Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.20.15

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: Steve and Eydie launch this week’s lineup with “I’ve Got a Gal In Kalamazoo.” (“Hi-ya Mr. Lawrence!) Sammy Davis Jr. sings a 1963 Grammy Award winning song from the play, “Stop the World, I Wanna Get Off.” Hear the lovely Jo Stafford sing the song, “Symphony.” Frank Sinatra sings the title song from a 1958 album featuring “traveling themes,” “Come Fly With Me.” Listen to Johnny Mathis with his version of the ever popular Errol Garner hit, “Misty.” We’ll take a cut from a great Natalie Cole album dedicated to the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald. Natalie sings “Tisket Tasket.” Dean Martin sings his hit song that knocked the Beatles out of first place on the pop charts in 1964. Hear The McGuire Sisters with a spiritual song remembering their singing days in their Middletown, Ohio church. Listen to, Harry Belafonte, Neil Diamond, great big band with Benny Goodman and more. Listen now at:

This week on the Neon Beat Jukebox 2: Tom Jones steams on stage with “Daughter of Darkness.” Herb Alpert is next with 1967 film music from “Casino Royale.” Hear Perry Como sing of the dance that Papa loved. We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney and Guy Mitchell to sing a charming song from “Pagan Love Song.” Listen to the iconic film song from the 1952 movie, “Singing In the Rain.” Nat King Cole sings a lovely song written by actor Charlie Chaplin. Tony Bennett performs a rousing version of a Cole Porter song, “Night and Day.” Frank Sinatra performs some more Cole with “Anything Goes.” Jazz pianist Eddie Heywood teams up with Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA orchestra for “Canadian Sunset.” Peggy Lee struts her stuff with “Hey Big Spender!” Hear Buddy Clark, Matt Monro, Della Reese and much more. Leave comments and see the playlists and links at:

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: Ella Fitzgerald opens this set with some great Irving Berlin, “Let Yourself Go.” Sammy Davis Jr. and The Mike Curb Congregation follows up with a song you can taste from Willy Wonka. Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye sings a great Jerome Kern song that wow’d em’ all on the Johnny Carson show. Dean Martin performs a song about goin’ home to “Houston.” Listen to Nancy Wilson sing her 1964 Grammy Award winning song, “How Glad I Am.” Nat King Cole croons a lovely ballad written by George and Ira Gershwin. We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong for some great Cole Porter from “High Society.” Fine instrumentals by Frank Mills, Henry Mancini, and Si Zentner. Listen to Frank Sinatra, Kay Starr, The Lettermen and more. All at: Have a great week!

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