Monday, November 23, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.23.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Petula Clark kicks off this set with a hit song she begged her producer not to release. She said, “It’s wrong for me.” Twas a huge 1966 hit. “My Love.” Buddy Greco takes the Vegas stage next for his version of “Around the World.” (I LIKE it!) Bill Murray channeled this fellow for his singing lounge act schtick for Saturday Night Live.” Then we’ll track a great Harold Arlen song performed live in Paris by Diana Krall. Hear some fine film music as Vic Damone sings the theme from “Gigi.” Enjoy some period chart hits sung by The Four Preps, Simon and Garfunkel, The Dixie Cups and The Classics 4. Hear Frankie Laine and the EZ Riders perform a 1950’s favorite, “Love is a Golden Ring. “ Hear the 1968 instrumental song that finally kicked Percy Faith’s “Summer Place” out of the number one position as the top instrumental hit of all time. Hear Nat King Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra as Nat sings, “To the Ends of the Earth.” Frank Sinatra does a swingin’ version of “When You’re Smiling.” Hear Peg
gy Lee’s biggest pop chart hit single, “Fever.” Listen to songs with Jimmie Rogers, Johnny Mathis and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Henry Mancini Orchestra opens this hour with a hit song written by Paul Anka for The Tonight Show. Then we’ll hop aboard a rocket ship, “Destination Moon” with Dinah Washington. Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with her rousing take on a great Dave Brubeck standard, “Take Five.” Hear Robert Goulet croon a lovely version of the Bob Lund hit, “Mamselle” followed up “Just in Time” with Dean Martin. We’ll go to the back of the rack for a Brit Hit with Peter Asher and Gordon Waller singing, “Lady Godiva.” We’ll spin some great Big Band with Harry James’ “Cherry” and Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra doing a swinging Tommy Dorsey song, “Opus One.” Bobby Darin takes the microphone for one of his late 1950’s charting hits, “Dream Lover.” Then we’ll just “Dream” a bit with The Pied Pipers and Jo Stafford. Sit back and enjoy one of Don Mclean’s most beautiful songs that he composed about artist Vincent Van Gogh. Listen to Sergio Mendez, Patti Page and more. See the lists and leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sarah Vaughan launches this hour with a jazz standard, “How High the Moon” performed here by one of the most distinctive voices of the era, Sarah Vaughan. Tony Bennett is next with the Count Basie Orchestra singing a song about that Windy City. Connie Francis sings a hit song composed by a woman from the KC area, Betty Blasco: “My Happiness.” (thank u Phil) We’ll team up Frank and his daughter Nancy for their 1966 hit song, “Something Stupid.” Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera take the Vegas stage for “Jump Jive and Wail” followed by an easy goin’ tune called “A Doodling Song” by Peggy Lee. Get your kicks on “Route 66” with Nat King Cole. Listen to a “workin’ song” with The Vogues and they sing, “Five O’Clock World” followed with a great Australian group called The Seekers doing, “A World of Our Own.” Glen Campbell sings a song voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 500 songs of all time composed by Jimmy Webb. We’ll spin records by Joni James, Al Martino, Lawrence Welk and more. Listen at:

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