Monday, August 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.10.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this set with Vaughn Monroe singing his signature hit, “Racing with the Moon.” Then we’ll track some great Benny Goodman big band: “Goody Goody.” You’ll hear Peggy Lee’s steamy 1958 hit, “Fever” followed up by a record that defined an era: Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Enjoy some fun Rat Packin’ with Frank Sinatra cuttin’ up with Sammy Davis Jr. followed up with Dean Martin. We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby for a good old Bunny Berigan hit: “I Can’t Get Started.” Listen to Johnny Mathis sing one of his many Columbia hits, “A Certain Smile.” Ella Fitzgerald turns up the temperature with a song from “Kiss Me Kate.” We’ll spin hit songs by Andy Williams, Pat Boone, The Carpenters and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr launches this set with an early 1950’s toe tapper called, “Side by Side.” Then listen to the Capitol records hit master Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers singing the song, “Personality.” Dean Martin takes the mic next for a smooth alfredo version of “Under the Bridges of Paris.” We’ll play a late 1940’s standard performed by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” Hear great instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Glenn Miller, and Paul Mauriat. We’ll track songs from the great American songbook sung by Nat King Cole, “Smile” and Sarah Vaughan with “Someone To Watch Over Me.” Enjoy a country set featuring Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell, and Roger Miller. Hear the Four Preps, Connie Francis, Georgie Shaw and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Steve Lawrence kicks off this hour with his 1961 hit, “Portrait of My Love.” Then we’ll remember a Clint Eastwood film called “Kelly’s Heroes” as we play “Burning Bridges” by The Mike Curb Congregation. Hear the Carpenters perform a song heard on Sesame Street and translated into several languages, “Sing.” Frank Sinatra croons one of his standard hits, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” You’ll hear a “touch of tabasco” as we hear Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado do a salsa version of “Magic is the Moonlight.” Enjoy some period big band as we do some “Stomping at the Savoy” with Benny Goodman. Barbra Streisand sings her million seller hit from the film, “Funny Girl.” Actress Judy Garland performs a song dedicated to actor Clark Gable. Hear songs with The Association, Louis Armstrong, Nany Wilson and more. Listen at:

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