Monday, November 16, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.16.15

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Dean Martin launches this hour with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” (postage paid plz) Then listen to KC’s Marvelous Marilyn Maye with her wonderful rendition of, “Cabaret.” Listen to a lovely 1953 hit based on an old German folk song sung by the Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra. Annette Funicello picks up the tempo with a song from the island beaches, “Pineapple Princess.” Bobby Darin performs a jazzy version of a 1930’s British standard, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square.” We’ll track great instrumentals by Al Hirt, (Java) Sounds Orchestral (Cast Your Fate to the Wind) and Henry Mancini’s Orchestra. (Charade) Enjoy an award winning record for the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Frank Sinatra, “It Was a Very Good Year.” Listen to a period track sung by jazz diva Dianne Reeves from the film, “Good Night and Good Luck.” Hits by The Lettermen, Art Mooney, Jim Reeves and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Engelbert Humperdinck opens this set with his latter 1970’s comeback hit, “After the Lovin.” Sammy Davis Jr takes the stage next with The Mike Curb Congregation for a hit song you can taste. Then an amorous “noir” little song of lonely nights “Black Coffee” and cigarettes with bombshell Julie London. Listen to a song from “Man of La Mancha” performed by Ed Ames, “Dream the Impossible Dream.” Petula Clark sings one of her many 1960’s chart hits, “Kiss Me Goodbye.” Nat King Cole performs a Fred Astaire film number from a recording live at the Sands in Vegas, “The Continental.” Hear instrumentals by Roger Williams, (Born Free) Aker Bilk, (Stranger on the Shore) Nelson Riddle’s “Lisbon Antigua” and one by Herb Alpert and the TJB. We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra with a country hit called, “Jackson” followed by a song by BJ Thomas, “Everybody’s Outta Town.” Hear Burl Ives, Joni James and more. Leave comments, see the playlists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, gets this hour underway with a neat scat interp of the song “Blue Skies.” Then listen to the great Mario Lanza with his signature hit from the film “The Great Caruso.” Hear the Percy Faith instrumental that set the standard for EZ listening music, “The Theme from “A Summer Place.” Nat King Cole sings a sentimental hit song with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus, “All Over the World” followed up with a lovely rendition of “You Belong to Me” sung by Jo Stafford. We’ll do a little Rat Packin’ starting with a fun little tit o’ tate between Frank and Sammy called “Me and My Shadow” followed by Dean Martin singing a great Frank Loesser hit with the Four Lads. We’ll get our ‘shooby do lang langs” on with the Carpenters remembering “Yesterday Once More.” Henry Mancini plays a hit song from a period John Wayne film called, “Hatari.” Hear Canadian Michael Buble, Guy Mitchell, Cathy Carr, Elvis and more. Listen at:

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