Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.12.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sergio Mendez and Brazil begin this hour with a touch of salsa as we open with “Pretty World.” Then Trini Lopez bends them guitar strings with an up-tempo touch on the folk hit, “Lemon Tree.” Listen to a lovely song from the Broadway play “I Do, I Do” performed by Ed Ames. We’ll take a look at the year 1966 and spin a great Petula Clark hit, “It’s A Sign of the Times.” Bobby Goldsboro expresses a little wanderlust with the song, “the Straight Life.” Dean Martin opens his closet for one of his signature 1960’s chart hits, Everybody Loves Somebody” followed up with a swing Jerome Kern song performed by Ella Fitzgerald, “Pick Yourself Up.” Hear a couple of the great period quartets, The Four Lads and The Four Freshmen. Frank Sinatra sings a great Harold Arlen song with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra. Instrumentals by Perez Prado, Herb Alpert, Billy Vaughn and Hagood Hardy. Hear Tony Bennett, Patti Page and Wayne Newton. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Oklahoman Kay Starr kicks off this hour with a cut from one of her most celebrated albums, “Movin:” “Swinging Down the Lane.” Les Brown and his band of Renown are next with “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” Mel Torme takes the stage next with some great music from “Gypsy.” Laugh a little as we team up Dino and Sammy for a little Rat packin’ as they attempt “Sam’s Song.” Frank Sinatra sings a standard that was used in the dark comedy TV sitcom, “Married with Children.” We’ll hear some grhttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
eat big band with Harry James and Benny Goodman. Get set for a touch of the Irish with Dennis Day’s “Clancy Lowered the Boom” and The New Christy Minstrels with “Green Green.” Listen to a soul hit maker from Chicago who was the image voice for Budweiser. Lou Rawls sings ‘Lady Love.” Hear the beautiful “Song from Moulin Rouge” by Percy Faith. Listen to Ed Ames, Rosemary and Betty Clooney and more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bobby Goldsboro launches this hour with one of his most beloved hit recordings, “Watching Scotty Grow.” Then listen to Dinah Washington’s 1959 chart hit, “What a Difference a Day Makes.” We’ll track a 1954 record by one of the hit maker quartets from Canada as the Crew Cuts sing, “Sh Boom.” Al Hirt throws a little honey in the horn with “Sugar Lips” We’ll hear the Chordettes with “Mister Sandman” followed up by one of Perry Como’s 1950’s sock hop hits, “Tina Marie.” Tune in for some smooth Nat King Cole singing the song, “Tenderly.” Lucille Ball performs the hit song from the musical “Wildcat.” Listen to the theme from the hit movie and TV series, MASH, performed by Al De Lory. Get set for a balloon ride with the Fifth Dimension, as we go “Up Up and Away.” Enjoy the theme song from a period James Bond film sung by Shirley Bassey. Listen to hits by Johnny Mathis, Sam Cooke, Roy Rogers and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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