Monday, December 10, 2012

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.10.12

On The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: We start this hour with a great soulful piece, possibly one of Brook Benton's best. "Rainy Night In Georgia." Perry Como is next with his 1958 chart hit, "Magic Moments." Listen to an instrumental standard by jazzman Kai Winding that wound up a theme for what they called, a period, "mondo movie." Listen to the Ray Charles singers sing, "I Can't Stop Loving you." Enjoy a latin set with Engelbert Humperdinck, Kingston Trio, and Bert Kaempfert. Hear "Mambo Italiano" with Dean Martin. Hear Vikki Carr, Robert Goulet, and holiday favorites by Louis Armstrong, and Eartha Kitt. On....

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Barry Manilow kicks off this hour with a great song he wrote for Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Dinah Shore follows with a "nice" song. (dedicated to Burt Reynolds? :) Nelson Riddle plays a great TV Theme from "Route 66." Hear Nat King Cole's "That Sunday That Summer." Hear Perry Como sing about a latin dance that Papa and Mama loved. Barbra Streisand sings a tender song, "He Touched Me." Enjoy holiday favorites my Vaughn Monroe and Jimmy Durante. Hear Bobby Vee, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with "That's Life." The Ames Bros. follow up with a mid 50's fav. "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane." We get "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered" with Doris Day. Listen to a great big band that Doris spent some time with as lead vocalist, "Les Brown & His Band Of Renown." Hear Tony Bennett sing "Life Is A Song" with Count Basie. Listen to Louis Armstrong, Carole King, Steve Lawrence, Nat King Cole and more.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.3.12

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin leads off the hour with his signature 1964 hit that beat out the Beatles for the top chart position at the time. "That's Amore." Hear Henry Mancini as he plays a great Paul Anka hit composed for Johnny Carson. Listen to a little Ray Charles tribute with Ray himself and KC's Marilyn Maye. Hear Perry Como's "Dreamers Holiday", Doris Day's "It's Magic." Enjoy Judy Garland (Meet Me In St Louis Louie), Frank Sinatra, The Mills Brothers, Mel Torme and much more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney launches this hour with "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Then enjoy Bobby Darin as he performs "Beyond The Sea." Listen to a jazz standard that became one of the most requested dance songs of all time. "In The Mood." Gale Garnett sings her 1963 hit, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine." Hear a Frank Loesser Christmas favorite sung by Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer. Listen to Burl Ives, "Lavender Blue" from "so dear to my heart." Jack Jones, Patti Page, The Carpenters and lots more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with a rouser by Ella Fitzgerald, "Pick Yourself Up." Get on board The "Chattanooga Choo Choo" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hear Nat King Cole with his 1951 chart hit, "Too Young." Listen to Peggy Lee with "Hey Big Spender!" Hear Frank Sinatra croon, "Love The Second Time Around." Hear Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mathis, Engelbert Humperdinck and lot-sa more.