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:

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