “An Affair to Remember.” Enjoy more film music with Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place,” and Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby from the 1956 film “High Society.” We’ll team up The McGuire Sisters with Lawrence Welk for “In the Alps.” We’ll hit the dance floor with Barry Manilow as we “Jump Shout Boogie.” Listen to great big band selections with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Les Brown with Doris Day, and a theme standard with Harry James. Hear Dean Martin’s “You’re Nobody til’ Somebody Loves You.” Hear a set with Andy Williams singing some “Music to Watch Girls By,” and a Jerome Kern standard from “Swingtime” sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Hear the lovely song, “Today” sung by The New Christy Minstrels, and The Carpenters with, “Hurting Each Other.” More songs with Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand and Nat King Cole. Enjoy today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Andy Williams starts this set spinning with “That Old Bilbao Song.” Lena Horne follows up with one of her signature hit songs, “The Lady is a Tramp.” Then we’ll spin a 1965 hit record for Dean Martin: “Lay Some Happiness on Me.” Listen to some fine period instrumentals with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, a great TV theme by Lalo Schifrin, and a fine jazz selection by The Ramsey Lewis Trio. We’ll track a set starting with some period folk with Burl Ives, followed with Glen Campbell’s “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife,” Anne Murray’s first big chart hit, “Snowbird” and Gilbert O’Sullivan’s charming hit song, “Claire.” Enjoy some film songs with Henry Mancini’s Orchestra, and a track from “Rio Bravo” featuring Rick Nelson, Dean Martin and Walter Brennen. Hear the lovely song, “Pretend” by Nat King Cole, “Love and Marriage” with Dinah Shore, and a 1958 hit for Pat Boone. Hear the Carpenters with their version of “There’s a Kind of Hush” followed with the campy hit record “Boots” by Nancy Sinatra and Lou Rawls with “You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine.” Listen now at: And have a great week!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.26.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Pat Boone opens this set with a 1957 film theme from “April Love.” Next we'll hear a wartime favorite sung by America's sweethearts, Steve and Eydie, with the song “Bei Mir Bistu Shoen.” Then listen to a lush version of an old Fats Waller standard sung by Nat King Cole. Listen to Frank Sinatra with a jazzy Cole Porter standard called, “Night and Day,” followed by a film theme by The Lettermen, “The Theme From A Summer Place.” We'll spin some records by other great groups like The Casinos and a fun little hit for Sumpthin' Smith and the Redheads.” Listen to Connie Francis's first big 1958 hit on the MGM label, “Who's Sorry Now.” We'll throw in a little Paul and Linda McCartney with a song they wrote together, “Another Day.” Peggy Lee puts one off til later with, “Manana is Good Enough For Me.” Hear a great set with Frankie Avalon's “Why,” Roger Whittaker with a come from behind 1975 hit, “The Last Farewell,” and a toe tappin' favorite by Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Instrumentals with the orchestras of Perez Prado and Andre Previn. Hear Marty Wilde's “Abergavenny,” and an amorous little number by Eartha Kitt. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with “The World We Knew,” followed up with Rosemary Clooney with a little “Magic in the Moonlight.” Listen to the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme, with his rendition of “Get Outta Town.” Then enjoy a number one 1958 hit for the McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime.” Enjoy some great instrumental content with Les Baxter's “April in Portugal,” and the beautiful, “Our Winter Love” by Bill Pursell. Swing with some great big band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Ames Brothers singing, “Moonlight Serenade,” and Benny Goodman with, “The Jersey Bounce. We'll spin some great folk music with Peter Paul and Mary and Jimmie Rodgers. Hold on to your hat as we give it the gas with the Playmates and their story of The Little Nash Rambler. Hear some great movie music with Doris Day singing “Que Sera Sera” from The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Judy Garland with “Meet Me in St Louis, Louis.” Listen to a 1950 song by Tony Martin sporting a melody that was to be used in another song that would be a hit for Elvis Presley. Hear the song that became the name for a popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr. More songs with The Mills Brothers and Wayne Newton. Like? To listen. ... go to:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Fifth Dimension kick off this juke with the lively, “Wedding Bell Blues.” Then we'll track a bluesy little number sung by Perry Como called, “Dream on Little Dreamer'” followed with Dinah Washington's 1959 hit song, “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Next, hear a TV personality and virtuoso violin player with his 1951 hit song, “the Hot Canary.” Along with that we'll track other period instrumentals including Percy Faith with, “The Rain in Spain,” Germany's own Horst Jankowski plays a classy jazz version of “Canadian Sunset,” and Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats perform a rollicking version of “Galloping Comedians.” Then “Make Yourself Comfortable” with Sarah Vaughan followed naturally with “A Certain Smile” by Johnny Mathis. Frank Sinatra performs a fine Harold Arlen song, “Let's Fall in Love,” followed with Patti Page's lovely version of “Gentle on My Mind.” We'll spin great hits by period groups like, The McGuire Sisters, Chad and Jeremy, Harper's Bizarre, and a “See Ya Later” with Bill Haley and the Comets. Hear Dean Martin with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On,” Wishin' and Hopin' with Dusty Springfield, and “Just in Time by Mister Tony Bennett.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.18.17

ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kentucky’s own, Rosemary Clooney slams into this set with a rousing rendition of “Everything’s Coming up Roses.” Then enjoy a hit standard by the Drifters “Up on the Roof. Turn up more great groups in this hour including The Ames Brothers, The New Seekers, and a back of the rack hit for “the Kirby Stone Four.” Enjoy Broadway and film selections with Tony Bennett singing one from “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Henry Mancini with a lovely song from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We’ll “Sing in the Sunshine” with Gale Garnett. Listen to Dean Martin with “The Door is Still Open to my Heart.” We’ll go “Swinging on a Rainbow” with Frankie Avalon followed up with Jane Morgan’s “The Day the Rains Came.” Hear Bing Crosby sing a song created ala Stephen Foster as he performs, “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” Get ready to polka as Perry Como takes the dance floor with The Fontane Sisters for “Hoop De Doo.” Then enjoy a hit instrumental with the Moe Koffman Septet with “The Swinging Shephard Blues. Songs by Johnny Mathis, Engelbert Humperdinck and more. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Barbra Streisand kicks off with a single she was convinced would never fly as a hit: “Stoney End.” Next we’ll spin a Broadway selection from “Stop the World I Wanna Get Off” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Listen to a lovely rendition of “Day by Day” sung by the lovely Eydie Gorme. Listen to one of the many million selling hits of Neil Diamond as we spin, “Sweet Caroline.” Enjoy a Frank Sinatra selection that received an award for best original song for the year 1957. Tap your toes to a fun Cole Porter song from “Kiss me Kate” sung by Ella Fitzgerald followed with “Little old’ Wine Drinker Me” by Dean Martin. We’ll track some film hits with Andre Previn at the piano for a song from “Lili,” Big Crosby and Bob Hope with a fun song from “Road to Morocco,” and actress Marilyn Monroe with Irving Berlin’s “You’d Be Surprised.” Hear Nat King Cole with a smooth rendition of “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons.” Enjoy a million seller for the late Glen Campbell with “Gentle on my Mind,” followed up with some great folk by Peter Paul and Mary, and an instrumental hit for Young Holt Unlimited. Songs with Bobby Sherman, Dionne Warwick and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Perry Como teams up with The Ramblers as we open this hour with “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.” Then Sammy Davis Jr and Count Basie team up with a stunning version of a great old Peggy Lee hit, followed with Peggy Lee herself singing “Pass Me By.” We’ll track songs performed by great period groups like The Lettermen, and The Kingston Trio. We’ll spin song standards sung by Robert Goulet, “The Nearness of You,” Tony Bennett with “Rags to Riches,” and “Softly as I Leave You” by Frank Sinatra. Listen to a Henry Mancini piece heard in the television mini-series, “The Thornbirds.” Hear some great big band with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra doing “the King Porter Stomp.” We’ll spin what was to be one of many RCA hit songs for Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Chicago’s own, Lou Rawls sings, “Nobody but Me,” followed with Patti Page’s rendition of “Changing Partners.” Hear Andy William’s with his 1963 hit song, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” We’ll track a fun 1954 tate-a-tate between Bing Crosby and actress Judy Garland called, “Ya-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta. (Like it sounds) More songs with Sarah Vaughan and Georgia Gibbs. To listen, go to:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.11.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole opens up this session with The Ralph Carmichael Chorus for “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Then we’ll enjoy some film music as we whistle along with Mitch for “The Col. Bogey March.” We’ll track some one hit wonder selections with Nino Tempo and April Stevens singing, “Deep Purple” and The Poni Tails with “Born Too Late.” Laugh a little with Allen Sherman’s 1963 hit record “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” We’ll hook up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney to sing, “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Enjoy a film selection with Vic Damone performing a song from My Fair Lady. Listen to Frank Sinatra from his Swingin’ Session album do a rousing rendition of “My Blue Heaven” followed up by his daughter Nancy with “How’s That Grab You Darlin’. Kay Starr sings her toe tappin’ version of “Side by Side,” followed with a lush rendition of Tony Bennett’s “Because of You.” Instrumentals by Michel Legrand and Walter Wanderley. Enjoy a country western lineup with Johnny Horton, Tom T Hall, and the Silver Screen Orchestra. Much more. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Vogues start up this musical lineup with one of their 1960’s hit records, “You’re the One.” Then enjoy a classic with Louis Armstrong from “Hello Dolly!” Enjoy more great film and stage songs this hour including, Matt Monro singing, “From Russia with Love,” Henry Mancini with “The Baby Elephant Walk” from the film Hatari, Dinah Washington with a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Hear “Something’s Gotta Give” by the McGuire Sisters, Frank Sinatra from “Pocketful of Miracles,” and Ed Ames from the play “I do, I do:” “My Cup Runneth Over.” Listen to a Willie Nelson standard sung by Patsy Cline, “Crazy.” Then we’ll “Watch the World Go By” with Dean Martin. Listen to some great big band with Glenn Miller and Bert Kaempfert’s Orchestra. Brook Benton loads the gospel gun for his hit song, “Shadrach.” Pucker up for Georgia Gibbs’, “Kiss of Fire,” followed up with a smooth version of “There, I’ve Said it Again” sung by Vic Damone. Caterina Valente steams on stage for “The Breeze and I” followed with “To the Ends of the Earth” by Nat King Cole and Les Baxter’s Orchestra. Go to:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We launch this hour with a couple of singing Pisano’s. Dean Martin kicks this thing off with a “Kick in the Head.” Vic Damone is next with a song heard in the production of “West Side Story.” Hear Kitty Kallen with her hit version of “Chapel in the Moonlight.” Tom Jones steams on stage for his first great chart hit, “It’s Not Unusual.” Then hear some movie music from “The Thomas Crown Affair” sung by Dusty Springfield. Frank Sinatra sings his rendition of the song, “April in Paris.” We’ll track good period instrumentals with Leroy Anderson’s “the Syncopated Clock,” The T-Bones with “No Matter What Shape,” and Roger Williams with “Autumn Leaves.” We’ll hear some big band with Woody Herman’s “The Woodchopper’s Ball.” Listen to an early 1950’s hit song for Nat King Cole, “Nature Boy,” and a 1958 hit song for The Chordettes, “Lollipop.” Hear the Mills Brothers with their vocal version of a great Tommy Dorsey song. Listen to Barbra Streisand with a song adapted by Milton Berle. More with Louis Armstrong, Andy Williams, and Frankie Laine. Listen anytime at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.5.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this week’s selection of great period tunes with an ol’ Les Brown hit, “How Bout’ You?” The Four Lads follow up with a great Frank Loesser song from “A Most Happy Fella.” Nancy Sinatra sweetens things up with her mid 1960’s hit song, “Sugar Town.” Listen to great period “country crossover” artists like Brenda Lee with “Too Many Rivers,” Charlie Rich with “the Most Beautiful Girl,” and Marty Robbins’ “Big Iron” from his album Tales of the Western Gunfighter. Enjoy a film selection from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid sung by BJ Thomas. Enjoy period instrumentals with the Bob Crewe Generation, Hugo Winterhalter, and The Boston Pops. Listen to a couple of hits by Dion. One with the Belmonts and another Dion hit after he left the group: “Runaround Sue.” We’ll enjoy “An Evening in Rome” with Dean Martin. Do a little “Walkin’ After Midnight” with Patsy Cline. Hear songs with Dionne Warwick, Guy Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pat Boone gets this segment underway with one of two number one charting hits he enjoyed from 1957, “Love Letters in the Sand.” Next, Nat King Cole does a great Duke Ellington song, followed up with Eydie Gorme’s “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Enjoy some movie selections with Dick Haymes singing “How Are Things in Glocca Mora,” The Theme from “Picnic” by Morris Stoloff, and Tony Bennett with the love theme from “The Sandpiper.” We’ll spin songs by great period groups like, The Kingston Trio, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, and The Mills Brothers. Hear great period instrumentals with Booker T and the MG’s, Morris Stoloff, Raymond Lefevre, and Michel Legrand. Listen to great standards with Frank Sinatra singing, “Blue Moon,” and “Up a Lazy river” by Bobby Darin. Peggy Lee goes for broke with the orchestra singing a rousing version of “Come Back to Me.” We’ll track hit records by Neil Diamond, Connie Francis and a one hit wonder named, Leapy Lee from 1968. Listen and enjoy at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Michael Buble storms into the hour with an up-tempo rendition of “Foggy Day in London Town.” Then we’ll surrender the microphone to Frank Sinatra for “I’ve Got the World on a String.” We’ll play with Eartha Kitt’s purring version of “Cest Si Bon.” Listen to fine instrumental selections with Henry Mancini’s “Theme from Charade,” George Shearing with, “Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid,” and Eddie Heywood’s “Soft Summer Breeze.” Hear great standards with Dean Martin singing, “You Belong to Me,” Bobby Darin with “I Got Rhythm,” Denver’s Dianne Reeves with “O Lady Be Good,” and Rosemary Clooney with “April in Paris.” Listen to hit songs by period groups like, The New Christy Minstrels, Terry Gilkyson and The EZ Riders, and The Beatles with Paul McCartney’s charming hit song, “When I’m 64.” Listen to Marty Robbins, “A White Sportcoat,” Rick Nelson’s “Traveling Man,” and Mama Cass with “A New World Coming.” More with Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington. Go to this here site: And have a great week kids.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.28.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this set with a toe tapping song “Mississippi.” Tony Bennett takes the stage with one of his signature songs, “The Good Life” followed up with a swingin’ version of a great Tommy Dorsey standard, “Opus One.” Then we listen to the lovely crooning of Nat King Cole with the song, “When I Fall in Love.” We’ll hear, what was, a great comeback hit for Engelbert Humperdinck, followed up with Bobby Goldsboro’s hit rendition of the Mac Davis song, “Watching Scotty Grow,” and some film music sung by Patti Page from “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.” Listen to a western set featuring “Yellow Rose of Texas” with Mitch Miller, Dinah Shore’s version of a hit song from “The Paleface,” and Al Caiola with the theme from the hit TV series, “Bonanza.” Dean Martin sets aside the mozzarella for “Mambo Italiano.” Listen to the Ray Conniff singers with “Invisible Tears,” and a little “Sophisticated Swing,” with Jimmy Dorsey. Hear Kansan, Chuck Miller with his mid-50’s hit song, “House of Blue Lights.” More with Margaret Whiting and Frank Sinatra. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones opens up this hour with a heartbreaker, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Then we pick up the tempo with Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas,” and a fine scat version of “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald.” We’ll track a sentimental favorite by Al Martino, “I Love you Because.” Listen to a jazzy version of a film hit for Fred Astaire sung by Sarah Vaughan, and a pretty, instrumental movie theme performed by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra. Then enjoy a danceable 1963 hit song by Ruby and the Romantics. Paul Anka sings a song used as the imaging for Eastman Kodak. We’ll savor “The Summer Wind” with Frank Sinatra. We’ll spin a sweet song called “A Special Kind of Love’ sung by actress Debbie Reynolds, take a “Slow Boat to ‘China” with the Ames Brothers, and swing to a fun salsa number by Caterina Valente, “Boom!” Hear Stevie Wonder with “My Cheri Amour,” Barbra Lewis with “Hello Stranger,” and a little Disney fun with Burl Ives. Instrumentals with the String-a-Longs and Bill Justice.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Paul Anka kicks off this set with “Goodnight My Love.” Then enjoy some close harmony with the youngest of the male groups at the time, The Four Preps. Hear Petula Clark with “Kiss Me Goodbye.” Enjoy period instrumentals with Pee Wee Hunt,” Andre Previn and his orchestra, Raymond Lefevre’s “Soul Coaxing,” and “Sail on Silvery Moon” by Billy Vaughn. Tony Bennett sings that 1962 hit about “the city by the bay,” followed with Patti Page’s early 1950’s hit song, “Mockingbird Hill.” Then hear “Something Stupid” with Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Nat King Cole begins a segment with a rousing version of “Avalon.” Then bring your umbrella for “April Showers” by Eydie Gorme. Listen to a sensual rendition of “Ebb Tide” by Matt Monro. We’ll spin The Mills Brothers with an old Les Brown hit, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong for a fun tate-a-tate tween’ these old pros, “Gone Fishin.” Hear Jo Stafford with her 1951 hit song, “Shrimp Boats,” and Sammy Davis Jr. with “The People Tree.” Enjoy today at: 
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.21.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The McGuire Sisters open this hour with their version of “Volare” followed up with a Frank Sinatra favorite, “The Lady is a Tramp.” Sarah Vaughan takes it next with a song from “Damn Yankees.” Then listen to a 1959 hit single for Lloyd Price. Doris Day sings one from 42nd Street as we remember that “Lullaby of Broadway.” The Ames Brothers do a swing favorite called “Dancing in the Dark” followed up with the song that defined the era, Nat King Cole’s, “Unforgettable.” Listen to Buddy Clark’s sweeping rendition of “Ballerina.” Rosemary Clooney performs a snappy version of “Give Me the Simple Life.” Then enjoy a Harry Belafonte number that proves especially popular during an election year. We’ll play a movie set starting with The Statler Brothers, “The Movies.” Then listen to the theme from “True Grit” by Glen Campbell, and Henry Mancini’s, “The Pink Panther Theme.” Enjoy a selection with Johnny Mathis singing, “What Will My Mary Say,” and a “Song for a Summer Evening” by Mitch Miller. Fine songs with Keely Smith, and Vic Dana. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dianne Reeves launches this set with a song heard in the period film, “Good Night and Good Luck.” Sammy Davis Jr sweetens the airwaves next with the Mike Curb Congregation singing “the Candy Man.” Hear great instrumental content as we track Paul Mauriat’s 1968 hit, “Love is Blue,” and the theme from “The Last Tango in Paris” by Gato Barbieri. Listen to Johnny Mathis with his treatment of a 1970’s “Stylistics” hit song. We’ll spin records with great male groups like The Lettermen, Neon Philharmonic, The Four Freshmen, and The Kingston Trio. Enjoy a fine rendition of “Night of My Nights” from “Kismet” by The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, a selection from “Little Me” by Vikki Carr, and the “Love Theme from The Godfather” by Andy Williams. “Get your Kicks on Route 66” with the Nat King Cole Trio. Enjoy a sweeping version of the song “Suddenly There’s a Valley” by Jo Stafford. More songs with Russ Morgan, and Annette Funicello. Go to:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Start spreadin’ the news! Frank Sinatra kicks things off in this set with the theme from Martin Scorcese’s “New York, New York.” Lena Horne takes the stage next for the hit standard, “Stormy Weather,” followed up with Ray Charles as we “Hit the Road Jack,” and The Ames Brothers with a great Tommy Dorsey hit song. We’ll team up Nat King Cole with the great George Shearing for the song, “Let There Be Love.” Tony Bennett sings the lovely song, “Stranger in Paradise.” Then listen to the great comeback hit for Peggy Lee as she teams up with Randy Newman directing the orchestra for “Is That All There Is?” Enjoy some great big band with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra for “Take the “A” Train” and more instrumentals with Henry Mancini and Leroy Anderson. We’ll enjoy a little salsa with Dean Martin’s rendition of “Sway.” Hear some songs of heavenly bodies with Eydie Gorme singing, “Fly Me to the Moon” and Johnny Mathis with “Venus.” More songs with Patti Page, Perry Como, and a sentimental memory from The Kingston Trio. Listen on Radio George at: