The blog home of John Christopher's The Neon Beat. A radio show featuring great music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. Featuring great artists that you know and love. Artists like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, The Lettermen, Henry Mancini, The Four Lads, Tony Bennett, Marilyn Maye, Percy Faith and Andy Williams.
the NEON BEAT this week, Jukebox 1: We kick it off with a Cole Porter
song by Ella Fitzgerald from "Kiss Me Kate." Frank Sinatra sings "I Get
A Kick Out Of You." Remember a 1956 chart buster by Gogi Grant, "The
Wayward Wind." You'll hear a "western" set featuring Vaughn Monroe,
Glen Campbell, and Loren Green. Judy Collins does a lovely rendition of
"Turn Turn Turn." Hear Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Petula
Clark and more.
The Neon Beat this week Juke 2: We open this set with a great old
Tommy Dorsey song done by The Ames Brothers, "Marie." Followed by a fun
song by "Satchmo" called "The Dummy Song." Peggy Lee sings a fun Cy
Coleman number called "Pass Me By." Nancy Sinatra leaves her troubles
in "Sugar Town." Tony Bennett poses the question, "If I Ruled The
World." Johnny Mathis sings "Misty". Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango,"
Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Sinatra and more.
The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: This hour opens with a uptempo
version of "Volare'" by Al Martino. Sarah Vaughan follows with a
broadway song from "Damn Yankees." Hear Mel Carter's "Band Of Gold."
The Rooftop Singers do a little Hootenanny with "Walk Right In." A
couple of "moon" songs with Frank Stinara & Dean Martin. Hear Pat
Boone's "April Love" Marilyn Maye, Peggy Lee, The Four Lads and mor.
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