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. :)

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