Monday, December 15, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.15.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Georgia Gibbs takes the stage with a fun little 50's diddy called, "Tweedle Dee." Frank Sinatra is next with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra, "You Make Me Fell So Young." Enjoy some smooth Johnny Mathis singing, "Small World" (an.no.no..not the Disney version) Jo Stafford teams up with her husband Paul Weston directing his orchestra for "the Gentleman Is A Dope." Nat King Cole croons a Fats Waller standard. Hear Sammy Davis Jr. with his 1968 hit, I've Gotta Be Me." We'll play The Chordettes, "Mister Sandman." Hear Al Hirt's "Cotton Candy", Engelbert Humperdinck, Benny Goodman, The McGuire Sisters, and a holiday fav from Tony Bennett. Merry Christmas kids!! It's all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole begins this hour with his 1962 country hit, "Ramblin' Rose." Peggy Lee marches a little "attitude" with her song, "Pass Me By." Ella Fitzgerald sings a great Cole Porter standard. We team up Barry Manilow with The Association with two of the group's highest charting songs. Enjoy Judy Collins with her hit version of a Joni Mitchell song, "Both Sides Now." Listen to a good old O.C Smith song, "Little Green Apples." Great instruments by Bert Kaempfert, Raymond Lefevre, and Zim Zemerel. We'll spin records by Kitty Kallen, the Four Aces, Ray Conniff, Dusty Springfield and more. See the playlists leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Trini Lopez begins this great set with a salsa version of a period folk song, "Lemon Tree." Next, we get "Shanghai'd" with Doris Day. Enjoy a seasonal favorite with Jimmy Durante with "Frosty." Sarah Vaughan sings a 1959 chart hit that she actually found "corny." Louis Prima performs a razzy version of "I've Got You Under My Skin" with Keely and the band. Tom Jones sings a Mel Tillis hit song called, "Detroit City." Enjoy a Christmas wish from KC's Koko Conley. Hear Fats Domino, Kay Starr, Wayne Newton's "Danke Shoen" Actress Marilyn Monroe and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.8.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sarah Vaughan kicks off this great set with a good ol' jazz standard, "How High The Moon." Tony Bennett jumps in with a song about that windy city performed with Count Basie. Hear the Vogues with a working song called, "5 O'clock World." Listen to some folk performed by the Australian group, "the Seekers." Enjoy some spontaneous fun with Louis Prima and Keely Smith as we "Jump Jive and Wail." We'll spin what was a huge 1966 hit for Frank & Nancy Sinatra called, "Something Stupid." Vic Damone croons the lovely ballad, "Laura." Peggy Lee will sing a little diddy called "A Doodling Song." Hear Glen Campbell, Julie Andrews, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole with a song about the mother road. Lots more: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Fontane Sisters launch this hour whttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
ith their 1955 hit, "Hearts Of Stone." Frank Sinatra and the kids sing a 1959 Oscar winning song from the film, "A Hole In the Head." Listen to a lovely version of a song from "South Pacific" sung by Jo Stafford. We'll get light on our feet with Fred Astaire as he taps and sings a song from "Top Hat." Barbra Streisand performs a song she has described as one of her very favorites. "A Sleeping Bee." Nat King Cole and the trio play a great old Duke Ellington standard. Hear a Christmas folk favorite sung by Tom Paxton. We'll team up Bing and Satchmo, grab our poles and "Go Fishin." Listen to Harry James, Doris Day, Elvis Presley and more. Leave comments see the lists at"

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with some late 1960's gold. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap with "Over You." Connie Francis takes the mic next with song from an album featuring a selection of music from the TV series, "Pan Am." Nat King Cole croons a 1953 hit called, "Pretend." Hear KC's Marilyn Maye with a jazzy seasonal version of "Mistletoe and Holly." We team up Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby for a Cole Porter song from "High Society." Enjoy some Burt Bacharach/Hal David sung by Dionne Warwick. Instrumental hits by Andre Previn, and Vince Guaraldi. Hear Eydie Gormet's "Blame it on The Bossa Nova", Glen Campbell's "Galveston," Mac Davis, Brenda Lee and more. go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.1.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lady Ella Fitzgerald launches this fun set with a skat-in' version of the song, "Blue Skies." The great Mario Lanza is next with a song from the film, The Great Caruso. Sing along with Nat King Cole and the Ralph Carmichael Chorus with "All Over The World." The Mike Curb Congregation sings an early 1970's song from the film, "Kelly's Heros." We get our "shooby doo lang lang's on with Karen and Richard Carpenter. Laugh a little with a seasonal favorite by Pearl Baily. "5 Pound Box O' Money." We'll do a bit o' Rat Packin' with Frank, Sammy, and Dino. Great instrumentals by Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and The Pets. Hear Jo Stafford, The Four Lads, Cathy Carr's "Ivory Tower." and more. all on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark get's things started in this hour with her hit song, "My Love." Armando "Buddy" Greco takes the mic next for a little Vegas take on an old Victor Young film hit. Robert Goulet sings a sentimental holiday favorite, "No Place Like Home For the Holidays." Nati King Cole sings a sweeping song backed by the Les Baxter Orchestra called, "To The Ends Of The Earth." Simon and Garfunkel sing one of their greatest hits (amoung many) "Scarborough Fair" Frank Sinatra sings a swingin' version of "When Your Smiling." Patti Page performs what was an unexpected 1957 hit handed to her by a fan, "Old Cape Cod." Hear Frankie Laine, Paul Mauriat, Peggy Lee, and much more. Leave comments see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with Henry Mancini with the theme from "The Tonight Show." Then we take a trip to the moon with Dinah Washington. Listen to Frank Sinatra brew up a little "Witchcraft." Hear the Marvelous Mariilyn Maye with her rousing take of a great Dave Brubeck song. We'll enjoy a little British invasion favorite with Peter and Gordon prayin' for a little breeze. Enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Glen Gray. Robert Goulet croons a lovely old ballad from a 1947 movie starring Tyrone Power called The Razor's Edge, "Mamselle." Listen to Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Patti Page, Sergio Mendez and many more. go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.24.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We kick off this great set with some period folk with The Rooftop Singers, "Walk Right In." Robert Goulet follows next with a song from the film, "Little Me." Steve and Eydie hook up for a great big band standard, "Green Eyes." Bing Crosby sings a snappy Decca 78 favorite, "Sioux City Sue." Listen to some great big band with Benny Goodman with Helen Ward, Harry James, and Les Brown with Doris Day. Nat King Cole croons a lovely Hoagy Carmichael standard, "Stardust." Engelbert Humperdinck sings his first hit record to cross the pond in 1967, "Release Me." Hear Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By." Listen to Bobby Darin, Pat Boone, The Lettermen and much more. Click on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great Thanksgiving!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The English Seafarer, Roger Whittaker opens this hour with "New World In The Morning." Petula Clark is next with "Happy Heart." We team up Buddy Clark with Doris Day for a late 40's hit favorite, "Love Somebody." Swing with Ella Fitzgerald with a great Cole Porter song from "Kiss me Kate." Great male groups like The Fourhttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
Freshmen and The Ames Brothers. Listen to Ketty Lester's 1962 hit song "Love Letters." Bette Midler hooks up with Barry Manilow for a song from an album dedicated to Peggy Lee. Hear Frank Sinatra's "Tell Her You Love Her." Hear Perry Como, Harry Belefonte, and more. See the playlists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Pat Boone launches this set with a theme to a film starring Pat and Shirley Jones, "April Love." Peggy Lee takes the stage with a sassy song called, "Alright, Ok, You Win!" Vic Damone croons a lovely song from "South Pacific." Anne Murray performs her 1970 hit song, "Snowbird." Listen to an award winning song for both singer and orchestra for that year. Frank Sinatra sings, "Love's Been Good To Me. Hear Billie Holiday with "Just One More Chance." Louis Armstrong sings the theme song from "Mame." Hear the Vogues, Glen Campbell, Ferranti and Teicher, Jimmy Dean's "PT 109", Bobby Vee and more. Here em at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.18.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this set with a Broadway favorite sung by Dionne Warwick, "Promises Promises." Ray Charles takes mic next with a "Halleluja and I Love Her So." Sarah Vaughan performs a lovely ballad under the direction of Quincy Jones, "Eternally." We'll play Tony Bennett's signature hit song, "I Left My Heart In SF." Enjoy a 1950's set with The Everly Brothers, Shelly Fabares, and the Platters. Hear Perry Como's jazzy take on the old song, "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." Listen to a romantic seafaring song of love from 1975 sung by Roger Whittaker. Classic folk by the Brothers Four. Peggy Lees' "Tomorrow Is Good Enuf For Me." Hear Kai Winding's 1963 instrumental hit "More." Eydie Gormet, The Cascades, Patti Page and more. Hear em at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The English gentleman, Matt Monro opens this set with his 1961 hit, "My Kind Of Girl." Listen to Karen and Richard Carpenter with, "Only Yesterday." One of the hottest acts of the 1960's and 70's, Mr. Tom Jones sings, "Help Yourself." Dean Martin performs his signature song from the film, "The Caddy." Hear Della Reese with her 1959 single hit, "Don't You Know." Frank Sinatra cha cha's thru a Cuppa Joe with "The Coffee Song." Hear the Fleetwoods with "Come Softly To Me." Glen Campbell sings a tender ballad to the Everyday Housewife. Hear Etta James "These Foolish Things." Nelson Riddle, Kay Starr, Rick Nelson and more. Leave comments see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra teams up with Keely Smith for a romp called, "How Ya Fixed For Love?" Then tap your feet and sing along with Marilyn Maye with her signature hit, "Step To The Rear." Vic Damone sings a snappy fun song from "Pal Joey." Listen to Doris Day sing a lovely tune from the 1953 film, "Calamity Jane." Then we do a little "Mambo Italiano" with ol' Dean Martin. Hear a new Kansas City voice perform a lovely Lou Rawls cover..Rob McHenry sings "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." Connie Francis performs a movie song from "Where The Boys Are." Enjoy Tony Bennett with a lovely ballad from "The Flower Drum Song." Nancy Wilson, Kay Starr, some great big band by Benny Goodman and more. all at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.4.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Trini Lopez starts things up with a salsa treatment of a great folk tune, "Lemon Tree." Rosemary Clooney picks it up with "April In Paris." Nat King Cole warms things up as we remember "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer." Sammy Davis Jr joins up with Count Basie to do a great old Peggy Lee hit. Hear Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle from his "Swingin Session" album." Mama Cass Elliot sings out a sweet memory, "Dream A Little Dream Of Me." Hear the New Seekers, "Look What They Done To My Song." Tony Bennett, Bill Pursell, Marty Robbins and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this hour with a fun song from "Kiss Me Kate." Pat Boone follows with one of his hit film songs, "Friendly Persuasion." Listen to Matt Monro sing a song from a James Bond movie, "From Russia With Love." Perry Como sings a hit song backed up by a group called The Ramblers, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." Nat King Cole croons a lovely Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Spin them hips with Georgia Gibbs', as we do "The Hula Hoop Song." Great instrumentals from Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and Eddie Heywood. Hear the Mills Brothers, Engelbert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis and many more. See the playlists leave comments: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ (and pay no attention to the guy behind the curtain.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tommy Edwards launches this set with his 1958 chart hit, "It's All In the Game." Frank Sinatra fills the ol' speakers next with a great Harold Arlen song, "Lets Fall In Love." Ella Fitzgerald swings out with a pick-me-up number by Jerome Kern. Enjoy a sweeping 1975 breath of fresh air from Roger Whittaker, "The Last Farewell." Barbra Streisand sings a song from Disney's "Pinnochio." Al Hirt toots some great Big EZ jazz with a piece written by RCA's Floyd Cramer. We'll play Bobby Darin, Nancy Sinatra's "Boots", Andy Williams, Bing and Gary Crosby, Patti Page, The Ink Spots and more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.27.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Caterina Valente storms onto the stage with her sweeping version of an old Xavier Cugat hit, "The Breeze and I." Tony Bennett is next with his story of "Rags To Riches." Peggy Lee sings a little marching lark called, "Pass Me By." Enjoy Gale Garnett's signature 1963 hit called, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine." The New Christy Minstrels sing some period folk with "Green Green." Hear a snappy version of "Up A Lazy River" with Bobby Darin. Sarah Vaughan performs a jazzy song from one of her many jazz sessions with Quincy Jones. Frank Sinatra sings a song from his "Swinging Sesson" album with Nelson Riddle, "My Blue Heaven." Laugh a little with an Allen Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." Dean Martin, Henry Mancini, Perry Como and lots more. Listen at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr kicks off this hour with a feel good song from 1953 "Side by Side." Frank Sinatra fills the speakers next with "I Got The World On A String." Eartha Kitt sings a song from a 1952 review that's "so good." Nat King Cole sings a song with the Les Baxter Orchestra. A sweeping version of "To The Ends Of The Earth." Bing Crosby croons a 1950 hit ala Stephen Foster called, "Dear Hearts and Gentle People." Hear instrumental hits by Glen Gray, David Rose, and Hugo Winterhalter. Enjoy a little rock n' roll hit called "Runaround Sue" by Dion. "Deep Purple" with Nino and April. Enjoy some classic folk with Peter http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
Paul and Mary. Brenda Lee, Johnny Horton and lots more. See the playlists, leave comments at ...

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Peggy Lee launches this set with a cut from her Big Spender album, "Come Back To Me." Vic Damone follows next with a Broadway song from West Side Story." We'll do a Rat Pack set beginning with Dean Martin singing his hit from Oceans 11, "Ain't That A Kick In The Head." Followed with Sammy Davis and then, Frank Sinatra's "All the Way." Then we play a requested artist from the 1930's. Mildred Bailey sings one of her signature songs, "Rockin' Chair." (thar ya go Todd) Robert Goulet sings his song as Sir Lancelot from "Camelot." The Playmates do their 1958 romp, "Beep Beep", Listen to Perry Como, Etta James, Connie Francis and more. all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.20.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Nat King Cole trio gets this set underway with an old Duke Ellington standard, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The Mills Brothers are next with a fun rendition of a song called, "Cielito Lindo" Hear some great Woody Herman big band with "The Woodchopper's Ball." Listen to a swinging Bobby Darin version of "I Got Rhythm." Hear some mo' rhythm, specifically "Bossa Nova" as sung by Eydie Gormet. Listen to Bert Kaempfert's 1961 chart hit, "Wonderland By Night." Hear Frank and Nancy Sinatra with their 1967 hit, "Something Stupid." (error here...I also have it listed in Jukebox 2, nope. Frank and Nancy will be solo in Juke 2.) Hear Johnny Mathis, Petula Clark, Bobby Vinton and more. all on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney start this sucker up with an invite to "Come To The Mardis Gras." Nat King Cole kicks it into high gear with an uptempo version of a great jazz standard, "Avalon." Hear the tight harmony of a one-hit-wonder group from 1958. The Poni Tails with "Born Too Late." Listen to a lovely ballad from the play, "I Do, I Do" sung by Ed Ames. Enjoy some classic folk by Peter Paul and Mary, "Blowing In The Wind." Frank and Nancy Sinatra sing their smash hit, "Something Stupid." Hear Sammy Davis with The Mike Curb Congregation, "The People Tree" Henry Mancini's theme from the film "Charade." Dionne Warwick, Glen Campbell, Bobby Sherman and lots more. See past lists, leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with a cut from his "Come Fly With Me" album, "April In Paris." Hear strollin' remix of a great Patsy Cline hit, "Walking After Midnight" from the film, Sweet Dreams. Listen to Nat King Cole with a lush rendition of a great Hoagy Carmichael standard. Tony Bennett sings a lovely song from the motion picture, "the Sandpiper." We'll play a 1965 chart hit from "The Seekers." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Bob Hope for a romp from one of their "road" movies. We'll play some "Music To Watch Girls By" by The Bob Crewe Generation. The Drifters, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr, Rick Nelson and more. all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.14.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dinah Washington begins this set with a song from Guys and Dolls, "If I Were A Bell." Tony Bennett is next with "Stranger In Paradise." Brook Benton holds the gospel gun with the song, "Shadrach." Listen to America's sweetheart, Annette, with "Pineapple Princess." Enjoy a big sky western set with Marty Robbins, Glen Campbell, and a Film theme from "The Sons Of Katie Elder." Hear Billie Holiday sing, "All Of Me." Nat King Cole sings, "LOVE." Hear a TV theme as Sammy Davis Jr, sings "The Theme from "Baretta." Buddy Knox, Patti Page and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a good week !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The McGuire Sisters launch this set with "Somethings Gotta Give!" Pat Boone is next with one of his many 1950's chart hits, "Love Letters In the Sand." Listen to Frank Sinatra sing a song from the 1961 film, "Pocketful Of Miracles." Enjoy a smooth Kris Kristofferson song sung by Sammi Smith, "Help Me Make It Thru The Night." Nat King Cole teams up with The Four Knights for, "If I May." Pop instrumentals by the T-Bones, Roger Williams, Felix Slatkin, and Leroy Anderson. Hear Perry Como, the Chordettes, Kingston Trio and more. Leave comments see the lists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Georgia Gibbs puckers up into this set with a "Kiss Of Fire." Next, a one hit wonder sung by a man named Graham Pulleyblank from Eastbourne, England. Watch out for those "Little Arrows." Tony Bennett performs his signature hit about that city by the bay. Dean Martin prays for a good crop of grapes as he sings, "Little Ol' Wine Drinker." Great instrumentals with The Glenn Miller Orch, Perez Prado, Raymond Lefevre and Zim Zemarel. Louis Armstrong sings a song from "Mame" Frank Sinatra, "Softly As I Leave You", Dion and The Belmonts, Dionne Warwick and more. go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10-7-14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra get's the show underway with the theme from Martin Scorcese's, "New York, New York." We follow up with a more recent film theme from "Good Night and Good Luck" sung by Dianne Reeves. Listen to Helen Reddy sing a song from the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.."I Don't Know How To Love Him." Tony Bennett affirms, "the Best Is Yet To Come." (yeth-thir!) We'll play the signature song of an era, "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole." Instrumentals by Glen Gray, Al Hirt, and James Last." We'll do a little dreamboat rockin' with Kay Starr. Jo Stafford, Bobby Goldsboro, Sergio Mendez and many more.. Go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Knights launch this set with a 1950's hit, "I Get So Lonely" (Oh Baby Mine) Frank Sinatra is next with a songbook standard, "The Lady Is A Tramp." Hear The Platters with "Harbour Lights." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney to sing a great big band standard. Dean Martin performs a toe tapping version of "Powder Your Face With Sunshine." Hear Tony Bennett's "I Wanna Be Around." Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely ballad called, "Eternally." A lovely film instrumental by Andre Previn. A "Raunchy" instrumental by Bill Justice. Perry Como, The Four Freshmen, Statler Brothers and more. See past lists leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones kicks off this hour with "Help Yourself." The great New Orleans trumpet of Al Hirt is next with "Java." Ella Ftizgerald sings a version of "Blue Skies" from the Pan Am soundtrack. We'll go 'Swinging Down The Lane" with Frank Sinatra. Sarah Vaughan performs a song from the play, "Damn Yankees" Enjoy a little Texas standard as we go "Across The Alley From The Alamo" sung by The Mills Brothers. Perry Como sings his great 70's comeback hit.  "It's Impossible." Listen to Nat King Cole, Keely Smith, Harry Belafonte and lots more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, September 29, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.29.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Get ready to "Sway" with Dino as we open up Jukebox 1. Paul Anka is next with a song that became the image music for Eastman Kodak in the 1970's, "The Times Of Your Life." We'll take a rocket trip to the moon with The Ames Brothers followed by Sarah Vaughan. Hear The Mills Brothers with "Cab Driver." Listen to Tony Bennett with a song from "Gypsy." Kay Starr sings a great jazz standard from one of her most celebrated albums, "Up A Lazy River." Tap your feet to a Bert Kaempfert instrumental used in the daytime TV show, "the Match Game." Frank Sinatra sings, "Can I Steal A Little Love?" Hear Bing Crosby, Robert Goulet, Helen Reddy, Doris Day and many more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Canadian sensation Michael Buble blasts off this hour with "A Foggy Day In London Town" Then listen to a live recording of The Lettermen singing a great 1960's standard, "Goin' Out Of My Head." Listen to Petula Clark with a tender ballad called, "This Is My Song." We'll do a little Vegas set with Elvis, Brook Benton with Dinah Washington, and Joe Williams singing with Count Basie's Orchestra. Nat King Cole performs a jazzy stab at a rock n' roll hit with "Send For Me." Andy Williams sings a Rogers & Hammerstein song from "State Fair." Hear Lena Horne, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and more. go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Connie Francis opens this hour with a song heard in the TV series Pan Am. "Quando, Quando" The English seafarer is next, Mr. Roger Whittaker with "New World In the Morning." Listen to Frank Sinatra sing "April In Paris." Tap your feet and sing along with Billy Williams, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Writehttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
Myself A Letter." Dionne Warwick sings some great Burt Bacharach/Hal David music, "Walk On By." Enjoy some Dean Martin "In the Misty Moonlight" and Debbie Reynolds, "Moonglow." Bobby Goldsboro sings his 1970 chart buster, "Watching Scotty Grow." Hear Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, and Dinah Shore. Leave comments see the playlists at ...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.22.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this hour with Engelbert Humperdinck singing his 1976 comeback hit, "After The Lovin" Tom Jones is next with a theme from a "lark" motion picture with Peter O'Toole, directed by Woody Allen. Listen to Hoagy Carmichael with his signature standard, "Stardust." Nat King Cole takes that trip down the mother road as Nat and the trio perform, "Route 66." The Four Lads sing a song from a 1950's Marilyn Monroe film, "Bus Stop" We'll do a great "western" set with Al Caiola, (Bonanza) Loren Green, and Dinah Shore. Hear Anita Bryant, Bruce Channel, Perry Como, Harry James and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Come on along and listen to, "the Lullaby Of Broadway" as we open this hour with Doris Day. Then listen to Frank Sinatra with "You're Just Too Marvelous For Words." Peggy Lee does a little bluesy number called "I'm A Woman." Nat King Cole sings a summer fav with the Ralph Carmichael singers. Listen to a lovely ballad by Barry DeVorson that wound up identified with an award winning Romanian gymnast. Robert Goulet sings a song from "Little Me." Hear Dean Martin with his 1956 hit with Terry Gilkyson and the EZ Riders. Hear Bing Crosby, Vikki Carr, Vic Damone, and much more. Leave comments see the playlists at http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

ON the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: An hour "you can't refhttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
use" as we open this set with the "Love Theme From the Godfather" by Andy Williams. KC's Marilyn Maye is next with "Cabaret." Enjoy some classic Cole Porter with Frank Sinatra, "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Great singing groups like, The Lettermen, The Four Lads, The Ames Brothers, The Hilltoppers, and a little Eire favorite by "The Irish Rovers" Hear Barbra Streisand belt out a "romp" of a song from "Funny Girl." Listen to Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole's "Ramblin' Rose", Dionne Warwick. Laugh with Phil Harris at "44 Sycamore" Lots more.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.15.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr, backed by Count Basie does a sweatin' version of "The Work Song." Perry Como follows with a 50's sock hop hit called "Tina Marie." Listen to Harry James with vocalist Helen Forest sing, "I've Heard That Song Before." Johnny Mathis sings a lush version of the hit song, "Misty." Listen to Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael chorus singing, "All Over The World." Swing with Ella Fitzgerald as we "Let Ourselves Go." Hear Petula Clark's 1965 chart buster "Downtown." Instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, and The Mantovani Orchestra. Buddy Clark, Rosemary Clooney and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Louis Armstrong starts up this set with a song from "Hello Dolly." Then we hear a song from The Pajama Game called "Cross Over The Bridge" sung by Patti Page. Frank Sinatra sings a toe tapper from his Swingin' Session LP called, "You Do Something To Me." Nat King Cole performs a jazz standard, "Sweet Lorraine." We team up Bing Crosby with Satchmo for a great song from "High Society..."Now You Has Jazz." Hear great horn instrumentals by Al Hirt, Herb Alpert, and Si Zentner. Tony Bennett, Joni James, Dean Martin and more. See playlists leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye kicks off this glorious set with a smashing version of a Jerome Kern song she performed on The Tonight Show.. Sammy Davis Jr. sings a song from "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off." We''ll play two great Cole Porter selections sung by Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Dean Martin sings one of his signature fav's, "Everybody Loves Somebody." LIsten to Louis Prima and Keely cut up during their act with "Embracable You." Hear some great big band with Benny Goodman and Glen Gray. Hear an iconic movie favorite by Gene Kelly (bring an umbrella!) The Sandpipers, Sam Cooke, Horst Jankowski and lots more...at ... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.8.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Steve Lawrence opens this hour with an early 1960's chart hit called "Pretty Blue Eyes." Frank Sinatra takes on a smooth rendition of a song called, "Cycles" off an album of Frank doing folk songs. Hear Nat King Cole with the Four Knights singing, "If I May." We'll hear Nat's daughter Natalie as she swings with an old Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb standard. We'll play an A & M record sweep with Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert, and the Carpenters. Listen to Robert Goulet with "The Green Years Of Our Love." And hear Bobby Darin's 1959 standard, "Mack The Knife." Judy Collins, Jack Jones, Tom Jones and lots more. See the lists leave comments at... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We begin this set with a little Rat Packin' with Frank and Sammy. Then we "Face The Music And Dance" with Anita O'Day. We'll be "Racing With The Moon" with Vaughn Monroe. Hear the Four Aces with a toe tappin' version of a great Harold Arlen song. Listen to Dean Martin with his 1967 hit, "Chapel In the Moonlight." Perry Como croons a lovely Don Mclean standard, "And I Love You So." Instrumentals by Nelson Riddle, Harry James, & Ferranti and Teicher. Peggy Lee's "Fever", Rosemary Clooney, New Christy Minstrels and lots more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bette Midler busts onto the stage with a song from her album dedicated to singer Peggy Lee, "Alright, Ok, You Win." Tom Jones follows up with "Daughter Of Darkness" (WHY'd ya have ta feel-so-good!) Perry Como takes us on a "Dreamers Holiday" with the Fontane Sisters. Then we'll take a trip to the "Big EZ" with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, "Come To The Mardis Gras." Hear Dionne Warwick with a tender song called, "Message To Michael." (missya bro, I truly do) We'll take a little "Taste Of Honey" with Herb Alpert and the TJB. More great Instrumentals with Sounds Orchestral, Felix Slatkin, and Mason Williams, Classical Gas. All for you this week at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a good week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.2.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Les Brown and His Band Of Renown open this hour with their signature hit, "Leap Frog." Dean Martin is next with the Four Lads singing a great Frank Loesser Broadway Favorite. Hear The New Colony Six with their 1968 hit, "Things I'd Like To Say." Nat King Cole croons a Charlie Chaplin song called, "Smile." Sarah Vaughan performs a lovely version of "Misty" off a great 1954 recording directed by Quincy Jones. We'll play some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forest. Frank Sinatra sings one of his all time fav's, "Strangers In The Night." Hear Actress Debbie Reynolds, The Four Preps, Vic Damone, Pat Boone, Nancy Wilson and more..all at http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ and have a great week kids !

ON the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bobby Darin kicks off the set with one of his 1959 chart toppers, "Dream Lover." Shirley Bassey sings a song from the James Bond flick, "Diamonds Are Forever." Listen to Barbra Streisand with a song from Pinocchio. We'll do a little Doodlin' Song with Peggy Lee. Great instrumentals with Henry Mancini, Don Costa, Benny Goodman, and Herb Alpert. Frank Sinatra will brew up a little "Witchcraft" with Nelson Riddle. Hear Engelbert Humperdinck's hit song from a British short film, "The Cyclist Of Belsize Park." Hang onto your hat as we hear "Wild Is the Wind" by Johnny Mathis. Jo Stafford, The Four Lads, Danny Williams and more. Visit our blogger and leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ — with Joe Dimino.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tony Bennett opens this hour with a little pulpit pounder, "Sing You Sinners!" Then Eydie Gormet performs an old big band standard, "And the Angels Sing." Listen to Nat King Cole with one of his many period chart hits, "Mona Lisa." Doris Day sings a 1958 toe tapper, "Everybody Loves A Lover." Ella Fitzgerald sings some great Cole Porter music. Hear the Lettermen croon their 1961 favorite, "When I Fall In Love." We team up Rosemary Clooney with Guy Mitchell for a charming film fav, "The House Of Singing Bamboo." Listen to Glenn Miller, Frankie Laine, Brenda Lee, The Hollywood Argyles and lots more. At at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.25.14

ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr spins our first turntable with a great jazz standard, "On A Slow Boat To China" off one of her most celebrated albums. Then hear the Ames Brothers with a remake of their 1950's hit, "Rag Mopp" Enjoy an Ella Fitzgerald treatment of an old Cole Porter song. Listen to Linda Ronstadt's first charting hit from 1967 with the Stone Ponies. Pack your bags as we board a Pan Am flight with Frank Sinatra. Nat King Cole does a jazzy version of an old Johnny Raye hit, "Walking My Baby Back Home." Hear Connie Stevens, Tony Bennett, The McGuire Sisters and more. where? oh..where? http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pat Boone launches this hour with one of two 1957 chart toppers. This one from the film "April Love." Peggy Lee is next with a song of romantic concession, "Alright, Ok, You Win." Listen one of Bobby Vee's hits, "the Night Has A Thousand Eyes." Hear great groups like, The Vogues, The Lettermen, and a lovely 1970's hit by Climax, "Precious and Few." Listen to Vic Damone with a song from South Pacific. Hear Frank Sinatra and the Gordon Jenkins Orch with the award winning song, "Love's Been Good To Me." Hang out for a surprise song featuring Dean Martin singing with Rick Nelson. Hear Anne Murray, Tenn. Ernie Ford, Petula Clark and lots more... See the playlists leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Lads open this hour with a fun song from "Gypsy" Judy Garland is next with a song remembering the golden years of MGM. Nat King Cole croons a lovely ballad, "the Very Thought Of you." Frank Sinatra sings one of his signature hits, "I've Got You Under My Skin." Listen to Jerry Vale as he performs his 1964 hit first heard on the Ed Sullivan show. Enjoy instrumental hits by the T-Bones, Al Hirt, and Bill Pursell. Hear Dinah Shore, Johnny Mathis and more. all on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, August 18, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.18.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith join up to open this hour with, "How ya Fixed For Love?" The Marvelous Marilyn Maye is next with her signature song, "Step To The Rear." Brook Benton sings a soul favorite, "Rainy Night In Georgia." Jazz diva Dianne Reeves sings a period song from "Good Night and Good Luck." We'll do a little "Mambo Italiano" with Dean Martin. Connie Francis performs the theme from the film "Where The Boys Are." Hear Nancy Wilson with her 1964 Grammy award winner, "You Don't Know How Glad I Am." Enjoy Tony Bennett, Kay Starr, Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen and more..all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ have a great week ! — with Marilyn Maye.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We kick off this hour with a little Hootenanny with The Rooftop Singers, "Walk right In" Robert Goulet follows with a song from the film, "Little Me." Listen to Bing Crosby with a 1940's fav, "Sioux City Sue." Engelbert Humperdinck performs his number one charting hit, "Release Me." Listen to Nat King Cole with a lush version of a great Hoagy Carmichael Song. Some great big band with Harry James, Benny Goodman and Les Brown. Dionne Warwick sings some Burt Bacharach / Hal David music. Hear the Lettermen, Bobby Darin, Bobby Vinton and http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
more. all on..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The English Seafarer, Roger Whittaker, opens this set with "New World In The Morning." Petula Clark follows with "Happy Heart." Enjoy some great Cole Porter with a song from Kiss Me Kate, "Too Darned Hot." Listen to some great Broadway from West Side Story, sung by Vic Damone. Hear some great groups like The Four Freshmen and the Ames Brothers. Lou Rawls sings "Lady Love." Listen to a lovely version of a song from South Pacific sung by Jo Stafford. We team up Barry Manilow and Bette Midler for an ol' Peggy Lee hit. (fun reparte' tween these two) Hear Frank, Perry Como, Ketty Lester and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.11.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks off the hour with "Strangers In The Night." Rosemary Clooney is next with a song, one reviewer called "the perfect theatre song." Chad & Jeremy sing a lovely wistful ballad called, "A Summer Song." Hear some film music with John Barry's Orchestra and Toot's Thielemans' haunting harmonica with the "Theme From Midnight Cowboy." Vic Damone croons an old Ray Noble hit, "the Very Thought Of You." We team up Bob Hope and Bing Crosby with a fun romp from one of their "road movies." Listen to a jazzy toe tapper by Nat King Cole, "Walking My Baby Back Home." Great big band with Harry James and Count Basie. Hear Loren Green, Patti Page, Robert Goulet and much more..all at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this-a week, Jukebox 2: Dionne Warwick launches this hour with a Broadway hit called "Promises Promises." Ray Charles gets a gospel sound goin' with "Halleluja I Just Love Her So." Turn up your speaker for a surprise chart hit that crossed the pond in the mid 1970's sung by Roger Whittaker. Hear Tony Bennett's signature song about that city by the bay. Some great instrumentals by Kai Winding and John Barry. Hear some period chart hits by The Platters, Everly Brothers, and Shelly Fabares, Listen to some 1960's folk by The Brothers Four, "The Green Leaves Of Summer." Perry Como, the Cascades, Eydie Gormet and lots more. Leave comments, see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: The English gentleman, Matt Monro kicks off this great set with his 1961 hit, "My Kind Of Girl." Karen and Richard Carpenter follow up next with "Only Yesterday." Then listen to a sweet tribute to the lovely homemaker with Glen Campbell. Hear some great big band with a top Glenn Miller hit, "In the Mood." Listen to a Dean Martin signature hit, "That's Amore'" Frank Sinatra pours a cuppa joe with "The Coffee Song." Enjoy some period TV music with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Kay Starr, The Fleetwoods, Rick Nelson, Etta James, Tony Bennett and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.4.14

On The Neon Beat this hour, Jukebox 2: Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters do a great Milton Delugg polka arrangement of "Hoop De Doo." The Ames Brothers fill the speakers next with a great old Glenn Miller standard. Rosemary Clooney performs her take on a country song, "Just Because." Listen to Eddie Fisher with his 1952 hit, "Anytime." Nat King Cole croons his early 1950's standard that defined the era, "Unforgettable." Listen to Gale Garnett's "We'll Sing In The Sunshine." Great instrumentals by Lawrence Welk, Glen Gray, and Henry Mancini. Hits by Petula Clark, The Browns, Bing Crosby and more. See the playlists leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.28.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole launches this set with one of his latter hits, "Rambling Rose." Peggy Lee is next with a little attitude song called "Pass Me By." Listen to an old Jimmie Rogers hit for which a Post breakfast cereal was named. Ella Fitzgerald performs some great Cole Porter with "Anything Goes." We reunite The Association and bring in Barry Manilow for two hit songs for the price of one, "Cherish" and "Windy." Hear Dean Maritin's "Cry Like A Baby." Instrumentals by Bert Kaempfert, and Raymond Lefevre. Dusty Springfield, OC Smith, Judy Collins and more. Leave comments see the playlists at... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.21.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sarah Vaughan gets it underway with a great jazz standard, "How High the Moon." Tony Bennett sings a song with Count Basie about that Windy City. We'll team up Frank & Nancy Sinatra with Al Casey's guitar work for "Somethin' Stupid." Peggy Lee sings a toe tapper called "A Doodlin' Song." Great groups like "the Vogues", "and "The Seekers." Get your kicks on "Route 66" with Nat King Cole. Hear the always spontaneous Louis Prima as we "Jump Jive & Wail."
Some great big band with Benny Goodman. We'll play songs from Dusty Springfield, Al Martino, Joni James, and lots more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a good week Katzenjammers!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Fontane Sisters launch this hour with a mid 50's hit called "Hearts Of Stone." Frank Sinatra and the kids follow up with a hit 1959 song, "High Hopes." We'll get light footed with Fred Astaire with the classic, "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." Barbra Streisand sings a song first introduced on The Tonight Show. Hear Ella Fitzgerald song some great Cole Porter from "Kiss Me Kate." We'll "Go Fishin' with Louis Armstrong & Bing Crosby. Instrumentals by Harry James, Valjean's "Ben Casey theme" & Glen Gray. Listen to Doris Day, Elvis, The Lettermen and lots mo' See the playlists and leave comments at http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukbox 3: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap kicks off the hour with their 1968 hit, "Over You." Connie Francis sings a song from the Pan Am TV Soundtrack, "Quando, Quando." Nat King Cole croons a 1950's favorite called, "Pretend." Dionne Warwick performs one of her many Burt Bacharach/Hal David hits. Hear Glen Campbell with "Galveston." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Frank Sinatra with a lark song from the film High Society, "Well, Did You Evah?" Hear Steve & Eydie, Brenda Lee, Tony Bennett, Patsy Cline and lots more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, July 14, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.14.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The first lady of swing, Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this hour with "Blue Skies." Hear the great Mario Lanza with his 1950's film hit, "The Loveliest Night Of the Year." Sammy Davis Jr teams up with The Mike Curb Congregation for "The People Tree." Hear The Carpenters with "Yesterday Once More." We'll do some Rat Packin' with Frank, Sammy, and Dino. Hear ahttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
snappy country song performed by Guy Mitchell, "Sparrow In The Treetop." Great instrumental hits by Percy Faith, Henry Mancini and a one hit wonder called, The Pets. Andy Williams, Cathy Carr and more. All at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark launches this hour with a 1966 hit song, "My Love." Next we go "Around The World" with Mr. Buddy Greco. We'll take a trip down to "Ol Cape Cod" with Patti Page. Frank Sinatra performs a jazzy version of "When You're Smiling" with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Listen to Peggy Lee's 1958 chart hit, "Fever." Hear a lovely version of "Gigi" sung by Vic Damone. The Dixie Cups sing "Chapel Of Love." Johnny Mathis, Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Mauriat, Jimme Rogers and more. See the playlists leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Henry Mancini opens this great set with a theme written for The Tonight Show by Paul Anka. Frank Sinatra brews a little "Witchcraft." Robert Goulet croons a wonderful old Art Lund hit, "Mamselle." Listen to Nat King Cole and musical actor Stubby Kaye perform the theme from the 1964 film, "Cat Ballou." We'll "Take Five" with the Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Some "Dreamin" songs with Bobby Darin, The Pied Pipers, and Perry Como. Listen to Dean Martin, Peter and Gordon, Harry James and more. All at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.8.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Robert Goulet gets it underway with a seasonal favorite from 1963, "Summer Sounds." The McGuire Sisters are next with their all time favorite from 1955, "Sugartime." Listen to a great jazz fusion group from the 1960's. Hear Blood Sweat & Tears with "You've Made Me So Very Happy." Hear Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra. Herb Alpert and the Brass with a tune from an award winning 1964 film starring Anthony Quinn. Hear Peter Paul and Mary sing a hit song for them written by John Denver. Listen to Lena Horne, Harry Nilsson, Les Baxter and more. all on: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin kicks off this segment with "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On." Then hear the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with "Cabaret!" We head on down to the Big Ez with Jumbo, Al Hirt, with his 1964 hit, "Java." Listen to some film music by Henry Mancini from "Charade." The Ames Bros sing a lovely song with Hugo Winterhalter's RCA orchestra called, "You You You." Frank Sinatra croons an award winning song backed up by Gordon Jenkins, "It Was A Very Good Year." The Lettermen with "Summer Place." Dianne Reeves with a song from "Good Night and Good Luck." See the playlists and leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ — with Marilyn Maye.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Engelbert Humperdinck opens this hour with a 1http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
979 comeback hit, "After the Loving." Sammy Davis Jr takes the mic next with the Mike Curb Congregation to sing a song you can taste. Nat King Cole sings "The Continental" on a recording made live in Vegas. Petula Clark performs one of her many chart hits from the 1960's. Hear some great instrumentals with Roger Williams, Nelson Riddle, Aker Bilk & Herb Alpert. You'll hear Burl Ives, Vic Damone, Joni James and lots more. All on..

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.30.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole get's it underway with a feel good summer favorite with The Ralph Carmichael Chorus. Tony Bennett is next with a great song from "The Sound Of Music". Listen to Johnny Mathis with "Venus." Louis Armstrong performs "Hello Dolly." Enjoy actress Judy Garland with a song from "the Harvey Girls." Hear some great big band with Glenn MIller and Benny Goodman. Connie Francis sings "Among My Souvenirs" Hear The Ames Brothers, The McGuire Sisters, Jo Stafford and lotsa more. go to http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Ray Charles Singers start up this hour with their 1960 hit song, "Love Me With All Your Heart." Peggy Lee kicks it into high gear with "Come Back To Me." Then we'll take it "Nice N' Easy" with Frank Sinatra & Nelson Riddle. LIsten to Ella Fitzgerald with "In The Still Of The Night." Harry Connick Jr. performs a singing version of "the chew" with a "Recipe For Making Love." Great instrumentals by Glen Gray, Al Hirt, Bent Fabric and Nelson Riddle. Hear Nat King Cole, Bette Midler, Roger Miller's "King Of The Road" and more. See the playlists leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Petula Clark launches this hour with a million seller, "Don't Sleep In The Subway." Frank Sinatra takes it next with a jazzy song called "Granada." Enjoy some Rogers & Hammerstein music from State Fair sung by Andy Williams. Kay Starr sings one of her chart toppers "Wheel Of Fortune." Hear Dean Martin's "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You." We team up Brook Benton with Dinah Washington for "Baby You've Got What It Takes" Listen to Etta James, The Everly Brothers, Elvis, Doris Day and lots more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, June 23, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.23.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Judy Garland starts things this week with "I Got Rhythm." Nat King Cole is next with a single that marks his stab at a rock n' roll record called "Send For Me." Enjoy a little west coast jazz with Anita O'Day singing, "Taking A Chance On Love." Laugh a little with a 1963 funny with Allen Sherman" Ella Fitzgerald performs a great Cole Porter song. Listen to instrumentals by Bert Kaempfert, Glenn Miller, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, and Henry Mancini. Hear Dusty Springfield, Steve and Eydie, The Mills Brothers and more. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Enjoy!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra kicks off the hour as we go "South Of The Border" for this set. Followed by "the Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert, Patti Page and the Kingston Trio's "El Matador." Barbra Streisand sings a lovely song she first sang on the Tonight Show. Nat King Cole croons a smooth interpretation of a George & Ira Gershwin song. Enjoy some great Big Band with Glenn Miller's Orchestra playing, "Tuxedo Junction." We team up Tony Bennett with Diana Krall for "The Best Is Yet To Come." Hear Michael Buble, Petula Clark, "the Boll Weevil Song" by Brook Benton and "Tie Me Kangaroo Down" by Rolf Harris. See the playlists, leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Ella Fitzgerald launches this hour with a song taken from the "Pan Am" TV series soundtrack, "Blue Skies." Henry Mancini is next with "Mr. Lucky." Perry Como sings a great song from "South Pacific." Hear Mel Carter's chart hit, "Hold Me, Thrill Me." Doris Day sings one of her latter hit songs from 1958, "Everybody Loves A Lover." Hear a latter 1950's single hit from a man from the KC area, Mr. Jerry Wallace. Also from KC, listen to Rob McHenry with his lovely take on a JD Souther cover. Hear Patti Page, Mills Brothers, The Everly Brothers and much more. All on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a good week!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.16.14


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como gets this segment going with a group called the Ramblers, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." Then we'll do a little dancin' "Cheek To Cheek" with Steve and Eydie. Listen to Andy Williams with "April In Paris." Diana Ross performs her film hit from "Mahogany." Hear Sammy Davis Jr with a Broadway hit from "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off." Frank Sinatra performs "It Happened In Monterrey" with Nelson Riddle. Lalo Schifrin directs his orchestra for "The Mission Impossible Theme." Hear Nat King Cole, Bobby Vinton, Dianne Reeves (from "Good Night & Good Luck.) Much more..at ..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Mills Brothers launch juke 2 with their 1968 hit, "The Glow Worm." Tony Bennett is next singing of "The Good Life." Frank Sinatra sings a Les Brown hit, "How Bout You?" Listen to the incomparable Louis Prima with Keely Smith, "That Ol' Black Magic." Nat King Cole croons a little French with "Darling Je Vous Aime Beacoup." Hear Barbra Streisand's "Second Hand Rose." Listen to some great Big Band with Benny Goodman doin' an old Johnny Mercer fav. Great Instrumentals with Lawrence Welk, and Nelson Riddle. See the lists leave comments at ... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Vic Damone kicks off this hour with a lovely ballad, "You're Breaking My Heart." Eddie Fisher picks up the tempo with an old Jerry Lee Lewis hit, "Dungaree Doll." Jo Stafford sings with The :Pied Pipers for "Candy." Tony Bennett sings a hit song from "Bye Bye Birdie" We'll enjoy an evening in Rome with Dean Martin. Hear Horst Jankowski's great 1965 hit, "A Walk In the Black Forest." Marilyn Maye sings, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" Listen to Ruby & The Romantics, Patti Page, Richard Chamberlain, Doris Day and mo'. Go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, June 9, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.9.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bobby Goldsboro jump starts juke 1 with a Mac Davis song that wound up as one of Bobby's biggest hit singles. Dinah Washington follows with a 1959 song that was her highest charting single. Hear the Chordettes as they sing one of their great harmony favorites, "Mr. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
Sandman." Perry Como does a fun sock hop hit called "Tina Marie." Listen to Nat King Cole croon a smooth song called "Tenderly." Dennis Day performs a wee bit o' an Irish romp called, "Clancy Lowered The Boom" Take a ride in a "beautiful balloon" with the Fifth Dimension. Al HIrt, The Crew Cuts, Lucille Ball, Roy Rogers and more at...

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett opens the set with a beautiful song called "Stranger In Paradise." Then we'll "Keep Our Sunnyside Up" with a group that opened for Judy Garland, "The Hi Lo's" Tom Jones sings a country hit called "The Green Green Grass of Home." Marilyn Monroe sings an iconic favorite from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Listen to Dean Martin sing "I Will." Frank Sinatra sings a sentimental favorite called "There Used To Be A Ballpark." KC's Marilyn Maye performs a Jerome Kern song that wow'd em' on the Johnny Carson Show. Hear Mel Torme, Lou Rawls, Rose Clooney and more. See the playlists, leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with a cut from his "Swingin' Session" album, "Blue Moon." Peggy Lee is next right off "Stagedoor Canteen" with Benny Goodman for "Why Don't You Do Right." Nat King Cole sings a jazzy version of the song, "Paper Moon." Johnny Mathis sings his biggest and longest running hit record, "Chances Are." Engelbert Humperdinck sings his great 1976 comeback hit. Hear The Lettermen, Glenn Miller, Claude King's "Wolverton Mtn" and much more.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.2.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como kicks off this hour with a sock hop memory called, "Jukebox Baby." Dean Martin follows up with "Powder Your Face"..with sunshine. Enjoy the Chordettes with their 1961 chart hit, "Never On Sunday." Nat King Cole teams up with the Four Knights for the song, "If I May." Hear a lovely Hoagy Carmichael song sung by Ray Charles. We'll do "The Tennessee Birdwalk" with Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. Hear the 1956 hit combining RCA record's Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood, "Canadian Sunset." Listen to Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, The Hilltoppers and more. All on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Segrio Mendez and Brazil 66 open this set with "Pretty World." Listen to a salsa treatment of "Lemon Tree" by Trini Lopez. Hear "It's A Sign Of The Times" by Petula Clark." Dean Martin sings one of his signature hits sung as the opening theme to his 1965 TV series. Frank Sinatra sings a jazzy version of a great Harold Arlen song. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald perform some uptempo Irving Berlin, "Let Yourself Go" Instrumentals with Perez Prado, Billy Vaughn, and Haygood Hardy. Patty Page, Bobby Goldsboro, Tony Bennett and lots more. See the playlists, leave comments at... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: We go "Swinging Down the Lane" as we open this hour with Kay Starr. Listen to Mel Torme in his best "vest and tweed" singing a great song from "Gypsy." We'll do some "Rat Packin" with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy Rose Clooney singing a classic standard with her sister Betty from the film White Christmas. Hear some great big band with Les Brown, Harry James, & Benny Goodman. Petula Clark, Louis Prima, Percy Faith and introducing KC's own Rob McHenry. Lots more all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.27.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bobby Darin begins the hour with his hit "Dream Lover." Pat Boone follows with some motion picture music, "Friendly Persuasion." The Chordettes sing one of their many chart hits for the Cadence label, "Never On Sunday." Listen to some outstanding guitar with Les Paul. The Carpenters sing a Carole King favorite called, "It's Going To Take Some Time" Listen to Nat King Cole croon some smooth Hoagy Carmichael. The Gaylords sing "Isle Of Capris." Hear Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Perry Como and more. Left click on.... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin launches this great set with "Lay Some Happiness On Me." We'll follow up with some good folk music with The Kingston Trio. Hear some great big band with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Hear Nat King Cole sing a film hit you'll remember called, "Mona Lisa." Frank Sinatra sings some standard Cole Porter. Hear Bobby Darin's 1959 chart topper, "Mack The Knife." Oklahoman Kay Starr performs "Bonaparte's Retreat. Hear Peggy Lee, Rick Nelson, Chad & Jeremy and Elvis. See the lists leave comments at..

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: We open this set with Andy Williams singin' That Old Bilbao Song" The Four Knights, a period backup group for Nat Cole, follow up with their 1950's chart hit, "I Get So....Lonely." Listen to Frank Sinatra perform a jazzy tune called "Same Ol' Saturday Night." Hear Paul Anka sing a song that became an image jingle for Eastman Kodak. Enjoy a great 60's period TV theme from the series, "Ben Casey." We'll team up Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. You'll hear The Carpenters, Tony Bennett, Robert Goulet, Dinah Washington and more. Click on... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ and enjoy. Have a great week.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.19.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Drifters go where the Neon lights are bright as we open up Juke 1. Elvis Presley takes us where the Neon never stops as he sings, "Viva Las Vegas." We team up Bing Crosby with Frank Sinatra with a fun film classic, "Well Did You Evah?" Hear Nat King Cole sing "Rambling Rose." Connie Francis performs a song taken from the soundtrack of the TV series "Pan Am." We'll do a little "Jump Jive and Wail" with Louis Prima & Keely Smith. Engelbert Humperdinck sings "The Last Waltz." Hear Dinah Shore, Ames Brothers, Johnny Mathis, and sing along with Mitch. These and mo' at ....http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a splendid week !

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Get ready to "Sway" as we kick off this hour with Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra follows up with one of his number one charting standards, "Strangers In the Night." Hear Louis Armstrong with "Mame." Georgia Gibbs performs a whimsical little hit chart diddy called "Tweedle Dee." Nat King Cole sings, "A Blossom Fell." Listen to a great 1959 Marty Robbins favorite from the old west, "El Paso." Enjoy the great New Orleans trumpet of Al Hirt with "Bourbon Street Parade." Hear Frankie Avalon, Tom Jones, Anne Murray and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this set with "Come Fly With Me." Next we play a James Bond film theme sung by Matt Monro. We'll listen to a fun Dean Martin song heard in the film "Oceans 11" Mary Martin sings a song that launched her career, "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Hear some great big band with Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Ella Fitzgerald singing a great Artie Shaw song. Hear the iconic favorite performed by Gene Kelly. Listen to The Four Freshmen, Lena Horne, Les Baxter and much more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, May 12, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - May 12, 2014

On The Neon Beat this hour, Jukebox 1: The McGuire Sisters kick off the hour with a 1956 Columbia Pictures theme from the film "Picnic." Tony Bennett sings a song of "Rags To Riches" next. Nat King Cole performs a jazz favorite, "Avalon." We'll team up Bob Hope & Bing Crosby for one of their road movie songs. Frank Sinatra sings, "The Second Time Around." Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sing one of her early hit songs, "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Enjoy a big band standard with Les Brown and The Ames Brothers. Barbra Streisand, The Lettermen, Frankie Laine and more. All at.... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this hour, Jukebox 2: Robert Goulet opens this set with some film music from "Little Me." Eartha Kitt is next with a song that knocked em' out during a performance of a 1952 review. Hear Bobby Darin sing a jazzy version of "Clementine." Dean Martin sings a 1967 chart favorite, "In The Misty Moonlight." Enjoy a Brook Benton soul favorite, "Rainy Night In Georgia." Mel Torme performs a late 40's hit, "Get Outta Town." Hear Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Nancy Sinatra's "Boots" and lots more. See the playlists leave comments at...http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Peggy Lee gets this hour underway with a whimsical little "Doodlin' Song." Perry Como follows with the Ray Charles singers with "Papa Loves Mambo." Hear two hits of the great period "4" groups this hour, The Four Lads and The Four
Freshmen. Hear Tony Bennett's signature hit about that city by the bay. Connie Francis performs some film music from "Where The Boys Are." Great instrumentals with Harry James, Jackie Gleason, and the Mantovani Orch. Sarah Vaughan, Fun with Phil Harris, Doris Day and lots more. All at...http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, May 5, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 5-5-14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Barbra Streisand launches the hour with a old song re-penned by Milton Berle. "Sam You Made The Pants Too Long." Perry Como is next with The Fontane Sisters as we take a "Dreamer's Holiday." Listen to the outstanding voice of singer Mario Lanza as he sings his 1951 hit, "Be My Love." (by request) Introducing KC's Rob McHenry with a fine version of an old Lou Rawls favorite. Enjoy some Burt Bacharach / Hal David music sung by BJ Thomas from Butch Cassidy. Hear Henry Mancini, Petula Clark, Buddy Knox and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ and have a great week!

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra rolls out this hour with one of his latter charting hits, "That's Life." Andy Williams follows up with a vocal version of the 1963 Kai Winding hit, "More." We'll team up Bing Crosby and Judy Garland for a lively tate-a-tate called "Ya-Ta-Ta, Ya-Ta-Ta" Julie London heats up a little "Black Coffee" (with beaucoup cream and sugar) Great Instrumentals with Les Brown, Al Hirt, David Rose, and Ray Anthony. Hear Bobby Vee's "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" These and more. Visit the blog at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin kicks off this hour with one of his great signature hits, "That's Amore'" Sinatra is next with the Nelson Riddle Orch singing "Makin' Whoopie." Doris Day sings one of her Hall-Of-Fame hits from the 1949 film "Romance On The High Seas." Listen to Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus singing a summer favorite, "That Sunday That Summer." Hear some of the great vocal groups, The Four Preps, The Association, The Fontane Sisters, and a fun little hit by Ronnie and the Daytonas, "Little GTO" These and lots more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

KCXL Radio Neon Beat Announcement

On the Neon Beat this week: To my listeners who pick up the show on KCXL, 1140 am and 102.9 FM in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Neon Beat has been taken off the station. At least the main weekend airing of the shows on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. The reason, as I understand it is this. KCXL, along with a lot of other radio stations in the country are struggling to keep solvent, in particular, the privately owned stations. The push over the edge, I’m told, was yet another huge royalty bill from one of the music licensing cartels. ie: ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. The pressure has increased exponentially on radio, television, and internet providers to pay more and more for the “all clear” to play the artists and songwriters who are represented by these licensers. The station has gone full time talk. For now, I note the Neon Beat is being used as “fill” programming in the early morning hours overnights.

I’d like to express my gratitude to Pete Schartel and Jonnie Santoli (owners and operators of KCXL) for believing in the show and giving the Neon Beat the local exposure for as long as they could. Hopefully things will turn around. Big thanks to programmer David Brewer for his enthusiasm for the show and his friendship. David was one of many who came up with some good ideas for fine tuning this thing and plugging it in wherever he could. I’ve made some great friends thru this family.

Meantime, I will continue to find ways to get The Neon Beat on the air. George Woods, of Radio George and I will be pushing to syndicate the show for distribution. Which was always my intention. DON’T FORGET: The Neon Beat still streams 24/7 on Radio George. Go to:
http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ 

And as my friend Joe Dimino of Neon Jazz says: “Enjoy the music my friends!”

Neon Beat on Radio George - April 28, 2014

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett gets this hour underway with 'If I Ruled The World." Dean Martin follows up with a fun song at a time when Latin dances were all the craze, "Mambo Italiano." James Taylor performs a good old hit song by the Drifters, "Up On the Roof." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sings an uplifting song encouraging us to "Make Our Own Kind Of Music" Great instrumentals by Benny Goodman, Raymond Lefevre, Al Delory (Theme from MASH), and the Young Holt Unlimited. Hear Joni James, The Mills Bros, Elvis Nat King Cole and more. all at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole starts out this hour with a toe tapper called "Walking My Baby Back Home." Hear the lovely lilt of Eydie Gormet as she sings "Love Letters." Frank Sinatra sings one of his last great charting hits. A song from the Martin Scorcese film, "New York, New York." Judy Garland performs "Meet Me In St. Louis Louie." Hear some great big band with Les Elgart, John Barry, and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orch. Kay Starr, Perry Como, Robert Goulet and many more. Leave a comment see the playlists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters launch this set with their 1955 chart hit, "Sincerely." Engelbert Humperdinck (spellcheck!!:) follows with "Quando, Quando." Vic Damone will sing a great song from "Pal Joey." Peggy Lee strikes up the band and some attitude with her song, "Pas Me By." Ella Fitzgerald performs a Cole Porter standard. Hear Bobby Darin with "Beyond The Sea." The Dixie Cups "Chapel Of Love", Frank Sinatra, Shelly Fabares and lots more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - April 21, 2014

On The Neon Beat his week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin launches this hour with the Four Lads, "Standing On The Corner." Peggy Lee sings a song ala a little playful resignation, "Alright, Ok, YOU WIN." Enjoy a little classic rock n' roll with Fats Domino, "My Blue Heaven." Patti Page sings the title song from the Betty Davis film, "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte." Nat King Cole sings a 1951 favorite, "Too Young." Hear a "big sky" western set with Gogi Grant, Hugo Montenegro, and Loren Green. We'll play The Mills Brothers, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan and lots more.. at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Andy Williams kicks off this hour with a song to snap your fingers to, (or crack knuckles  "Butterfly" Ed Ames follows with a beautiful song from the play, "I Do I Do": "My Cup Runneth Over." Hear a great Burt Bacharach/Hal David song performed by Dionne Warwick, "Do You Know the Way To San Jose." Tony Bennett and Dean Martin sing two lovely ballads. Listen to some great instrumentals with Kai Winding, Percy Faith, and Raymond Lafevere. Hear Nat King Cole, Petula Clark, Bobby Vinton and more. See the playlists leave comments at ... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We open this set with a song from "Gypsy" sung by The Four Lads. Next, The English Gentleman, Matt Monro sings his 1961 hit song, "My Kind Of Girl." Enjoy a bluesy toe tappin' hit song by Peggy Lee, "I'm A Woman" Listen to Frank Sinatra with "Pennies From Heaven." We team up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney for "Come To The Mardis Gras" Enjoy some fun film music with Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys." We'll play hit songs by Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Al Martino and lots more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, April 14, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - April 14, 2014

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Mel Carter launches this great hour of music with his hit, "Hold Me Thrill Me." Gale Garnett follows with her 1964 chart single, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine." Dean Martin is next followed by a instrumental standard by Leroy Anderson. Barbra Streisand sings a song from her 1964 TV show. Nat King Cole will croon a version of an old Harry James / Judy Garland hit. Hear Ella Fitzgerald with a fun song from "Kiss Me Kate." Listen to Tony Bennett, Ferranti & Teicher, Henry Mancini. Even throw in a little Carly Simon. All this week on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a gr
eat week.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Lena Horne opens this set with a signature performance of "Stormy Weather." Next you'll hear, back to back, two great Big Easy trumpets.. Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong. Jo Stafford sings her 1951 hit, "Shrimp Boats." Hear a salsa treatment of "If I Had A Hammer" sung by Trini Lopez. Listen to "The Glow Worm" by the Mills Bros. "Unchain My Heart" by Ray Charles. Hear Judy Collins, Glen Campbell, Pat Boone's "Beyond The Sunset" and much more. See the playlists, leave comments at .. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Kay Starr kicks off with little spelling exercise. A toe tappin' number called "Mississippi." Frank Sinatra sings a song featured in the period flick, "the Yellow Rolls Royce." Vic Damone performs a song from "My Fair Lady." Great instrumentals with Billy May, Reg Owen, and David Benoit. Johnny Mathis sings "Misty." Hear some classic folk with the Kingston Trio. You'll hear KC's Marilyn Maye, Perry Como, Engelbert Humperdinck, and lots more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Pic: Me and Mr' Joe Dimino. Host of Neon Jazz. The real deal. From Miles Davis to Ella Fitzgerald http://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/ Enjoy the music my friends!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.8.14

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Steve Lawrence launches this hour with a stirring performance of "Portrait Of My Love." Enjoy some film music from the movie "Kelly's Heros" sung by The Mike Curb Congregation. Frank Sinatra sings one of his signature hits, "I've Got You Under My Skin." Barbra Streisand will sing her 1964 chart hit from "Funny Girl." Listen to the Carpenters "Sing" a 1973 number one charting song written by Joe Reposo for Sesame Street. Engelbert Humperdinck performs a hit song used in a 1968 British short film. Hear Nancy Wilson, The Association, Judy Garland and more. go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett strikes up the band with a little holiday cheer, singing a song usually heard around the Christmas season these days. A song from "the Sound Of Music." Roger Whittaker is next with his beautiful mid 70's hit, "the Last Farewell." Dionne Warwick sings some with Broadway with "Promises Promises." Listen to Vic Damone with a ballad from "South Pacific." Bobby Darin performs an allegro version of "Bill Bailey." (maybe a tad "vivace" tacked on) Hear Dinah Shore, Les Baxter, laugh a little with Phil Harris's "44 Sycamore" and lots more. See the lists and links. Leave comments at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sammy Davis Jr starts this set with a song from Broadway that would prove his highest charting hit record. Frank Sinatra is next with some great Cole Porter. We team up Tony Bennett with Diana Krall for "The Best Is Yet To Come." Kay Starr performs a jazzy take on the Victor Young song, "Around The World." Hear Dean Martin's signature hit, "That's Amore." Hear The Mills Bros with a great jazz standard, "Up A Lazy River." We'll play Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and lot's more. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - April Fool's Day - 4.1.14

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett gets things underway with "Just In Time." Bring an umbrella as Eydie Gormet sings, "April Showers." Nat King Cole follows up with a sweeping number with the Les Baxter Orch. Herb Alpert is next with a 1967 film theme from "Casino Royale" (Happy Birthday Herb !) Hear Rosemary Clooney sings her number one 1951 hit, "Come On'na My House." Karen Carpenter sings "I Need to Be In Love." Andy Williams performs "The Summer Of Our Love." Perry Como, Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra's "Learnin' The Blues." and mucho more... all on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Vaughn Monroe launches the hour with his signature hit, "Racing With The Moon." Hear Peggy Lee's signature 1958 single, "Fever." Listen to the Nat King Cole record that defined the era, "Unforgettable." Ella Fitzgerald turns up the temp with "It's Too Darned Hot." Great Big Band with Benny Goodman, and Glen Gray & his Casa Loma orch. Tony Bennett sings a song from "Gypsy." We'll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney to do an old Bunny Berigan standard. A little rat-packin' with Frank, and Sammy Davis Jr. See the lists leave comments at .. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Kay Starr starts this set with a sing-a-long favorite, "Side By Side." Songwriter Johnny Mercer is next with the Pied Pipers singing "Personality." Bing Crosby joins up with The Andrews Sisters to sing "Pistol Packing Mama." Listen to a lovely song written by Charlie Chaplin sung by Nat King Cole. Connie Francis sings her first big chart hit for the MGM lable, "Who's Sorry Now." Enjoy a country set with Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell and Roger Miller. Hear Dean Martin, Four Preps, Steve and Eydie and much more. All on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, March 24, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.24.14

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Canadian Paul Anka begins this set with "Goodnight My Love." Barbra Streisand is next with a Funny Girl favorite, "Second Hand Rose." Tony Bennett will sing a lovely ballad from "the Sandpiper." Frank Sinatra performs "I've Got The World On A String" with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Introducing New York's Jerry Costanzo with "Can I Steal A Little Love." Nat King Cole sings a great Duke Ellington song. Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, The McGuire Sisters. Listen to The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sing an amorous number from "Kismet." Lotsa mo, at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ — with Marilyn Maye.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Al Hirt kicks off this hour with some "Cotton Candy" in the horn. Listen to Wilburt Harrison's signature song about that city of fountains, "Kansas City." Peggy Lee sings one of her big band signature hits with Benny Goodman, "Why Don't You Do Right." The Lettermen croon a vocal version of the lovely Bill Pursell ballad, "Our Winter Love." Dean Martin singshttp://theneonjazz.blogspot.com/ Enjoy the music my friends.
one of his hits from 1954, "I'd Cry Like A Baby." Vikki Carr, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ picture: Myself and Mr. Joe Dimino. Host of another great Neon show, "Neon Jazz."

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Steve and Eydie launch this set with a Steve Allen song, "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big." Enjoy a 1966 hit for Petula Clark, "It's A Sign Of The Times." Frankie Laine teams up with the EZ Riders for "Love Is A Golden Ring." Kay Starr sings one her beloved 1950's jukebox hits, "the Rock N' Roll Waltz." Frank Sinatra sings a tender song ala Rod McKuen called, "Cycles." Hear Bobby Goldsboro, Patti Page, Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra and more.. at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids !

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.17.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin gets this segment underway with "You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You." Micheal Buble follows up with a title cut from his Reprise album, "Feeling Good." The Carpenters sing a Carole King song from 1972 called, "it's Going To Take Some Time." Hear a lush version of a song sung "Tenderly" by Nat King Cole. Enjoy some great instrumentals by Roger Williams, Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra, and Henry Mancini. "Let Yourself Go" with Ella Fitzgerald. Ray Charles, Mitch Miller, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis and lots more.. at .. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett catches an early vacation amoungst the monkeys and the palm trees "In The Middle Of An Island." Perry Como sings a cool blusey version of "Dream On Little Dreamer." Dean Martin performs a fine rendition of a beautiful song from a 1950's film called, "Anna." Hear some great big band band with Les Brown's "Leap Frog." Lean Horne sings one her signature hits, "the Lady Is A Tramp." Glen Campbell's "Galveston," Doris Day with a sultry version of "Moonglow" Les Paul and more. See the playlists leave comment at... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: The Ames Brothers kick off this set with a great jazz standard, "On A Slow Boat To China." Rosemary Clooney sings a Johnny Mercer song heard in several period films. Have a cuppa-Joe with Frank Sinatra and "The Coffee Song." Doris Day sings one of her "hall of fame" songs, "Secret Love." Dionne Warwick performs one of the many songs she'd do for Burt and Hal. Listen to Nat King Cole's "A Blossom Fell." Robert Goulet, some big band with Benny Goodman and more. all on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, March 10, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.10.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr launches this hour with a Vegas interp of "Thaaaat Old Black Magic." Tony Bennett and Count Basie follow up with a song bout' that windy city. Enjoy one of biggest chart busting instrumentals ever by Paul Mauriat. Get your Kicks on Route 66 with Nat King Cole. Listen to the Chordettes with 'Never On Sunday." Johnny Mathis, "What Will My Mary Say?" Frank Sinatra's "Love and Marriage." Hear Dusty Springfield, Patti Page, some great jazz piano with Eddie Heywood, and more. Great music of the 40's, 50's & 60's. all on... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como backed up by "the Ramblers" open this set with "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." The Lettermen sing "Shangri La." Hear the Carpenters sing one of their chart hits, "Rainy Day's & Mondays." We enjoy a little "love American style" as Petula Clark sings bout' them "American Boys." Great instrumentals from Andre Previn, Walter Wanderley, Ferranti & Teicher, and Henry Mancini. "Whatta Day For A Daydream" by the Lovin' Spoonful. Hear Kay Star, Tom Jones, Sinatra and more. Leave comment see the playlists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ enjoy!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Rosemary Clooney kicks off this hour with Perez Prado with a salsa treatment of "Magic Is The Moonlight." Tony Bennett is next with a song from "Bye Bye Birdie." We go "Swingin' Down The Lane" with Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle. We'll put on that great Broadway album for a stunning performance of "Putting It Together" by Barbara Streisand. Great instrumentals by Herb Alpert, and Bert Kaempfert. Vic Damone sings a song from "Pal Joey" Hear Trini Lopez, Lou Rawls, Sarah Vaughan and more. All at..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ pic: "Hey John...Look up."