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.

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