Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.21.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Robert Goulet kicks off this week’s offerings with a song from the play “Little Me.” Eartha Kitt takes the stage next for an amorous number from a 1952 review that put her on the map. Next we “Get Outta Town” with Mel Torme followed by a great Hoagy Carmichael standard. Peggy Lee will sing a rouser to begin the work week, “It’s A Good Day.” We’ll spin a hit track by Sammy Davis Jr. called, “The Shelter of Your Arms” followed by the jazz standard with Stan Getz and A
strud Gilberto singing, “The Girl from Impanema.” Listen to Brook Benton with his soul classic, “A Rainy Night in Georgia.” We’ll spin great old records by Frankie Avalon (“Why Because I Love You) and Johnny Mathis with the song “Gina.” Listen to hits by The McGuire Sisters, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee starts off this great set with “A Doodlin’ Song.” (feel free to doodle along) Perry Como grabs the mic next with The Ray Charles Singers for “Papa Loves Mambo.” Enjoy some great film and Broadway music: Doris Day with a song from “Pal Joey”, The Four Lads with a number from the Marilyn Monroe movie, “Bus Stop”, Connie Francis with the theme from “Where the Boys Are”, and Sarah Vaughan from the show, ‘Damn Yankees.” Enjoy Tony Bennett with his hit standard, “I Left My Heart If S.F.” We’ll spin Frankie Valli with “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, Jerry Wallace’s “Primrose Lane”, and we’ll track Robert Goulet with “I’ve Got The World On A String.” Laugh a little with Phil Harris’s “The Thing.”, Instrumentals by Harry James, Mantovani, and Jackie Gleason. See the play lists leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Drifters launch this hour where the Neon lights are bright, “On Broadway.” Then we’ll go where the lights are always bright and play the Elvis hit “Viva Las Vegas.” Dean Martin teams up with The EZ Riders for their 1956 hit, “Memories Are Made of This.” Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sing a romp of a Cole Porter song heard in the film “High Society.” We’ll go “Up a Lazy River” with Kay Starr followed by Nat King Cole’s chart hit from 1962, “Rambling Rose.” Dinah Shore performs a song from “My Fair Lady.” Sing along with Mitch as the Mitch Miller Gang sings, “I’m Lookin’ over a Four Leaf Clover.” Engelbert Humperdinck sings one of his hit songs from 1967, “The Last Waltz.” Hear the 1954 hit by The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.” Hear songs by Connie Francis, Louis Prima, Dianne Reeves and more. Listen at:

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.14.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra opens this set with his 1966 hit from the album of the same name, “That’s Life” with Ernie Freeman and his orchestra. Next you’ll hear the 1960’s “mondo film” hit sung my Andy Williams, “More.” Enjoy some toe tapping “west coast Jazz’ with Anita O’Day as we “Face the Music and Dance.” We’ll listen to Bing Crosby and Actress Judy Garland in a 1954 recording as they verbally square off with “Ya Ta Ta, Ya Ta Ta.” Enjoy a cuppa “Black Coffee” with the sultry voice of Julie London. Enjoy some great instrumentals by Les Brown, Al Hirt, David Rose and Ray Anthony. We’ll spin a huge charting hit by The Carpenters as they sing, “Top of the World” followed up with Glen Campbell’s version of “Dream Baby.” Barbra Streisand sings hit written by Paul Williams for the movie, “A Star is Born.” Hear songs by Jimmie Rogers, Barry Manilow, Bobby Vee and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin launches this juke with a signature standard for Dino heard in the film “the Caddy.” Frank Sinatra takes it next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra for “Makin’ Whoopie.” Doris Day performs her signature song from the film “Romance on the High Seas.” We’ll slip off our “shoozies” with Sarah Vaughan as we “Make Ourselves Comfortable.” Nat King Cole is next with a heart-warming song performed with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus, “That Sunday, That Summer.” Enjoy a song taken from Barbra Streisand’s first album, “My Name Is Barbra,” “I Got No Strings.” Glenn Yarborough performs a hit theme song from a 1960’s Steve McQueen film called, “Baby the Rain Must Fail.” Hear Al Martino sing a wartime favorite about “the Lady of the Lamplight.” Listen to Sam Cooke with one of his many hits, “You Send Me.” We’ll track songs by The Fontane Sisters, The Mills Brothers, fulfill a request for Ronnie and The Daytonas and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters open this hour with the theme from the 1956 film, “Picnic.” Tony Bennett takes the stage next for a “Goodfellows” favorite called “Rags to Riches.” Just as we’re getting out our lawn rakes we’ll track the Roger Williams performance of the song, “Autumn Leaves.” We’ll track a recording featuring Les Brown and his Band of Renown with The Ames Brothers singing a great Glenn Miller standard, “Sentimental Journey.” Harry James and his Orchestra follow it up with Rosemary Clooney singing “In the Cool Cool of the Evening.” Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with “If My Friends Could See Me Now!!” Then we’ll team up Bob Hope and Bing Crosby for “Chicago Style.” Listen to Louis Armstrong with a great song from “Hello Dolly.” Enjoy a Rogers and Hart standard sung by the Lettermen, “Where or When.” Hear Nat King Cole with a rousing version of the jazz standard “Avalon”, and Perry Como’s great comeback hit, “It’s Impossible.” We’ll track records by Brook Benton, Ella Fitzgerald, Chad and Jeremy and more. Listen at:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.8.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole opens this set with a jazzy toe tapper called “Walkin’ My baby Back Home.” Then, Eydie Gorme takes the stage for her lovely rendition of the song, “Love Letters.” New
York’s Jerry Costanzo follows with a good old Blue Eyes standard, “Can I Steal A Little Love.” Listen to the Les Elgart orchestra with “The Bandstand Boogie.” Enjoy some big band with Les Brown and Doris Day singing, “S’ Wonderful” and the great Glenn Miller swing standard, “In the Mood.” Hear Frank Sinatra with the theme about that city that never sleeps followed by actress Judy Garland with some film music, “Meet Me In Saint Louis.” Well spin some great records with Tony Bennett (Just In Time), Frankie Laine with his latter 40’s hit single, “That’s My Desire” and Burt Bacharach’s “Magic Moments” sung by Perry Como.” Hear Kay Starr, Robert Goulet, The Four Preps and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The McGuire Sisters launch this great set in full harmony with one of their many charting hits, “Sincerely.” Engelbert Humperdinck performs the international hit, “Quando, Quando.” We’ll spin a track with Sergio Mendez and Brazil with the song, “Pretty World.” Hear the Dixie Cups with their hit standard, “Chapel of Love.” We’ll sail somewhere “Beyond the Sea” with Mister Bobby Darin followed by a fun ditty by Pearl Bailey singing, ‘Takes Two to Tango.” Put on a little “attitude” with Peggy Lee as she sings “Pass Me By.” Hear great film music with Walter Huston’s memorable performance of a song from the movie “Knickerbocker Holiday.” Vic Damone sings a snappy song from “Pal Joey” followed with a Cole Porter standard sung by the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald. Hear Frank Sinatra (Paper Moon) Shelly Fabares, Harry James and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barbra Streisand takes the stage for a fun song written by Milton Berle. Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters team up for “Dreamers Holiday.” Listen to Margaret Whiting perform a song from “South Pacific.” Listen to the great Mario Lanza with “Be My Love.” (by request) We’ll hook up Rosemary Clooney and Guy Mitchell for a number from the film “Pagan Love Song.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next for a song about the Windy City. Get ready to cut a rug with a boogie standard performed by a talent from Wellington, Kansas. Chuck Miller does “The House Of Blue Lights.” Hear some classic television music with Henry Mancini’s “the theme from “Charlie’s Angels.” We’ll spin a Burt Bacharach/Hal David track sung by BJ Thomas followed by a 1966 hit song by Petula Clark. Hear Buddy Knox, Andy Williams, Doris Day and lots more. Listen at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.31.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Lads open up this set with a popular song from the Broadway play, “Gypsy.” The English gentleman, Matt Monro, takes the mic next with his 1961 hit song, “My Kind Of Girl.” Peggy Lee struts her stuff with a bluesy rendition of “I’m A Woman.” Hear some Greenwich Village folk with the one charting hit song from the Village Stompers. You’ll hear a Sinatra set starting with daughter Nancy’s 1966 hit, “Sugar Town” then dad steps in with “Pennies from Heaven.” We’ll get some attitude from the Raylettes giving Ray Charles some “what for” with the song, “Hit the Road Jack.” Dusty Springfield follows up with one of her great songs, “Son of a Preacher Man.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney as we “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Hear Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Annette Funicello with the Beach Boys, Louis Armstrong and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett launches this hour with the song “If I Ruled the World.” Dean Martin opens his closet next for some genuine Italian Mambo. Next, listen to MGM’s Joni James with “Purple Shades.” Then we’ll slip in a little James Taylor with a good old Drifters hit song. Great instrumentals with Benny Goodman, Raymond Lefevre, Bob Crew, and Al Delory. The Mills Brothers perform one of their many period hit songs, “Cab Driver.” We’ll track a little Elvis with the song, “It’s Now or Never.” Hear a classy Nat King Cole Trio rendition of “Sweet Lorraine” followed up with a live performance of The Lettermen singing “Going Out Of My Head.” We’ll drop in a request for some more King Sisters singing a period big band novelty tune called, “The Hut Sut Song.” Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Andy Williams kicks off another great set with a snappy early recording of his hit song, “Butterfly.” Ed Ames is next with lovely hit from the Broadway play, “I do, I do.” Listen to Vikki Carr as she performs her 1967 hit song, “It Must Be Him.” Introducing our luminous vocalist of the great American songbook Jerry Costanzo with his great big band performing “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” Petula Clark sings one of her hit records, “I Know a Place” followed up with Mr. Al Martino performing a dance floor version of the song, “Volare.” We’ll spin some Dionne Warwick singing one of the many songs penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Next hear Ray Charles and the Singers with their 1960 hit record, “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Frank Sinatra sings a songbook standard with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, “Old Devil Moon.” Enjoy a couple of “summer” selections from Nat King Cole and Percy Faith. Listen to Brenda Lee, Kai Winding, Bobby Vinton and more. Go to:
— with Jerry Costanzo.