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: 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.http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/