Monday, June 1, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.26.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The new Christy Minstrels and Roger Whittaker open this set with a touch o’ the Irish with “Green Green” and “Star of the County Down.” Then listen to the sentimental 1966 hit for Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy as they sing “Something Stupid.” Enjoy an upbeat jazz standard as we hear Nat King Cole sing, “Avalon.” Ella Fitzgerald performs a fun number from “Kiss Me Kate.” Hear some great film music from
Tony Bennett, Mitch Miller, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sammy Davis Jr. performs his stunning hit song from the Broadway play, “Golden Rainbow.” Perry Como performs one of his 1950’s jukebox hits, “Tina Marie.” We’ll spin Andy Williams’ 1963 chart hit, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” Hear Robert Flack with Donny Hathaway, Rosemary Clooney, The Beatles and more. Go to:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett opens this hour with a touch of “Goodfella’s” music called “Rags to Riches.” Then clearly, “Something’s Gotta Give” as we spin that fun hit record by The McGuire Sisters. Listen to some award winning television music from the series “Mission Impossible” performed by Lalo Schifrin, and a tender piece with Henry Mancini and his orchestra playing the “Theme From The Thornbirds.” We’ll spin the chart hit by Nino Temple and April Stevens called “Deep Purple” followed up by a 1958 chart hit by Tommy Edwards, “It’s all in the Game.” Enjoy some movie music sung by Vic Damone from “My Fair Lady” and Ferranti and Teicher’s “Theme from Midnight Cowboy. Hear Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Georgia Gibbs and more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra kicks off this hour with a great Les Brown hit called, “How Bout You.” Then “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” with Gale Garnett. Laugh a little with a 1963 memory by Allen Sherman, “Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh.” Nat King Cole croons a lovely version of an old Ray Noble hit, “The Very Thought of You.” Enjoy some great instrumentals by Henry Mancini, Morris Stoloff, and The Silver Screen Orchestra. Marty Robbins performs his 1957 chart hit, “A White Sport Coat” followed by Brenda Lee singing, “Too Many Rivers.” Tony Bennett sings a song performed by Dick Van Dike in the film, “Bye Bye Birdie.” We’ll spin a Dusty Springfield rendition of a song from the 1968 film “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Enjoy a country set with Johnny Horton and Lynn Anderson. We’ll play Linda Ronstadt, Peter Paul and Mary, Trini Lopez and more. Go to:

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