Monday, March 30, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.30.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this week’s collection of classic hits as we go “Swinging’ Down the Lane.” Barbra Streisand takes the mic next with a song from her highly acclaimed Broadway Album. Listen to Louis Armstrong with a song shore’ to make you smile. We’ll couple up Tony Bennett with Diana Krall for “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Listen to Jack Jones with one of his Grammy Award hits, “Lollipops and Roses.” Remember those “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer” with Nat King Cole and the Ralph Carmichael Chorus. We’ll spin Dusty Springfield’s great hit, “Son Of A Preacher Man.” Enjoy a mid 50’s song covered by Les Baxter but also done here by Mindy Carson, “Wake The Town And Tell The People.” (by request) Hear Sammy Davis Jr, Sergio Mendez, The Carpenters and lots more. All at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Lettermen open this great set with an old Paul Anka song, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder.” Then I’ll break out the T-shirt and Brylcreem and comb up for a smash hit by The Diamonds, “Little Darlin.” Bobby Darin sings one of his many charting songs called, “Things.” Dean Martin performs one of his standards called, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Doris Day and Buddy Clark team up for a late 40’s record, “Love Somebody.” Listen to Barbra Streisand with her rendition of an old “Cotton Club” standard, “Taking a Chance On Love.” Perry Como sings one of his sock hop songs of the 1950’s entitled, “Jukebox Baby” followed up by The McGuire Sisters. We’ll “Let Ourselves Go” on the dance floor with Ella Fitzgerald. Hear Frank Sinatra, Peter Paul and Mary, Sam Cooke, and much more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones steams on stage as we open up Jukebox 3 with his mega-hit, “She’s A Lady.” Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with his 1978 comeback hit, “After The Lovin.’” Frank Sinatra teams up
with Nelson Riddle as they brew up a little, “Witchcraft.” Listen to Doris Day sing one of her hall of fame hits, “Secret Love.” Dionne Warwick performs one of many songs penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, “I Say A Little Prayer.” Bobby Goldsboro remembers the 1960’s with his song, “The Straight Life.” Enjoy a little folk music with Jimmie Rodgers, “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Hear Gogi Grant, Ferranti and Teicher, Rosemary Clooney with a song from the film “The Harvey Girls” and lots more. All at:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.23.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet take the stage to open this hour with a lively version of “Bei Mir Bistu Shoene.” Perry Como takes the mic next for his hit, “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Enjoy a little “salsa” version of the song “Magic Is the Moonlight” with Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado. Nat King Cole croons his 1950 hit, “Nature Boy.” Frank Sinatra sings one of his many hits for the Epic label, “Over and Over.” Great instrumentals by Ferranti and Teicher, Herb Alpert and the TJB, and we’ll hear Billy May’s Orchestra with “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” Listen to the McGuire Sisters with their hit song that held the charts from 1954 into 1955, “Sincerely.” Hear a lovely Fred Astaire film standard sung by The Lettermen. Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters team up for “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” We’ll play, Dinah Washington, The Association and more. At:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with some rousing film music from “The Tender Trap.” Then we’ll join up Bette Midler and Barry Manilow as they convey my sentiments, “I Love Being Here With You.” Enjoy a fun mid 50’s song by request, from the Mill Brothers as we get “throwed,” “Smack Dab in the Middle.” We’ll take a stroll down “Primrose Lane” with Mr. Jerry Wallace. We’ll track some period instrumentals by Mitch Miller and Aker Bilk. Nat King Cole will leave you “Breathless” performing from The Sands in Vegas. The Polish Prince will sing one his 1960’s hits, “Roses are Red.” Sing along with one of The Carpenters many charting hits, “Top of the World.” Barbra Streisand performs her tender hit from Funny Girl. And we’ll say, “Thanks for the Memories” with Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. Hear Teresa Brewer, Tony Bennett and more. See past lists, leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Della Reese opens this set with her top charting hit, “Don’t You Know.” We’ll strike up the big band sound with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra playing a little “Tea for Two Cha Cha.” We’ll “Take Five” with the Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Do a little Rat Packin’ with Frank Sinatra singing “Nice N’ Easy.” Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin pair up for some laughs doing, “Clyde’s Song.” Hear the jazz piano of George Shearing with Nat King Cole singing the lyrics to “Let There Be Love.” We’ll board the “Night Train” with Kay Starr. Listen to a Broadway selection from Pal Joey sung by Vic Damone. We’ll spin a lovely 1956 instrumental you may have forgotten called, “When the White Lilacs Bloom Again” by violinist, Helmut Zacharius. Hear the Ray Charles Singers with “Love Me with All Your Heart” from 1960. Jo Stafford sings “You Belong to Me.” Listen to Perry Como, Jaye P. Morgan, The Four Coins and more. Go to:

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.16.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin launches this great set with “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On.” Nat King Cole follows next with his 1953 hit, “Pretend.” Listen to one of many Pat Boone hits, “If Dreams Come True.” Listen to Kay Starr sing a song from which the game show “Wheel of Fortune” gets its name. Enjoy some movie music with Henry Manicini’s theme from “Darling Lili” and Percy Faith performing a song from “My Fair Lady.” Hear Kitty Kallen’s come from behind hit for the year 1954, “Little Things Mean A Lot.” Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck with “The Last Waltz”, and Petula Clark’s “Don’t Sleep In The Subway.” Hear a local Kansas City singer perform a lush mix of “Lady In Red” thus introducing Mr. Rob McHenry. Hear Glen Campbell, Burl Ives, Jim Lowe and much more. All on:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney sings a bawdy song that opened up a few installments of the TV series “Madmen.” Louis Prim
a takes the stage next with some jazz horn music lessons, “The Music Goes Round and Round.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye as she sings a song about that American city of fountains. The McGuire Sisters perform one of their many charting hits for the “Coral” label, “It May Sound Silly.” Listen to a beautiful song by Johnny Mathis, “A Certain Smile.” Hear great instrumentals by Hugo Winterhalter with Eddie Heywood, Benny Goodman, Michel Legrand, and Horst Jankowski.” We’ll play Al Martino, The Ames Brothers and more. Leave comments see the playlists past and present at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Lads open this hour with their 1958 hit with The Ray Conniff Singers, “Put A Light In The Window.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next with a song about the windy city! Daughter Nancy follows next with some James Bond film music. Nat King Cole croons a Fats Waller standard, “Aint Misbehaving.” Actress Judy Garland steals a performance of a great Al Jolson hit. Hear the Platters as they sing “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” Listen to Perry Como with a great song from “South Pacific.” Hang onto your hat as Hollywood ghost singer Gogi Grant sings her 1956 hit, “The Wayward Wind.” Hear the Kingston Trio, Ray Charles, Mel Torme and more. All at: — with Wally Thornton.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Neon Beat at Radio George - 3.9.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lou Rawls opens this great set with his hit, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine.” Then enjoy a great Glenn Miller standard for slow dancin’ with Les Brown and the Ames Brothers singing “Moonlight Seranade.” We’ll team up Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby for a bawdy film number from “High Society” called, “Well, Did You Evah?” Nat King Cole croons a lovely song from a 1951 film called “Anna.” Hear some television music performed by Nelson Riddle and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy a song from “Meet Me in St. Louis” sung by Judy Garland. Barbra Streisand sings one of her many 1960’s hits, “He Touched Me.” Ella Fitzgerald swings with a great Artie Shaw big band hit, “Begin the Beguine.” Hear Pat Boone, Georgia Gibbs and much mo.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Louis Armstrong teams up with Bing Crosby for some great Naw’lins jazz as they sing, “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.” Then listen to the lovely Jo Stafford as she performs, “Sunday Kind Of Love.” We’ll spin some Frank Sinatra a great Cole Porter selection. Then “try” to sit still as go rockin’ with Perez Prado’s “Rock-a-mambo Number 5.” Enjoy some smooth film music sung by The Lettermen with the theme from “Summer Place.” We’ll track some classic Lena Horne singing “The Lady Is a Tramp.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye as we play, “”If My Friends Could See Me Now. Listen to some film music with crooner Vic Damone as he sings “An Affair to Remember.” Hear The Mills Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Wayne Newton and more. See the lists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this set as we go “Swinging Down the Lane.” Andy Williams is next with a toe tapper called “That Old Bilbao Song.” Listen to Chad Stewart and Jeremy Clyde as they sing “A Summer Song.” Frank Sinatra sings with the Gordon Jenkins Orch with their award winning hit, “It Was a Very Good Year.” Patti Page sings the female take on the song, “Gentle on My Mind.” The Fifth Dimension take the stage with “The Wedding Bell Blues.” Listen to a film classic from Casino Royale as Dusty Springfield purrs, “the Look Of Love.” Hear Tony Bennett, Al Martino, The Vogues and more. It’s all at:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.3.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Ella Fitzgerald steams on stage opening another round of great music with a Cole Porter song from “Kiss Me Kate.” Pat Boone follows with one of his many charting hits, “Friendly Persuasion.” Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely version of the song, “Tenderly.” (definite “ooo” factor) We’ll play “Quando Quando” by Engelbert Humperdinck followed by Matt Monro singing a theme from a period James Bond film. Enjoy some great instrumentals by Percy Faith, Henry Mancini, and Eddie Heywood. We’ll track a smooth old Ray Noble hit sung by Nat King Cole. (more “ooo” factor”) Hear The Mills Brothers, Frankie Avalon, Actress Marilyn Monroe and more. All at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tommy Edwards begins this great set with his 1958 chart hit, “It’s All In the Game.” Frank Sinatra takes the stage next with a spiffy take on a good old Harold Arlen song. Then “Pick Yourself Up” with the first lady of swing, Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy some classic big band as Harry James plays his lilting trumpet to, “You Made Me Love You.” Doris Day sings her song from the Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much. We’ll team up Perry Como and Betty Hutton for a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Bing Crosby and his son Gary perform a fun rendition of “Sam’s Song.” We’ll track some classic “Ink Spots” with the song, “Someone’s Been Rockin’ My Dreamboat” with a little homage to Bugs Bunny. Hear Al Hirt, Roger Whittaker, Nancy Sinatra and more. See the lists and leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin launches this set with one of the more popular versions of what was an old Russ Morgan song, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Dionne Warwick follows up with some classic Bacharach/Hal David. Enjoy some classic doo-wop with The Casinos. We’ll get “Fancy Free” with Fred Astaire from the film “Top Hat.” Then we really go to the back o’ the rack for some classic Mildred Bailey. Laugh a little with Dennis Day as we do a wee bit rough housin’ as “Clancy Lowers The Boom.” Swing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra as we play “The Jersey Bounce.” Hear Tony Bennett’s “Just In Time”, some Perry Como, Petula Clark’s “The Other Man’s Grass”, Johnny Mathis, Paul Anka and much more. Go to: