Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.27.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We’ll launch this set amongst the monkeys and the palm trees with Mr. Tony Bennett singing, “In the Middle of an Island.” Then enjoy a bluesy number with Perry Como singing “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Hear some great big band as we go “Leap Froggin” with Les Brown and his band of Renown. We’ll take a cut from Frank Sinatra’s “Swinging Session” LP with the song, “My Blue Heaven.” We’ll remember a 1951 film theme sung by Dean Martin, “Non Dimenticar.” Introducing Jerry Costanzo with his hot single, “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” Doris Day performs a lovely period song used in the movie “Picnic.” Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong team up for a great Cole Porter song performed in the film “High Society.” Listen to Bobby Darin with “Clementine” followed by a 1963 standard by Eydie Gorme, “Blame It on the Bossa Nova.” Hear the Four Knights, Peggy Lee, Glen Campbell and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Ames Brothers kick off this juke with a jazz standard based on a “poker game” reference. “I’d like to Get You on a Slow Boat to China.” Then, “Just Too Marvelous for Words” we bring on the lovely Rosemary Clooney. Nat King Cole sings one of his 1951 hit singles, “A Blossom Fell.” We’ll enjoy a cuppa joe with Frank Sinatra as we hear “The Coffee Song.” Then we’ll team up Rosemary and Frank for a little musical romp called, “Cherry Pies Outta Be You.” Things’ll turn steamy as we crank up the temp with Jo Stafford singing, “Teach me Tonight.” Hear great film music performed by Doris Day, Jerry Vale, Andre Previn, and Harry Nilsson. Listen to a 1963 hit single for Robert Goulet, “Summer Sounds.” We’ll spin some great big band with Benny Goodman. Hear Andy Williams, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Laine and more. See the lists leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Canadian Paul Anka sings one of his latter charting hits, “Goodnight My Love.” Barbra Streisand is next with “Second Hand Rose.” Tony Bennett croons a lovely song from the film, “the Sandpiper.” Here the tight harmonies of the McGuire Sisters as they sing “That Muskrat Ramble” tune. Hear Dean Martin performing one of his country-esk songs, “Houston.” (Dino on the coke bottle) Frank Sinatra follows with “I’ve Got the World on a String.” Listen to a sultry Cole Porter number by Ella Fitzgerald, “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love.” The Mills Brothers team up to sing “Across the Alley from the Alamo” followed by Nat King Cole doing a great Duke Ellington standard. Hear the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with a great song from “Kismet.” Perry Como sings a polka standard with the Fontane Sisters, “Hoop Dee Doo.” Hear Bing Crosby and son Gary with a rag version of “Play a Simple Melody.” Brook Benton, Peggy Lee and lots more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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