Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.25.12

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We kick off this week's NB with Peggy Lee's "Allright Ok You Win." Sinatra sings his version of "I'll Be Seeing You" backed by Nelson Riddle. Hear Kai Winding's 1963 instrumental hit, "More." Listen to Vaughn Monroe as he sings, "There I've Said It Again." Tony Bennett sings, "Fly Me To The Moon." Doris Day sings one of her hits that was inducted into the hall of fame in the 1990's, (about time eh?) "Secret Love." Hear Johnny Mercer, Vic Damone, and introducing Robert McHenry from KC. lot's more..
On the Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 2: This segment opens with a Cole Porter classic sung by Frank Sinatra, "I've Got You Under My Skin." Patti Page follows up with the female hit version of "Gentle On My Mind." Nat King Cole croons a great ol' Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Hear a 1950's fav by The Platters, "Twilight Time." Listen to a great piano player from Omaha, Nebraska play the theme from the 1966 film, "Born Free". Hear Anne Murray, Classics 4, Rick Nelson, Vikki Carr, and lots-a more.
On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: We open with a little hootenanny by the Rooftop Singers from 1963, "Walk Right In." Frank Sinatra pairs up with Keely Smith for "How Ya Fixed For Love Babe?" Hear a great TV theme by Nelson Riddle, "Theme From Route 66." Dino sings "Mambo Italiano." Connie Francis performs her first 1958 chart hit, "Who's Sorry Now." Hear Patti Page, Johnny Mathis (Gina), The McGuire Sisters and lots more.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.17.12

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We begin the hour with a Melody Of Love by The Ames Bros. Al Martino follows with "Volare'" Connie Francies sings a title number from a 1961 film, "Where The Boys Are." Vic Damone croons a hit from the film, "My Fair Lady." Peggy Lee puts a little salza in her music with "Tomorrow's Good Enough For Me." (a gal of my heart there) Frankie Valli sings his hit, "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You." Hear Dionne Warwick, The Lettermen, Perry Como and MORE!

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: We launch this set with the king of mambo doing "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White." Frank Sinatra croons his hit, "Strangers In The Night" The lovely Jo Stafford sings a song from "South Pacific." Perry Como sings a song about that city with the "greenest green you've ever seen." Engelbert Humperdinck perform his great chart hit, "The Last Waltz." Hear Brook Benton, Glenn Miller, Marilyn Maye and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off the hour with a chart hit by Tony Bennett, "Rags To Riches." After Tony enjoy an overnight hit from the 70's sung by Roger Whittaker, "The Last Farewell." Hear Ella Fitzgerald swing out with "I Got Rhythm." Matt Monro, the English gentleman, sings his chart hit, "My Kind Of Girl." Nat King Cole sings an old Johnny Ray hit, "Walking My Baby Back Home." Hear, Patti Page, Jerry Costanzo, Gene Pitney's "Liberty Valence" and more.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.10.12

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Ray Charles opens Juke 1 with a "Halleluja" that wound up raising a few hackles with the "religious conservatives" of the day. (how things have changed...) Sarah Vaughan follows it up with a period Broadway favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants." Louis Armstrong toots and sings "Mame." Hear the horn of Harry James with Helen Forest singing, "I'm Beginning To See the Light." Frank Sinatra sings a lovely hit song called, "Love's Been Good To Me. Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, Billy Holiday and more.

On The Neon Beat This Week, Juke 2: We kick it off with "Help Yourself" by Tom Jones. Then enjoy "A Wonderful Time Up There" with Pat Boone. Della Reese sings her 1959 hit, "Don't You Know." Dean Martin croons "Under The Bridges of Paris." Enjoy a little western set with Glen Campbell, followed by a gunfighter tale from the Ponderosa by Loren Green. Let's do "The Rock N' Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr. Hear Lou Rawls, Chad & Jeremy, Gale Garnett, Vic Damone and more.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Ella Fitzgerald turns up the temp with a song form "Kiss Me Kate." Bobby Darin follows up with his hit, "Beyond The Sea." Hear the Nat King Cole song that defined an era, "Unforgettable." We'll play Dean Martin's "That's Amore" and a great Big Band take on the song "S' Wonderfu" with Les Brown and Doris Day. Hear Bruce Channel with "Hey Baby." Andy Williams, Ketty Lester, Frank Sinatra and more!

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.4.12

This week on The Neon Beat on Jukebox 1: Frank Sintara opens with a sing-a-long tune, "When Your Smiling." The Lettermen follow up with the 1950's hit, "Shangri La." Hear a bouncy Broadway tune sung by Dionne Warwick, "Promises Promises." Al Martino sings his lovely hit song, "Mary In the Morning." And "It's Now Or Never" with Elvis. Hear a beautiful hit song, sung entirely in French, by Robert Goulet..."Autumn Leaves." (Understand it or not, the flute gives it away.) And "Get Your Kicks On Route 66" with Nat King Cole. Lots more..right cheer!
This week on The Neon Beat, Juke 2: Tony Bennett opens this hour with the Count Basie Orchestra singing a song bout that "Toddlin' Town." The Ames Bros follow up with a peppy version of "Slow Boat To China." Hear Nat King cole with a Fats Waller hit, "Ain't Misbehaving." Hear one of Bobby Darin's top hits, "Dream Lover." Listen then to the beckoning voice of Julie London singing "Black Coffee." Hear Frank & Nancy Sinatra with "Somethin' Stupid." Dean Martin, Jo Stafford, Andy Williams, Doris Day and more.

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: We open with a great "atttitude" song by Peggy Lee. A little march called "Pass Me By." Tony Bennett follows with his hit, "Firefly." Hear a couple of songs with that Mancini magic. "The Pink Panther Theme" and the melodic "Theme From The Thornbirds" Matt Monro sings a lovely version of "Ebb Tide." Sinatra croons, "Tell Her You Love Her." Ella Fitzgerald sings a song from "Kiss Me Kate. Robert Goulet, Tom Jones, Elvis and more.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.27.12

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como launches the set with the Fontane Sisters singing a polka number, "Hoop Dee Doo." After that, we play a Benny Goodman, Fletch Henderson arrangment of "Down South Camp Meeting." Hear The Chordettes with thier number one vocal fav, "Mr. Sandman." Tony Bennett sings, "If I Ruled The World." Canadian Jazz-gal, Diana Krall sings a great Harold Arlen song. Lenny Welch, Steve and Eydie, Andre Previn's "Like Young." (thankya Max!) and much more.

On The Neon Beat dis week, Jukebox 2: The Ames Bros & Les Brown kick off the hour with "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." Dinah Washington follows that opener with her take on "Destination Moon." Hear Johnny Mathis with his no. 1 chart hit, "Wonderful Wonderful." Nat Cole sings a great Duke Ellington standard. Tap your toes to Marilyn Maye's, "Step To The Rear." Hear Andy William's 1963 charting hit, "Can't Get Used To Losing You." Percy Faith, The New Christy Minstrels, Bing Crosby and more.

On The Neon Beat this week: Juke 3 opens with a Petula Clark hit, "My Love." Glen Campbell follows with a great Jimmy Webb song that Rolling Stone mag. called one of the top 500 songs of all time. Hear Sinatra with "Witchcraft." Ella Fitzgerald with "All By Myself." Buddy Greco sings a song heard in the TV series, "Pan Am." Vic Damone, Henry Mancini, Peggy Lee's, "The Doodlin Song." The Playmates, "Beep Beep." These and much more.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.20.12

On The Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 1: Juke 1 opens with a great Harold Arlen song done by The Four Aces. Bette Midler follows up with a WW2 Andrews Sisters hit, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (on steroids) Then we do a little "Jumping At The Woodside" with Benny Goodman. Hear the King of mambo do his original "Mambo Number 5." Mr. Perez Prado. Listen to Frank Sinatra and the kids sing, "High Hopes." Catch some honey in the horn with Al Hirt. Marilyn Maye, Louis Armstrong, Jo Stafford and lots more. Yowzah!! 

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Platters kick off juke 2 with their number one hit "Only You." Trini Lopez follows up with a 1962 song about a great midwest city of fountains. Hear a song by Jimmie Rodgers that became the name and jingle for a Post breakfast cereal. Patti Page sings "The Tennessee Waltz." Hear Nat Cole's "Rambling Rose" from 1962. Hear a theme song from a Clint Eastwood film sung by The Mike Curb Congregation. Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddy Fisher and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: This hour starts with a swingin' Frank Sinatra singing, "You Make Me Feel So Young." Barry Manilow reunites the Association for a great combo of "Cherish" & "Windy." Hear Connie Francis sing a song used in the TV soundtrack, "Pan Am." Sammy Davis Jr performs "I've Gotta Be Me." Doris Day, The Four Lads, Nat Cole's "Pretend" and lots more.