Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 25, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: An award winning song by Frank Sinatra kicks off this hour called, "High Hopes." Then we play some songs to help warm you up. Peggy Lee's "Fever" and The Ames Bros with, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." Then listen to Nat Cole's "That Sunday That Summer." Hear a good old Irish favorite by Bing Crosby, "Galway Bay." Enjoy a classic by Doris Day from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Hear Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk", Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Bert Kaempfert, Johnny Horton's "Sink The Bismark" and more!

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: This hour opens with a sweet song from 1953 by Nat King Cole, "Pretend." The Four Aces follow up with a great Harold Arlen song called, "Let's Fall In Love." Listen to a great film song with Judy Garland from the movie, "The Harvey Girls." Hear some great big band with Benny Goodman followed by Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft." Perry Como takes down his "soup and fish" with the Fontaine Sisters as they do a polka number called, "Hoop De Doo." Hear the Four Preps with "26 Miles", Ella Fitzgerald, Robert Goulet, Paul Mauriat and more.

The week on The Neon Beat, Juke 3: Dean Martin open this hour's set with "Just In Time." Then we do some "Jump Shoutin' and Boogie'in" with Barry Manilow. Listen to one of the great period ballad singers, Vic Damone with "An Affair To Remember." We take a trip down the mother road with Nat King Cole as we get our kicks on "Route 66." Listen to one of Patti Page's biggest chart hits, "The Tennessee Waltz." Hear Dionne Warwick's "I Say A Little Prayer", Tom Jones, Frankie Laine, The Lettermen and lots more.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 19, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: This hour of the NB kicks off with The King Of Swing, Benny Goodman with his radio show theme, "Let's Dance!" Nat King Cole follows up with his 1957 play for a rock n' roll hit called "Send For Me." Listen to Judy Collins sing a lovely Joni Mitchell song, "Both Sides Now." Hear Dennis Yost and The Classics 4 with one of their hits, "Spooky." Listen to Robert Goulet with his signature hit from Camelot. Enjoy a great song by Judy Garland, "I Got Rhythm." Hear Rose Clooney, Mel Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Tony Bennett opens this hour with a fun and flippant song called, "Firefly." We'll hear Sammy Davis Jr. do a period film song, ala Vegas, called, "On A Clear Day." (note the dated airline reference) Barbra Streisand sings a song written in part by Truman Capote called "A Sleeping Bee." Hear Glen Campbell's "Galveston." Enjoy some more film music by Henry Mancini, "the Pink Panther Theme." Hear two great trumpet players play some hit tracks. Al Hirt and Louis Armstrong. Listen to the Carpenters, Ray Charles, Trini Lopez and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Get your Elvis on as we launch this hour with Elvis Presley's "Wear My Ring." Marilyn Maye then kicks the show into higher gear with "Step To The Rear." Hear some great film music by The Mike Curb Congregation with the theme from a Clint Eastwood movie. Dean Martin sings, "Cry Like A Baby." Listen to Jimmie Rogers as he sings a song that is now the name for a Post breakfast cereal. Hear some great big band with Harry James. Listen to Burl Ives, Dusty Springfield, Nat King Cole, and lots more.

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 11, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra begins a latin set with "South of The Border" followed by Herb Alpert and The Kingston Trio. Hear one of the best ballad singers of the era singing "There I've Said It Again, " Mr. Vic Damone. We'll hear Kay Starr's, "Talking To The Man Upstairs." We'll play a great 1966 piano instrumental with Horst Jankowski as we take "A Walk In the Black Forest." Listen to a sultry Kris Kristofferson song sung by Sammi Smith, "Help Me Make It Thru The Night." Burl Ives sings "Little Bitty Tear." Hear Tony Bennett, Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra, Si Zentner, Engelbert Humperdinck, and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Perry Como kicks off this hour with his 1956 hit with the Ray Charles Singers, "Hot Diggity." Then,the RC Singers follow with their 1960 chart topper, "Love Me With All Your Heart." Listen to Rosemary Clooney with a song from "The Pajama Game." Nat King Cole croons a lovely song called, "Tenderly." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sings, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music." (make a joyful noise kids :) We'll play "Don't Sleep In The Subway" by Pet Clark. Hear Tony Bennett wtih Count Basie, Dean Martin, Fats Domino, The Platters and lot's mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters open this set with their biggest chart hit from 1955, "Sugartime." The Ames Brothers follow up with a vocal take on the old Charlie Barnett hit from the big band era. Hear Dean Martin's "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You." Listen to Frank Sinatra with a song from that 1961 Swingin' Session album, "S'posin." We'll play a song from a cult film of the 1960's, "Valley Of The Dolls." The theme sung by Dionne Warwick. Hear Patti Page, Oliver, Les Baxter, a tender island ballad by Harry Belafonte and more.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.4.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Opera-ettic voice of Ed Ames kicks off this hour with a powerful song from "Man Of La Mancha." Tony Bennett is next with the Mitch Miller gang singing a song from "Bye Bye Birdie." Get your "shoo be doo lang lang's" on with the Carpenters as they sing, "Yesterday Once More." Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle team up for the song, "It Was A Very Good Year." Listen to some classic Elmer Berstein with "Theme From The Magnificent 7" Hear Rosemary Clooney, The Everly Bros, Kay Starr, Roger Whittaker and more...

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee begins this hour with a steamin' version of "Come Back To Me." Les Baxter and his Capitol Records Orch. follows with "Wake the Town & Tell the People." Listen to Judy Garland sing "The Trolly Song." Nat King Cole warms things up remembering "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer." Hear some great big band with Glenn Miller and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra. Listen to Vic Damone, Dick Haymes, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Kay Starr's "Wheel Of Fortune" launches this hour followed up by Johnny Mathis singing, "Venus." Hear some 1963 film music from "Charade" with Henry Mancini. Enjoy some laughs listening to a 63 vinyl classic, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" with Allen Sherman. We'll take er "Nice N' Easy" with Frank Sinatra. Listen to a lovely rendition of the song, "Symphony" with Jo Stafford. Hear Nat King Cole's, "Our Love Is Here To Stay." We'll play Sammy Davis, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne and much more..
The Neon Beat is also heard on KCXL Kansas City, week nights from 6 to 8p and Sat. & Sun afternoons. On 1140 AM & FM 102.9.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.28.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with a Johnny Mercer song "Too Marvelous For Words" used in a 1937 WB film, Ready Willing & Able. Then listen to some good jazz with Anita O'Day and her rendition of "Taking A Chance On Love." Hear a New Orleans set with Fats Domino and Al Hirt. Listen to the late Patti Page singing, "Changing Partners." Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye with her signature hit, "Cabaret!" Introducing a new KC talent, Rob McHenry with a great Lou Rawls cover. Hear Frankie Laine, Wayne Newton, Peter Paul and Mary and much more...

On The Neon Beat this-a week, Juke 2: Robert Goulet kicks of this hour with his 1963 hit, "Summer Sounds." Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with his 1976 comeback hit, "After The Loving." Listen to Dusty Springfield sing her hit from the film Casino Royale, "The Look Of Love." Enjoy "An Evening In Roma" with Dean Martin. Listen to a 1961 standard, "Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert. The Four Lads sing a Broadway standard from West Side Story. Have your ID ready as we get "Busted" with Ray Charles. Hear Peggy Lee, Bent Fabric's "alley cat", Sergio Mendez and mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: This hour opens with a steamy number from GI Joe, "Make Love To Me." The Ames Bros follow up with a great Judy Garland/Harry James hit, "You Made Me Love You." Hear a 1951 chart hit for Nat King Cole, "Nature Boy." Dean Martin sings a 1965 song called, "In The Chapel In The Moonlight." Hear a tender ballad from Tony Bennett, "Love theme from The Sandpiper." Perry Como sings a song from "South Pacific." Listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Mills Bros, Bing Crosby & Satchmo. These and more at..

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.22.13

This week on The Neon Beat Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr. kicks off this hour with a Broadway hit from "Stop The World".."Someone Nice Like You." Hear Jackie DeShannon with "Put A Little Love In Your Heart." Listen to Frank Sinatra with a great Les Brown hit, "How Bout You?" Barbra Streisand sings "Second Hand Rose." Listen to a KC native sing his 1959 hit, "Primrose Lane," Mr. Jerry Wallace. Hear Tom Jones sing a great Mel Tillis hit, "Detroit City." Listen to the stirring voice of Tony Martin croon an old Eddy Howard hit, "To Each His Own." Hear The Lettermen, Jo Stafford & Johnny Mercer, Steve & Eydie and lotsa more.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 2: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong team up for some great dixieland with "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." Kay Starr follows for some fun admonition for you guys, "You Got Ta See Your Mama Every Night." Mel Torme sings a songbook fav. "All I Need Is The Girl." Hear the Ray Anthony Orch. belt out a TV theme from one of the most celebrated & parodied crime shows of all time, "Dragnet." Hear Tony Bennett's smooth take on "Strangers In Paradise." Nat Cole sings "Lush Life." The Crew Cuts, "Sh Boom." Listen to Andy Williams, Connie Stevens, Perry Como and more.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: This hour opens with a sweet Ames Brothers hit from 1953 based on an old German folk song. "You You You." A good old WW2 fav follows with The Andrews Sisters singing, "Rum and Coca Cola." Hear some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forest singing, "It's Been A Long Long Time." Listen to Phil Harris sing a song he did in a Disney film as Ballou the Bear. Hear a song right out of Stagedoor Canteen sung by Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman. Here Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and old folk fav with Johnny Horton and lots more. great listening at: