Monday, June 8, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.8.15

On The Neon Beat this week, on Jukebox 1: Barbra Streisand launches this hour with a song adapted by mister television, Milton Bearle: “Sam You Made the Pants Too Long.” Next, we lift a glass to Dean Martin with, “Little Ol’ Wine Drinker Me.” Then enjoy a Carole King song performed in this 1962 recording by The Drifters: “Up On the Roof.” Tom Jones steams on stage with his 1965 hit, “It’s Not Unusual.” Listen to Nat King Cole with a lovely version of a Hoagy Carmichael standard. We’ll play a whimsical piece by Petula Clark called “A Cat in the Window.” Nancy Sinatra sings the theme song from a James Bond film, “You Only Li
ve Twice.” Then listen to Engelbert Humperdinck with “Quando, Quando.” Hear great film and Broadway music with Louis Armstrong, Pat Boone, and Frank Sinatra. We’ll spin records by The Kingston Trio, Al Martino, Eydie Gorme and more. Go to:

On The Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: Barry Manilow gets this set going with a swingin’ number called “Jump Shout Boogie” from his “This Song’s For You” album. Next we spin a hit single by The Fifth Dimension, “The Wedding Bell Blues.” Harpers Bazaar does a fun vocal version of a great Glenn Miller standard, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Nat King Cole croons a great Fats Waller song, “Aint Misbehaving.” Anita O’Day performs a west coast jazz version of “Old Devil Moon.” Listen to Frank Sinatra sing an award winning song for that year for both Frank and The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra. Aye! “It Was a Very Good Year.” We’ll play what became a signature performance for Lena Horne singing the song, “The Lady Is a Tramp.” Hear some great big band with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra with “The King Porter Stomp.” We’ll spin some more Dean Martin with his hit version of the song, “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” Hear The Ames Brothers with their 1955 hit, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.” You’ll hear Andy Williams, Petula Clark, Tony Martin and more. Go to:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pucker up as Georgia Gibbs blasts off this set with her “Kiss of Fire.” Then we’ll hear the song, “Fly Me to the Moon” sung by Mr. Tony Bennett. Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for “I’ve Got the World on a String.” Enjoy a lush arrangement of a song performed my Johnny Mathis: “Gina.” Listen to an iconic performance by Eartha Kitt from a 1952 review called, “It’s So Good.” The Four Lads sing a Broadway favorite written by Frank Loesser. Kay Starr sings a toe tapper from 1953 called, “Side by Side” followed the story of the “Little Nash Rambler” as done by The Playmates. We’ll play some great instrumentals by Percy Faith, Leroy Anderson, Billy Vaughn, and the Silver Screen Orchestra. You’ll hear hit songs by Jimmy Dean, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Crystal Gayle and more. See the lists leave comments at:



    Indeed it was.

  2. Indeed! I remember the glowing reviews of that album when it first came out. Old Blue Eyes with that golden orchestration by Gordon Jenkins. Classic.