Monday, April 29, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.29.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Anita O'Day opens this hour with some west coast jazz, "Let's Face The Music & Dance." Dean Martin and the Four Lads are next with a great Frank Loesser song, "Standing On The Corner." Ella Fitzgerald follows up with "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Then enjoy some rat pack fun with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, as they do a couple of takes of, "Me And My shadow." Hear some great big band with Les Brown's "Leap Frog", Vic Damone, The McGuire Sisters, Dionne Warwick and much mo.. at: Have a great week kids!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney blasts on to your speaker with a rousing version of "Everything's Coming Up Roses." (Rosie) The Mike Curb Congregation sings a theme from a period Clint Eastwood film. Hear Johnny Mathis, "What Will My Mary Say?" Tony Bennett sings "The Best Is Yet To Come." We'll play the one hit wonder record from 1958 for Art and Dotty Todd, "Chanson D' Amour." Hear Dean Martin's "Memories Are Made Of This", Bruce Chanel's "Hey Baby," Eydie Gormet, Sinatra and moe..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sarah Vaughan kicks off this hour with "How High The Moon." Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with a romantic comeback hit from 1978, "After The Loving." Laugh a little with the great Phil Harris with his novelty hit, "44 Sycamore." Frank Sinatra jumps in there with "Can I Steal A Little Love." We go up a "Lazy River" with Oklahoman, Kay Starr. Hear Tony Bennett's "I Wanna Be Around", The Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and lots more. Go to..

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.22.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve and Eydie launch this set with a great Glenn Miller hit, "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo." Sammy Davis Jr sings a song from the play, "Stop The World, I Wanna Get Off." Listen to the lovely Jo Stafford sing "Symphony." Dean Martin sings his signature hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody." Pack your bags and hear "Come Fly With Me" sung by Frank Sinatra. Natalie Cole sings a great Ella Fitz standard, "A Tisket, A Tasket." Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman doing "Jumping At The Woodside." Hear The Mills Bros, Johnny Mathis' "Misty," Robert Goulet, Neil Diamond and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Tom Jones kicks off this hour with "Daughter Of Darkness." Herb Alpert follows with some 1967 film music from "Casino Royale." Listen to a Cole Porter selection by Tony Bennett, "Night & Day." Perry Como sings the song about the dance that Papa loved. (Mama too) We'll play a requested number by Gene Kelly, "Singing In the Rain." Bette Midler sings a Peggy Lee hit called "Allright Ok You Win!" And we'll bring in Peggy with "Big Spender." Listen to Matt Monro, Engelbert Humperdinck, Della Reese and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Ella Fitzgerald opens this set with an uptempo Irving Berlin song, "Pick Yourself Up." Sammy Davis Jr. and the Mike Curb Congregation perform a song from Willy Wonka that you can taste. Enjoy some instrumental selections from Frank Mills and Si Zentner. Hear "Small World" by Johnny Mathis. A lovely piece by Nat King Cole, "Our Love Is Here To Stay." A great Jerome Kern selection by the Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Listen to The Lettermen, Dean Martin's "Houston", Kay Starr, Sinatra and more. go to... 

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.15.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Patti Page launches this hour with a playful song of redemption from "The Pajama Game." Nat King Cole is next with an old Johnny Ray hit called "Walking My Baby Back Home." Listen to Frank Sinatra croon a favorite torch song called "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning." Ella Fitzgerald sings "I got Rhythm!" We'll climb aboard a butterfly with a "Dreamers Holiday" with Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters." And this hour we pay tribute to the passing of Annette Funicello with several of her hit singles. Hear Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, and Marilyn Monroe with Mel Torme with "My Heart Belongs To Daddy." All at... Enjoy!

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: The Crew Cuts launch this hour with their signature hit, "Sh Boom." Frank Sinatra croons his great romantic single, "Strangers In The Night." We'll enjoy some period folk music with The Kingston Trio and Judy Collins. Enjoy a little "Doodlin' Song" with Peggy Lee. We'll team up Ella Fitzgerald with Satchmo for an Irving Berlin favorite from "Top Hat," "Isn't It A Lovely Day." We'll also laugh a little and pay tribute to a great improvisational stand up comedian who passed last week, "Jonathan Winters. Hear Perry Como, Nat Cole, Bobby Vinton, The Four Preps and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with a Hoagy Charmichael song sung by Rosemary Clooney backed by Harry James. Vaughn Monroe follows up with his signature hit, "Racing With The Moon." Listen to Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover." Hear Doris Day's 1958 chart toe tapper called, "Everybody Loves A Lover" followed with Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa. Hear some great instrumental selections with Glen Gray performing "Begin The Beguine" and Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango." Listen to Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.10.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr rolls out this hour with an uptempo blues/jazz standard taken from one of her best albums, "Night Train." Frank Sinatra follows up with a little "Witchcraft." Listen to Harry James with a big band standard sung by Helen Forest, "I've Heard That Song Before." Hear a lovely piece performed by Jo Stafford with Paul Weston's Orch (her husband), "You Belong To Me." Rise up for that "great gettin' up morning" with Louis Armstrong's "When The Saints Go Marching In." Hear Dean Martin's "Chapel In The Moonlight", Tony Bennett's "Sing You Sinners!", Connie Francis, Jack Jones and mo' Join in the gatherin'!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como kicks off the hour with one of his stabs at picking up the new up & coming beat of the day..rock n' roll. Perry's 1955 hit called "Tina Marie." Peggy Lee follows with her signature 1958 chart buster, "Fever." Hear the great New Orleans trumpet of Al Hirt playing "Cotton Candy." Vic Damone sings a song from the Broadway play, "Pal Joey." Make way for the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hear Tony Bennett & Count Basie perform a song about that "toddlin' town." Hear The Lettermen, Al Martino, Dionne Warwick and more.

On The Neon Beat this week Juke 3: We open this hour with a little salsa version of "Sway" with Prez Prado and Rosemary Clooney. Then we enjoy a Broadway selection with the Four Lads, "Together Wherever We Go." Hear Bobby Darin's classic 1959 hit, "Mack The Knife" Frank Sinatra sings a tender song called "Cycles" from the pen of Rod McKuen. Some instrumental gold from Herb Alpert & the TJB, Horst Jankowski's "Walk In The Black Forest", "Hank" Mancini's "Mr. Lucky." A James Bond set with Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. These and more including your congenial host's comments and observations. :)

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.1.13

On The Neon Beat his week, Jukebox 1: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches juke 1 with her 1952 hit song, "Side By Side." The boys from Boston, (The Ames Brothers) sing a "Melodie' D' Amour." Vic Damone sings a song from the film "My Fair Lady." We get our "Moonglow" on with Doris Day. Laugh a little with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope from one of the "road movies" as they sing, "Put It There Pal." We'll turn up the thermostat with Ella Fitzgerald as she sings, "It's Too Darned HOT!" Hear Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin." Listen to Sammy Davis, Robert Goulet, Lou Rawls, Debbie Reynolds, and a lot more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Platters open up this hour with "Twilight Time." Enjoy a little salsa with Perez Prado's "Patricia" and Peggy Lee's "L8R Is Good Enough For Me." Perry Como remembers some "Magic Moments" with his 1958 charting hit. Listen to Nat King Cole croon a great old Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Connie Francis sings the theme to a period film called, "Where The Boys Are." Recall songs from tales of the western gunfighters with Hugo Montenegro, Loren Green and Gene Pitney. Hear Mel Torme, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Patti Page starts this great set with her female version of the John Hartford hit, "Gentle On My Mind." Then listen to some classic film music with Henry Mancini, "Darling Lili." Enjoy Tony Bennett with a lush arrangement of "Love Look Away." Dean Martin and the chorus do "Mambo Italiano." Hear one of E. Humperdinck's big charting hits, "Release Me." Bette Midler & Barry Manilow team up with a Peggy Lee hit, "I Love Being Here With You." Listen to Brook Benton, McGuire Sisters, Nat King Cole, Vikki Carr and lots more.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.25.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Roger Whittaker's beautiful 1975 hit opens this set with, "The Last Farewell." We'll hear Karen and Richard Carpenter with "Only Yesterday" followed by a lovely ballad to the American housewife by Glen Campbell. We'll hear what one reviewer called "the perfect theatre song" sung by Rosemary Clooney, "April In Paris." Hear some fun live big band with Count Basie and Ted Williams, "Smack Dab In The Middle." Hear Tennessee Ernie Ford's great chart hit from the coal mines of Kentucky as he sings, "Sixteen Tons." Listen to Kay Starr, Bobby Vinton, Nat King Cole, Bobby Goldsboro and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Engelbert Humperdinck launches this hour with his great chart hit, "The Last Waltz." Then we get our hootenanny on with a 1963 hit from The Rooftop Singers, "Walk Right In." Enjoy some Dean Martin singin' "Little Ol' Wine Drinker him." Kc's Marilyn Maye, sings a wonderful Broadway selection called "Sherry" based on the play "the man who came to dinner." Hear a great film selection from Marilyn Monroe, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend." Listen to Mel Torme, The Everly Brothers, The Mills Brothers, Steve and Eydie and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dinah Shore kicks off this hour with a fun hit recording with her and the chorale group singing, "I Aint' Down Yet." Frank Sinatra follows up with "I've Got The World On A String." Listen to a great Johnny Mercer song performed by Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters as we "Accentuate The Positive." Next, hear one of several songs that made the hall of fame for Doris Day, "Secret Love." Hear some great big band with the Glenn Miller Orch, "String Of Pearls." Nat King Cole's "Ramblin Rose", Keely Smith, Pat Boone, Peggy Lee and lot's more.