Monday, May 18, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.18.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Caterina Valente storms on stage as we open Juke 1 with “The Breeze and I.” Frank Sinatra is next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra as we go “Learnin’ the Blues.” Listen to an old 1962 memory with Joe Henderson as we “Snap Our Fingers.” Hear some great Broadway and Film selections with Patti Page, Dinah Washington, Robert Goulet, and Henry Mancini. Petula Clark sings a song written by Charlie Chaplain for “The Countess from Hong Kong.” (didn’t actually make the film so Charlie gave it to Pet to record) Listen to Bobby Darin do a swingin’ version of “I Got Rhythm.” Hear The Moe Kauffman Septet with the “Swinging Shepherd Blues.” We’ll play the Four Knights (a group that backed Nat King Cole in several recordings) with their 1950’s hit single, “I Get So Lonely.” You’ll hear Al Martino, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and more. All at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Robert Goulet takes the stage as we open this set with “Summer Sounds.” Nancy Sinatra is next with her 1966 hit single, “Sugar Town.” Enjoy a country-esk “ folk set with Patsy Cline, Elvis, Glen Campbell, and Peter Paul and Mary.” Perry Como sings a 1956 hit song with the Mitchell Ayers Orchestra and Chorus, “Hot Diggity.” You’ll hear a rousing version of “The Glow Worm” sung by the Mills Brothers. We’ll track a couple of one hit wonders with The Pony Tails (Born Too Late) and Johnny Preston (Running Bear) Listen to some great instrumental selections by Bert Kaempfert, Roger Williams, Sounds Orchestral and The Silver Screen Orchestra. We’ll play hit singles by Pat Boone, Jimmie Rodgers, Terry Gilkyson and his EZ Riders and more. Leave comments and see the playlists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barbra Streisand kicks off this hour with a record that Barb thought would never crack the top ten. (wrong) Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA Orchestra is next with a 1956 hit version of Leroy Anderson’s, “Blue Tango.” Listen to The Chordettes with their 1958 smash hit, “Lollipop.” Listen to some smooth crooning with Frank Sinatra singing “My Blue Heaven” along with Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole’s “Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Hear Eddie Fisher’s lovely tribute song, “Oh Mine Papa.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney for “Come to the Mardis Gras.” We’ll spin Jo Staffords’ 1951 hit, “Shrimp Boats” and play some classic folk by the Kingston Trio. Hear fine classic screen instrumentals by Michel Legrand and Felix Slatkin. Listen to Frankie Avalon, Patti Page, The Andrews Sisters and much more.

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