Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.26.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Mills Brothers kick off this hour with one of their old favorites, “the Glow Worm.” Tony Bennett takes the stage next with “The Good Life.” Doris Day performs a 1955 hit from the movie, “Love Me or Leave Me.” Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman, Les Brown and Louis Prima’s “That Old Black Magic.” Peggy Lee jingles a little “bling” with “Baubles Bangles and Beads.” Listen to the 1951 hit that established the Mantovani sound called “Charmaine.” Bing Crosby does a Cole Porter song that was also notable hit for cowboy legend Roy Rogers. Barbra Streisand performs a wonderful Fanny Brice song from the Ziegfeld Follies called, “Second Hand Rose”, followed up by a French singing Nat King Cole, “Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup.” Hear great instrumentals by Lawrence Welk, and Nelson Riddle. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Vic Damone launchhttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
es this set with the lovely ballad, “You’re Breaking My Heart.” Then we pick up the tempo with a sock hop hit done by Eddie Fisher. Enjoy and old 1960’s favorite by Ruby and the Romantics, “Our Day Will Come.” Frank Sinatra performs a period song from the film “Ready Willing and Able” followed up with “Just a Simple Melody” sung by Patti Page, and a song from “Bye Bye Birdie” sung by Tony Bennett and the Mitch Miller gang. We’ll team up Louis Armstrong with Bing Crosby for some great New Orleans Jazz singing, “The Muskrat Ramble.” Songwriter Johnny Mercer performs one of his songs with The Pied Pipers singing, “Candy.” Enjoy some period TV music as actor Richard Chamberlain sings the theme from “Dr. Kildare.” Hear hits by the Four Freshmen, Tony Martin, and more. See the lists and leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Actress Judy Garland starts this set with a show standard called, “I Got Rhythm.” Then we’ll hear a jazzy toe tapper by Nat King Cole from 1957 called, “Send for Me.” We’ll spin some fine period instrumentals by Bert Kaempfert, Glenn Miller, Henry Mancini and a jazzy memory by the Al Casey Combo. (thank you Max Floyd!) The Four Lads sing a song from “A Most Happy Fella.” Dusty Springfield sings a sultry number from “Casino Royale,” and we’ll play a funny classic by Allen Sherman, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” (Oy! spell check goin’ nuts here) We’ll spin a classy “west coast Jazz” version of the song, “Taking a Chance on Love” performed by Anita O’Day. Listen to the 1950’s song banned in Boston for being too racy, sung by the Everly Brothers. Hear a period Pete Seeger folk hit performed by The Little Women, “Little Boxes.” (all made of ticky tacky) Listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Steve and Eydie, and Eddy Arnold. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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