Monday, November 25, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.25.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr kicks off this set from an album considered to be one of her best. A jazzy version of "Night Train." Frank Sinatra is next as he brews up a little "Witchcraft." Then open your songbooks and listen (or sing along) to a couple of spiritual arrangements with Tony Bennett and Louis Armstrong. Dean Martin sings "In The Chapel In the Moonlight." Enjoy some great big band with Harry James & Helen Forrest, "I've Heard That Song Before." Listen to Jo Stafford, Nelson Riddle, Jack Jones "Wives and Lovers" and more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney opens with a little salza and Perez Pardo with, "Sway." The Four Lads are next with a song from "Gypsy." Hear Bobby Darin's chart topping version of "Mack The Knife." Enjoy some hit instrumentals with Herb Alpert, Harry James, Henry Mancini, and Horst Jankowski. Sammy Davis Jr teams up with Count Basie for "the Work Song." Enjoy a James Bond run with Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. Hear Sinatra, Brook Benton, Harpers Bazaar and more. See the playlists, leave comments at ... HappyThanksgiving!

ON the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Patti Page launches this hour with a light hearted song of redemption from the "Pajama Game." Then listen to Nat King Cole sing a jazzy toe tapper called "Walking My Baby Back Home." Frank Sinatra croons a song from one of his first "theme" albums, "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning." Marilyn Monroe performs, "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" with Mel Torme. Hear American's sweetheart, "Annette" with "O Dio Mio." We'll play Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Boone, some folk from The Brothers 4 and much more. All on...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.18.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Petula Clark opens the hour with one of her great charting hits, "Don't Sleep In The Subway" Frank Sinatra sings a cha-cha song called "Granada." Hear Dean Martin with "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You." Kay Starr sings one of her top charting songs, "Wheel Of Fortune." Enjoy the Everly Brothers with "Walk right Back." Sonny James 1957 hit, "Young Love." Hear Si Zentner's "Lazy River," Andy Williams, Doris Day and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Robert Goulet launches this h
our with a look back at "Summer Sounds." The McGuire Sisters follow up with their mid 50's hit, "Sugartime." Hear Lena Horne's signature hit, "Stormy Weather." Listen to Tony Bennett sing with Count Basie's Orchestra. Hear some great film music with Herb Alpert playing "Zorba The Greek." Peter Paul & Mary sing, "Leaving On A Jet Plane." Listen to Harry Nilsson, Dionne Warwick, Brook Benton's "Shadrach," Peggy Lee, Sergio Mendez and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this set with "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On." Marilyn Maye sings her signature hit, "Cabaret" Listen to a lovely version of a song based on an old German folk tune, "You You You" by The Ames Brothers. Listen to an award winning song for both vocalist and orchestra for the year it came out, Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year." Enjoy Annette's "Pineapple Princess." Great instrumentals by Al Hirt, Sounds Orchestral, and Henry Mancini. Listen to Bobby Darin, Sarah Vaughan, Jim Reeves and more.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.11.13

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: (good to be back after being on the road) Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this set with a song taken from the "Pan Am" soundtrack, "Blue Skies." Henry Mancini is next with a TV theme from a show that only ran one season, "Mister Lucky." Perry Como sings one of the many great songs from "South Pacific." Frank Sinatra does one from that Swinging Session album with Nelson Riddle, "S'posin." Enjoy Bruce Channel's one hit wonder, "Hey Baby." Hear the unique harmonies of The Everly Brothers with "Til I Kissed You." Mel Carter, Julie Rogers, Rob McHenry, Mitch Miller and many more.

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: Roll out those "Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer" with Nat King Cole & The Ralph Carmichael Chorus. Tony Bennett follows up with a song from The Sound Of Music. Listen to Johnny Mathis with a lush version of "Venus." Recall the golden days of MGM as Judy Garland sings, "the Trolley Song." Frank Sinatra croons a tender version of "Young At Heart." Hear some big band with Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Listen to Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Herb Alpert and lots more.

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: The Ray Charles Singers launch this set with a 1960 chart topper, "Love Me With All Your Heart." Peggy Lee then kicks it in gear with "Come Back To Me!" Enjoy some great Big Band with Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orch. dong a great Tommy Dorsey standard. Tony Bennett performs a fine jazz interpretation of a great Beatles hit, "Something." Listen to Ella Fitzgerald with "In The Still Of The NIght." Hear Harry Connick Jr, Nat King Cole, Buddy Greco, Bent Fabric's "Alley Cat" and lots more.