Monday, August 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.24.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Lena Horne opens this set with a signature performance of the song, “Stormy Weather.” Then Louis Prima takes up his horn and blows thru here, and the “Music Goes Round and Round.” Louis Armstrong takes up his toot and sings, “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” Hear Jo Stafford’s 1951 chart hit, “Shrimp Boats” then The Ray Conniff singers with the song, “Young At Heart.” Enjoy some class folk music with the Kingston Trio, a trip to “Mocking bird Hill” with Patti Page, followed by “The Glow Worm” with the Mills Brothers. We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra for a little “saccharine cowboy” music. Judy Collins sings the lovely scripture song taken from Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Listen to Glen Campbell with the theme from the film, “True Grit.” We’ll play Jack Jones, Pat Boone and a request for Dick and Dee Dee. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this hour with a jazzy version of “Mississippi.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for some film music from The Yellow Rolls Royce, “Forget Domani.” Hear the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with the song “Sherry.” We’ll spin a 1963 folk hit by The Rooftop Singers. Listen to instrumentals by Billy May, Reg Owen, and David Benoit. Vic Damone performs a song from the film, “My Fair Lady.” Actress Debbie Reynolds sings a song from the movie “Tammy and the Bachelor.” Perry Como remembers the film, The King and I singing the song “Hello Young Lovers.” Johnny Mathis performs an old Errol Garner hit song covered by just about every easy listening artist of the day, “Misty.” Listen to Gale Storm, Tony Bennett and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this vinyl stack with a hit from the play, A Most Happy Fella”. Dino sings “Standing on the Corner” with the Four Lads. Peggy Lee is next with a fun song of concession called, “Alright, Ok, You Win.” Then we’ll warm things up with The Mills Brothers performing a good ol’ Les Brown hit. Listen to Fats Domino with the hit song, “My Blue Heaven.” We’ll spin a 1951 hit for Nat King Cole, “Too Young,” followed by Sarah Vaughan’s, “A Sinner Kissed an Angel.” You’ll hear Bing Crosby with Fred Waring perform a signature song for the oldest male collegiate singing group in the country. (hint: Cole Porter was a member) Hear a “big sky” set with Gogi Grant, Hugo Montenegro, and Loren Green. Hear songs by Eddie Fisher, Al Hirt, Doris Day and a request for The King Sisters. Listen at:


  1. Hugo Montenegro's GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY brings back happy memories. For about 20 years it was the theme music for the Saturday night radio show "The Coodabeen Champions" in Australia. They also had a segment which was introduced by playing Perry Como singing "Memories are made of this." Great days for radio listening!

  2. oops, a senior moment -- just remembered that the Perry Como song they used was in fact "Magic Moments" !!

  3. Hugo did a couple of other film scores. "Hang Em High" and "Our Man Flint." I had the "Red Flint Phone" sounder on my cell phone for a little while. Til I changed phones. Need to get that back if not for "priority messages."

  4. I ran into Perry's "Magic Moments' being used as a track in a recent British film based on Doug Adams' "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" For me, the track has always been a reminder of a more innocent time. In the film, it is used in juxta-position to a rather diabolical scene. Creeped me out. Which I'm guessing was their intention. :)