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..

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.20.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Nat King Cole trio gets this set underway with an old Duke Ellington standard, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The Mills Brothers are next with a fun rendition of a song called, "Cielito Lindo" Hear some great Woody Herman big band with "The Woodchopper's Ball." Listen to a swinging Bobby Darin version of "I Got Rhythm." Hear some mo' rhythm, specifically "Bossa Nova" as sung by Eydie Gormet. Listen to Bert Kaempfert's 1961 chart hit, "Wonderland By Night." Hear Frank and Nancy Sinatra with their 1967 hit, "Something Stupid." (error here...I also have it listed in Jukebox 2, nope. Frank and Nancy will be solo in Juke 2.) Hear Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark, Bobby Vinton and more. all on..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney start this sucker up with an invite to "Come To The Mardis Gras." Nat King Cole kicks it into high gear with an uptempo version of a great jazz standard, "Avalon." Hear the tight harmony of a one-hit-wonder group from 1958. The Poni Tails with "Born Too Late." Listen to a lovely ballad from the play, "I Do, I Do" sung by Ed Ames. Enjoy some classic folk by Peter Paul and Mary, "Blowing In The Wind." Frank and Nancy Sinatra sing their smash hit, "Something Stupid." Hear Sammy Davis with The Mike Curb Congregation, "The People Tree" Henry Mancini's theme from the film "Charade." Dionne Warwick, Glen Campbell, Bobby Sherman and lots more. See past lists, leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with a cut from his "Come Fly With Me" album, "April In Paris." Hear strollin' remix of a great Patsy Cline hit, "Walking After Midnight" from the film, Sweet Dreams. Listen to Nat King Cole with a lush rendition of a great Hoagy Carmichael standard. Tony Bennett sings a lovely song from the motion picture, "the Sandpiper." We'll play a 1965 chart hit from "The Seekers." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Bob Hope for a romp from one of their "road" movies. We'll play some "Music To Watch Girls By" by The Bob Crewe Generation. The Drifters, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr, Rick Nelson and more. all at..

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.14.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dinah Washington begins this set with a song from Guys and Dolls, "If I Were A Bell." Tony Bennett is next with "Stranger In Paradise." Brook Benton holds the gospel gun with the song, "Shadrach." Listen to America's sweetheart, Annette, with "Pineapple Princess." Enjoy a big sky western set with Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, and a Film theme from "The Sons Of Katie Elder." Hear Billie Holiday sing, "All Of Me." Nat King Cole sings, "LOVE." Hear a TV theme as Sammy Davis Jr, sings "The Theme from "Baretta." Buddy Knox, Patti Page and more. All at.. Have a good week !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The McGuire Sisters launch this set with "Somethings Gotta Give!" Pat Boone is next with one of his many 1950's chart hits, "Love Letters In the Sand." Listen to Frank Sinatra sing a song from the 1961 film, "Pocketful Of Miracles." Enjoy a smooth Kris Kristofferson song sung by Sammi Smith, "Help Me Make It Thru The Night." Nat King Cole teams up with The Four Knights for, "If I May." Pop instrumentals by the T-Bones, Roger Williams, Felix Slatkin, and Leroy Anderson. Hear Perry Como, the Chordettes, Kingston Trio and more. Leave comments see the lists at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Georgia Gibbs puckers up into this set with a "Kiss Of Fire." Next, a one hit wonder sung by a man named Graham Pulleyblank from Eastbourne, England. Watch out for those "Little Arrows." Tony Bennett performs his signature hit about that city by the bay. Dean Martin prays for a good crop of grapes as he sings, "Little Ol' Wine Drinker." Great instrumentals with The Glenn Miller Orch, Perez Prado, Raymond Lefevre and Zim Zemarel. Louis Armstrong sings a song from "Mame" Frank Sinatra, "Softly As I Leave You", Dion and The Belmonts, Dionne Warwick and more. go to..

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10-7-14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra get's the show underway with the theme from Martin Scorcese's, "New York, New York." We follow up with a more recent film theme from "Good Night and Good Luck" sung by Dianne Reeves. Listen to Helen Reddy sing a song from the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.."I Don't Know How To Love Him." Tony Bennett affirms, "the Best Is Yet To Come." (yeth-thir!) We'll play the signature song of an era, "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole." Instrumentals by Glen Gray, Al Hirt, and James Last." We'll do a little dreamboat rockin' with Kay Starr. Jo Stafford, Bobby Goldsboro, Sergio Mendez and many more.. Go to..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Knights launch this set with a 1950's hit, "I Get So Lonely" (Oh Baby Mine) Frank Sinatra is next with a songbook standard, "The Lady Is A Tramp." Hear The Platters with "Harbour Lights." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney to sing a great big band standard. Dean Martin performs a toe tapping version of "Powder Your Face With Sunshine." Hear Tony Bennett's "I Wanna Be Around." Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely ballad called, "Eternally." A lovely film instrumental by Andre Previn. A "Raunchy" instrumental by Bill Justice. Perry Como, The Four Freshmen, Statler Brothers and more. See past lists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones kicks off this hour with "Help Yourself." The great New Orleans trumpet of Al Hirt is next with "Java." Ella Ftizgerald sings a version of "Blue Skies" from the Pan Am soundtrack. We'll go 'Swinging Down The Lane" with Frank Sinatra. Sarah Vaughan performs a song from the play, "Damn Yankees" Enjoy a little Texas standard as we go "Across The Alley From The Alamo" sung by The Mills Brothers. Perry Como sings his great 70's comeback hit.  "It's Impossible." Listen to Nat King Cole, Keely Smith, Harry Belafonte and lots more. All at..