Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.17.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney open this hour with "Come To The Mardis Gras." Then we'll track a rousing jazz standard called "Avalon" performed by Nat King Cole. Hear a lovely 1967 song from the Broadway play, "I Do, I Do" sung by Ed Ames. Frank Sinatra sings a good old Les Brown hit, "How Bout You." His daughter Nancy sings her 1966 hit, "Sugar Town." Hear some great film music from My Fair Lady sung by Vic Damone. Glen Campbell sings a song that brought home the bacon for songwriter John Hartford for years after, "Gentle On My Mind." We'll spin a 1950's hit for a one hit wonder group called "The Pony Tails" (tight harmony) Listen to Eydie Gormet, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Sherman, Henry Mancini and much more. All at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this set with a lush version of "April In Paris." We'll do a little "Walking After Midnight" with Patsy Cline." Listen to an Uncle Milton Berle song of "Sam You Made The Pants Too Long" by Barbra Streisand. Enjoy a lovely version of an old Hoagy Carmichael standard sung from Nat King Cole. Tony Bennett sings a song from the film "The Sandpiper." We'll play one of the folk hits by the Australian group, The Seekers, "I'll Never Find Another You." Hear The Drifters "Up On The Roof." We'll remember one of the great "road movies" as we team up Bing Crosby with Bob Hope. You'll hear Joni James, Glen Campbell, Segio Mendez and monay more. Leave comments see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Hang on to your hat as Caterina Valente storms on the stage with a rousing version of an old Xavier Cugat hit, "The Breeze and I" Tony Bennett recalls some hungrier times with his 1960's hit, "Rags To Riches." Listen to an old Jazz standard featuring The Ames Brothers, "On a Slow Boat To China." Laugh a little with Allen Sherman's letter from summer camp. We'll "Sing In the Sunshine" with Gale Garnett. Enjoy some movie instrumentals with Morris Stoloff and Henry Mancini. Hear some Sinatra with the song "My Blue Heaven" from the Swingin' Session album. The New Christy Minstrels, Sarah Vaughan, Bobby Darin and more. Hear them all at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ (pic" Allen Sherman from "My Son the Nut" album. circa 1963 )

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