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 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.