Monday, October 19, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10-19-15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett opens this week’s great lineup with a song, its melody taken from an opera. Tony sings, “Stranger in Paradise.” Next we’ll remember a quartet from the 1950’s and 60’s that opened for actress Judy Garland and were frequently seen on Ed Sullivan, Hear “The Hi Lo’s sing, “Keep Your Sunnyside Up.” Rosemary Clooney sings a song from the musical “Wake up and Dream” followed by Dean Martin with “I Will.” Enjoy a Disney favorite performed by Phil Harris as Ballou the Bear from “the Jungle Book.” Hear a sentimental favorite sung by ol’ Blue Eyes. Sinatra sings, “There Used
to be a Ballpark.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye with rousing version of a great Jerome Kern song, “The Song Is You.” Actress Marilyn Monroe performs her signature song from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Hear some requested music with Peggy Lee as she sings a war time favorite, “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe. Much more including hits by Jackie DeShannon, Johnny Mathis, and Lou Rawls. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this set with an old standard performed with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, ‘Blue Moon.” Peggy Lee is next with Benny Goodman right off the stagedoor canteen, with her hit, “Why Don’t You Do Right?” Then a classic period swing piece with Glenn Miller and The Modernaires singing, “Jukebox Saturday Night.” Rosemary sings a film standard from “The Harvey Girls,” followed with a great Paul Anka song performed by The Lettermen, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder.” Hear Jerry Costanzo with “Can I Steal A Little Love.” We’ll team up Louis Armstrong with Bing Crosby for some great jazz, “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.” We’ll hear Kay Starr sing one of her “saloon standards” (as Kay puts it) “You’ve Got to See Yo’ Mama Every Night.” Hear Nat King Cole and his trio do a jazzy version of “Paper Moon,” followed up by the smooth Errol Garner hit, “Misty.” Listen to a Polka standard by Frankie Yankovic (no relation to Weird Al), The Little Dippers, Claude King and more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Perry Como begins this selection with the Ramblers singing, “Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes.” We’ll put Steve and Eydie on stage together, “Cheek to Cheek,” followed by And y Williams singing the great theatre piece, “April In Paris.” Listen to Diana Ross with an award winning film hit, “The Theme from Mahogany.” Sammy Davis Jr sings one of his fine Reprise hits from Broadway, “What Kind Of Fool Am I.” Then Frank Sinatra takes the mic for the song, “It Happened in Monterrey. “ Dinah Washington performs a rowdy version of a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Nat King Cole performs one his many period hit songs, this one, used by Hallmark cards for some of their imaging. Hear Nat sing the song “LOVE.” Listen to some great TV music with Lalo Schifrin’s “Theme From Mission Impossible” and a TV/film song taken from the award winning film, “Good Night and Good Luck” performed by Dianne Reeves. We’ll spin tracks by Connie Stevens, Bobby Vinton, Louis Prima and more. Listen at:

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