Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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.

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