Monday, November 2, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.2.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks off another line up of great music as we go “South of the Border” in this first segment. We follow it up with Herb Alpert and the TJB with his first chart hit, “The Lonely Bull.” Patti Page tracks next with “All Her Love” and the Kingston Trio with “El Matador.” Barbra Streisand sings a song that she calls “one of her favorites” in part, written by author Truman Capote. We’ll team up Tony Bennett and Canadian jazz diva Diana Krall for “The Best is yet to Come.” We’ll bring back Frank with Rosemary Clooney for a fun little romp called, “Cherry Pies Outta Be You.” Petula Clark performs a Charlie Chaplin song used in the film, “A Countess from Hong Kong.” Enjoy a fun one hit wonder memory from the land down under, sung by Rolf Harris. Listen to a smooth version of a great Gershwin selectittp://
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald takes off with a song from the TV series “Pan Am.” A brilliant scat interp of the song, “Blue Skies.” Next is a great 1960 TV theme called, “Mr. Lucky” performed by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra, followed by a hit maker from the KC area named Jerry Wallace as he does his 1959 hit, “Primrose Lane.” Doris Day sings a 1958 toe tapper, one of her last charting hits as her film career was taking off. Doris sings, “Everybody Loves a Lover.” Perry Como sings a lovely standard from the film, “South Pacific.” Hear a smooth 1956 song by Oklahoman, Patti Page performing, “Allegheny Moon.” Mel Carter takes the mic for his signature recording, “Hold Me, Thrill Me.” We’ll play a track from the “Swingin’ Session” album with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra and Frank Sinatra singing, “S’posin.” Sing along with Mitch Miller and the gang doing the “Yellow “Rose of Texas.” Marty Robbins, The Mills Brothers and more. See the lists leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Nat King Cole and the Ralph Carmichael Chorus launch this hour as we recall “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Tony Bennett takes the stage next with a great song from the film, “The Sound of Music.” Connie Francis sings her comeback hit, “Among My Souvenirs.” We’ll take a rocket trip with the Ames Brothers, “Destination Moon.” Then rocket out further into space and do a fly-by “Venus’ with Johnny Mathis.” Judy Garland performs some great film music from the golden days of MGM, “The Trolley Song.” Hear some great big band with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Benny Goodman’s “Let’s Dance!” We’ll spin Louis Armstrong’s great rendition of the Broadway hit song, “Hello Dolly.” Frank Sinatra croons a song to take the years off. Old Blue Eyes sings “Young at Heart.” Rosemary Clooney sings a song from the play, “The Pajama Game.” Hear hits by Frankie Laine, the McGuire Sisters, Jo Stafford and more. Listen now at:


  1. Any show that includes South Of The Border and Volare scores high on the "sing along" index for me. (There used to be a chain of discount stores in my home town that had an above-average Muzak system -- the joke in my family was if you were in there more than ten minutes you'd find yourself singing along to the piped music!)

  2. Seemed like Muzak went for cheaper productions of these songs as we advanced into the 70's. Cheaper studio bands doing the standards. "Triple tongued squawk versions" as my dad would say. Lots of Herb Alpert too. I'd joked once or twice on my show, that Stan Getz, Percy and Henry (Faith and Mancini) would have winced at getting into an elevator. And would, hence. rather have taken the steps. :))