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.
On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We kick this hour off with Marilyn Maye's 'Cabaret." It's followed with a 1950's chart hit for Jerry Wallace, "Primrose Lane." Frankie Laine sings one of his hit songs, "Rose Rose I Love You." "Too Marvelous For Words" performed by Sinatra. Hear one of our great era ballad singers, doing, "Younger Than Springtime." Mr. Vic Damone. Enjoy, The Lettermen, Ed Ames from "Man Of LaManchia", Henry Mancini, Lena Horne and more...
On the Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: We open with Dean Martin's "Chapel In The Moonlight." Then we open our songbooks to "When The Saints Go Marching In" by Al Hirt. Enjoy an iced tea "Sitting In The Sun" by Louis Armstrong. Hear Nat King Cole's version of "Lush Life." Also hear a big chart hit by Sarah Vaughan from 1959, that despite it's popularity, she regarded the song as "corney" Hear Wayne Newton, a fun pairing with Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney. and Lots more.
On The Neon Beat, Juke 3: This hour opens with "Summer Sounds" a 1963 hit by Robert Goulet. This is followed with a 1960's "space age" sweep featuring The Ames Brothers, Johnny Mathis, and The Tornados." It's "Yesterday Once More" with The Carpenters. We go "Walking to New Orleans" with Fat's Domino. And hear the Everly Brothers hit that was banned in Boston. Ella Fitzgerald, Engelbert Humperdinck and more..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/