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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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