Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.20.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como opens this hour with his 1950 hit song performed with The Ramblers, “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.” The Lettermen follow up with their take on the old Four Coins hit from the 1950’s, “Shangri La.” Petula Clark remembers a little Love American Style with her hit single, “American Boys.” Listen to Frank Sinatra as he brews up a little “Witchcraft” with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra. Enjoy great instrumentals with Henry Mancini, Walter Wanderley, Andre Previn and Ferranti and Teicher. We’ll include a few 70’s memories with The Carpenters with “Rainy Days and Mondays” and Carly Simon’s hit single from a James Bond movie. We’ll reunite the 1960’s singing group The Association to sing with Barry Manilow with two songs for the price of one. Enjoy hit songs by Kay Starr, Tom Jones, and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney teams up with Perez Prado and his Orchestra for a salsa version of “Magic Is the Moonlight.” Then we’ll join up Tony Bennett with the Mitch Miller gang for a hit song from “Bye Bye Birdie.” We’ll go “Swinging Down the Lane” with Frank Sinatra then listen to Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forest singing “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely version of “Misty” taken from one of several recording sessions with Quincy Jones. Hear Nat King Cole sing a Bert Kaempfert song that found its way into a Hallmark TV commercial. We’ll bring back Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby as we “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Hear The Lettermen with the theme from the 1961 film, “A Summer Place” followed up by Vic Damone singing a song from “Pal Joey.” We’ll spin records by The Ames Brothers, Lou Rawls, Trini Lopez, Vikki Carr and more. Leave comments see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin gets this great set underway with the song, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Then begin to “Feeling Good” as we listen to the title track from that album by Canadian Michael Buble. The Carpenters sing a great Carole King song followed up by a lovely instrumental from the film, “Hi Lili, Hi Lili, Hi Lo” played by pianist Roger Williams. We’ll listen to one of Doris Day’s charting records called, “Everybody Loves a Lover” followed by a 1964 film track by Henry Mancini from the movie “Charade.” Ella Fitzgerald will sing a toe tapping Irving Berlin number, “Let Yourself Go” followed by Ray Charles singing the song, “Ruby” from his ABC Paramount years. Enjoy an old 1956 Leroy Anderson hit delivered by Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra: “Blue Tango.” Bette Midler sings a song from the Disney film, “Lady and the Tramp.” Hear Tom Jones, Nat King Cole, Terry Gilkyson, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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