Monday, October 5, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.5.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin kicks off this hour with a feel good hit called, “Lay Some Happiness on Me.” Then enjoy some great period folk with The Kingston Trio. Peggy Lee jingles a little bling with “Golden Earrings.” Nat King Cole sings a great 1950 hit song that spent 8 weeks on the top of the charts. We’ll play the 1958 one hit wonder from Art and Dotty Todd. Hear some great big band with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. You’ll hear Frank Sinatra’s rendition of a great Cole Porter standard with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Enjoy Bobby Darin’s biggest come-from-behind hit that Bobby said would never fly. “Mack the Knife.” You’ll hear a 1961 charting hit from a group that also did period jingles for Coca Cola: The Limeliters sing, “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week.” Barbra Streisand sings, “He Touched Me.” We
’ll track a 1960’s hit by Chad and Jeremy: “Willow Weep for Me.” Hear Brenda Lee, Ricky Nelson, Elvis and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Andy Williams launches this set with another feel good number called, “That Old Bilbao Song.” Then listen to a 1950’s charting hit for a group that sang a lot of backup for Nat King Cole: The Four Knights sing, “I Get So Lonely.” The Carpenters carry off a good ol’ Herman’s Hermits hit, “There’s a Kind of Hush.” Jo Stafford performs a sultry version of “Teach Me Tonight” with Paul Weston’s Orchestra. Then Frank Sinatra steps in with a jazzy version of “Same Ol’ Saturday Night” followed by Sammy Davis Jr who picks up the tempo with “Falling In Love With Love.” Dinah Washington takes the stage next with a saucy rendition of “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t.” (spell check goes nuts here) Hear great instrumentals by Frank Mills, (Music Box Dancer) Valjean’s Theme from Ben Casey and a big band standard with John Williams and the Boston Pops. Listen to some great MGM film music with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, The Sandpipers and many more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat thisss week-kah, Jukebox 3: Perry Como steams into this segment with his 1950’s sock hop hit, “Jukebox Baby.” Then we’ll hand the microphone to Dino as Dean Martin sings, “Powder Your Face with Sunshine.” The Chordettes sing their version of a song remembering a period Greek romantic film nominated for Academy Awards in 1960 “Never On Sunday.” Louis Armstrong gets light footed with his rendition of “Takes Two to Tango.” Listen to Ray Charles with his smooth hit version of a great Hoagy Carmichael standard, “Georgia on My Mind.” We’ll remember “A Very Special Love” with actress Debbie Reynolds followed up with The Four Knights singing with Nat King Cole, “If I May.” Introducing New York’s Jerry Costanzo singing and directing his great orchestra for his current hit single, “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” We’ll spin hit records by Pat Boone, Doris Day, and team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra for the “Tennessee Birdwalk.” Listen at:

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