Monday, June 29, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.29.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We’ll take to the floor and do the twist as we open this set with Sam Cooke. Then listen to the King of Mambo, Perez Prado and his Orchestra, with his 1958 hit, “Patricia.” Nat King Cole croons an early 1950’s charting hit, “Nature Boy.” Listen to a great Cole Porter song sung by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra. Patti Page sings the female version to a gre
at John Hartford/Glen Campbell hit. Enjoy a breath of fresh ocean breeze with Roger Whittaker’s “The Last Farewell.” Hear Chad and Jeremy’s wistful hit “A Summer Song” followed up with a snappy fun number by Peggy Lee, “Manana is Good Enough for Me.” You’ll hear great instrumentals by Harry James, Andre Previn, and The Village Stompers. We’ll track an old album cut from the back of the rack by The Four Freshmen, “I’ll Remember April.” Listen to Jim Lowe (Green Door), Burl Ives, and Kitty Kallen. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney launches this hour with one of her crazy recordings snatched up for the television series, “Madmen.” Then listen to an old Dean Martin favorite, ‘You’re Nobody til Somebody Loves You.” Then, take off your “shoezees” and ‘Make Yourself Comfortable” with “Sassy.” Enjoy some Universal film music with Henry Mancini, his orchestra and chorus with “Darling Lili.” Mary Martin steams on the stage with a song that was to get the woman noticed as a major talent, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Hear Paul Anka sing one of his many hit songs, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder.” Instrumentals by Benny Goodman, Nelson Riddle, and Arthur Fiedler directing the Boston Pops. Enjoy a country set with Roger Miller, Archie Campbell, and Gogi Grant. See the lists, leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Aces stroll down the aisle as we open this Juke for “Those Wedding Bells.” The English Gentlemen, Matt Monro is next with a sweeping version of a show tune called “I’ll Take Romance.” Doris Day is next with an award winning song she performed in the 1953 film, “Calamity Jane.” Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra team up for a Cole Porter song from “High Society.” Jo Stafford sings a sultry version of “Sunday Kind Of Love” with Paul Weston and his Orchestra. Hear Percy Faith with a romping song from “My Fair Lady.” Listen to The Lettermen with a vocal version of the theme from the film “A Summer Place.” Enjoy a bluesy hit from 1967 with Dusty Springfield singing, “Son of a Preacher Man.” Ella Fitzgerald sings a lush version of the old Artie Shaw hit, “Begin the Beguine.” We’ll play songs by Glen Campbell, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Vinton and more. Go to:

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