Monday, December 15, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.15.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Georgia Gibbs takes the stage with a fun little 50's diddy called, "Tweedle Dee." Frank Sinatra is next with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra, "You Make Me Fell So Young." Enjoy some smooth Johnny Mathis singing, "Small World" ( the Disney version) Jo Stafford teams up with her husband Paul Weston directing his orchestra for "the Gentleman Is A Dope." Nat King Cole croons a Fats Waller standard. Hear Sammy Davis Jr. with his 1968 hit, I've Gotta Be Me." We'll play The Chordettes, "Mister Sandman." Hear Al Hirt's "Cotton Candy", Engelbert Humperdinck, Benny Goodman, The McGuire Sisters, and a holiday fav from Tony Bennett. Merry Christmas kids!! It's all at..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole begins this hour with his 1962 country hit, "Ramblin' Rose." Peggy Lee marches a little "attitude" with her song, "Pass Me By." Ella Fitzgerald sings a great Cole Porter standard. We team up Barry Manilow with The Association with two of the group's highest charting songs. Enjoy Judy Collins with her hit version of a Joni Mitchell song, "Both Sides Now." Listen to a good old O.C Smith song, "Little Green Apples." Great instruments by Bert Kaempfert, Raymond Lefevre, and Zim Zemerel. We'll spin records by Kitty Kallen, the Four Aces, Ray Conniff, Dusty Springfield and more. See the playlists leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Trini Lopez begins this great set with a salsa version of a period folk song, "Lemon Tree." Next, we get "Shanghai'd" with Doris Day. Enjoy a seasonal favorite with Jimmy Durante with "Frosty." Sarah Vaughan sings a 1959 chart hit that she actually found "corny." Louis Prima performs a razzy version of "I've Got You Under My Skin" with Keely and the band. Tom Jones sings a Mel Tillis hit song called, "Detroit City." Enjoy a Christmas wish from KC's Koko Conley. Hear Fats Domino, Kay Starr, Wayne Newton's "Danke Shoen" Actress Marilyn Monroe and more.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.8.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sarah Vaughan kicks off this great set with a good ol' jazz standard, "How High The Moon." Tony Bennett jumps in with a song about that windy city performed with Count Basie. Hear the Vogues with a working song called, "5 O'clock World." Listen to some folk performed by the Australian group, "the Seekers." Enjoy some spontaneous fun with Louis Prima and Keely Smith as we "Jump Jive and Wail." We'll spin what was a huge 1966 hit for Frank & Nancy Sinatra called, "Something Stupid." Vic Damone croons the lovely ballad, "Laura." Peggy Lee will sing a little diddy called "A Doodling Song." Hear Glen Campbell, Julie Andrews, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole with a song about the mother road. Lots more:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Fontane Sisters launch this hour w
ith their 1955 hit, "Hearts Of Stone." Frank Sinatra and the kids sing a 1959 Oscar winning song from the film, "A Hole In the Head." Listen to a lovely version of a song from "South Pacific" sung by Jo Stafford. We'll get light on our feet with Fred Astaire as he taps and sings a song from "Top Hat." Barbra Streisand performs a song she has described as one of her very favorites. "A Sleeping Bee." Nat King Cole and the trio play a great old Duke Ellington standard. Hear a Christmas folk favorite sung by Tom Paxton. We'll team up Bing and Satchmo, grab our poles and "Go Fishin." Listen to Harry James, Doris Day, Elvis Presley and more. Leave comments see the lists at"

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with some late 1960's gold. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap with "Over You." Connie Francis takes the mic next with song from an album featuring a selection of music from the TV series, "Pan Am." Nat King Cole croons a 1953 hit called, "Pretend." Hear KC's Marilyn Maye with a jazzy seasonal version of "Mistletoe and Holly." We team up Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby for a Cole Porter song from "High Society." Enjoy some Burt Bacharach/Hal David sung by Dionne Warwick. Instrumental hits by Andre Previn, and Vince Guaraldi. Hear Eydie Gormet's "Blame it on The Bossa Nova", Glen Campbell's "Galveston," Mac Davis, Brenda Lee and more. go to:

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.1.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lady Ella Fitzgerald launches this fun set with a skat-in' version of the song, "Blue Skies." The great Mario Lanza is next with a song from the film, The Great Caruso. Sing along with Nat King Cole and the Ralph Carmichael Chorus with "All Over The World." The Mike Curb Congregation sings an early 1970's song from the film, "Kelly's Heros." We get our "shooby doo lang lang's on with Karen and Richard Carpenter. Laugh a little with a seasonal favorite by Pearl Baily. "5 Pound Box O' Money." We'll do a bit o' Rat Packin' with Frank, Sammy, and Dino. Great instrumentals by Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and The Pets. Hear Jo Stafford, The Four Lads, Cathy Carr's "Ivory Tower." and more. all on..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark get's things started in this hour with her hit song, "My Love." Armando "Buddy" Greco takes the mic next for a little Vegas take on an old Victor Young film hit. Robert Goulet sings a sentimental holiday favorite, "No Place Like Home For the Holidays." Nati King Cole sings a sweeping song backed by the Les Baxter Orchestra called, "To The Ends Of The Earth." Simon and Garfunkel sing one of their greatest hits (amoung many) "Scarborough Fair" Frank Sinatra sings a swingin' version of "When Your Smiling." Patti Page performs what was an unexpected 1957 hit handed to her by a fan, "Old Cape Cod." Hear Frankie Laine, Paul Mauriat, Peggy Lee, and much more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with Henry Mancini with the theme from "The Tonight Show." Then we take a trip to the moon with Dinah Washington. Listen to Frank Sinatra brew up a little "Witchcraft." Hear the Marvelous Mariilyn Maye with her rousing take of a great Dave Brubeck song. We'll enjoy a little British invasion favorite with Peter and Gordon prayin' for a little breeze. Enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Glen Gray. Robert Goulet croons a lovely old ballad from a 1947 movie starring Tyrone Power called The Razor's Edge, "Mamselle." Listen to Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Patti Page, Sergio Mendez and many more. go to..

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.24.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We kick off this great set with some period folk with The Rooftop Singers, "Walk Right In." Robert Goulet follows next with a song from the film, "Little Me." Steve and Eydie hook up for a great big band standard, "Green Eyes." Bing Crosby sings a snappy Decca 78 favorite, "Sioux City Sue." Listen to some great big band with Benny Goodman with Helen Ward, Harry James, and Les Brown with Doris Day. Nat King Cole croons a lovely Hoagy Carmichael standard, "Stardust." Engelbert Humperdinck sings his first hit record to cross the pond in 1967, "Release Me." Hear Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By." Listen to Bobby Darin, Pat Boone, The Lettermen and much more. Click on.. Have a great Thanksgiving!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The English Seafarer, Roger Whittaker opens this hour with "New World In The Morning." Petula Clark is next with "Happy Heart." We team up Buddy Clark with Doris Day for a late 40's hit favorite, "Love Somebody." Swing with Ella Fitzgerald with a great Cole Porter song from "Kiss me Kate." Great male groups like The Four
Freshmen and The Ames Brothers. Listen to Ketty Lester's 1962 hit song "Love Letters." Bette Midler hooks up with Barry Manilow for a song from an album dedicated to Peggy Lee. Hear Frank Sinatra's "Tell Her You Love Her." Hear Perry Como, Harry Belefonte, and more. See the playlists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Pat Boone launches this set with a theme to a film starring Pat and Shirley Jones, "April Love." Peggy Lee takes the stage with a sassy song called, "Alright, Ok, You Win!" Vic Damone croons a lovely song from "South Pacific." Anne Murray performs her 1970 hit song, "Snowbird." Listen to an award winning song for both singer and orchestra for that year. Frank Sinatra sings, "Love's Been Good To Me. Hear Billie Holiday with "Just One More Chance." Louis Armstrong sings the theme song from "Mame." Hear the Vogues, Glen Campbell, Ferranti and Teicher, Jimmy Dean's "PT 109", Bobby Vee and more. Here em at..

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.18.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this set with a Broadway favorite sung by Dionne Warwick, "Promises Promises." Ray Charles takes mic next with a "Halleluja and I Love Her So." Sarah Vaughan performs a lovely ballad under the direction of Quincy Jones, "Eternally." We'll play Tony Bennett's signature hit song, "I Left My Heart In SF." Enjoy a 1950's set with The Everly Brothers, Shelly Fabares, and the Platters. Hear Perry Como's jazzy take on the old song, "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." Listen to a romantic seafaring song of love from 1975 sung by Roger Whittaker. Classic folk by the Brothers Four. Peggy Lees' "Tomorrow Is Good Enuf For Me." Hear Kai Winding's 1963 instrumental hit "More." Eydie Gormet, The Cascades, Patti Page and more. Hear em at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The English gentleman, Matt Monro opens this set with his 1961 hit, "My Kind Of Girl." Listen to Karen and Richard Carpenter with, "Only Yesterday." One of the hottest acts of the 1960's and 70's, Mr. Tom Jones sings, "Help Yourself." Dean Martin performs his signature song from the film, "The Caddy." Hear Della Reese with her 1959 single hit, "Don't You Know." Frank Sinatra cha cha's thru a Cuppa Joe with "The Coffee Song." Hear the Fleetwoods with "Come Softly To Me." Glen Campbell sings a tender ballad to the Everyday Housewife. Hear Etta James "These Foolish Things." Nelson Riddle, Kay Starr, Rick Nelson and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra teams up with Keely Smith for a romp called, "How Ya Fixed For Love?" Then tap your feet and sing along with Marilyn Maye with her signature hit, "Step To The Rear." Vic Damone sings a snappy fun song from "Pal Joey." Listen to Doris Day sing a lovely tune from the 1953 film, "Calamity Jane." Then we do a little "Mambo Italiano" with ol' Dean Martin. Hear a new Kansas City voice perform a lovely Lou Rawls cover..Rob McHenry sings "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." Connie Francis performs a movie song from "Where The Boys Are." Enjoy Tony Bennett with a lovely ballad from "The Flower Drum Song." Nancy Wilson, Kay Starr, some great big band by Benny Goodman and more. all at...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.4.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Trini Lopez starts things up with a salsa treatment of a great folk tune, "Lemon Tree." Rosemary Clooney picks it up with "April In Paris." Nat King Cole warms things up as we remember "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer." Sammy Davis Jr joins up with Count Basie to do a great old Peggy Lee hit. Hear Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle from his "Swingin Session" album." Mama Cass Elliot sings out a sweet memory, "Dream A Little Dream Of Me." Hear the New Seekers, "Look What They Done To My Song." Tony Bennett, Bill Pursell, Marty Robbins and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this hour with a fun song from "Kiss Me Kate." Pat Boone follows with one of his hit film songs, "Friendly Persuasion." Listen to Matt Monro sing a song from a James Bond movie, "From Russia With Love." Perry Como sings a hit song backed up by a group called The Ramblers, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." Nat King Cole croons a lovely Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Spin them hips with Georgia Gibbs', as we do "The Hula Hoop Song." Great instrumentals from Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and Eddie Heywood. Hear the Mills Brothers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis and many more. See the playlists leave comments: (and pay no attention to the guy behind the curtain.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tommy Edwards launches this set with his 1958 chart hit, "It's All In the Game." Frank Sinatra fills the ol' speakers next with a great Harold Arlen song, "Lets Fall In Love." Ella Fitzgerald swings out with a pick-me-up number by Jerome Kern. Enjoy a sweeping 1975 breath of fresh air from Roger Whittaker, "The Last Farewell." Barbra Streisand sings a song from Disney's "Pinnochio." Al Hirt toots some great Big EZ jazz with a piece written by RCA's Floyd Cramer. We'll play Bobby Darin, Nancy Sinatra's "Boots", Andy Williams, Bing and Gary Crosby, Patti Page, The Ink Spots and more. All at...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.27.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Caterina Valente storms onto the stage with her sweeping version of an old Xavier Cugat hit, "The Breeze and I." Tony Bennett is next with his story of "Rags To Riches." Peggy Lee sings a little marching lark called, "Pass Me By." Enjoy Gale Garnett's signature 1963 hit called, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine." The New Christy Minstrels sing some period folk with "Green Green." Hear a snappy version of "Up A Lazy River" with Bobby Darin. Sarah Vaughan performs a jazzy song from one of her many jazz sessions with Quincy Jones. Frank Sinatra sings a song from his "Swinging Sesson" album with Nelson Riddle, "My Blue Heaven." Laugh a little with an Allen Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." Dean Martin, Henry Mancini, Perry Como and lots more. Listen at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr kicks off this hour with a feel good song from 1953 "Side by Side." Frank Sinatra fills the speakers next with "I Got The World On A String." Eartha Kitt sings a song from a 1952 review that's "so good." Nat King Cole sings a song with the Les Baxter Orchestra. A sweeping version of "To The Ends Of The Earth." Bing Crosby croons a 1950 hit ala Stephen Foster called, "Dear Hearts and Gentle People." Hear instrumental hits by Glen Gray, David Rose, and Hugo Winterhalter. Enjoy a little rock n' roll hit called "Runaround Sue" by Dion. "Deep Purple" with Nino and April. Enjoy some classic folk with Peter
Paul and Mary. Brenda Lee, Johnny Horton and lots more. See the playlists, leave comments at ...

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Peggy Lee launches this set with a cut from her Big Spender album, "Come Back To Me." Vic Damone follows next with a Broadway song from West Side Story." We'll do a Rat Pack set beginning with Dean Martin singing his hit from Oceans 11, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head." Followed with Sammy Davis and then, Frank Sinatra's "All the Way." Then we play a requested artist from the 1930's. Mildred Bailey sings one of her signature songs, "Rockin' Chair." (thar ya go Todd) Robert Goulet sings his song as Sir Lancelot from "Camelot." The Playmates do their 1958 romp, "Beep Beep", Listen to Perry Como, Etta James, Connie Francis and more. all at..