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:

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