Monday, August 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.17.15

On The Neon Beat This Week, Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr. begins this set with his 1968 hit song from the musical “Golden Rainbow”, “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” Frank Sinatra is next with a Cole Porter standard, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Hear the song, “Only a Paper Moon” sung by Ella Fitzgerald with the Delta Rhythm Boys. We’ll match up Tony Bennett with Canadian jazz diva, Diana Krall with, “The Best Is Yet to Come.” The Nat King Cole Trio performs a period WW2 hit, “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” Dinah Shore sings a fun song performed by Bob Hope in the film, “The Paleface.” Listen to more film music by The Four Lads, “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Dean Martin sings his signature song also heard in the film, “The Caddy” with Jerry Lewis. We’ll track great songs by the Fontane Sisters, Pat Boone, Joni James and more.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Mel Carter launches this hour with his biggest charting hit, “Hold Me, Thrill Me” followed by folk singer Gale Garnett with “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine.” Dean Martin croons a smooth Alfredo version of “Blue Moon.” Hear Vic Damone with a snappy song from “West Side Story” followed by a 70’s memory from Carly Simon. Enjoy a smooth selection from Porgy and Bess sung by Robert Goulet followed by Barbra Streisand singing a song from her first 1964 album, “My Name Is Barbra.” We’ll play great instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Ferranti and Teicher, and Henry Mancini. Listen to Ella Fitzgerald with a toe tapper from “Kiss Me Kate” and Nat King Cole with a rendition of a good old Harry James/Judy Garland hit. Lotz’ more. Leave comments and see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tony Bennett opens this juke with a jazzy version of what has become a Christmas song from “The Sound of Music.” Next, you’ll hear the “English Seafarer” with the song that would give him that nickname. Roger Whittaker sings, “The Last Farewell.” Hear some bouncy Broadway with Dionne Warwick’s, “Promises, Promises.” Hear The Mantovani Orchestra with a smooth rendition of a Victor Young song from the film “Around The World In 80 Days.” This is followed by Andy Williams with a song from an award winning film starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. Enjoy a toe tappin’ version of “Bill Baily” performed by Bobby Darin and then, a bawdy performance of “The Gentleman Is a Dope” by Jo Stafford. Laugh a little with “44 Sycamore” by the amazing Phil Harris. Listen to Dinah Shore, Les Baxter, Patti Page and more. Listen at:

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