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: This hour we kick it off with one of Kay Starr's most beloved chart hits, "The Rock N' Roll Waltz." Then, we get our kicks on "Route 66" with the Nat King Cole trio. Johnny Mathis sings a song with an unknown "vapour girl" saying, "don't go" "What Will My Mary Say?" (apparently..dont go) Listen to Harry James with Helen Forrest singing, "I'm Beginning To See The Light." Al Hirt plays his 1964 hit, "Java." Hear Marilyn Maye's, "Cabaret." "Dream A Little Dream" with Satchmo and we do a little rat packin' with Sammy Davis Jr. and Dino, "Sam's Song" (quite funny!)
On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Vaughn Monroe launches this hour with his signature hit, "Racing With The Moon." The first lady of swing, Ella Fitz, follows with "It's Too Darned Hot!" Hear the Toronto quartet that introduced a rhythm and blues hit in the 1950's called "Sh Boom." Listen to Sinatra as he croons "All The Way." Hear Horst Jankowski's 1966 instrumental hit, "A Walk In The Black Forest." Enjoy Doris Day's "Everybody Loves A Lover," Robert Goulet, Big Crosby, Pat Boone, Elvis and more..
On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick this hour with a great pairing of Bette Midler & Barry Manilow doing an old Peggy Lee hit, "I Love Being Here With You." The Four Lads follow up with a feel good song from "Gypsy." Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck as he sings a song from a Brit film centered about Belsize Park in London. Hear Rose Clooney's 1951 chart hit song, "Comon' A My House." Shuffle pink with Henry Mancini's "the Pink Panther Theme." Hear Bobby Darin, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and MOre. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/