Monday, July 6, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.6.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Will everyone here kindly “Step to the Rear” as the Marvelous Marilyn Maye kicks off this great set of golden hits. Dean Martin is next to “Lay Some Happiness” on ya. Enjoy one of several period novelty songs performed by The Gaylords: “The “Little Shoemaker.” Rosemary Clooney recalls a hit song from the film “the Harvey Girls.” Doris Day sings a song from the Broadway play “Pal Joey.” We’ll spin some great instrumentals by Henry Mancini, Hugo Winterhalter with pianist Eddie Heywood, and Tommy Dorsey. Don McClean sings one of his beautiful hit songs, “Castles in the Air.” We’ll team up Frank Sinatra with Keely Smith for, “How Ya Fixed For Love.” Nat King Cole takes a stab at a rock n’ roll hit with his 1957 song, “Send For Me.” Pat Boone performs one of two charting hits for that year, “Love Letters in the Sand.” Hear songs by Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Rydell, and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Seekers kick off this segment with a film hit called, “Georgie Girl.” The Crew Cuts follow up with their 1950’s charting hit originally called, “Life Could Be a Dream.” More popularly known as “Sh-Boom.” Here a Lettermen hit giving you two songs for the price of one, “Memories” and “Traces.” Frank Sinatra performs a song with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, “It Happened in Monterrey.” We’ll play a song one reviewer called “the perfect theatre song,” “April in Paris” sung by Rosemary Clooney. Listen to Vic Damone as he sings a Broadway hit from, “West Side Story.” Hear the ol’ maestro, Lawrence Welk as he conducts his orchestra’s 1961 hit, “Calcutta.” Hear the lovely voice of Sarah Vaughan as she performs the song, “Eternally.” We’ll spin songs by Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, The Vogues and more. See the lists leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Louis Armstrong toots out and sings the great Broadway song, “Hello Dolly.” Harry Belefonte is next with his rowdy 1950’s hit song, “Jump in the Line.” Listen to Judy Garland with a great Gershwin song heard in the 1943 movie, “Girl Crazy.” Hear Della Reese sing her 1959 chart hit, “Don’t You Know.” Frank Sinatra takes it “Nice N’ Easy” with Nelson Riddle and his orchestra. Enjoy a lovely song performed by the man who also sang the theme from the television series, “the Love Boat.” Mr. Jack Jones sings, “Lollipops and Roses.” Hear Doris Day’s signature song from the film, The Man Who Knew Too Much.” We’ll reunite the Limelighters for their fun 1961 chart hit, “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week.” We’ll team up the great jazz pianist George Shearing with Nat King Cole for the song, “Let There Be Love.” We’ll spin records by Bobby Goldsboro, Les Baxter, Peggy Lee and much more.

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