Monday, January 27, 2014

The Neon Beat via Radio George - 1.27.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Barbra Streisand kicks off hour one with an fun old song rewritten by Milton Berle, "Sam You Made The Pants Too Long." Dean Martin teetotals a tad with his hit song, "Little Ol Wine Drinker Me." Marilyn Monroe steams on-stage with a rewritten Irving Berlin song called, "You'd Be Surprised." We remember a 007 movie called 'You Only Live Twice" with Nancy Sinatra. Nat King Cole sings a great Hoagy Carmicheal standard. Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck, The Drifters, Sarah Vaughan and lots more

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Georgia Gibbs puckers up with our opening number called "Kiss of Fire!" Frank Sinatra follows up with "I've Got The World On A String." Enjoy some great instrumentals with Leroy Anderson's "The Syncopated Clock", Percy Faith's "Song From Moulin Rouge", and Billy Vaughn. Hear Eartha Kitt's 1952 review song, "Cest Si Bon." Tony Bennett with "Fly Me To The Moon", Johnny Mathis, Ray Price, Crystal Gayle, and Jimmie Dean's "Big Band John." see the playlists and leave comments here ..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barry Manilow launches this set with "Jump Shout Boogie." The Fifth Dimension follow up with "The Wedding Bell Blues." Nat King
Cole croons an old Fats Waller standard. Frank Sinatra and The Gordon Jenkins Orch perform an award winning rendition of "It Was A Very Good Year." Hear Lena Horne sing "Stormy Weather." Hear the group Harpers Bazaar sing an old Glenn Miller standard. Listen to Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Petula Clark and more..all on..

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.21.14

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin kicks off Juke 1 with a "Kick In The Head." (from Oceans 11) Peggy Lee then ratchets up the beat with "Come Back to Me !" Nat King Cole and the Trio perform a WW2 favorite called "Straighten Up And Fly Right." Listen to Vic Damone with a song from West Side Story. The Mills Brothers sing a Frank Loesser song, "Standing' On the Corner." Bob Hope and Shirley Ross sing, "Thanks For The Memories. Hear Kay Starr, Glen Campbell, the great Ethel Waters and much more. Have a great week!

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney
opens this hour with what one reviewer called, "the perfect theatre song." The Four Preps sing of Santa Catalina, (The Isle Of Romance) We go "cRazY" with Patsy Cline." Tony Bennett sings his signature song, "San Francisco." Connie Francis sings "Embraceable You." Instrumentals with Herb Alpert, Henry Mancini, Ferranti & Teicher, and Glenn Miller. Hear Bobby Vinton, Frankie Avalon, Georgia Gibbs and lots-a more. Leave comments, see the playlists..

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens his closet door and "The Door To Your Heart" for this hour's opener. Pat Boone follows with a song that was one of two big charting hits he enjoyed in 1957. Frank Sinatra sings a song from his "Swingin' Session" album with Nelson Riddle. We go "To The Ends Of The Earth" with Nat Cole. Hear some great instrumental hits with Raymond Lefevre, the T-Bones, and The Bob Crew Generation. Listen to Bing Crosby with Satchmo, the Marvelous Mariilyn May, The Rascals and more..all on... — with Marilyn Maye.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.13.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The New Christy Minstrels launch this hour of period hits with "Green Green" We follow it with a touch of Irish with Roger Whittaker's lovely take on "Star Of The County Down." Frank and Nancy Sinatra sing their number one hit, "Something Stupid." Ella Fitzgerald sings a saucy song from "Kiss Me Kate." Tony Bennett croons his sensual take on a song from "The Sandpiper." Listen to Perry Como's "Tina Marie." Hear Sammy Davis Jr, Nat Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Beatles and more.. Have a great week kids!

This week on the Neon Beat Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett kicks it off with "Rags To Riches." The McGuire Sisters follow up with "Something's Gotta Give." Hear some great TV theme music with Lalo Schifrin and Henry Mancini. Hear some hit songs from period groups like The Vogues, The Carpenters, and Nino Temple and April Stevens. Vic Damone sings a song from 'My Fair Lady." Dionne Warwick's "Deja Vu", Glenn Yarborough, Barry Manilow and lots more.. Leave comments, see the playlists at

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra opens this set with an ol' Les Brown favorite, "How Bout You?" We'll play some great folk with Gale Garnett, Trini Lopez, and Peter Paul and Mary. Laugh a little with a funny classic by Allen Sherman, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." Enjoy a Nat Cole re-creation of an old Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Instrumental film hits by Henry Mancini and Morris Stoloff. Tony Bennett, Brenda Lee, Marty Robbins and introducing Jerry Costanzo. These and more at

Monday, January 6, 2014

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.6.14

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin kicks off the hour with "Powder You Face With Sunshine." Listen to The Ames Brothers perform an old Tommy Dorsey favorite. Hear Eddy Arnold with the lovely song, "the Tips Of My Fingers." Peggy Lee sings one of her hits that made the top 40 in 1969, "Is That All There Is?" featuring an orchestra directed by Randy Newman. Hear Joe Williams singing with the Count Basie Orch, "Smack Dab In The Middle." Laugh a little with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby with a song from one of their "road movies." Hear The Statler Bros, Paul Mauriat, Tony Bennett and more. All at..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We'll attempt to turn up the thermostat a bit remembering "Summer Sounds" by Robert Goulet. A couple of sweet numbers by Nancy Sinatra and Pat Boone, "Sugar Town" and "Sugar Moon." We'll go "Walking After Midnight" with Patsy Cline. Hear "The Glow Worm" with The Mills Bros. Perry Como sings his 1956 hit, "Hot Diggity!" Great instrumentals by Roger Williams, Bert Kaempfert, and Sounds Orchestral. Listen to Rosemary Clooney, The Pony Tails, Peter Paul and Mary and lots more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barbra Streisand la
unches this hour with a record she predicted would never be a hit, "Stoney End." (broke the top ten shortly after it's release) Hear the Four Lads with a fun old hit song, "Constantinople." Hear a swinging version of "My Blue Heaven" with Frank Sinatra. Listen to some great instrumentals by Hugo Winterhalter, Felix Slatkin, Michel Legrand, and a great film song with John Barry and Toots Thielmann, "the Theme From Midnight Cowboy." Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford, The Chordettes and more. All on..