Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.14.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin kicks off another great week of hits with “On An Evening In Roma.” Rosemary Clooney takes the stage next with her 1951 hit written (in part) by the same man who was the voice of David Seville (Alvin and The Chipmunks). Listen to Tom Jones singing a song that’s still a smokin’ hit today, written by Paul Anka. We’ll do a little Rat Packin’ with Frank, Dino and Sammy. Listen to one of several hit songs Nat King Cole recorded with the Four Knights. Eddie Fisher (ala Sonny Boy) will sing one of his 1950’s hit songs, “I Need You Know.” Connie Francis sings one used in the soundtrack of the TV show, “Pan Am.” Enjoy some classic period folk with the Kingston Trio, “The MTA.” We’ll spin hit records by The Ray Charles Singers, The Lettermen, Sam Cooke, the McGuire Sisters and more. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como launches this set with one of his period sock hop hits, “Tina Marie.” Then Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with a vocal take on a great Dave Brubeck hit. Sammy Davis Jr is next with a snappy version of the song, “On a Clear Day.” (Listen for the plug for a period airline) Enjoy some great big band with Jimmy Dorsey, and Harry James. We’ll play a WW2 song by the Andrews Sisters not played by many radio stations given many radio programmers considered it a free plug for Coca Cola. Listen to a big Chicago boy whom, at the time, voiced TV commercials for Budweiser. Listen to Lou Rawls singing the song “Nobody but Me.” Great instrumentals by Horst Jankowski, Al Hirt, and David Rose. You’ll hear The Platters, Debbie Reynolds, Engelbert Humperdinck and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Ames Brothers start this set with a jazz standard, “Undecided.” Listen to Canadian sensation Michael Buble with “I’ve Got You under My Skin.” We’ll team up Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael Orchestra and Chorus remembering “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Hear Andy Williams’ 1963 chart hit, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” Listen to Barbra Streisand with a song from “West Side Story” from her stunning Broadway album. Hear the super chart hit by Johnny Mathis that was to stay on the charts for over a year. Hear Vikki Carr sing a song from “Oklahoma” and The Four Freshmen with a mid-fifties hit song, “Day by Day.” We’ll spin a latter 1940’s hit song pairing up Doris Day with Buddy Clark, “Love Somebody” but I won’t say who. Bing Crosby croons one of his many hit songs for Decca, “Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day.” Instrumentals by Morris Stoloff, Glenn Miller and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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